Category Archives: TED

TED: Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay

This is an inspirational 19 minutes. Politicians are not all cut from the same cloth…. No matter who we are, how big or small, we have choices about the values we live by and we can make a difference. This is … Continue reading

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Jane Fonda on Life’s Third Act for TEDx Women

Interesting talk by Jane about how the ascension of the human spirit reverses entropy (the universal arc of deterioration and decay), and how moving into our ‘Elder’ years has the potential to bring us ‘into wholeness, authenticity and wisdom’. The … Continue reading

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Alice Goffman: How we’re priming some kids for college — and others for prison

U.S. focused, and the phenomenon is a more extreme one there – but nonetheless, many of the points Alice makes apply here too, increasingly. In the UK, we imprison around 150 of our citizens for each 100,000, the vast majority … Continue reading

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How America’s Culture of Shame is a Killer for Boys – Mark Greene

http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/megasahd-why-americas-culture-of-shame-is-killing-us/ This article by Mark is wonderful, and the writer was crying before the end…Although the title gives a masculine focus, the points made are valid for us all, however we self describe/make sense of gender. This is the second … Continue reading

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Monica Lewinsky – The Price of Shame

This is wonderful. Thank you to Sarah Birdsall on Facebook for drawing it to our attention. Deeply thought-provoking, intelligent, heartfelt and moving – an inspiring example of someone who has taken their own horrible experience and transmuted it with courage … Continue reading

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Contact Improvisation: An Intuitive, Non-Verbal and Intimate Dialogue: Itay Yatuv at TEDxBGU

Click on the link for this interesting TED film/talk by Itay, artistic director of the Hakvutza Dance School in Jaffa, Tel Aviv. Itay has been practicing and teaching Contact Improvisation for over 10 years to professional and amateur dancers. He … Continue reading

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The Power of Addiction and The Addiction of Power: Gabor Maté at TEDxRio+20

Another wonderful talk from Gabor Maté, this time coming in at a little under 19 minutes. We think he’s bang on, both in terms of what he says about addiction and in terms of the wider implications of this for … Continue reading

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