When You've Got to Encourage Yourself - A Dear Wednesday Exclusive



Dear Wednesday,


When we gathered together to work on #DearWednesday for this week, we wanted to provide you an exhaustive list of encouragement that will last you the rest of the year to include websites, books/articles, podcasts, songs, quotes, Youtubes and Instagram accounts.


When challenging times come, we all need a word from somewhere and somebody who can speak to our hearts like no one else. This Dear Wednesday is dedicated to the inspiration that is inspiring us everyday. May it inspire you as you practice self-love, self-acceptance, and unlocking your full potential as a human being.


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Our Most Inspirational Websites for 2019

  • Discover the Power of You with Mel Robbins - Take me there now

  • Now Is the Time to Build Your Legacy with Nicole Walters - I'm Ready

  • Maed - Eat. Nurture. Glam. Live. With Denise Vasi - Level Me Up

  • Live. Love. Matter with High Performance Coach Brendan Burchard - Get his FREE High Performance Habits book or his FREE The Motivation Manifesto book here.

  • Ready to declutter as lifestyle? Becoming Minimalist is for you. I need this for me.

  • Learn another language for FREE forever with Duolingo (also a top App). Bienvenido.

  • Upgrade your Professional Life. Read a book a week. Learn. Stretch. Grow with Avil Beckford, The Invisible Mentor. Here.


And in case you're in the mood for a dietary change... we've got the Vegan Chocolate Chip Zucchini muffins for you to try this upcoming holiday season from Pickles & Honey, a vegan website (@picklesnhoney).

Check them out now.




Our Most Inspirational Books and Articles for 2019

Download the books to Audible for easy listening or order them via Amazon or where books are sold.


  • The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs - A story of a 38-year-old woman who faces death and destiny. Grab it here.

  • Judgment Detox: Release the Beliefs that Hold You Back From Living a Better Life by Gabrielle Bernstein. I want to reduce the petty.

  • How to Bullet Journal and Organize Your Life (A Step-by-Step Guide) by Carl Pullein (an article) - Learn here.

  • How To Make Your Relationship Amazing: 6 Secrets From The Top Marriage Researcher featured on the Barking Up the Wrong Tree Blog - Upgrade your relationships now on the blog.

  • The MisAdventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Ray - I need a laugh right now.

  • Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling - A collection of essays on weight to love to contentment and beyond.

  • The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson - Definitely a must read.

Our Most Inspirational Personalities and Podcasts for 2019


  • Why Won't You Date Me? By Nicole Byer - @nicolebyer (a podcast on self-image and beyond) - This is your morning wake up.

  • Where Should We Begin? From Esther Perel (a podcast about relationships, struggles, co-parenting and more) - Listen In.

  • On Being with Krista Tippett (a podcast on meaning, social healing and the arts) - Try this before bed.

  • Dr. Eric Thomas - (@ETTheHipHopPreacher) - Follow His website here and listen to his The Secret to Success podcast here (This is mind-blown revelation)

  • Paul Getter - (@Nerds) on IG - This instagram was created by a very successful nerd who worked his way in to wealth.

  • Mindset Therapy - (@mindset.therapy) on IG...because sometimes our thoughts need to be challenged.


Honorable Mentions

  • Mented Cosmetics (@mented) on IG: This makeup company was created by minorities to celebrate ALL skin. This page not only posts about make up but also motivational words and photos.

  • Dr. Nicole LePara - (@the.holistic.psychologist) on IG: Teaching you to heal and create new versions of yourself.

  • Shahida Arabi - (@selfcarewarrior) on IG: Teaching you to identify toxic relationships and celebrate being empathic and sensitive.

Our Favorite Tunes this Year



  • “This is Me”- From the Soundtrack - The Greatest Showman

  • “I Choose Joy” For King and Country

  • “Reckless Love” Bethel Music feat. Steffany Gretzinger

  • “Bird Set Free” Sia

  • "Sound of Rain" Solange

  • "Be On My Way" H.E.R.

  • "My Power" The Lion King: The Gift - Beyonce and more

Quotes and Scriptures that Feed Us in 2019


  • "I don’t have any time to stay up all night worrying about what someone who doesn’t love me has to say about me." Viola Davis (we agree)

  • “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else” P.T. Barnum The Greatest Showman 

  • “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10, The Bible

  • “Rise up ... take courage and do it.” Ezra 10:4, The Bible

  • “If you fall-and trust me, you will- make sure you fall on your back. Because if you fall on your back, you can see up. And if you can see up, you can get up. And you can keep going and going and going.” Hoda Kotb

  • “People get scared when you try to do something, especially when it looks like you're succeeding. People do not get scared when you're failing. It calms them. But when you're winning, it makes them feel like they're losing or, worse yet, that maybe they should've tried to do something too, but now it's too late. And since they didn't, they want to stop you. You can't let them.” Mindy Kaling

  • “To Me, Failure is Not Trying, Rather than Not Succeeding” Sara Blakely (Founder of Spanx)

And last but certainly not least...


The YouTubes Giving Us Life in '19



And that's a wrap.

We want you to walk away inspired, on fire, and empowered toward your next level.

We can't wait to see how you get there and who you inspire along the way.

Please share your stories with us by commenting below or leaving us a message.


Much love from Your #DearWednesday Lifestyle Strategists

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