Daily Inspiration: Get Outside and Enjoy Nature

How many hours of your life do you spend indoors? For many people it is almost all of it. Today’s video was created by The Velux Group, a company that manufactures skylights. In this video (which reads almost like a commercial) the narrator explains the transitions we have made from nature to an indoor environment. The downsides of living a life within walls include sickness … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Get Outside and Enjoy Nature

Daily Inspiration: Cancer Survivor Becomes Stoma Designer

Heather Maston is a stage three colon survivor who discovered how to make her new disability work for her. After having her large intestines and rectum removed, she now has a permanent ostomy bag on her body. To help her cope with this new accessory she designed covers for the bag that she wears daily. She can switch them up depending on her mood, and … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Cancer Survivor Becomes Stoma Designer

Daily Inspiration: Reforestation of the Amazon

The Amazon is the worlds largest rainforest. It spans over 2 million miles and provides a home for millions of people and various species of wildlife. Since the 1970’s the deforestation of the Amazon has spiraled out of control. Humans have cleared significant areas of the forest to make room for crops and livestock, which in turn has serious consequences on the balance of our ecosystem. A new … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Reforestation of the Amazon

Daily Inspiration: Father Hears Daughter’s Donated Heart

Bill Conner was reunited with his daughter in a very special away. She passed away suddenly on a family vacation and her parents decided to donate her organs. During a 2000 mile journey to bring awareness to organ donation, he met the recipient of his daughter’s heart. Losing a loved one is very difficult. Donating organs can be a way to commemorate a life, by … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Father Hears Daughter’s Donated Heart

Silencing Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is among the most heinous and under-reported acts committed against another person. According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) the statistics surrounding these assaults are horrifying. Every 98 seconds, another person experiences sexual assault. Sexual Violence affects hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. While we’re making progress- the number of assaults has fallen by more than half since 1993 — even … Continue reading Silencing Sexual Assault

Convenience To Contraceptives On Campus

It is not a secret that young adults attending college are sexually active. Even though the media has evolved to be extremely sex ‘forward’, the topic of sex is still taboo. Women and men may still face scrutiny and some colleges are looking to ease that burden; with contraceptive vending machines. Since 2012, Shippensburg University, University of California, Santa Barbara and University of California, Davis … Continue reading Convenience To Contraceptives On Campus

Childhood Cancer: More Than 4

A cancer diagnosis can send anyone reeling with panic. Families are sent into a tailspin, awaiting the prognosis. A significant portion of cancer research focuses on the treatment of adults, yielding amazing results. However, the same advances for children have been stonewalled. The federal governments allots a certain amount of money to cancer research each year.  The National Cancer Institute  is the government’s primary agency … Continue reading Childhood Cancer: More Than 4