April 7, 2018

Homeless Teen With Football Dreams Gets A Boost From One Of NYC’s Finest

As Patrick Sanchez, 19, was sleeping on a cold New Jersey football field each night, he didn’t have much in his possession except a bag and a deeply-seeded belief that with enough hard work, he could play college football, if only given the chance. The teen was raised by disabled parents and often worked two jobs to help put food on the […]
April 7, 2018

Once Teen Immigrants, Sports Helped GinJan Bros. Founders Find Their Place In The U.S.

Sports can build bridges, function as a universal language, and yes, even help two teenage boys who, all by themselves, immigrated to the United States from West Africa, and embraced their new home even though they didn’t speak English. Today, you might find Mohammed and Rahim Diallo walking the streets of New York City in a business suit or with […]
April 6, 2018

Rock Steady Boxing Trains Those With Parkinson’s To Fight Back

When Marine veteran Guy Hendricks was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at just 47 years old, he didn’t know what to do with himself. “When I was in the Marines, I was taught how to fight; how to engage the enemy. When I was diagnosed, Parkinson’s was an enemy I didn’t know how to fight,” Hendricks said.  Enter Rock Steady Boxing, an […]
April 6, 2018

Talented Twins With Autism Are Set To Return To The Boston Marathon

At this point in their lives, it’s fair to say Alex and Jamie Schneider tell the world their story with their legs rather than their voices. The 27-year-old identical twins from Great Neck, N.Y. have a form of autism so severe that they’re completely non-verbal and require 24-hour-a-day care. However, in running shoes and out on the roads, they’re making […]
April 5, 2018

Running Brings Life, First Place Finishes To Nonverbal Twins With Autism

Why worry about speaking when your running can do the talking for you? Identical twins Alex and Jamie Schneider, 27, have a severe form of autism that requires 24-hour per day care. They may not be able to cross the street by themselves, but out on the roads, they’re distance runners who are turning heads and doing more than holding […]
March 29, 2018

Human 2 – Augustus Henry

Most of us know that feeling when you’re told you are not good enough to pursue … (what is your dot dot dot?) Doing something you love to do and being able to win an oscar, is saved for only a handful of us. Obviously we need money to survive, but don’t forget that you are not just living your life to […]
March 10, 2018

What Is A Spiritual Person?

“To be spiritual is to be happy—Spirituality is the science of happiness.” Sri Bhagavan What does it mean to be a spiritual person? This is a question I’ve thought about quite a lot over the years, and I’m sure everyone reading this will also have their own views about what it means for them. When I started this journey around […]
March 10, 2018

50 Life Lessons For Life’s Little Detours

1.  Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good. 2.  When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3.  Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 4.  Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 5.  Pay off your credit cards every month. 6.  You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 7.  Cry with […]
March 7, 2018

Human 1 – Chris Samuels

Chris Samuels grew up on former FW de Klerk’s farm (FW de Klerk is an important figure who alongside Nelson Mandela put an end to Apartheid and who was awarded, together with Mandela, a Nobel Peace prize for their efforts at reform in South Africa) near the Klein Drakensberg Mountains in Paarl, South Africa. He now lives in Amstelhof, a disadvantaged area […]
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