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Nonprofit Girls Empowerment Program. A Blind GIF Artist Visualizes His Lost Sight. A Tribute to Adam Martinakis by GameL +Adam Martinakis source: 3DVF.com/GameL.

A Blind GIF Artist Visualizes His Lost Sight

GIF animation by George RedHawk. Before becoming an unlikely viral GIF art sensation, George Redhawk worked in various areas of medicine, instructing on subjects such as x-ray technology and, rather surprisingly, phlebotomy. As he tells The Creators Project, he had a fairly productive life doing that. Then, suddenly, Redhawk lost his sight, destroying his career and life in the process. And even though he continued to teach for four years, Redhawk says he “lost everything”. The Amazing Art of Disabled Artists. Some of the best artists deal with disabilities in their everyday lives that the rest of us can’t even imagine living with, and use art to communicate with the world.

The Amazing Art of Disabled Artists

The results are often stunning. We’ve collected biographies and sample pieces from outstanding disabled artists, both famous and lesser-known. The artists below paint with their hands, their mouths and their feet. Many are blind or suffer from mental disabilities, yet they produce some of the most beautiful and intricate artwork that you can imagine. Their achievements are arguably epic in the face of the adversity that they face. Misty Copeland - I WILL WHAT I WANT. Pastor Mia Wright: Inspiring People to Pursue Their Passion for Living. Mia K.

Pastor Mia Wright: Inspiring People to Pursue Their Passion for Living

Wright is inspiring people around the globe to pursue their passion for living. Mia currently serves as co-pastor and Director of Ministry at The Fountain of Praise in Houston, Texas, along with her husband Pastor Remus Wright. Upon starting with a 100 member congregation in 1991, the couple has grown the ministry to over 20,000 members and counting. Mia is a powerful inspirational speaker who encourages others with uplifting messages, relevant life stories and life skills that apply in both the faith-based and private sector. She is also a sought after national motivational speaker, women’s conference presenter, and corporate work/faith/life balance coach. Why This Woman Left A Career In Finance To Pursue Her Passion For Yoga.

On Friday, May 2, Elizabeth Nurse took a leave of absence from her job in the world of financial accounting to pursue something very different: A career in nonprofit yoga.

Why This Woman Left A Career In Finance To Pursue Her Passion For Yoga

Nurse, a 26-year-old Boston resident, completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training two years ago, and since then she’s immersed herself in the world of yoga. From getting involved in as many yoga-related volunteer projects as possible to posting photos of her practice on Instagram, Nurse found herself increasingly dedicated to yoga as time went on. “Sometimes I felt like [yoga] was my life,” Nurse told The Huffington Post. “It was harder for me to focus on finance because I was so passionate about what I was doing outside of work.” A year before leaving her job, Nurse started Yogella, a nonprofit that provides online yoga classes and plans charity events to raise money for worthy causes.

Getting Started. The inspiring stories of three women who use Skype to pursue their passions and accomplish their dreams. ‘Following Heart’ is a series of stories of women from around the world who use technology to pursue their passions.

The inspiring stories of three women who use Skype to pursue their passions and accomplish their dreams

Three inspiring video stories were created by brothers Jack and Finn Harries under their ‘JacksGap’ project in collaboration with Skype -- you can check out the videos below. The first Following Heart episode follows the story of Danielle Turano, a musician and violin teacher in New York City. Turano is very passionate about music and loves sharing her knowledge of the art with children, but after Hurricane Sandy hit and flooded the subways, it stopped her from reaching the children, until she decided to try reaching them over Skype. Microsoft’s video communications app then allowed to her to expand her reach as she took on students from different states. What People Who Live to 100 Eat Every Day. We’ll have what they’re having.

What People Who Live to 100 Eat Every Day

By Sarah-Jane Bedwell (Photo: Courtesy Blue Zones) There’s one pretty mind-blowing characteristic about the people who live in these five communities throughout the world: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; the Greek island of Ikaria, the Nicoya peninsula of Costa Rica, and Loma Linda, Calif. On average, they live to the ripe age of 100 years old at rates 10 times higher than the average American. Mic. Over a decade ago, writer Dan Buettner teamed up with National Geographic and a team of scientists to explore these areas, now called the “Blue Zones.” Okinawa: Eat something from the land and something from the sea, everyday. Okinawa, Japan, is a Blue Zone that’s known for its year-round sunny weather and beaches, and, of course, having high rates of centurions in the world. Related: The One Food Nutritionists Eat Every Single Day Sardinia: Eat a diet rich in calcium and protein.

Ikaria: Follow a Mediterranean diet. Loma Linda: Eat like a vegan—but add fish. These 8 Inspiring People Prove That a Plant-Based Diet May be The Secret to Age-Defying Vitality. They Paired A Bunch Of Prisoners With Dogs. What Happens Will Bring A Big Smile To Your Face. They Paired A Bunch Of Prisoners With Dogs.

They Paired A Bunch Of Prisoners With Dogs. What Happens Will Bring A Big Smile To Your Face.

What... They Paired A Bunch Of Prisoners With Dogs. What Happens Will Bring A Big Smile To Your Face. Oldest Nurse in the U.S. Has Been Working For Almost 70 Years and For Her 90th Birthday She’s In for a Surprise. Meet the outsider who accidentally solved chronic homelessness. Sam Tsemberis, founder and CEO of Pathways to Housing, stands near one of the buildings in NE Washington D.C. that offers housing to formerly homeless.

Meet the outsider who accidentally solved chronic homelessness

100 Year Old Vegan Heart Surgeon Retired At 95 – Here’s Why He’s Been A Vegan For 50 Years. “Veganism is a very fine form of nutrition.

100 Year Old Vegan Heart Surgeon Retired At 95 – Here’s Why He’s Been A Vegan For 50 Years

It’s a little extreme to tell a person who is using flesh foods that you’re going to take everything entirely away from them. When I was in practice in medicine, I would tell the patients that the vegetable based diet was the healthy way to go, and to keep away from the animal products as much as possible. People are very sensitive about what they eat. You can talk to people about exercising relaxation, good mental attitude and they will accept that.

But you talk to them about what they are eating and people are very sensitive about that. 91-Year-Old Female Inventor Reaches Childhood Dream - Inspirational Video. Tao Porchon-Lynch, world's oldest yoga teacher: 'I don't believe in age' - Health. Cancer Chris Serico TODAY 19 hours ago Little Victor "Vito" Skaro of Waconia, Minnesota, who turns 15 months old on Christmas Day, has been nicknamed "Valiant Vito" for embodying the spirit of a superhero while battling his brain tumor.

Tao Porchon-Lynch, world's oldest yoga teacher: 'I don't believe in age' - Health

Cancer patient Gracie West gets wish granted, meets Pope Francis. Since birth, they've called her "one tough cookie. " Now, Gracie West is living up to that nickname as she fights cancer. She's had nine rounds of chemotherapy, and when asked if she could have one wish, she said she wanted to meet the pope, CBS News' Allen Pizzey reports. "My motto is, you have no choice but to be strong, but you can choose to be happy and positive. That's helped me through a ton of stuff. I have to stay through this. Sharon Stone Opens Up About Her Brain Aneurysm: "I Spent Two Years Learning to Walk and Talk Again" This story first appeared in the 2014 Women in Entertainment issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Hello. My Name Is Sharon Stone.