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Brené Brown on Empathy (2:53)

Learn how to truly connect with your children, friends, and family. What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr. Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

Daniel Siegel: The Adolescent Brain (4:36)

Adolescence (13-19) is an amazing time of development. Once understood properly, parents and children can work together through this time of wonder and enjoy this time instead of resisting.

This is for parents and children

Recomended Short Videos

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.

Two Short Videos Demonstrating The "Mindful Stopping Practice" for Adults and Children

For a 3 part series on How to Stop It, visit The LoveMore Blog:

About Kids Health, a health education website for children, youth and their caregivers (3:26)

Mindfulness can help you manage stress, pain, and overall mental health. Practicing mindfulness sounds simple, but it can be difficult to remember to do it. Use the STOP tool to help you remember to be mindful throughout your day. (S)TOP (T)AKE A BREATH (O)BSERVE (P)ROCEED. For more information, visit: https://teens.aboutkidshealth.ca/ment...

Dr. Elisha Goldstein, author of The Now Effect (2:23)

In this video, Dr. Elisha Goldstein demonstrates The STOP Practice (Stop, Take a breath, Observe, Proceed) from The Now Effect. This is one of the most popular practices, likely because it's so short and straightforward. Our brain loves to chunk things, and this acronym makes it easy to remember. Sprinkle this into your day a few times and even see if you can do it during some of the difficult moments. See what you learn.

Short Video of the Week every week

Just Stop It! (6:20)

The Best 5-minute Therapy Session you will ever see with Bob Newhart. If the psychology doesn't heal you, the laughter will!

"This applies to so many things in my life. I tell myself, “Stop it” all the time. I love this, even after all these years. Such GREAT advice, so simple."

Broadcast Love

What It Means & How to Practice! (2:42)

Love is an intelligent, unifying, and transformative attribute of the heart that is the key to uplifting ourselves, and our global community. Learn how you can activate and strengthen your capacity to love through a simple, effective daily practice that has proven benefits personally and socially. I hope you will join us in increasing your daily practice of broadcasting love.

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.

Child Development By Daniel Siegel M.D. Highly Recommended

The Adolescent Brain (4:36)

Daniel Siegel, author of numerous books and programs on child development explains in simple language the process of brain development in children through adolescence. If you have children, this is not to be missed.

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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Free Will: Reality or illusion (5:34)

Explore how the latest research is helping to uncover the mysteries of free will. Listen to this interview with neuroscientist Uri Maoz, the leader of a $5 million Templeton-funded project on the nature and reality of free will, and learn how the question of individual freedom is not so simple as it may seem. Want to know why you do the things you do? So do we. Freedom, agency, and free will may not be what we think it is. Read the science here. Sponsored by The John Templeton Foundation.

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)

The Present

This beautiful animation story of a boy and a dog, and about how what we dislike is more about ourselves than that which triggers our dislike. In this twist of an ending, we get to see what the true heart of love. Multi-Award winner globally. (4:18)

Brené Brown on Empathy (2:53)

Learn how to truly connect with your children, friends, and family. What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr. Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

Rethinking Happiness (3:55)

Rethinking Happiness | The downsides of positive thinking. 04 June 2019 Psychology BBC BEST OF 2019: Illusionist and writer, Derren Brown, rethinks traditional concepts of happiness. There is a subtle concept introduced here that is worth contemplating — What our thoughts can tell us and do for us and how they can hurt us. If we don't believe everything we think, we have power we never knew possible to change our life and little by little change the world.

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)


Kim Phuc's Brief but Spectacular take on pain and forgiveness. (4:53)

Theologian, Priest, Contemplative Richard Rohr says that great love or great suffering can lead to an awakened consciousness. Here is one story that shows how the way of great suffering led to loving one's enemies. No small accomplishment to be sure!

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.

David Durovy's Pitch Contest Adoption/Foster Care Talk (3:40)

David Durovy gave this talk in 2016 in a pitch contest presenting the scope of foster care and adoption needs of the day. In it he highlights the parenting approach of unconditional love — a love where there is nothing a child can do to earn it, and nothing that a child can do to lose it. Choose Love.

