Title: Why We Laugh
Featured: Sophie Scott
Publication Date: 2015
TED Description: "Did you know that you're 30 times more likely to laugh if you're with somebody else than if you're alone? Cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott shares this and other surprising facts about laughter in this fast-paced, action-packed and, yes, hilarious dash through the science of cracking up."
Title: University of the Arts Commencement Speech
Featured: Neil Gaiman
Publication Date: 2012
Synopsis: Neil Gaiman talks about launching into the world without a career plan. He, instead, just had an extensive list of the things he wanted to do in this life. Goal setting and career goals aren't always what we think they should be. Often times, it's a matter of aiming toward what we want, doing the work, trusting life, and learning to pay attention to the signs that help us along.
Title: The Happy Secret to Better Work
Featured: Shawn Anchor, Psychologist
Publication Date: 2011
TED Synopsis: "We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive."
Title: The Art of Living Every Minute of Your Life
Featured: Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen
Publication Date: 2008
Summary: Dr. Remen talks about her work and tells the stories of what it means to really live your life. She also shares the daily review technique that she teaches to help her students see life as new again. There is much warmth, humor, compassion, and inspiration to be found here.
Title: Stop the Drama and Do the Work / An Introduction to the Drama Triangle
Featured: Ed Muzio, CEO of Group Harmonics / Diana Chapman, Founding Member of The Conscious Leadership Group
Publication Date: 2009 / 2014
Summary: Muzio and Chapman review the basic positions within Karpman's Drama Triangle. Dr. Karpman's framework explains drama through through people falling into one of three roles: the victim, the villain, or the hero. Do you find yourself blaming others for your problems? Do you have a strong need to leap in to save people when they relate their problems? Do you get your meaning through challenging other people?
Title: Embracing Vulnerability
Featured: Brené Brown
Publication Date: 2013
Summary: Brené Brown says it best when she says, "There can be no empathy without vulnerability." This video discusses what it means to be open and to love in a way that builds people up instead of tears people down. What does it mean to share from a place of authenticity that connects you to others rather than shoves them away?
My Writing and Other Resources for Students
A growing collection of writing and other resources for students to use to continue their growth.