Archive for the ‘Videos & photos’ Category:
I came across this video the other day, and I was in awe. Suddenly, my desire for economic fairness, environmental sustainability, and my focus on inner happiness and well-being all came together. Nic Marks’s brilliant work is a fine example of hope in the world. He is a practical visionary. I believe the Happy Planet Index is truly where humanity is heading, if we choose to.
Yesterday, my partner and I went for a walk along the McCloud River. It was the first time in my life that I had seen a black bear on a trail. Let me be more clear – the bear was on the same trail that I was on. Yikes!
My friend Alex Champion, who creates earth labyrinths, occasionally sends me wonderful NASA photos of our universe. I find this photograph – taken on April 11, 2010 – particularly inspiring and beautiful. It resembles one of my favorite childhood art projects and is aptly named Spirograph Nebula after the drawing tool used to create colorful geometric shapes.
Happy April Fools’ Day! Upon seeing this video, I immediately felt gratitude for the existence of creative and intelligent playfulness. Fun is often “underrated” and yet it is so essential to our well-being and desire to be fully alive. Enjoy!
Not sure if you’ve ever noticed, but the word “fun” just so happens to be in funeral. How on earth did that happen? An oversight or intentional? Is there such a thing as an optimistic funeral? From my experience, I’d have to say YES.
Have you ever felt completely discouraged? Feeling like a failure at something that you had been confident you could achieve? What did you do in that moment? How did you respond?
This video is a priceless lesson in optimism. Watch for the boy’s AHA moment:
I finally saw this amazing video from Oprah’s 24th Season kick-off. Talk about optimistic! As if the song isn’t uplifting enough, the community effort of this coordinated dance of 21,000 people is outstanding.