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Dara Pollak still moves gracefully, like the dancer she was before her left leg was shattered when she was hit by a car. Then 17, bedridden in the hospital, she was told she would never walk, much less dance again. Dreams crushed, future uncertain…what would she do now?

Dara spent over a month in the hospital, laid up in a bed, watching hours of endless television, depressed and heartbroken. The accident effectively ruined any chance she had of becoming a dancer but Dara soon discovered a new passion – The Food Network. She loved watching the cooking shows and learning recipes. It relaxed her and gave her a sense of peace.

Ultimately, Dara turned this tragic accident into a completely new career – she started The Skinny Pig, her own food blog where she shares recipes, cooking tips and restaurant reviews. Dara followed up the blog, one of the first in the food space, with the launch of an Instagram account, @SkinnyPigNYC, which has grown to over 90,000 fans who follow her on travels to eateries large and small, near and far, and from dawn until…well… dawn. Her tastes range from her own Super Bowl party recipe faves (wings, dips, and chili) to reviews of meals at restaurants from Brooklyn to Bali.

Childhood friend, Andrew Zarian, is excited about what Dara has achieved in this extremely competitive area of social media. ”It’s amazing to see someone grow it organically, on their own, with minimal help. It shows you what great content, great writing, and a great personality can do.”

Overcoming many hurdles to change her life so dramatically has allowed Dara to step back and appreciate where she is. “I feel like it gives me a new look on life now,” she explains. “I feel like people need to be a little more grateful for being here every day.”

Wondering where the name “Skinny Pig” came from? Discover her little secret and lots more about Dara in this inspiring story.

Lear more about Dara at: http://www.theskinnypignyc.com/

Follow her on Instagram at: @SkinnyPigNYC

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Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

We at OnlyGood TV believe that positivity will change lives for the better. We strive to be the hopeful voice that recognizes people are good & out there doing good things for their communities and society at large. We tell the stories of the individuals and organizations that inspire and motivate us, and fuel the Positivity Movement.

Watch an exclusive collection of stories featuring PETS, FAMILY, WELLNESS, and COMMUNITY, including unique series and Live Specials that shine a spotlight on everyday people, making the world a better place. #OGTV

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Christen Samuels and Heather Fazzino both grew up in strong, opinionated, Italian families. Old school. Traditional. This made things a bit more strenuous for these women on their road to becoming a couple. In this first episode of the new season of The Creation Of Us, Christen and Heather share the stories of how they grew up, the people around them who were major influences, and the key moments each experienced that made them realize they were different.

Christen grew up as an only child and commuted back and forth from her grandmother’s house in Queens to her school on Long Island, always deeply involved in outside activities, first as a dancer and then in all different kinds of sports. She was, and still is, very close with her Mom who always encouraged her to try different things. “It didn’t matter what sport it was,” Christen recalled, “my Mom always said to do what makes you happy.”

Growing up in Westchester NY, Heather was also an only child and was deeply influenced by her Dad, a famous pop artist, and her paternal grandparents, also artists. She traveled anywhere and everywhere with her Dad and always thought she would follow in the family’s footsteps and become an artist. She was never much into the dresses and bows her southern-bred Mom suggested for her, preferring more of a tomboy look while playing many sports and spending time with her friends. “Being an only child, my friends were a huge part of my life,” she explained.

Throughout their developing years, both women had similar moments of confusion and anxiety about their sexuality. They frequently had times where they felt isolated, thought differently about the people and relationships they were drawn to, and didn’t fit in with their peers. Both attended Catholic High Schools where having non-traditional ideas about who they were attracted to just added to the stress of their daily lives.

Watch and discover how their separate journeys of self-discovery prepared Christen and Heather for the unexpected moment of a chance meeting that would change their lives forever.

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Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

We at OnlyGood TV believe that positivity will change lives for the better. We strive to be the hopeful voice that recognizes people are good & out there doing good things for their communities and society at large. We tell the stories of the individuals and organizations that inspire and motivate us, and fuel the Positivity Movement.

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There is nothing like a Tracy’sDogs “Gotcha Day”. A truck filled with rescued and rehabilitated dogs travels from San Antonio, Texas to cities across the country for the emotional first meeting with their new families. In this episode of A Dog’s Journey Home, we are with Scott and Tracy in Darien, Illinois, where 45 dogs are about to have the greatest moment in their lives.

There is a lot of pent up tension when the truck door swings open and Scott takes a few minutes to address the gathering of anxious families to prepare them for their big moment. “Has anyone ever travelled across the country with small kids for two and a half days?” he asks with a smile. “I have 45 kids on that trailer and they’ve been in there for two and half days. They will be ready to go.”

