I really enjoy watching or listening to TED talks.
My first experience of TED talks was through the BARCC Hotline when a counselor suggested I listen to Brene Brown’s presentation about shame and vulnerability. Since then, I’ve discovered other wonderful resources about feelings, nutrition, brain physiology, magic, etc.
Unfortunately, I’m not that great about keeping up with TED talks and many other video resources. Movies and video don’t really have a big impact on my senses, so they are low on my priority list for distractions, resources, or coping strategies.
In this way, I am grateful for my friends who do enjoy videos and share links on social media. This video made its way to me via Facebook. As I write this post, I’m listening to the TED Talk about negative feelings.
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Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility. A talk to share.
This lesson took me many years to acknowledge, let alone understand. Now, I’m working to accept my negative feelings. Maybe some day, embrace them too. Then I’ll be able to let those feelings go and move on.
Thanks for reading.