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Podcasts for Cultivating Positivity and Strength

Listen to our curation of uplifting podcasts that will make you feel happy, powerful and more confident than ever before.

By URLife Team
11 August 2021
Podcasts for Cultivating Positivity and Strength
For guidance and hope: We Can do Hard Things with author and activist Glennon Doyle
Author of successful books like Love Warrior and Carry on Warrior, Doyle is no stranger to making people feel better with her words—and now she’s doing it in her own voice. When asked about starting a podcast, she said “I wanted it to be real people talking about real life” and that promise is kept throughout this engaging series structured around the hard things people face in their lives—touching upon important topics like anxiety, sobriety, family, infidelity, boundaries, food and body.

 

 

For improving psychological well-being: The Verywell Mind Podcast, hosted by therapist and mental health trainer Amy Morin
Sometimes all you need to hear is an expert’s advice—and that’s exactly what this podcast offers. Listen to exclusive interviews with motivational speakers from around the world, who share their guidelines for keeping your mind safe and sound. In a different weekly segment (under the same podcast) named ‘Friday Fix’, Morin talks about common mental health-related issues and how to fix them by practicing quick, action-based exercises.

 

 

For body positivity: I Weigh, hosted by actor and activist, Jameela Jamil
Jameela Jamil wants you to love your body—even when it’s hard. Never the one to shy away from speaking her mind about issues like toxic diet culture and misogyny, Jamil is what you call a bona fide feminist. And she’s bringing that unapologetic attitude on her podcast which talks about self-image and self-love while answering the elusive question, ‘”How to feel confident in your own skin?”

 

 

For work-related advice: Better Life Lab hosted by best-selling author Brigid Schulte
It is an undebatable fact that we spend a better part of our lives at work. And even though the lines between offices and homes have blurred ever since the pandemic struck—you’re still going to have to set boundaries in order to easily manage your job. This podcast offers scientifically proven, fact-based ways to make your professional lives better and explains how work is ultimately connected with happiness.

 

 

For that cozy feeling of someone reading to you: LeVar Burton Reads hosted by Emmy award-winning actor LeVar Burton
Have you ever had someone read a book to you in a soft and mellow voice? If yes, then you know what we’re talking about. Tune in to this comforting podcast as LeVar Burton reads short stories by both classic and contemporary authors like Michael Cunningham, Steven Millhauser, Anjali Sachdeva, and many more. This is the ultimate form of self-care—and you deserve it. It is an undebatable fact that we spend a better part of our lives at work. And even though the lines between offices and homes have blurred ever since the pandemic struck—you’re still going to have to set boundaries in order to easily manage your job. This podcast offers scientifically proven, fact-based ways to make your professional lives better and explains how work is ultimately connected with happiness.

 

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