We could all use some uplifting stories for a change!

Here are nine of our favorite stories celebrating remarkable people whose lives, and the tales they tell, have changed the world for the better in their own ways. These are the stories we rarely hear on the news, but all of us should know!

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Visit the Water Park of an Inspired Future!

8 minutes

[ Education Enrichment ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Morgan's Inspiration Island is the world's first ultra-accessible water park, and this remarkable place not only connects kids with the power of fun but is spurring on meaningful innovation!
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Rewriting Stories on Mountainsides

36 minutes

[ Happiness & Hope ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

We typically don’t want to go back to a place we had a terrible experience. But what if we did? Here’s the story of three U.S. Army Captains returning to Iraq for the first time since combat to experience something completely different.
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Plus 1: Making a Difference with What You Have

17 minutes

[ Art ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Seeing the need and opportunity for the music industry to be a more positive force in the world, Marika Shaw and her bandmates came up with Plus 1, an organization that has changed the way the music industry and non-profits can work together.
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Flipping Perceptions

15 minutes

[ Happiness & Hope ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

How do you react when someone tells you you're incapable of doing something? For a lot of us, there are usually two routes we take: agree and shrink, or prove those words wrong. WCMX athlete, Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham, chose the latter and has spent years creating history and crushing stereotypes. Here's his story...
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Practicing Practical Compassion with the Shoe That Grows

19 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Have you seen The Shoe That Grows? This genius idea is changing lives across the globe and it didn't come from a millionaire or a world-renowned inventor but a real person just like us! Here's his story!
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Rebuilding Community after Disaster Strikes

7 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

When a natural disaster takes away everything, what will people do in the name of rebuilding community? Meet a man who is keeping his community and their culture alive starting with at the corner store.
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Finding Joy Tapping on Your Door

7 minutes

[ Dance ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

There's a lot of pressure to "find your passion" these days. Often that sentiment implies that we have to change the world, but today's EWC Thought-Leader teaches us the essence of the concept!
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Changing Lives in South Africa…with Skateboards?

13 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

A community grows stronger when the people are able to come together. In 2001, Indigo Skate Camp opened in rural South Africa and has since created new camps in neighboring towns. Join us today to see the awesome effect that this has made in their communities!
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Skating Your Way Through Life

11 minutes

[ Happiness & Hope ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Let's let the magnificent, 90 year old figure skater, Yvonne Dowlen, skate into our hearts and leave us with wisdom about balance, joy and the unfolding of life.
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