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I Talk To Strangers: One Man's Goal For World Peace3m17s

I Talk To Strangers: One Man's Goal For World Peace

There are 7.4 billion people on this earth, how many of them have you talked to? Robbie Stokes Jr. worked for Congress. After traveling and realizing his purpose was much greater, he quit his job to travel the world and talk to strangers. In 2012, Robbie Stokes decided to follow his dreams and founded "I Talk To Strangers® (ITTS) Foundation", a social corporation and movement whose philosophy encourages and challenges individuals to create genuine relationships through meeting new people. By having conversations and building friendships, Robbie hopes to bring peace to the world. By Robbie's forward actions, he plans to cause a ripple effect and people around the world will become more friendly. Robbie has traveled meeting over 3% of the global population while documenting his journey through a soon-to-be-released documentary and book, along with participating as a speaker in numerous engagements around the world. This weekend, he is holding a Peace Walk. It is a community event organized to bring cultures and communities together in conversation and reduce bullying and violence. People across the country are invited to take part in this Peace Walk. Together we can walk for peace and talk to strangers! Join us in spreading good news. Follow us on hooplaha.com. HooplaHa is Only Good News. We believe that positivity can change lives and strive to be the voice of humanity that recognizes people are good & doing good things for mankind. We shine a light on individuals and organizations involved in this movement. Help us celebrate people filled with kindness, those overcoming adversity with grace & inspiration, and the good in life.

After Accident, Backcountry Skier Lives Every Day Like It's His Last5m09s

After Accident, Backcountry Skier Lives Every Day Like It's His Last

An avid and expert backcountry skier and explorer, Josh Barilar's passion brought him to Colorado in 2007. His life revolved around backcountry skiing, but one day his life changed drastically. One beautiful white powder day, Josh was skiing with two friends (one being world record holder for most vertical feet in a year in backcountry skiing, Aaron Rice), when the unthinkable happened. Josh lost control in the snow on Fletcher Mountain, a 14,000' high mountain summit in the Tenmile Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America, 20 miles from Breckenridge, Colorado. He hit a stone wall breaking his femur and damaging the cartilage in his knee. He was wedged between the snow and rock when his friends found him and it took the search and rescue team 5 hours to find him and airlift him to the nearest hospital. He was told he may never run or backcountry ski again. But this was a diagnosis that he would not accept. "I don't think I've met anyone who likes skiing more than Josh. I think skiing is more important than breathing for him," explained his friend. How did Josh overcome this adversity? He stayed positive and focused on the things that motivated him. "You have to think as positive and present as possible... Go one step at a time because things can change..." What exactly motivated him to get better? "Being in the mountains is a big motivation to wake up every day, but also just being grateful you're still alive." Hopefully, we can all learn something from Josh's story of adversity, his motivation, and perseverance to overcome it and do the thing he loves most again. This HooplaHa original video was produced by Lucia Nazzaro, shot by Alex Richard, and edited by Kellie Sieban. Join us in spreading good news. Follow us on hooplaha.com. HooplaHa is Only Good News. We believe that positivity can change lives and strive to be the voice of humanity that recognizes people are good & doing good things for mankind. We shine a light on individuals and organizations involved in this movement. Help us celebrate people filled with kindness, those overcoming adversity with grace & inspiration, and the good in life.

Breast Cancer Inspires Twin Sisters To Cook Healthy2m45s

Breast Cancer Inspires Twin Sisters To Cook Healthy

Just around the corner comes 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! Judy and Joy's cooking dream started in 2009 when they entered and won a Food Network contest, but their world shifted in 2012 when Judy was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Now 3 years as a survivor, Judy and Joy have re-focused their cooking and put healthy twists on the family favorite recipes they grew up with. "When you're going through chemo, you're supposed to eat healthy. I was craving all the traditional recipes that my mom used to cook for me. So, we had to make all the traditional recipes healthier!" said Judy. Their unique approach to cooking and their dynamic personalities quickly turned the twins into TV talk shows' favorite sister chefs! So, this Breast Cancer Awareness month, Judy and Joy's advice does not only include to cook this amazing dish, but for women to "get your mammograms!" This video was produced by Tracy Chevrier and shot/edited by Yura Makarov.

