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What Keeps YOU Motivated? Here's what you sent...



  • The Happy Healthy Nonprofit, by Beth Kanter & Aliza Sherman. Their research on nonprofit wellness practices brings us great info, assessments & examples. 
  • Grounded, Bob Rosen
  • Brene Brown (multiple recs)
  • Chip & Dan Heath (multiple recs)
  • Give & Take, Adam Grant 
  • Start With Why, Simon Sinek
  • Guide to Nonprofit Leadership, Joan Garry 
  • The Bible
  • Hope in the Dark, Rebecca Solnit
  • What Does It Mean to Be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy, Robin DiAngelo
  • Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in without Going Crazy, Joanna Macy
  • Tribe of Mentors, Tim Ferriss
  • You Are a Badass, Jen Sincero 
  • Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living, Shauna Niequist
  • The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity, Julia Cameron
  • High Octane Women: How Superachievers Can Avoid Burnout, Dr. Sherrie Bourg Carter 
  • Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Taming Your Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way, Rick Carson
  • Being Peace, Thich Nat Hahn
  • MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It, Marshall Goldsmith
  • What do you say after hello? Erik Bern
  • Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play When No One Has The Time, Brigid Schulte
  • "Read books that are not related to work. One is "Guapa" by Saleem Haddad, about being gay in the Middle East during turmoil."
  • (Other) Recommended Authors: Eckhart Tolle, Harold Kushner, Maria Nemeth. Starhawk. Tony Robbins. Byron Katie. Abraham Hicks.
  • All About Love (& anything else by) bell hooks
  • StrengthsFinder series, Gallup
  • Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, Ashlee Vance
  • "I purchased an app, Blinkest, with condensed versions of books. I've been able to read Good to Great, The Leadership Challenge, What Would Google Do, etc... in a set of "blinks" which are no more than 20 minutes."

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“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation

...and that is an act of political warfare." 

-- Audre Lorde