Child Slavery

Finding Freedom: Child Slavery And Our Smartphones

Child Slavery Exists And We Rely Upon It Every Day Most of us have a smartphone. Cobalt, a metallic element, is an integral part of the lithium ion batteries that power our phones. A lot of the cobalt that is used in phones made by companies like Apple, Samsung and Sony come from mines in the Dominican Republic of Congo. …

Look At Us Now Mother - Healing Fractured Relationship

Finding Freedom: Healing A Fractured Relationship

Discovering Liberation Through The Healing Of A Relationship Many of us struggle with a strained relationship or two (or three). Whether it be with a family member or former friend, there are those people out there that, for various reasons, have a great deal of control over our lives even though we have little to no contact with them. Tonight, the fourth …

Shane Koyczan takes on the hurtful words of the bully

Finding Freedom: Liberating Yourself From The Bully

Because the bully’s sticks and stones may break our bones and his words, well, they do a lot of damage too. Tonight, our Finding Freedom post features Shane Koyczan, a Canadian spoken word poet. Shane’s powerful poem highlights that fact that many of us are enslaved by the hurtful words of the bully – words that become our truth even though …

ISH's Finding Freedom Week - What's Your Slavery Footprint?

Finding Freedom: What’s Your Slavery Footprint?

Whether we are celebrating the holiday of Passover or not, all of us should recognize that slavery still exists today and we should be doing something to stop it. The first thing we need to do is determine how many slaves we actually have working for us right now. Think you don’t have slaves? You most certainly do! Learn more about what …

To be brave

I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of bravery lately. I can only point toward my absolute obsession with Commander Scott Kelly of NASA and the 365 Days in Space program that climaxed with his triumphant return to Earth this past week.  For the past year, I’ve followed every social media account dealing with this project and I have …

Best Friends Forever

Remember those days so long ago when friendships were easy and when the hardest decision was where to go on Saturday night? Well, those days are long gone and life is a little more complicated then it used it be, for sure. But, as much as I love my life, my family, my work and the amazing friends that have …

Love Yourself

I just love Justin Bieber’s song, “Love Yourself.” When it comes on the radio, my kids and I turn up the volume and sing it loud and proud! Of course, what first drew me to the song was it’s snarky lyrics, but to be perfectly honest, whenever I see those words “Love Yourself” on my radio display, it acts as …

Motivation for the Masses

This time of the year is hard. To listen to the media, one might thing that the December holiday time is the time of the year that people feel at their lowest, but I disagree. By the time the end of January comes around, the weather in most parts of the country is nasty. The days are short and the …

It’s How You Play The Game

By Andrew Jacobs, Founder of ISH As many of us were coming to terms with the fact that we did not win the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot, The Jerusalem Post shared a beautiful story yesterday about one of the three Powerball winners – a nurse in California who is the mother of seven kids whose boss bought the ticket for …