The Top 48 Most Motivational and Inspirational Websites on the Internet
1. TEDTalks – Ted.com/talks
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading through their video website. It began (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.
TEDTalks is where you will find the best video talks and performances from TED conferences, TEDx and partner events–and the best talks of the web.
An inspirational how-to website for artists, writers, and creativity enthusiasts at all skill levels featuring free prompts, insightful articles, and hand-selected instructional Web resources on hundreds of topics to encourage the exploration of personal creativity.
Creativity Portal features the voices of today’s creativity leaders and has been named one of the 101 Best Websites for creativity for multiple years by Writer’s Digest magazine. When you need that extra boost of creativity, spend some time on this website.
3. SUCCESS – Success.com
Unlike any other time in human history, people need to continually keep up with expanding knowledge and perpetually develop new skills to stay relevant and sustain their lifestyles.
SUCCESS is a newsstand publication and website that serves as your guide for personal and professional development through inspiration, motivation, and training. SUCCESS readers understand and value the fact they’re responsible their own development, income and ultimately, success as they define it.
4. BeliefNet – Beliefnet.com
Beliefnet is the largest spiritual website. They are independent and not affiliated with any spiritual organization or movement. Their only agenda is to help people meet their spiritual needs with a wide variety of resources for anyone of any faith.
It’s a place to find great quotes, meditation help, and answers to questions about all religions. It is a reminder that by seeking first to understand all faiths that we can be understood ourselves.
The website of John Wooden, who coached UCLA to a remarkable 10 national basketball championships in 12 years. Wooden was a man of great character, conviction, decency, and straightforwardness.
His pyramid for success is available on his website. He is so beloved that he was invited to speak at TED. It was such a loss when Jon Wooden left this world on June 4, 2010. He is remembered as one of the greatest coaches who ever lived.
The American Academy of Achievement’s website has an extensive collection of exclusive, first-person interviews with its honorees is available to parents, teachers, and students.
The online Virtual Museum also features a Gallery of Achievement that includes video footage of insightful discussions. Sometimes you may stumble onto someone you had no idea was doing so much for the world at large.
Jack Canfield is affectionately known as “America’s #1 Success Coach.” He has studied and reported on what makes successful people different.
In this is part of his website he offers free resources from his book, The Success Principles: How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be. You should also recognize him from “The Chicken Soup for the Soul“ series.
This is the website of Jennifer Louden who is considered the contemporary voice of women’s comfort and best-selling author, personal coach, and speaker who provides women with the information, inspiration, and tools to create lives they love.
Follow her blog and get writing advice, and prompts, etc. and sign up for her newsletter. Jennifer is a reminder to stop every day and savor the moments.
Laughter Yoga is an exercise routine for a complete well-being workout. It was developed by Dr. Madan Kataria, a physician from Mumbai, India.
A worldwide phenomenon with more than 6000 social Laughter Clubs in about 60 countries, this is their website full of ways to Laugh For No Reason. I promise you will laugh if you stop by and check out this website!
10. Mel Robbins – MelRobbins.com
Mel Robbins is a vlogger, serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, award-winning CNN Legal Analyst, and Contributing Editor to SUCCESS Magazine and an instructor at Creative Live.
Mel is best known for inventing the life-changing 5 Second Rule, and delivering one of the most-viewed TEDx Talks in the world. She is the go-to expert on change, confidence, and decision-making for the world’s leading brands. She’s also the most-booked female speaker in the world. (Source: Site)
Part of the Gratefulness website where you can light a candle for special someone and view candles left by others. Every day thousands of people from all over the world light virtual candles at this website.
Over 20 million candles have been lit from 194 countries. In many different traditions lighting candles is a sacred action. It expresses more than words can express. It has to do with gratefulness. From time immemorial, people have lit candles in sacred places. You may want to begin or end your day with the sacred ritual of lighting a candle on this website. Or you may want to light a birthday candle for a friend. Try it–it’s wonderful!
At Heal Your Life, the site encourages you to live the life of your dreams and enjoy their daily affirmations by Louise Hay, Doreen Virtue, Wayne Dyer and more. Change your life using the positive affirmations provided on the website any time of the day or night when you need to regroup, recharge and reconnect with your own magnificence.
