Acclaimed filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg’s TEDx talk on gratitude was a viral sensation, reaching tens of millions of viewers who shared and responded with their own stories of increased gratitude. The results were happier, healthier and more productive lives. We’re now taking the next step into this exploration into gratitude. Gratitude Revealed is an unprecedented journey into the science, mystery and pursuit of the building blocks of gratitude. Increasing gratitude is a proven pathway back from the disconnection we feel in our lives; disconnection from ourselves, our planet, and each other. We invite you to join us and start your own journey into the wondrous world of gratitude through Gratitude Revealed.

In a series of 16 film shorts to be released in September 2015, supported by a John D. Templeton Foundation grant, we explore what gratitude is, why it’s important and what we can all do to live more gracious lives. From wonder and curiosity, to courage and generosity, we examine different components of emotional wellness as we connect our community with tools and resources to help them along the way. Some of these tools go from leading experts, some come from the community. But all of us benefit from this shared experience.

The Films
Utilizing a diverse array of styles and approaches, Louie’s 16 films uses the power of visual storytelling and successes from everyday people living happier and healthier lives through increased attention to powerful emotions, all supported by scientific research. The topics are:
  • Gratitude
  • Courage
  • Wonder
  • Curiosity
  • Love
  • Energy
  • Connection
  • Focus
  • Forgiveness
  • Generosity
  • Happiness
  • Creativity
  • Patience
  • Purpose
  • Mindfulness
  • Gratitude Revealed

    The Action
    Our films educate and inspire, and the programmatic offerings empower audiences to take new and interesting steps in their own lives. We have partnered with the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) to premiere Gratitude Revealed on in a partnership that is the first of its kind, marketing the project to their millions of dedicated followers and helping to reach the largest, most diverse possible audience.

    In collaboration with the scientific experts at the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at UC Berkeley, we provide viewers with exercises tailored to who they are and what they need. From a curated, multi-day immersive program, entitled Mastering Gratitude, to quicker “one-off” tools and practices, we extend the reach and the impact of Gratitude Revealed, making it not only a series to watch – but also a movement that changes people’s lives.

    Working with both the GGSC and has increased the scientific quality, efficacy and general excitement surrounding this series and we are eager to launch it publically on September 27th, 2015.

    The Partnerships
    Together with a coalition of partners – including nonprofits, health advocates, corporate brands, scientific institutions and others – we will maximize Gratitude Revealed’s reach to the largest, most diverse possible audiences. Partners will share content, recruit participants for our programming and extend and sustain the impact of the project for years to come by incorporating Gratitude Revealed into existing programs aimed to increase overall wellbeing. A sample of these promotional partners include:
  • Ashoka Start Empathy Initiative
  • ASK Big Questions/Hillel
  • Blue Star Families
  • Charter for Compassion
  • The Daily Good News Source
  • Gaiam
  • Green Faith
  • Heartmath
  • Project Happiness
  • The Moral Courage Project
  • Mindful Magazine
  • NRDC
  • Share My Lesson
  • Unstuck
  • World Wildlife Foundation (WWF)

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