Nature. Beauty. Gratitude. by Louie Schwartzberg

nature beauty gratitude

Beauty and seductions are nature’s tools for survival because we protect what we fall in love with.
–Louie Schwartzberg

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For his TED Talk, go here.

This TED Talk is, like many, very thoughtful. It takes the idea of appreciating now, today and presents it in a touching and beautify way.  “Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.” by Louie Schwartzberg is visually seductive and narrated with heart.

In Praise of Slowness from Carl Honore

in praise of slowness

Carl Honore shares his perspective on slowing down. From Work, to relationship, as well as helping our own kids to slow down.  He reminds us to stop being busy for the sake of being busy.

He also makes the point that companies get better productivity and schools that reduce the work level for students have better performance. Overall, slowing down helps in almost all facets of life.

 

 

Being happy is staying in the moment

Material gains and progress are not tied to being happy. Even though we have much more than we had a generation ago we are no happier. Income, age, gender are not connected to being happy.

So, what make us happy? Trackyourhappiness.org has something to teach us about being happy. The key finding is stay in the moment. Be aware of where you are and be engaged with the people you are with.

We are able to contemplate the past and plan for the future. Our ability for mind-wandering is unique to us as a species. This is a strength.