Many of us have been repenting, in tears, of our own lack of action—lack of paying attention—when it comes to racial injustice. Now we wonder, “What can I do?”
One thing is—remain engaged. Not grow weary in well-doing.
We can’t let our fiery conviction that change MUST HAPPEN dissipate with the next news cycle because we’re getting tired.
I understand that the constant barrage of vitriol and negativity we’re hearing all around us is energy-draining. It saps the creativity we so need to think of empathetic, kind things we could do that could actually help bring about beautiful and long-lasting change.
If you’ve been feeling drained in this way, today might be a good day to listen to this funny, enlightening, high-energy 12-minute TED Talk by Dr. Shawn Achor, instructor for the most popular class ever in the history of Harvard and leader in the positive psychology movement.
Dr. Achor helps us understand how we can keep our brains wired for the energy, productivity, and creativity that will help us make a positive difference in the world.
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Jeannie is a full-time academic strategist, podcast host, and sought-after speaker for students ages 12–26 and their parents and grandparents. Her writing, speaking, and podcasting help parents set their kids up to graduate college debt-free and move directly into careers they excel at and love. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, USA Today, NerdWallet, and US News and World Report, and on CBS News. She is a huge Shawn Achor fan, and tries to keep her brain wired for energy and creativity every day.