Here are a few of the dogs you will see as they finally meet their new forever families:

Shasta – A Shephard mix with a sweet disposition
Edgar – A white dog with short legs and a long body who is finally going home after a long stay at the rescue
Smidge – A short haired pooch with a nubby tail who grew up from a pup at the rescue
Bristol – Fostered with Tracy when she was very sick and now going to a home with 2 other adopted dogs

Tracy has a way of perfectly capturing the emotion of the day and its connection to everything she does to save dogs. “It is such a good feeling to be able to take that dog, look into their face, and know that you will find them a good home,” she says. “Over a 30 day period you can look at a dog’s face and see it go from hurt, pain and no hope to smiling and happy. It’s hard to put into words.”

It’s hard, Tracy, but you just did it beautifully. Many thanks to you and the Tracy’sDogs team for all that you do.

Learn more about Tracy’sDogs at: https://www.tracysdogs.com/

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Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

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Celebrity shoe designer Taryn Rose is helping women feel their best as they re-enter the workforce. Taryn has a 40 million dollar shoe business, but her beginnings were more humble.

Her family fled from North Vietnam to the South during the Vietnam War and then had to flee again when the South fell. Fortunate to escape the fighting, her family was able to travel to the U.S., Arkansas to be exact, where they were placed in a refugee camp. Taryn’s dad, a doctor, knew no one in Arkansas but immediately knew he had to find a sponsor to get his family out of the camp and into a real home. He started cold calling local physicians from a camp pay phone, and had a stroke of luck when a local family took them in. Her Dad’s actions taught Taryn a critical lesson about resourcefulness at an early age. He knew what he had to do and wasn’t going to give up.

Taryn wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a doctor and this dream was fulfilled when she graduated from USC and went on to become an orthopedic surgeon. Being on her feet 12-14 hours a day and seeing so many other woman suffering from foot problems, she wanted to do something about it. “I wanted to make shoes that would make women feel good and look good at the same time!” she explained. With skills in anatomy and sense of style, Taryn set out to marry fashion and function.

In 1998, Taryn changed the footwear industry forever and created shoes that were fashionable, comfortable and good for your feet! She started the Taryn Rose Footwear Company in her California garage, and they were an instant hit. She soon pitched Oprah, and once Oprah blurted out “I love your shoes”—it was gangbusters from then on!

Taryn has not only revolutionized the shoe business, but she is an entrepreneur who has become an inspiration for all women. Taryn gives back not only to her community but to others in need across the country.

She has recently paired up with “Delivering Good”, a non-profit that redistributes excess inventory from the fashion industry, to donate and distribute 5,000 pairs of her comfortable classic black pumps to help woman facing poverty and disaster feel comfortable re-entering the workforce. Many women who are living in poverty can get donated clothes, but nice, work appropriate shoes always seem to be lacking.

She is also helping the women with their resumes and interview skills by teaming up with the New York non-profit, Bottomless Closet, which helps women in transition from unemployment to work.

Watch this inspiring story of a Vietnam refugee who understands the struggles of people in transition and is making it her business to help them get back on their feet, in style and comfort, so they can follow their own dreams.

Learn more at: https://www.tarynrose.com/heritage

More about Delivering Good can be found at: https://www.delivering-good.org/

Learn about Bottomless Closet NYC at: https://bottomlesscloset.org/

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After a year filled with planning, pregnancy, training, and waiting… patiently…. Jenilee and Aydian have welcomed their adorable, precious Antler into the world! In this episode of The Creation Of Us, we follow the twists and turns of their story of how Antler was born, and how Jenilee and Aydian are adjusting to being a new family of three.

The plan was always to deliver the baby at the birthing center where they had taken classes, where their midwife was based, and after months of routine visits, the place that had become Jenilee’s safe space. But the first wrinkle in the schedule was that Antler was late. Jenilee did not go into labor until the night of October 31st, a long, nerve wracking week after she was due.

Every labor is its own unique journey and the parents and medical team must be ready for anything unexpected. While Jenilee had arrived safely and her labor had started, as time passed and the team observed her progress, there were some causes for concern. After 15 hours of labor, Jenilee’s midwife advised the couple that they should transfer to the hospital. “When we were told that we had to make the transition from the birthing center to the hospital, for me, it was tough,” Aydian recalled. “I knew our wishes and our ideal birth did not involve the hospital.”

As it turned out, the transfer was a big help. Jenilee was taken care of immediately and after a final 4 hours of labor, a happy and healthy Antler arrived to everyone’s relief and joy. A standard 24 hours of hospital observation was required, but the happy couple and their newborn were soon headed home. “The moment we really became a family was stepping through that door,” Aydian said with a smile. “It was time for Jenilee and I to become real parents and for us to be a family. It was a really magical moment.”

Jenilee is thrilled to be home, learning more every day about her baby and how being parents is adding richness to their relationship. “It has brought Aydian and I closer together, seeing each other in a different kind of strength that we haven’t witnessed in each other before,” she explains.

Watch the many beautiful moments as the couple bond with their new baby and share the joy of being new parents.

OnlyGood TV congratulates Aydian and Jenilee and warmly welcomes Antler to the world. Thanks for allowing us to be part of this amazing journey.

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This is a story about a determined and humble young woman who came to a country she barely knew to live with complete strangers, all in order to receive the best education possible. In the process she would work hard and defy incredible odds to put herself in the running to become a member of one of the most prestigious institutions in the United States.

Ebony Williams Parris was born in the US but grew up in Jamaica in a poor single parent household, with just her Mom. She was always academically gifted, but knew that even if she was able to attend college in the Caribbean, a career would be hard to come by. When Ebony was 14, her mother suggested that she stay with her adult half-sister in Philadelphia to expose her to more opportunities, and her sister agreed.

Ebony was doing well, attending public school in Philadelphia, when her new home situation suddenly took an unexpected turn. Ebony’s sister needed to move to Georgia and wasn’t able to take Ebony with her. Without a place to stay, Ebony was afraid she’d have to move back to Jamaica. Normally a quiet young woman who kept to herself, Ebony confided in her math teacher at the time, Rochelle Johnson, about everything that was going on. Upon hearing Ebony’s story, Rochelle and her husband Mark decided to welcome Ebony into their home so that she could continue her education in the US.

Before her junior year, Ebony thought that she might benefit from the smaller, more individualized education environment offered at a local boarding school, Girard College. As an honor student with very good test scores, she was a good candidate, did well on her interviews, and was accepted there. While at Girard, Ebony developed a close relationship with Kristen Angelucci, the school’s Director of Marketing, who became her confidant and mentor.

As Ebony worked and progressed, she realized if she put the work in, she could achieve anything she put her mind to. This optimistic view led her to ask the Johnsons to join her on a trip to Annapolis to visit the Naval Academy. Feeling inspired by watch she saw and heard on the visit, Ebony approached Kristen to discuss the possibility of applying. “I had no idea how difficult it was,” Kristen recalled. “Then I started looking at the odds, and I realized that Annapolis is a multi-year process and it is harder to get into then some of the Ivy League schools.”

After such a long journey, would Ebony realize her dream? Watch this uplifting story of a determined young woman who does not accept that there are any things she can not do.

Learn more about Girard College at: https://www.girardcollege.edu/

Information about the US Naval Academy can be found at: https://www.usna.edu

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Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

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Julia Katharine Alexander is a one-of-a-kind little girl, who is rarely seen without a super bright smile on her face. She's just so full of joy, love, and compassion for others. Everyone who knows her can recall something profound, inspirational, or just plain funny that Julia's shared with them. At home, they are known as "Julia-isms." Regardless of your encounter with this sweet girl, you leave feeling a little warmer and happier inside.

On December 14, 2014, Julia was diagnosed with a Grade II Ependymoma brain tumor. Since then, she has bravely endured three major brain surgeries, five minor surgeries, eight rounds of chemotherapy, and two months of radiation therapy. While she is not considered NED (No Evidence of Disease), the people in her life are so grateful that her tumor remains stable.

With no coaching from her parents, Julia has volunteered for nearly 10 organizations and participated in even more philanthropic activities in the past year. Now with a stable tumor, Julia uses her giving spirit and story of survivorship to help other kids affected by cancer through her role as an Ambassador for the largest private funder of childhood research grants, St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

This foundation is a volunteer-powered charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. Government. Senior Director Danielle Leach considers the selection and development of the Ambassadors to be a critical part of the success of the organization. “Every year St Baldrick’s picks 5 children as Ambassadors, 4 who have survived and one who has passed,” she explains. “We do this in order to represent the actual childhood cancer experience. We take these children to the brink of death in order to survive. While the statistics may say they are surviving, but are they really thriving? That’s what we are trying to make happen.”

Julia loves her role and the opportunity it allows her to help others. “When I became an Ambassador,” she says proudly, “it was the happiest day of my life.” Watch as Julia attends their annual “Brave The Shave” head shaving event to help and support volunteer head shavers and other children who are going through treatment. When you see her energy and all the ways that she supports her peers, you too will fall in love with her tremendous spirit of giving.

