All the awesome things you should read, watch, and listen to this year
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Recharge your downtime, commute, and Sunday afternoons! 

Whether you’re craving a read that feels like a summer Friday in a book, or a podcast full of dating advice, we’ve got you covered. 

Here are inspirational and feel-good books, movies, and podcasts for anyone looking for motivation in this new decade. 2020, we’re ready for ya!

Books that’ll change the way you look at life

Gmorning, Gnight! Little Pep Talks for Me & You

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Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda ✨ . . . . Picked up this book yesterday at @halfpricebooks while exploring the self help section. It was a rough day, that’s a story for another time. . . . . Lin-Manuel began sharing his powerful messages on Twitter and his brilliant words resonated with all of his followers from around the world. In this book, you will find his most wonderful affirmations for the beginning and ending of each day. . . . . So far, I am loving it! If you are in need of a good laugh, pick me up or to feel a little less lonely, this is the book for you! . . . #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #halfpricebooks #review #selfhelp #anxiety #mentalhealth #affirmations #gmorninggnight #poetry #booklover #bookworm #atx #plantsofinstagram #plantlady

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These words by Lin-Manuel Miranda and drawings by Jonny Sun will boost your everyday with pure joy. Every page is like sitting with an encouraging best friend, a wise grandparent, and a lovable pup who thinks you’re the best. Sold yet? 

The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable

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I’m so excited to finally be able to share with you guys the book I’ve been working on for the past year and a half: “The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable” out March 10, 2020!! It’s available for pre-order right NOW through the link in my bio and in my stories by swiping up! I just wanted to say that am SO grateful to everyone who participated in this book. All of the people I interviewed wanted to share their stories with the hope that what they went through might help others on their journeys with forgiveness. Their stories are moving, heartbreaking and inspiring. They have all overcome incredible experiences, and I hope you find them as inspiring as I did. Forgiveness is a complex topic. I’ve come to learn that. It means something different to almost everyone, and it is something we all will find ourselves dealing with at some point in our lives. That is why I wanted to write a book about it. A book for people of all ages and all faiths. My hope is that this book will offer tools to help others in their journey with forgiveness. I can’t wait for it to come out and to go on book tour and have healing conversations around this topic. I hope you will join me! Pre order the book NOW, and stay up to date on all the exciting things we have going on leading up to the book coming out March 10th! #thegiftofforgiveness

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Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt’s new book is all about learning how to forgive. Because… can’t we all use a little more forgiveness in our lives — in one way or another?! (It’s available for pre-order now, but officially comes out on March 10.)

Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

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Less than 2 weeks to go! #superattractor

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If you’re looking to connect with life on a deeper level — this book is for you. Gabrielle Bernstein offers methods to help you align yourself with the universe, and ultimately bring more light into your life and the world around you.  

Girl, Stop Apologizing 

This book by Rachel Hollis is all about inspiring women to a.) stop talking themselves out of their dreams and b.) start going after what they want. SO MUCH YES. And if you haven’t already read it, Girl, Wash Your Face is another must-have for your shelf.

So Vegan in 5

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11 days to go until So Vegan in 5 is published! We’re still pinching ourselves that we have a cookbook coming out and the closer it gets to publication day, the more real it’s all starting to feel. Growing up neither of us imagined in a million years that one day we’d be authors of a cookbook. It’s so crazy to look back at all the random things we’ve done and the path that has led us to where we are today. Before So Vegan, we both worked in the music industry but we were always searching for more. Eventually we found veganism, which led us to start So Vegan and here we are 3 years on and we’re both sharing the same passion and thirst to show people how easy and delicious creating vegan food can be. We put our hearts and souls into creating So Vegan in 5, and we worked day and night to make sure that we produced the best cookbook possible. Modern life doesn’t make it easy for us to go plant-based so when we were thinking about what the cookbook would be, we knew we wanted to make it easier than ever before for everyone to eat delicious vegan food. So we decided to create a 5-ingredient cookbook to prove once and for all that vegan food can be easy, accessible and totally delicious. . Let’s bring vegan food to the masses! #SoVeganIn5 is available to pre order on amazon (link in bio) ✌️ . Big love! Roxy & Ben

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Sick of recipes with tons (and tons) of ingredients? So Vegan by Roxy Pope and Ben Pook features 100 5-ingredient recipes. The nutritional information is also included for each recipe so you can make sure you’re getting what your body needs!

The Joyful Vegan

“If they have wings, they want to fly. If they have legs, they want to walk.” It’s lines like these that make Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s book a burst of motivation to live more compassionately.  

Insightful movies & documentaries


The sled dogs will melt your heart. The story will touch your soul. And the bond between dogs and humans will make you want to adopt allllllllll the furry friends. 

The Call of the Wild 

February 21st can’t come soon enough. Based on the classic novel by Jack London, The Call of the Wild is sure to be an irresistible watch for animal lovers. 

The Game Changers

You’ve likely heard of The Game Changers already. But whether you’re a plant-based eater or not, this documentary offers a fascinating perspective from an elite special forces trainer, as he travels across the world to find out the optimal diet for human performance.


This movie starring Christina Ricci may have come out nearly 15 years ago (seriously) but the message of self-love doesn’t have an expiration date. Plus, Reese Witherspoon plays a kind-hearted rebel. Enough said. It’s available for $3.99 on YouTube and if you ask us, it’s worth the four bucks.

Podcasts that’ll give you all the feels

Finding Fred

Finding Fred will give you all the compassionate, empathetic feels you need in 2020. Carvell Wallace — author and cultural critic —  inspires listeners to figure out how they can channel more of Fred Rogers in their worlds. 

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

If you’re on a mission to manifest more happiness in your life (particularly during your commute), start with this podcast.  There are more than 200 episodes to choose from and every one just seems to say exactly the thing you wanted to hear. 

Modern Love

Stories of “love, loss, and redemption” — that’s exactly what you’ll hear on this podcast. And listening to the stunningly brilliant essays read by notable personalities (like Alicia Keys and Kristen Bell) is truly experiencing a work of art.

The Viall Files

Did you love the flick He’s Just Not That Into You? Or the podcast Dear Sugars? If you answered “yes” to either one of those questions — you’ll love The Viall Files. While Nick Viall is known for his multiple stints on “The Bachelor,” The Viall Files is more of a dating advice podcast than a reality show gossip fest (that’s why it’s on our list!). 

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