Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, Failure And The Drive To Keep Creating

Elizabeth Gilbert was once an "unpublished diner waitress," devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of 'Eat, Pray, Love,' she found herself identifying strongly with her former self. With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple -- though hard -- way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Gang 'Killing Fields' Become Site of Safe Parties for Families in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has turned former urban battlegrounds into common grounds for communities in an effort to stomp out gun violence. What looks like a regular block party is a program that brings gang members, police officers and other neighbors together. Ray Suarez examines how the Summer Night Lights event is making the city safer.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly: Be Passionate. Be Courageous. Be Your Best.

On January 8th, 2011, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot in the head while meeting constituents in her home town of Tucson, Arizona. Her husband, the astronaut Mark Kelly, immediately flew to be by her side. In this emotional conversation with the Paley Center's Pat Mitchell, the pair describe their lives both before and after the accident -- and describe their political campaign against gun violence.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Dalai Lama Talks About Compassion, Respect

Two talks at Stanford emphasize the need for dialogue in resolving conflict, and the need for compassion that extends beyond creeds and beliefs.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Oprah's Forgiveness Aha! Moment - Oprah's Lifeclass - Oprah Winfrey Network

After 25 years and more than 30,000 guests, it was one man's definition of forgiveness that changed Oprah's life. Watch Oprah's aha! moment and listen to her reflect on what it truly means to forgive.

Friday, April 11, 2014

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Christopher Emdin: Teach Teachers How to Create Magic

What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same time — and it's a skill we often don't teach to educators. The science advocate (and cofounder of Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. with the GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan) offers a vision to make the classrooms come alive.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Nelson Mandela and the Science of Forgiveness

With the passing of Nelson Mandela, the world loses not only an international icon of peace and reconciliation, but also someone with the unique ability to truly forgive. Casting aside his anger and resentment to those who held him imprisoned for 27 years, he went on to achieve greatness and influence the lives of millions of people. Trace looks at the science behind this power of forgiveness.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Joan Halifax: Compassion and the True Meaning of Empathy

Buddhist roshi Joan Halifax works with people at the last stage of life (in hospice and on death row). She shares what she's learned about compassion in the face of death and dying, and a deep insight into the nature of empathy.