During the holidays we often end up cooking and serving for 20, even if we are just 8 people having a Christmas lunch. It's the same procedure as every year: we cook and serve too much, we overfeed ourselves - and we overfeed our garbage cans.
As a two-time TEDx speaker and huge fan of TED talks, I've come to learn a few things about what makes a TED talk great. If you are getting ready to give one and want to make it the best it can be, use the following checklist to ensure your speech is inspiring, memorable, and completely you.
A few years ago I ran across Brene Brown's TED talk on shame (me and about 6 million other people). The video provoked me to read Brown's work, and I spent a few years working through her academic research, books, and articles.
As a person who helped build and launch rockets for NASA's Space programs, I naturally became curious about seeing the 20th Century Fox motion picture, The Martian directed by Ridley Scott, starring Matt Damon.
It's not easy to convey just how fantastic TED Talks are and how life changing they have been in my life. So I thought that I should do a post for people who may not be familiar with TED.
From JJ Abrams to James Cameron, some of the world's most celebrated storytellers and filmmakers have given their "TED Talk." Topics range from viral videos to the secret source of creativity.
"What are we really seeking, though, when we ask where someone comes from? And what are we really seeing when we hear an answer?" enquires Taiye Selasi, who is tired of being referred to as "multinational."
On Saturday, September 26, 2015, the national Fulbright Association and LA's local Fulbright Chapter presented TEDxFulbright 2015 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Fulbright and TED... were match made in heaven.
Growing up, my awkward gait and the obtrusive plastic knee-high braces covering both of my legs caused quite the conversation among my peers. I went to the local public school and was the only student with a physical disability.
Nobody enjoys anxiety. But for most, it is something that people deal with from time to time and is usually linked to a stressful event in their lives. For me, anxiety is nothing like that.
Schools have rules, grades, tests, competitions, and hopefully, learning. If kids want to enjoy school, be inspired, maintain their desires for discovery, and have fun, they need to find their own pace at learning and not be pressured into doing more or less.
The crescendo of complex, interconnected social, political, economic, financial, and ecological crises now upon us may be the direct result of our hyper-competitive, "winners and losers" driven narrative.
Teaching yoga in jail isn't just about giving the women exercise, it's about giving them tools to cope. That's why I always start with the hope that Tadasana brings.
Until recently, the image we associated with the word "spinster" was fairly universal: a bottled-up woman in a high-neck shirt, hair pulled into a tight bun. So it was a good sign of progress when the term was discarded and replaced with "single woman."
I was determined to use my education in the struggle for justice. This fierce determination motivated me to become a lawyer and educator. Here are a couple simple steps for discovering your superhero within.
As I delved deeper into Paul Thomas' work, and directed energy to the urgent nature of his calls for action and attention to class and race inequity in America, I found that we share many commonalities.