Videos and Ted Talks

Here are a few videos that we at Culturally Minded have found really interesting.

Hope that you enjoy them too!

If you have any video recommendations, don’t hesitate to let us know either by emailing leedsbookclub at or contacting one of us via twitter.

TED Talks

Guy Winch – Why we all need to practice emotional first aid.

We’ll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.

You can find out more by visiting Guy Winch’s website HERE

Jane McGonigal – The Game that can add 10 years to your LIFE

When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience — and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.

superbetter-logoI’ve actually downloaded SuperBetter and will let you know how it goes!

To find out more about Jane McGonigal, why not visit her website HERE?


TED Talks

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

Visit the TED Talks website HERE