Female Veterans Get ‘Makeovers That Matter’1m23s

Female Veterans Get ‘Makeovers That Matter’

For female veterans, returning to the workforce can be hard and downright scary. Makeovers That Matter was founded in 2012 by Michael John (MJ) Derricott. The focus of this organization is to help female veterans and economically challenged women get back to work. Makeovers That Matter offers these women free hair, makeup and wardrobe counseling services to help them look interview ready. This not only helps them look their best, but also feel their best and be more confident. These veterans also have access to free counseling with an employment specialist who will help them write their resumes, teach them how to successfully interview for a potential position, and learn about long term career opportunities. It doesn't stop there... they also get empowerment counseling to help instill the confidence they need to get back on their feet, because they believe makeovers work from the inside out! To learn more, checkout their website and Facebook page.

Fashion Fights Poverty With This Fashion Boot Camp2m08s

Fashion Fights Poverty With This Fashion Boot Camp

Did you know one t-shirt takes over 700 gallons of water to manufacture? Fashion Fights Poverty, a fashion fundraiser and charity organization, is dedicated to raising awareness for initiatives that encourage and support creative, effective, and sustainable means of challenging poverty. At their one-week Fashion Boot camp summer classes, students engage in creative classes to boost their self-esteem and introduce them to different areas of the fashion industry, including styling, production, design, photography, modeling, among others, integrated with eco-ethical principles. Watch this video to learn more about this amazing initiative!

100 foot descent into the abyss of the Cayman Trench1m36s

100 foot descent into the abyss of the Cayman Trench

The Cayman Islands were formed millions of years ago due to volcanic activity and tectonic shifting. One of the deepest parts of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cayman Trough is an incredible 22,000 feet deep. The undersea walls around Little Cayman Island plunge 6,000 almost straight down. Divers can swim out over the edge and descend into an abyss that holds beautiful and mysterious sights. The usual fish are less plentiful this far from the surface but the wall still teems with life. Massive sponges of all colors thrive. These sponges attract the critically endangered Hawksbill turtle as it looks for food. Divers can only stay in this mysterious world a short time or they risk a dangerous increase in nitrogen levels in their blood. To give them more time at depth, they carry tanks of nitrox, a special gas with a higher oxygen concentration. Few people ever experience the tranquility and wonder of the world this far below the surface. It is both peaceful and exhilarating at the same time.

DavidMcNab
Published: September 19, 2017Updated: September 20, 2017255 views
Racehorse turned therapy horse plays ball with first responder1m18s

Racehorse turned therapy horse plays ball with first responder

Prinz Harry is a thoroughbred Arabian horse who is a former racehorse. He collapsed on the track during a race and was diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia. His career was over at that moment but a new life was beginning. He found his way to The Mane Intent, an incredible farm in Indian River, Ontario. The farm connects people with horses for opportunities for bonding, learning and personal growth. It is here that Prinz Harry works his magic and he is especially good at helping those who have suffered from emotionally traumatic experiences. In fact, Harry does his best work with first responders. People can find the human/animal connection and draw strength from the interaction. Harry loves people and he really seems to love his work and his new home. Despite being a very successful racehorse, Prinz Harry has definitely found a higher calling at this magical farm where he is accomplishing tremendous good for those helpers who could use a little help themselves. Here, we see Harry playing with Dave, a first responder who has learned a very valuable lesson through his interaction with Prinz Harry. Both Harry and Dave have been affected by the exact same arrhythmia. Ironically, Dave and Harry began working together before it was known that they shared this experience. Harry has shown that unexpected set backs and life changes can lead to new directions. Sometimes obstacles in our path send us where we were supposed to end up. Harry's work is a lot of fun and he clearly loves a game of passing the ball back and forth. Who could resist such a playful and gentle creature as Prinz Harry? But Prinz Harry isn’t all work all the time. In fact, he begins each therapy session in a very unique way. Watch to see what happens!

DavidMcNab
Published: September 19, 2017Updated: September 20, 2017495 views
Mother reunited with her twins after 18 years59s

Mother reunited with her twins after 18 years

This set of brother and sister twins just turned 18 and decided to surprise the family after being gone (adopted) since they were 8 months old. Since the day of this video, they have all stayed in contact. Sadly, their mother passed away on 11/24/2015 of pancreatic/liver cancer.

MissFameli
Published: September 19, 2017Updated: September 20, 20172,416,296 views