Top 10 Inspirational Websites
Sometimes I get blown away with the awesomeness of the regular things in life. The other day I was in the shower (best place to meditate) and was thinking about the Internet.
I rarely think about the Internet in deep ways, yet I use it more in a day that another other object besides my own body. It is SO vast, full of information, and such a great resource for connecting us to others across the globe. I’m thankful for the Internet and its infinite possibilities.
And I’m thankful for the dynamic people whom fill the webisphere with their knowledge, creativity, and inspirational words to help us live a little better each day. I get asked all of the time what websites I go to for inspiration and so I’ve decided to roundup my top 10 fave sites for you (in no particular order):
If you’re a visual person and audible learner, like me, you’ll gravitate towards TED. It is a nonprofit dedicated to Ideas Worth Spreading. Say what? Yep, it’s all about spreading awesome ideas. This site is filled with countless YouTube videos of short talks about BIG ideas. Everyone from famous lecturers to legit “unknowns” speak at TED talk conferences and the site houses the recordings. Favorite part of the site: you can watch like-minded videos via their ingenious Playlist section. Be sure to check out the “Better You” Playlist HERE
Inspiration Station from Entrepreneur.com
Talk about a hub of inspiration! This site pulls together all of the most inspirational content re: success, business, organizations, leadership, and biz icons. Richard Branson is featured a lot, so you know it’s juicy. I appreciate how they organize their content into visual thumbnails; think Pinterest for all things biz inspiration. Everything from full articles to quotes to inspirational pictures are updated each day. I could spend hours on this site.
The Journal’s tagline, “dedicated to a mindful life” is spot on. I’m a huge fan of any info-hub that brings together multiple sectors of life. EJ is a brilliant resource for wellness, spiritual, and creative inspiration. They publish tons of articles everyday, so there is always new inspiration waiting for you. And the layout just makes me smile.
Biz ladies: this woman warms my heart and a stretches my biz-savvyness. I feel like Marie is one of my friends and that’s part of her genius; she dishes out desirable business advice while remaining likeable, relevant, and fun. Truly dynamic site.
Looking for inspiration through design and beauty while simultaneously amping up your biz skills? Look no further than D*S. This site makes me feel more creative by simply looking at it. I love how expansive the breadth content is and yet how succinctly it is published. And make sure not to miss the Biz Ladies section on tips, tricks, and resources for all things business.
The Bold Academy
I discovered the Bold Academy via Twitter several months ago. My mind was blown with how awesome their mission is. I very much align myself with the idea that we must boldly faces our fears/obstacles to truly live the life we deserve. The Academy, is just that: a retreat for awesome-seekers. The Academy’s blog brings joy, “ah-ha” moments, and motivational resources to help get your bold life blooming.
Ok, say what you want about Miss O, but the woman is an icon for a reason: she publishes really good stuff. I go to “O dot Com” for all things inspirational. I watch past episodes of OWN Network goodies, read articles from O Magazine, and find tips/resources for anything from my mind and body to home decor. The woman is well-rounded! Make sure to check out my fave section: Spirit.
I am on this site DAILY for all things health and wellness. Do I want to learn more about meditation? Of course. How about why I might be gluten-sensitive? Uh-huh. What about reading real-life inspirational stories about pain, triumph, and changing the world? Yes please! This site speaks to my multi-passionate heart. Make sure to sign up for their daily email digest (right-hand side of their homepage) for daily inbox love.
A forum of inspiration, love, and joy is the foundation of this site. If I’m ever having a down day, I flock to this site for some pick-me-up. Zen.
Inspiring women is the motto of this women’s forum. For women, by women, and about all things women. I am lucky enough to be a contributor to this site. Did you know that you can become a member and enjoy the perks of being able to connect to dynamic women across the world? I have personally connected with some amazing ladies and will actually be working on some upcoming projects with them due to our shared love of the site and the spirit it brings. The site pulls together blog posts, articles, and pictures to inspire growth, education, and awesomeness.
Phew, that’s a lot of inspiration! I hope you find these sites as wonderfully educational and beautiful as I do.
What are YOUR favorite inspirational sites? I’d really love to hear from you in the comments. (And who knows? Maybe you’ll inspire someone else today.)
Rhonda Hale Warren is a Life Consultant, Coach, and Lifestyle Revolutionist specializing in helping dynamic women get their “awesome” back. Connect with her via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, at at www.rhondahw.com