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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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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)

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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 […]

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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 […]

‘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: Are You Unlucky in Love? Stop the Loneliness

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

So, we’ve been gabbing a lot about love lately. You are sending me love stories of how you met your Valentines. Spirit Junkie Gabrielle Bernstein shared a meditation for romance. We even got a definition of love from 1 Corinthians […]

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 […]

Gabrielle Bernstein: How to Be a Miracle Worker

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

We love Gabby Bernstein here on the Inspiration Report. She’s been kind enough to lend us some great guest blogs such as “I Believe in Miracles”. I’ve also had the pleasure of interviewing her on her latest book. Check out […]

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 […]

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 […]

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)

A Father-Daughter Dance You Can Boogie To

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

The father-daughter dance at a wedding is usually a tender moment. After the bride and groom have their first dance, the father of the bride comes up, cuts in and spends on last moment on the dance floor with his […]

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 […]

Lily’s Surprise: We’re Going to Disneyland

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

One of the things I love about children is how they express emotion without any reservation or thought to how they look. They can get ecstatically happy, which makes them fun to surprise. That said, meet Lily. It’s about to […]

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 […]

Laughing Through the Years

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

It’s amazing how laughter is contagious. I watched this video and could not stop laughing myself. Here’s a video that shows how great it is to laugh all the way from infancy to the golden years. LAUGHS! from Everynone on […]

Funny Video: Sleepy Baby Tries to Stay Awake

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Here’s your funny video for the week. It baffles me why kids fight sleep. Please, somebody tell me to go take a nap and I’m ready. But this little guy is holding on to being awake the best he can. […]

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, […]

Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Any song played on the ukulele makes me happy. Somehow I stumbled upon this Beach Boys cover of “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by She & Him. I hope it makes you smile like it did for me. This post makes me […]

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 […]

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) […]

Napping Pugs: A Friend Indeed

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Friends can laugh together and cry together. However, I’ve always believed that a true friend is one with whom you can do nothing. Someone who shares in the silence of a lazy afternoon is a friend indeed. May we all […]

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 (2) Motivated (2) Happy (3) Better (0) Challenged (1)

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 […]

Barking Cat Gets Caught in the Act

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

This is just a funny, silly video to make you laugh today. If you could write a caption for this video, what would it be? What do you think she’s saying? Watch More Funny Videos: The Laughing Bride Everybody Needs […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Laughing Bride

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

There’s something contagious about laughter, and sometimes when you start you can’t stop. Watch this bride get a case of the giggles that just won’t go away. See More Videos: The Royal Wedding Dance Talking Babies Brain Break: Surprise Wedding […]

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) […]

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 […]

Everybody Needs Somebody: Dog Cries with Baby

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Sometimes you just need someone to commiserate with you. This baby and Siberian Husky found each other. More videos: Babies, Bubbles and the Family Dog Talking Babies Laughing Babies This post makes me feel…Inspired (0) Motivated (1) Happy (0) Better (0) Challenged (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 […]

What Advice Would You Give the Class of 2011?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Graduation season is upon us. Doesn’t it come with a sense of hopefulness? For the graduates, so much as been accomplished and they have a blank slate ahead of them to fill with their wildest dreams. For family and friends, […]

The One Campaign Asks, ‘Why Bother?’

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

One of The Inspiration Report‘s many missions is highlighting organizations and individuals that are making the world a better place. One such organization is the ONE Campaign that helps fight poverty and preventable disease in the U.S. and abroad. You […]

Who Do You Think You Are?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I know you love these videos so I’ve another one for you. This world will put all kinds of labels on you, but this video will cause you to stop and think about who God says you are.     […]

If You Could Only See

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

This video made the rounds amongst the Beliefnet editors and I wanted to share it here. The next time you get impatient with the world around you, remember to see people through the eyes of compassion. “Be kinder than necessary, […]

Babies, Bubbles and the Family Dog

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Doesn’t matter how old you are or whether you’re even human or not. Everybody loves bubbles. This video is proof… Baby Cracks Up At Dog Attacking Bubbles – Watch more Funny Videos More Videos: The Royal Wedding Dance Talking Babies […]

I Believe in Miracles

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Today’s guest blogger is Gabrielle Bernstein, motivational speaker and author of Add More ~Ing to Your Life. I believe in miracles. Period. Full stop. For some of you that may be a pretty ballsy statement—for others it may seem like […]

The Royal Wedding Dance

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Dancing down the aisle is all the rage. So wouldn’t it be funny if royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton decided to add a little fun to their wedding nuptials? Well, someone had a great idea… Now, this almost […]

What Your Words Say About You

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Have you listened to yourself lately? What kind of words are coming out of your mouth? I’ve heard a person out loud berate themselves and it just disturbs me. “Ug! I’m so stupid. What’s wrong with me? I’ll never get […]

Denying Fear

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

If you don’t know Gabrielle Bernstein, let’s make some introductions. She’s a motivational speaker and author of the popular book Add More ~ing To Your Life. On this blog, we’ve been talking a lot about hope in difficult circumstances and […]

Extraordinary: Meet the Man Without Limbs

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Bouncing off of yesterday’s blog, I’m sharing a video that I know will touch your heart and inspire you. Nick Vujicic was born without arms and legs, yet today he’s traveled all around the world doing what many thought would […]

Quiet Your Noisy Life

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Readers, you and I both love these videos, so I found another one to share with you. I’m taking a few days to quiet my life as much as possible. I’m still going to work. I’m still talking with friends, […]

Don’t Give Up

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Everyone has dreams and hopes. Some are as grand as changing your career. Some are as small as getting through the day. Here’s a quick video to remind you to press on. Better days are on the way. This post […]

Talking Babies

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Since you loved the “Laughing Babies” so much, I just had to share with you these two talking twins. What do you think they’re talking about? I’m guessing one is concerned where his sock went and the other is trying […]

Fly the Friendly Skies with Richard Simmons

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

A friend of mine sent me this video. It’s so bright and bubbly that I had to share it with you as well. We’ve all sat through boring in-flight safety announcements, but you’ve never seen them done like this before. […]

Count Your Blessings

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I love this video, because it so illustrated the point that, when everything looks half-empty, you can realize just how full your life really is. This post makes me feel…Inspired (11) Motivated (5) Happy (4) Better (1) Challenged (7)

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