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Oprah and Marianne Williamson on Super Soul Sunday

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Photo Credit: OWN / George Burns We have a number of bloggers and writers here who have been inspired  by the writings of Marianne Williamson. Her debut book, A Return to Love, reflected A Course in Miracles for a new […]

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Jane Fonda on Aging and The Third Act of Life

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Can you tell I’ve been on a TedTalk kick lately? I love these mini-lectures. So full of wisdom… This one by Jane Fonda is particularly insightful. As you age, know that the third act of your life can be the […]

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When Tyler Perry’s ‘Good Deeds’ Meet Great Needs

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Tyler Perry has a new film coming out today called Good Deeds. In it, the lives of a businessman and a cleaning woman collide with a single act of charity. As you can imagine, Good Deeds is about what happens […]

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Inspiration from Bruno Mars and Sesame Street

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Here’s a cute song from Bruno Mars along with the gang from Sesame Street. Sure it’s for kids but I think there’s a lot of wisdom in this. When you feel like something is too hard for you to do, […]

Most Inspiring Person of the Year Award

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Each year, Beliefnet nominates 10 inspiring individuals for our Most Inspiring Person of the Year Award. We’re excited to share with you that we’ve announced our 2011 nominees and voting is underway as we speak! To vote, visit our page […]

When It Comes to Your Dream, ‘Go For It and Never Let Go’

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

No matter who and where you are as you read this blog, I know that you have a dream. There’s something inside of you that you are dying to unleash — a mission, a calling, a longstanding prayer. An adventure […]

Kris Carr Shares Her ‘Crazy Sexy Life’ on Oprah’s Network

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Just a few of my favorite things are colliding this Sunday. First of all, we all know that Oprah has her own TV network now. Literally, it’s called OWN. This Sunday, they are featuring “Super Soul Sunday”, television programming dedicated […]

Joel Osteen: Are You Grateful Today?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

When things are tough, it’s hard to be grateful. The dark cloud of pessimism looms over you and puts a shadow over everything you see. I know it can be hard to focus on anything else besides what’s going wrong. […]

Wayne Dyer on Living in Inspiration

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Is being inspired something temporary? Like a stream you dip your toe in and out of? Or is inspiration a way of life? Here, author Wayne Dyer shares how being inspired really means living in spirit. If you liked this, […]

Uplifting Quotes from Hollywood’s Leading Ladies

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Uplifting quotes are always a source of inspiration to me. So I’d like to share them more often in the Inspiration Report. It takes a lot of heart and determination to make it in Hollywood and it’s extra hard on […]

Joel Osteen: Your Time Is Coming

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

This is my favorite inspirational videos by pastor and author Joel Osteen, and I know it will touch your heart no matter where you are today. Hopes and dreams are what drive us to press on; however, it’s so easy […]

Joel Osteen: The Power of Positive Words

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I was touched by the response to Your Thoughts Create Your World. It takes a lot to change your thinking. Here is more encouragement from author and pastor Joel Osteen. This post makes me feel…Inspired (0) Motivated (1) Happy (2) Better (0) Challenged (0)

Conan O’Brien: Failure is Liberating

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

If you follow entertainment headlines or are a fan of late night talk shows, you know the strange adventures of Conan O’Brien. He was a comedy writer who landed his own show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, on NBC for […]

Hallelujah! Come On, Get Happy

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Another thing that makes me happy is musicals. I love the drama, the laughter and ability to burst out into song and dance at any moment. I don’t need to tell you that Judy Garland was legendary in everything she […]

Laura Bush Raises Her Voice for Mothers Across the World

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Watch this inspiring message from former First Lady Laura Bush for the ONE Campaign. Related Posts: The One Campaign Asks, ‘Why Bother?’ This post makes me feel…Inspired (0) Motivated (0) Happy (0) Better (0) Challenged (0)

Team TobyMac Raises More Than $100,000 for New Hope Academy

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I’m a big fan of anyone who uses their star power for good. Recently, I highlighted celebrities like Justin Bieber and others who help promote good causes. I just heard about this and wanted to share. Recent BMI “Songwriter of […]

