Happy Valentine's Day: Awesome TED Talks on Love

Friday, February 12, 2016

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Happy weekend of love! I don't know about you, but for me, Valentine's Day has never really been a huge deal. I have always been under the impression that if my significant other is good to me year round, it doesn't matter if he buys me an embarrassing display of flowers, and/or a tiny box of chocolates in the shape of a heart.

For me, those things mean nothing. So, what does mean something? Love -- the kind that lasts all year. The kind that sends me stupid selfie videos of him dancing with his new hair cut. The kind that spends an hour on Saturdays doing the massive mountain of dishes we build up during our busy weeks. The kind that holds my hand while I'm having a panic attack on my mother's first death anniversary. The kind that forgives me for ignoring him during the worst year of my life. The kind that willingly chooses to just see a movie with me every Valentine's Day instead of trudging through the masses of people at restaurants.

(Special Note: This year we're going to see Pretty in Pink, because how awesome is it that it's back in theaters for it's 30th anniversary?!!)

So, for Valentine's Day, instead of telling you all the awesome things or dates you could waste money on, I took to TED, and found you some fantastic talks about finding love, marriage, and how to keep that desire for the long haul.

Enjoy, and Happy Valentine's Weekend! I hope you're able to keep your expectations low, and your hearts open.

+++ Let me know which talk was your favorite, and/or what you thought of their messages in the comments. Also, feel free to share with your friends or loved ones! 






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29 comments

  1. I truly enjoy TedTalks! The idea of sharing with a stranger is really interesting. I need to share this with my single friends.

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    1. I know. I want to do some experiments with that. Maybe make some new friends!?

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  2. We have never really be into the Valentine Day traditions. Glad to see your doing something different. Our first grand daughter was just born, we are celebrating our Valentine special delivery.

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    1. What a wonderful thing to celebrate! Congratulations!

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  3. I love Ted Talk videos! They are always so inspiring! I will definitely have to watch these later :)

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  4. I could do a marathon of Ted Talks! I really loved the first one about the 36 question study. I liked how in the end she said how yes they made a choice to be in love but you have to continue to make that choice. It changes my perspective on my relationship. Thanks for the post!

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    1. That one was great!! Sometimes I watch Ted talks for an hour instead of TV. I love TED.

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  5. I love TedTalks. It's so interesting to hear from so many amazing people.
    Kari
    www.sweetteasweetie.com

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    1. I love the whole idea of TED. It's fun to watch them on our tv.

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  6. Looking forward to watching these. I thoroughly enjoy TED Talks.

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  7. I couldn't agree more with everything said in the second paragraph! I love TED Talks too, and can't wait to watch these. Thanks for posting this! x Amanda - TheFashionToFollow.com

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  8. This is such a great post! It's always best to focus on the relationship rather than the things you can do for one day. :)

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  9. I have this page bookmarked so I can come back and listen to these TED talks when the kids are asleep and I can actually hear them! I really like how you see the love in the every day little gestures and appreciate them.

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    1. Thank you very much! I hope you watch them.

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  10. YES! I need a good TED talk night! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing these! xo
    Krista
    www.hundredblog.com

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  11. I have never heard of Ted talks before. This is something completely new to me. I am happy that I came across this post! I feel that if you've been together for several years valentine's day is just another day. You don't need just one day to prove that you love your significant other.

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    1. I totally agree. Go to TED.com. Your life will never be the same.

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  12. This is a great post! I really love TED talks, and the ones you shared are so insightful and engaging. Wonderful! Happy Love Day (every day) to you!

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  13. Love TED talks. We often watch them in our house through the apple TV app. I'll have to check these out.

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    1. That's how I find them too! It makes for a much more inspiring tv night than regular tv.

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  14. What a great idea to compile these Ted Talks! I am gonna bookmark this page and watch these as soon as I have time. :) I totally agree with you as well, Valentine's Day is just not that big of a deal.

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  15. What a great alternative and some great suggestions! I just took to Netflix this year and watched Valentine's episodes haha.

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