New Ways to Learn

Today I want to share another TED Talk with you, by the author John Green, who discusses how learning is a way to map the world, and how the Internet — and in particular YouTube — has provided a new kind of learning experience for anyone who chooses to engage.


I hope you like it — and that you’ll choose to engage in learning new things.







Don’t Let Fear Stand in Your Way

I wanted to share another TED Talk with you, by Priya Parker.  Priya is an advisor to leaders and organizations on strategy, vision and purpose. Her company, Thrive Labs, works with individuals and teams to help them identify what they care about most and align it with market realities. Her research includes identifying what are the driving factors that lead people to thriving and what blocks them from it. She helps organizations keep and grow their culture and values as they scale. Drawing on 10 years of conflict resolution facilitation in the United States, India and the Middle East, Priya designs visioning and innovation labs that help organizations grow from the root.


She shares 7 techniques on how to know if you need to reboot your life.  It’s an interesting take on life, and encourages us to overcome our fears and follow our passions, whatever they may be.








Science and Spirituality

I wanted to share another TED Talk with you — Jeff Lieberman, an MIT-trained artist, scientist and engineer, makes a scientific argument for mystical experience. He asks us to challenge our perception of what we are, our relationship to the universe, and our relationship to one another. Our minds are “thought-generating machines.” What we would happen if we could turn off the machine? If we could transcend our individual experience of the world?

Most of you know that I am a very spiritual person, but I believe in science as well, and I do not believe that the two are mutually exclusive.  Do you?


The Non-Violent Way

I have talked many times about ending violence, and breaking the cycle of violence in many situations.


Today, I wanted to share another TED Talk, this one from Peace Activist Scilla  Elsworthy, so you can hear another voice explain the path of non-violence when fighting back.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.