Human rights. What IF…?

By Catherine | 07/26/2021 |

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…?

DOGS BOND Makes A Forever Home Possible. Alex Lu

By Catherine | 07/19/2021 |

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.

Friendship Bench. We Forget Human Connections Offline. Danny Brown

By Catherine | 07/12/2021 |

“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.

Sustainable Agriculture Across the World and For the World

By Catherine | 07/05/2021 |

With the rising temperatures around the world due to climate change, agriculture must evolve. But how? Today is Inspiration Monday – “Sustainable Agriculture Across the World and for the World.” Your Positive Imprint Inspirations.


Master gardener and composter Marion Owen who’s also a gardening author, blog writer and gardening columnist. Ep. 4.

Andrew Bracken creates public and private partnerships to invest in sustainable agriculture for small farmers across the globe. Eps. 50 and 88.

Sigrid Drage of Ep. 52 is a permaculture farmer in Austria. She applies ecological principles found in nature.

Christine Deck of Deck family farms- Deck Family Farms practices a long-term approach in developing a sustainable livestock operation. Ep. 53.

This is global food security on a planet where climate change is affecting food supplies. Sustainable agriculture across the world and for the world.

Breeding Queen Bees. Melanie Margarita Kirby

By Catherine | 06/28/2021 |

Which bee will be the chosen one, the queen bee, mother of the hive? How do bees choose their queen bee? What is royal jelly? Isn’t a queen bee any other ordinary bee that produces young? What really happens to honey bees and the plants when only one blooming plant is available? Bee researcher and beekeeper Melanie Margarita Kirby shares her connection with honey bees. Stewards of flowers, trees, and other plants, honey bees have been general pollinators before humans ever walked the earth. Melanie’s mission is to help sustain the continuity of pollination through queen bee breeding. For her, an indigenous person, she wants to reconnect with where our food comes from and the energy that goes into producing it, including the seed itself. Part 2.

I Clicked YES For Stinging Insects. Now I’m A Beekeeper. Melanie Margarita Kirby

By Catherine | 06/21/2021 |

Melanie Margarita Kirby joined the Peace Corps. While filling out the application she checked YES in the box for “will work with stinging insects.” In this part 1 episode Melanie provides information on honey bees and the history of the species. She also shares her own journey in Paraguay to becoming a conscientious and sustainable beekeeper.

From Storytelling to Philosophical Teachings Using Navigation and Constellations. Catherine Praiswater

By Catherine | 06/14/2021 |

Jerry the Bear was Dad’s imagination. His imaginative bear was used to weave lessons through storytelling. My teachings began when Jerry was born in a cave and started living his adventures. Later Dad turned to philosophical lessons using navigation and constellations to teach the circle of life. Happy Father’s Day week to everybody especially my Dad, Rozier Sanchez.

Doctor, Your Hands Are Going To Save My Hands Today. Artist Jennifer Hunter

By Catherine | 06/07/2021 |

Jennifer Hunter is a nationally recognized award winning artist known for her sensitive storytelling with the use of her paintbrush. Her artwork comes to life telling a story the viewer finds interesting but also, realistic. Recently she found herself facing one of her greatest fears. Surgery. She might never paint again due to a spinal cord injury.

“Runaway” Lyrics by Christopher Marciano Touches Hearts Worldwide

By Catherine | 05/31/2021 |

Rhythm and blues pop singer and songwriter Christopher Marciano inspires the world to reach out to others and be the reason. Through his emotional lyrics he brings topics to the forefront that need to be discussed. His life experiences are shared through his songs which are making universal life changes. Writing songs and poetry helps Christopher heal and recover from stressful situations. As an educator he uses songwriting to teach the students about the world. Christopher Marciano creates positive change through lyrics and music.
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Mental Health Awareness: Recovery and Healing Using Songwriting with R&B Artists Rawiri James & Christopher Marciano

By Catherine | 05/24/2021 |

Imagine infinity through songwriting!!  From the LIVE episode “Mental Health Awareness: Recovery and Healing Using Lyrics” with R&B artist Rawiri James and Pop R&B artist Christopher Marciano. Rawiri believes that sharing your own story has great value and his is Lost Boy. Rawiri describes himself as an addict, advocate, author, artist. As he continues healing and recovering from years of substance abuse he can now imagine infinity. Christopher Marciano sings and writes his pain and his happiness. Through his emotional lyrics he brings topics to the forefront that need to be discussed. He moves forward each day with positivity and with every word he writes in his songs.