What We Learned from Soap Operas

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

ABC announced yesterday that it is cancelling two of its longest running soap operas: All My Children and One Life to Live. Come September 2011 and January 2012, the respective towns of Pine Valley and Llanview will go to sleep […]

Celebrities Giving Back

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I like to highlight different organizations that are making the world a better place or simply bringing do-gooders to the forefront. It’s inspiring for us all to know that everyone can make a difference and here are a few who […]

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I’ve had a love for the written word ever since I was a child. I guess that’s why I became an editor for a living. My parents used to read to me every night, and I can remember every nursery […]

Justin Bieber Fans Help Raise $7 Million for Charity

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Here’s a great example of using fame for good. For his 17th birthday (March 1), teen pop star Justin Bieber asked his fans to donate money to Charity:Water, an organization that provides clean drinking water for impoverished countries. He wrote […]

Oprah on Friendship: Everybody Needs a Gayle

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

The blogs are buzzing this week about the discovery of Oprah’s half sister (my favorite tweet thus far being from TV host and comedian Stephen Colbert: “Oprah revealed she has a secret half-sister. Great, now everybody is going to want […]

Dean Cain Co-Wrote the Inspirational Pure Country II

posted by lbrockway

Actor Dean Cain stopped by the Beliefnet offices recently to tell us about a couple of movies he’s been working on: The Way Home and Pure Country II: The Gift. He is a lovely person. Very kind and caring, devoted […]

Liam Neeson and Narnia Interviews-What Would You Like to Know?

posted by lbrockway

Getting ready for interviews tomorrow with Liam Neeson, who is the voice of Aslan, in the Narnia movies! Yay! Also interviewing Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes and Will Poulter who, respectively portray Lucy, Edmund and their (some what annoying cousin) Eustace. […]

Janette Barber Goes to Rawanda on a Smile Fix Mission

posted by lbrockway

We’ve been following Emmy winning writer and producer Janette Barber’s work with “Smile Fix” and Medical Missions for Children. This is a group of doctors and nurses who travel to third world countries to help children living with conditions that […]

Kathy Ireland Talks About Giving Back

posted by lbrockway

Model turned business woman, Kathy Ireland, is known for her spirit of generosity and faith.  She is also known as a dedicated mom who takes great interest in causes related to children.   Most recently she’s been involved with The LATISSE ®Wishes Challenge […]

Beliefnet Staffer Interviews ‘Hereafter” Star Matt Damon

posted by lbrockway

Beliefnet’s video producer, Jen Kachler, landed her first on-camera interview with one of America’s biggest and favorite movie stars — Matt Damon. Here in town to promote his new movie, “Hereafter,” Damon talked with Jen about his own thoughts about […]

Inspirational June Carter Cash Quotes

posted by shuang

June Carter Cash was born today on June 23, 1929; she would have been 81-years-old. Devoted wife and mother, talented singer and actress, June Carter Cash will always be remembered as the heart and soul of her equally famous husband, […]

Buy a Kenneth Cole T-shirt, Help the Gulf Oil Spill

posted by shuang

Threadless.com is not the only company creating Gulf oil spill t-shirts with the aim to donate proceeds to relief efforts. Well-known fashion designer Kenneth Cole’s has also launched a t-shirt initiative to help support those affected by the Gulf oil […]

Remembering the Legacy of NBA Star Manute Bol

posted by shuang

At 7 feet, 7 inches, Manute Bol was one of two tallest basketball players in NBA history.   Born in Sudan, Manute was drafted to become an NBA player in 1985 and played for ten years with four different teams: Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, […]

Simon Cowell Fulfills a Little Girl’s Last Wish

posted by shuang

Usually, Simon Cowell is known as the king of mean, but the former “American Idol” judge reconnected with his nice side when he granted the dying wish of five-year-old Bethany Fenton. Diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor last year, Fenton’s […]

Inspiring Superman Quote by Christopher Reeve

posted by lbrockway

I really love this quote explaining Christopher Reeve’s take  on what Superman is all about. Although Chris never really considered himself a super guy, he was so wise. “What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but […]

Prayer of St. Francis by Sarah MacLachlan

posted by lbrockway

The audio is a little low on this but what a lovely rendition this is of the Prayer of St. Francis by Sarah MacLachlan. This post makes me feel…Inspired (0) Motivated (0) Happy (0) Better (0) Challenged (0)

