August 06, 2020 | Posted by Heather Dominick
I’ve been asked a lot during these Exceptional Times of 2020 how I’m staying sane, remaining grounded, continuing to lead my community of fellow Highly Sensitive Leaders from around the world with grace and overall just keeping my sh*t together as I face some major personal life changes as a result of these times as well.
Soooo … I thought it would be fun to share on the first Friday of each month what I’m reading, watching, listening to (and tools I’m using, too) to keep myself moving forward through these times. Here’s where I’m at this month…
1. The Wall Of Moms Protest – I’m pretty obsessed with these incredible moms in Portland, Or. I’ve read about them, watched them on YouTube and listened to interviews. They are inspiring and a symbol of the positive change we all have the opportunity to create through and beyond these Exceptional Times.
2. Incidents In The Life of A Slave Girl, by Harriot Jacobs – I’m a lover of history when it’s told from the human story perspective (shouldn’t it all be?) and this read is so telling of how far we have NOT come, but with some determination and shift in perspective thinking where we truly have the opportunity to go forward into the 2020s and beyond.
1. President Obama’s Eulogy for John Lewis (CNN) – A deep demonstration of respect and true leadership. If you haven’t watched the full eulogy it is worth the 40 minutes. A valuable reminder for all of us.
2. Money Heist (Netflix) – My Sweetheart Husband, Stephen, and I don’t always have the same taste in what we want to watch, but we are both loving this super fun Spanish drama (with just the right amount of a telenovela touch that I’m loving while also not turning Stephen off :)) It’s a great escape from the massive amount of change we’ve been managing together over the last few months.
3. That’s Ridiculous! (NY Times) – A great video showing the honest reactions of young internationals in response to how the United States has chosen to handle the Coronavirus pandemic. “The video is fun yet disheartening, especially to any proud American. When ordinary citizens from other advanced economies are aghast upon learning about our reality, it makes us realize that what we accept as normal is actually far from it.”
Always valuable to get an outside perspective (and I just also happen to also agree with them).
1. Tara Brach (Podcast) – I loved my training time with Tara Brach and always find her work a nourishing resource. If you are needing a way to calm and calibrate your highly sensitive nervous system, Tara’s voice always does the trick for me (as well as the focus of her great body of work).
2. Daily Activation (Product) – www.dailyactivations.com – I, honestly, don’t typically like to listen to or watch my own teachings, but I was recently reflecting on how far we’ve traveled collectively in such a short time since March 2020 and so I went back to listen to one of the 40 Days of Daily Activations I began leading right when the global pandemic first hit and, if I do say so myself, I was massively moved and impressed! And now have committed to building them into my own daily practice and am finding them incredibly supportive to stay steady and strong as we continue this bewildering journey of 2020 that’s not going to change anytime soon. I invite you to join me. You can get your own copy here.
1. Order Form to The Universe – This has been my go-to energy management tool over this last month. I’ve used it every day to keep myself focused, grounded and somewhat sane as I’ve navigated moving to TWO new homes (which never would have been my personal choice) to support my Sweetheart Husband and I being able to provide for both our personal safety and our professional needs through this global pandemic. If you are faced with any level of confusion (and truly who isn’t these days) this free tool is extremely supportive. My gift to you.
Hope you find something useful (or just plain fun) in these recommendations to support yourself with keeping it all moving forward during these Exceptional Times as a Highly Sensitive Leader.
I’d love to hear what you’re reading, watching and listening to as well; I’m always open to being introduced to something new and will happily give you credit if it’s something I end up latching onto. Just comment below and let me know. 🙂
We will continue to transcend these times – together.