A new TED Talk just posted on the power of stories, imagination, and fear by Fiction Writer Karen Thompson Walker. Fear, in most cases, is some version of a story that something bad will happen in the future. Knowing the difference between a story of what might happen, and reality of what is happening is a key distinction. Karen Thompson Walker comes at fear from the angle of a fiction writer - however her message about the power of a story has lots of psychological impact.
Just posted a new video over in the Educational Video section of my website. This TED TALK by Phil Hansen titled "Embrace the Shake" is really about radical acceptance and the power, freedom, creativity, and possibility that can come by learning to work with reality as it is, instead of wanting so much for things, people, situations etc to be different than how they are. While in art school, Phil Hensen developed a tremor in his hand and he gave up on his dream of becoming an artist. That is, until a neurologist suggested that he "Embrace the Shake"..... Check it out by clicking on the Education Video link to the left of this blog.
Just posted another great TED TALK video by Brene Brown (click on Educational Videos link on the left links bar to locate this talk.) Exploring the concept of 'Wholeheartedness", Brene explores the following questons: How do we learn to embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections so that we can engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection that we need to recognize that we are enough – that we are worthy of love, belonging, and joy?
I posted a new video in my Education Videos to View section - a powerful TED Talk by Brene Brown on Listening to Shame. From TED TALKS: "Shame is an unspoken epidemic....Brene Brown explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Brene's own humor, humanity, and vulnerability shine through every word".