What an interesting way to deal with “serious” issues like disease, financial problems, etc. I couldn’t help laughing along as I watched this video. This takes not taking things too seriously to another level. It’s the first time I’ve heard of this method for groups with chronic illness, although this video is from 2009. Readers, […]
This video is all about laughter! Vishwa Prakash is a significant leader in the world of Laughter Yoga—a powerful wellness tool to enhance both mental and physical health. Vishwa helped bring Laughter Yoga to the U.S. and currently serves as the head of the North American Laughter Yoga office. No yoga poses, yoga mats or […]
The Wounded Warrior Project is an organization which empowers and honors injured service members. One of their outreach activities includes the Solider Ride, where soldiers cycle together with adaptive bicycles for 25 or 50 miles over a 4 day bonding period with their community and fellow soldiers. With chapters all over the United States, HooplaHa […]
SoulPancake partnered with our friends at Milk-Bone® to honor the incredible relationship these four people have with their Canine Assistants service dogs. Milk-Bone® is celebrating 20 years of collaboration with Canine Assistants®, a nonprofit that helps to train and provide service dogs to people with disabilities or special needs. It’s truly remarkable the difference a service […]
Therapeutic horseback riding can make all the difference! A New Canaan, CT-based therapeutic riding program called New Canaan Mounted Troop, not only helps kids and adults build leadership, responsibility, and confidence through sound horsemanship, but it also enriches the lives of individuals with special needs through equine-assisted activities. Celebrating its 77th year, the 501(c)(3) non-profit […]
The heart is obviously considered the most important organ. So when someone has a heart condition, the situation couldn’t be more serious. Great Big Story reports that Andrew Jones lost the function of his heart. Incredibly, doctors are able to sustain him completely with an artificial heart while he waits for a transplant. He is […]
Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find […]
It’s hard to find a kid who doesn’t love fruit roll ups and other fruity, chewy snacks. But most parents hesitate feeding their kids those snacks as they are packed full of high fructose corn syrup and other chemicals. Thankfully, parenting blog Whats Up Moms demonstrates a super easy recipe to make homemade fruit roll […]
You’ve probably already seen more than few videos featuring people who can hear or see for the first time thanks to modern technology and medicine. Those videos are a perfect reminder of what a wonderful time we live in! And this is one of those videos, but a bit more special. Andrea Diaz got her […]
Meet Andy, one truly inspiring, strong and brave man. Almost twenty years ago Andy lost his first wife to multiple myeloma. Twelve years later, Andy himself was struck by the same disease. His fight was long and hard, but he’s still here and has an amazing story to tell.
“When most of our experiences are behind us, it is the gift of looking back, remembering how life was, connecting us to how life can still feel, as long as we have the music.” Watch this 11Alive piece on the power of music, and how it’s improving the lives of seniors at A.G. Rhodes.
Meet Veronica McKee, an 88 year young woman who suffers from alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia. Veronica often sees her adult grandchildren as kids or babies and in those moments she is such a caring and happy grandma. That’s what made her children and grandchildren to try a doll therapy, very unique way to help people […]
Thanks to a bionic eye and the doctors at the Mayo Clinic, a 68-year-old Minnesota man was finally able to see his wife of 45 years for the first time in 10 years. The device was implanted in Allen Zderad, and it’s called the “Second Sight Argus II” retinal prosthesis system. The emotional moment was […]
Makeup is about more than looking good. According to a new study released today by Revlon and Fordham University, it also can improve relationships. The study reveals that performing a simple daily makeup ritual can enhance a woman’s openness to love and romance – who knew?
Jared was never a thin person, but it took him years to realize things got out of control. Just around his 40th birthday, carrying 500 lbs of himself, he realized it’s time to do something about his problem. He was sick and tired of his life and finally ready to do something about it. Now, after […]
We all have crazy and super busy lives. And there’s always that one thing we’ll do tomorrow – ourselves. Of course, with only 24 hours we have available each day that tomorrow never comes and with time we just forget how simple things can make us feel good. That’s why BuzzFeed created this list of 8 super simple things […]
Gwendolyn the miniature service horse made an introductory visit to her owner’s second grade class on October 22, 2015. Zaiden Beattie is one of several hundred kids in the United States living with Ataxia-telangiectasia, or A-T. It is a genetic disease that will eventually rob Beattie of balance and muscle control, and it will also […]
Riding a horse is a strenuous activity. The Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) helps people with disabilities through horseback riding. For people with disabilities, especially those who can’t walk, riding a horse gives them independence while building their physical strength. Not only is it physically beneficial, but it also helps break mental and emotional barriers. Interacting […]
This is truly amazing!! Around 300 million people in the world have some level of color-blindness. Many cannot see the difference between red and green. Some only see shades of grey. Valspar Paint wanted to bring color to the color blind, so they worked with scientist, ophthalmologists, and EnChroma to create special glasses that can […]
After years of terrible eating habits, 28 year old Ronnie weighed 675 pounds. The doctors told him he probably wouldn’t live to be 35 years old. With his friends at his side and the inspiration he found in Taylor Swift’s music, Ronnie decided to change his life. Incredibly, he lost over 400 pounds! Joe Bufano […]