Stop Chasing Purpose and Focus on Wellness | Chloe Hakim-Moore | TEDxMemphis

Stop Chasing Purpose and Focus on Wellness | Chloe Hakim-Moore | TEDxMemphis

For ages, people have been told to find our purpose, and that purpose will lead to a fulfilled life. But what if finding purpose isn’t enough to bring fulfillment? What if the focus on finding purpose, in fact, has been harming us by obscuring who we are with ideas of who we should be? This talk explores how our singular mission should be collective wellness, why now is the time to pursue it, and how the journey will offer the healing our world has desired for centuries. Chloe is an internationally acclaimed social designer, artist, and humanitarian. Fueled by an unshakable reverence for all life, her practice demands dignity for all, and centers the reimagining of societal systems to guarantee global well-being. Hakim-Moore designed and leads NEXT Memphis: a $32 million initiative of Porter-Leath to increase access to high quality early childhood education for all families in Shelby County.

Her past projects include: leading the operations of First 8 Memphis; partnering with the National Institutes of Health to serve persons with disabilities in Trinidad and Tobago; and supporting refugees and immigrants through designing citizenship attainment and food entrepreneurship opportunities. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

50 Comments

  1. Paris Estrella on September 8, 2022 at 6:17 am

    Thank you Queen for being so sweet and honest with your story! I’m glad I clicked “Play Now” on this video because I was only going to watch 1 TEDxTalk but my spirit wanted to hear what you had to say. You are speaking facts. Look forward to meeting you one day.

  2. Adventures of Atorina on September 8, 2022 at 6:29 am

    💙

  3. Binty Dee on September 8, 2022 at 6:30 am

    Your perspective is absolutely refreshing and I am so happy I came across this video ! 😍♥️ you are so so beautiful and so informative ! Thank you so much 🥰♥️ I WILLLLL align with all that is meant for me 🥰💕

  4. JDs Organic Productions on September 8, 2022 at 6:31 am

    This was a great talk with massive gems dropped. Completely worth listening to again! Thanks you for sharing this!

  5. MON TOD on September 8, 2022 at 6:33 am

    This is dope! I’ve been on a similar journey pursuing wellness for the past couple years and it is the hardest and best decision I have to continually make.

  6. Leeskiii on September 8, 2022 at 6:38 am

    Im 20 and i feel like im at a life crisis trying to find my purpose and like she said im just wondering if im using my time right. Im not really enjoying the experience of being human. I think it’s because im chasing the feeling of being happy 24/7 and not accepting any other emotions like boredom and criticism. I be feeling alone i dont know why if its a gazillion people in the world, then i dont feel alone anymore when i come across videos like this so thank you chloe and everyone out there if u reading this bro we’re human and we got this stay safe stay bright

  7. AnnMarie on September 8, 2022 at 6:39 am

    Cultivate wellness. Yes

  8. Video Playlist on September 8, 2022 at 6:39 am

    Thank you

  9. Vibal Source by SheReigns on September 8, 2022 at 6:40 am

    Really appreciate this message because I also battle with anxiety and only a few years ago I started to practice wellness. I am also from Trinidad !!! sending love 🇹🇹🖤

  10. Solace Gold222 on September 8, 2022 at 6:42 am

    Beautiful

  11. It's All Good! on September 8, 2022 at 6:42 am

    Bless you Ms Moore for sharing a universal truth! Change for the better always starts with the betterment of self. Honesty about our frailties will yield a path of discovery to what holds us back from living the abundant life!

  12. Darius Edwards on September 8, 2022 at 6:43 am

    I had no idea how much I needed this. Thank you, Chloe!

  13. Sindile Mnisi on September 8, 2022 at 6:43 am

    I so needed this 😭I think I really need therapy,dont know where to start.

  14. C.C.OnDaBeat on September 8, 2022 at 6:43 am

    I’ll have to rematch this one. I aint heard a word she said she gorgeous

  15. Shervyse Smiles on September 8, 2022 at 6:44 am

    This was a sermon for me 🙌🏽👏🏽❤️

  16. Patrick Naomi on September 8, 2022 at 6:45 am

    Finally! Something that doesn’t hinge on ambition!

  17. COMECLOWE on September 8, 2022 at 6:46 am

    and it’s tedx Memphis! OMG

  18. HiiEishh on September 8, 2022 at 6:47 am

    If I was looking for a sign to find a therapist.. this is it.

  19. · UghVal ♡ · ⚜️ on September 8, 2022 at 6:48 am

    I found this is so real, I shared the same feelings like lack of sleep, but with experts advice on “stay focus” I become stronger and a big believer in education!

