Walk2Connect: How One Community Is Building Relationships
Walking can bring so much more than health and fitness to your life. By walking around your community you get to see so many different things and meet so many different people. This is exactly the concept Jonathon Stalls believes.
Jonathon Stalls started the Walk2Connect after walking across the country in 2010-- 3,030 miles!!-- with his dog and experienced countless positive connections along the way. Walk2Connect is a Denver-based organization that provides walking group opportunities in neighborhoods all over the city, all different times, all week. Jonathon is charismatic and passionate about the organization, but also about the moment, the simple act of walking and seeing life through the lens of a pedestrian and a community member.
This film was produced, shot and edited by Greg Grano and Sarah Sellman of American Bear Films.
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With Thanksgiving just a few days away, we are all getting excited! Not only do we get to spend time with loved ones, give thanks, and make memories; but we get to eat a delicious feast! My mouth has been watering for a week already. To further get you in the mood, here are some facts about your favorite Thanksgiving foods.
Twin Sisters, Love & Cooking
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the start to the holiday season, which means it's the best time for twin sisters, chefs, and cookbook authors Joy & Judy to break out their favorite healthy holiday recipes! In the latest episode of the HooplaHa original series Twin Sisters, Love & Cooking!, the saucy sisters of healthy twists prepare their fall favorite…. the Hearty Autumn Stew!
Lyette Reback was an only child, but when she married her college love after only a few short months together, she knew she wanted a large family. Meet the Reback family -- complete with 15 kids! If you already think Lyette's life is hectic, you should know she home schools each child and shares her life with the world on her blog, Believe With Me.
"The best way I have always put it is: If you wake up in the morning, and you have cancer and you don't feel well, you can call into work and say 'Hey, I have cancer, I don't feel well,' and everyone understands. You are told to rest and not worry. Now, try to call into work and say, 'My anxiety is so bad. I can't do this today.' In that case, you are told to get it together and get to work. How is that possible? How are these two conditions, which are both life threatening, treated so differently?"
Since preschool, young Emily Inch has been helping others. When she was very little, she was unusually generous, donating toys and clothes that she didn't want anymore. As she grew older and became more aware of challenges that her schoolmates face, she realized that she could make an even bigger impact.
When you hear the term "pin-up calendar," what comes to mind? Perhaps you feel nostalgia for another era of American history, a pre-Internet world where people had to carry letters, photos, and calendars around with them in physical form. Well, think again, because pin-up calendars are back—and they're being used to help and honor our active military service people and Veterans on a perfect day - Veterans' Day.
At just 3 pounds, this therapy dog may be small, but he's on a big mission! His goal? To spread hope, smiles, and comfort to everyone he meets.
Most people know them for their coffee, but that's not why we're celebrating Starbucks today. Because coffee is not what brought a young Kenyarah Williams to Starbucks' doors. What she wanted was a solid job, and that's what Starbucks offered her. Kenyarah had her first child at eighteen, and she quickly found herself working three jobs to support a growing family. When she started at Starbucks as a barista 9 years ago, her place of employment was outside of her neighborhood of Englewood in Chicago. Today, Kenyarah is thriving as a store manager at a shop in Englewood, and is helping to bring opportunities like the one she grabbed to other young people in her community.