Life Lessons We Should All Learn from Kids

If you could give one piece of advice to your younger self, what would that morsel of wisdom be? I would say, “Don’t worry child. Worry is waste. Make yourself useful and serve others and your heart’s desire. Your story will lead you to the highest, truest, best self.” When doing motivational speaking, I always…

Continue Reading →

One Doctor’s Audacious Message of Compassion, Love and Authenticity

Have you been afraid to reveal to someone YOUR truth, whether personal, professional or even spiritual? This Shot of Inspiration is dedicated to everyone who is ready to march to the beat of their own drum. Dr. Ron Holt is an out and proud gay psychiatrist in San Francisco, but it wasn’t always that way.…

Continue Reading →

Nuggets of Wisdom: Kid Lobbyist Advocates for Animal Rights

One of my favorite quotes comes from one of my favorite people, Oprah: “Passion leads to purpose.” But what if you don’t know what your passion is? This Shot of Inspiration goes out to all of you passion seekers. Thomas Ponce of Caselberry, Fla., said he found his purpose in life when he was four:…

Continue Reading →

Re-Mark-Able!: Kids spur marker makers to launch recycle programs

Have you ever had an inspiring idea that people thought was cray, cray, cray? This shot of inspiration is dedicated to kids and the kid in you. I hope this inspires you to color outside of the lines! The “Green Team,” an environmental club at Sun Valley Elementary School in San Rafael, Calif., is literally…

Continue Reading →

‘Be ONE’ to Make a Difference Against Bullying

How many people does it take to inspire change? ONE! Whether you’re a momma, daddy or millennial, I hope this “Shot of Inspiration” will inspire you to think about how you could be the one to make a difference. As a high school student in Phoenix, Matthew Kaplan created The Be ONE Project, as in…

Continue Reading →

Kindergartner’s Can-Do Spirit Feeds 200,000 People

Who: Phoebe Russell What: Kindergartener Inspires Community to Feed 200,000+ people Where: San Francisco Why: Phoebe saw homeless people and she knew two things: 1.) It made her feel sad 2.) She wanted to do something to help Have you ever walked by a homeless person and felt bad because you didn’t know what to…

Continue Reading →

Karma Kitchen cooking up kindness, generosity

For those of you who know me, y’all know I love to eat. This is to my fellow do-gooder foodies out there. Karma Kitchen, aka KK, has my favorite things in one restaurant: kindness, compassion, generosity, great food and volunteer servers who treat you like family! That’s what’s on the menu at this restaurant, founded…

Continue Reading →

Girl, 9, celebrates birthday with gifts for Detroit police

WHERE: Detroit, Michigan WHO: Today’s shout out goes to 9-year-old Samya McLaughlin, a Detroit girl who is using her birthday to celebrate officers in her community. According to CBS Detroit, Samya was so sad when she heard about the officer shooting in Dallas, she was moved to take action. WHAT: It’s easy to feel powerless…

Continue Reading →

Where the heart is: Lawyer gives house to homeless family for a year

WHO: At age 51, Tony Tolbert, a lawyer and UCLA lecturer, told his mom he was moving back home. At first his mom, Marie Tolbert, wasn’t thrilled. “I thought he was out of his right mind,” Marie chuckled. But she had a change of heart when she found out why. WHAT: He told her he…

Continue Reading →

3 Friends Celebrate 100th Birthdays, Lifetime of Love Together

It’s not every day you hear someone turning the big 100. It’s even more rare when three lifelong friends can say they’re celebrating this milestone together! Who: Ruth Chatman Hammett, Gladys Ware Butler and Bernice Grimes Underwood. What: Ruth, Gladys and Bernice recently celebrated their 100th birthday at Zion Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., where…

Continue Reading →

Page 1 of 2