8 TED talks you should watch

Here are my eight favorite TED talks: courageous, touching, inspiring and beautiful. Let them inspire you to become a better person.

 

1.  Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

«And maybe stories are just data with a soul.»

Because putting yourself out there is beautiful.

 

2.  Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed

«I learned that it all changes in an instant.»

Because «brace for impact» are the three words I’m still battling with every single day.

 

3.  Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

«Just do your job. Continue to show up for your piece of it, whatever that might be.»

Because being creative is a wonderful job.

 

4.  Candy Chang: Before I die I want to…

«Two of the most valuable things we have are time and our relationships with other people.»

Because grief can make you grow.

 

5.  Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn’t a broken person

«But then I knew for certain that although my body might be limited, it was my spirit that was unstoppable.»

Because a story about straws never made me cry before.

 

6.  Susan Cain: The power of introverts

«Stop the madness for constant group work.»

Because me too, I have a suitcase full of books.

 

7.  Archie Kalepa – Lessons From The Water

«(…) when I ride those 20 foot waves, I have to make sure that I am mentally, physically, spiritually prepared (…)»

Because the people and waves of Maui touched my soul.

 

8.  Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness — from the inside

«The schizophrenic mind is not split, but shattered.»

Because it is so important for me as a person and a Registered Nurse that you all understand what mental illness is.