3 Inspiring Podcasts to Boost Your Mood

3 Inspiring Podcasts to Boost Your Mood

November 16, 2020

By: Brooke Davidson // @brooke_being

 

 

We’ve all been there: uninspired and unsure of what to do with our time. And while it’s okay to sit with that feeling, it can become a bit draining at times. This is when it can be helpful to have an inspiring podcast to turn to -- to put on while cleaning the house or working outside or walking the dog. Depending on your specific interests, you may enjoy some of the podcasts below:

Do the Thing with Melissa Urban

Podcast description: “Eating healthier, exercising, setting boundaries, managing your money, recovering from addiction, healing from trauma, eliminating toxic relationships...we all have a thing we've been working on, but despite our best intentions, we just can't make it stick. This new podcast from Melissa Hartwig Urban, Whole30 co-founder and #1 New York Times best-selling author, explores what’s been missing every time you’ve tried to do the thing, so you can finally change the pattern and level up for good.”

Personal description: This is the podcast I turn on when I want to feel inspired and empowered by very real stories. I love this show because it covers everything from hiking to career building yet feels incredibly cohesive all the while. I always end an episode feeling uplifted and motivated to, well, do the thing. 

 

Tara Brach (..with Tara Brach)

Podcast description: “Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance, True Refuge and Radical Compassion. Tara shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that address the value of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to our world.”

Personal description: Tara Brach weaves together western psychology, eastern philosophy, and plenty of light hearted jokes in a podcast that explores how to live more mindfully. These episodes have a dharma-talk vibe to them, and always leave me feeling more grounded.

 


The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

Podcast description: “Lewis Howes is a New York Times best-selling author, 2x All-American athlete, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur. The School of Greatness shares inspiring interviews from the most successful people on the planet—world-renowned leaders in business, entertainment, sports, science, health, and literature—to inspire YOU to unlock your inner greatness and live your best life.”

Personal description: What better way to find inspiration than to hear stories of those who have faced and overcome challenges before us? This podcast is great in that it shares the trials and triumphs of so many successful people in a very real and raw way. I end each episode incredibly motivated to keep chasing my dreams - no matter what obstacles I may currently be encountering.

 

Over all...

...Podcasts are a great way to remember that we are not alone in facing our challenges; so many others have faced these same hardships and felt these same feelings. By listening to the stories of others we find both empathy and empowerment -- a truly lovely cocktail.

 

 

 

Brooke is a contributing author for Tada Rugs. Tada Rugs is a 5x7 yoga mat disguised as an artistic area rug that you never have to put away. Tada is short for tadasana, or mountain pose, and our own backyard in the San Juan Mountains of Durango, Colorado is where we find our inspiration. Check out our new designs, enter for a chance to win a new Tada Rug, and be sure to follow us for deals and insider specials! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, or contact us through our website! Tie a room together and bring your practice home.



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