Some of my favourite TED talks

I love taking time to listen to TED talks, they are short, concise and get their messages across – usually with lots to ponder and reflect upon too…..

I have some favourites, of course, and some that I have come across more recently too that I thought I would like to share with you today.


Brene Brown has to be one of my first – probably because it brought me to her work

Brené  studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity


Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility.


Matthieu Ricard talks about “What is happiness, and how can we all get some?”  He says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.


Buddhist roshi Joan Halifax works with people at the last stage of life (in hospice and on death row). She shares what she’s learned about compassion in the face of death and dying, and a deep insight into the nature of empathy.


Andy Puddicombe:  When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions.)



I hope you enjoy

What are your favourites – your must shares.. – I would love to hear


Best wishes for now

Maria ~♥~

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