As far as I'm concerned TEDx events are one of the best things that have happened in the world of continuing adult education this past decade. Imagine a day filled with brilliant speakers offering a suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances that are idea-focused, and cover a wide range of subjects to foster learning, [...]
Hafiz was a Persian poet from the 14th century who became acclaimed throughout the Islamic world during his lifetime, and remains one of the most celebrated of the Persian poets today ("A poet is someone who can pour light into a cup, then raise it to nourish your beautiful, parched holy mouth.") Here is Hafiz [...]
Spiritual wellness is about wholeness on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. It is about finding meaning and purpose in our life and our place in the greater universe; positively engaging with others, self and our environment. In this article I'd like to share my experience with a particular approach to laughter and the [...]
Linsey Pollack is my new hero. This gifted and most creative Australian musician has created a new chapter in the history of music and creativity. Watch the videos below and see for yourself. Who knew you could create a clarinet with a carrot or a watering can, and bagpipe with a condom or a rubber [...]
Do you need to make a speech? This articles discusses different ways on how to write a speech like a pro. I am sharing here various techniques that have greatly helped me over the years in speech writing. Remember that ultimately written speeches are designed to be spoken, and there is nothing more boring or [...]
Words are powerful, and two word quotes can be enough to heal wounds, motivate or inspire yourself. Pick one that you resonate with and breathe it, eat it, hear it, touch it, be it for a while, and then pick another one and start over. Which is your favorite two word quotes to dream big [...]
The U.K. healthcare group Bupa sponsored in 2015 a survey that asked 2,000 people to name their favorite feel-good moments. Freshly made sheets came top of the list, followed by feeling the sun on the face. Here is the full list: Sleeping in a freshly-made bed Feeling the sun on your face People saying "thank [...]
Did you know that the Navajo (Diné) people have a specific tradition around celebrating a baby’s first laugh? Around three months, they watch the baby closely for that first real giggle.