6 TED Talks Worth Watching: Life

Last week, I shared 3 TED talks about food and the obesity epidemic that I thought you'd be interested in. Here are some more of my favorite talks, but these are a little different. These inspirational messages are about standing up after you've fallen down, living your life to the fullest, changing your perspective, focusing on the positive and more. They'll motivate you, enlighten you, and remind you that you are the creator of your life and you can design it however you want.  These are definitely worth watching and shorter than your favorite sitcom. I truly hope you enjoy these talks as much as I have!

Neil Pasricha: The 3 A's of awesome

"Neil Pasricha's blog 1000 Awesome Things savors life's simple pleasures, from free refills to clean sheets. In this heartfelt talk from TEDxToronto, he reveals the 3 secrets (all starting with A) to leading a life that's truly awesome."

Aimee Mullins: The opportunity of adversity

"The thesaurus might equate "disabled" with synonyms like "useless" and "mutilated," but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these associations, she shows how adversity -- in her case, being born without shinbones -- actually opens the door for human potential."

Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed

"Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind as the doomed plane went down? At TED, he tells his story publicly for the first time."

Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+

"To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world's "Blue Zones," communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. At TEDxTC, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100."

Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling

"Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this evolutionarily contagious behavior."

Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better

"In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening -- to other people and the world around you."