Watch It This Weekend: ‘Christopher Reeve: Hope in Motion’

posted by shuang

The late actor Christopher Reeve will always be our Superman, and not just because he portrayed the man from Kryptonite on the big screen. When Reeve became paralyzed after falling from a horse, he inspired many with his positive, upbeat […]

R.I.P. Rue McClanahan-Golden Girl Dies of Stroke

posted by lbrockway

Golden Girl Rue McClanahan is now with God. She died of a massive stroke at age 76. Her manager, Barbara Lawrence, says that family surrounded her and that she went in peace. Rue was one of the fabulous four on […]

Victoria Principal Donates $200K to Help With Oil Spill Cleanup

posted by lbrockway

Victoria Principal, famous for her role as Pamela Barnes Ewing on CBS’ Dallas, is trying to help mop up the Gulf oil spill mess with a $200,000 donation–and put an end to off-shore drilling. The Associated Press reported that the actress, […]

Lessons from Jim Carrey in The Truman Show

posted by lbrockway

Guest Post by Ann Mehl Discover and follow your true path and stop trying to please others. As a fan of Jim Carrey, one of my all-time favorite movies is The Truman Show. The hero, Truman, lives inside a Utopian […]

Barbra Streisand Brings Her Passion for Design to BEA

posted by lbrockway

Last night I attended a rare, live interview with Barbra Streisand. I don’t think I am alone in saying that many people found it inspiring to just be in the same room with her.  Hearing her speak for an hour […]

Inspiring Quotes from Lynn Redgrave-Rest In Peace

posted by lbrockway

We were saddened by the news of Lynn Redgrave’s death at 67. She battled breast cancer for 7 years but her children said she died peacefully at home in Connecticut last night. She died just one month after brother Corin Redgrave […]

Ellen DeGeneres Supports Shelter Pets and Postal Stamps

posted by shuang

Today at 2:00 pm, special stamps that support adoption for shelter pets officially go on sale at your local post office and on StampsToTheRescue.com.  The ten “Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet” stamps showcase 5 shelter cats and 5 shelter dogs that […]

Congratulations to Sandra Bullock on Her New Baby

posted by lbrockway

Perhaps no one was shocked to know that Sandra Bullock filed for divorce. But the world was stunned today to discover she is a new mommy! The Oscar winning actress adopted a baby boy from New Orleans and she is […]

Radio Star Robin Quivers Launches 15 Foundation

posted by lbrockway

Robin Quivers would like us to get out our check books for a good cause. The famous on-air sidekick and friend to Howard Stern spread her philanthropic wings tonight at the launch party for her newly formed 15 Foundation, held at the Gansevoort […]

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Poem: In The End
Today’s guest blogger is poet Tara Sophia Mohr Learn more about Tara’s poetry

posted 4:30:02pm Oct. 24, 2012 | read full post »

A Quote to Live By
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." Henry David Thoreau Whatever you were put on this earth to do, do it today. Don't delay. Don't look back. Run like crazy towards your passion and watch God lay the adventure out before you.

posted 9:22:40am Aug. 01, 2012 | read full post »

People Who Do Good: A Cake that Makes a Difference
Our "People Who Do Good" series has been a blast and I've enjoyed highlighting the stories and lives of everyday heroes. This one comes to us from writer Rebecca Brittingham who traveled to Florida to find a cake-maker with a heart for the less fortunate. When most people hear the word art, they

posted 12:10:27am Jul. 30, 2012 | read full post »

The Problem with Pain
I’ve heard people say, “How do I get over something if it still hurts?” And yes, forgiveness is key, whether it’s aimed towards yourself or someone else. However, it’s not really the main issue. What people really want to know is, “How do I deal with the pain?” The problem with pain

posted 11:06:30am Jul. 27, 2012 | read full post »

Oprah and Marianne Williamson on Super Soul Sunday
Photo Credit: OWN / George Burns We have a number of bloggers and writers here who have been inspired  by the writings of Marianne Williamson. Her debut book, A Return to Love, reflected A Course in Miracles for a new generation. She first gained notoriety by an appearance on the Oprah show, and

posted 4:53:44pm Jul. 26, 2012 | read full post »

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