Svaha Spirit Series: How to Spot a Liar ~ TEDtalk

We have all been lied to and told more than our share of lies to avoid hurting feelings or getting caught at something you were NOT supposed to be doing in the first place! Can you tell when you’ve been lied to? Have you ever watched the show Lie to Me? It’s really interesting! We all know it’s better to come clean and tell the truth than be caught in a lie. It’s simple really, you can’t forget the truth.

TEDtalks are one of my favourites ways to get lost on the internet. You learn something interesting and the variety is endless. Here is one with Pamela Meyer called How to Spot a Liar. I found it fascinating, not for any particular reason what-so-ever! Just sayin…


Svaha Spirit Series ~ Neil Pasricha: The 3 A’s of Awesome

Ok, it’s no secret that I love Neil Pasricha and his blog and his Book of Awesome series. I’ve written about him here on Tara Cronica twice before! He is my hero for a few reasons. He is awesome himself for starters. He won the Webby Award for best blog in the world for his blog 1000 Awesome Things two years in a row. He’s Canadian. He’s authentic. He’s in touch with his inner 3 year old and just generally has a great attitude. And now he has a video on Ted! Yay! Watch this and be inspired by a truly awesome guy.


Svaha Spirit Series~The power of vulnerability

This talk by Brene Brown resonated deeply with me.  It is the spark that ignited me to write Authentically Yours, earlier this month.  Some lines that really stood out for me:

“Courage, the original definition of courage when it first came into the English language — it’s from the Latin word cor, meaning heart — and the original definition was to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart.”

“And so these folks had, very simply, the courage to be imperfect. They had the compassion to be kind to themselves first and then to others, because, as it turns out, we can’t practice compassion with other people if we can’t treat ourselves kindly. And the last was they had connection, and — this was the hard part — as a result of authenticity, they were willing to let go of who they thought they should be in order to be who they were, which you have to absolutely do that for connection. The other thing that they had in common was this.They fully embraced vulnerability. They believed that what made them vulnerable made them beautiful. They didn’t talk about vulnerability being comfortable, nor did they talk about it being excruciating — as I had heard it earlier in the shame interviewing. They just talked about it being necessary.”