We’re All Hiding Something
by Ash Beckham, 10 minute talk on TED
This is a highly amusing and touching talk. Ash Beckham offers a fresh approach to empathy and openness. It starts with understanding that everyone at some point in their life has experienced hardship. The only way out, says Beckham, is to open the door and step out of your closet. One of my favourite TED talks.
Listening as an Act of Love
by David Isay, 40 minute podcast on On Being
“The soul is contained in the human voice,” says David Isay, founder of StoryCorps. He sees the StoryCorps booth — a setting where two people ask the questions they’ve always wanted to ask each other — as a sacred space. He shares his wisdom about listening as an act of love, and how coming out with our stories, is a way of insisting that every life matters.