This video highlights the potential for a positive effect in one’s life through (really) simple behavioral changes in our body language that I believe we can all learn. I’ve always been a fan of studies on nonverbal cues in human interactions as it reveals so much more behind what is being said. Amy Cuddy, the brilliant Ted speaker featured here, goes deeper than person-to-person communication, and encourages everyone to use body language on ourselves to help shape our disposition for that day, or for the rest of the year even! She also shares a personal story that was very touching, and that reminded me of the raw power each person has to improve one’s self. The video is 21 minutes but it is well worth your time. I promise. For more info on Amy Cuddy, please visit Ted.com
Recently, I came across Sara Bareilles’ Brave video and something about it made me pause. The fearless dancers, the lightness + brightness that each section was shot in, and of course, the earnest message of the song, simply struck a chord in me. I was smiling the whole way through. On a side note: Have you ever found yourself alone in the house with nothing to do? Turn the radio on and dance your heart out. It is so. much. fun. Don’t forget to crank up the volume.