Become who you really are | Andrea Pennington Don't Believe Everything You Think 1 day ago   18:12

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Following a near death-like experience this popular physician and medical journalist realized that her past conditioning was causing her to live an inauthentic life that created depression and anxiety. She dug deep into her shadow to overcome low self-esteem, learn to love herself and transform her entire life. In this inspiring talk at TEDxIUM, Dr. Andrea Pennington shows how we can learn who we really are - or who we were meant to be - by examining our biology, our personality and temperament and ultimately discovering our unique 'Soulprint' to break free from social conditioning that creates self-loathing and self-rejection.

Dr. Andrea Pennington is the Founder and President of Pennington Empowerment Media. An integrative medical doctor, acupuncturist and Positive Psychology coach, she empowers people to go from “surviving to thriving” by embracing their strengths and talents and sharing them with the world in a powerful way. As an investigative journalist she produces television programs and documentaries about the soul and science of wellness, longevity and optimal living. Dr. Pennington provides values-based brand development consulting for individuals and small companies who wish to make an impact in the world through digital and broadcast media.

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Shafer Hart
What are you guys talking about this is a bunch of repackaged bs. Yeah she's pretty, so what? People are so easily bought nowadays 😂
John Akusu
Wonderful talk
Juliet Ngweno
Okay, can she just run for president already! What an incredible lady!!!!
Love Green
Thank you. The original worths more than the copy.^^
James Remus
Is this woman married? BECAUSE I LOVE HER! 😳
Adelaide Hamilton
I dunno if it's just me but I found this to be possibly the most inauthentic and fake reinforcement of societal norms and the status quo. Positive psychology appears to be little more than buzzword marketing gimmicks used to placate and condition people by reaffirming their self-serving biases ('I am special' and 'I am in control') regardless of the (usually dismal) reality.
luvluca toni
Need a woman beside me to coach me like that. Push
thank you for sharing. I am obsessed.
Roel Van de Paar
No thank you. She seems to be preaching a religion of 'self' (and that 'anything goes' in the persuit of that) - and that seems to be a very rehashed version (with rehashing the very thing she speaks against...) of that old teaching "you can be like gods". Andrea, it seems God came into your life before. Seek Him again, and you will find Him. Seek out His ways, He (and He alone) already knows your best and True self. He made you. He knows you better then yourself. Find your True self in Him. He is the Truth, and the Way, and the Life.
Great video. Thank you for sharing you with everyone to learn from.
Kimberly White
Such a positive, impressive presence!
genuíno, grato por esse conteúdo. Thank you
Great motivation speech. I still dont know how to find out who I am.
Iselina Hernandez
You're so inspirational. Loved the video
Rose Laguerre
"To transform what you see on the outside, you've got to transform who you are on the inside."

"We are the one that should choose what we will be in this lifetime."

"Authentic happiness and total wellness are your natural birthrights. You have a unique purpose to fulfill in this lifetime, even if your role seems small."
Wow ... she is like a sales person or something
Omer Abashar
One of the best TedTalks period. I will watch it again and again specially when I am down. Thank you so much..
Moneymaker ventures
I only had to watch you for 1.47. Now I'm on my way to greatness. THanks bye. see you again
Arif Benfaid
Wonderful talk. She delivered a vast amount of knowledge in a short yet clear and comprehensive speech. Hat off!
Pauline Price
Andrea you are amazing. Thank you for sharing your ideas. They are priceless!
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Don't Believe Everything You Think Become who you really are | Andrea Pennington 1 day ago   21:56

Lauren Weinstein delivers an inspiring TEDxPaloAlto talk on how to break free from limiting beliefs.

Lauren Weinstein is a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, teaching one of the most popular classes there—The Essentials of Strategic Communication. In addition to her work at the Business School, she has served as a guest lecturer and skills coach for Stanford Law School, the Stanford undergraduate program and the Stanford

In addition to her work at Stanford, Lauren is the founder of Resonate Coaching. As the principal at Resonate, Lauren works with clients ranging from TED speakers to start-up founders to high-level executives, helping them achieve more powerful public speaking and interpersonal communication skills.

Prior to her current work, Lauren served as a communication strategist for high level teams at Fortune 500 companies and worked with Santa Clara County in their mediation and communication skills training program.

Lauren received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her B.A. in psychology from Stanford University. She’s also a certified leadership development coach through the Coaches Training Institute.

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