There’s no better way to enrich your life than by making a difference in someone else’s. Volunteering is a great way to do just that. No matter how old, or young you are, giving just a bit of yourself can be all it takes to break the ice, and give someone the push they need. A nationwide program called Gliding Stars encourages special needs kids to go skating. Paired with able-bodied volunteers, the ice offers exercise, independence and joy in a most unexpected way for both clients and volunteers.
As the number of World War II veterans continues to dwindle, learning what we can from them becomes more important. Especially those who fought not only our enemies overseas, but also prejudice at home. The African Americans who became known as the Tuskegee Airmen proved to be among the most inspiring. At 95, Richard Hall is among a small handful who remain. He shares his thoughts, his memories and wisdom about war and life.
If you’ve ever had a big thought, idea or dream, only to think of a million reasons why if you tried to make it a reality you would probably fail, you’ll be especially interested in this story. Jenn Ross’ dream was to open a restaurant, a vegan restaurant in an economically disadvantaged area. Everyone advised her against it. But she decided to give it a try.
Some people seem know exactly what they want to do in life from the moment that they are born. If you’re not one of them, you’re far from alone. Searching for something to be passionate about isn’t always easy. In fact, many have found something they love when they least expected it. Discovering a direction for your life can happen in the most unusual places and the most unexpected ways. But as the two people in this story learned, you have to take a chance before your dreams can take flight.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 80% of people in this country do not engage in the total recommended amount of exercise needed to stay healthy. One of the most common reasons given is that many just do not want to go to a gym. But exercise does not have to be work. Here’s a lesson from a group of women between the ages of 75 and 96 who have found a way of disguising their exercise as fun.
He’s one of the greatest keyboard players in rock, yet few know his name. Patrick Moraz, who played for Yes and the Moody Blues, was never in it for fame. For him, success is measured in spontaneity, experimentation and improvisation. See why he believes the same three ingredients are key to living a full and adventurous life.
The oldest African-American incorporated town in America just achieved a brand-new designation. The town of Eatonville, Florida, was awarded the Culture of Health Prize by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated to improving health and wellness.
When you become a big time, world wide rock star at the age of seventeen, what are you supposed to do when you’re 70? If there is something about music that keeps you “alive and well,” then this legendary guitarist seems to have discovered exactly what it is.
If you ever seek wisdom, make sure the person you turn to has it to give, like Annie Peters. Annie never had much money, but her life was full of adventures. She passed away last week, but not before sitting down with Growing Bolder’s Bill Shafer to talk about her life’s lessons, and the keys to living it to the fullest.
Davey Johnson — one of the most interesting, intelligent and passionate figures in baseball — was always a winner. He became an all-star player and manager, only retiring from the game at the age of 70. And since then, he’s continued to prove that it’s not about age; it’s about attitude.