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TEDxFSU - Sally Karioth - Compassion Energy as a Way to Find Joy in What You Do

About the Talker: Dr. Sally Karioth Professor of Nursing College of Nursing, The Florida State University Some speakers make you cry, some speakers make you laugh and some speakers make you look at life differently. Dr. Karioth is a special speaker as she can make you do all three. Things she has learned as a nurse, teacher, talk show hostess and grief therapist. Dr. Karioth is a graduate of the Green Bay Bellin School of Nursing and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has gone on to earn two Masters degrees and a PhD. Dr. Karioth has been on the faculty of FSU for 40 years and has taught over 35,000 students including being the mentor of Myron Rolle during his quest in obtaining a Rhodes Scholarship. She has won local state and national awards including at FSU an undergraduate teaching award and the Ross Oglesby award. She has been a contributor to the Chicken Soup book series and her own book called "If You Want to Know if You're Dying Ask the Cleaning Lady" has sold over 85,000 copies. Active in trauma work she was one of the first people to go to the Pentagon following 911. Dr. Karioth says that every day you should have at least one exquisite moment; a theme she emphasizes on her speaking tours that cover over 25,000 miles worldwide each year. Since 1972 she has taught summers at the FSU campus in London and been a regular guest lecturer in the palliative care curriculum at the University of Gjovik in Gjovik, Norway. Her speeches are filled with rollicking anecdotes and poignant stories, so buckle your seat belts and prepare for a wild ride. About the Talk: Calling on her 40 years of experience as a grief therapist she will utilize personal anecdotes to remind the listeners to find the exquisite moments in each day. Dr. Karioth will show us how to distinguish between minor and major events. She will encourage us, as an alternative to compassion fatigue, to internalize compassion energy that allows us to not be overwhelmed by observing others suffering but to be energized by helping alleviate that suffering. Dr. Karioth will remind all of us that our work is to help the helpless, to care when we can't cure and to be grateful not only for the lives we touch but the lives that touch us. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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