Dickens, James, Austen, Wharton, Conrad, Millay, Epictetus, Aurelius, Emerson, Chuang tze, Wordsworth, etc.
PBS, NPR, BBC, This American Life, Masterpiece, Midwife, Wolf, Frontline, Nova, Nature, MI-5, Modern Family, 30 Rock; Funniest Videos, Sex and City, Curb Enthuisiasm, House of Cards (BBC), Moth, TED, Radio Lab, etc.
Brazilian, Broadway musicals, American song-book, classical, traditional Asian, smooth jazz, ethnic, etc.
Italian, Indian, Middle Eastern
2. Fitness and health
3. Insights from Eastern philosophies.
4. Helping others.
And your take on the possibility and practicality of:
"Keep a green bough in your heart, the singing bird of love will come." (Chinese Proverb)