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5 Parenting Styles and How They Affect Children (7:32)

There are four widely researched styles of parenting: authoritative, permissive, authoritarian, and neglectful. The styles range from controlling to undemanding, and from cold and unresponsive to loving and receptive. In recent years, over-involved parents, who are present in every aspect of their child’s life, are often referred to as the fifth style. They are also known as snowplow or helicopter parents. Learn to fine-tune your parenting style.

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Being Kind (4:50)

Empty Hands Music | Nimo Patel | Don't miss this inspiring gift.

Nimo Patel, an Ivy League-educated, Wall Street businessman, and MTV Rap star gives all his music away at no charge.

The 21-Day Kindness Challenge launched on September 11th. 98 countries. 6000 people. And a collective tidal wave of good that inspired many -- including young rapper-activist "Nimo" Patel at the Gandhi Ashram in India. Nimo wasted no time channeling that inspiration into an infectious music video. "Being Kind" was created on super short notice by an intercontinental crew of volunteers working out of their living rooms. It features footage from all over the world and heart-melting appearances by the children Nimo works with in the slums. Watch, listen, and prepare to smile big at this lyrical reminder that kindness really is "all we can leave behind." Bonus Song/Video: Watch Grateful, A Love Song to the World.

This entire album is a true gift to everyone. An anthem of reflection and love for one another. If you like this music, you can get a download for the entire album at NO CHARGE along with an ebook of the song lyrics on their YouTube site. (4:57) Read more about how this man, Nimo Patel, an Ivy League-educated, Wall Street businessman, and MTV Rap star, turned to spreading seeds of goodness and love here.

HeartMath Course

Visit The HeartMath Experience Free Online Video Program: 5 Essential Tools to Reduce Stress, Anxiety & Fear. Learn how to use heart-based living to enhance your life and those around you. The HeartMath Experience (2:25 min) Limited Time Only.

UPDATE APRIL 6, 2020 - HeartMath is currently giving this online video program away, no cost to you - yes it is absolutely free April - May of 2020. The Coronavirus pandemic and all the changes that have resulted has caused a tremend ous amount of fear, anxiety and stress for people. We felt it vital to get these tools to as many people as possible. Please share this information with your family, friends and network. Scientific Foundation of the HeartMath System's technology is based on over 29 years of scientific research on the psychophysiology of stress, resilience, and the interactions between the heart and brain. Available for a Limited Time. Learn More →

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How to be Kinder to Yourself

How do you deal with your own stress? Psychiatrist Elizabeth Guinto tries a practice to be kinder to herself (3:09)

Superhumans: Remarkable brain waves of high-level meditators

Daniel Goleman, Author, Emotional Intelligence|Richard Davidson, Neuroscientist (3:28)

Joshua in a Box

JOSHUA TOONS are allegorical films full of wit and wisdom. JOSHUA IN A BOX: Focusing on limitations. We make the box ourselves, with our minds. (4:04)

Nadine, depressed and alone, living life in the dark. A gift from gives her something to live for. Nadine has a chance to pay it forward. (4:27)

How to Clear Your Head

Do you dwell on the negative and let moments of joy just pass you by? Discover how Pixar's Pete Docter got out of his head and savored the life he lives. The Science of Happiness (2:18)

A New Kind of Justice — Restorative Justice

Punishment, however “just” it may seem, works by returning injury for injury. No wonder it isn’t working! (3:30)

The Science of Kindness (2:15)

There are scientifically proven benefits to being kind! It is contagious, teachable, and makes you feel all fuzzy inside. Sponsored by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.

Don't Forget to Show Love (3:05)

4 Year-Old Super Hero Feeds Homeless with His Allowance

How Power Makes People Selfish (2:03)

Power leads people to act impulsively and fail to understand other people’s feelings. When researchers give people power in scientific experiments, those people are more likely to act inappropriately.

What is Mindfulness?— Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn discusses what mindfulness and meditation are really about: presence of heart. This was part of a talk put on by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center (2:20)

How to Meditate for Beginners The Easy Way — Dan Harris

Join Dan Harris ABC Anchor man (author of 10% Happier), and meditation expert Sharon Salzberg as they walk thru the basics (6:37) Read more →

How to Get Rid of Stress in 60 Seconds — Prince Ea

Try this technique the next time you're stressed out. Don't believe everything you think. (1:26)

All That We Share (3:00)

When we focus on what connects us it becomes easier to care for one another even those "others" in our lives. We live in a time where we quickly put people in boxes. Maybe we have more in common than what we think?

Your Brain at Work (8:43)

A researcher burrows deep revealing how a more nuanced understanding of the brain can allow us to better organize, prioritize, recall, and sort our daily lives.

Breaking, Changing and Creating New Habits (1:29)

David Langner, founder of The Habit Institute, shares the building blocks of habit formation. It is simple and once you understand it, your world can change.

My Shoes (3:53)

Things are not always what they seem. A fable of life's appearances by Nima Raoofi. MAPS Film School Production of Adelaide Aust.

Our nation's nuclear stockpile (1:39) Pt. 1

Who doesn't know about Ben Cohen of the famed Ben and Jerry's brand of ice cream? But what Ben is personally and passionately concerned about is our country's priorities. Here in just over a minute, he demonstrates rather powerfully in BBs where we put our money.

