Daily Inspiration: Draw From Experience

The Lion King is among Disney’s most popular animated films. Since its release in 1994, there was an animated series that appeared on television as well as a very popular Broadway show that is still running today. In today’s video, animators for the original film meet with lions to get an up close and personal view of what they will be required to create. They … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Draw From Experience

Daily Inspiration: Stories Come Alive Through Art

Kseniya Simonova is an artist from the Ukraine with a unique perspective. She creates live animation stories by using sand. Her talents were brought to America in the show, America’s Got Talent and completely captivated the audience and the judges. This incredible performance just relays how art imitates life and how telling a story can evoke so much emotion. Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Stories Come Alive Through Art

Child Abuse Goes Far Beyond the Incident

The culture of silence surrounding abuse has really affected children negatively; it has become a public health issue. It seems that every other day stories are on the news about children who are stripped of a chance to lead normal lives. Regardless of the type of abuse —the air needs to be cleared. The most common forms of maltreatment that a child experiences are: physical, … Continue reading Child Abuse Goes Far Beyond the Incident

Thoughts and Prayers: The New Normal for Survivors

American culture is slowly becoming desensitized to extreme violence. Every couple of weeks the news is threaded with stories of gun violence and flamboyant instances of mental health issues. When the debates start about gun control, each side rallies for their beliefs but what about the survivors? An interesting tag line appears too often now: ‘thought and prayers’. Everyone sends their well wishes to those … Continue reading Thoughts and Prayers: The New Normal for Survivors

The Catch Twenty- Two of Religion

Faith is the cornerstone of existence. Believing in something greater than oneself and living with a moral compass is the basis of a religion. Thousands of years ago, society needed answers where there were none, religion provided that. It’s been a great tool to stay centered and spiritual but it also proved it can be harmful to its followers. Masses of people need something to … Continue reading The Catch Twenty- Two of Religion

Identity Confirms the Importance of Representation

There a lot of things that you may notice about a person walking down the street; among the first is their outward appearance. What is the tone of their skin, the texture of their hair, or the color of their eyes? Are they clean cut or edgy? Society requires us to classify people by these mundane things. A way that a person views themselves may … Continue reading Identity Confirms the Importance of Representation

Daily Inspiration: Family Cultivates Talent Together

The Kanneh-Mason family is one talented group. All seven brothers and sisters have mastered instruments to play beautiful classical music. They have been recognized for their talents with awards and prizes. One of the brothers Sheku Kanneh-Mason was invited to play at the royal wedding. Talents are amazing capabilities of the human mind. Growing those talents and sharing them with the world enriches your life … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Family Cultivates Talent Together

Daily Inspiration: Calm Your Thoughts, Heal Your Mind

Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a form of meditation that requires you to sit quietly for 20 minutes twice a day. The technique was developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a spiritual guru who saw the health benefits and pushed to legitimize the practice. In today’s video, people who have put TM into practice speak on how meditating has helped them change the way they respond to … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Calm Your Thoughts, Heal Your Mind

Daily Inspiration: Communities Heal Together

The mosque attacks in New Zealand killed 50 people and injured many others. The tragic loss of life in Christchurch was met with immediate condemnation. The Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has pulled the country together with immense empathy and promises of tighter sanctions on assault weapons. In today’s video students in the Christchurch community showed their respect and solidarity with the Muslim community by performing … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Communities Heal Together

Daily Inspiration: It’s only Crazy Until You Do It

Nike advertisements have always been memorable. Recently they’ve become rather outspoken in their campaigns. The corporation has taken quite a vivid stance on human rights issues and isn’t shy about letting the world know how they feel. Their recent commercial aligning with Colin Kapernick caused a stir and so has their latest women empowerment ad. It features accomplished women in sports and it highlights the … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: It’s only Crazy Until You Do It