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From artistic collaborations to creative problem solving, the arts have the power to lift us up and transform our future. These stories celebrate art, creativity, and culture in all its forms.

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Producer and Co-host of Mike Rowe's 'Returning the Favor,' Sarah Yourgrau.

Uplifting Series Finds Kindness, 450 Million Tune in! with Sarah Yourgrau (Summer Series #4.2)

Sarah Yourgrau is the talented producer and co-host behind Mike Rowe's heartwarming series, 'Returning the Favor.' This acclaimed show has 105 episodes with over 450 million views, and celebrates unsung heroes across America, restoring our faith in each other. She is among a handful of people who have really seen the scope of our true potential as neighbors and communities. You will be sent soaring by her stories, of one act of kindness at a time.
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Voiceover artist and podcast host Kris Brown

Can You Be Overly Optimistic? Finding Balance in Big Ideas with Kris Brown (Episode #184)

In the quiet corners of Vermont, amidst the soothing hum of nature, there's an almost impossibly deep and velvety voice that resonates with wisdom and authenticity: Meet Kris Brown, a voice over expert whose path to success has been anything but ordinary. His journey is marked by struggles (like incarceration and homelessness), redemption (through insightful strategies), and, through it all, a relentless pursuit of several passions that he is now bringing together in a life that can inspire us all.
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Doug Barnard Iraq travel guide

Mythbusting Travel: Goodness in Iraq with Doug Barnard (Episode #182)

Doug Barnard is a seasoned YouTuber with over 500,000 followers, as well as a guide who takes people on wondrous journeys to places often maligned in mass media, like Iraq. Barnard has found the people there amazing in their generosity and goodwill, and he embraces the opportunity to showcase the wonders of ancient lands that are untouched by tourism.
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Artist, Educator, and Social Entrepreneur Ernesto Rodriguez of Sereneview

Transforming Stressful Spaces with Nature Photography with Ernesto Rodriguez (Episode #180)

Ernesto Rodriguez is using a lifetime of experiences bridging art, science, and nature to create healing environments, and he can teach us how to combine our own unique life experiences to create real impact in remarkable ways. During this interview, you may see a path for yourself appear: one that allows you to live with joyous energy to the very end.
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1 hr 10 min watch
Abby Wren and Wade Holland

Here’s Your Permission Slip to Embrace Your Individuality with Abby Wren and Wade Holland (Episode #175)

Abby Wren and Wade Holland are pushing back the edges of what’s “acceptable” and opening up a whole new landscape for people who would like to celebrate their uniqueness more. If your inner light is being dimmed, even a little, by the pressure to fit in or some other life circumstance or limitation, this episode is for you.
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54 min watch
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Applying an Indigenous Mindset: A Trip Through the Daily News with Connor Ryan PART 2 (Episode #167)

There is an amazing brand of young “influencers” who are diving, whole-heartedly, into their unique opportunity to make the world a better place, and today we are fortunate to have one of them as our guest. Connor Ryan, who was named one of the “20 Most Influential People in the Outdoor Industry” by Outside Magazine, is a proud Lakota tribe member and passionate professional skier, and he is bringing his understanding of Native American perspectives to the problems we need to be solving in our world right now.
Read MoreApplying an Indigenous Mindset: A Trip Through the Daily News with Connor Ryan PART 2 (Episode #167)
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Image: Connor Ryan

Unlearning Modern Expectations with an Indigenous Mindset with Connor Ryan: PART 1

There are a few young “influencers” who are poised to have an enormous positive impact on our shared humanity, and our guest today, Connor Ryan, is one of them. He is an exciting figure, making waves both on and off the ski slopes, and his journey is anything but conventional. What sets him apart is not just his prowess on skis, but his unique role as a bridge—a translator—connecting us to the wonders and nuances of the Lakota language and Native American culture. This interview was so fascinating that we plan to have Connor back for a Part 2, so check that out next!
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Nat Geo Photographer Captures The Beauty That Transcends Our Differences with Dewitt Jones (Episode #160)

Renowned National Geographic Photographer Dewitt Jones shares with us a life-changing habit, available to us all: celebrate what’s right with the world. The perspectives he shares today can open up a radically improved landscape of possibilities for you and I. As a bonus, today’s video episode contains some of his most inspiring images: stunning views of the night sky, time lapses of water rushing in on the shore beneath a gorgeous sky, beautifully-lit hot air balloons reflecting off the water below, and more. This is an episode you won’t want to miss.
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