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My September Picks: Books, Blogs, Podcasts, & Shows I'm Tuning Into

My September Picks: Books, Blogs, Podcasts, & Shows I'm Tuning Into

BOOKS

The Broke & Beautiful Life

OK, I'll admit, I haven't officially cracked the spine on this one, but I am chomping at the bit! This book's subhead is, "Big City Dreams on a Small-Town Budget." AKA: It was written for me! Getting ahold of my finances has been a main focus of mine for the past couple months, and I sincerely think this book will help me.

Find The Broke & Beautiful Life on Amazon.

Whole30

For those who don't already know, I am starting my first round of Whole30 on September 11. I bought the book because it outlines everything I need to know before diving in. It covers recipes to advice to what to expect each of the 30 days. Find the Whole30 suite of books + cookbooks here.

Follow along my Whole30 journey here.


BLOGS

Thrive Global

Recently, I cannot get enough of the Thrive Global blog! I follow Thrive and its Founder/CEO, Arianna Huffington, on LinkedIn, and every single day there seems to be a blog post I'm interested in reading. The community covers everything from "The Mindset That Will Set You Up for Long-Term Success" to Men's Health.

Check it out here!


PODCASTS

Mind Body Green

Admittedly, I'm not a huge podcast listener (but I want to be!) I don't listen to podcasts regularly, but I have had many recommended to me, which makes me anxious to start. This month, I plan to tune into Mind Body Green, a podcast dedicated to healthy living, with special guest appearances by people like Melissa Hartwig (creator of Whole30!)


SHOWS

Insecure

I LOVE this show. Available on HBO, Insecure follows Issa Rae through the trials and tribulations of her early 30s. Often funny and sometimes serious, it's both a commentary on the racial tensions in the U.S., as well as modern dating. Issa is adorable, quirky, and talented. 10/10 recommend (we're currently in season 2!)

The Good Place

In this NBC show, Kristen Bell (Eleanor) finds herself in The Good Place, a Utopian community in the afterlife (i.e., heaven)—but she's not supposed to be there. With flashbacks to the mistakes she made when she was alive on earth, she tries to navigate The Good Place and become a person worthy of living there. This show is clever, cute, smart, and downright happy. Not to mention, there are some serious plot twists!

The Ranch

Let's talk about the Netflix original The Ranch. This show was recommended to be by Netflix after I finished watching That '70s Show all the way through (for the second time). The Ranch stars Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterston (and Sam Elliott), with guest appearances by Debra Jo Rupp and Wilmer Valderrama (so, basically, it's That '70s Show 2.0). It's a show about cowboys in small town Colorado. I didn't like it at first, but now I'm hooked, and I'm counting down the days until the next season.


That's it for this month!

Comment with your favorite books, blogs, podcasts, and shows, so I can check them out and feature them in upcoming months!

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