Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Blow Your Mind!

I'm addicted to people, music, kindness, helping others and watching reruns of NCIS.  I love a good book, I am grateful for the quiet time in the outdoors--it never fails to ignite my ability to write--and I really dig dirt!  What I mean is, I really enjoy gardening.  C'mon, you didn't really fall for that, did you?

When people come together around a meal that I've prepared, when we raise our glasses in gratitude to the heavens, when we listen to a new song or discuss a book we've read or when we sit around a fire on a cold night, that's when I cannot imagine that life on any other realm could be as sweet or as satisfying.  The truth is, however, that--gasp--it can get better and there are new flavors to try.  You just have to know where to go and your life is automatically revved up!

One such place is TED--not the man, the annual idea-generating machine in Long Beach, California. TED and its offspring, all the little TEDx events around the world, are sparks of energy that just blow my mind.  If you've never listened to a TED.com talk, or attended a TEDx event, then you're missing the opportunity to blow your mind with Ideas Worth Spreading.

It's not too late, so if you're curious and close to Greenville, South Carolina, visit www.TEDxGreenville.org and see what it's all about. You can sample talks from the 2010, 2011 and 2012 events and keep an ear to the ground for the date for 2013.  Go ahead--risk it.  It will blow your mind!