Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Power of Vulnerability

Very many thanks to Alex for bringing this to our attention via SWENT - a video of Brene Brown speaking at a TED event on the power of vulnerability. Love, relationship, connectedness - it's all here -

If you haven't heard about the TED talks then you're really in for a treat, just find you way to their website and start browsing!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Are you Good or Evil?

Fascinating programme on Horizon this week. To quote the BBC -

"What makes us good our evil? It's a simple but deeply unsettling question. One that scientists are now starting to answer. Horizon meets the researchers who have studied some of the most terrifying people behind bars - psychopathic killers. But there was a shock in store for one of these scientists, Professor Jim Fallon, when he discovered that he had the profile of a psychopath. And the reason he didn't turn out to be a killer holds important lessons for all of us. We meet the scientist who believes he has found the moral molecule and the man who is using this new understanding to rewrite our ideas of crime and punishment."

Currently available on the iPlayer for the next 12 days - just click here - but for much longer for those able to access BOB.