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These last couple of months have definitely been, in simpler terms, a doozy. It has been difficult for many of us to juggle the many emotions that been flooding our minds and bodies every single day since March.
How are we feeling today? Angry? Bored? Sad? Frustrated? Confused? Overwhelmed? All of the above?
Well today, I am hoping to help you feel a little inspired. This morning, I spent my time searching for TED Talks that I felt helped me see some light in this foggy time. Here are three such TED Talks.
In this talk, we hear from a teenager named Sam Berns. Sam lives a genetic condition called progeria. Sam makes it a point, though, to not think about his condition much, although it plays a huge role in his life.
Sam considers himself to be happy. And he shares with his audience the three mantras he lives by, which are:
Sam reminds all of us that daring to be happy is not supposed to be easy, but it’s possible.
In this talk, we listen to Shaka Senghor. Shaka not only has a fellowship at the MIT Media Lab, but also works for the company, Be Me, and teaches at the University of Michigan.
Shaka also spent 20 years in prison for murdering a man when he was just 19 years old.
Shaka shares with everyone the three things that contributed to his “transformation,” and they are:
Shaka reminds us that even when we believe can’t come back from our lowest point, we can.
In this talk, we learn from Elizabeth Lesser. A former midwife, Elizabeth shares three key lessons she learned when caring for expecting mothers, which are:
Elizabeth reminds us of the value of being vulnerable and the power that comes with sharing your truth with others.
[Related: 10 Powerful TED Talks for Depression and Anxiety Recovery]
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