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Robyn Stein DeLuca: The good news about PMS

Scientific proof that PMS is a myth ….


Addressing Violence Against Women Globally | Cindy Dyer | TEDxSMU

I haven’t experience domestic violence personally, but I know people around me who has. What upset me the most is when I hear people say that the woman knew what she was getting herself into, or that if she wanted  she could have left him. I’ve experienced a situation where the man was holding his wife at gun point calling her all kinds of names, the woman called her in-laws who lived near her, and they said that they were not gonna get involved…….

Video and the rest of the post , on link below

Being an Open Book | Cosette Haugen | TEDxSemesterAtSea

A talk about being open about your mental illness, please let me know what you think, by commenting on the website.


Depression and spiritual awakening — two sides of one door |- TED TALK

Sharer of Joy: Nataly Kogan at TEDxBoston

How can we be happier?

Why is the pursuit of happiness so stressful and unfulfilling? Why do we believe that huge achievements trump small everyday moments that connect us with ourselves and those we love most? After years of “dreaming in American” and chasing The Big Happy, Russian-born entrepreneur Nataly Kogan dug into the research and believes the key to being happier is to stop saying “I’ll be happy when…” and start saying “I’m happy now because…”


Great idea :). Made me smile đŸ™‚

Never Letting Life Go

The speaker was brave enough to share his story with us…. moving…

How perception changes an illness: Neha Kinariwalla

Patients are profoundly affected by societies perception of their illnesses. So much so, that their own wellbeing can be at stake. Neha Kinariwalla is here to explain why this perception matters, and more importantly what we can do to change it. In this thought-provoking talk, Kinariwalla speaks of her journey through understanding stigma and what she is doing to reduce it. Equipped with destigmatizing theories of education and empathy, she presents The Humanology Project, a website devoted to destigmatizing illnesses [].

Neha Kinariwalla is an undergraduate student studying Sociology and International Studies at Stony Brook University. She is currently researching the psychosocial effects of epilepsy on marriages at Oxford University and Stony Brook Medical Center.

Great project!

The Power of Secrets: Anthony Ferguson

Anthony Ferguson, Jr is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. Ferguson came to the University of Iowa in the fall of 2010 from a small private high-school, Gilman School, on a full athletic football scholarship. Once realizing that he had a different calling was in a different area, Ferguson left the team and started blazing a new path for himself. He went on to start his own organization, Young, Black, & Educated, as well becoming an active member in the Iowa City Community. Ferguson has structured everything he does around mentoring and giving back to his community. His strong belief in reaching back has also landed him in India, where he studied aboard, and in Ethiopia and Guyana where he completed two mission trips. Ferguson is currently a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity Inc., Vice President of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, a Resident Assistant for University Apartments, and most recently an AmeriCorps Member.

“Bad” Girls: What Makes Them Tick: Kathleen Pajer

Kathleen Pajer is a Professor and Head, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. She is also the Chief of the IWK Health Centre Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Pajer obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in Special Education in 1973 and taught in the public school system for several years before attending and graduating from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 1982. She did her residency in Psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, NH and at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT where Dr. Pajer was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. While at Yale, Dr. Pajer earned a Master’s in Public Health from the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Pajer was on the faculties of the University of Pittsburgh, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, and the Ohio State University prior to joining Dalhousie in 2011. She has studied the mechanisms of female antisocial behavior for the past 17 years.

BrenĂ© Brown: Listening to shame

Here’s the second video, I hope you like it!