Ted Talks – Hundreds of talks to stir your curiosity

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world.  They believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.  TED.com share free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other. On their homepage, from the button below, you can search whichever subject interests you or scroll down this page for some suggestions from us.

TED Talks

 

1. Four lessons in Creativity.

“We all wrestle with experience and challenge, limits and loss. Creativity is essential to all of us, whether we’re scientists or teachers, parents or entrepreneurs.” Julie Burstein

Julie Burstein talks us through Raku, a dramatic and risky ceramics process and shares her insights into creativity, letting go, and paying attention to the world around us.

Creativity

 

2. It’s OK to feel overwhelmed. Here’s what to do next.

“Resilience is our shared genetic inheritance”, Elizabeth Gilbert.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the ongoing pressures of the pandemic, this hour-long talk with author and resilience coach Elizabeth Gilbert explores perspectives and coping mechanisms covering anxiety, loneliness, curiosity, creativity, procrastination, grief, connection, and hope. It was recorded in April 2020 but much or their discussion is still relevant today.

It’s OK to feel overwhelmed. Here’s what to do next.

 

3. What kids can teach adults about asking for help.

“And just like that, as soon as I said, “Yes, you may help me,” I felt a tingling of hope and some sort of control coming back.” Ye Yoon Kim

Former kindergarten teacher Ye Yoon Kim talks about her personal and professional experiences around asking for help and burnout from supporting others. Setting healthy boundaries to protect your own wellbeing and self-worth.

Asking for Help

 

4. Three ways to stop remote-work burnout

“Protect your energy.” More Aarons-Mele.

For anyone struggling with the isolation and screen time of working from home, this short talk offers some wellbeing solutions, including pacing yourself and scheduling your time.

Remote-working tips