At only 16 years old, a junior, in high school, it was on December 11, 2008 when Amanda Suzanne Brownell tried to take her life in a bathroom at Del Mar High School in San Jose, California. This was a result of the bullying, sexual bullying, and cyber bullying she endured through MySpace, Facebook, AIM, and the 3500 text MESSAGES she received the month before her suicide attempt. Amanda, suffered severe brain damage, unable to speak or care for herself.
After almost 4 and 1/2 years Amanda decided that her job here was done. She was hospitalized with pneumonia and seizures on March 13, 2013, while her parents were in Hawaii on vacation. On March 23, Amanda did not want to be poked and squeezed anymore. She was done and did not want any type of medicine or food. There was a family meeting … [Continue reading...]
Dear Peaceful People,
Our PEACE initiative continues…from our largest Peace Sign Broadcast in Times Square/NYC in 2013
www.peacedayparty.org, a nonprofit 501 C 3 invites YOU to help strengthen the message of the International Peace Day September 20 & 21, 2014. All the countries of the UN unanimously agreed to a Day of Peace. Here are our peaceful details
1 3rd. Annual Day of Awareness & Peace Rally in Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose, California, September 20 at 10am. www.amandanetwork.com
13th Annual Vigil for International Peace and Ecology in Central Park, Band Shell/ 72nd Street Mall, New York, New York, September 21 at 10am. www.vigil4internationalpeace.org/
WHAT WILL WE DO?
Create a HUMAN PEACE SIGN
Have SING ALONG with … [Continue reading...]
Omega is a place to explore the extraordinary potential that exists in all of us as individuals and together as a human family. Chrissa Pullicino shares the Good News:)
Omega was founded on the holistic worldview that the well-being of each of us is deeply connected to the well-being of all living things. Since 1977, we have offered diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Omega, a nonprofit organization, continues to be at the forefront of human development. We nurture dialogues on the integration of modern medicine and natural healing; design programs that connect science, spirituality, and creativity; and lay the groundwork for new traditions and lifestyles.
Each year, more than 23,000 people attend workshops and … [Continue reading...]
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The Pursuit of Happiness
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Jefferson's three examples of our unalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Happiness is the state of Felicity.
It has been said that it's not how much we have but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness (Charles Spurgeon).
Lincoln added most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The top 10 things that come mind that make me happy are (not necessarily in the order of importance):
1) French Champagne
4) Winning (fun is more fun when you win)
5) … [Continue reading...]
And being Good Samaritans for the ALS cause. They are heroes:):):)
The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head or donating to the ALS Association in the United States. It went viral throughout social media during the Northern Hemisphere summer of 2014.
The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads. A common stipulation is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.
4 United Kingdom
5 Notable participants
The origins of the idea of dumping cold water on … [Continue reading...]
THE GIVER- THIS IS A POWERFUL MOVIE ON WORLD PEACE, TODAY AND THE FUTURE. DON'T MISS IT.
The Giver. As I watched the Press Conference in awe for this outstanding movie team, I was fascinated with the author of the book Lois Lowry and the screenwriters Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weide. How did they weave her book to make you realize how stupid war is; How Deceitful the Elders (the political leaders) could become and how wonderfully innocent and intuitive our youth are?
The result of this books screen adaption, which is drenched in "the light and the darkness of life" (As suggested by Marcello Padilla, Good News Film Producer), is that our youth SAVE US from OURSELVES, THE GROWN UPS. They see the brighter tomorrow and have the strength to make changes..BRAVO…to … [Continue reading...]
And worthy of Broadcast Coverage???
A wedding hopefully should be a once only occasion and can be expressed in so many ways with many different budgets.
We thought to introduce you to an impromptu wedding with a very limited budget. This story is a Romantic Comedy ready for Prime Time presented on June 21st. You are all invited.......Here are some of the unique interesting attributes;
* The Wedding Ceremony on June 21st @ 10:00 AM will be performed in one of the oldest Chapels in Philadelphia.
* The Bride & Groom will not enter to “Here comes the Bride” but will dance down the Bridal Path in Fairmount Park at Valley Green in jeans to the Doo Wop favorite “Today I meet the boy I’m going to marry” by Darlene Love
* The Wedding will bridge many generations … [Continue reading...]
Catherine Shainberg PhD will discuss how mothers-to-be and families can use DreamBirth and she will give demonstrations and exercises to expectant mothers.
Re-imagining Childbirth & Empowering Mothers in the 21st Century
Internationally-known Imagery Expert and Psychologist Dr. Catherine Shainberg will share how positive imagery can transform the journey of childbirth, from pre-conception to motherhood. The publication of her new book DreamBirth marks a sea change for mothers-to-be and birthing professionals in their approach to each stage of pregnancy, delivery and bonding. DreamBirth lives up to its subtitle, “transforming the journey of childbirth.” It accomplishes this with imagery.
Dr. Shainberg has 161 precise, yet elegant imaginal exercises for every possible … [Continue reading...]
GOOD NEWS PLANET WILL BE BROADCASTING AND MODERATOR OF THE WORLD PEACE PANEL
THURSDAY - APRIL 24TH, 2014
Subud Chelsea Center
230 West 29th Street, New York City
4:00 pm to 11:00 pm
To Register Call: 212-222-5432
"Once a year we gather in friendship, love and light to celebrate
the rare gift of this glorious Planet Earth.
