If you looking to be inspired, I mean really inspired, then you can’t look past these two books and films.
Top Read 1: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Talk about self discovery! This novel may be older with an odd title but don’t let this put you off. It is refreshingly simple, surprising, profound and anything but boring. At one point I felt my soul being shaken, being challenged to feel the world in a new way.
The constant theme in The Alchemist is to pursue your dreams by following what your heart desires. During a young boy’s journey of adventure, he learns to listen to the heart and to follow the language of omens.
Top Read 2: Rising Strong by Brene Brown
I Loved this book so much I started it again. Admittedly I listened to this as an audio book (I would recommend this) which gave it more emotional power. Loaded with personal stories of vulnerability, failure and getting up again then backed up with strategies that actually work. This book strips you back, removes your ego and teaches you what real strength is.
Top Watch 1: The Dawn Wall
I wasn’t sure this documentary would be my cup of tea as rock climbing doesn’t really excite me. This is not a film about rock climbing, it is a moving story about how the human spirit can rise from adversity and is capable of unbelievable feats.
American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention.
Top Watch 2: Icarus
This Film exposes Russian doping in sport. Totally fascinating the whole way through. An unlikely story of inspiration, I found myself challenged by a different nations value system and inspired by the risks taken to exposed the truth. There are some comical moments and watch out there are quite a few needles that had my husband covering his eyes.
Icarus is a 2017 American documentary film by Bryan Fogel, which chronicles Fogel’s exploration of the option of doping to win an amateur cycling race and happening upon a major international doping scandal when he asks for the help of Grigory Rodchenkov, the head of the Russian anti-doping laboratory.
There you have it, these will keep you fuelled up until next time.