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17 minutes

The Key to the Search for Happiness

In our quest for happiness, could we be starting from the wrong place. Today’s EWC thought leaders takes us through a way of thinking that might be the key to happiness! See what you think!

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7 minutes

Get a Backbone!

What if life on earth never evolved a solid scaffolding: bones? Can we imagine a planet where soft bodies like worms and octopus evolved big brains? Our backbone seems to have changed everything and the story of it’s evolution is fascinating.

6 minutes

The Joyful Ones Among Us

Do you have someone in your life who is always focused on keeping everyone else happy? They make everything work for everyone else and are the Joyful One’s Among Us! Let’s see if we can recognize them…

Little Girl with Giant Piece of Chocolate Cake

55 minutes

Do you know the secret to happiness?

You might know the secret to happiness already! It turns out most of us experience it every day and just forget to stop and recognize it! Sounds confusing, but we will let some TED speakers explain…

Have A Little Faith SoulPancake

30 minutes

Have a Little Faith!

Zach Anner is a comedian with cerebral palsy who is a self-proclaimed “religious idiot.” On his quest to learn more about the religions of the world, he takes us on an incredible journey that is as hilarious as it is enlightening! Check out our new favorite YouTube series here at EWC!

Elusive Creative Genius

20 minutes

Do you have a creative genius?

What is creativity? Is our modern way of thinking about it wong? It’s hard to put a finger on inspiration, but author Elizabeth Gilbert thinks that the answer to our creative woes might require turning to the past for answers. Check out her incredible TED Talk!

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8 minutes

Emotional Correctness with Sally Kohn

We’ve all heard the term “political correctness”. Most of us have either kept up with those evolving concepts or given up trying. But what if our goal was “Emotional Correctness”? Here is a fascinating insight that might make complex dialogues actually productive! See what you think…

Image: Sam Berns and his parents with Sam's Happiness Secrets

17 minutes

Sam Berns and His Happiness Secrets

Have you heard 17 year old, Sam Berns’ secrets to a happy life? I watch this TED Talk periodically as a refresher course, no matter how busy I am – and maybe because of that. See why!

Asking questions without answers

13 minutes

Asking Questions Without Answers

What can asking questions without answers teach us? Chris Anderson and TED-Ed team up to help us think about ourselves and the universe in a bigger way! Check it out!

Image: Pickle jars for finding your priorities

8 minutes

Empty Pickle Jar Philosophy

Can one of the most important philosophies in life be contained in a pickle jar? It can, and it could change your life and the life of the people you love. Take a look!

maya angelou

7 minutes

Maya Angelou: Just Do Right

Have you ever felt like you could use the advice of a wise elder, or a loving grandparent? Maybe one clarifying perspective to reach for, moment to moment, might be helpful.

Image: Sun Through Flowers

12 minutes

Gratitude and Wonder with Louie Schwartzberg

Photographer Louie Schwartzberg brings us all to a place of breath-taking beauty, wonder and hope with his TED Talk, remarkable images and the words of wise ones, young and old. This TED Talk leaves us with a sigh and a smile every time we revisit it.

dawn of humanity

130 minutes

New Light on the Dawn of Humanity

As scientists continue to uncover the origins of our humanity, this discovery in an unlikely place by an unlikely team may be the missing link to our ancient ancestors.

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27 minutes

What Makes Us Happy?

We can all think of a a lot of things that makes us happy, but what if we didn’t need things and circumstances to be happy? Former biochemist turned monk Matthieu Ricard give us a leap forward on that!

How to Age Gracefully

17 minutes

How to Age Gracefully

What words of advice would you give your past self? Here is a brilliantly funny and insightful video, along with a story that most could identify with! Great fun.

no junk manifesto

8 minutes

The “No Junk” Manifesto

Look around your surroundings. How much plastic and single use “stuff” do you have? Can we live with fewer, but better things, and be happier? Take a look.

boy who lifted

5 minutes

The Boy Who Lifted 33,000 Spirits

Sometimes we meet a child who radiates such otherworldly wisdom and compassion that we have to ask the question, “Where does this energy come from?” Meet a profoundly wonderful little being. (5m)

By Hand

18 minutes

Forging a Stronger Future by Hand

Should we put technology and hand-writing in opposing corners? This artist will bring that whole debate into sharp focus. Absolutely beautiful work and reasoning. Enjoy this.

change the world

19 minutes

If You Could Change the World

What would the world look like if companies used creativity and the human instinct for compassion to serve their business and humanity at the same time? Take a look at one doing it!

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10 minutes

Long Walk Off a Short Pier

Here’s a short, humorous, true story that might remind most of us of the challenges of being an awkward teen. Very funny… and familiar!

inner landscape

48 minutes

The Inner Beauty of Landscape

If you are looking for something a little deeper than Facebook video clips and Twitter comments, we have a great recommendation: a weekly podcast that I rarely miss. Give this a listen!