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Shedding My 'Ugly' Truth Through CrossFit

Toan Lam | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Toan Lam

I can go on forever about how exercise has physically challenged and changed me. But above all, spiritually, this has been a lesson of evolving, facing my fears and feeling deserving to (as my sister says) be proud of and own the body that houses my soul, that takes you to the next day, the next dimension.

12-Year-Old Teaches Lobbying for Animal Rights Activist

Toan Lam | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green
Toan Lam

Thomas joined animal rights organizations and spent countless hours on the picket line -- all in the name of educating about animal protection and inspiring people to do what they can to alleviate animal cruelty.

L.A. Man Loans Homeless Family House for a Year

Toan Lam | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Toan Lam

Our goal of spotlighting 50 heroes in 50 states has resulted in numerous blessings, miracles and new friendships. We're so excited to unveil our second hero to you.

How Positive Peer Pressure Could End Bullying in Your School: The Be O.N.E. Project

Toan Lam | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Toan Lam

Grab a tissue and watch how every single kid has 'crossed a line.' Be inspired to take action -- you will discover that you have the power to BE ONE person that is the change-maker in your community.

Calling All Thanksgiving Heroes!

Toan Lam | Posted 12.22.2013 | Impact
Toan Lam

Bravery and courage come from not dwelling on what there is to fear. We are looking for an everyday hero whose social change work is rooted in gratitude, generosity and love.

Why YOUth Matter

Toan Lam | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Toan Lam

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.

GIG Spark: Why It's Important to Enjoy the Art Around Us

Toan Lam | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Toan Lam

GIG Spark was developed to create compassion through the exercise of brainstorming, problem solving and experiencing the joy of using your power to help others.

Go Inspire Go's 12 Days of Inspiration: Day 2 (VIDEOS)

Toan Lam | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Toan Lam

Happy Holidays from Go Inspire Go! 'Tis the season to celebrate, give and inspire those around you as we come to an end of another great year.

12 Days of Inspiration in YOUR Community (VIDEOS)

Toan Lam | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Toan Lam

Happy Holidays from Go Inspire Go! 'Tis the season to celebrate, give and inspire those around you as we come to an end of another great year.

Rethink Yoga: The Power to Create a New You

Toan Lam | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Toan Lam

Instead of living a life full self-pity, Kim grounded herself on the mat and embraced the challenges, which in turn stretched her possibilities beyond the limits of what seems humanly possible.

Six-Year-Old Halloween Hero Quadruples Goal, Brings Holiday Spirit to Sick Kids Pt. 2

Toan Lam | Posted 01.20.2013 | Good News
Toan Lam

After Nico was diagnosed with brain cancer last fall, he was worried that he wouldn't be able to celebrate Halloween, his favorite holiday. Thanks to a break in treatment, this caped crusader was given the all clear.

Boy With Brain Cancer Brings Halloween to Sick Kids (VIDEO)

Toan Lam | Posted 12.25.2012 | Good News
Toan Lam

Six-year-old Nico Castro from San Bruno, Calif., isn't letting his battle with brain cancer affect his spirit of giving this Halloween.

GIG Spark: Get Out and Enjoy Nature

Toan Lam | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Toan Lam

I love social media, but I try to keep it balanced with exercise and of course going on walks along the water and being enveloped in the trees.

GIG Spark: Use Your Voice to Uplift Others, Guaranteed Smile

Toan Lam | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Toan Lam

Don't have the gift of song? Not to fret.

A Lesson On Compassion Every Young Person Should Experience: Small Acts, BIG Impact (VIDEO)

Toan Lam | Posted 08.28.2012 | Impact
Toan Lam

When was the last time someone did something nice for you? Did you receive a hand written  letter/postcard in the mail? Did they open the door for you? Was it a smile?

The True Meaning of Life: In One Word

Toan Lam | Posted 08.07.2012 | Impact
Toan Lam

No matter what job title you hold, how many zeroes you have in your paycheck or where you came from, I know the true meaning of life can be summed up in one word: service.

GIG Spark: One Thing You Must Do Daily For Your Mental And Spiritual Health

Toan Lam | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Toan Lam

In the spirit of being present while going to and fro, I want to introduce our latest GIG Spark. Melissa Cheng produced our latest GIG video. Her goal: to inspire you to be more conscious, present, and aware of the beauty that surrounds you.

Photo Heart Connection: Balancing a Paying Job With Your Passion Project (VIDEO)

Toan Lam | Posted 07.07.2012 | Impact
Toan Lam

When I had an idea to quit my job to use mytalents to produce stories about civic engagement, people asked, "What's your return on investment?" and, "How are you going to support yourself?" All relevant, but not the right questions at that time.

Citizen Philanthropy: You Don't Need Mega Bucks To Have A Mega Impact

Toan Lam | Posted 06.01.2012 | Impact
Toan Lam

When you hear the word philanthropy, what comes to mind? Older. Richer. Later. Larger? Not anymore. A recent experience inspired me to drop the p...

Tea With Toan: Inspiring Heart and Community Through Photos (VIDEO)

Toan Lam | Posted 04.15.2012 | Impact
Toan Lam

Welcome to Go Inspire Go's first installment of "Tea with Toan" a program created for GoInspireGo.com (GIG). In the spirit of GIG's mission to create ...

Join The Secret Santa Movement

Toan Lam | Posted 02.25.2012 | Impact
Toan Lam

If you're feeling down this holiday season, here's a surefire pick-me-up to lift your spirits. Just Google "Secret Santa Kmart" and see the brimming n...

GIG SPARK: Using Technology and Storytelling to Inspire Youth

Toan Lam | Posted 01.15.2012 | Impact
Toan Lam

I realized a desperate need for a program that combines technology, social good and storytelling. That's how "GIG Spark," a lesson on compassion, was born.

Steve Jobs Inspired More Than Technology

Toan Lam | Posted 12.07.2011 | Impact
Toan Lam

Jobs fervently said, "You must do what you love" and "trust." Trust that you are exactly where you are supposed to be now -- and that it will lead you to where you're supposed to be.

Happy Social Good Day (and Week)! How You Can Take Action

Toan Lam | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact
Toan Lam

Here's how you can use social media to make difference NOW.

Threads of Compassion Weave Warmth, Gratitude and Life-Changing Lessons

Toan Lam | Posted 06.11.2011 | Impact
Toan Lam

Tom Shadyac's nonfiction documentary "I Am" is a powerful and eyeopening look into our world. It raises two simple questions: "What's wrong with our world?" and "How can we all can make it better?"