You buy local organic food and ride your bike to work to avoid emissions but inside you’re a bit of a crank and you feel like something is missing. Sound familiar? Many of us are great at looking after our environment but forget about doing a little self-maintenance. Add a little mojo back with these three videos, curated by our very own and very lovely Emily Harris… who is never cranky.

“What is the ultimate purpose of life? It’s to give. Start giving. See the joy of giving!”

Surrounded by a culture that emphasises wanting and needing more, this short video can help us reflect on where true joy is found. Is it really in getting more, is that where true happiness lies? Or is the real joy in giving? What an inspiration you are Narayanan Krishnan. How different this world would be if there was a little bit of you in each of us…

Vulnerability – strength or weakness?

In this all-time favourite TED talk, researcher Brene Brown helps us to see that true strength and authentic connections can only be found when we drop our protective barriers and reveal our true vulnerability. Everything else is just a mask. Econest wrote about this topic further, here.

“What do you desire?”

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who had an incredible way of simplifying eastern philosophy for the western mind. His many recordings are shared on the internet. In this short video he asks: ‘What would you like to do if money were no object?”

In chasing money instead of following our passions we are asked to consider what sort of life we are creating for ourselves. As Watts explains, “You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing… which is stupid!! Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.” Agreed.