The Brightside: The Books, Films & Podcasts That Have Changed Our Lives For The Better
In this week’s issue of the Brightside, our Banabae team share with you the books, films or podcasts that changed their lives for the better. The snippets of wisdom that inspired change and personal growth.
Film: The True Cost
This is the film that inspired me to start Banabae! I had been working in fast fashion throughout my 20’s and early 30’s. I knew that I was working in an industry that was extremely questionable both ethically and environmentally. Seeing this film brought all of that into focus for me. I was truly shaken after watching it for the first time and knew from that point I needed to make some changes. I think it is a film that everyone should watch! We are all consumers and should all understand the true cost of the clothing we wear. All the way down the supply chain.
Book: Stolen Focus. By Johann Hari
Could not put this book down! It is all about what Hari calls the ‘Attention Crisis’. I love how he interwove his personal story of living device free with examples of exactly how our phones, along with other distractions affect on our day to day cognitive function. These distractions have a disastrous knock on effects for our health, freedoms, and the future of our planet. A book that may scare you a little a first but also offers a light at the end of the tunnel with solutions via the fight for legislation against surveillance capitalism, as well as personal tips to help claw back our focus. A book I feel every parent needs to read!
Book: This One Wild And Precious Life. By Sarah Wilson
Film: 2040. By Damon Gameau
Podcast: Turia Pitt Is Hard Work
Book: The Girl Who Fell From The Sky. By Emma Carey
SHOP BOOKS FOR ADULTS AND KIDS
The Montessori Toddler
Camping Around Australia
Ultimate Road Trips: Australia
50 Risks To Take With Your Kids.
Kindness Makes Us Strong