Creating Horse Whisperers

Horses: What majestic, elegant creatures of beauty and grace. And in thundering herds, what power and strength. To be able to communicate with a horse eye-to-eye and with a whisper, using only slight movements to direct motion, demonstrates a gift of true mutual trust. Now, imagine being a child who has had more than their share of problems or hardships,… Read More

Mowing Lawns to Pay It Forward

In the fall of 2015 Rodney Smith Jr., 26, of Huntsville, Alabama saw an elderly man trying to cut his lawn. Seeing the man struggle with the mower sparked an idea. Born and raised in Bermuda, he was taught a strong cultural philosophy. He lives by the phrase “To whom much is given, much is required”. He stepped up and… Read More

Knitted Knockers to the Rescue

If the title of this post made you smile, it should, because it’s about a very cool enterprise that is improving the lives of thousands of women. Women like Ruthie in Vancouver, Washington who underwent a double mastectomy for breast cancer in May 2014. Six weeks after her surgery she began seven weeks of radiation, followed by chemotherapy for one… Read More

The Jelly Girls

When inconceivable tragedies hit two friends just months apart, it was their art that brought them through their shared grief and back into the light. Silk painting artist Marjorie Pezzoli’s 19 year-old daughter died in an accidental drowning at La Jolla Cove in January of 2013. Five months before, the boyfriend of glass artist Debbie Solan committed suicide; Debbie found… Read More

Elephants in the Lodge

When the Mfuwe Lodge was built in Zambia in 1998, they had not planned to tempt massive elephants to wander inside, yet that is exactly what happened. The lodge was inadvertently built around a mango tree that a local group of elephants habitually feed on. Not only that, the lodge sits right on the ancient path the elephants have always… Read More