Gratitude Revealed is made possible through the support of a grant from The John Templeton Foundation. 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 […]
Asking Jason Silva to describe his thought-journey on the subject of Energy for our film series on gratitude is like asking a child to talk about why candy tastes so good. You’re going to get an amazingly entertaining answer. If you haven’t heard Jason Silva speak yet… don’t worry, you will. He’s mesmerizing, challenging, inspiring […]
Just 2 days after Louie would witness his work projected upon the Vatican in Rome, he would make a statement of Love in Paris at the COP21 UN Climate Change Conference, following an address by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. New York Daily News called it the “We Are the World” of global warming.
IN-Q Talks About Love and New Year’s Kiss IN-Q, which stands for In Question, uses his talent with words to inspire audiences to question what they know about the human experience. We are honored to feature his love poem, Eighty-Five, he wrote for our Gratitude Revealed short film on the subject. GR grabbed a precious […]
Shining a Light On the Vatican: Q&A with Louie Schwartzberg Last week was a moment in history Louie Schwartzberg will never forget. Neither will the world. A global climate summit in Paris followed by a breath-taking light show projected upon the greater-than-life exterior of the Vatican in Rome. Louie stood in the square among the […]
The word “awesome” has become engrained in our daily vocabulary. But did you know that at its root it is actually an expression of wonder? According to psychologists, wonder or awe is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with something so strikingly vast in number, scope, or complexity that it alters […]
Sometimes our goals in life can be elusive. But research suggests that building optimism about the future can motivate people to work toward that desired future and thus make it more likely to become a reality.
Happiness: The Science Behind The Smile Laughter may actually be the best medicine! People define happiness in many different ways, but at its core, leading researchers have proven that happiness involves feeling positive emotions, expressing that life is good and meaningful. Understanding, accepting and living this idea of happiness reduces your risk of heart disease, […]
The science is in! And it undoubtedly proves that gratitude is more than just a simple sentiment. Studies link gratitude to a stronger immune system, lower blood pressure, better sleep quality, reduced risk of heart disease, and better kidney function. But the benefits of living a life in gratitude extend much further than purely physical.
Science Behind Mindfulness Did you know that our brains are just as effective as our bodies when fighting off illness? A study of the brain conducted by Dr. Richard Davidson at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that after just eight weeks of training, practicing mindfulness boosts our immune system’s ability to fight off illness. Given […]
The very essence of what makes us human—from the flow of our hormones to our keen sense of touch—proves that we were born to be social creatures. Studies have shown that the benefits of connection can be seen in more than our DNA. Adults with a stronger network of friends live longer, and seniors who […]