The Dilemma of Honesty: Debbie Berlin-Romalis at TEDxToronto

08/10/2013 14:55:24

The fifth annual TEDxToronto conference took place on September 26, 2013 at The Royal Conservatory of Music.

For our 2013 TEDxToronto Conference, all talks, performances and demos were rooted in our selected theme, "The Choices We Make."

About the Speaker:
Debbie works as a clinical social worker in the Division of HaematologyOncology, with the Stem Cell Transplant Program and the Paediatric Brain Tumour Program at SickKids. During her years of academic training at Ryerson University and UofT, she provided crisis intervention and counselling services to women and children at many group homes, women's shelters, and halfway houses across Toronto. Debbie also facilitates groups for women at Sheena's Place, a community agency providing support to those with eating disorders, and related issues.

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Linda Graanoogst

Debbie Berlin-Romalis, thank you for getting your message across: don't look away!
Very powerfull speech! Thnx, and CU some day, I hope. Keep up the good work!

31/03/2016
Magpie95

this would have been more powerful and useful if you didn't feel the need to make it about your personal issues instead of leaving it about your work and how highly you obviously think of yourself. arrogant much? 

17/12/2014
Ken Whiteley

A beautiful and eloquent exposition on the power of the truth and the positive impact it can have when we embrace it.

30/12/2013
Fly higher

Face ,Hide or Escape.

23/11/2013
brainsman

So great to see a professional in the health care field be upfront and honest about their ED. She's right- honesty is contagious, and ITs can happen to anyone.

09/10/2013
swissmaestro

Wow! This is the most profound speech I have ever heard anyone give in life. What clarity of mind!

08/10/2013
jcmmanuel

This is amazing! I was first a little critical - because with many TED video's I got used to people giving a bit of a 'show' how well they can talk and be a presentator etc. But oh boy, I was wrong. This lady goes to the core of humanity - what it means to be human, be humane. This video is about the science of being human. This has quickly made it into my top favorite TED video's.

08/10/2013
GaiusGaiusGaius

Don't look away

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