Information about this organization can be found at: https://www.stbaldricks.org/

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STORIES BEYOND THE ORDINARY celebrates the amazing heroes featured in The Red Bulletin’s (RED BULL) inaugural Heroes of the Year issue. At this exclusive event hosted by Journalist Bonnie Bernstein, we find out what inspires, challenges and makes these inaugural honorees truly extraordinary.

Here is a little bit about each honoree and their unique perspective on what makes someone a hero:

Mario Bonfante Jr. - "Invest in yourself and continue to chase your passion"

Injured in a biking accident at the age of 17 and now a quadriplegic, Bonfante refused to let his limitations stop his dreams in their tracks. He took fate into his own hands and designed custom hand-controlled driving technology out of his bedroom, allowing him to pursue his passion for racing at speeds over 130 mph.

Lisa Wang - "Impacting the world through collaboration"

A former rhythmic gymnastics champion, Lisa grew up in an environment where her peers were often her competition. Today, as the Founder and CEO of SheWorx, she’s learned that collaboration is another path to victory and has since inspired more than 20,000 female entrepreneurs to build and scale successful companies.

Richard ‘Crazy Legs’ Colón – "Taking charge when called on"

Once an aspiring Puerto Rican B-Boy from the Bronx, Richard escaped his own poverty and family abuse to become one of the most well-known B-Boys in the world. Having performed for the Queen of England and in nearly every European capital city, Colón was living out his dreams. However, when he saw the devastation Hurricane Maria caused in Puerto Rico, he was compelled to take action and immediately caught a flight to support the island’s recovery efforts first-hand.

Doris Muñoz – "Self Sacrifice for the benefit of others"

A 24-year-old recent graduate from California State University, Fullerton, Doris is already a successful music manager and entrepreneur. Born to undocumented parents from Mexico, Muñoz has grown up with the fear of losing her family to ICE. Now representing up-and-coming Mexican American artist Cuco and other acts, Doris organizes events and benefit concerts to fund immigration activism, raising money for undocumented families across the country.

Dave Mackey – "Not accepting physical limits to the body and mind"

A decorated ultra-runner, Dave crushed his leg in a grisly mountain accident while running in Colorado’s iconic Bear Peak. He underwent 13 surgeries to save his leg, but when the final outcome allowed him to walk but unable to run, Dave made the harrowing decision to amputate his leg so he could return to the sport he loves.

Lindsey Vonn

Considered by many to be the greatest skier in United States history. Although highly recognized and celebrated, Vonn has experienced a series of complicated injuries throughout her career. Refusing to give up amid a series of physical setbacks, Lindsey will compete in this winter’s World Cup and if she achieves five wins, she will become the winningest skier, male or female, in history.

Learn more about this inspiring group at: https://www.instagram.com/p/BqsbY_UB6x_/

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Can you imagine what it would be like to tag along when a smiley toddler walks around a senior center giving out flowers? In this episode of Growing Up Good, we follow Award-winning journalist Deanne Goodman and her daughter Jade as they try to spread a little kindness in their own very special way at the Merrill Gardens Senior Center in Oceanside, California.

Jade has a ball walking up to seniors sitting alone or in groups and turns an ordinary day into an extraordinary one. Toting her delicate, aromatic gifts in a little red wagon, she smiles and carefully hands out long stemmed, “thorn-less” roses to everyone she meets. As you might guess, there is laughter, happy smiles, and a whole lotta hugs!

Community Relations Directory Mathew Murphy knows how important visitors, especially ones as adorable as Jade, are to the people in his care. “Our residents are often separated from family and loved ones, so to have folks coming in that care to provide extra special attention is very valuable to them.”

Closely accompanying Jade as she makes her rounds, Deanne chats with the residents, explaining how she’s teaching her daughter the importance of kindness and helping out the community. Deanne has been creating content that inspires people to do good for most of her career and she is now bringing that positive mindset to her role as a new parent, raising a young girl in what can often be a harsh world.

Join the tour on Jade’s “kindness” wagon for a happy visit with some very appreciative seniors. Smiles are welcome!

Learn more about Merrill Gardens at: https://www.merrillgardens.com/senior-living/ca/oceanside/merrill-gardens-at-oceanside/

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When Fido’s Rescue Founder Scott Porter was still in the discovery phase of starting a new business, he visited a Cat Café. “I didn’t think the business was set up well,” he remembered. “The patrons were complaining that the cats didn’t want to play with them, and I’m thinking, that’s because their cats!”

When he told this story at home, his son had an immediate inspiration - “if they only had dogs, that wouldn’t be a problem.” This was the spark that led Scott to develop the idea of creating an environment where adoptable rescue dogs could have a way to comfortably meet and play with the patrons in the friendly confines of a neighborhood Tap Room. When he reached out to discuss his vision with several local charities, they were unanimously enthusiastic about the idea. One of those charities, OFOSA (Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals), has since become a partner and provides Fido’s with rescued dogs from all over California.

Fido’s is the first craft beer tap room with adoptable rescue dogs roaming the establishment as patrons! They have 40 taps of craft beer, cider and wine, along with food not often seen in a small beer bar. They celebrate craft beer and “Man’s Best Friend” in a place where patrons can bring their own dogs… or visit with rescue dogs in a special “Fido room”.

Since opening in Tigard, Oregon, on the outskirts of Portland, Fido’s Rescue and has already helped over 50 pups get adopted to families and friends. They are a mom and pop business, run by Scott Porter and his wife Vee, and the couple gets great pleasure from the people that visit and their rescue work. “The joy you get every day from going home to meet your dog,” Scott explains, “is what we get every single day from the 3 or 4 rescue dogs here with us.”

Watch how the do it, and if you’re ever in the neighborhood, join them at Fido’s to Eat. Drink. Adopt!

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Visit the folks at the Oregon Friends Of Shelter Animals at: https://ofosa.org/

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It’s finally here! Show Day! Bailey and Company 360 have been rehearsing for this moment for months and the pressure is on. Bailey is still weak and has another upcoming surgery, and worries whether she is capable of preparing her company and crew for the show and then giving the audience an effort that is up to her own personal standards.

In this episode of Bailey Breathing Ballerina, Bailey faces a critical moment in her recovery. “Tonight’s performance is really important to me,” Bailey shares. “I think, though I don’t admit it, approaching every show there is a very huge part of myself that doubts that I will physically get there.”

Bailey arrives at the theatre early, and does most of the set up by herself with just a few crew and friends around to help. She is stressed about this show going off without a hitch and being a good boss, choreographer, dancer, mom, and wife. She has to remember to take her meds and pace herself properly or else she might not be able to make it to show time.

People around her are concerned about her health and her energy, begging her to stop, breath, relax and drink often but Bailey knows her body and knows how to prepare herself. She appreciates that this close group of dancers, friends, and family love and care about her, but she just wants them to trust her, let her push through and do her thing.

Close friend and Company360 member Jonathan Wyman knows Bailey well and has an acute understanding of the delicate balance between support and trust that he can provide. “Since I’m on stage partnering with her,” he explains, “I have to kind of keep an eye on her body language and see what she’s needing.”

Join the audience and settle in ….the lights come down…. the curtain rises … will Bailey make it through?

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Time for a summer road trip with Aydian, Jenilee, and their baby to be!

In this episode of The Creation Of Us, Aydian and Jenilee visit Provincetown, MA, to join in the fun of Family Equality Council (FEC) Family Week. This is an annual gathering of the LGBTQ community and their families to be together and discuss issues related to acceptance and equality in an open and relaxed setting. Aydian and Jenilee jump right into the festivities which includes a beachside clam bake where they talk with other guests about what it is like to be parents, to be trans parents, and what it’s like to have kids in a LGBTQ family. They also pick up some handy tips on the best way to eat a lobster!

We then follow Aydian as he speaks at a Johnson and Johnson sponsored event for kids where he talks about his journey of coming out at a time when there weren’t any role models for him follow. He also shares the excitement and challenges of being a first-time parent and how he is inspired by the spirit of the gathering. “It’s really tough because of the stigma put on you by society,” he noted. “If all these other families can do it, living their best lives, it’s a really motivating factor for us.”

Lastly, we join in as Aydian leads the Teen Parade into town! An exciting a heart-warming ending to a wonderful and love filled weekend, a place where Aydian and Jenilee hope to return for many years to come.

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At 2 1/2 years old, Shaina Schwartz and her Mom went to see the Nutcracker. Even though this was the first time she had ever seen any kind of a dance performance, as soon as it was over she excitedly said, “Mommy, that’s what I want to do!”

Her long road toward becoming a dancer and then an owner and founder of a dance company had its share of ups and downs. Shaina started taking ballet lessons at a professional studio in New Hampshire at 5 years old and in her younger years, the regimen and regularity of the training was a good fit for her serious nature.

As time went on, however, the excitement of learning technique and performing with the company began to wane. “In my high school years,” Shaina recalled, “I spent a lot of time forcing myself to mold myself into what I thought dance directors and choreographers wanted me to be, and it wasn’t working.” After years steeped in the discipline of ballet, Shaina felt only anxiety, not joy, in her dancing, so she walked away from what had been a mainstay of her life.

It was not until she was in her twenties that, by chance, a friend brought Shaina to a dance festival where she was able to see the Boston Tap Company, with renowned founder, Sean Fielder. Shaina was immediately reconnected with her deep, inner love of dance and decided to audition, even though she was not a tap dancer. She spent months teaching herself tap from YouTube videos, and eventually her drive to learn routines and develop technique earned her an invitation to join the company.

With this kind of determination and drive, it’s not a big surprise that Shaina is now the owner/founder of the dance company, Touché Taps. Under her direction, dancers are trained, not rehearsed, in an inclusive and positive atmosphere. Watch and learn how she has overcome obstacles to grown as a dancer, a director and an educator.

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Dogs are amazing - big or small... young puppies or older rescue dogs. Doesn't matter. Dogs make you feel better about yourself. They are therapeutic and just holding and petting one - or more - can alleviate the stress and strain of the day. We love dogs. Hope you do too.

The Sowers family has been farming in Middletown, Maryland for almost 40 years and in all that time their philosophy has never changed - producing and delivering products that you can put on your table and feel good about. Fresh. Produced responsibly. Wholesome and nutritious.

Randy and Karen Sowers started farming in 1981. They rented the land and took out a loan to buy 100 cows. By 1987, they had purchased the home farm of 100 acres. By 2001, they had their own on farm-dairy processing plant, the first in Maryland. Today, three generations of the Sowers family (Randy and Karen’s kids, Abby and Ben, and their spouses and children) owns and operates 2,200 acres, with 550 milking cows, over 100 beef cattle, and 16,000 laying chickens.

The Sowers have grown their little family farm, which employees over 75 people, into a centerpiece where people can gather and experience how an authentic, functioning farm really works. They host events like carnivals and tours of the farm, and rent out their space for community events. “South Mountain Creamery being part of the community, I call it ‘Grass Roots’”, Ben explains. “We want to show how we care about our animals, what we do it for and that’s why we open ourselves up. We want to show the good and the bad.”

They bottle their own milk, they make their own butter, yogurt, and ice cream and deliver farm fresh ingredients right to your front door, just like the milkmen used to do in the olden days. They also supply their farm fresh ingredients to local restaurants, bakeries, butchers, shops, and retail outlets.

The family is happy to be stewards of the land and are proud of being one of the top charitable donation organizations in the area. “We love to get people to come. We get 30,000 people a year here and we get to teach each and every one of them what agriculture is all about.” Giving back to their community is one of the most important things they do.

Watch how South Mountain Creamery started from a small 2 person farm and grew over the years through hard work and family dedication, into a large prosperous family run business that the surrounding community knows and loves.

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There were nights growing up near Toledo, Ohio, when Caly Bevier would be out driving with her friends, trying to find that special location where they could get a clear enough signal to hear the distant broadcast of the Radio Disney Top 10 Countdown. Today, Caly is thrilled to be in the Radio Disney studio, hosting the show. “It’s very surreal being here.”

On this episode of Caly On The Good, Caly is working to promote her single by meeting with radio stations and doing interviews. While it’s not her favorite part of the process, she understands that as a working artist she needs to get her name out there and generate some excitement and recognition for her work in order to further her music career.

A highlight of her “on-air” time in the studio was getting to introduce her new single, Head Held High. “I wrote it from a very deep place,” Caly described to her listeners. “It came from when I went through my fight with cancer. I knew that there was more life to live and a very bright light at the end of the tunnel.” Caly knows the struggles young songwriters and singers go through and hopes her story and her new work will be an inspiration for them.

Follow Caly through her day in the studio as she shares her dreams of making more music and becoming the artist she is meant to be.

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Her family’s love of good stories, whether they were comics, anime, video games or even the Harry Potter Books, were all a key part of shaping the “geek” in Jamila Rowser’s personality while traveling the world as a military brat with her Air Force mother.

That mix of creativity and imagination that often makes it difficult to fit into new situations was the spark for her popular Girl Gone Geek blog, the root from which all of her other creations have sprouted. “I wanted to write about something I was really passionate about, which was geek culture,” Jamila shares. “That one is always going to hold a special place in my heart.”

Since starting the blog where she shares her thoughts and musings about modern culture, Jamila has become sought after to appear on podcasts and make public appearances at multiple Comic Cons, Book Festivals, and Comic Expos all over the world that allow her to stay connected with her fans and personally meet many of her followers.

A new venture that sprang from Jamila’s blog was the idea of a Geek Girl Brunch. This has now become an international organization which has the mission to create safe spaces for women who self-identify as geeks, no matter their level of fandom. Jamila wanted these brunches to allow girl geeks to be themselves, create lifelong friendships, inspire each other, and just hang out and talk. Now, Geek Girl Brunch has over 4,000 members from 80 chapters in 7 countries and it’s still growing.

Jamila has also worked on multiple comics and authored several of her own including Wash Day and Wobbledy 3000. These comics (in collaboration with artists Robyn Smith on Wash Day and Sabii Borno for Wobbledy 3000) brought attention to African American culture and everyday things women go through that weren't being talked about in that medium. Yet another new venture, Straight Outta Gotham, created in a collaboration with her boyfriend, Jemar Souza, showcases references in the music of hip hop playlists that point out geek culture.

Jemar admires how Jamila has evolved from being a spectator in her early days to now being a cultural creator. “She’s putting her stamp down that this is my space, too, and I’m going to kill it how I want.” After watching this story about this intriguing woman, you will be on the lookout for Jamila everywhere!

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Not only did Spring arrive this week, but on Saturday, March 23, there is even more to celebrate - it's "National Puppy Day".

The founder of this special day is Colleen Paige. "Puppies are the most trusting and joyous creatures on the planet," she reminds us, in case we haven't been around a puppy in a while and have forgotten the energy and love they radiate to those around them.

Enjoy this short video which highlight's some of the puppies from original OnlyGood.tv stories that we have shared with you and think about what it would mean to one of these cute little guys if you brought them into your life.

Love. Rescue. Adopt.
Thank You.

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Bailey Vincent desperately wants to get back to doing the things she loves as she battles a lung infection that followed her most recent surgery. In this episode of Barely Breathing Ballerina, she will stretch herself as far as she dares in order to participate in a family outing followed by a dance rehearsal with her Company360 youth ensemble.

It’s a beautiful fall day as Bailey, husband John, and their two daughters, Kage and Follin, set out for nearby Snead’s Farm to see their collection of animals, sample their delicious hot chocolate, and, hopefully, find that perfect pumpkin. Although she is deaf, Bailey strives to be a normal mom and wife despite her limits. Sometimes knowing sign language can be an advantage, especially when your daughter has a question and she is way on the other side of a pumpkin patch!

Bailey is unwilling to let her being deaf be a damper on her family life or her work life. Her creative answer to her condition is to add some ASL into the choreography as a way to incorporate her deafness and deaf culture, and make it something celebrated and beautiful. The far bigger issue for her when she gets to the studio is making sure that she paces herself so she is able to demonstrate and talk the Youth Company group through the movements without losing her breath.

Bailey is anxious to finish the dance training because there are only a few weeks to go before the scheduled performance. Although her health issues make it difficult, Bailey is inspired by her group and how much emotion they put into their dancing. “They always give me 110% of themselves. There’s no way I can’t give 100% of myself, in return,” she says thankfully. “Despite the hardships, it’s always worth it to get any amount of time with these beautiful dancers who give so much to me.”

Although Bailey is still recovering, the joy she gets from spending time with her family and her dancers is the best medicine she could possibly get.

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Outside of Fredericksburg, Texas, there’s a 35 acre plot of land that might as well be called Dr. Amy Jo’s Wild Habitat. A stroll on these grounds would put you face to face with raccoons, coyotes, cows, foxes, deer, skunks, rescue dogs, and even an African Oryx.

The glue that holds this menagerie together is the soothing presence of veterinarian Dr. Amy Jo Pilmer. “I seem to be able to calm them and they are very comfortable with me,” she reflects. “My thought is because I spend so much time with them.” Many of these animals were either rescued or brought to Amy when they were very young, and in many cases, near death. There was a baby deer that was found unresponsive on the side of the road and needed intravenous feeding to pull through. A Belted Galloway came to her with almost no control of her legs but has healed and grown under her watchful eyes. Numerous sick and ailing shelter dogs have recuperated on her ranch and gone on to find new, loving homes.

Healing seems to come naturally to Dr. Amy Jo and she particularly loves the care and nurturing of baby animals. But she also knows that inevitably those she rehabilitates will grow up and need to move on. “It’s almost heartbreaking … it’s like a kid when they turn 18,” she reflected. “They don’t want or need you anymore and they leave and go off to be their own animal.”

Watch and meet Meatball, Fast Eddie and many of Amy Jo’s other frisky critters and see what day-to-day life is like for a woman who seems to have a life giving touch, no matter what kind of a wild thing comes through her gate.

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What would be a unique way to honor the service of 400 hungry sailors and their families for the holidays? You contact Chef Plum, have him round up his crew of top flight chefs and grill masters, bring in enough food to feed…well…the Navy, spice it up with a dash of top flight entertainment, and you have all of the ingredients for a memorable evening of food, love, and family!

