Have you ever imagined what it’s like to experience the world from the point of view of a flower or a hummingbird? When we see Life through their perspective it expands your vision and opens your heart, unveiling the mysteries of Life, and that is transformational. Continue Reading…
While the results have been beyond moving, we’ve also received a number of requests to create a portal for the individual. In truth, this was an oversight on our part! Of course, we should have provided the option for you, the individual, to dive deep into your own heart.
And so, we have created the following 3-Day Gratitude Challenge just for YOU. Continue Reading…
We’ve captured the event as Louie’s New Year’s gift to you in this video below. Find a quiet place to rest for 5 minutes and let it reveal itself to you. See if you are not filled with hope, resilience and gratitude.
Expanding Heart Connections
HeartMath is committed to helping activate the heart of humanity. They suggest that by creating an alignment and connection between our mind and heart, and with each other’s hearts, we awaken the higher mental, emotional and spiritual capacities that are dormant within us. Compassion, Resonance and Transformation are the core values that underlie their business.
Heather Hayward is a Licensed HeartMath Trainer who leads workshops and works in private practice helping people learn the techniques and technology from the Institute of HeartMath. For over thirty years, Hayward has dedicated her career to the field of personal well-being. As a Results Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Meditation Teacher, author and speaker, she successfully works with a diverse client population in one-on-one and group settings connecting them to their heart, producing sustainable change through Comfort, Humor and Inspiration (C.H.I.).
Specializing in creating custom written guided meditations for actors to business owners, writers to lawyers, youth to mature clients, and everything in between, these recordings support them to quickly self-correct, reduce negative self-talk and stay committed to their positive changes.
Since ’tis the season for heightened stress and potential holiday tension among families, and since Gratitude Lab is shining a spotlight on nurturing gratitude within families, we sat down with Hayward to ask for some tips to get through to the New Year. Continue Reading…
When Gratitude Revealed came across this video, we were so moved and inspired, we had to find out more about how this extraordinary teen transformation occurred. Enjoy the video and then read the interview that follows below.
Q&A With Louie Schwartzberg
Gratitude Lab Kicks Off With a Sit-Down With Louie
If you haven’t heard yet, Gratitude Lab is now officially begun! In response to your requests, we’ve curated the best gratitude videos, gratitude facts, DIY projects for you to download, and…. a series of gratitude exercises which can be adapted to fit your specific needs.
As Louie’s holiday gift to you, he’ll gather your anonymous insights, along with his breath-taking photography, and create a beautiful Gratitude E-book.
Louie has a lot to say on the subject of Gratitude. We sat down with him to ask him a few questions about this subject and more… Continue Reading…
August 21st marked the end of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. World-class athletes from all corners of the globe have returned home, some with medals marking their incredible accomplishments. As those games come to a close, however, a new set of games is just on the horizon: the Compassion Games. No plane tickets or passports required.
Jon Ramer, the founder of Compassion Games International (CGI), reached out to Moving Art in support of this year’s Global Unity Games, one of five annual Games that CGI hosts each year. The Global Unity Games will begin on September 11th and run through September 21st of this year.
The Compassion Games are the world’s largest compassion “coopetitions.” No one can lose the Compassion Games; and the more people that play, the more people that win. The goal is to inspire as much compassionate action in communities around the world as possible, through volunteering, random acts of compassion, and more.
Want to learn more? We asked Jon some questions about the origin of the games, how to participate, and what makes compassion such an important notion to share.
There’s a Goethe quote that Tiffany Shlain has had framed on her desk since she was a little girl:
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Begin it now.”
Family is a priority for Shlain, and themes of connection are predominant throughout her work. Both her family and her companies, The Moxie Institute Film Studio and nonprofit Let It Ripple, are based in San Francisco, where she is currently preparing to launch her 3rd annual global event, Character Day.
We had the privilege and honor of sitting down with Tiffany to discuss focus, moxie and inspirational tips for how to produce effective change in the world. Continue Reading…
This past Sunday, May 8th was not just Mother’s Day. It also marked the end of National Wildflower Week.
The week was started by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, because of the former first lady’s belief that wildflowers “give us a sense of where we are in this great land of ours.”
