Kindness starts at home. It starts with the self. Shana shares how, although her childhood was not filled with kindness, she chose to take the high road of and put kindness at the root of all she does. It’s been 8 months since our last story, so with Shana’s story, we are making a “Kindness Comeback.”
Matt's story is one of creativity, compassion and persistence. Listen as Matt tells us about his career as a Board Certified Music Therapist and hear his story of the moment he knew that the work he's doing is important and positively impactful.
The first two storytellers shared similar stories. Sometimes we don’t realize how special something is to us until we learn what it might be like to be without it. In the next two stories, Fat and Jared both share stories of the moment they cried tears of joy because they were faced with experiences that made them appreciate their family.
Nature is a powerful force and sometimes it communicates with us in deeper ways than we can comprehend. Storytellers Fabian, Taj and Richard tell us about their existential experiences with nature and how it brought them to tears and in some ways saved their lives.
When you’ve reached a high point in life, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed in a positive way. Lauren and Ashley share how the realization that they have come so far and that they are allowed to be proud of themselves for it, brought them tears of joy.
Storyteller Bill shares how two people, very different from himself, have changed his life, the way he writes and the way he sees the world. These are the people who make him want to be a better person.
Thrill, comedy, heartbreak and strength. Steve’s whirlwind of a story takes us through a not-so-average day at the office and concludes with how this experience helped him to be a better, more strong-willed person.
Storyteller Robyn treated our audience to some laughs as she told us about one her most personal and memorable experiences. Robyn’s story demonstrates that being a better person sometimes begins with taking care of yourself first.
Heartbreak can have lasting effects and change us in a deeper way than sometimes we know. Storyteller Nick shares how his face-to-face experience with “pure human despair” and his career overall has made him realize how delicate and intertwined our lives our.
Growing up an only child, Jess found creative ways to entertain herself that would later contribute to her unique and quirky character. Jess tells us about her job as a balloon artist and how she copes with a rare medical condition.
The combination of family and faith are the foundation upon which Velton is rebuilding his life. After several years of homelessness and drug abuse, Velton has decided that it's time to make a change so he can be there for his family. Velton's interview is Part 3 of our Long Beach Rescue Mission Series.
After a ten year long drug habit, John decided he was tired of struggling on the streets for food and a fix. He was ready for his life to change and his new journey would begin at the Long Beach Rescue Mission. John's interview is Part II of our three part Long Beach Rescue Mission Series.
Tim lived most of his life without knowing he had a daughter...until one day she called. Apprehensive at first, Tim expresses that his daughter finding him was one of the greatest things to have happened to him.
Homelessness, prison and a rare form of Tuberculosis were the life altering events that forced Lenford to turn to faith and rebuild his world. Lenford’s story is Part I of a series from the Long Beach Rescue Mission in Long Beach, California.