By now you know that at Lime Ricki, we’re all about loving your body no matter what. But at the same time, we know it’s not always easy. Loving ourselves is a journey that we are all continuously on, and some days, we need some extra motivation to get there.
One perfect source of inspiration and motivation is the TED Talks website! There are thousands of talks from incredible minds, and you can find something that applies to almost any situation. We looked through tons of talks to find our favorites that will make you feel amazing, change your thinking, and inspire you about your body.
1. A broken body isn’t a broken person
Janine Shepherd was an Olympian cross-country skier – that is, until she was hit by a truck during a bike ride and became a paraplegic. Her story is powerful, inspiring, and an important reminder that you are not your body.
2. Changing my legs – and my mindset
Aimee Mullins was born without legs, but she had a dream to run track in the Paralympics. However, after all her hard work and training, when she got there, it wasn’t what she expected.
3. Your body language may shape who you are
Instead of worrying about how your body looks, focus on what your body can do. Amy Cuddy argues that your body language can boost your confidence, and might even make you more successful. Try it out and see what you think!
4. Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model.
Cameron Russell has been a model from a young age, but what she says about it might surprise you. She talks about self-confidence, real life vs what things look like in photos, and why you shouldn’t aspire to be a model when you grow up.
5. Why thinking you’re ugly is bad for you
Meaghan Ramsey’s talk is eye-opening and frightening as she looks at what teenage girls deal with from a young age related to looks and popularity. We loved her tips on how to counteract the effects of the media on young girls – and ourselves.