Louie Schwartzberg’s lengthy career has been dedicated to capturing the beauty of nature using pioneering time-lapse techniques that take us on journeys through time and scale. As beautiful as these images are, they also come with a deeper purpose. “Beauty is nature’s tool for survival,” Louie is often quoted as saying, “we protect what we love.” He shares his films to encourage audiences to not only see what’s beautiful about the world around us, but to also encourage its protection. This makes last week’s Earth Day and this week’s Arbor Day especially important here at Gratitude Revealed and Moving Art.
In honor of Earth Day tomorrow, we have a very special interview for you. We had the pleasure of speaking to Sean Watkins, the social media manager at GreenFaith (a Gratitude Revealed partner!), an interfaith coalition for the environment that was founded in 1992. If “faith” and “environment” seem like a contradiction of terms to you now, just wait to read how Sean and GreenFaith are correcting that notion.
In our conversation, he explains how GreenFaith considers climate change to be a moral issue, and how the organization has brought together people of all religions and spiritualities for this cause. In particular, he tells us about The People’s Pilgrimage, a walk from Rome to Paris prior to the COP 21 climate talks last December.
Plus, he connects everything back to a belief we here at GR hold dear to our hearts: gratitude.
Norman Lear has had a long and storied (pun intended) career as a writer and producer of American television. His shows, including All in the Family, Sanford and Son, and The Jeffersons, defined the sitcom format. Everyone knows an Archie Bunker.
He is a master at making people laugh, but you might be surprised to find that his skill with the witty quip isn’t what has given his career longevity – it’s purpose.
Our own Louie Schwartzberg sat down with Norman to talk about how purpose plays a key role in his life. In order to illustrate this, Norman did what he does best – he told a story.
If you were in NYC on March 31, you probably felt the enchantment in the air. That’s because MUSE was in town. MUSE events are “enchanted evenings where art, life science & technology meet to inspire the Who’s Who in health.” It’s a modern-day adaptation of the salon from the Age of Enlightenment but instead of poets, painters and philosophers, the attendees include physicians, patient advocates, health researchers, health technology startups and pharma professionals. This year, it boasted an inspirational roster of speakers, including our own Louie Schwartzberg and his dear friend, Arianna Huffington. Continue Reading…
If you are unfamiliar with Malynn Utzinger MD, you are in for the sweetest treat. She’s double board certified in Family Medicine and in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, is a certified yoga instructor, and has been exploring alternative medicine for years—working with the likes of Dean Ornish MD, Andrew Weil MD and most recently, Deepak Chopra MD.
She has joined creative forces with Louie on a few projects, including the Forgiveness film you see above, and the collective genius that stems forth from Louie’s visual expression and Dr. Utzinger’s heart expression produces a powerful journey towards forgiveness and peace, and ultimately gratitude. Continue Reading…
Dr. Carter takes “the pursuit of happiness” to a whole new level. In our gratitude film series, it only made sense to connect with the “Happiness Expert” for our film on the same subject. Happiness – it turns out – is hard work… with incredible rewards. We were excited, therefore, to have the chance once again to discuss the topic in this intimate interview and to share the conversation here with you. We hope you will discover great joy from this conversation – as well as meaningful insight and suggestion. Continue Reading…
The very nature of TED, its very premise, is to inspire curiosity and encourage the insatiable pursuit of answers… which create more questions. Isn’t that exactly how you hoped college would be? Isn’t that how you hoped LIFE would be?
We thought you’d love to hear from the curator of TED himself, Chris Anderson, on the subject of Curiosity. Continue Reading…
When we found out we would be given the opportunity to interview Jack Kornfield on Patience, I admit there was a bit of surprising nervousness. Would we ask something silly? Would we talk too much? A friend, who happens to be an ordained Zen Buddhist priest, suggested we try this brilliant new concept called “enjoy the conversation.” And, so we did… and we hope you do, too. Continue Reading…
So, what does that really mean? That sentence you just read probably didn’t move, touch or inspire you very much. And yet, if you are willing to indulge us just a moment… we’d like to share the story of one family’s commitment to profound acts of generosity.
You see, there is a beautiful story of one man’s journey to provide for a world much bigger than himself, and his commitment to his own family name that it carry this mission of generosity into future generations to come. Continue Reading…