Hay House was founded in 1984 by Louise Hay as a way to self-publish her first two books, Heal Your Body and You Can Heal Your Life, both of which became international bestsellers and established Louise as a leader in the transformational movement. Today, Hay House is committed to delivering products and services that empower and educate the individual, while helping to heal the planet. Louise Hay passed away on August 30, 2017, at the age of 90 with her websites and publications continuing in her honor. (Source: Site)
Storytellers for Good is a team of producers and cinematographers who PROMOTE GOODNESS and INSPIRE GREATNESS through the art of storytelling. Storytellers create compelling short films and provide one-of-a-kind storytelling education for people and organizations making a positive difference.
Recognizing that a culture can be defined by the types of stories it chooses to tell, Storytellers for Good hope to help shift narratives away from the fear and tragedy focused stories that have so influenced our world. Whenever possible, Storytellers seek to give voice to positivity over pessimism. (Source: Site)
The website of Conservation International (CI) showcasing their tireless efforts to ensure a healthy and productive planet for us all. Their mission is to build upon a strong foundation of science, partnership, and field demonstration to empower societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.
From their website: We help communities, countries, and societies protect tropical forests, lush grasslands, rivers, wetlands, abundant lakes, and the sea. Only through properly valuing the essential services these ecosystems provide can we create a sustainable development path that will benefit all people for generations to come. (Source: Site)
Three million girls in Africa are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) each year. The creators of BrutalCut needed to generate greater awareness in the UK, the first step to ending this brutal tradition. In the run-up to cutting season, BrutalCut would communicate this most brutal of cuts with a “brutal cut” of their own: a short video message from a Kenyan girl who faces FGM that could be cut into any video content our audience might be watching. Just like the FGM cut, its use would be sudden, unforgiving, and brutal.
#BrutalCut reached over 152 million, provoked thousands of conversations and exploded to become social and news currency, covered by the Independent, Teen Vogue, BBC Asian Network and Mashable. Awareness generated by the campaign helped win ActionAid over £2.6 million in lottery funding. This will enable the build of community safe centers to help protect girls from FGM–and support other anti-violence campaigns for women and girls. (Source: Site)
Through the use of guided meditation and technology, Meditation Oasis has been able to bring meditation to thousands of people worldwide. Their guided meditations are recommended by doctors and therapists and are used in schools, businesses, hospitals, clinics, military settings and homes all over the world.
They’ve found there are innumerable ways to enter a meditative state and to experience the benefits of meditation. Their meditation course and guided meditations are based on universal principles that can be discovered in many traditions and practices. They help you to access a universal human ability–the ability of the mind to be at ease. (Source: Site)
17. Simon’s Cat – SimonsCat.com
Simon Tofield is an English animator, who has a great interest in British wildlife, painting, the great outdoors and the creator behind the wonderful website and hilarious “Simon’s Cat.”
Simon was inspired by cartoons on TV, and he used to create basic flip-books in an attempt to emulate the techniques he saw being used on screen. You can find out more about how he created Simon’s Cat in his film, “The Simon’s Cat Story”. (Source: Site)
18. UnSplash – UnSplash.com
Unsplash was created in 2013 by Montreal-based entrepreneur Mikael Cho as a simple tool for creators. The concept was born from the pain he had in finding great, usable imagery. It has since morphed into a leading site for free, beautiful images for public use.
Check out the site and enjoy the beautiful, free photos gifted to the world by the world’s most generous community of photographers. (Source: Site)
19. TOMS Shoes – Toms.com
TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. While competing on the second season of The Amazing Race with his sister, Tom’s Shoes owner, Blake Mycoskie visited Argentina. He returned there on vacation in January 2006 and had the idea to develop a shoe company where for every pair sold, a new pair would be donated to a child in need of shoes.
Blake had once said of his revelation, “I was sitting on a farm pondering life, and it occurred to me, ‘I’m going to start a shoe company, and for every pair that we sell, I’ll give a pair to someone who needs them.” Mycoskie took to wearing the local alpargata shoes. After Mycoskie noticed the numerous children without shoes in the poorer villages, he returned to the United States and sold his online driver education company to self-finance the shoe company. (Source: Wikipedia)