#58 Went to a ‘TED Style’ Talk

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” – Benjamin Franklin

Last night I attended a ‘TED Style Talk’, held at the Leys Institute Hall in Auckland.

For anyone not in the know, TED itself is a not for profit organisation, set up to share ‘ideas worth spreading’ via short talks, which held all over the world. Originally – when the organisation began in 1984 – TED stood for Technology, Entertainment and Design, however nowadays talks cover a wide range of topics. Binge watching TED Talks online is basically how I spend any spare hours of my day. Continue reading “#58 Went to a ‘TED Style’ Talk”

# 36: Feeling Grateful

Last night I watched an interesting lecture on YouTube, by Tal Ben-Shahar, all about happiness and the science behind being happy, and it really got me thinking…am I that happy? Continue reading “# 36: Feeling Grateful”

# 15: Taking time to Look Up

Today I decided to spend a day taking pauses and the time to look up at the sky. It’s part of my attempt to be more mindful and to not just buzz through life worrying about the next thing, or dwelling on things that have happened.

Mindfulness is about taking time to appreciate what matters and to live in the moment. These are things that I struggle with. I’m a natural ‘dweller’. I dwell on things I have to do, and on things that have happened, that I can’t possibly change.

So today I spent time looking up at the sky, living in the moment, appreciating the enormity of life, and that I am here. I am alive.

For the experience of taking time and feeling grateful – 5 out of 5 stars 

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