Saturday, September 28, 2013

What Does it Mean to be Vulnerable?

Inspiring TedX talk by a scientist who realized that vulnerability was not something to be fixed, but to be experienced in order to access the gifts of being human.  This is a remarkable presentation, given the humanism and compassion that emerged from wise, qualitative scientific inquiry, about what it means to be human.

Stress: Portrait of a Killer - with Robert Sapolsky

This documentary on "Stress: Portrait of a Killer," is from National Geographic and available on its website and through Netflix. 

This is a thoroughly remarkable video featuring famed Stanford researcher and MacArthur Fellow, Robert Sapolsky.  He sets out the case for stress being a killer and shows how healthy behaviors and cultures can moderate its effects.