Girl Up: The Secrets to an Extraordinary Life How to manage your mental health 4 months ago   15:02

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the
TED Conferences. It was filmed and edited by Tijo Media at the Carpenter
Theatre at Richmond CenterStage in Richmond, VA.

As a creativity consultant and international speaker,. Courtney Ferrell can be found standing at the busy intersection of ideas, energy, and people. Her latest idea, Girl Up, empowers young women to take full advantage of their gifts, their independence, and their possibilities in order to create an extraordinary life for themselves. In the past decade, she has worked intimately with thousands of young women as a speaker, teacher, coach, dorm mother, and mentor. Her mission is to provide girls with actions and language that will help them put common (and uncommon) sense into practice and become a sought-after person without compromising who they are.

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Priscila Drummond
Snowflake Winter
Courtney is Brilliant!!
24k Chef Kimmy
Absolutely awesome!!!!!! ♥️♥️💯🔥🔥 I needed this growing up.
Victoria Victoria
This woman must not know many 17-24 year olds lol
Anneloes Barth
This made me cry. It’s true. We are taught to bring down other women completely against our basic instincts, and we are taught to never think we are good enough.
Janice Madsen
If I could like this video 100 times I would!
Kelly Clark
I wish someone spoke to me like that when I had an eating disorder. Love these messages so much. PS Courtney Ferrell reminds me of another amazing woman with sparkly eyes: GILDA RADNER. xoxo
Tia Nieves
strange ;?
Jess Sch
Really needed this today! thank you ❥
Andrea Ruga
Thank you ❤️
Amelia Robinson
Best Ted talk EVER!!!
Ruby - Art as Therapy
All young girls need to hear this ✨🤝 Women empowering women is beautiful 💖
Asas Bades
Young guys need a similar I feel like they pick on eachother so much and depression in young guys is so high for some reason.
Meiling Ma
Oh she dress me up something completely different from Virginia, I am not a native speaker, so I failed to understand the laughing part, can anyone explain to me, please?
Ginger Rose
This is such an important message but she talks so fast and loudly that it's a little overwhelming. I would have been so scared by this force of words if I were to sit there
vania ranny
the best ted's vid ever i watched
Ms. Mars
Hands down the best Ted talk I've ever seen...and I've seen a lot of them.
Bariqa Ali
This should have more views
Coreen Duquette
That was powerful!! I loved it. We need someone like her in all the schools.
She is everything ; My inner head monologue brought to life.
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How to manage your mental health Girl Up: The Secrets to an Extraordinary Life 4 months ago   17:33

Prolonged psychological stress is the enemy of our mental health, and physical movement is our best weapon to respond.​ Leon Taylor is a former competitive diver who competed for TeamGB at three Olympic Games. Following retirement, he transitioned to the commentary booth where he works for the BBC. Leon has a passion for performance, wellness and movement spending much of his time now as a speaker, executive coach, and mentor to the next generation of sports stars. His enthusiasm and skill for mentoring have allowed him to work with a range of athletes across Olympic and Paralympic sports. Most recently playing the role of Athlete services lead at the pre-Games Camp in Brazil prior to TeamGB'srecord-breakingg 2nd place on the medal table. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at