Maria’s Sunday Paper: Try Starting Your Day Like This…
Maria’s Sunday Paper: Try Starting Your Day Like This…
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VIEWS ABOVE THE NOISE
SUNDAY PAPER EXCLUSIVE: INTERVIEW WITH JOE BIDEN
This week, I had the great honor of sitting down with Architect of Change and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. In an uplifting conversation, Biden shared his powerful perspective about why, in this age of uncertainty, we should remain optimistic about the future of our country. [WATCH OUR INTERVIEW]
ADVICE FOR TURNING YOUR SELF-ABUSE INTO SELF-ENCOURAGEMENT
To further this week’s message of how to live with optimism and hope, my dear friend, Architect of Change Angie Johnsey, has written an inspirational piece for you this week on how to turn your negative thinking around and make your self-thoughts work in your favor. [READ MORE]
A LONGEVITY EXPERT TELLS YOU HOW TO EAT YOUR WAY TO A LONGER LIFE
Architect of Change Dr. Valter Longo, author of the compelling new book “The Longevity Diet,” stopped by this week to share the latest findings from his research into how our diets can be used to slow aging and fight disease.[WATCH HERE]
HOW EVEN JUST A LITTLE MOVEMENT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Architect of Change Katy Bowman‘s passion and purpose is teaching others how movement can change their lives. Today, she shares step-by-step instructions on how to start adding more natural movements into your everyday life and how doing so can make a big difference. [LEARN MORE]
Also… Continuing our New Year’s “Health Reboot” series from our friends at ph360, Dr. Kareem Samhouri shares with you today what he knows about how our body types can dictate the choices we make for leading a healthy life. [READ MORE]
CHANGEMAKERS MOVING HUMANITY FORWARD
SELFLESS TEENAGER MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN THE FIGHT TO END GLOBAL HUNGER AND POVERTY: This week, we honor 16-year-old Joshua Williams as our Architect of Change of the Week. This amazing changemaker took it upon himself at a very early age to rally his fellow youth to “stomp out” hunger after witnessing the injustice of a homeless person on his local streets. His organization Joshua’s Heart Foundation is now committed to ending world hunger. [READ JOSHUA’S STORY]
NEWS ABOVE THE NOISE
1. Holly Butcher’s Dying Philosophy Will Make You Stop and Think: I’ve always said that life is both fragile and precious, so when I came upon this story featuring life lessons penned by a 27-year-old woman dying of cancer, I knew I had to share. It’s poignant, yet powerful. [READ MORE]
2. After Facing Tragedy, the Spouses of Two Dying Memoirists Fall in Love: The spouses of two dying memoirists who wrote bestsellers about their final days ultimately came together and fell in love. I love that this story illustrates how the power of love can transcend death. [READ MORE]
3. Nation’s Employers Assess Impact of Losing Immigrant Work Force: With the Trump administration ending temporary legal status for Haitians and Salvadorans, employers who rely on them report that they are going to have a difficult time finding people to replace them. [READ MORE]
4. How the Location of Amazon’s Second Headquarters Could Help Promote Diversity in America: In this thought-provoking piece, Ana Ma, former COO and Chief of Staff at the Human Rights Campaign, suggests that CEO Jeff Bezos has a prime opportunity to “solidify a new course for corporate America — one based on morals rather than profits.” [READ MORE]
5. Hundreds of Men Show Up to Support Students Without Fathers: This story made me so happy. I’m so proud of all the men who showed up to mentor fatherless boys at a Dallas school’s ‘Breakfast with Dads’ event. Watch the moving news report below.
In honor of his birthday on Monday, I wanted to share the wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for today’s Sunday Reflection. This particular quote really spoke to me, as it reminds us that within each of us is the capacity to forgive.is morning.
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READ MORE ABOUT WHAT I'VE BEEN THINKING
"Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another." — Ernest Hemingway There are some weeks when I wait until the very end to write my “I’ve Been Thinking…” essay for The Sunday Paper....read more
"The unending paradox is that we do learn through pain." — Madeleine L'Engle There I was last Sunday, sitting on my porch reading, when I came across a fascinating and inspiring article in the newspaper. (My porch is my favorite spot to sit, think, read, reflect,...read more
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." — Mark Twain And so it begins… The holiday madness. The holiday rush. Everywhere you look, you see ads for this and that. Must buys. Must haves. Must gets. I, for one, find it all to be...read more