What Makes an Effective Apology (3:04)

Learn the four steps to making an effective apology, with comedian Jolenta Greenberg of the By the Book podcast and The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley.


Science Found a Way to Use Broccoli and Carrots to Stop Prejudice (2:32)

Hack your brain for good! Delightful animated short video gives you a birdseye view on how to overcome prejudice with vegetables.

Different (5:17)

Girl likes boy but is unsure how to approach. She does the best she can with what she knows but falls short of meeting him. Then the realization dawns. They are both different and yet the same. How different are you? An Award-Winning Short Film by Tahneek.

Are Male and Female Brains Different? (3:05)

Based on research in her book The Gendered Brain, neuroscientist Gina Rippon gives her opinion on why she believes we should rethink the idea of the human brain being 'gendered' and look again at what is really informing our ideas of gender identity. The question of gender may be much broader than we think, and examining the questions may be more important than looking at the answers. (3:05)

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)

"Lead from the back, and let others believe that they are in the front"

— Nelson Mandela on The Oprah Show (3:41)

After serving 27 years in prison in South Africa, this man continued his journey with compassion and humility. In this compilation of 'Oprah Show' clips, we reflect on Nelson Mandela's powerful presence and timeless words of wisdom.

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.

The Joy of Being Wrong (3:28)

Arguments on social media are notorious. Can practicing intellectual humility make us smarter and happier? Internet arguments have a terrible reputation, especially when it comes to social media and politics. People often naturally form an echo chamber with similar beliefs, and when those outside it start arguments, it becomes toxic very quickly. Is there a better way? Science says yes!

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.

Different (5:17)

Girl likes boy but is unsure how to approach. She does the best she can with what she knows, but falls short of meeting him. Then the realization dawns. They are both different and yet the same. How different are you? An Award-Winning Short Film by Tahneek.

Bruised (2:32)

A beautifully animated film showing the effects of parental violence on children. Physical violence is only one type. Emotional violence is perhaps more common. Even withdrawing our love is a type of violence that will have similar cascading effects on our loved ones. Not as obvious as the others but even in its subtlety is not helpful for helping children feel safe. Always choose love.

Like and follow (2:05)

What happens when a child becomes mesmerized by a smartphone? When this young boy becomes threateningly aware of the beauty and dangers around him - his trusty smartphone helps him focus his attention back where it wants. A horror-comedy ballad told in one act. Winner of 30 Film awards around the world. This could be subtitled The Boy Who Played Outside.

Train Your Brain To Be Kinder (1:46)

Meditation boosts your kindness by sending kind thoughts to someone you love—and to someone you don't get along with—with a little guidance from these students. Loving-kindness is unconditional, inclusive love. For more visit Greater Good in Education and Mindful Schools.

Just Stop it! (6:20)

The best 5-minute therapy session you will ever see with Bob Newhart. If the psychology doesn't heal you, the laughter will!

"This applies to so many things in my life. I tell myself, “Stop it” all the time. I love this, even after all these years. Such GREAT advice, so simple."

Patrick & the Buttons (3:27)

Discouraged by waiting for his coffee, Patrick enters a curious room filled with buttons. Transported by the music, he is unaware of the consequences of each button he presses. How often we live like this ... Great for adults and children.

Joshua in a box (4:04)

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.

Are we addicted to fear? (4:28)

People are lining up somewhere to scare themselves, be it with a thrill-ride or a horror movie. You might wonder: What could possibly be fun about being scared? Margee Kerr examines the biology and psychology behind what makes fear so fun.

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More Great Videos Below... Dont Stop Now

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

The HeartMath Institute (http://www.heartmath.org) 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.

The Science of the Heart (1:36)

Mysteries of the Heart (2:33)

Kids Talk About the Wisdom of the Heart (1:36)

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

Inner Stillness: A Fresh, Practical Approach (2:54)

The practice of Inner Stillness allows us to move through our day with less energy drain from mental and emotional noise. We are able to listen deeper to our “inner voice” and intuitive promptings, and make clearer choices and decisions. It can be a challenge to find inner stillness though, especially when the volume of life gets overamplified. In this video we share heart-based approaches to experiencing more inner stillness, and an exercise that can help you bring the feeling of stillness into your day, even – and especially – when feeling stressed. — The HeartMath Institute.

