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This month, we are changing up our resources! All of the resources below are from NPR’s TED Radio Hour, which explores big questions of our time with the help of great thinkers. Each episode is a compilation of discussion and TED Talks that fit into a greater theme to help us expand our minds and impact.  

Inspire To Action
What motivates us to take up a cause, follow a leader, or create change? This hour, TED speakers explore stories of inspirational leadership and what makes some movements more successful than others. 

Failure Is An Option 
Failure can be devastating, but it can also make us stronger and smarter. This week, TED speakers explore how failure clears the way for success, both in our everyday work and our innermost lives. 

Reframing Anger 
Anger is universal and complex: it can be quiet, festering, justified, vengeful, and destructive. This hour, TED speakers explore the many sides of anger, why we need it, and who’s allowed to feel it. 

The Greater Good
In times of crisis, how do we decide what personal sacrifices we must make for the benefit of all? This hour, TED speakers share four different ideas about how to act for the greater good.  

Processing the Pandemic 
Between the pandemic and America’s reckoning with racism and police brutality, many of us are anxious, angry, and depressed. This hour, TED Fellow and writer Laurel Braitman helps us process it all. 

Approaching With Kindness
We often forget to say the words “thank you.” But can those two words change how you — and those around you — look at the world? This hour, TED speakers on the power of gratitude and appreciation. 

In this hour, TED speakers share stories of overcoming a weakness and turning it into a strength.  

Wired for Altruism
Helping others feels good, but why do some go farther than others? This hour, TED speakers explore ideas about altruism — what motivates us to be altruistic, what limits us, and whether we ever go too far. 

The Gratitude Chain
When A.J. Jacobs set out to thank everyone who made his morning cup of coffee, he realized the chain of thank-you’s was endless. This hour, Jacobs shares ideas on gratitude — and how to make it count. 

The Antidote To Hopelessness 
Jason Reynolds is an award-winning author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. This hour, Jason speaks with Manoush, host of NPR’s TED Radio Hour, about reaching kids through stories that help them feel understood. 

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If you have missed or would like to revisit content from past months of our Healthy Parkinson’s Communities Resource Roundups, here is a list of resources we have previously shared:   


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