Video Talks

The Pace of Modern Life vs our Cavewoman Biochemistry

The Pace of Modern life for WomenDr Libby Weaver talks about how in today’s age women are feeling the pressure of trying to be all things to all people and our current biochemistry has yet to catch up with this … Continue reading

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The Sex-Starved Marriage

A sex-starved relationship is when one partner is desperate for more touch, physical closeness and sex. But their partner isn’t, for them sex is not that important.  In her excellent TEDx talk, Michele Weiner-Davis eloquently explains the dynamic and suggests … Continue reading

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The Brain in Love

What is happening inside our brains when we are in love? And why do we crave love?, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, … Continue reading

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What you don’t know about marriage

In this entertaining short talk, writer Jenna McCarthy shares surprising research on how marriages (especially happy marriages) really work. Get the facts including that in successful marriages wives are usually thinner than their husbands, and that husbands do housework. Share … Continue reading

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Add 10 years to Your Life with a Game

Game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion. To aid her recovery she developed a healing game ‘SuperBetter’. Supported by scientific research she explains how we can all boost our resilience and extend our life. … Continue reading

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Less Stuff, More Happiness

Writer and designer Graham Hill asks: Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the case for taking up less space, and lays out three rules for editing your life. All in less than 6 … Continue reading

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Is Monogamy Unnatural? – audio link

Dr Chris Ryan wrote SEX AT DAWN, and his talk at the Sydney Opera House was entitled: ‘If you want fidelity, get a dog’.  He reviews the enjoyment of sex, evidence from prehistory, and even the charming behaviour of bonobos, … Continue reading

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How Great Leaders Inspire Change

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question WHY, rather than WHAT or HOW.  Sinek describes how people respond far more to passion and beliefs, than to products … Continue reading

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The Riddle of Experience vs. Memory

Daniel Kahneman on experience vs memory. Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for … Continue reading

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The Power of Vulnerability

Dr Brene Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as … Continue reading

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