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Authored by Nexus Family Healing on January 25, 2024

As we begin 2024, we asked the employees at Nexus Family Healing what some of their favorite books and podcasts are that they’ve found helpful in improving their mindsets or well-being, setting goals, or helping on a journey of personal growth. Check out the list below for some of our employee picks for inspiration for the new year! 


  • “Into  the Wilderness” by Brene Brown
  • “Only Love Today: Reminders to Breathe More, Stress Less, and Choose Love" by Rachel Macy Stafford
  • “Between Two Kingdoms” by Suleika Jaouad 
  • "Dare to Lead” by Brene Brown
  • “The Mountain is You” by Brianna Wiest
  • “Battlefield of the Mind” by Joyce Meyer
  • “Talking to Strangers” by Malcom Gladwell
  • “Finding Me” by Viola Davis 
  • “Burnout, Burnout, Burnout the Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle” by Emily Nagoski
  • “Calm Your Thoughts: How to Stop Overthinking, Stop Stressing, Stop Spiraling, and Start Living” by Nick Trenton
  • “Life is Messy” by Matthew Kelly
  • “Leading in Tough Times” by John Maxwell
  • “Three Magic Words” by  Uell Andersen
  • “Badass Affirmations, The Wit and Wisdom of Women” by Becca Anderson
  • “When the Past is Present: Healing the Emotional Wounds That Sabotage Our Relationships” by David Richo
  • “Balance: Positioning Yourself to do all Things Well” by  Toure' Roberts
  • “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • “Meditations from the Mat” by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison
  • “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod
  • “Never Quit On A Bad Day” by Phebe Trotman


  • “Wonderful!”- A McElroy Podcast
  • “What the HR!” Podcast – Twin Cities Society for Human Resource Management
  • “Perfectly You Podcast” - Brooke Kanitz
  • “Racialized Trauma is Solvable” – Solvable
  • “The Teacher’s Mama Podcast” – The Teacher Mamas
  • “Win Make Give” – Ben Kinney 
  • “The Psychology of your 20's” – Jemma Sbeg
  • “Becoming Nature Podcast” - Carina Lyall
  • “Aware & Aggravated” - Leo Skepi
  • “We Can Do Hard Things” - Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach 
  • “10% Happier” - Dan Harris  
  • “The Mel Robbins Podcast” – Mel Robbins 
  • “All There Is” - Anderson Cooper 
  • “Renegades: Born in the USA” – President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen

Download the full list here.

Nexus Family Healing is a national nonprofit mental health organization that restores hope for thousands of children and families who come to us for outpatient/community mental health servicesfoster care and adoption, and residential treatment. For over 50 years, our network of agencies has used innovative, personalized approaches to heal trauma, break cycles of harm, and reshape futures. We believe every child is worth it — and every family matters. Learn more at nexusfamilyhealing.org