I developed my cape through engineering, but it is important to remember to help kids find their passions because at just the right height and elevation level, they too will fly.
Before I was invited to develop curriculum at the Academy of Art's (AAU) Multimedia Department and the University of San Francisco, I too believed that many young folks were apathetic, entitled and not in touch with reality. Boy, was I wrong.
Stephanie Shaia was diagnosed with Malignant Multiple Sclerosis at the tender age of 16. She literally went from playing softball every day to being paralyzed for hours at a time, too weak to move.
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Are you feeling content and grateful, but wish there was more going on in your life? Are you feeling fulfilled? Is there a stirring inside you to get excited about something, but you just can't put your finger on what would scratch that itch?
Celebrity Fit Club host and Last Comic Standing winner, ANT, manages to mix comedy and tragedy as he brings his strong anti-bullying message on stage....
"I turn 100 on August 5! That's something to be excited about! Thank you for your help with the hill, young man." As he started to walk away, I had to smile myself, because initially I had thought that I was the one doing the good deed of the day.
Real life can be difficult enough, being too realistic will only make you depressed. The best way to deal with reality, in my experience, is to bring as much magic to it as possible!
What if you loved food, but the odds were against you?
I always wonder why the universe gives us these gifts when we let go. Don't we need them a tad more when we are desperately searching and in need? Perhaps it's the universe's way of teaching us the lesson of letting go.
I encourage you all to stop, really stop and take stock. Make sure you are living with passion and passionately living. Surround yourself with people that raise you up, that fill your life, heart and soul with passion.
In comedy and in life, there will always be people who want to bring us down. So all I can do is utter this humble prayer: When the crisis hits, may God give us the courage to stay the course, to straighten up in defiance, and to always -- always -- run toward the blast.
That slow marathon of 1974 is the one I treasure. I think about it whenever things go wrong, whenever people let me down, whenever I let myself down. And now, 39 years later, this unspeakable thing happens at the Boston Marathon.
In those moments of recollection, it appears as if her very being becomes illuminated and the damaging nature of the disorder loses its hold on her mind. In some ways, it has brought a familial gift of sorts.
What compels us to cook? I come to the kitchen to be fully present in the moment.
As the TEDMED-branded buses trundle into town, as the TEDMED-branded delegates converge on the Kennedy Center, and as the TEDMED-branded GroupInspire washes over the crowd, I will grip my drawing pen and wonder: Can GroupInspire strike twice? Come on, TEDMED. Hit me.