An estimated 44 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S. provide more than $490 billion in unpaid labor each year. Yet, so many caregivers go unnoticed, unappreciated and unsupported. Alexandra Drane is working to change that.
Even while self-quarantining, do your brain a favor and leverage the power of creative engagement. It’s a proven way to help keep your brain active and healthy. Get inspired by these examples of creativity in action.
When times are tough, some look to the past for inspiration. There’s still a lot to learn from people like Thomas Edison. Not just from his inventions, but lessons drawn from his philosophy and perspective, too. Frank Attwood is an educator who portrays Edison. He believes the great inventor would have an important message for us today and it’s all about attitude.
Have you ever appeared fine on the outside while suffering on the inside? Sometimes, the last person you want to be alone with is yourself. What do you do when depression, panic and anxiety take hold? Former pro wrestling champion Marc Mero says it’s the toughest foe he’s faced. He offers some advice and insight, particularly suitable for these unsettling times.
We all feel a little helpless at times. We want to make a difference but don’t always know what to do or how to help. Here are a couple ideas to get started.
It’s important to remember during these days of self-quarantine that if want to keep moving, you have to keep moving. Granted, It’s a little bit tougher during the pandemic but the benefits are worth the effort. Just ask 103-year-old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins.
When times are tough, it’s extra important to think about ways you can be part of or contribute to your community and the people in it. And if you have the time, there may be no more rewarding way to spend it. Just ask Joseph Kittinger. A true American hero.
Now that you’re spending all this time at home, this is the perfect time to try out a few new passions. And don’t get frustrated if you’re lousy at first, because being bad is just part of the process. Just ask golf pro and artist Jay Golden.
It can be a challenge to stay active when our gyms, swimming pools, playgrounds, yoga and dance studios are all closed. Let these stories inspire you to keep moving because the benefits are nothing short of improving your overall quality of life.
So, what’s next? Growing Bolder’s What’s Next with Marc and Bill is what’s next! Welcome to the first episode of our new LIVE weekly show, hosted by GB’s Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer.