Category Archives: Positive Thinking

Dean Ornish: Help the body heal itself

Dean Ornish talks about simple, low-tech and low-cost ways to take advantage of the body’s natural desire to heal itself. Why you should listen to him: Dr. Dean Ornish wants you to live longer, and have more fun while you’re at it. He’s one of the leading voices in the medical community promoting a balanced, …

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Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story. Why you should listen to her: One morning, a blood vessel in Jill Bolte Taylor’s brain exploded. As …

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Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share. Why you should listen to her: Brené …

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Steve Jobs: How to live before you die

At his Stanford University commencement speech, Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself. Why you should listen to him: The pundits of Silicon Valley have a term for Steve Jobs’ charisma: the reality distortion field. But …

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Quote from Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi…

“If you strike me down, I will become more powerful than you possibly can imagine!” (From “Star Wars“, Episode Four) Related articles Obi Wan (fancydresscostumeideas.com)

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Sheryl WuDunn: Our Century’s Greatest Injustice

Sheryl WuDunn‘s book Half the Sky investigates the oppression of women globally and the need for equal access to education and economic opportunity. Related articles Amazon.com: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Vintage) (9780307387097): Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn: Books (camacher.typepad.com) Meet The League Of Extraordinary Women: 60 Influencers Who Are …

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Jane Fonda: Life’s Third Act

Within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy. Jane Fonda asks how we can think about this new phase of our lives. Related articles Alexander Payne to Talk Cinema with Kindred Spirit Jane Fonda at Film Streams Feature Event in Omaha (leoadambiga.wordpress.com) Jane Fonda on Occupy Wall Street: ‘I …

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Eve Ensler: Embrace Your Inner Girl

Eve Ensler passionately speaks of the astonishing strength of girls around the world, girls who have overcome shocking adversity, violence and trauma. Related articles Photo Gallery: Eve Ensler’s ‘Emotional Creature’ (photos.mercurynews.com) Playwright Eve Ensler goes for girl power (mercurynews.com) Eve Ensler and The Vagina Monologues Have Been Summoned to Lansing by Lisa Brown’s ‘Vagina’ Incantation …

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Isabel Allende tells tales of passion

Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, the definition of feminism — and, of course, passion — in this talk.

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“Be patient when you sit in the dark. The dawn is coming.” Rumi

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