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 (https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/) 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.

The Adolescent Brain (4:36)

Daniel Siegel, author of numerous books and programs on child development explains in simple language the process of brain development in children through adolescence. If you have children no matter what age, this is not to be missed.

Sprouts Schools Educational Animated Videos

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Learn about Sprouts Learning (1:40)

sprouts Schools learning

"We create free cartoon animations for classroom teachers. We use epic images, engaging stories, and ideas for real-life projects to help teachers and students make learning more meaningful. And since our videos are fun and motivating, students tend to remember its content better and feel encouraged to learn more.

Today already over 30 million students have watched our videos and over five hundred thousand have subscribed to our channel. And as most Sprouts videos contain only cartoons and very little written English, they can be translated easily - in fact, volunteers from around the world have translated our videos into Italien, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic, Hungarian, Hebrew, Thai, and over 25 other languages.

“My teacher shared this video with the class and told us we’d be trying it out for a term. I am SOOO excited to learn like this!”, - Shallot Cat commented on The Flipped Classroom

Neglect: The Lives of the Forgotten Children

Children who experience physical, cognitive or emotional neglect, often face anxiety. As a result, their body produces stress hormones. If this happens a lot, these hormones become toxic for their developing brain, which then later can repress emotional and cognitive well-being for life. (5:59)

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)

Video Games & Learning

Learn about learning and video games and how and why games are helpful, and how to allow and encourage your children to play them. What games to look for depends on what your child needs. (6:51)

Breaking Patterns: The Story of a Little Mind

Once upon a time, one little mind went from flying high to hitting rock bottom. This is its story of getting back on its feet and becoming its best self. We hope this story will help in hard times or inspire you to be brave and find your passion. (3:27)

Presented by Sprouts Schools.com

Little bit longer videos here (5 min - 25 min). Watch for free, even longer ones below

The Butterfly Circus Award Winning Short Film (22:00)

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.

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)

ReMoved

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)

Daniel Siegel: The Adolescent Brain (4:36)

Adolescence (13-19) is an amazing time of development. Once understood properly, parents and children can work together through this time of wonder and enjoy this time instead of resisting.

This is for parents and children

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)

The Road to Coherence

"We are at the dawn of recognizing love as the new transformational intelligence" For 30 years, HeartMath Institute has engaged in a wide range of scientific research. Here is a brief glimpse of this journey of their scientific achievements. (4:20)

How to Apologize | The Science of Happiness 3:05

Learn the four steps to making an effective apology, with comedian Jolenta Greenberg of By the Book podcast. For more practices like this one, visit Greater Good in Action at https://ggia.berkeley.edu. The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

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?

Coming Soon...

I Am

Freedom Writers

The Elegant Universe

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

MC Yogi - Be The Change (Gandhi Rap Song) 5:07

What would you do to evoke one of the great leaders of generations past? MC Yogi decided to rap, and in the process spins a tale that would warm anyone's heart. He tells the story of Gandhi in a unique style that proves the message comes through regardless of medium.

A film by Michael Rosen.

A music video by Shawn Gallaway.

I Choose Love 6:05

Shawn Gallaway is a singer songwriter, visual artist, author and healer, traveling the world to share his message of healing through the arts. His "Conscious Music" raises awareness and inspires personal growth and global transformation through life-enhancing lyrics and melodies that activate the heart with healing love in honor of all life. You'll want to listen to the beautiful lyrics and watch this amazing video over and over again.


The Log — Year 2 (5:21)

There are some things we see without seeing, but in them a whole world is held unto themselves. For the last couple of years, wildlife photographer Robert Bush Sr. has had a trail camera situated above a stream in the Pennsylvania wilderness. The "log" videos are mesmerizing and entertaining, as we observe how integral this log is to the life of the forest. What appears to be just a log is so much more...a dinner table, a roadway, a hunting post, a courting place, and a way to find home.