With wisdom, inspiration and gratitude we invite you
to join us for this Annual Festival at the Subud Chelsea Center,
and be counted as a Wisdom Keeper of our great planet."
Listen here to PLANET HEART's PSA for 8th Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration ! Voice Over Script written by Andrew Kaen; Vocals by Christine Marie aka IMOV; Produced and Edited by … [Continue reading...]
1. Are YOU looking for NEW health, wellness, lifestyle and business solutions? Become a MEMBER of the NEW Manhattan Chapter of The Holistic Chamber of Commerce! Search our Member Directory for holistic and eco-friendly ideas, products and services! Our Members have all submitted references that have been checked to ensure professionalism so that we can make referrals with confidence. Join us at our #Networking event to be held #MorganStanley in NYC on 05/21/2014! Get tickets NOW: http://bit.ly/1gmhY5E
2. The Holistic Chamber of Commerce’s Manhattan Chapter stands for excellence among holistic, complementary, alternative, and sustainable professionals, practitioners and businesses in NYC. Learn all about the HCC Manhattan Chapter on 05/21/2014 at our #Networking event @ … [Continue reading...]
Lindsay Doran is a highly successful Hollywood movie producer. With a string of hits to her name that includes Sense and Sensibility, The Firm, Sabrina, Stranger than Fiction and Nanny McPhee, even some of her "misses" could be considered hits. In October of this year, I was fortunate enough to hear her speak at the Austin Film Festival on a panel entitled "The Soul of Story." She spoke passionately for 90 minutes without so much as a sip of water or a glance at her notes. You could hear a pin drop in the room.Doran became interested some years ago in the "Positive Psychology" movement pioneered by Martin Seligman. In his book Flourish, Dr. Seligman identifies five particular qualities that he says make life worth living: Positive emotions, engagement, positive accomplishments, … [Continue reading...]
Since 1974 Scarborough has been the lead male news anchor at WNBC-TV, the New York City flagship station of the NBC Television Network, and has also appeared on NBC News. He currently anchors at 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on WNBC.
A native of Pittsburgh, and a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, he served in the United States Air Force and currently has a commercial pilot certificate. His career in television began in Mississippi as a reporter at WLOX-TV in Biloxi and later WDAM-TV in Laurel, before moving to WAGA-TV in Atlanta.
Scarborough's first major market anchoring job came in 1972, at WNAC-TV (now WHDH-TV) in Boston. He was originally hired as part of a two-man anchor team with respected New England journalist Lee Nelson, but was soon made … [Continue reading...]
Join Us on FRIDAY, APRIL 11 - 6-9:30PM
Studio Anya, 49 West 24th Street - 8th floor, NYC
Live from New York and Streaming from California join authors, James O'Dea, Philip Hellmich, Laura Simms, Dr. Kurt Johnson, Jesse Richards and Swamini Sri Lalitambika Devi with moderator, Jonathan Granoff.
Also presenting are composer, Guillermo Silveira and artist, QX Wang.
Going far beyond conventional techniques of conflict resolution, James O'Dea provides a holistic approach to peace work, covering its oft-ignored cultural, spiritual, and scientific dimensions.
GOD AND CONFLICT
Philip brings more than 25 years of experience in international development and conflict … [Continue reading...]
SINGLE ON VALENTINE’S DAY, AND LOOKING FOR LOVE ONLINE?
Love & Relationship Expert, Andrea Syrtash Shares her Survival Guide to Online Dating
As we approach Valentine's Day, many wonder how they can find that special someone, and many turn to online dating services. In fact, according to a recent survey Pew study (October 2013), one in ten Americans have used an online dating site to find their spouse or long-term partner.
Of course, online dating has its own pitfalls, and Andrea Syrtash, media spokesperson and best-selling author, is available to share online survey information and strategies on how your listeners can increase their chances of finding love online without getting burned:
o THE MEETING - Establish a relationship before you meet in person. More … [Continue reading...]
Come discover the antidote to Winter Fatigue.
We can’t change the weather outside but we sure can change it inside…come make some heat…
Date: Feb 12th
Where: Paul Taylor Studio- 551 Grand Street
Investment: $50 (click HERE to Register)
Are you seeking a relationship? Wanting to improve the ones you have? Ready for a spicy 2014? Here comes the sun! Bring your significant other, bring your friends or just bring yourself.
Three life experts: Spiritual advisor, Heide Banks; Global Ritual Expert, Barbara Biziou; and, Journey Dance facilitator, Rachel Frank will help you to connect to your inner flame through meditation , spiritual exercises, dance, and ritual.
In this experiential evening you will:
*Dance and stretch your inner heart … [Continue reading...]
A timely hook that you can also use is one of the articles in the magazine – 25 Ways to Give Happiness at the Holidays – this article is great because the mission of the magazine is to balance the science of happiness with real life, practical applications for being happy and this article is just a list of really simple easy ways you can try to give other people the gift of happiness at a time of year when everyone feels like they should be happy.
Also the following articles are in the premier issue and may be of interest:
• Happier Mind, Healthier Body – Focusing on the positive effects genuine happiness can have on the brain, immune system, nervous system, reproductive system, cancer, hearth health, circulation and longevity.
• The Good Guys Win – All about … [Continue reading...]
Men Are Just Happier People
What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can be President. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park. Car mechanics tell you the truth. The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work, more pay. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress $3500. Tux rental-$75. People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them. New shoes don't cut, blister or mangle your feet. One mood all the time. Phone conversations … [Continue reading...]