Losing a spouse is often listed among the most stressful events of life. Kristine Carlson, author of “Heart Broken Open,,” lived through one of those stories we hear about on the news. She enjoyed an envied and idyllic life as wife to the mega-bestselling author Richard Carlson of “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.” One day, she kissed her beloved goodbye as he boarded a plane to New York City — and he never came home. He died in his sleep on the plane from a random blood clot that traveled from his leg to his lung. Kristine was in her early 40s, mother to two teenage girls, and alone.
Here is a video of one of Carlson’s grief circles with John Welsons, author of “One Soul, One Love, One Heart, Awakening from Grief,” discussing how our cultural stupor blocks us from feeling happiness, and why we feel we have to apologize for expressing emotion:
Watch this video. I’m sure everyone involved in it will always have a different attitude not only towards recycling but doing the right thing even if others don’t.
People across the world singing John Lennon’s Imagine. Beautiful!
Amazing TED talk video on how children learn to speak
A husband’s love and an incredible bond.
People changing the world.
Check out this Ted (ideas worth spreading) Houston Talk by Brené Brown. In this video Brené discusses how being afraid of our vulnerability keeps us from connecting to others. She offers having the courage to fully be our imperfect selves as the solution.
2010 marked the forth year CNN honors individuals who invest their time and energy to help others. Since 2007 men and women who feed the hungry, educate and protect children, bring clean water to far away places receive the spotlight for the causes. This year the winner is Anuradha Koirala chosen by the public during and eight week online voting process. Her program has saved over 12,000 women and girls from sex slavery.