I’m bringing back Favourites, but instead of weekly, I’m going to share my favourites with you monthly. This gives me time to really sift through things and only give you the best. Of course, I’m not sponsored by any of the products/projects/people I mention, so you can be sure that I genuinely like whatever I present to you.
You ready for it? Let’s go…
Favourite Comedy Show
I’ve watched quite a few good comedy shows this month, so choosing my absolute favourite is a toughy… But I’d have to say that the comedian who impressed me most was Neal Brennan in his Netflix show “3 Mics”. Neal stands behind 3 different mics, and behind each, he shares a different aspect of his humour. Behind one mic, Neal gives us giggle fits with one liners. Behind the next, he goes on a pretty typical (although, I must say, very clever) comedy rant. And behind the middle mic, we see Neal. What I mean is, Neal gets very real and introduces us to his battle with depression and his troubling relationship with his father. He does this in a way that I was moved and, at the same time, in fits of laughter. Neal is pushing the boundaries with his comedy, he allows us to connect with him on a soulful level, while giggling about the madness that is life.
This has to be “Emotional Agility” by Susan David. Susan manages to explain how to obtain emotional health in an entertaining and relatable way. Very simply, we learn how we can become “hooked” on our emotions without understanding much about how to cope with them. Susan teaches us why we have emotions. They’re not just annoying or enjoyable experiences, they actually have a purpose. And if we listen to and acknowledge our emotions, we actually develop more complex and sophisticated pathways of intelligence. We can make better decisions, feel more connected to our loved ones and live more satisfying lives.
Favourite TV Show
Did you know that we didn’t know much about our sexual experience before a gynaecologist named William Masters began researching it in 1957? Fascinated by the physiological process of sexual encounters, Masters began to study the subject at a time when it was highly taboo to even discuss sex. He ran into a lot of resistance from his colleagues, but was supported by his research assistant Virginia Johnson.
I can understand the resistance… Masters and Johnson were monitoring individuals using electrodes, while they observed them masturbate or have sex with a partner. The experiments were considered filth! Masters was accused of being a pervert. But it is thanks to him that we now know so much more about this important element of ourselves – our sexuality.
From hilariously awkward experiments, to glimpses into their personal lives, we can watch how their story unfolded, in a tv show called “Masters of Sex”.
Favourite Easy Snack
I came across a video on Jamie Oliver’s YouTube Channel, where Tim Shieff – a world champion freerunner – gives a super simple recipe for sweet potato wedges. They are so easy to make: sweet potatoes, paprika, oil, pop them in the oven… Delicious. So addicted.
I hope you enjoyed my favourites! Please give me a “like” if you did. It is great for me to know which blog posts you enjoy most. And let me know in the comments below if you try any of these out and what you think.
Sending you love!