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14
Feb
14

The Secret Desire to a Long Term Relationship

This was one of the more fascinating presentations I have heard on relationships.  As you will find out, we are, for the first time in history, wanting sex as a matter of desire.  Sounds strange I know.

Additionally, we are looking for our partners to give us EVERYTHING we need in our lives and we are now living even longer.

The mystery of desire lies, as you will hear, in imagination – which is often quite limited for us.

So how do you sustain desire?

This is one of those interviews that you will not want to miss.

DOWNLOAD: THE SECRET TO DESIRE IN A LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP (20 minutes)

 Credits:  Perel, Esther.  “The Secret to Desire in a Long-Term Relationship”  TED.  February 2013.

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07
Feb
14

The Art of Noticing and Creating

From the On Being Website:

We live in a world that is re-creating itself one life and one digital connection at a time. And Seth Godin is one of the most original and helpful voices I know on this landscape for which there are no maps. He was one of the early Internet entrepreneurs and remains a singular thought leader and innovator in what he describes as our post-industrial connection economy.

Rather than merely tolerate change, he says, we are all called now to rise to it. We are invited and stretched in whatever we do to be artists — to create in ways that matter to other people. And Seth Godin even sees marketing in this light:

“Marketing isn’t advertising; marketing is the product we make, the service we offer, the life we live. And so the question as you go forward is, will you choose this ethical marketing that doesn’t involve yelling at people, networking your way to the top, spamming people and lying. Right. But instead it involves weaving a story and weaving a tribe, and weaving a network that means something.”

DOWNLOAD: THE ART OF NOTICING AND CREATING (51 minutes)

Credits: Tippett, Krista. “The Art of Noticing and Creating”  On BeingAmerican Public Media.  January 24, 2013. 

31
Jan
14

Before I Die I Want To. . .

This was one of the more creative, thought-provoking and inspiring interviews I have seen.  I have no doubt that, 6 minutes from now, you will want to replicate these ideas in your own community.

Our public spaces are potentially powerful environments to develop relationships and support one another, but we don’t think about them as such.

Our shared spaces can better reflect what matters to us individuals and communities.  I believe it is time to realize this.

DOWNLOAD: BEFORE I DIE, I WANT TO. . .  (6 minutes)

Credits:  Chang, Cindy.  “Before I Die, I Want To. . . ”  TED.  June 2012.

24
Jan
14

Revelation: The Most Psychedelic Book in the Bible

The Book of Revelation is undoubtedly the most complicated and misunderstood book in the Bible.  While some believe it to be a prescription for the end of time, others believe it is just plain crazy.

Revelation has brought about fears of judgment and Hell and it has captured fiction writes of all backgrounds.  So what are we to make of this book.

Mary Hynes brings on Elaine Pagels, a scholar at Princeton specializing in early Christianity and author of her latest book:  Revelations: Visions, Prophecy and Politics in the Book of Revelation.

DOWNLOAD: REVELATION:  THE MOST PSYCHEDELIC BOOK IN THE BIBLE  (50 minutes)

Credits:  Hynes, Mary.  “Revelation: The Most Psychedelic Book in the BibleTapestry.  CBC Radio, December 6, 2012.

18
Jan
14

Want to Help People? Shut up and Listen!

When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve.

In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you’re trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit. His advice on what works will help any entrepreneur or leader.

The first principle of aid, Sirolli says, is respect.  But we don’t do that very well.  The most important thing you can do is have passion for relationship.  This is what we need to transmit.

DOWNLOAD: WANT TO HELP SOMEONE?  SHUT UP AND LISTEN! (17 minutes)    

Credits:  Sirolli, Ernesto.  “Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!”  TED.  September 2012.

10
Jan
14

The Story behind The Talk

Brené Brown has one of the top ten most watched videos on TED.  Her talk, The Power of Vulnerability has been used by hundreds of thousands, including myself, to speak to the benefits of the dreaded word and distinguish between shame and guilt.

I have heard her TED talk so many times, that when I first saw that Krista Tippett brought her on the show, I quickly moved past my initial excitement to apathy.  I didn’t know that there was any more I could gain than what I already knew.

I am happy to say, there was much I gained from this interview, and I believe you will too.

DOWNLOAD: BRENE BROWN ON VULNERABITY (51 minutes)

Credits: Tippett, Krista. “Brene Brown on Vulnerability”  On BeingAmerican Public Media.  November 21, 2012. 

13
Dec
13

We Are Family

This interview is very provocative.  Some will love and relate to it and I am sure others will not.  This is because it features Andrew Solomon and his partner who decided to adopt a child.  In some respects, it reminds me of the ABC show, Modern Family.

It is tempting to turn this into a gay marriage issue or an adoption issue, but that is not why I am posting the video.  Rather I posted it because there is great insight provided about the challenges of parenting children with vastly different values or capabilities than their parents with “Far from the Tree”

I certainly cannot agree with everything contained in this interview, but I do appreciate its ability to provoke thought and discussion – for so many different reasons.

DOWNLOAD: WE ARE FAMILY (49 minutes)

Credits:  Paikin, Steve. “We Are Family.The Agenda, TVO.  Interview.  November 20, 2012.