I was fortunate to have the opportunity at UCLA to sit down with some of the brightest minds in the world to discuss the power of gratitude. It was fascinating to participate in the conversation and to glean insights from experts in complete opposite fields: Carol Bakhos is Professor and Chair of the Program in the Study of Religion, plus an author; and Alex Korb is a Neuroscientist, adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, he’s also an author. I love how Gratitude benefits the worlds of Faith, Science and Performance. Please enjoy our conversation below:
In continuing the theme of being grateful… we live in remarkable times. To some it might seem like things are dire, but if you look around spectacular events are happening. For example, Columbia has entered a peace deal with guerrilla fighters, which has ended Western Hemisphere’s longest war! In fact, for the first time in at least a half century there are no wars in the Western Hemisphere. Imagine that, half of the planet is at peace!
I happened to catch this inspiring story on 60 Minutes about the efforts to end Columbia’s war and how the government hired an ad agency to help assimilate the guerrillas and heal the nation. Appropriately, it was called Operation Christmas. You can view the segment below.
We’re halfway to world peace, I’d say that’s something to be grateful for.