Have you ever watched a TEDTalk? TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading; an excellent source for inspiring movements, ideas, research, and more. Here are 8 TEDTalks and 1 You Tube that have inspired my life. Do you have a TEDTalk you like that is not on this list? Please do let me know.
8.) YOUR ELUSIVE CREATIVE GENIUS, by Elizabeth Gilbert – Are you saying that we all have the ability to be a “Creative genius?” Well, creativity does reside in the right brain, and engaging our right brain does produce healing and recovery. Creativity is innate suggests author Elizabeth Gilbert:
7.) THE HABITS OF HAPPINESS, by Mattieu Ricard – “No one wakes up in the morning, and says, ‘May I suffer all day'”. Taking a peak inside one’s mind and heart rather than outside resides the reservoir of well-being suggests Buddhist monk, Mattieu Ricard:
6.) SURPRISING LESSONS, by Jia Jiang – 100 days of rejection therapy? What? I’ve never heard of it… but Jiang has. Overcoming any fear takes practice. How do you handle rejection?
5.) WHAT IS MINDFULENSS?, by Jon Kabat-Zinn (You Tube) – In this short You Tube video mindfulness expert Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn defines “What is mindfulness?” and discusses the hard work and rewards of practicing mindfulness.
4.) CAN DEPRESSION BE GOOD FOR YOU?, by Neel Burton – Depression colors every aspect of the lives it effects — from work to health, from eating habits to close-relationships. But does it have a positive side, too? Neel Burton explains how the some forms of depression may be rooted in auspicious qualities and the onset of depression can be beneficial in the long-term.
3.) POWER OF ADDICTION & ADDICTION OF POWER, by Gabor Mate – Canadian physician Gabor Maté is a specialist in terminal illnesses, chemical dependents, and HIV positive patients. Dr. Maté is a renowned author of books and columnist known for his knowledge about attention deficit disorder, stress, chronic illness and parental relations. His theme at TEDxRio+20 was addiction — from drugs to power. From the lack of love to the desire to escape oneself, from susceptibility of the being to interior power — nothing escapes. And he risks a generic and generous prescription: “Find your nature and be nice to yourself.”
2.) NATURE, BEAUTY, GRATITUDE, by Louie Schwartzberg – Sometimes nature has something to teach us, if we can just slow down to listen:
1.) VULNERABILITY, by Brene Brown – In this inspiring video, author and public speaker, Brown suggests vulnerability is the root to human connection, healing, love, creativity, and joy. In efforts to be vulnerable, I’ll admit, I’ve watched this video 7 times in the last year… Here have a look at my #1 TedTalk: