# 1: Gift-a-Day in December

For the last month of the year, the last month of a year of No Comfort Zone Challenges, I plan to offer a gift-a-day to you.

Gifts come in many forms. On the web they can be inspiring videos, informative website, upbeat messages, sweet songs, tasty recipes, stunning photos or any number of things.

One solid month.

I hope you enjoy my gifts and please, please, please send me your ‘go-to’ sites as well so I can fall in love with your favorites too.no-comfort-zone


Gift #1: Ted Talks!

I know I’ve shared this in the past but you really must visit TED.com. TED stands for Technology, Education and Design. It’s a site where you can get spend hours listening to amazing stories shared on stage, at conferences and on TED radio.

Their tagline is Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world. Oh my – it’s so true.

My most recent video at TED was titled, Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?

and I followed that one with Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders. This wonderful talk is a reminder that women are not making it to the top to any profession anywhere in the world.

Sheryl offers some tips for women to help them stay visible. Sit at the table, make your partner a real partner and don’t leave (or checkout) before you leave. Watch the video and she’ll explain. So simple – and so strong.

I often turn on TED when I’m making dinner, cooking or doing the dishes. The speakers are amazing and I walk away learning something that I didn’t know before. If you decide to listen and find a talk that engages you, be sure and let me know.

Extreme Gratitude

I was lucky enough to find this sweet 10 minute TEDx presentation.

It shows the slow unfolding of flowers, movement of stars and ripening of berries. It’s the sort of video that gives me goosebumps.

My gift to you today is this video. I hope it makes you want to connect with someone you love, to look up, to reach out. So sweet and moving.

Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials