I love TED talks for the sheer variety and diversity. I always come away feeling like I have learned something or that I am thinking about something in a new way! Also they are short - no longer than twenty minutes so really I should not have to wait until there is snow to watch one or two!
Since we here in the south are really snowed in it is the perfect chance to check out TED.
So here are a few that I recently watched and want to share with you:
This one is just cool! May have to see about checking this out the next time we are in Washington DC
Ryan Hollday: To hear this music you have to be there literally
This is such an important message! I wish every person would listen to this particularly parents, doctors and school health educators! As someone who has struggled with weight all her life, who was put on a 1000 calorie a day diet at 13 and who has been fat-shamed all of her life, I wish I knew this years ago. Now I am focus on my health - eating mindfully, exercise, tuning into my body and taking care of body and soul! Let's focus on teaching our kids to be healthy - not a BMI number or number on a scale! As you can see, I have some strong feelings about this!
Sandra Aamodt: Why dieting usually doesn't work
This makes me want to read Sheryl Sandberg's book Leaning In even more. While I know there is controversy about the book in terms of its applicability across class lines, I am impressed how the book and the work of her foundation are crossing international borders. I just watched the most recent one - I need to go back and watch her original talk!
Sheryl Sandberg: We leaned in...now what?
Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders
Finally I watched this one. Powerful piece from a COO about business being about more than profits.
Harish Manwani: Profit's not always the point
This is just so cool! The idea of adding time to Google Earth!
Frederick Kaplan: How to build an information time machine
And here are two on the positive impact of video games. So if you are a parent worried about your children playing video games - watch these and feel better!
Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life
Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world
Here are some that are very popular and also on my favorites list!
Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability
Ken Robinson: How Schools Kill Creativity
Susan Cain: The power of introverts
Here are some I need to check out! I have these bookmarked on my TED app so I can find them.
Shereen El Feki: A little-told tale of sex and sensuality
Paul Piff: Does money make you mean?
Suzanne Talhouk: Don't kill your language
In addition to TED here are a few of my favorite sources for news about religion and spirituality. I share frequently from these sites on my Facebook Page, Twitter and Google+ Yes I now have a Google+ page - please come like it if you are a Google+ user.
Huffington Post Religion
Rachel Held Evans
On Being Both
So what do you like to read and watch? What inspires you? Let me know in comments!
I am always looking for new things.