For over thirty years Costa Rica has preserved and conserved their natural lands, resources, and wildlife resulting in a healthy ecosystem. Nature is valuable but its status is fragile and threatened even in Costa Rica. Species like the jaguar are at risk. Justice for Nature with Alena Bendová
We cannot turn back time but we can move forward with conservation and preservation. Alena Bendová is from Czech Republic where her work with Justice for Nature is rooted. One of her main projects is saving the critically endangered Sumatran Tiger in Indonesia. Due to the pandemic, conservation efforts are becoming more difficult for wildlife.
Opportunities abound! Fill your life with action and endeavor! Dr. Bob Parks transitioned from his precision and accuracy of sports medicine to creative art using a paintbrush. This talented and professional artist started with zero experience and is now legendary! How did he do it? For Bob it’s the art of retirement.
Sports medicine and podiatry are two medical practices that have evolved in a very short time. Only decades really. Bob Parks was on the initial groundwork of lower extremity sports medicine. As a podiatrist he was part of the research and discovery in treating sports injuries, but also shared input for modifications being made to running shoes. A legend of biomechanics in his own time.
David Royce and Michael Boyd were mesmerized with the authentic and romantic art of glassblowing from an early age. It is the water, fire and breath of the glassblower that drew them in. A pot where molten melted glass awaited the artisan to transform it into a breathtaking piece of art. The two share their stories of what it means to be a glassblower and what it means to be sustainable in a world where lowering the carbon footprint is crucial.
Traffic. Oh, what do you do? Will somebody please tell me about an alternate route? For decades, during the commute back and forth to work, drivers turn to local reporters on the radio to assist. Reporters know the local roads. Traffic reporter Débora Mendonça of São Paulo, Brasil assists thousands of drivers each day in getting to work safely and perhaps on time.
Danish furniture craftsman, Hans Jørgen Wiberg had a vision, an idea that became reality for millions around the world – ‘Be my eyes’. Hans sees the world with no land borders and he presented an idea that would bring the world together with helping eyes.
Inspiration Monday! Human rights activists share their global work with hi-lites and quotes from their full Your Positive Imprint episodes. “Human rights. What if…?”
Victoria Sanchez, always rising to the challenge as my mom, an educator, scientist, mentor, outdoor trail volunteer, and, well, she’s my mom and she is exceptional. Episodes 23, 77, 124
Musician and humanitarian Tony Escoto recounts his mom’s escape from El Salvador. Ep. 106. “Nunca se deje por vencido. Siempre sea luchador y soñador.” Never give up. Always be a fighter and a dreamer.
Human rights activist Shelley White is professor at Simmons university, in boston and director of the master of health and health equity. Ep. 34
Hans Jørgen Wiberg of Denmark created the app Be My eyes which assists visually impaired citizens of our world. Upcoming episode.
Larry Grummer-Strawn promotes health and wellness by serving the vulnerable worldwide. Larry is with the World Health Organization. Ep. 59
Cody Unser is a Paralyzed Advocate for women with disabilities across the continents. Cody also provides scuba diving programs and training for paralyzed citizens. Eps. 94-95.
Javier Robles professor of Rutgers University lobbies for better laws and health coverage for people with disabilities. Ep. 112
Humanitarian and World renown singing Irish priest, Fr. Ray Kelley, spreads hope as he advocates for human rights and justice. Eps. 19, 110 and the 2020 Christmas end-of-the-year message of hope.
Human Rights. What if…?
Move away from your electronic devices and gather around the playing table to engage in Alex Lu’s board game, Dogs Bond. Alex Lu created Dogs Bond for several reasons. One, is for the multi-cultural experience, while another reason is to change the conversation we have regarding animal shelters and animal adoptions. But his ultimate goal and mission is to provide a positive outcome for dogs in animal shelters to find their forever happy home. Adopt Dogs Bond to your family playing table and save a dog.
“Always stand up before you flush.” Humanitarian Danny Brown promotes the welfare of non-profits. His work is known worldwide. While observing an older woman in a cafe a spark was lit within his soul. Danny says that ‘we forget human connections offline.’ What do you observe when you are out and about ‘offline’? Be still and let your soul catch up.