Is Living Your Purpose the Key to Health and Wellness? | Myra Godfrey | TEDxWilmingtonWomen

Is Living Your Purpose the Key to Health and Wellness? | Myra Godfrey | TEDxWilmingtonWomen

NOTE FROM TED: While some viewers might find advice provided in this talk to be helpful as a complementary approach, please do not look to this talk for medical advice. We’ve flagged this talk, which was filmed at a TEDx event, because it appears to fall outside TEDx’s curatorial guidelines. This talk only represents the speaker’s personal understanding of and experiences with lifestyle, diseases, and mental health. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here:

In this talk, Jaya Jaya Myra talks about the connection between your life purpose, health and wellness, and how she used the power of purpose to recover from fibromyalgia. Myra discusses the differences between Eastern and Western paradigms to health and wellbeing, and how a common connector between both (backed by lots of scientific evidence) is living your life’s purpose. With nearly 90% of non-communicable disease being related to lifestyle choices, this message empowers people to find new ways of thinking about happiness and health to support your full potential.

Jaya Jaya Myra is an internationally acclaimed author, QVC spokesperson, wellness building and design consultant, and creator of the Well Method. After healing herself naturally from debilitating fibromyalgia, Myra developed the Well Method to teach others how to live a healthy, fulfilled and successful life based on each person’s unique elemental composition.

Her approach to wellness and purpose shows why one-size-fits-all solutions don’t work for everyone, and how to find what will work for you. Myra’s debut book, Vibrational Healing: Attain Balance & Wholeness. Understand Your Energetic Typeis, published in 10 languages and is available worldwide.

Jaya Jaya Myra is also the Founder & Director of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Gita for the Masses, teaching spiritual practices that promote conscious character development, inter-religious dialogue, and interfaith harmony. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


  1. Love this so much! This TedX Talk has come at a perfect time! wow! yes! I will apply to use the power of purpose!

  2. Everyone talks about purpose in their life, but Myra puts credible true meaning behind the value of living out your purpose! This talk solidifies how important it is for you to love your life and be fulfilled as that alone will keep you healthier. Amazing! Thank you Myra.

  3. Very inspiring talk! We need more people like you to spread the awareness of the mind body correlation. With the proper mindset we are capable beyond belief. Thank you for sharing your message with the world

  4. I loved this Tedx talk! You have a very calming speaking voice and body language. The people that I’ve known who give off that calmness, are people who are balanced and content with themselves and their life. You make it all sound so easy to obtain. I am so thrilled I got to interview you for my book. Another Ted talk speaker is interviewed for the book too. She is a neuroscientist. Like you, she also understands emotions and how feelings can get trapped in the body and sometimes one just has to plow through the tough task of going inward to find what is making one sick. Thank you for all that you do for sharing your message to help others. You helped me this morning! Your book “Vibrational Healing” is also helpful. And interviewing you was inspiring!

  5. It’s wonderful to hear the science behind why living life with real purpose keeps us healthier! Thank you, Jaya Jaya Myra, for helping us embrace the power of purpose and choose happiness to keep us healthier, among other things!

  6. You packed a lot of extremely helpful information into a short amount of time. Thank you for sharing your story on how you dealt with stress from your job, relationship, anxiety, lack of focus, sadness and the frustrations of not feeling fulfilled. You are speaking my language. Who doesn’t feel that way from time to time. Getting out of the loop, stepping off of the insanity wheel seems to be the hardest thing to do even when we know it is the right thing to do. We all want to find healthy alternatives for ourselves, kids and family. This was just what I needed to hear, perfect timing as I am really struggling and you have given me hope. Thank you.

  7. This is an awesome piece Myra. Looking forward to hearing and seeing more from you. Thanks for keeping us informed!

  8. Your purpose defines your elemental make up from birth? Though I heard your talk 2 times before this jumped out at me this time around. Whoa. Definitely want to learn more about this.
    Really appreciate your willingness to share what you learned from the toughest fight of your life. Its inspiring how you have reclaimed your life and health.

  9. I love love LOVE this!!! I tell people to stop pursuing "happiness" b/c happiness is fleeting, it comes and it goes. I think what people REALLY want is "fulfillment", and I believe that is only found when you pursue your purpose, when you listen to that little voice inside. Now, thanks to you, it also has actual health benefits!!!!

  10. Very well said, Ayurveda has been considered to be very effective since ages and establishes a deeper impact on mind-body system. Myra explained the strong sense of purpose with such simplicity that it’s truly fascinating. The Talk is very uplifting, Thank you.

  11. Myra, Thank you for emphasizing the centrality of Purpose, and that one-size-fits-all solutions are not ideal.

  12. I used to believe Herpes can’t be cured, just as the other doctor’s told me, until I met Dr Ado on YouTube and got completely cured from 2years Genetials herpes in just 10days.

  13. Thank you for sharing your experience and wisdom. Great talk! It goes right along with my Self Appeal® philosophy of knowing yourself, which I believe we all need to hear over and over.

  14. Congratulations Myra! Your talk is powerful and shows the courage you have to speak out about such an important topic. I feel blessed having had the opportunity to experience your talk live in Wilmington. Way to go!

  15. myra is incredible! i have been following her on instagram for several months now (@jayajayamyra) and she’s inspired me several ways — ways to love, how to improve my at-the-time depression (i didn’t even know i was actually and once i did i leaned into myra’s instagram), and during the holidays she posted something about other ways to gift those i love when i was at a financial rock bottom! finally, her attention grabbing wave followed by "hi there jaya jaya mryra here" and how she says, "bye" simply lifts my spirits and makes me happy!

  16. I absolutely LOVE that Tedx allowed Ayurvedic and Holistic Healing on their page! This was a wonderful post. Thank you so much🙏 Wonderful inspiration to get my family to change their diets and follow their passion!!

  17. I fully subscribe to everything you say here. Thank you, Myra, for distilling ancient, universal wisdom and making it relevant to our modern times.

  18. What an important question to ask ourselves and to recognize how our happiness either leads to or away from health and wellness. Myra, are there other suggestions you would offer to connect this principle firmly in our everyday consciousness?

  19. I engage with you on Twitter and so fully support you in this talk. You are pure awesomeness. I was not aware of your life story but appreciate your sharing and yes I by and support living our life purposes. Thank you.

  20. Great talk, Myra! I fully align with you on all of this and have my own similar story. You delivered this message beautifully.

  21. Very interesting talk! It’s encouraging to see how actually feeling like you’re living your purpose, as defined by you, has a positive correlation to health and well-being.

  22. Your talk was on point. As a holistic practitioner of Ayurveda balancing the five elements leads to a balanced mind, body and soul which in turn leads to health and happiness.

  23. Eat well and exercise is the key do that and you most likely wont have medical problems in the first place. This is actully what we are led to beleive. if you choose to listen ot not is your choice.

  24. You were Great as usual. One question did they ask you not to move your feet? The stance looked awkward. That was my only critique.

  25. Excellent talk with a tremendous amount of insight. Powerful delivery and you will help many, Myra!

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