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This show features conversations with remarkable ordinary people who are leaving their positive imprint on humanity and the earth.

This show features conversations with remarkable ordinary people who are leaving their positive imprint on humanity and the earth.
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This show features conversations with remarkable ordinary people who are leaving their positive imprint on humanity and the earth.








Motherhood through Gestational Surrogacy

Kyla and Britney are two human beings coming together at the most human level possible. They share a close friendship with each other. Kyla and Mark could no longer have children but through gestational surrogacy Britney carried Kyla’s and Mark’s son to term. People are angels in different ways. Britney, the gestational carrier is Kyla’s angel on earth. This is Britney’s and Kyla’s incredible journey.


Reflections on motherhood. Victoria Sanchez

Victoria Sanchez reflects on motherhood to her five children. She reflects on happy memories and the wonderful adventures the family experienced. Her husband says that she makes sacrifices for the family with ‘angelic devotion.’ Building community and philanthropy are important to Victoria and she instilled these values into her children. Love for family and devotion to family are key to success. Her marriage of over 61 years is testament to that.


Inspiration of dance. Inspiring expressive movement. When In Doubt Dance It Out.

Dancers share their thoughts on the inspiration of dance. When in doubt, dance it out. Dancing brings you into a new world. Dance has no boundaries and no negatives through expression. Hearing yourself tap is pretty cool. Choreography is putting on stage what has been going inside my head. Dance is a motivation to approaching life.


Dancer Kathie Fishback Anthony of the Carol Burnett Show shares her joy in the art

Dancer Kathie Fishback Anthony enjoyed a professional career in California. Some of her performances include The Carol Burnett Show and The Dean Martin Show. She also toured with Sammy Davis, Jr. Kathie finds joy in the world of dance. As director of a dance studio Kathie continues to be a positive imprint to dancers. Raquel Miera whom is also featured on this episode is a 22 year old dancer and bio medical engineer. Dance inspires Raquel daily. Her pathway into her studies is partly due to...


‘Reading Partners’ Tutor & Journalist Matt Bracken unlocks student potential

Matt Bracken is a young senior editor for a Washington, D.C. based publication. He also volunteers with Reading Partners as a literacy tutor for struggling readers. His positive imprint is impressive as he chooses to help students succeed at a school that needs his services but is located a long distance from his own community. He says, “I am lucky and I think other people should be as lucky to be able to see a place that does need a little bit more love.”


Ten Year Old Global Environmental Activist Lilly Platt. Lilly’s Plastic Pickup. Clean up the world! Who’s with me?!

Ten year old GLOBAL environmental activist Lilly Platt is taking an active role in seeking political action against global warming and against plastics. She is a youth ambassador of plastic pollution coalition. One day I was walking with my grandfather. I think I was eight. Maybe younger. There was something plastic on the ground and I picked it up. My grandpa told me that the plastic will make its way to the ocean over here in Holland. I started Lilly's Plastic Pickup because I want to...


Britain’s Got Talent Star Father Ray Kelly reminisces memorable audition and family memories

Father Ray Kelly had no desire to sing in front of Britain's Got Talent, Simon Cowell but he went for it! His audition is memorable. Father belted R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" song with emotion. He shares his experiences on this podcast episode. Today he continues to serve Ireland. Listen to Part Two of this episode now.. Don’t forget to listen to Part One!


Father Ray Kelly Hallelujah singing sensation reminisces and humanizes his journey into the priesthood Part One

Fr. Ray Kelly humanizes his journey into the priesthood. He had a great Civil Service job and money in his pocket. What inspired him to give it all up? Father sang for Pope John Paul II and Father also formed a band. He continues to serve Ireland as a Catholic priest. His singing sensation was Hallelujah at a wedding and his Everybody Hurts memorable audition on Britain’s Got Talent. Listen to Part One of this episode.


Federal CID Agent turns Author. Writing provides outlet for PTSD issues. Stuart L Scott. I stopped suffering in silence.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I Didn’t suffer in silence. I dealt with my PTSD through writing. US Federal CID Agent Stuart L. Scott turns experiences into a romance novel and a humorous compilation of short stories. My experiences are woven into my fiction books. My writing is my legacy. ‘Prisoners of War’ and short-stories book, ‘Gritty, Grisly and Greedy Stories Inspired By True Crooks and Crimes From My 28 Years As A Fed.' Listen Now! YOUR POSITIVE IMPRINT. What's YOUR P.I.?


Outside Magazine Online freelance writer Eva Holland; Physician’s Assistant Kayla inspired by Starfish Story

Eva Holland is a free-lance writer for Outside magazine. She also does work for National Geographic and other publications. She write stories that will have some meaning for people but the stories don't have to be super serious because there's something fun in reading about schlepping across the sea ice. Island Medicine Physician’s Assistant Kayla is inspired by the starfish story. Kayla is a medical provider in rural Alaska. Through focus groups she re-instills a sense of camaraderie for...


