Favorite YouTube Videos

These videos resonated with me so deeply that I must share them with you!  I’ve studied and reviewed each one multiple times. If you are interested in learning a bit about yourself, others and the world we share together – then you are in for a treat.  Enjoy!

Dr. Brene Brown has inspired millions of people, including me!  If you have the time, please watch all four talks.

The power of vulnerability | Brené Brown

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.

Listening to shame | Brené Brown

http://www.ted.com Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.

Brene Brown on The Power of Being Vulnerable

Listen to podcast version: http://apple.co/2qbZNPX Good Life Project founder, Jonathan Fields, interviews Brene Brown on the power of vulnerability, daring greatly and being brave. Topics explored include what it takes to live a good life, the power of vulnerability, the daring way of life, what it means to be brave, how people handle judgment, the intersection between human nature and entrepreneurship, how to decide whose opinions matter and so much more.

The price of invulnerability: Brené Brown at TEDxKC

TEDxKC talk synopsis: In our anxious world, we often protect ourselves by closing off parts of our lives that leave us feeling most vulnerable. Yet invulnerability has a price. When we knowingly or unknowingly numb ourselves to what we sense threatens us, we sacrifice an essential tool for navigating uncertain times -- joy.

Why Setting Intentions Sets You Up for Success

It's about time I let you in on a little secret. There's a way to approach whatever life throws your way feeling cool, calm and collected. You heard that right! And getting your hands on this secret will kick off a chain of events leading straight to your biggest dreams. I'm talking about setting intentions.

In 2012 I shifted into a healthier mindset.

Kris Carr’s web page landed on my radar. This woman is extraordinary.   

As a student in her 21-day Crazy Sexy Total Wellness Program, I learned to have fun with nutrition. The online private forum for worldwide students was an experience I’ll never forget.  I’ve watched many (okay, maybe “most”) of her YouTube videos and have been inspired and motivated.  

Gratitude | Louie Schwartzberg | TEDxSF

Nature's beauty can be easily missed - but not through Louie Schwartzberg's lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day. (Filmed at TEDxSF.) Learn more about Louie and Moving Art at www.movingart.com.



Beautiful short video titled: Gratitude

Enough said.

12 truths I learned from life and writing | Anne Lamott

A few days before she turned 61, writer Anne Lamott decided to write down everything she knew for sure. She dives into the nuances of being a human who lives in a confusing, beautiful, emotional world, offering her characteristic life-affirming wisdom and humor on family, writing, the meaning of God, death and more.


Anne Lamott delivers an incredible TED talk.  This author wrote the book called “Bird by Bird” that inspired me to keep writing last year. Perhaps this website is a result of that. Thank you, G.H., for your encouragement!

How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are | Andrew Solomon

Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of struggle, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he's met in the years since.


This is a wonderful story about how our life experiences set us up to enjoy our lives in such unexpected ways.

He delivers a poignant message. The audience was in tears at the end.   (Hint: You will be, too, is my guess)

10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee

When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations - and that most of us don't converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening.


Oh, this is awesome.

Why you don't get what you want; it's not what you expect | Jennice Vilhauer | TEDxPeachtree

Psychologist Dr. Jennice Vilhauer explains the psychological and clinical reasons why *we* are at the heart of *why* we're not living the life that we want in this fascinating talk and what we can do about it.


It’s all about expectations, folks.

…or is it ?

How to speak up when you feel like you can't | Adam Galinsky | TEDxNewYork

We all experience moments when it's hard to speak up - whether it's at work, in our relationships, or out in a public with a stranger. Business psychologist Adam Galinsky shows research and shares helpful tips on how to find your voice when it matters most, and to advocate for others who need it.


As an introvert, this video speaks volumes to me!

Kathy Stevens Speaks at Niagara VegFest 2014

Niagara VegFest 2014 invited Kathy Stevens to speak about the impact of animal agriculture on animals, humans, and the planet. Along the way Kathy shares some of the life-altering lessons she's learned in fifteen years of animal rescue and advocacy.


Kathy Stevens spoke at the Niagara VegFest in 2014. Her message is a simple one. To save our planet, we must move to sustainable food sources:  Plants!