Below you’ll find a list of podcasts, videos, and audiovisual content to enhance your personal growth journey. We’ve vetted these materials and hope they will be useful healing resources. We’re always adding to this list—make sure to follow us on social media so you can stay updated on what's new.
Anxiety, Calm, & Over-/Under-functioning - Brené Brown, Unlocking Us
A look at anxiety and some of its origins, how it shows up during difficult times, and how to develop a calming practice.
Experience, Strength & Hope
Grace & Gratitude One Day at a Time - Bea, SoberCast podcast
This is a share from Sister Bea on the SoberCast podcast. This is specifically about Bea's journey of recovery in AA but I think it offers ESH to anyone on a healing journey. Bea is open, honest and funny as she shares her story.
Gratitude: The Short Film - Louie Schwartzberg
These powerful six minutes are worth watching again and again. It's a beautiful visual experience narrated meditatively that encourages you to evaluate the way you go through each day.
Insight Timer - Meditation app
Insight Timer is a meditation app that has an extensive library of meditations, talks, and music. There is a wide variety of topics and lengths of meditations, you have lots of options to choose from. The free version is quite robust, but there's also a paid version. Available for both iOS and Android.
Soul Space - Christian meditation app
If you're looking for a Christian meditation app, Soul Space is a great option. They offer daily meditations as well as various other courses. Available for both iOS and Android.
Why Walk When You Can Fly - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Stones in the Road
Struggles are a reality of life—but it's also a reality that we can choose how to live as we move forward. Sometimes the road to recovery feels like a long trudge. Then there are moments of freedom that take us by surprise—when we fly instead of trudge—and we want more. So we take the next step.
Precious Illusions - Alanis Morissette
This live recording paints a beautiful picture of what children's brains do to protect themselves from trauma, and how those coping mechanisms continue into adulthood—even when they no longer serve us.
Just for Today - India Arie
I came across this song while looking for something else and I'm so glad that I did. This might be helpful when you need to be reminded that recovery and healing is a one day at at time journey.
How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime - Nadine Burke Harris
Many people don't realize that untreated trauma can lead to significant health issues. A pediatrician and the Surgeon General of California, Harris speaks of the tangible affects of trauma on our brains and bodies.