In a special edition of their curated talks, TEDxToronto is showcasing a series of conversations from the new TED Connects program that offers varying perspectives from experts that offer ideas, and shifts of thinking, when it comes navigating this strange and difficult time.

TED Talks that inspire hope:

It’s okay to feel overwhelmed. Here’s what to do next – Elizabeth Gilbert

How to create meaningful connections while apart – Priya Parker

How we can navigate this time with courage and hope – Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

“If you’re feeling as overwhelmed as we are, we encourage you to pause for a moment, take a deep breath, and remind yourself of the steps you may have already taken to adapt. Maybe this means finding new ways to connect and support loved ones. It could also mean making time in your day for reflection and self-care,” says Marinella Roque, who co-leads the TEDxToronto curation team. “These daily, live conversations have been a source of comfort for us over the last few weeks. We hope you find some wisdom and insight in them as well.”