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Inspiration During Self isolation

A Minneapolis psychotherapist has a word of advice for those whose lives have been turned upside down by the COVID-19 crisis -- in other words, everyone. That advice is: Focus on the facts. “In a situation like self isolation,  the particular thing that can drive up...

The Power of Unplugging

 If you're looking for a powerful New Year’s resolution, Donna Freitas recommends turning your cell phone off.  Freitas is a research associate at the University of Notre Dame and the author of “The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect...

Moms fight for clean air

[embed]https://youtu.be/0p5f4mVA0SA[/embed] Heather McTeer Toney is a force of nature. She’s the first African-American woman to become mayor of Greenville, Miss. She served as regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and now she’s the national field director of Moms Clean Air Force, a powerful group...

School for Broken Hearts

[caption id="attachment_1414" align="alignleft" width="410"] The School of Broken Hearts, Seihon Cho[/caption] Zen Buddhist teacher and author, leads a session at the School of Broken Hearts, a nonprofit that offers group counseling and meditation for people experiencing challenges in life. Haemin Sunim Haemin Sunim, the Zen Buddhist monk who...

Girl Rising

  Story Transcript: Heather McElhatton: I'm Heather McElhatton, and this is A Beautiful World Tanya Stone: You know, there has been so much turmoil and negativity lately, I've been looking for moments to find beauty, and I'm finding it in the voices and faces of people who are...

Gita – How an Ancient Manuscript can Help You Today

[embed]https://youtu.be/I4wvXHXmNoA[/embed] How an Ancient Transcript Can Help Today The Gita is an ancient manuscript considered by many to be one of the most renowned guides for a meditation in a development and happiness. It was written in 500 B.C. and it's said the three aspects of...

Woman Travels Across Country Searching for Acts of Kindness

[embed]https://youtu.be/CVYLGA-bJZs[/embed] Woman Travels Across Country Searching for Acts of Kindness  by Heather McElhatton Mary Latham is 32 years old, and she’s searching for acts of kindness. She’s in the middle of an epic road trip across all fifty United States, looking for acts of kindness great and...

How to Keep Going in Good Times and Bad

[embed]https://youtu.be/NN8ikje6-kY[/embed] Austin Kleon is the author of “Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad.” Despite the immense success of his previous book,  “Steal Like an Artist,” Kleon found himself struggling a few years later.He was on the verge of quitting writing...

Rebels Renegades and Wild Women of History

"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Women throughout history have broken the rules and stepped outside conventional social norms to make history happen. We investigate several women who stand out as the rebels of their time. A Beautiful World is a solutions journalism news program...

Maryland FoodWorks Saves Food and Lives

[embed]https://youtu.be/4edZ1p1cW5Q[/embed] by Heather McElhatton As a little girl, Ania Pettigrew loved watching her great-grandmother cook. She made big meals for the family, and baked for the church. But Ania's family also knew hard times, and what it was like to be hungry. “I've been in that situation, so...