What Almost Dying Taught Me About Living

In this powerful and emotive Ted Talk, Emmy Award-winning writer and motivational speaker, Suleika Jaouad, connects with her audience over the nuances of life, and what happens when, as is quite often the case, things don’t quite go according to plan. Listen as she tells a story of how her seemingly ideal life fell victim to a silent killer, and what happened in the aftermath.

Taking brutal honesty to the next level, Suleika delves into the realities of the struggles that she — and many like her —have faced, and tackles what the “projection of heroism and expectation of constant gratitude” does to people who are trying to recover from hardships. What she leaves us with can only be described as a much-needed reality check.

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What Almost Dying Taught Me About Living
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