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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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Beliefnet Blogger Gabrielle Bernstein Gets Engaged (and a Few Thoughts on Letting Go)

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

First off, big congrats to Beliefnet blogger, author and Spirit Junkie Gabrielle Bernstein on her recent engagement in the “city of love”, Paris. In this video blog, she not only shares her exciting story, but also offers an inspiring lesson […]

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Great Proposals: Man Says, ‘Marry Me’ with Friends Dancing in the Street

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I know that the movie theater proposal was pretty great. But have you seen this one? A man gets 60 of his closest friends and a song by Bruno Mars to tell his girlfriend that she makes him so happy, […]

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Think You Can’t Lose Weight? Watch This Inspiring Video

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I’m going to let this video speak for itself. Never give up. Just don’t. Learn more about Arthur at Team DDP. This post makes me feel…Inspired (13) Motivated (10) Happy (6) Better (4) Challenged (5)

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 […]

Time-Lapse Video Shows Baby Growing Up

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

This video was done by a father from the Netherlands who filmed his daughter, Lotte, every week from her infancy to 12 years old. This is what growing up looks like. This post makes me feel…Inspired (3) Motivated (3) Happy (2) Better (1) Challenged (2)

An Elderly Nursing Home Man Responds to Music

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Another editor sent this to me and it touched my heart. Music has a way of reaching every soul. See how this man’s eyes dance at the sounds of his younger days. No matter where I end up later in […]

Great Break-Ups Songs

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

One of our editors Stephen Russ put together this fun gallery of great break-up songs. I know I’ve utilized the power of these tunes to help me get over lame relationships. If you need to be empowered, check it out! […]

How to Find Your Passion

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

One of the things I enjoy most is watching someone doing what they love. When a friend, loved one or even a total stranger finds their groove in life, it just lights something up on the inside of me. I’ve […]

The 100-Year-Old Bride: Woman Weds on Centennial Birthday

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I saw this story on Yahoo! on Friday and it was so charming. Kinda goes to show no matter what your circumstance is – divorced, widowed or just perpetually single – it’s never too late. What also struck me most […]

‘It’s Not What You Did, It’s How You Live’

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I love this inspirational song by Point of Grace. It always brings a smile to my face. Remember, always turn up the music. This post makes me feel…Inspired (0) Motivated (0) Happy (0) Better (0) Challenged (0)

Video: Man Makes a Coffee Run for Cancer Patients

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

So I know Valentine’s Day is over, but that doesn’t mean that the love has to stop. Check out this touching story of a man who shares love through the gift of espresso. This post makes me feel…Inspired (1) Motivated (1) Happy (1) […]

How Bad Do You Want It?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

On the rare times that people come to me looking for advice, I hear them out and then ask the same question: “Do you really want it?” Whether it’s struggling for a promotion at work or losing weight, to me, […]

The Trouble with Fear

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

“There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” Franklin D. Roosevelt In this new year of simplicity, I am confronted by an old, pesky foe: fear. When I peel back the layers of what I believe about myself, I’m discovering […]

Christine Arylo Asks 3 Questions for Your New Year

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

So we’re still in the early part of 2012 which means that it’s not too late to make some resolutions. Our Queen of Self-Love Christine Arylo has some questions for you that will let you reflect on last year to […]

Learning to Bless the Broken Road

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I’m sitting here at my desk listening to a few songs and the old Rascal Flatts’ tune “Bless the Broken Road” turned up on my playlist. You’ve probably heard it before, as it’s a very popular country song. It’s all […]

Wedding Update from The Movie Proposal Couple

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

You were among the many that enjoyed the video of Matt’s proposal to Ginny. Matt created a movie trailer of him asking Ginny’s father for his blessing. Then Matt raced to the theater to propose to his unsuspecting girlfriend. It […]

Choir Sings ‘Joy to the World’ in Busy Mall

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I got a lot of good feedback from the last blog where a choir flash mob serenaded a food court of busy shoppers. I found another cool one by the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Minnesota. Seems these unsuspecting […]

Video: Kitten Gets a Big Snuggle Hug

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Do you need a hug? This video will make you smile. I have no idea who owns these cats or how they got where they are, but they’re perfectly darling and they illustrate a wonderful point. It gets scary sometimes, […]

A Hallelujah Chorus in a Mall Food Court

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

This has got to make you smile. I’m sure you’ve heard about flash mobs where groups of people plan impromptu concerts and dances in public places taking unsuspecting patrons by surprise. This is one of my favorites and it’s perfect […]

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, […]

How Do You Start Your Day?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? As soon as your eyes flutter, what’s the first thing you reach for? The first actions of the morning are important and set the tone for the […]

What Are You Wishing for This Christmas?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Christmastime is here. I am unapologetic in my love for this season. The lights, the ribbon, the glitter… this holiday literally shimmers. No matter what you celebrate during the months of November and December, it’s a joyous time for all. […]

Have a Little Faith: The Film Based on the Book by Mitch Albom

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I encountered Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven) last year when I was on a kick with audio books from the library. I listened to it all in one […]

Seeing Purpose in Every Season

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

This is a sweet song of reflection that I hope will give you hope and inspire you. We know that seasons change. Sometimes it feels warm and sunny; sometimes it’s dark and cold. However, it ultimately always changes for the […]

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 […]

The Healing Power of Friendship

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

In the wake of some tough times, I’m finally resurfacing. I describe it all like a hurricane: the storm came through, I evacuated, and now I’m returning back to my life to survey the damage and see what can be […]

