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July 15, 2016

Ted Talks Worth Watching

My 2013 law school graduation in honor of the 15th anniversary of Legally Blonde.  
"What, like it's hard??"

I am a huge TED fan, and anytime I need a quick pick-me-up, or dose of inspiration, I immediately head over to TED.com and look for new featured talks and topics.  There are so many to choose from, and they always get my creative juices flowing!  Today, I am sharing a few of my recent favorites that all young professionals should watch.  They are powerful, motivating, and certain to put things into perspective.  Enjoy!

Elizabeth Gilbert is hands-down one of my favorite authors.  If you have not yet read "Eat, Pray, Love", I encourage you to read it asap (especially if you are going on a trip!).  I read it on the flight to Paris, and it was such a fun and inspiring read.  I cannot wait to read "Big Magic" next.  I love hearing Gilbert speak so much that a lot of times will just type her name into the YouTube search bar and listen to her different speeches.  She is such a gifted writer and eloquent speaker.  This Ted Talk is so inspiring and one that you surely won't want to miss!

This Ted Talk by Meg Jay is a must for all young professionals, especially if you have ever been in a professional or personal rut.  She argues the case that your 20's is not simply a "throw-away" decade to not take life seriously. Instead, she argues that you should be making wise career/life/relationship decisions early on because you will not get those years back.  This talk will really make you examine your early career choices and get focused.  I also highly recommend her book "The Defining Decade" as well.

Why are some life choices so hard to make??  Attorney turned philosopher, Ruth Chang, argues that it is because many times we think about our options the wrong way.  This Ted Talk is a must-see for all of the over thinkers. Guilty!

Typically, when you think about stress, you have a very negative reaction and focus on the negative side effects that it brings about: anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, nervousness, shortness of breath, you name it.  In her Ted Talk, Kelly Mcgonigal suggests that sometimes stress may only be bad for you if you believe it is bad for you. Meaning, perhaps it's all in your head.  She urges us to transform our way of thinking and accept that not all stress is a bad thing, and it is certainly not always necessarily detrimental to our health.  If you have a lot of stress, take a deep breath and listen to this Ted Talk.  You won't be sorry!

Brene Brown.. need I say more?

Thanks so much for stopping by!  What are some of your favorite Ted Talks??

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much; I've been looking for a list of inspiring TED talks to listen to! I do listen to lectures and meditation by my newly discovered Louise Hay, but it's not the same.
    By the way, you look gorgeous in your graduation photo!


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  2. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Love TED talks! I have one that I show my students before finals! I cannot remember the name, but it is about power stances!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
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