Scarlett Lewis is the founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation and her story is profound. In December 2012, Scarlett’s six-year-old son, Jesse, was murdered along with 25 students and teachers at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Inspired by a message her son had scrawled on a chalk board shortly before he died, Scarlett went on an extraordinary journey of love, forgiveness, courage and healing.
More than 60,000 refugees are living in Greek camps, trapped there since European borders were shut in March 2016. Composer Shai Shriki is setting off to find the musicians amongst them. He plans to take instruments into the camps and uncover personal stories through the universal language of music.
Being ‘connected’ 24/7 is making many of us feel stressed, anxious and lonely. Angela Lockwood is the author of 'Switch Off; How to Find Calm in a Noisy World'. She says we need to create boundaries between ourselves and technology. By doing this we take back control of technology and find time and space for real connection and true purpose.
We’re a culture obsessed with happiness, but sadness serves a deeper purpose. Joseph Forgas is a Professor of Psychology at the forefront of research into the purpose of sadness. It turns out sadness is good for us in many unexpected ways.
For World Hunger Day, we explore two African success stories of people working to end hunger. Rowlands Kaotcha from the Hunger Project in Malawi discusses the importance of mindset when tackling poverty and chronic hunger. Plus, we meet Chido Govera, an extraordinary young woman from Zimbabwe creating solutions for world hunger…with mushrooms.
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