Tag: TED

girl friends are good friends

face-to-face friendships: affirmative, life-giving, powerful


Are you really “just” fine?

I came across this TED Talk today by Mel Robbins called How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over. Mel Robbins is right on about getting what you want. Paraphrasing Mel: When you feel stuck or dissatisfied in your life it's a signal that a basic need is not being met. That need? EXPLORATION Anything that's a ...


Passionate Empathy, Feminine Energy, and Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende: I think that the time is ripe to make fundamental changes in our civilization. But for real change, we need feminine energy in the management of the world. We need a critical number of women in positions of power, and we need to nurture the feminine energy in men. I'm talking about men with young minds, of course. Old guys are hopeless; we have to wait for them to die off. (Laughter) Yes, I would love to have Sophia Loren's long legs and legendary breasts. But given a choice, I would rather have the warrior hearts of Wangari Maathai, Somaly Mam, Jenny and Rose Mapendo. I want to make this world good. Not better, but to make it good. Why not? It is possible. Look around in this room -- all this knowledge, energy, talent and technology. Let's get off our fannies, roll up our sleeves and get to work, passionately, in creating an almost perfect world. Thank you.


Astro-Love: Stepping through fear

I love Chris Hadfield. I wish he was my uncle or father — I think I will adopt him. I can pretend I was brought up with his beautiful, common-sense approach to fear, to life.


“Do it all, do it perfectly, and never let them see you sweat”

This is pertinent to what I am studying right now - for myself, intellectually and intuitively I get it, but when it comes to practice, it can be a whole other story. Showing vulnerability both excites me and scares me. . . .  vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. (Applause) To create is to make something that ...


Colorblind Man Hears Color as Music

Completely colorblind, Neil Harbisson's "eyeborg" allows him to hear color. “If we extend our senses, we will consequently extend our knowledge.” - Neil Harbisson Music translated into color translated into music. Photo from the blog Linguaggio Machinna. Also, see more about how Neil's eyeborg translates color.


The Seriously Necessary and Transformative Power of Play

"The opposite of play is not work, it's depression." ~Stuart Brown