Vegan Czech Engineer inspired by Joaquin Phoenix and the movie ‘Earthlings’. Learned English working with American carnival

Becoming vegan is a choice I am able to make. In the past, people in Czech Republic couldn't really make those choices because of the scarcity of so many things but today we have developed a very competitive country. The old regime is recent and people still remember that and so whenever there are ways or rules that seem impossible we will find a way through it. We have the freedom to study and the freedom to travel. Being a vegan was a choice I made about a year ago but I was thinking about...


Natural Disaster survivors find hope through All Hands and Hearts global response team. Relief from volunteers in purple shirts

We can't control nature but we can control the actions that we take in a natural disaster. Every situation that we deal with a homeowner or school child or whatever it is those situations are each heart-wrenching and they are beautiful and you walk away feeling on top of the world when you hear the words ‘thank you’ because I don't think you will ever hear a thank you that means as much as that does. I want to encourage anybody who's listening to be a part of this. It is an experience that...


Archaeologist recovers human remains. History vanishes as ice melts- Anne M. Jensen; Vanessa Crandell-Beck studies Mt. St. Helen’s.

Scientists. Anne. Somebody reported human remains in far north North America. I helped to recover them before they were washed away. This one individual dated back to 1000 A.D. or earlier and this person had grave goods intact. Vanessa I’ve worked in the oil fields before and I’ve been employed on ships. These are male dominated jobs but I did well and I succeeded. But what I want to do is be a vulcanologist. I want to study volcanoes. My research was done at Mt. St. Helen’s and that was...


Engrave Your Forever, Leave Your Mark, The Recognition Place Small business owners, Jason York & Thomas DeMoss

"Leave your Mark” is our slogan. As a business model this is what we do. People bring things in for engraving. These are items that people want to give to someone else that are reminders of something special or for an appreciation but whatever the case, it is forever. Forever is popular around here because what we do is forever. It’s fun to leave your mark on something that’s going to be passed down for generations. Personally I want to tutor somebody in astrophysics, math or science and...


Dirk Wales, storyteller, “Jack London’s Dog,” “A Lucky Dog.” Filmmaker, get unhooked of prescription drugs.

Dirk Wales - Develop a habit that you’re going to do something for yourself and that will re-inspire you towards your passion. Dirk has inspired people to get unhooked of prescription drugs. He’s the author of novels, ‘how-to’ books, and children’s books and he found a niche in movie making through his Rainbow Film productions. Rainbow Productions produced films in the medical field as well as children’s animated films and other genre of film.


Outdoor adventures? Step outside and get inspired – Espen Lysø. Follow your dreams – Kine Leines Skår – Norway

—"You don’t need to be an expert, hike for miles or have the best equipment to have a great outdoors experience. Make do with what you have and learn from your adventures". "Du trenger ikke å være ekspert, gå milevis eller ha det beste utstyret for å ha en fantastisk turopplevelse. Man kommer langt med det du har og lær fra dine eventyr.” We live in Malvik, Norway which is close to the fjords. The fjords are beautiful. My mission is to tell people that you can make it outdoors even with this...


How one person is changing the lives of many through a warm heart and two knitting needles. Darlene Matz

‘Alone we cannot change the world but we can make it a better place for one other person.’ In 2005 my mother died and I had just started making hats after not knitting for many years. My stepfather said to me, “how many of those are you going to do anyway?” My answer was 25. Sadly, my stepfather laughed at me. Well that made me more determined to do more than 25. Since 2012 I’ve made more than 3,000 hats. Knitting is fun. I make hats for the homeless and the villages in northern Alaska. I’m...


Hey! Can I Get Some Help Here Right Now? Traveling. You’ve Got to Listen to This! Marcos Mendonca

Author Marcos Mendonca shares his perspective on traveling: To me traveling is very fulfilling. The more I see the less I know. How can I live my entire life without knowing how people do things and how they live? The most important thing for me about traveling is the culture. I like getting to know cultures and meeting different people and how they live around the world. I think by the end of the day you value the things you have a lot more. There are people that don’t have stuff and they...


Repair Cafe Don’t Throw It Away Repair It Find a Repair Cafe Near You – or Start One Part Two

“The Right to Repair movement is the idea that manufacturers have this policy where if something goes wrong with an item you purchase you have to take the item to them for repairs. That can be a big cost to you. You are not allowed to fix it. But people are saying wait a minute. I bought this. I own this. I should be able to do what I want with it. I should be able to choose whom I want to repair it.” “It doesn’t matter where you are politically or financially we can all agree that saving...


Repair Cafe Break the Throw Away Mindset What You Can Learn From Jackie Carter Part One

PART I-"The Repair Cafe is free to the public. It's a place where people can bring in items needing to be fixed. Visitors can also learn how to repair things themselves so that they can see their belongings in a different way." "The common mindset is to throw it away if it doesn't work. That causes problems for the environment and we are battling this all of the time. Sustainability is really big deal."