Brene Brown – The Power of Vulnerability

Posted on: January 15th, 2014 by David Atwood No Comments

Ted Talks – Rene Brown – The Power of Vulnerability In this important talk Brene Brown describes how vulnerability is the core of shame, fear, and our struggle for worthiness.  It appears that it is also the birthplace of joy, creativity, belonging, and love.  There is evidence that we numb ourselves to dampen vulnerability.  We […]

Smile or Die

Posted on: December 18th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

One of the things I’m vulnerable to is over-compensating for what I would describe as an inherent lack of confidence. The condition was developed innocently enough through life experiences and the culture I was brought up in. The remedy was to change the way I think, and for the most part, thinking positively has saved […]

The Power of Empathy

Posted on: December 18th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

RSA Shorts the Power of Empathy Deep inside I’ve had a social awkwardness around compassion and how I interact with others. My clumsiness is easily misinterpreted to mean I don’t care enough. This little share is going to make a difference in the way I interact with others going forward!

I had a black dog, his name was depression

Posted on: December 18th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

One in five of us experience depression in a way that becomes debilitating and I don’t know anyone who hasn’t experienced the mild version from time to time. Most of us are visited by the Black Dog from time to time and we’ve developed strategies for coping. One of the less useful coping mechanisms is […]

Ken Robinson – How to Escape Eduction’s Death Valley

Posted on: December 16th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. “I think we have to embrace a different metaphor. We have to recognize that it’s a human system. There are conditions under which people thrive. And conditions under which they don’t. We are […]

Jill Bolte Taylor: My Stroke of Insight

Posted on: December 14th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

Information in the form of energy streams in simultaneously through all of our sensory systems. And then it explodes into this enormous collage of what this present moment looks like, what this present moment smells like and tastes like, what it feels like, and what it sounds like. I am an energy being connected to […]

Sen. Warren on the Shutdown and Why Government Matters

Posted on: October 8th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

Every once in a while someone truly inspiring speaks out and makes a difference. Senator Warren has been that person a number of times and here is one example of her brilliance. “We are not a country of anarchists. We are not a country of pessimists and ideologues whose motto is, I got mine, the […]

Jack Carroll

Posted on: April 24th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

Jack Carroll You Tube Link “If people do find some comfort or some inspiration from what I do, then brilliant, bonus!” 14 year olds have delivered some of the best messages I’ve ever heard. “Maybe I can focus on me strengths, which is bring joy to the world”. – See more at: http://davidatwood.com/component/wordpress/archives/553.html#sthash.r94JyPOk.dpuf

Why the Global Warming Agenda is Wrong

Posted on: July 24th, 2012 by David Atwood No Comments

A debunking of the global warming agenda, from Roy W. Spencer, former NASA climatologist and climate expert. Why not let time, and the efficient forces of supply and demand, human ingenuity, the power of the free market, and inovative technological improvements far beyond those we have currently created solve our challenges? If it turns out […]

Michael Norton – How to buy happiness

Posted on: May 9th, 2012 by David Atwood No Comments

http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_norton_how_to_buy_happiness.html We may conclude incorrectly that we can’t buy happiness, but let’s face it, the options are a whole lot better with money than without! In this video message from one of my favorite sources, the case is made for buying happiness. The application is nearly universal, yet it may not be what you think! […]