Days are long, but the years are short. This is what people say about parenting. With 2 young kids, my sleep is often too short and too interrupted. Blurry eyed, I often fall asleep BEFORE my children when putting them down for a nap. Days like this makes the days feel even longer. REALLY long. It’s 24/7, no catching up on sleep on the weekend, no calling in when I’m sick. It can be hard to remember things I should be grateful for. But this curated list of videos from TED are some great reminders on what we should be grateful for, like being alive one more day or the hardships I’ve endured in the past because without those experiences I would not be who I am today. Watch these as we approach day of giving thanks.
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.
Martin Seligman talks about psychology -- as a field of study and as it works one-on-one with each patient and each practitioner. As it moves beyond a focus on disease, what can modern psychology help us to become?
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.
In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: "Before I die I want to ___." Her neighbors' answers -- surprising, poignant, funny -- became an unexpected mirror for the community. (What's your answer?)