The beginnings of kriyā were heavily influenced by NPR Guy Raz’s “How I Built This” podcast. The podcast demystifies entrepreneurship by sharing the stories of well known brands/entrepreneurs including their motivations, successes and struggles.
We are constantly influenced by our surroundings so the stories we choose to consume have an impact on our own stories. Storytelling has many forms: books, movies, podcasts, articles, dance, and fashion - just to name a few!
Sharing some of our current favs:
Criminal is one of those podcasts I listen to when my brain needs a break. It's become my go to especially when I’m driving. Criminal is about - well, you guessed it - criminal activity. The creators describe it as “stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.” Episodes range from very real (and gruesome) to somewhat comical! I love that there are so many different types of stories: some that take you back in history and some that pertain to what’s going on around us now. If you’re interested in true-crime stories this is a podcast you should check out. And if you scare easy, trust me it's really not that bad!
Book: Year of Yes
I’m in the midst of reading Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes (creator of Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy). In Year of Yes, Shonda Rimes takes you on her journey of saying yes to things in all aspects of her life, mostly things that scare her. It really encourages you to face your fears and try out something new.
Show: Game Of Thrones
So I’m super late to the game...but I just finished Game of Thrones! Literally everyone around me watches this show and when they talked about it I had no clue what they were saying. “White Walker”… what is that even? John Snow who? I finally succumbed and gave it a try. Tried once, tried twice...honestly it was hard to get into, but I guess third time's a charm! Finally got through season 1 and made it to the season 7 finale. It is very intriguing and gets better as the seasons go by. I totally understand the hype now!
Book: The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton
Botton is one of my favorite authors (maybe because he is a dreamy intellectual European ;)). He humanizes the less acknowledged aspects of human life. In The Art of Travel, he zones in on the moments in between going from your home to the beach you saw in a postcard and the wild, erratic thoughts you may experience while looking out the window of a moving train. (Aside: Train thoughts are a so interesting....) I love traveling and am always game for a new experience; however, this book is a good reminder that it is not necessarily the adventure that will bring you fulfillment.
Audiobook: Sapiens by Yuval Harari
Recommended by my girl Neepa, this is an interesting dive into the history of our species. From biological evolution to the agricultural revolution, Harari gives insight on all things human. By exploring our genetics and shared history, Harari draws conclusions to help understand human actions in present day. If you are ever curious about why humans may think, act or feel a certain way, I highly recommend this book! #lifeisarace
Song: Bachche Ki Jaan
If you know me and understand Hindi, it may come as no surprise once you hear the chorus...kidding! It's a fun tune from Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor’s movie, 102 Not Out, and will definitely put some pep in your step. Haven’t seen the movie yet, anyone know if it’s worth watching?
Let us know your favorite stories! We will keep sharing ours as they change :)
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