TFH - August 28th, 2014
Shannon Galpin is a National Geographic Adventurer, artist, activist, humanitarian, author, and mountain biker, but I like to call her Today’s Favourite Human.
Shannon is the Founder of Mountain2Mountain and Combat Apathy, an activist organization established to fight for women’s rights all over the globe.
Through her programs and projects, Shannon is helping to engage communities in discussion, increasing awareness and helping to build stronger support, increased tolerance and pro-active involvement with one another through art, sport and citizen activism.
Shannon’s Strength in Numbers Cycling Program is helping girls in Afghanistan, and around the globe, find empowerment and, of course, the strength to grow and believe in a better world.
Shannon Galpin is an amazing woman, leader and guiding light, encouraging young women everywhere to live beyond. That’s why she is Today’s Favourite Human.
TFH - August 27th, 2014
I literally cannot stop crying.
This is the story of Paige Elenson, co-founder of Africa Yoga Project. A movement of leaders causing leaders causing more leaders creating hope, inspiration, joy and a wave of change that is truly making the world a better place to be for thousands of people around the globe.
The Africa Yoga Project has brought the healing powers of yoga to an area of the world that is steeped in strife, and in doing so, has helped replace anger and desperation with possibilities, hope and a means to grow. The Africa Yoga project is creating jobs, healing lives and healing a nation.
Thanks to Paige and the Africa Yoga Project, thousands of people across Africa have experienced the power of change. As a result, thousands more lives will be impacted - and from there - who knows.
Paige Elenson saw an opportunity to help others by sharing what was in her heart. She is saving lives and that is why she is Today’s Favourite Human.
Change yourself. Change millions of others. Change the world.
Rise Up. Reach Up. Shine.
TFH - August 21st, 2014
So, we’ve all seen, and (hopefully) participated in, an ALS #IcebucketChallenge. You can’t log on these days without see another wet head and declaration of support - and I think it’s awesome. In fact, I would love to see all of us get behind every good cause in this way. If you are tiring of the challenges and think it’s ‘so five days ago’ to be taking up the fight, please watch today’s video to see why it is so important to keep this going.
Russell Brand said “Anyone who galvanizes people, brings people together, points us to the better aspects of our nature and helps us overcome basic things like fear and desire - I think these people are the worthy heroes.”
Anthony Carbajal is one of those heroes. Anthony Carbajal is Today’s Favourite Human.
Warning: This video will make you cry. Proceed with caution.
Anthony, and others like Anthony and their families, need your help - need our help. Please help keep the fight against ALS alive, to help keep those with ALS alive. Let this be the start of something special.
TFH - August 18th, 2014
"You have to dream before your dreams can come true".
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Three years, two women, one dream - to share stories of women from across their country with an aim to inspire other women - and men - to recognize the connections we all share and to lives rich in possibility.
Sara and Holli are the directors of The Goddess Project; a documentary film created to motivate you to live your dream and move you to be the person you truly want to be.
That sounds like a film I would like to see! That’s why Sara and Holli are Today’s Favourite Humans.
The Goddess Project is currently in production and needs are help to come to life. Find out more about the Goddess Project and how you can help in the creation of the film - visit their Kickstarter campaign for more details. http://tinyurl.com/orsjaty
We are all connected. How wonderful the world is when we join together and help each other be all we can be. Be good to each other.
August 16th, 2014
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Today’s Favourite Human has no name. But, of course he does. Every human being has a name. Every human has or once had a family, has or once had dreams, has a spirit, has a soul and has a heart.
Today’s Favourite Human definitely has a heart.
Perhaps it is seeing ourselves in others that allows us to feel empathy. That shouldn’t be so hard to do. We are all human.
A man who has little has little to give - perhaps. But this just goes to show that you probably have far more than you think.
August 6th, 2014
Anyone who faithfully follows this page knows: I love tiny houses and I love anyone who believes that age is never a factor in being awesome!
Sicily Kolbeck is an awesome teenage girl, who, even in the face of great loss, has not only built her own little home, but she has laid the foundation for a life rich in ‘I can do anything I believe I can do’. If we all lived with that kind of positive attitude, and did it in tiny spaces, the world would be a pretty great place for all.
