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In Caroline’s unique style, she talks about 3 key choices people can make to change their life. Caroline Myss is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition. ...

by eric on April 26, 2017

Humans are all united by a force greater than joy, sorrow, and love… procrastination. Contrary to the humorous picture our popular culture paints, avoidance of work is a serious issue. Surveys suggest that 85-95% of students encounter problems directly related to procrastination. As a teenager, all-too-familiar with this torrid cycle of stress, anxiety, and depression, Archana Murthy presents an insightful cure to one of society’s greatest ills. Through personal reflection, Archana suggests...

by eric on April 24, 2017

We think we’re entitled to “righteous anger”, but is it really so righteous? And does anger actually help us fight injustice? In an increasingly angry culture, Brant Hansen encourages us to re-think our assumptions, and embrace a lifestyle of forgiveness. ...

by eric on April 18, 2017

We are hard-wired to shrink away from the things that scare us – to fight, flee or freeze in the face of danger. That’s a good thing, but anxiety is about perceived danger, which is different from actual danger. When we act based solely on nervous feelings, our worlds can become very small. Our desperate attempt to avoid discomfort and uncertainty fuels anxiety, and avoidance locks it in place. Yet we can take back control. We can learn to face our fears rather than running from them. Dr. Dawn...

by eric on April 6, 2017

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. ...

by eric on March 14, 2017

Robert Duff is a psychologist and author focused on creating self-help resources written for “real people”. Jargon and unnecessarily complicated language almost lead to tragedy in his personal life and he describes how challenging yourself to use straightforward language provides unique opportunities to reach people. Dr. Duff is a psychologist from Southern California that focuses on translating complex mental health issues into accessible formats for “real people.” He is the...

by eric on March 7, 2017

The inevitability of change and transition is petrifying; our identity is constantly called into question as things end, begin, or shift. As a just-graduated college student and former D1 soccer player, the largest components of how Jeannie identified had been stripped, leaving her raw and exposed. However, it was only in that most vulnerable state, that she caught glimpses of the person she would become. Jeannie Woller graduated from Utah State University with a BS in English. She served as goalkeeper...

by eric on February 23, 2017

Bodhin weaves metaphor and allegory together to explain the importance of meditation. He will deliver several tangible benefits of meditation that would go unrealized without personal experience. ...

by eric on December 27, 2016

We become good at what we practice and most of us are experts at practicing distraction. We live in a society that trains us to multi-task and jump from one thing to another in an uncontrolled way. The great panacea for a world plagued by distraction is learning and practicing the art of concentration. Living as a Hindu monk for 10 years Dandapani was trained in understanding the mind. There he learned and practiced the fine art of bringing concentration into everyday life. In this talk, Dandapani...

by eric on December 20, 2016

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Jesse is the founder of https://www.schoolofthought.org an online fully immersive learning environment that will be free for students, teachers and universities all over the world. He believes the key to engaging future generations is to teach them how, and not what, to think. Jesse Richardson is a creative director with over 15 years industry experience, and around 20 years experience arguing with people on...

by eric on December 15, 2016