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It Only Takes Two Steps to Save A Life: The Facts You Never Knew About CPR

A hero can come form anywhere, and may be needed at any time to come to the rescue of an unsuspecting victim.  Many “heroes” save lives because simply because they are prepared, have training, and the confidence to act quickly, and this is how they were able to save the life of Steven Levitt.  Pay careful attention to his story, as told in the first person… and think to yourself if you would have had the ability to react, act, or be a hero for a loved one, a friend, a family member or even a stranger.  And then keep reading,  if you haven’t learned it already, by the end of this article, you will have learned the two simple steps you need to learn to save a life.   It’s about 9:30 am on June 21, 2014 at The Village Club. I remember the score was 2-5 and we were just ...

One Family Turns Tragedy into a Life Saving Inspiration

Tara Storch was asked to be a guest on the Ellen Show to share her inspirational and heartbreaking story of loss, and how her family turned it into a a source of hope, love and inspiration. In 2010 the Storch family lost 13 year old Taylor in a skiing accident on a family vacation. Because of her daughter’s giving spirit and nature, Tara and her family had decided to donate her organs. Thanks to their generosity, love and amazing decision, over 5 recipients have been given a second chance at life. The Storch family has met 3 of the recipients, including the person who received Taylor’s heart. Taking their love for their daughter and their act of amazing kindness, the Storch family created an organization called Taylor’s Gift that increases organ donor awareness and helps ...

Teen Responds to Bullying with a Positive Attitude

  This Canadian teen was recently the act of bullying when someone posted a message on her Facebook wall, urging her to die.   What she did next is remarkable…    

Positive Attitude Founder Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Positive Attitude Founder David Nachman took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to show our fans how easy it is to make a difference in the world!   We at Positive Attitude are contributing right along with you and challenge you to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!  The first 100 fans to donate $10 and complete the challenge will receive a FREE Positive Attitude Bracelet!  All you have to do is create your ice bucket challenge video, and give us a shout out so we know you’re a fan, and post it to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/haveapositiveattitude David also called out one of his friends Bob by name, who promptly accepted the challenge as well!  

Robin Williams with one Final Act of Charity

The legacy of Robin Williams will live on long after his death, with gifts of laughter and gifts of charity.   The late actor donated a custom-made Pegorette bicycle to the Hotbed Benefit, which took place last Saturday night in Tiburon, California.  The event collected proceeds for 10,000 Degrees, an organization that provides educational opportunities for low income students The bike, along with an autographed hat from the film “Night at the Museum” raised $20,000 and will pay for two students to attend college for a year. Robin Williams, himself an avid cyclist and bike collector, used his love for cycling to help kids with disabilities through the Challenged Athletes Foundation.   Williams participated in 11 triathlons with the organization.  Rudy Garcia-Tolson, a double ab...

Pay it Forward: A Heart Warming Story of Generosity and Kindness

It’s easy for people to become selfish and caught up in their lives, especially when times are hard.  We look out for ourselves, and our best interests, and at times we may find ourselves in a situation where our own needs, or the needs of our family may come first. On average, you’ll come in contact with hundreds of thousands of people in your life time.  Some are friends and family who will stay with us throughout out the years, and some may briefly pass though our lives called acquaintances.   The the others who we may not know well at all, we call  strangers. Strangers come from all walks of life, and are typically initially judged on appearance or behavior, without any real knowledge of who they are, where they come from or what they’re about.  You won’t even k...

Homeless Teen Becomes Valedictorian and Teaches Classmates That You Can Accomplish Anything

Senior Griffin Furlong, despite losing his mother to cancer when he was six and living in homeless shelters his entire life, often going hungry.  Despite having this hardship all of his life, Griffin went on and achieved a 4.65 GPA, earning him the title of valedictorian at First Coast High School.  During his speech he went on to inspire classmates, teachers, friends and even strangers that when you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. In his speech Griffin says to his classmates, “It’s amazing what you can do with your life when you have motivation, ambition and most importantly, a purpose.” During his struggles, Griffin used to write the words “Never Give Up” on the rim of his baseball caps to remind of his mother, and that he had to keep going...

Finding My Voice: By Janine Ripper

I’ve battled anxiety throughout the last 30 years. People have often interpreted my social anxiety as rudeness. As I struggled for words or ran for the toilets to get away from people I was in the grasp of a panic attack, wishing I could just bury myself in the ground. At my worst, I bordered on agoraphobia, struggling to drag myself out of the house to get a loaf of bread to feed myself. Not that that bothered me, as I hated myself so much, wavering from starving myself through to over exercising and binge drinking. I did not treat myself with any kindness. In 2010 I found myself lost and struggling to get through every day. I had left a job as an awarded project manager. I was burnt out and in the grips of depression, and had landed in new job where others and myself were subjected to wo...

Janine Ripper

  Janine is a writer, blogger, mentor and life coach.  She is also an anxiety sufferer and depression survivor and thriver. She is also a big introvert at heart. Janine has spent a majority of her life in the corporate world as a manager and management consultant – mostly in the project management space. She rocked the project management world, won awards, and inspired people to take up a career in project management but it nearly destroyed her – both physically and mentally. Janine has crashed and burned more than she would like to admit, succumbing to anxiety and depression and other bodily symptoms such as IBS, fatigue, eczema, weight gain, weight loss, and so forth. Janine has changed her life, and its been an amazing journey! She’s seized life and is now chasing her dreams,...

An Update from our Bravest Fan

A few months ago a woman named Rachel was brave enough to share her story with us about how she changed her fate!   It was both moving and inspiring and touched the hearts of all of our fans.  We’re very pleased now to give you the happy ending to her journey and wish her all the love and support we can: [divider] Family & Friends, I want to share GREAT NEWS with you: This past Tuesday, May 6, I finally finished what I would call a LONG year of dealing with a hereditary gene mutation known as BRCA 1 which increased my chances of  getting breast cancer to 87% and ovarian cancer to 54-60%.  With completing the surgeries I have reduced my risk of related cancers to less than 5%. This last operation, the “exchange,” replaced the temporary breast implants called expanders that were in...

Karrie Brown – Modeling the Future

When Karrie was born in 1996, I was given many pieces of advice, including never expecting anything from her.  No one told me of the joy and the gifts she would bring. Karrie knows she has Down Syndrome and Autism.  I have always been open with her about this.  While she knows she does have these diagnoses, she does not see herself as someone who has a disability.  She just knows that sometimes she has to try harder and longer than other people to do things that most people take for granted. What nobody told me about having a child with Down Syndrome was that this child would also have dreams… sometimes very big dreams.  Karrie discovered a passion for clothes when she was about 15 when we found a clothing store that carried fashions that fit her body and her style, and were comfortable fo...

Lauren Gaines

Lauren has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition from Montclair State University and has utilized her education throughout her personal life as well as to provide a more nourishing lifestyle for family, friends and colleagues.  Nutrition has always been a priority and a true passion.   Lauren is also a Registered Nurse with a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education.  Through her experiences as a nurse she was awakened to the possibilities of preventative care for diseases and illnesses.  She made a decision to guide individuals in being proactive in their health, and this initiative brought me to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Becoming a Certified Health Coaching at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Lauren was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety...

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