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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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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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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“My Stroke of Insight”: A Scientist’s Best and Worst Day

19 minutes

[ Books ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

What happens when a brain scientist studying strokes has a stroke of her own? It's a riveting story with a huge insight for us all! Find out in today's featured TED Talk.
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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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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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Beauty Beyond Our Perception

9 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Take a few minutes to witness the beauty around us, yet beyond our wildest imagination. Here's a thought leader working at the intersection of technology, art, and science. See what you think...
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How to Trade a Paperclip for a House

16 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Now here's a TED Talk that is both fun and transformational! The best ideas are a win/win for everyone and this one certainly qualifies. After this, you'll never look at your "stuff" in the same way.
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