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5 inspirational videos that blew me away with their messages

You don't want to miss out on these, they are too good to ignore!

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With all the accessible information, it can be pretty overwhelming deciding what to devote our precious time and energy towards. I always make sure to pay attention to those on the NY Times Bestsellers list or on Oprah’s show, Super Soul Sunday. Because if millions of people are able to relate to that person’s work, then chances are I will too!

Here is a short list of some successful women who are inspiring millions around the world. Ready to feel empowered? If so, read on.

1. The power of vulnerability by Brene Brown

I watched this in one of my college classes and it was one of the most valuable things I took from my entire college experience. Dr. Brene Brown is the coolest woman ever, which is why she’s in the top 5 most viewed Ted Talks. She has researched shame, courage, empathy, and vulnerability for over 16 years AND her books are #1 NY Times Bestsellers. Is that enough to get you to watch her TED talk?

“We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.” -Brene Brown

2. Lessons from the mental hospital by Glennon Doyle Melton

Glennon Doyle Melton is living proof that vulnerability and authenticity are crucial for true happiness. It’s nearly impossible not to love her, especially after she courageously shares the most intimate details of her life in her best-selling memoir, Love Warrior.

As soon as I started reading this book, I couldn’t put it down. Glennon struggled with bulimia, alcohol, drugs, and relationship issues yet climbed her way out of rock bottom. She now inspires women around the world as a speaker, mother of three kiddos, and the president of her non-profit targeting vulnerable women and children.

3. Your legacy is every life you’ve touched by Oprah Winfrey

This video is short, sweet, and so powerful. Oprah has a gift of instilling hope, optimism, and inspiration in all of us. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that success is not the size of our bank account. This video is a reminder that our lives can only feel fulfilled when we’re serving and helping others.

4. The universe has your back by Gabrielle Bernstein

Gabrielle Bernstein is a NY Times Bestselling author, international speaker, and spirit junkie. In this video, she shares her spiritual journey with us. She reminds us the importance of learning to surrender to the universe, God, or whatever/whoever you believe in. She makes you want to quit making excuses for not making time for meditation every day. Her talk also reminds us to listen to our intuition and try to quiet down the chatter in our minds.

5. How to re-program your subconscious mind to get what you want by Marie Forleo and Cathy Collautt

This interview is definitely worth investing 14 minutes of your time into. It will help you learn how to make your subconscious work for you, rather than against you. Marie Forleo has hundreds of inspirational videos that will motivate you to keep pushing through your struggles. Her guest star Dr. Cathy Collautt helps us learn how to re-align our subconscious mind with our conscious goals, in order to get the results we want in life. If you take away anything from this video, let it be this: “Your subconscious mind holds around 97% of your brains processing power, so the power of your subconscious is perhaps a million times greater than the conscious mind.”

These are just a handful of videos which changed my mindset and attitude towards positivity and hope. I’m sure that these will also strongly resonate with you.

Yasmin Irfani

Yasmin Irfani

Yasmin Irfani is a graduate student at Cal State Northridge, pursuing a Masters in College Counseling & Student Services. She received her BA in psychology from UC Santa Barbara in 2015. Yasmin loves to read, write, travel, and play with animals! She’s lived in California, Pakistan, and New York for different periods in her life and loves meeting new people. She is currently a Summer Editorial Fellow at the Tempest and loves connecting with others through writing.

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