Brene Brown- The Power of Vulnerability

If you haven’t heard of her or seen this yet, I highly recommend it. Be prepared to be moved.

 

Anna Clendening on America’s Got Talent

 

Anna Clendening received a standing ovation on Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent” after an emotional audition.

The contestant revealed that just months ago, she was bed-ridden by depression and anxiety, unable to leave her house and not wanting to be alive.

Performing a beautiful and chilling rendition of “Hallelujah” in front of thousands of people marked a monumental milestone for Clendening, and Howie Mandel rose in awe before the 20-year-old was even close to finished singing.

She immediately burst into tears, and Mandel — who suffers from OCD and rarely touches people — ran on stage to comfort and congratulate her with a hug.

-Gossip Cop, June 10, 2014

The Scared is Scared

The Power of Touch

Twin girls, Brielle and Kyrie, were born 12 weeks ahead of their due date. Needing intensive care, they were placed in separate incubators. Kyrie began to gain weight and her health stabilized. But Brielle, born only 2 lbs, had trouble breathing, heart problems and other complications. She was not expected to live. Their nurse did everything she could to make Brielle’s health better, but nothing she did was helping her. With nothing else to do, their nurse went against hospital policy and decided to place both babies in the same incubator. She left the twin girls to sleep and when when she returned she found a sight she could not believe. She called all the nurses and doctors and this is what they saw. As Brielle got closer to her sister, Kyrie put her small little arm around her, as if to hug and support her sister. From that moment on, Brielle’s breathing and heart rate stabilized and her health became normal.

The Great Porn Experiment

The Great Porn Experiment: Gary Wilson at TEDxGlasgow – YouTube

This is an enlightening discussion of how pernicious pornography has become. It is not only changing the brains of young men and boys, but also causing detrimental physical changes.

Ubuntu

I love this!

An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats.

When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: ”UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?”

‘UBUNTU’ in the Xhosa culture means: “I am because we are”