Episode 51: Thrive by Arianna Huffington (GPG Book Club)

Thrive > Guinea Pigging Green

Welcome back green guinea pigs!

In today’s episode, Steph and I talk about one of our favourite books on the importance of cultivating wellness in our lives: Thrive by Arianna Huffington.

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Thrive is an excellent compilation of mindfulness studies, wellness championing, and thought-provoking quotes. We hope some of our favourite quotes she included inspire you too:

“My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.” -Imam Shafi’i

“Everything changed the day she figured out there was exactly enough time for the important things in her life.” -Brian Andreas

“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.” -Fr. Alfred D’Souza

Listen to the rest of the show for more of Huffington’s balanced, inspirational perspectives on life! Lots of love this Tuesday,

— Laura

Episode 44: The Go Giver by Bob Burg (GPG Book Club)

A photo from Stephanie's blog Life in Limbo, on her finding Inspiration in March.
A photo from Stephanie’s blog Life in Limbo, on her finding Inspiration in March.

Welcome back to GPG Book Club!

Because Steph and I will do just about anything Marie Forleo tells us to, we followed her advice and read the Go Giver. You can listen to the episode by clicking on the player above or by subscribing to our iTunes channel.

(If you’re subscribed to our channel already, you’ll notice we posted the episode a few weeks ago. We promise new episodes as soon as Steph gets back from her yoga teacher training adventures!)

This book intrigued me for a couple of reasons:

  • A major theme is that success comes from being generous
  • The main character learns to become a go giver (not a go getter) in a corporate setting.

Ok no spoilers. Did you read the book? Are you planning on it? Let us know in the comments below or join in on the conversation on Twitter.

Have a great week!


Episode 41: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Tiny Beautiful Things >> Guinea Pigging Green

Hi beautiful people!

Sorry for the mini hiatus of the show! I’ve left Korea and am currently travelling around Southeast Asia so it’s taken me a little while to find my rhythm again. But thanks for sticking with us and listening to the show today. It’s the first episode of the Guinea Pigging Green book club and we’re talking about a book that’s had a big impact on both of us, Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed. You can listen to the show using the player below or by subscribing to us on iTunes


For anyone who doesn’t know, this book is a curated collection of advice columns – the letters and responses – from the Dear Sugar feature on The Rumpus that was written by Cheryl Strayed.

On the show we talk about lots of things, including:

  • the reasons we think this book is so beautiful and so meaningful
  • why the idea of the ghost ship that doesn’t carry us is so helpful
  • some of our very favourite quotes and concepts from the book, including ideas about real love, carrying the water yourself, and advice for recent graduates
  • the awesome, fabulous new podcast Dear Sugar Radio hosted by Cheryl Strayed and the original Dear Sugar, Steve Almond

If you’ve read the book, let us know what your favourite moments from it were in the comments below or on Twitter or Instagram. Thanks for listening!