Here are a handful of excellent TED Talks addressing the issues of communication, empathy, connectedness, and community.

Connected, but alone?
Sherry Turkle, MIT

Every kid needs a champion.
Rita Pierson, 40+ year teacher

Why we aren’t more compassionate more of the time?
Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence”

The Front Porch
Mark Bowe, DIY’s Barnwood Builders

Mindfulness and Neural Integration
Daniel Siegel, MD