Editor's Note: This documentary, produced by award-winning filmmaker, Catherine Gund of Aubin Pictures in New York City, highlights the importance of young people learning about eating healthier, more organic and local foods. What's On Your Plate was filmed over a span of one year, and follows Sadie and Safiyah, two eleven-year-old friends from New York City, as they explore and learn...
Editor's Note: David Lynch's motion picture, The Straight Story, is a film about forgiveness. Actor Richard Farnsworth was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the film's real life main character, Alvin Straight. Alvin, a resident of Laurens, Iowa, can't see too well, has trouble walking, and can't drive a car. But when Alvin finds out that his estranged brother, Lyle, has had a stroke, he decides to travel from Laurens, Iowa to Mount Zion, Wisconsin, to visit his brother. Alvin's mode of transportation? A John Deere riding lawn mower that goes five miles per hour and pulls along a trailer someone nicknames a "hunk of junk." With the help of strangers along the way, Alvin travels 240 miles for six weeks and finally meets with Lyle again...
Editor's Note from Sandra Miniere: Today one of my clients was struggling with forgiving and letting go of her grievances against herself,her two ex-husbands and her parents. She reminded me that forgiveness is a challenge worth tackling because it affects your state of inner peace and outer abundance. This short inspirational video describes the benefits of giving up grievances so you can have harmony in your life. The insights, music and pictures are enlightening. Enjoy!
by Penny Hoff
An important part of my workday at the gym is listening to people do the pre-workout grumble.
By people I mean: me, my fellow teachers and even my boss, not to mention everyone walking into class. We all grumble...
Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Penny is known for her inspirational fitness stories, but this is one of her best, and most personal.
Exercise & Fitness
by Nancy Brady
Memories of my grandmother Ida's cautious words occasionally play through my mind. "Child, watch your words unless you wanna be creatin' that now!" My grandma may have had an understanding that we create our life situations through our thoughts and words, but I'm not so sure she realized it is possible to undo old beliefs and recreate a new reality...
Editor's Note from Natalie Jovanic: What do you believe? And even more important: Do they work for you? Our beliefs have a huge impact on our lives, and they do not always serve us well. Read this inspirational article by Nancy Brady and learn about the power of beliefs and how you can create positive change.
by Connie Wyatt
What if someone offered you a new life today? The life you’ve only dreamed of in the past? Would you accept it?
You’re probably thinking, “Duh, that’s a no brainer, of course I would...
Editor's Note from Eileen Gonzalez: I met Connie through Divine Balance Life Coaching page. She was one of the first page owners to welcome me into this community of Self Help pages. I new early on she was a wonderful soul. On a daily basis she motivates others by sharing inspirational messages that are uplifting and thought provoking. Through the years she has become a dear friend and even though we have never met, she has helped me in more ways than she will ever know.
Editor's Note from Ellen Mahoney: When we remember who we are and where we are, life on Planet Earth is incredible. This beautiful YouTube highlights images from the BBC "Planet Earth" TV series in a stunning compilation of Earth images set to music.
Editor's Note from Sandra Miniere: The 90/10 principle offers a life changing message that affects us every day. Covey states that 90 percent of your life is decided by how you react. This message is worth hearing often. Think of the last time you reacted negatively to a life situation. What were the consequences? Could the outcome have been different if you chose to act in a more positive manner? Covey reminds you to be mindful as you participate in the life you are creating. Enjoy!
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