Inspirational Sports Movie Moments: Facing the Giants

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

If you’re feeling defeated, one of the best things to do is to watch a good sports movie. Rocky, The Mighty Ducks, Hoosiers… there are all kinds of films about overcoming obstacles and becoming champions that will revive your spirit. […]

What’s Your Biggest Fear?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

No matter what your biggest fear is, the One who watches over you is bigger… Enjoy this video. This post makes me feel…Inspired (0) Motivated (0) Happy (0) Better (0) Challenged (0)

Tara Stiles: ‘Be Kind to People and See What Happens’

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I enjoy video blogs from New York City yoga instructor and author Tara Stiles. She wrote the book Slim Calm Sexy Yoga: 210 Proven Yoga Moves for Mind/Body Bliss and has a great website dedicated to yoga and feeling your […]

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 […]

Steve Jobs: ‘Keep Looking, Don’t Settle’

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

The world said goodbye to a visionary last night as news spread that Apple Computers founder Steve Jobs died. It’s an understatement to say that he was an innovator. Steve Jobs was a game-changer. His work changed the way we, […]

Can Less Mean More Happiness?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

You know I’m a fan of TED Talks. These mini lectures can be very interesting and inspiring. This one caught my eye. Have you considered having less stuff? I mean, really downsize your life? I agree with this speaker that […]

This Is Your Life, Breathe It In

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

As I’ve mentioned, autumn blew in a lot of change for me. Seems like overnight, things were different in every area of life – work, family, relationships, and everything in between. Some were good… really good, like things I’d been […]

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. […]

What’s Your Happy Song?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I loved your responses to “How to Beat the Blues”. A few of you mentioned listening to music as a way to lift your spirits, and I agree! I’ve always got some tunes in my ears to help me navigate […]

The Good Life by OneRepublic

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

A playlist of songs that make me smile is essential to keeping me happy and inspired. Here’s another one by the band OneRepublic. I first heard this song during the movie trailer for Eat Pray Love. It always reminds me […]

Be Grateful Even When Life Is Hard

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I read all the comments that you post on The Inspiration Report. I’m glad that we can share our lives within this forum. I know that many of you are looking for happiness in your lives after loss and tragedy. […]

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, […]

John Goddard and His 127 Goals

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I’m still thinking about the idea of bucket lists and to-do lists. When I sent out last week’s blog, a family friend sent me the name of John Goddard, and I can’t believe I haven’t heard of him before. Sky […]

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 […]

The Power of Words: The Rice Experiment

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

A good friend of mine hipped me to the “rice experiment”. It’s an eye-opening visual on the kind of effect our words and energy have on something as basic as food. Take a look at these videos. This isn’t a […]

What Will You Leave Behind?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

My editor sent me this short video, and as soon as I saw it, I wanted to share it with you. It gets me thinking about what we leave behind. What messages do you want the next generation to know? […]

The Friendship Song from I Love Lucy

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

To wrap up BFF week (and in honor of Lucille Ball’s birthday on Saturday), I found the cutest video. It’s from the 1950s landmark sitcom, I Love Lucy. Here Lucy and her friend Ethel rehearse a song about friendship. May […]

You’ve Got a Friend with James Taylor and Carole King

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

This week, I’m looking at friendship. We already kicked it off with yesterday’s blog on “Who’s Your Best Friend”. This is a great song about friendship. Send it to someone you love. This post makes me feel…Inspired (0) Motivated (0) Happy (0) Better (0) […]

Are You Pushing Love Away?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Everybody wants to be loved, but do we really know how to receive it? Author and proclaimed “Queen of Self Love” Christine Arylo shares with you what you may be doing to block the channels of love in your life […]

The Thin Line Between Fears and Dreams

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

To Write Love on Her Arms is an amazing organization that seeks to help people dealing with anything from addictions to self-mutilation to thoughts of suicide; simply and yet profoundly, they offer hope to those in despair. Their latest campaign […]

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 (1) Motivated (1) Happy (2) Better (0) Challenged (0)

How to Heal a Broken Heart

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

This week’s blogs have sparked some interesting comments. On both Out Your Envy and Your Thoughts Create Your World, readers mentioned broken hearts and love lost. Heartache is the worse. It can sometimes sap every ounce of energy and optimism […]

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 […]

Never Give Up… Never

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I saw this inspirational video on Twitter and wanted to share it with you. No matter what you’re facing today know that you can persevere! Hit “Like” above and share this with your friends and family. Everybody needs to be […]

Toddler Dances Through Life Threatening Illness

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Watch this video from the Associated Press about a baby in Texas who is battling a rare blood disease but keeps on dancing! You can learn more about Winslet and her condition on her web site: www.cotaforwinslets.com. I don’t know […]

Attitude Is Everything: 7 Ways to Stay Positive

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching? Watch this inspirational video that shows 7 ways to stay positive. Also, if you haven’t yet, check out our new section: Inspired Faith. We have stories and videos that will lift your spirit […]

An Amazing Marriage Proposal at the Movies

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Here’s a heartwarming way to head into your weekend. Watch this proposal worthy of a classic Hollywood romance on the silver screen! Watch More: The Royal Wedding Dance Brain Break: Surprise Wedding Reception! Talking Babies This post makes me feel…Inspired (0) […]

Joel Osteen on Habitual Happiness

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

If people were to describe you in one word, what would it be? I thought about that this weekend as I was going through a box of keepsakes. In many old letters, I noticed several friends wrote down that when […]

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Oprah and Marianne Williamson on Super Soul Sunday
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