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PurposeCast: Discovering Expressions of Gratitude

Everyone has unique gifts to share. This PurposeCast episode will encourage you to create a gratitude practice that’s rooted in your personal purpose.

Learn about artist Lori Portka’s inspirational project, “100 Thank Yous,” featured on Oprah. And discover ideas to help you find your own unique expressions of gratitude.

About PurposeCast

PurposeCast is a series of conversations highlighting purpose-driven thought leaders, experts, and innovators. Through their stories, get a glimpse into their journeys and gain insights and actionable tips for yourself. Learn how they harnessed their purpose to live bigger lives and how you can too.


Lori Portka

Lori Portka


Lori is an artist in Asheville, NC who challenged herself to live a life full of gratitude by creating a project called, “100 Thank Yous.” Her project was made into a short documentary film, “Gratitude Grows” which was featured on “Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday.” Gratitude became the basis of her life and her art business. Lori’s line of art, stationery, gifts, and home decor can be found in hundreds of stores in the U.S. and worldwide. 


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Vic Strecher, PhD, MPH

CEO and Chief Purpose Officer, Kumanu

Vic Strecher (PhD, MPH) is a leader and visionary in the fields of purpose and wellbeing, creating new solutions that operate at the intersection of the science of behavior change and advanced technology. In 1998, Vic created Health Media pioneering Web-based “digital health coaching.” Since January 2014, Vic has given keynote presentations about the role of purpose in life, energy, and willpower to over 1,500 organizations, providing him the opportunity to not only respond to the growing interests of the market, but to also continue to help shape it. In late 2015, Kumanu (formerly JOOL Health) was launched as a major paradigm shift in how individuals engage in the pursuit of purpose, meaning and wellbeing while offering organizations a more insightful means to support positive culture and behavior change.

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