The Happiness Myth

By Daniel Chidiac There is one certain myth when it comes to happiness, and it leads to confusion and disappointment for all who embrace it. It causes us confusion, to question who we are, and to go in circles. The myth? That true happiness can be obtained. Have you ever bought a new car or […]

Against The Odds: The Unbelievable Journey of Lizzie Velasquez

  Lizzie Velasquez is an amazing 23 year old woman who was taunted, teased, and bullied in school, she overcame every opposition and became a writer, a public speaker, and an inspiration to everyone she comes in contact with. She suffers from a disease so rare that it doesn’t have a name, she is one […]

Aimee Mullins: A Breakthrough Story

Aimee Mullins: A Breakthrough Story Aimee Mullins initially received international attention as an athlete in media. Born without fibulae in both legs, Aimee’s medical prognosis was bleak; she would never walk and would spend the rest of her life on a wheelchair. Therefore, the doctors amputated both her legs below the knee on her first birthday. […]

New Hands Give New Lease on Life

At age 24 Lindsay Ess was a bubbly, beautiful, active recent college graduate with a degree in fashion who also worked as a model. She went in for surgery to correct an intestinal blockage caused by Crohn’s Disease, developed a massive infection, and doctors were forced to remove both feet and hands to save her […]

Cornhusk Angel

Cornhusk Angel Many years ago when my grown kids were babies and money was always a struggle the holiday season was really getting me down. I was a full-time college student, single mom of 2 little kids, I worked in a bar, and was barely making ends meet to pay for our little trailer, it […]

Hospital Wedding

When 19 year old Courtney Sprenkle, a patient at Penn State Hershey with AML, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, stated her biggest dream was her perfect wedding, the nurses on 7 West got together and conspired to make it happen. The November 10 wedding had a beautiful bride in a gorgeous white dress, a handsome groom, Scott […]

Patch Adams

Hunter Doherty “Patch” Adams was born in the spring of 1945, in 1971 he founded the Gesundheit Institute (Gesundheit means “good health”) and changed the face of medicine forever, literally. He encourages the use of clown noses, humor, empathy, and compassion for starters. The Institute is free and open to those who need services, he […]

Paying it Forward

This video is from a picture that has gone viral on the internet, and given millions of people faith and hope in humanity again. Officer Larry DePrimo states it’s “just what anyone would do.” I hope so, I really hope so. I hope you are as touched by this as I am:

A Short Life, Well Lived

This is a story about a girl as beautiful inside as she was outside, 21 year old Katie Kirkpatrick passed away five days after her wedding in January 2005. She married her high school sweetheart, Nick Goodwin, in a beautiful church ceremony January 15, 2005, and passed away January 20, 2005. Katie was diagnosed with […]


There is so much more to this time of year than the hustle and bustle, the crowds, and the stress. It really is a good time to stop and reflect on all the changes we are grateful for over the last year, and everything we are grateful for every day. I have several friends who […]

The World’s Oldest Yogi

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the world’s oldest yogi is Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch and at 93 she is still active and teaching yoga. After decades of dedication, Ms. Porchon Lynch is considered a yoga master by many of her peers and followers, and even with hip replacement, she practices yoga and dance often […]

Unconscious Man “Talks”

Scott Routley, a 39 year old Canadian man, has been considered in a vegetative state and unable to communicate following a car crash 12 years ago. It’s the first time, ever, that a severely brain damaged patient has been able to communicate according to the BBC story 11/13/12. Neuroscientist Adrian Owen of the University of […]

Dogs: A Veteran’s Best Friend

These awesome veterans have had awesome dogs to be their support person, they are now matching veterans, firefighters, EMT’s, and policemen with these dogs from shelters. Everyone needs a non-judgmental friend to listen, dogs do that. Please watch this heartwarming video:  

How much hate are we carrying?

A kindergarten teacher has decided to let her class play a game. The teacher told each child in the class to bring along a plastic bag containing a few potatoes. Each potato will be given a name of a person that the child hates, So the number of potatoes that a child will put in […]

Self Reliance

I have always been of a nurturing character, I take care of myself, and anyone else who happened to come along. I took care of my sister, my grandma after her heart attack, babysat for dozens of families, my own kids, and husband, my kid’s friends, the nursing assistants I worked with, all the people […]

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

I have always been a worrier, so much that I have made myself sick worrying about things. I worry about my kids, I worry about my parents, my sister and her family, my friends, their families, money, business problems, I have worrying skills. I think I have even worried that I worry too much. I […]

Autism Awareness

Before the month is over we were lucky enough to come across this heartwarming story. I am lucky enough to hear about Jonathon on a regular basis, I went to school with his mother, and some of his aunts and uncles. They are a truly inspiring family, I think you will love them as much […]

How I ran a 5K with chronic illness

[By Peter Waite] I never expected to run a 5K race. In fact, I never expected to run again in my life, period. Having battled chronic illness for 17 years and suffered a serious leg injury 10 years ago, running wasn’t even on my mental radar. Over the years just walking has been difficult for […]