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...]
Cass speaks with Good News at the Nick Loeb's Charity Pool Party & ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Event in East Hampton's New York.
Cass is a Managing Director at The Wall Street Solutions Group. … [Continue reading...]
Nick Loeb spent a summer in High School living with his high school friend, Todd Swedock and father Teddy Swedock, whom he became very close with. Teddy passed away of ALS earlier this year so Loeb is hosting an invite-only charity pool party and ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at his East Hampton estate. The event will kick-off at 1:00pm on Saturday, August 23rd where Loeb will contribute $100 to ALS for everyone who participates in the Ice Bucket Challenge. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gained incredible popularity over the past couple of weeks, in which people are nominated by other people to either donate at least $100 to ALS or douse themselves with a bucket of ice water. Celebrities who have recently participated include Justin Timberlake (challenged Jimmy Fallon), Martha … [Continue reading...]
born July 16, 1926, has served as president of several American colleges and universities. He currently holds the position of Chancellor at the University of Richmond.
Heilman received his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Ph.D. from Peabody College, now a part of Vanderbilt University. He also attended Campbellsville Junior College, the University of Omaha, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Tennessee.
In his early career, Heilman held teaching positions at Belmont University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, and Peabody College. He also held administrative positions at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Georgetown College, Peabody College, and Kentucky Southern College (now a part of the University of Louisville). He served as president of … [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...]
Are you striving or just surviving?
Learn how to thrive!
Spiritual abundance coach and teacher Ernest Chu, author of Soul Currency: Investing Your Inner Wealth for Fulfillment and Abundance, brings his unique experience as a former Wall Street investment banking executive and capital markets expert to show you how to use your immense inner resources to create an abundant life.
NEW! Mentoring program for conscious entrepreneurs
Are you ready to get serious about success? Rev. Ernest Chu's new intensive mentoring program for conscious entrepreneurs provides unprecedented instruction and support, including introductions to companies and people who can help you fund and expand your business. ONLY FIVE clients may enroll in this exclusive program. If you already use spiritual … [Continue reading...]
Here's a new improved flyer for the Concert for A WORLD WITHOUT WAR - this TUES @ 8PM at St. John's Lutheran Church at 81 Christopher St. (oops I forgot the location).
Appreciate your help spreading the word.
See you on Tues.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
– Margaret Mead … [Continue reading...]
Dr. Grandin didn't talk until she was three and a half years old, communicating her frustration instead by screaming, peeping, and humming. In 1950, she was diagnosed with autism and her parents were told she should be institutionalized. She tells her story of "groping her way from the far side of darkness" in her book Emergence: Labeled Autistic, a book which stunned the world because, until its publication, most professionals and parents assumed that an autism diagnosis was virtually a death sentence to achievement or productivity in life.
Dr. Grandin has become a prominent author and speaker on the subject of autism because "I have read enough to know that there are still many parents, and yes, professionals too, who believe that 'once autistic, always autistic.' This dictum has … [Continue reading...]
The Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization established in 1991, is dedicated to the preservation and development of the legendary Apollo Theater through the Apollo Experience of world-class live performances and education programs that: • honor the influence and advance the contributions of African-American artists; and • advance emerging creative voices across cultural and artistic media Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc.'s vision is to expand the reach of the Apollo Experience to a worldwide audience. The world famous Apollo Theater is so much more than a historic landmark - it is a source of pride and a symbol of the brilliance of American artistic accomplishment. With its rich history and continued significance, the Apollo Theater, considered the bastion of … [Continue reading...]
the man who created the word Endorphins and Opiate Receptors turns 90 and retires from New York University after 55 years. Good News was given a special invitation to be there to share this wonderful man, his friends and his work. Dr. Cancro, Charles R. Marmar and others share their cheers.
Please join Charles R. Marmar for a
Eric J. Simon, PhD
Departments of Psychiatry, Biochemistry,
and Molecular Pharmacology
Thursday, June 5th 4:30 – 6:00pm 1 Park Avenue, 7th Floor “Central Park”
Please RSVP to Melody Baugh at 646-754-4858 or Melody.Baugh@nyumc.org by Monday, June 2nd. … [Continue reading...]
It Starts with Students & Finishes with Leaders www.toigofoundaton.org
A Toigo leader is a person of unique perspective and vision focused not only on his/her own development and advancement, but also that of others, while upholding the highest degree of excellence, ethics and integrity.
st two decades.
Toigo Institute launches Toigo All A Board to drive increased board diversity and Groundbreakers, a summit for female leaders as part of its advancement initiatives.
General Colin Powell (USA) Ret., honored with Lifetime of Leadership AWard at Toigo’s annual gala.
Toigo launches the Toigo Institute for Leadership Excellence Advancement and Diversity (I-LEAD), extending the power and impact of its leadership programs to minority mid- and … [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...]
The 2nd largest Seniors organization, Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), has a proposal of how to cover 16 million patients' health care costs for free.
Simply offer doctors a tax deduction for treating a certain quota of patients for free.
AMAC founder Dan Weber gives the amazing back story details of how physicians were polled and asked what it would take to be willing to treat patients for free, and overwhelmingly they agreed to do so if they only could catch a break from the government, as in a tax break.
What's more, the other concern doctors had with regard to taking on a larger caseload was the additional exposure to potential malpractice lawsuits since their insurance rates are already sky high.
Weber proposed to give them a Good Samaritan exemption wherein … [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...]