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Susan Conley TED

The Power of Story

Susan Conley is a writer, a teacher and a co-founder of The Telling Room, a creative writing lab in Portland that believes in the power of stories to transform students’ lives and change communities. Susan served as the executive director of The Telling Room for its first two years of life before moving to China, […]

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Elizabeth Gilbert TED

Success, Failure, and the Drive to Keep Creating

Elizabeth Gilbert was once an “unpublished diner waitress,” devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’ she found herself identifying strongly with her former self. With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple — though hard — […]

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