Quote of the day
Apr30

Quote of the day

“the best thing to hold onto in life is each other” -Audrey Hepburn Pic...

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Challenge #1:  Give an Inspiring Note to a Struggling Friend
Apr28

Challenge #1: Give an Inspiring Note to a Struggling Friend

Take a second to shoot a friend a text or email giving them love by letting them know just what you might appreciate about him/her.¬†Encourage them!¬†A few thoughtful words can make a huge impact on someone’s day! Let us know how it went and see if you can make it catch on! Pic Source:http://www.becomingminimalist.com/scratch-paper/

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Welcome to the Love Revolution!
Apr17

Welcome to the Love Revolution!

Hello world! I wanna share a little bit with you about who I am and where the idea for ‘The Love Revolution Presents’ came from. My name is Cara. I’m an ’84 baby, born and raised in one of the most beautiful places known to man, Hawaii, although I’ve been living in Los Angeles since 2006. I moved to LA to pursue my dreams as a professional dancer and up until recently, it has been the forefront of my life. I began training at the age of 9 and thru 20 years of hard work, dedication, some sacrifice and a whole lot of passion, I’ve been able to move my way thru this industry, performing and teaching in places I’d only dreamed of visiting. What I love most about dance is that it is a universal language that transcends culture, with the ability to speak and be understood by people from anywhere and everywhere. It’s a beautiful freedom of expression that has the power to transport your mind to another place, time, and emotion. In my travels, amidst varying languages, social, and political systems, dance has helped me to communicate and forge strong connections internationally, regardless of these differences. It has served as the major link, enabling me to fully immerse myself in other lifestyles and giving me a new set of perspectives and appreciation for each unique surrounding. This growing exposure to other people, places, and things is what has opened my eyes and provided me a deeper sense of awareness, ultimately moving me to create this site. After years of hard work, I couldn’t help noticing a growing gap between the art of dance and the business of dance. The more I saw of the industry the less I liked, and the less I liked, the more I craved the desire to re-focus the direction of my life elsewhere. Don’t get me wrong, I am extremely grateful for the industry. I’ve had some of the best times of my life in this business and it’s because of it that I was introduced to the multitude of angles that led me to my new insight in the first place. However, as I approach my 30th birthday, I’ve come to a place where my values have superseded my drive to continue. Please bear with my rant as I try to explain. Most people only see the beautifully packaged and presented gift on stage or in videos but unless you’re in the business you don’t see what happens behind closed doors. There are auditions (we refer to as “cattle calls”) where hundreds of us are stuffed into buildings, overflowing into...

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The Ted Talks that changed my life: “The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor
Apr17

The Ted Talks that changed my life: “The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor

I am a huge Ted Talks fan and this is easily my favorite one of them all. I stumbled upon this when I was first researching Positive Psychology and it has greatly changed me for the better. It’s the first source I refer friends to who are seeking a positive shift of perspective. Shawn Achor is an incredible speaker whom I credit much of my new outlook on life to. Video Source:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXy__kBVq1M Pic...

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Left To Die In A Trash Heap, Abandoned Dog Gets Remarkable Second Chance
Apr14

Left To Die In A Trash Heap, Abandoned Dog Gets Remarkable Second Chance

I will never understand how a person can just completely give up on their pet. Thank god for love, compassion, and karma; good and bad. A moving video of the extraordinary recovery — and resilience — of an abandoned dog who was left to die in a trash heap is reminding us this week of the healing power of love, friendship and second chances. On Nov. 15, when Eldad Hagar first laid eyes on Miley, an abandoned dog living among piles of trash on the outskirts of Los Angeles, his heart broke. “When I got there, I almost couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Hagar, the co-founder of animal rescue organization Hope For Paws, told The Huffington Post of his first encounter with the pup. “It’s almost as if this place was struck by a tsunami.” Miley, covered in mange and infections, was so lifeless and defeated that Hagar, who recorded the dog’s rescue on camera, says she “didn’t even have the energy” to run away from him as he approached her. Hagar says he rushed to Miley’s side after he heard about the pooch’s plight from a local resident. The tipster told him that Miley had been living in the trash heap for at least a few months. It is believed that she was abandoned by her owners. Though he knew that Miley wouldn’t be in good shape, Hagar says he was still shocked when he finally made contact with her. Her physical deterioration was “definitely one of the worst cases” he’d ever seen, he said. He knew he had to get Miley to a hospital right away. Gaining the pup’s trust was no easy feat, however. Hagar says he offered her food and sat with her in the pile of trash for an hour before she was finally ready to leave with him. Then he got her into his car to be brought to the vet. “She was very lucky we rescued her when we did, because her condition would have continued to deteriorate until she would have died a miserable and painful death,” Hagar said. After examining Miley, veterinarian Dr. Lisa Youn discovered that the pooch wasn’t just suffering from mange and bacterial infections, but parasites and malnutrition, as well. “She was in so much pain,” Hagar said. Over the next two weeks, Miley got intensive medical care and was treated with antibiotics, medicine for parasites and frequent medicated baths. Slowly but surely, her spirits began to lift. It wasn’t, however, until Miley found a best friend that her recovery took a dramatic turn for the better. Miley met Frankie the chihuahua after he was rescued...

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