Category Archives: TED talks

Are You Cheating?

“No one can be someone’s everything.” ~ Dan Savage I was having lunch on a restaurant patio. A man sat at the table to my right by himself, waiting. When the server offered him a drink, he declined saying he would order … Continue reading

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Lipstick in a War Zone

“Language is the cornerstone of society. It is the first weapon to be drawn in war.” ~ from the film Arrival Does anything seem truer right now? Whether you feel like you’ve been swept up into a collective, post-election panic … Continue reading

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There Goes My Hero

“So shines a good deed in a weary world.” ~ Willy Wonka (paraphrasing Shakespeare) There goes my hero Watch him as he goes There goes my hero He’s ordinary (~Foo Fighters, My Hero) When I think of distilled goodness, I … Continue reading

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What’s Your Story?

“We carry our stories and they can become so airtight that we can suffocate ourselves with them.” ~ Lemn Sissay, Official poet of the 2012 London Olympics S was not a fan of her Stepmom. S said she was a … Continue reading

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The Essentials According to Kid President

“You’re made from love, to be love, to spread love. Love is always louder, no matter what. Even if hate has a bullhorn, love is louder.” – Kid President I first heard about Kid President through Soulpancake, the website founded … Continue reading

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Saving The World, For Realz

“In 1996, when I left the United States to become a Peace Corps volunteer in the Ivory Coast, I had one goal in mind.  I wanted to positively affect the life of one person…I had no idea, and I would … Continue reading

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It’s a Shame

When you walk up to that arena and you put your hand on the door and you think, “I’m going in and I’m gonna try this”…shame is the gremlin who says, “uh, uh. You’re not good enough”… Shame drives two … Continue reading

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