As 2021 winds down, many of us are contemplating our jobs, our communities, our friends, and our lives. Fortunately, we have access to thoughtful, interesting, funny people who have recorded TED talks about the “ah-ha” moments in their lives.
Take a few minutes and spend time with speakers who can offer a new perspective – or just make us laugh.
As a simple holiday gift, here are five of our favorite TED talks:
In one of the most popular TED talks, research psychologist Kelly McGonigal talks about how to make stress work to our benefit. She was recognized by Oprah Magazine as a 2020 Visionary.
Ever received a suspicious email from someone with unclaimed insurance bonds or friends marooned in a foreign country? Join James Veitch as he responds to a spammer who has offered to cut him into a great deal and riches untold.
Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe shares the transformative power of doing nothing for 10 minutes a day. (No need to sit in uncomfortable positions or burn incense.)
Robert Waldinger, director of a 75-year Harvard study on adult development, discusses what makes a happy life in one of the most popular TED Talks.
In a poignant, funny talk, Brené Brown shares insights from her research about our ability to connect to each other and how connection shapes our lives.
All of us at SMS-Magic wish you the happiest of holidays!