Looking for a little inspiration today?

Here are some of the TED Talks that inspire us. These thought leaders, motivational speakers, and happiness “experts” have insights into some of our biggest questions: What makes us happy? Why should we be optimistic about our future? How do we overcome the things that scare us?

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Karen Thompson: What Fear Can Teach Us!

17 minutes

[ Business ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

DO NOT MISS THIS! If you are turning your back on all the fear and malice in the news media these days, this TED Talk is a really fun and "game-changing" insight! (We use it almost every day)
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Secrets to the “Happiness Advantage” at Work

18 minutes

[ Business ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Want to be happier at work? Solid science predicts we actually control 90% of our happiness and only 10% is related to our circumstances! Today, Shawn Anchor tells us how to nurture the "happiness advantage" in our work and home. Amazing!
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Reframing Our Relationship with Things We Can’t Control

22 minutes

[ Education ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Dr. BJ Miller has some life experiences that can bring us to a new place in considering our own. Enjoy a little transformation here from his many stories that can help us right-size our challenges.
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It Can All Change In An Instant (For The Better!)

11 minutes

[ Curators' Best ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Ric Elias was on board "the Miracle of the Hudson," the US Airways flight that was set to crash before a heroic safe landing by Captain Sully. Learn what went through Elias' mind as the doomed plane went down in the icy water. It is a gift to all of us!
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Gratitude and Wonder with Louie Schwartzberg

12 minutes

[ Art ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Photographer Louie Schwartzberg brings us all to a place of breath-taking beauty, wonder and hope with his TED Talk, remarkable images and the words of wise ones, young and old. This TED Talk leaves us with a sigh and a smile every time we revisit it.
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What Makes Us Happy?

27 minutes

[ Curators' Best ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

We can all think of a a lot of things that makes us happy, but what if we didn't need things and circumstances to be happy? Former biochemist turned monk Matthieu Ricard give us a leap forward on that!
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Abundance is Our Future!

16 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

It's easy to concede that the world is going to hell in a handbasket, but the data shows the opposite! Here's the CEO of the X-Prize foundation to clue us in on where we are headed and why!
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Is Happiness Truly Our End Goal?

14 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Most of us are running around looking to hold on to this thing called happiness, but these seem to be fleeting moments. Should we be focusing on something else instead? Listen to writer Emily Esfahani Smith's eye opening insight in her TED Talk!
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Living Beyond Expectations: Daniel Kish

15 minutes

[ Happiness & Hope ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Despite not having eyes, Daniel Kish has taught himself to "see" with a human "eco-location" and he is teaching others. His story is a remarkable testament to what happens when we never get the memo about things that are "impossible" and instead make what we have work for us!
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