  20. Action Jacklyn Alopecia Princess on September 8, 2022 at 6:48 am

    ❤️

  21. Loza Nalawa on September 8, 2022 at 6:49 am

    Awesome talk 👏 Thank you ❤

  22. Yasmin Ogbu on September 8, 2022 at 6:49 am

    Gurl you think your twenties are intense.. wait till your thirties 🫠

  23. Eunice-Sarah Kiragu on September 8, 2022 at 6:50 am

    Loved this I’m on that journey too sis. You did such a bemoan job in articulating it. Thank you. You can’t give what you don’t have.

  24. Stacee Morris LMT on September 8, 2022 at 6:50 am

    Such a great presentation ❗ Definitely elements within this video that I can apply to my life. Cherry on top⁉️ She’s a Memphian〽️❗

  25. Just Josie on September 8, 2022 at 6:50 am

    She started to lose me when she mentioned "inequalities" because I’m sure she wasn’t referring to actual inequalities but rather skin color and gender, she worried me a bit more when she quoted UN, World Bank and IMF in a way not to criticize the travesties they’ve put upon the world, but using them as experts, and she totally lost me when she said "according to every credible climate scientist". So the poor girl is not getting anywhere near enlightenment until she breaks her brainwashing. But she seems to be a lovely person. And I agree with making yourself a priority, for those of us who are not natural narcissist, or men, it can be tough to put ourselves and taking care of ourselves as a top priority.

  26. Lucky Dalton on September 8, 2022 at 6:51 am

    Chasing Purpose is for Men… God created Adam and worked with him in the Garden. Eve came and enjoyed the Labor of Adam… that is how things should be.. but nowadays, Women are becoming like men and chasing purposes , cooporate Jobs and strugling instead of living the life they were created to enjoy… But who am i , to tell you what to do ?…

  27. Ks Y on September 8, 2022 at 6:52 am

    Very simple explanation for why millennial are forefronting this change and shift in society (even if it takes decades). Most of us have our Pluto in Scorpio. Death and transformation. We are destroying the old things and way of being that does not serve. We are clearing way and path for next generations to really implement what we have seeded.

  28. Sydney Michener on September 8, 2022 at 6:52 am

    So much of her journey sounds like mine – I felt so connected and inspired and watched this at just the right time!

  29. · UghVal ♡ · ⚜️ on September 8, 2022 at 6:52 am

    Help line?

  30. Syd Bey on September 8, 2022 at 6:53 am

    Mid life/ quarter life crisis put a number on life. For me I cannot do this

  31. Sebaga Madibela on September 8, 2022 at 6:54 am

    she’s amazing

  32. eternal sunshine ♡⋆.࿐࿔ on September 8, 2022 at 6:55 am

    amazing amazing message 💗💗💗

  33. Mary Foster on September 8, 2022 at 6:56 am

    Thank you

  34. Lex W. on September 8, 2022 at 6:56 am

    A great tes talk was a little hesitant to watch but gave it a go and feel the title should be different lol more if an attention grabber than exact meaning of the story like “inner workings “ or something

  35. Angelina Chabvonga on September 8, 2022 at 6:57 am

    What a sweet talk, I love her energy

  36. Ted Sims on September 8, 2022 at 6:58 am

    Wellness and companionship,,

  37. Higher-self on September 8, 2022 at 7:00 am

    Wellness is a key aspect. Health is now the absence of symptoms, yet physically, emotionally, spiritually or financially, or any or all of the above could be a train reck. Overall, all of them are worthy of attention and equally if any one of them is neglected, they all suffer.

  38. Molly McMullen on September 8, 2022 at 7:02 am

    so good 👏👏👏

  39. MCD on September 8, 2022 at 7:02 am

    Meditate Meditate Meditate……x

  40. Brennan The Bronze: Languages on September 8, 2022 at 7:05 am

    "You will enjoy your life so much more, which is truly the reason we’re here!"

  41. Ouranos Wealth Group on September 8, 2022 at 7:06 am

    One fuels/empowers the other. Health is wealth.

  42. b. bryant on September 8, 2022 at 7:07 am

    Glad I listened! Peace and blessings to you

  43. Savion Washington on September 8, 2022 at 7:07 am

    Powerful message

  44. Earth Angels Exist on September 8, 2022 at 7:09 am

    When she mentioned her grandma passed, I energetically gave her a 🤗.

    Excellent video! Came right on time to confirm what I’ve been doing. Thank you 🙏🏽 *grateful 🙏🏽*

  45. Binty Dee on September 8, 2022 at 7:09 am

    This is absolutely refreshing and I am so happy I came across this video ! 😍♥️ ! Can’t wait for my feature 🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂 🥰♥️ I WILLLLL align with all that is meant for me 🥰💕

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  47. Chantal Clarke on September 8, 2022 at 7:11 am

    This is exactly where I am it’s hard but it’s the truth back to basics and putting my heath first

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  49. Ray F on September 8, 2022 at 7:14 am

    I am 18 and I 100% agree with her message because we can do and be anything in this world but only if we are well from a holistic perspective 🧡.
    A win in any aspect of our life is a win in every aspect of our life.

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