TO BE HONEST, I listened to two of these and watched the third. I am sharing them with you because I think each one is wonderful in its own unique way. Also, I would recommend reading The Wim Hof Method rather than listening, so you can easily reference all the information, but definitely listen to Green Lights. And though I watched Virgin River on Netflix, I have heard the books are even better! Right now, I’m all about easy reads.
The Wim Hof Method, by Wim Hof
Have you heard of Wim Hof, the Iceman? Here’s a blurb from the back of his book. “Wim Hof has a message for each of us: ‘You can literally do the impossible. You can overcome disease, improve your mental health and physical performance, and even control your physiology so you can thrive in any stressful situation.’ With The Wim Hof Method, this trailblazer of human potential shares a method that anyone can use—young or old, sick or healthy—to supercharge their capacity for strength, vitality, and happiness.”
After listening to this fascinating look into his life and methods, I downloaded his App and started doing the breathing on my own. I was looking for ways to boost my immune system, because it feels like an important time to take our health into our own hands. When I first started, I could barely hold my breath for a minute. Now, I’m up to three and a half minutes and shooting for four. I love it and feel highly energized.
Green Lights, by Matthew McConaughey
It turns out that Matthew McConaughey is not only a great actor, but a great storyteller too. The book is drawn from his diaries of a life well lived. I appreciated his humor, his honesty and his wisdom, as well as the little glimpses of trouble he got into, because, hey, haven’t we all gotten into a bit of trouble along the way? An extremely heartfelt, entertaining, and inspiring book.
Virgin River, by Robyn Carr
Since Robyn Carr (the author of the Virgin River books that inspired the Netfix series) and I have the same publisher, and since her titles have sold over 27 million copies, I thought I better watch it and possibly learn a thing or two. Immediately, I was struck by the gorgeous scenery. I’m a sucker for Canada, and though the imaginary town of Virgin River is supposed to be in California, it is filmed in Vancouver. We’ve (Todd is watching it too) only finished season one, but I highly recommend it if you enjoy small towns, big characters, and a dash of romance and mystery. Each episode ends on a major cliffhanger, which definitely is keeping us hooked. It’s relatively light and a perfect escape from the world right now!