Despite her amazing independent spirit, there’s one lesson Sicily has learned - “Without the help of everybody, I wouldn’t be here today”
Remember to believe in yourself today, but don’t forget to stop and give thanks to all the incredible humans that love you, inspire you and support you along the way.
Thanks to all of you who continue to support me, and thanks to Sicily for sharing her story. She is Today’s Favourite Human.
TFH - July 31st, 2014
What do you do when you have too much and someone else doesn’t have enough. Simple. You share. And what do you do when you know that many people are suffering from lack - you organize a movement to help provide humans with a very basic need in life.
The Food Recovery Network takes wasted food and helps distribute it to people who need it most.
Ben Simon, along with Mia Zavalij, launched the Food Recovery Network back in 2011. What started on a single university campus has now spread across the United States - and Puerto Rico - and is helping thousands of people every single day.
For their effort, their kindness, their common-sense, and not so common sharing, Ben and the entire team at FRN are Today’s Favourite Humans.
Find out more about the Food Recovery Network and how you can get involved here…http://www.foodrecoverynetwork.org/about-us/our-story/
TFH - July 30th, 2014
In order to be a good leader, you have to be someone that people will be prepared to follow, otherwise, you just end up being the lone nut.
Have the courage today to dance, to lead, to join, to embrace being different from the crowd, and to live your live with true, authentic passion. It’s okay to be a lone nut, but I always prefer mixed nuts - with raisins!
It takes at least two to start a movement. I’m dancing - won’t you join me?
For today’s words of wisdom, Derek Sivers is Today’s Favourite Human.
TFH - July 29th, 2014
If you were to look up the word ‘pulchritudinous’ in the dictionary, you would see it’s meaning is: aesthetically pleasing or physically beautiful. But, if you turn to my preferred reference book, the thesaurus, you would see synonyms for the same listed as dazzling, marvellous, resplendent and admirable. Not only is beauty in the eye of the beholder, but it is defined or considered in many ways. What is ‘easy on the eyes’ (how much do I dislike that phrase!) is not necessarily easy on the soul, and it is those things that make our souls sing in which we find true beauty every time.
Thea Alvin is a true beauty in every sense of the word. Using her bare hands, she shapes and refines even the harshest of materials and transforms them into works of art, and in doing so, expresses her creativity and perspective on the world.
Here’s the message…stones are like humans. We come in different shapes and sizes, but it takes each one of us, working and existing in harmony, to create the complete picture. If we don’t complement one another and support one another, the whole thing collapses. For her vision, her passion and her insight, Thea Alvin is Today’s Favourite Human.
Follow your heart, carve your own path and release your beauty on the world, and use your strength to lift others along the way. That’s how we make it a better place to be.
TFH - July 27th, 2014
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” ― John Lennon
Remember when you were a little kid, a teenager, or even a college student and everyone wanted to know “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Do you remember the day you decided not to be the thing you wanted to be so you could be the thing you thought you should be, or could be, instead?
When I was five years old, I wanted to be a doctor, a writer, a lawyer, an actress, an astronaut, a gymnast, a dancer and a deep-sea diver. Not one at a time, but all at once. And I believed I could be all those things. I believed I could be and would be all those things, because I knew I could do anything!
I have learned a lot since I was five. Maybe not the things my mother thought I should learn or hoped I would learn - but a few things that have helped me along the way.
1. I don’t really want to be a doctor or a lawyer
2. I can dance anywhere, any time and any place I want to!
3. Dreams are a wish your heart makes, and it’s not nice to not listen to your heart.
I think that one of the most important things I have learned since I was five is that if your heart is speaking to you, you really should listen. It probably has something very important to tell you. I also think that if you live a life that is rich in happiness and contentment, you are far more likely to want to be kind and generous to others, and kindness and generosity are things we need so much more of in the world.
Listen to your heart. The sound you hear is the sound of your five year old self reminding you to be happy - because you deserve to be happy. Smile, be true to yourself, be good to others and you will make the world a better place to be.
Dianna David had the balls to follow her dreams. For sharing her talent, her story and her inspiration, she is Today’s Favourite Human.