Nature’s beauty can be fleeting -- but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.
One day, Ed Gavagan was sitting on the subway, watching two young med students practicing their knots. And a powerful memory washed over him -- of one shocking moment that changed his life forever. An unforgettable story of crime, skill and gratitude.
The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you're going, and above all, being grateful.
As the coronavirus pandemic raged in her native Sri Lanka, monk JayaShri Maathaa had a thought: two magical words that planted something beautiful in her mind and blossomed into a whole new way of being. She shares how this mantra transformed her life -- and the surprising ways gratitude can invite bliss, joy and harmony between yourself and all...
A mysterious tattoo on her forearm was all that linked Sara Jones, adopted as a child by white parents, to her South Korean origins. Searching for her birth family taught her that transracial adoption stories often frame new lives abroad as strokes of luck that call for endless gratitude, obscuring a far more complex reality. Through her experie...
These five different exercises -- all from TED speakers -- can help you add more thanks to your life.
Feel free to do the challenges in any way that suits you, whether it’s in back-to-back days or spread out over weeks or months. Then, if some of them resonate with you more than others, focus on those and save the rest for another time.
About this event: As we begin 2014, so many of us are planning. Planning for our families, our careers, our companies and our communities. We're attempting to build something bigger for ourselves and those we care about. We focus on tactics and strategies. We focus on technologies and tools.
This session of TEDxSiouxFalls is focusing on something different. W...
Event details: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States · February 1, 2014
Immersing himself in alternate lifestyles and hilarious experiments (usually with himself as the guinea pig), writer A.J. Jacobs tests the limits of behavior, customs, culture -- and reports back on the wisdom and practical knowledge he's gained.
About this event: An evening of gratitude to thank the speakers who have shared great ideas, and the sponsors and individuals who made it possible to spread them. Watch pre-recorded talks, connect around ideas, and have a mini-workshop on communication with past TEDxMinneapolis speakers and our lead speaker coach!
This is a private Salon event.
Event details: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States · September 13, 2019
About this event: Madison College and community members alike join together to present TEDx talks that will Illuminate you. From learning to pause to live a better life, to enjoying entrepreneurial and immigration adventures, to leading with gratitude and becoming more resilient join us for inspiration and insights as we navigate together towards a brighter future.
Event details: Madison, Wisconsin, United States · October 8, 2020
Writer A.J. Jacobs was going through life feeling more grumpy than grateful. To start cultivating a thankful attitude, he decided to show some appreciation to the people behind his daily cup of coffee. Here’s what he discovered when he met his barista.
Gratitude is not an emotion that comes naturally to me. My innate disposition is moderately g...
Caroline Catlin's research in behavioral health and developmental trauma has inspired her to incorporate art into the process of caregiving and therapy, as well as to work on reforming the way health, illness and disability are portrayed in the media. She is fueled most by gratitude, community and sour candy.
Plus: 3 stories of gratitude and generosity from StoryCorps
Sometime between the first bite of turkey and the last slice of pie, it’ll happen: a lull in the dinner conversation. What will you do next? If you’re breaking bread with acquaintances, you might turn small talk into smart conversation. But if you’re with family and friends and want to...
Gratefulness isn't always something that comes easily. Below, some reading and watching to get you into a thankful headspace.
Watch: "Want to be happy? Be thankful." This TED Talk from David Steindl-Rast is the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer. In it, the Benedictine monk and interfaith scholar talks about what, exactly, it means to be gratefu...