The Federal Budget in Oreo Cookies (3:08) Pt.2

This is a 2012 version of the USA's National Budget, and how it could be better used. Ben Cohen of the famed Ben and Jerry's brand of ice cream shows us some ideas on how we can take better care of each other.

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More From The HeartMath Institute: Heart-Based Living and Heart Intelligence

The HeartMath Institute ( shares fascinating understandings of the human heart as explored in more than 20 years of its research. The 'Did You Know—Mysteries of the Heart' facts are lesser-known gems of information to enlighten curiosity on how your own thoughts and emotions are affecting yourself and others. HMI Research Director, Rollin McCraty, Ph.D., says, "It's important to take a pause and really consider what our emotions are contributing to our environment and to other people. Our research and its applications can help people create a positive emotion-based environment that has real effects on physiology." McCraty said that the true nature of human emotion is one of care and love. He said HeartMath's and others' research shows that by focusing on these core heart-felt emotions, it can enhance one's connection with others, and that this connection extends far beyond the individual. I am a big fan of HeartMath and a user of their Inner Balance Sensory technology to measure heart/brain coherence.

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Mysteries of the Heart (2:33)

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The Power of Your Heart for World Peace (2:16)

Importance of Heart Resilience (4:35)

What is Social Heart Coherence (3:59)

The Heart's Intuitive Intelligence to Personal, Social and Global Coherence (7:19)

Follow Your Heart (2:34)

Scientific Foundation of the HeartMath System (2:52)

Learn Coherance Breathing (1:20)

Appreciating and Celebrating the Earth (2:59)

Connecting with the Heart's Intelligence (22:39)

The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley

Greater Good magazine ( turns scientific research into stories, tips, and tools for a happier life and a more compassionate society.

Through articles, videos, quizzes, and podcasts, we bridge the gap between scientific journals and people’s daily lives, particularly for parents, educators, business leaders, and health care professionals.

Greater Good magazine is published by the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 2001, the GGSC has been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life.

The GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: Not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well‐being, we help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives.

How to encourage your kids to be honest (2:27)

Three science-based tips to nurture truthfulness in your child.

How to Hack Your Brain's Prejudice with Veggies (2:32)

One scientist’s vegetable experiment reveals a way to connect with people who are different from you…and you don’t even have to eat veggies.

We Are Built to Be Kind (4:36)

Human nature is often portrayed as selfish and power-hungry, but research by Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology and founding faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley finds that we are hard-wired to be kind.

Parenting Videos with Love Based Family-Centered Message

Attachment Theory: An Introduction (2:39)

Attachment theory states that a strong emotional and physical attachment to at least one primary caregiver is critical to personal development.

Love is not enough (4:11)

The greatest gift a parent can give to a child is her or his own happiness. Kid Care Canada interview with Dr. Gabor Mate

The Attachment Theory: How Childhood Affects Life (7:35)

If our bonding with children is strong and they are securely attached, they feel safe to explore the world. Research Based.

Sprouts Educational Animated Videos

How to Change Bad Habits - Hack Your Brain

To form a habit, you need to repeat a behavior until it is reflected in the structure of your brain. It's often best done in tiny steps. Make it easier to lovemore. (4:57)

Creative Thinking: How to Increase the Dots to Connect

Creativity is our ability to look at a problem and come up with a good solution to solve it. Once we understand this, we realize that it has nothing to do with the subject matter, job or what we study (5:10)

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The Butterfly Circus Award Winning Short Film

A beloved short film seen by over 70 million people around the world. Your family will fall in love with this movie, and you can watch it free right here. You may however want your own DVD which you can get here from Amazon. Imagine a movie where the star character is a man with—literally no arms and no legs. Not theatrical special effects. It brings me to tears whenever I watch it. Guaranteed to open your heart—along with your children's. (22:00)

Understanding Neuroplasticity in the Brain

Rick Hanson explains how we can use our minds to change our brains to change our minds for the better (7:04)


This may be the story of one of your foster or adopted children. Or of someone you know. (12:47)

Life is a Brainstorm

Chic Thompson's passion is inspiring executives, MBA students and children to be "curious first… critical second". One of our favorite people. (20:01)

Kindness Boomerang

Life Vest - Kindness Boomerang. This video went viral with over 34 million views and sparked a movement and a book. Watch one act of kindness passed to another in a boomerang reaction. (5:44)

The Resiliant Heart

Learn how Unresolved Emotional Trauma can affect your child and what can happen when it is transformed. PTSD is not an intellectual disability. It is a volcano waiting to erupt. Presented by The Heartmath Institute. (3:03)

Videos, Movies & Documentaries to watch on Netflix, Prime & other platforms

The Marva Collins True Story (1H:42M)

Be Inspired! Marva Collins, a former substitute teacher whose success at educating poor black students in a private school she founded made her a candidate for secretary of education under Ronald Reagan and the subject of a television movie starring Cecily Tyson and Morgan Freeman. This film was never realeased.

Infinite Potential: The Life and Ideas of David Bohm Trailer (2:29)

The story of the man Einstein called his “spiritual son” and the Dalai Lama called him his “science guru.” A brilliant physicist and explorer of consciousness, Bohm’s profound insights into the underlying nature of reality and the interconnectedness of the universe and our place within it are truly far-reaching. Why was this revolutionary thinker shunned by mainstream scientists of his day?

I Am

Freedom Writers

The Elegant Universe

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word