11/06/2014 03:32 EST | Updated 11/07/2014 12:59 EST

Silken Laumann's Simple Solution To Change The World Involves Hugs

As an Olympian representing Team Canada, Silken Laumann knows a few thing about power. Power was what helped her nab three medals in rowing during the 90s, but according to the motivational speaker and mother, the most powerful thing anyone can do doesn't involve any feats of athleticism at all. It's all about being more authentic around the people you care about. Oh, and give out more hugs. Laumann dropped by this year's We Day in Vancouver 2014 to share more about the causes closest to her heart for AOL's Conversation Starter series.

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