We all need sources of inspiration, provocation, and support to live our best lives. Writing, videos, and audio recordings nourish a commitment to living gratefully. Search here for treasures and draw freely from their gifts…
(January, 2015) Dacher Keltner explains some of the ways in which power encourages individuals to act on their own whims, desires, and impulses.
(May, 2010) In this beautifully animated clip from Dirt! The Movie, Wangari Maathai tells an inspiring tale of doing the best you can under seemingly interminable odds.
(September, 2015) Actress Tembi Locke shares a love story that began outside a gelato shop in Italy. A story of passion, caregiving, grief and deep, soulful love. (10:21)
(November, 2016) “Kwanzaa Celebration” is a catchy song that will have us dancing, singing, and learning all about the celebration of family, community, and culture. Illustrated with simple, playful animation.
(2013) Eric Whitacre’s stunning choral piece “Glow” sung by a “virtual choir” of hundreds of people from around the world.
(December, 2013) What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.
On July 25, 2016 we gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of Br. David Steindl-Rast. We are delighted to share here videos of the entire event.
Research shows that an “attitude of gratitude” can measurably improve our overall well-being. This clever video explains how it works…
Terry Crews talks about the intense breakdance crew he had growing up and shares the secret behind his constant high energy – gratitude.
(From 2016 film seminars) These films feature inspiring characters embody positive psychological qualities (compassion, courage, forgiveness, gratefulness, wisdom, serenity).
(From a 2016 film seminar) This selection of films focuses on the role of the family in teaching us how resilience develops over a lifetime and across generations.
(August, 2011) Here’s a crazy idea: Persuade the world to try living in peace for just one day, every September 21. In this energetic, honest talk, Jeremy Gilley tells the story of how this crazy idea became real — real enough to help millions of kids in war-torn regions.
(December, 2015) Sometimes living gratefully means dancing joyfully!
(June, 2010) In this inspiring film clip Joanna Macy talks about the gift uncertainty plays in sparking our passion, creativity and focus for the work of The Great Turning, coming into a sustainable relationship with the Earth.
(July, 2016) What makes you rich or poor? A short film (1:00) from the beautiful Sangti Valley of Arunachal Pradesh, India. This film invites us to consider the difference between leading a rich life and having a lot of money…
(November, 2013) Musicians Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod brought together dozens of people from around the world to create this beautiful, heart-opening melody. This soul-stirring music video, created within a week by a team of volunteers, shines the light on all the small things that make up the beautiful fabric of our lives.
(July, 2013) Finding one’s passion and true purpose in life is essential to human flourishing. In this video, Sir Ken Robinson argues that education, organizations and communities need to be built on a model of diversity rather than conformity, so that every individual is able to discover and develop their unique talents and abilities.
(May, 2016) One of the most powerful, heartfelt student speeches you will ever hear! We invite you to take 5 minutes to listen to Donovan Livingston’s spoken word poetry.
(May, 2014) Truly a “Wonder Rush,” this vivid recitation of Gerard Manley Hopkins poem “As Kingfishers Catch Fire” reminds us about who we’re meant to be and the sound we’re meant to make. In addition to reciting Hopkins’ poem, Evan Koons passionately shares insights into the poem’s invitation.
(January, 2016) A delightful, award-winning, animated short film that speaks to the power of a special “present” given with sensitivity, love and courage.
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