In a time where we’re so focused on taking care of our physical selves, it’s easy to forget the importance of nurturing your mental and emotional well-being. However, being inspired by a motivational speaker can be a compelling experience and is often the key to unlocking people’s inner potential.
By replacing negative thoughts with positive ones, you choose yourself daily, a journey towards self-improvement that will ultimately make all the difference in your outlook on life.
Ready to be moved and motivated? Nothing inspires us quite like the words of others, so check out these great talks on self-love! From captivating quotes to heartwarming stories, you’ll find something that will lift your spirits when you need it most.
Breathtaking motivational videos to enhance healthy habits
Black Woman’s Self-Love Journey
Denis Francis is a true gift to her audience; she speaks from the heart and has an incredible capacity for bringing healing. The power of her words, such as “trauma and pain experienced isn’t necessarily normal – it’s been normalized,” resonated deeply with me personally for the first time in a long time.
She takes self-love conversation beyond surface-level topics by offering insight on transgenerational trauma concerning black women specifically – something that I have come to understand through my journey towards integration into daily practice. Her message will no doubt continue inspiring women of color facing similar adversity.
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Discovering Your Authentic Self
Within the first two minutes of this youtube video Ted Talk, you are spending so much time thinking about how inspiring Bevy Smith’s motivational speech is that you don’t even want to stop watching. Smith’s message of connecting with your “authentic self” is highly motivational and inspirational. She talks about her journey from being a successful executive fashion editor to quitting her job at 38 because of the fear of settling.
Bevy invites us to take a break from the personas and identities that others often impose on us. In this enlightening video, she presents us with helpful simple exercises. She ends with three thought-provoking questions to recognize our true selves – not just “the aging self” society tells us is terrible. It’s an inspiring reminder of why it’s crucial to stay you authentically!
The greatest gift Tedx could have given us is a curvy model and body positivity advocate, Ashley Graham, to discuss self-love, not caring about the opinion of others while remaining positive and having a great outlook on your inner beauty. Ashley Graham’s presence at the TEDx event was inspirational and motivating to her audience in many ways.
As someone who is constantly in the media’s eye, she sought out ways to redefine feminine beauty and calling herself what she wanted to be called instead of the labels like, “plus-size”. The next time you are feeling compelled to use labels, think of how powerful it is to refer to people as they want to be. There is no one-size-fits-all definition of beauty-it’s something that should be celebrated in all its forms.
Fostering Confidence for a Joyful Life
Brittany Packnett Cunningham believes confidence is the ignition to reach higher heights and accomplish extraordinary feats. Using her own experiences, she sheds light on three methods of unlocking this hidden power within us – a key driving force in realizing our aspirations.
I watched this with my best friend; it was the only thing we discussed for weeks. Confidence is crucial to clearing the many hurdles of life, and this TEDx talk dives deep into its importance of it. It’s full of Packnett Cunningham’s lessons on confidence, beauty, and curiosity, referenced from her life as a child, as a former educator, and now as an activist.
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Journey to Self-Love
We all can relate to having difficulty saying positive statements to ourselves yet, having an easier time saying negative things to ourselves. This is why this TEDx talk is so powerful and vital. Listening to this talk will remind us of our words’ power and how we can use them for good rather than bad.
After decades of silently suffering under the weight of depression and anxiety, Dr. Andrea Pennington was finally pushed to a breaking point after denying her true passion as an artist and creative expressionist. This led her on a journey that helped her reconnect with who she really is, inspired by personal growth through inner work combined with reducing the stigma around mental health issues.
Building Confidence Every Single Day
Lifestyle blogger and Co-Founder of the CURVYcon presents herself as someone who gives herself as someone with enough self-esteem and confidence to last for the rest of her life. Still, two minutes into her talk, you get a profound glimpse into her struggle to be accepted by her peers, performing arts teachers, and colleagues.
She goes on to talk about how she used her platform and found the courage to break down walls and be accepted for who she is. Her story resonated with many audience members as she spoke about the four critical steps of rebuilding one’s confidence.
This video is ideal for you if you’re big on setting goals to combat low self-esteem or confidence.