Need a little Hump Day Inspiration?

Howdy folks. It's official. Fall is here. I am drinking tea and just got my UGGS out of hibernation. I don't want to talk about summer being over because I might cry (cue violins) but there is something nice about fall. I just keep thinking of red wine and football (even thought I don't watch it).

So, throughout the year of Song in Your Box and songwriting, I realized how important inspiration is to me. How it really fuels my fire.

Let's start with a definition, shall we?

Inspiration: n. the act or power of moving the intellect or emotions Inspire: vb. exert an animating, enlivening, or exalting influence upon

Pretty cool, huh? I love it. The idea of moving your intellect or emotions. It gives me the goose bumps.

So, with the discovery of just how important inspiration is in my life, I realized how often I seek it out. Either by the movies I watch, the music I listen to, the people I talk to. It's my driving force. And why not? Why wouldn't you want your intellect and/or emotions to be moved/animated/enlivened/exalted?

 Today I'm sharing something that has moved my intellect and my emotions. It is something I go back to when I need inspiration. Lately, a lot of my inspiration has been found in personal development. I know it gets a bad rap for whatever reason but I think it's the coolest thing. Why wouldn't you want to grow and learn more about yourself?

This is a TED talk given by Brene Brown. She is a professor at the University of Houston and this talk went on to be viewed 8 million times. She did another TED talk after which I also highly recommend. She even went on to talk with Oprah about her research. I find the subject of vulnerability so fascinating because I agree with her-the fear of it, is probably the one thing that all of us humans have in common.

And after hearing the talk, it's something I am much more aware of.

If you like this talk, I highly suggest going to Oprah's website and checking out her one hour interview with Brene. She drops some big knowledge on the subject. If not, just take 20 minutes out of your day to watch this TED talk. Warning: it may move your intellect and emotions.

All my inspirational love, Dana