Kindness is only a handwritten letter or card away: 12 Days of More Love Letters

Humans were born to be social creatures. One of the most powerful things we can offer each other is love. Sometimes it is the little things you do for others, such as writing a handwritten letter, that occupy other people’s hearts. Continue reading Kindness is only a handwritten letter or card away: 12 Days of More Love Letters

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How to sow to reap a healthy and purposeful life with Turmeric Latte Mix co-founder Hament Chavda.

How to sow to reap a healthy and purposeful life with Turmeric Latte Mix co-founder Hament Chavda.

Jared Talavera

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Turmeric Latte Mix sample. Photo credit: Turmeric Latte Mix

What do you want to be when you grow up? A question that most people have been asked at least once in their life.

For Hament Chavda, his teenage self was focused on becoming a pharmacist. However, it was not until later in life would he learn that he would leave pharmacy to move from London to Australia and is a co-founder with his wife Sonal of the business Turmeric Latte Mix. Hament has been on a road of constant personal growth which he then uses to help others with their health and self-limiting beliefs. Continue reading “How to sow to reap a healthy and purposeful life with Turmeric Latte Mix co-founder Hament Chavda.”

MMA fighter Justin Wren is on a mission with Water4 to help fight against the global water crisis

MMA fighter Justin Wren is on a mission with Water4 to help fight against the global water crisis

Jared Talavera

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Justin and the Mbuti Pygmies celebrating the installation of a new water well. Photo credit: Water4

Justin Wren, also known as by The Big Pygmy, is truly an amazing human being. He has gone from fighting against people in UFC and The Ultimate Fighter to fighting for people in the Congo to have access to clean water. Continue reading “MMA fighter Justin Wren is on a mission with Water4 to help fight against the global water crisis”

“Your first breath took ours away”: The science behind the lifetime promotion of motherhood

“Your first breath took ours away”: The science behind the lifetime promotion of motherhood

Jared Talavera

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Photo credit: Dakota Corbin

A woman becoming a mother is a powerful force. According to science, parenthood is one of the most challenging normative developmental life stages.

Even in developed countries, such as Australia, motherhood can be challenging. I remember meeting a poverty-stricken young mother. She was a single mother with little financial resources and her first baby was due in a few months. Continue reading ““Your first breath took ours away”: The science behind the lifetime promotion of motherhood”

People with prosthetic limbs can be actors too. Just ask Hollywood bionic actress Angel Giuffria.

People with prosthetic limbs can be actors too. Just ask Hollywood bionic actress Angel Giuffria.

I had the pleasure of interviewing bionic actress Angel Giuffria about growing up without a left arm, biomechatronics, acting, discrimination and her research in psychology.

She was such a lovely person to interview. We shared plenty of laughs and nerdy talk about prosthetic limb technology. There are also beautiful moments where the interview becomes more personal and emotive.

Enjoy! Continue reading People with prosthetic limbs can be actors too. Just ask Hollywood bionic actress Angel Giuffria.

How this ballet school is making a difference in the lives of typical and special needs kids is incredible

How this ballet school is making a difference in the lives of typical and special needs kids is incredible

Kids are attracted to all sorts of things in life. Whether it’s ballet or soccer or painting or whatever. Kids with disabilities are the same way. I think kids with special needs deserve the same opportunities because you never know what could spark from somebody. Continue reading How this ballet school is making a difference in the lives of typical and special needs kids is incredible