These are the things that tickle our brains and hearts and sometimes make us laugh out loud.
(BTW – no one is able to buy their way on to this list and we don’t make money with links to buy stuff.)
I AM THAT GIRL. Our friends at IATG are changing the way girls see themselves and forcing the media to take another look. Did we mention they know how to have fun while they’re disrupting the status quo?
Jason Mraz. Great musician. Wonderful being. Does Good in the World.
Jessica’s “Daily Affirmation.” Everything about this works including, the way four-year old Jessica cheers herself on while straddling the sink then clambers around the potty training potty.
JR: My wish: Use art to turn the world inside out. This one is from semi-anonymous street artist from Paris. JR works guerilla style to plaster massive murals of people around the world. His idea is to turn the world inside out and show us the world’s true face.
Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity. TED videos are brain candy. Sir Ken’s talk on schools killing creativity is our favorite.
Lift.do. Tony Stubblebine and his team have created a great app to help you create good habits. The Lift community cheers you on and allows you to cheer others as you tally your changing ways.
Live Like You’re on Vacation. The young women who run this…actually do live like they’re on vacation.
Luc and the Lovingtons. You just gotta’ smile and move whenever these guys start making music. Whether they are playing for survivors of Katrina or with Jason Mraz they just make people happy.
On Being with Krista Tippett. This radio show and podcast is a combination of great brain and soul candy. Krista Tippett has fascinating conversations with leading edge scientists, authors, theologians and anyone else we should know about. Here’s how her website describes what they are doing:
On Being is a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.
Rhythm and Joy Festival. RAJ celebrates the impact of music and the arts to transform our lives and the way we live on our planet. All Ages, All Tribes, All Beliefs. All ONE.
Rickie Byars Beckwith. We love everything about her. Her music that inspires people around the world. Literally. The way she chooses to move through the world. This is a woman who walks her talk and takes great risks.
RSA Animate. Videos on just about every subject. Creative, entertaining ways to learn stuff.
Soul Pancake. If the name doesn’t get you, the content will. Funny. Real.
The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work, by Shawn Achor. Great read, Wise and funny. Sums up the latest science on happiness and give easy steps to incorporate it into your life.