Changing The Way We Mourn: Laura Prince At Tedxgoldengatepark
Published on Nov 29, 2012
How do you go from world traveler to funeral counselor the span of one phone call? In her talk, Laura Prince explores the transformative power of grief, death, and her passion for changing the way we as a society approach death.
While studying Gerontology and working with elders who were close to their own death, she became inspired to celebrate life and live as passionately as possible. Later while working on the National Geographic Expedition ships, a tragic unexpected death in her close circle led her inadvertently into a career in the death care industry. To this day, it has been the most passionate time of her life. She is currently working on an organization called Good Mourning offering death education, holistic grief counseling, and funeral planning services. Laura stresses the importance of properly honoring those who have died, as well as our resulting grief. By becoming closer to the reality of death, we can live more present, passionate lives.
The Adventure of Grief: Dr Geoff Warburton at Tedxbrighton
Published on Nov 15, 2012
Psychologist, writer and innovator, Geoff Warburton has spent the last 25 years studying love and loss. Geoff challenges conventional apathy about grief and loss by offering an approach that evokes curiosity, openness, and compassion. His approach synthesizes Eastern wisdom traditions, in-depth psychology, and common sense. The emphasis of his message is towards thriving after a loss — and not merely surviving. He presents a perspective that challenges Western thought by saying there is no ‘right’ way to grieve and advocating that grief can be ‘the ride of your life’. Working from both his personal and professional experiences of bereavement, he goes so far as to say that loss through bereavement can become an adventure to be had, rather than a problem to be solved.
Redefining the support group: Liz Salmi at TEDxSacramentoSalon
Published on Jun 6, 2013
Liz began blogging about her brain cancer experience immediately after diagnosis. TheLizArmy.com now receives more than 12,000 unique visitors each year, and Liz is using social media to connect with the brain tumor community around the world. In 2012 Liz lobbied Congress on the Cancer Drug Parity Act and was appointed as the California Lead Advocate for the National Brain Tumor Society. Liz serves on the UC Davis Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Advisory Board and the medical advisory board for the National Brain Tumor Society. When she’s not talking about brain cancer, Liz is a digital media communicator and community organizer for a nonprofit focused on growing green jobs in the Sacramento region.
Social Support & Wellness | Chandra Story | TEDxOStateU
Published on Apr 30, 2015
Chandra Story talks about the importance of social support and wellness at the 2015 TEDxOStateU event, April 10, 2015, on the Oklahoma State University campus. Chandra Story is a master certified health education specialist and assistant professor of health education and promotion at OSU. She has worked as a grant project coordinator, public health information officer, and community health educator. Story’s research focus is the evaluation of health promotion interventions in order to decrease disparities. Her evaluation portfolio includes physical activity, mental health, and HIV/AIDS advocacy programs.
The Power & Science of Social Connection: Emma Seppälä TEDx
Published on Apr 1, 2014
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D. is a Science Journalist & Author (http://emmaseppala.com) and the Associate Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University (http://ccare.stanford.edu/) Emma Seppälä’s areas of expertise are health psychology, well-being, and resilience. She conducts research, writes and speaks about the science of happiness, social connection, and compassion. Her research investigating the effects of yoga- and meditation-based interventions for combat veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with trauma was featured in the documentary Free the Mind. Emma’s research has been cited in numerous television and news outlets including ABC News and The New York Times as well as books such as Congressman Tim Ryan’s Mindful Nation. Emma often gives talks on the psychology of health and well-being to academic, corporate, and governmental institutions including places such as Google, the National Science Foundation, and a US Congressional Hearing.