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Louie Schwartzberg’s TED talk on Gratitude

Another amazingly beautiful TED talk by Louie Schwartzberg.

Some of my favorite bits:

When people see my images a lot of times they say “oh my god”. Have you ever wondered what that meant? The “oh” means it caught your attention. It makes you present. It makes you mindful. The “my” means it connects to something deep within your soul. It creates a gateway for your inner voice to rise up and be heard. And “God”, God is a personal journey we all want to be on. To be inspired. To feel like we are connected to a universe that celebrates life. Continue reading

Try Something New For 30 Days

Is there anything you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days.

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Wearing Nothing New

love love love Jessi Arrington’s contagious enthusiasm, and more importantly the life lessons within her TED talk.

A few of my favourite bits:

Colour is powerful. It is almost physiologically impossible to be in a bad mood when you’re wearing bright red pants. If you are happy you are going to attract other happy people to you.

Fitting in is way overrated. I’ve spent a whole lot of my life trying to be myself and at the same time fit in. Just be who you are. If you are surrounding yourself with the right people, they will not only get it, they will appreciate it.

Embrace your inner child.

It’s ok to let go. I don’t need to get emotionally attached to these things, because around the corner there is always going to be another crazy colourful shiny outfit just waiting for me if I put a little love in my heart and look.

Random Source of Laughter

Most often its the simple things in life that make a difference. I couldn’t help resist sharing this random 3 minute clip from Terry Moore at a TED Talk. It’s funny. It’s smart. And it’s informative. Hope you get as many giggles from it as I did, whilst also learning how to tie your shoes properly.

Invitation in to a World Rarely Seen by the Human Eye

Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg’s high-speed images from his film “Wings of Life” is without a doubt the most unbelievably beautiful imagery showing the intricate world of pollination, that I have ever seen, and far more beautiful than I could ever imagine. Inspired by the vanishing of one of nature’s primary pollinators, the honeybee, this short clip is a MUST watch, not only for the visual feast but also as a reminder that we are most certainly connected with nature so we need to nurture it. What can you implement in to your daily life today to help nurture the natural world?

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Being Wrong

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Love this TED talk by Kathryn Schulz about being wrong. So many important messages and gems of wisdom. Here’s a few of my favourites …

“Trusting too much in the feeling of being on the correct side of anything can be very dangerous. This internal sense of rightness that we all experience so often is not a reliable guide to what is actually going on in the external world, and when we act like it is and we stop entertaining the possibility that we could be wrong… well thats when we wind up doing things like dumping 200 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, or torpedoing the global economy. So this is a huge practical problem but it’s also a huge social problem. Think for a moment about what it means to feel right. It means that you think that your beliefs just perfectly reflect reality.” Continue reading

A Life Lesson From a Volunteer Firefighter

What a valuable life lesson from Mark Bezos!!!!

“At both my vocation at Robin Hood and my avocation as a volunteer fire fighter I am witness to acts of generosity and kindness on a monumental scale. But I am also witness to acts of grace and courage on an individual basis. And you know what i’ve learned … they all matter. So as I look around this room at people who either have achieved or are on their way to achieving remarkable levels of success, I would offer this reminder … don’t wait. Don’t wait til you make your first million to make a difference in somebody’s life. if you have something to give … give it now. Serve food at a soup kitchen, clean up a neighborhood park, be a mentor. Not every day is going to offer us a chance to save somebody’s life, but every day offers us an opportunity to affect one. So get in the game.”

If I Should Have a Daughter…

LOVE  this kick-ass speech “If I should have a daughter…” from Sarah Kay at TED. What an inspiring woman!

a few of my favourite bits…

“… this life will hit you, hard, in the face, wait for you to get back up just so it can kick you in the stomach, but getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air. There is hurt, here, that can not be fixed by bandaids or poetry, so the first time she realises that Wonder Woman isn’t coming I’ll make sure she knows that she doesn’t have to wear the cape all by herself. Cause no matter how wide you stretch your fingers your hands will always be too small to catch all the pain you want to heal.”

“… there’ll be days like this when you open your hands to catch, and wind up with only blisters and bruises. When you step out of the phone booth and try to fly and  the very people you want to save are the ones standing on your cape. When your boots will fill with rain and you’ll be up to your knees in disappointment and those are the very days you have all the more reason to say thank you cause there is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline no matter how many times it’s sent away.”

“… this world is made out of sugar, and can crumble so easily but don’t be afraid to stick out your tongue and taste it.”

“… always apologise when you’ve done something wrong but don’t you ever apologise for the way your eyes refuse to stop shining. Your voice is small but don’t ever stop singing.”


How To Make Work-Life Balance Work

this talk from Nigel Marsh is FAB!! and funny too!! and with a VERY important message about how to make work-life balance work. Well worth listening to!

“The small things matter. Being more balanced doesn’t mean dramatic upheaval in your life. With the smallest investment in the right places you can radically transform the quality of your relationships and the quality of your life. Moreover, I think it can transform society. Because if enough people do it, we can change society’s definition of success away from the moronically simplistic notion that the person with the most money when he dies wins, to a more thoughtful and balanced definition of what a life well lived looks like. And that I think is an idea worth spreading.” says Nigel Marsh

I couldn’t agree with you more, Nigel.

So Many Things to Be Happy About

Love this inspiring TED talk from Neil Pasricha, especially the part where he says: “authenticity… it’s just about being you, and being cool with that, and I think when you’re authentic you end up following your heart and you put yourself in places and situations and in conversations that you love and that you enjoy, you meet people you like talking to, you go to places that you’ve dreamt about, and you end up following your heart and feeling very fulfilled.”

What’s Wrong with Our Food System and How We Can Make a Difference

Love love love this talk from TED! How gorgeous, courageous, inspiring and switched-on is Birke Baehr, and what a fabulous job his family has done in home-schooling him.

My Source of Inspiration This Week

How incredibly beautiful and awe-inspiring is Miwa Matreyek’s performance  on TED!