Rebecca at TEDx!

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How do you know when you’ve made it? Being invited to a TEDx event makes you feel like you’re one step closer—closer to sharing the message that’s closest to your heart, that is.

Last Saturday, April 18, 2015, The Secret of Mago Castle author Rebecca Tinkle took part in TEDxYouth@Glendale, a one-day event aimed at empowering youth to dream big dreams. It was organized as an “opportunity to connect and truly see ourselves, and each other; our true worth, our true ability, our true value, and our true nature.”

The more than 300 participants that gathered at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona received their own copy of The Secret of Mago Castle courtesy of Dahn Yoga Foundation’s Heroes Without Capes Book Drive. Approximately 750 copies of the book were donated by Dahn Yoga and Body & Brain members around the country.


In addition to her talk, “I Dreamt Out My Work,” Rebecca spent four hours signing books for the teens, young adults, teachers, and caretakers that came to the event. She touched the heart of each person she could, telling them a little bit about their spirit, taking pictures with them, and giving them warm hugs.

One participant told Rebecca later, “Sitting in the audience, I felt so much love and sincerity from you.”

Rebecca herself thought, “It was totally an otherworldly experience talking from the TEDx stage. It was extremely nerve-wracking, but since I did it, I’ve matured to a new level in my vision for how I want to share my heart with the world. It reinforced the feeling inside that the reason I do everything I do is not only to reach the people of our world and help them find a little more peace, but especially, to reach young people like those who attended the TEDx event. If my experiences and what I have to share makes their lives even 10% better, then I will have considered myself a success at the end of my life. I’d especially like to thank Mohammed Abu Zeinab, Event Curator and Project Manager, and the Thunderbird School of Global Management for giving me this great opportunity. It was not only the next step in my own journey, but deepened my sincerity toward myself and the world.”

Stay tuned for the video of Ms. Tinkle’s talk. Until then, here are some pictures to take you there.

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