Tag: Awe


Tag: Awe

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Articles: How to Cultivate Awe with a Walking Meditation

By Dacher Keltner | April 24, 2017

Tap into a deeper sense of purpose and well-being with a 360° guided mindfulness practice through Muir Woods in California.


Articles: What Happens When We Reconnect with Nature

By Kristophe Green, Dacher Keltner | March 1, 2017

Research is discovering all the different ways that nature benefits our well-being, health, and relationships.


Articles: Why You Need More Nature in Your Life

By Jill Suttie | February 10, 2017

Research suggests that spending too little time in nature deprives us of benefits to our health, happiness, and creativity.


Articles: Why Do We Throw Coins in Fountains?

By Peter Wogan | January 26, 2017

This simple ritual offers clues about how we experience awe, society, and collective belonging.


Articles: Five Ways Museums Can Increase Empathy in the World

By Elif M. Gokcigdem | January 9, 2017

Museums are a safe place to explore other points of view, cultures, and histories.


Articles: How to Protect Kids from Nature-Deficit Disorder

By Jill Suttie | September 15, 2016

Richard Louv explains how parents, educators, and urban planners can help kids reconnect with nature—before it's too late.


Articles: Who Is Attracted to Inspiring Media?

By Sophie H. Janicke | September 13, 2016

New research reveals how our media choices reflect and shape our mood and behavior.


Articles: Debunking Myths about Awe

By Maria Polonchek | September 9, 2016

What inspires awe? Who experiences it the most? Dacher Keltner discusses common misconceptions about an elusive emotion.


Videos and Podcasts: How Awe Transforms the Body and Mind

By Michelle Lani Shiota | August 18, 2016

Lani Shiota argues that awe is a fundamental part of being human—making our bodies and minds more receptive to new information, new experiences, and life’s deeper meaning.


Videos and Podcasts: An Entertaining Tour of Our Awesome Universe

By Alex Filippenko | August 11, 2016

Renowned astrophysicist Alex Filippenko offers a fast-paced, funny, and inspiring overview of the awe-inspiring power of space.


Videos and Podcasts: How Culture Shapes the Experience of Awe

By Jennifer Stellar | August 11, 2016

Jennifer Stellar, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, explains what is universal about the emotion of awe in cultures around the world—and what is different.


Articles: Is Artistic Inspiration Contagious?

By Scott Barry Kaufman | August 4, 2016

A new study tries to measure the impact of reading on creativity and the motivation to write.


Videos and Podcasts: Why Awe Is Such an Important Emotion

By Dacher Keltner | August 3, 2016

Dacher Keltner gives an overview of the young science of awe, from how it’s expressed to its benefits for health and well-being.


Videos and Podcasts: Can Awe Combat Narcissism?

By Paul Piff | July 21, 2016

Paul Piff, an assistant professor of psychology and social behavior at UC Irvine, explores his research linking awe to kind, generous behavior.


Videos and Podcasts: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Awe-Inspiring Power of Faith

By Jakada Imani | July 21, 2016

Jakada Imani, director of capacity building initiatives at the Center for Popular Democracy, explores how spirituality helps us find our place in the universe and inspires us to do good.


Videos and Podcasts: How Poetry Captivates Us

By Robert Hass | July 15, 2016

Former US poet laureate Robert Hass demonstrates the awe-inspiring power of poetry, in a series of readings that will make you say, “Whoa!”


Videos and Podcasts: Why Jason Silva is Addicted to Awe

By Jason Silva | July 13, 2016

Jason Silva, creator of “Shots of Awe” and host of “Brain Games,” discusses his attempts to hack emotions and evoke awe on demand.


Videos and Podcasts: An Awe-Inspiring Performance by Wu Man

By Wu Man | July 8, 2016

Grammy-nominated pipa player Wu Man performs two pieces at The Art & Science of Awe.


Videos and Podcasts: How to Open Your Mind to Magical Things

By David Delgado | July 7, 2016

David Delgado, a visual strategist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and co-founder of The Museum of Awe, shares some of his recent awe-inspiring projects.


Videos and Podcasts: The Three Great Forces Behind Art

By Vanessa Inn | July 7, 2016

Vanessa Inn, chief strategy officer at Illuminate the Arts, shares what she has learned about life from working with thousands of artists around the world.


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