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Theme: Matters of the Heart

This event occurred on
October 17, 2014
9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
Monterey, California
United States

The heart: a muscle that pumps blood through the body of every living creature on earth with a vertebral column. Self-regulatory, adaptable, and powerful, it is complex and life-sustaining. In the collective psyche, the heart holds a special, symbolic place. Since the middle ages in Western civilization, it has been linked with love and considered the very home of the soul. In China, it was believed to be where shen – spirit – resided and was the source of intelligence.

The latest science is now revealing that the ancient beliefs about the heart were indeed accurate: it is, in and of itself, intelligent, spiritual, emotional, decisive, and intuitive. At our TEDxSantaCatalinaSchool event, we will explore the following questions:

What is the latest science telling us about the human heart? How can matters of the heart inspire our lives? What professions are driven by being in touch with one’s heart?

In today’s technological and fast-paced world, how do we see embodied the seven types of love?
philia (deep friendship)
ludus (playful love)
agape (selfless love)
eros (physical love)
storge (familial love)
pragma (long-standing love)
philautia (love of oneself)

Why do we have so many proverbs containing the word “heart?” and what do they mean?
to know something by heart
to have a heavy heart
to have a change of heart
to be brokenhearted
to die of a broken heart
to take heart

Santa Catalina School
Santa Catalina School
1500 Mark Thomas Drive
Monterey, California, 93940
United States
Event type:
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Organizing team


Monterey, CA, United States
  • Krysia Ng
    TEDxSantaCatalinaSchool Club Assistant Head
  • Loleï Brenot
    TEDxSantaCatalinaSchool Club Secretary
  • Jee Hee Lee
    Public Relations Team Head
  • Toni Adeyemi
    Speaker Curation Team Head
  • Willow Wallace
    Human Resources Team Head
  • Lucía Tarriba
    Photo & Video Team Head