Ideas that Build Resilience

Curated talks from our team

It’s been another difficult week, as we all adjust to new ways of connecting, working, and managing our lives. For many of us, the future has never felt so uncertain. Yet as we enter uncharted territory, there’s still room for ideas to encourage and enlighten us.

Starting with last week’s playlist, TEDxToronto will continue to share ‘ideas worth spreading’. We hope to connect you with four themes that we believe are essential for our personal and collective growth during this challenging time.

  • Humanity and our shared connection – reminding us of our ties to each other
  • Overcoming adversity – connecting us to our sources of willpower
  • Wonder and lightness – letting us marvel at the world, or just laugh
  • Personal growth – challenging us to reflect on our potential

Our mission with this series of talks is to offer a welcome break from the daily news cycle, and add some inspiration to your day. Scroll below for the next four.

Regards,

The TEDxToronto Organizing Committee


 

Our shared humanity

Our shared humanity.

 

Cleo Wade Want to change the world? Start by being brave enough to care
Cleo Wade

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“In these turbulent times, this talk reminds us that the courage to provide radical love and compassion for yourself is the simplest act you can do to change the world around you.” – Marinela Roque, Co-Lead Curation & Coaching Team

 

Overcoming adversity

Overcoming adversity.

 

Halima Aden How I went from child refugee to international model
Halima Aden

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“This one tugs at my heart, and takes place in the refugee camp she was raised in. She shows us what resilience looks like and does it with such grace.” – Marinela Roque, Co-Lead Curation & Coaching Team

 

Lightness and wonder

Lightness and wonder.

 

Tim Urban Inside the mind of a master procrastinator
Tim Urban

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“Looking for a way to avoid procrastination while working from home? Tim Urban takes us on a hilarious exploration of our minds, introducing us to the Instant Gratification Monkey, and the Panic Monster, who might just help you regain your focus!” – Ariel Lepper-Walker, Curation and Coaching Team

 

Personal growth

Personal growth.

 

Pico Iyer The art of stillness
Pico Iyer

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“It feels very hard to sit still in this moment, with all that’s going on. Pico offers us a beautiful meditation on the very important task of taking time for stillness, and describes the incredible insights that can come with stepping back, and seeing the wider picture.” – Kapil Khimdas, Co-Chair

Be sure to check back next week for more curated content from our TEDxToronto community.

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