When you feel down, depressed, overwhelmed, and just ready to give up, you definitely need some motivation to get you going again.  

Now listen before you exit and think I am full of crap let me explain.  

I’m not talking about a talk with your friends or family who just don’t get it.  I’m talking about a specific talk that encourages you, uplifts you, and pushes you forward.

You may think where can I get a talk like that?

Well, it’s simple!  You see that thing your touching right now?  

That thing in your hand can get you access to talks that will inspire you, stir up feelings of happiness and excitement in you that you won’t be able to contain.  These talks will awaken your spirit.

Want to know where to find them?

It’s simple actually and they don’t cost money to watch. You can find them on YouTube.

What’s great is that I am going to give you these talks right here!  This way you won’t have to spend hours on YouTube looking for something to uplift you.  The hard work has already been done for you.

But, before I do that. I need you to pin this article to your Pinterest board so that when you feel down or beaten up, you can easily locate it and pep yourself up.

This article will become part of your happiness tool bag so you will need to be able to easily access it when you feel uninspired.

Now, that you’ve done that, let me get into what I promised you, talks that will change your life.

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TED Talk Definition

The talks that I am going to share are TED talks.

Just in case you aren’t familiar with a TED talk, I will let you know what it is.  A TED talk is short, concise, straight to the point, informational speech that is very powerful.

Because these talks are short all of the extra verbiages is removed and only the most impactful, essential, ideas are left which leaves you feeling raw in a good way.

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Why Listen to TED Talks?

 Listening to TED talks help to assure me that it is ok to grow.  It is ok to change. It is ok to transition.

These TED talks have gotten me through tough times and I know they will do the same for you!

I challenge you to listen to at least one of them not be moved.  I know you will be moved and feel much better than you had before watching this talk or else I wouldn’t be writing this article for you.

These TED talks are available for you to put in your bliss toolbox so that you can maintain your happiness.

10 TED Talks That Will Motivate You and Inspire Happiness

1. My philosophy for a happy life – Sam Berns

If you have not heard of Sam Berns, please do your research.  

This young man is amazing and awe-inspiring.

What he had dealt with and still was so happy and optimistic is an inspiration to us all. To see and hear his dreams and how encouraged he remained is unmatched.

 If you do not watch any of these videos that I suggested, you at least have to watch this one.

To know, that he passed away shortly after this video is heartbreaking. Watch this video now and you will be moved!

2. How the Worst Moments in our Life Make us Who We Are – Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon who is a writer gives inspiration on why when things are going wrong, why these are actually the most profound moments of our lives.  

He shares stories of people who he has met throughout life and how their worst moments made them who they are today.

3. Stop Waiting for Life to Happen -Peter Sage

In this talk, Peter Sage speaks up about what we truly need in life.  

He talks about what we truly need in life to reach our full potential and to make real connections with one another.

4. Depression and Spiritual Awakening Two Sides of One Door – Lisa Miller

Suffer from depression? (As I too, slowly raise my hand).

If so, this talk is just for you. Maybe your depression, after all, is not just meaningless suffering.

Listen to this talk and know that what you are going through is not just for nothing.

5. Finding our Enlightened State – Andrew Newberg

Looking for a way to improve your life?  Think that you need money and things to do that?  Think again!

This TED talk conducted by Andrew Newberg who saw the unique brain activity of people who were enlightened shows that you radically change and improve your life. He now helps people reach enlightenment.

6. The Psychology of Self-Motivation – Scott Geller

Wouldn’t be great if we could get ourselves to do what we need when we need it done?  

I’m talking about everyday things like washing dishes, sending that email we need to send, as well as things that don’t happen that often, making hotel reservations, making eye doctor appointments, or starting that business perhaps.  

It would be really, really, really, nice if we could do these things and more without having to have external forces motivate us. Well, in this TED Talk, Scott Gellar gives us insight on how we can become self-motivated?

7. Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable – Luvvie Ajayi

Do you want to be comfortable in life?  Have you ever thought about being uncomfortable?  Do you know that being uncomfortable yields growth and can lead to passion?  

Check out this TED Talk and let’s see if being uncomfortable is something you should strive to be.

8. A Broken Body isn’t a Broken Person -Janine Shepherd

If you are in a rut because you feel like you are in a rut and can’t make a move when to comes to fulfilling your dreams or your life isn’t going the way you planned it, then this talk is for you.  

This talk is all about how giving up your dream can allow new dreams to come to fruition.

9. Self-Love Be Intentional – Caitlyn Roux

This message is beautiful.  

Self-love is what we need more of in this world. It is something I desperately need to and I am working on.  

Learning to love yourself not based on your looks. Clothes, how much money you have, the car you drive, but just because you are you is something that we could all use more of.

10. Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health? – Bailey Parnel

In the times that we feel so connected to one another because we are a spectator in everyone’s lives, does this mean that we are truly connected or is it all an allusion?  

Could social media be the reasons as to why we are unhappy and mentally not well? Watch this TED talk and let me know your thoughts.

Best Ted Talks for mental health

Love Always and Spread Bliss,


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