This unique gathering is at the heart of this first episode of a new OnlyGood TV Series, Random Acts of Cooking. This series follows Chef Plum, an inspired chef who looks to spread the message of kindness and community through the power of food. In this debut episode, his team of chefs prepare and cook a special holiday meal at the US Navy Base in New London, Connecticut, while also teaching some of the sailors how to cook and use special techniques in the base galley.

“The universal language of happiness is food,” Chef Plum explains. ”That’s what Random Acts of Cooking is - using that power to help other people and do something amazing with it.”

Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Flake knows that being on active duty on a navy base, away from home, can be difficult for the sailors during the holidays. This event was a chance for the base community to share a wonderful meal as well as a special musical performance by American Idol 2015 winner Nick Fradiani. “To see all of the families come in, not just the sailors, it brings us together and today, makes us all whole,” he said warmly.

Chef Plum uses his master culinary skills and his big heart to change people's lives using the connection that can only be achieved by sitting down around a table and sharing a meal with others. Watch his team go above and beyond to make this a night to remember for all of the sailors and their families.

A big thanks to the following who contributed to this great event:
Big Green Egg: https://biggreenegg.com/
Open Minded Organics: http://openmindedorganics.com/
The Pantry in Fairfield: https://thepantry.net/
Salmon and Sable: https://salmonandsable.com/
Sysco: https://www.sysco.com/
Spiceology: https://spiceology.co/
Mystic Bourbon: http://www.whatismystic.com/
The Green Thumb Organic Farm: http://www.greenthumborganicfarm.com/
Lucky Hare Brewing Company: https://www.luckyharebrewing.com/
Two Roads Brewing Company: https://tworoadsbrewing.com/
Sid Wainer & Sons: https://sidwainer.com/

To learn more about Chef Plum, follow him on Instagram: @chef_plum
Follow the other Chefs seen here at:
Chef Jeff Purrazzi - @forkkingchef
Chef Dan Monroe - @chef1aboveall
Chef Michele Ragussis - @chefmichele
Chef Robert Prado - @chefrobertprado
Chef Dave Boredom - @dave.boredom
Pit Master Tony - @backdraftbarbq1
Grill Master Melissa Reome - @grillmomma

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Drag Queens on Ice is celebrating their 8th Annual event, fundraising for local Sacramento, California charities, and showing how dressing in drag draws off of what beauty is and allows each individual to create their own persona, their own version of being beautiful.

Johnathan Cameron (aka Taryn Thru-U) meets with Josh and shares his perspectives of how dressing in drag fits into our society’s standards of beauty. Jonathan himself is known as a “Linebacker Drag Queen” because of his football-like physique, and he explains the evolution of drag over the years and shares the enjoyment he gets out of being in the spotlight, having fun, and helping others at the same time.

“I’m proud to be a drag queen because I’ve taken something and used it to raise money to help people,” he tells Josh “That’s what makes me happy. I know I’m making a difference in my community.”

This year, the Drag Queens on Ice event is raising funds for Norcal Aids Cycle, Front Street Animal Shelter, and The Imperial Court of Sacramento, a nonprofit that raises fund for the LGBTQ community.

Josh, a big guy with tattoos and an incomparable beard, having posed in a series of seductive “dudeoir shots” for a popular calendar, knows what it’s like to push the boundaries. The inspirational people he meets at this event epitomize what it means to live an authentic life being comfortable in your own skin.

Tune in to see Josh, once again stretching his boundaries, getting out on the ice, having fun with the drag queens, and supporting some great charities.

To learn more about Josh, follow him on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/joshvarozza/

To learn about and support the charities from this event, visit them at:
Norcal Aids Cycle: https://norcalaidscycle.org/
Front Street Animal Shelter: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/community-development/animal-care/volunteer
Imperial Court of Sacramento: http://www.cgnie.org/

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This is the story of a modern day Dr. Doolittle with her own personal wildlife sanctuary, a local veterinarian who’s life is dedicated to caring for unusual and extraordinary animals. These animals have become more than her patients or pets, they have become her family!

Dr. Amy Jo Pilmer is from San Angelo, TX, in a family that thrived in an outdoors lifestyle. “I’ve probably had the lifetime that every kid would dream of. We were very outdoorsy…we grew up hunting and fishing.” Even today, when she can, Amy Jo is her happiest just being outdoors with the sun on her back and her line in the water, like she used to with her Dad.

At a young age, Amy Jo got into a car accident that changed her life forever. She stopped taking an interest in outside activities or hanging out with friends, or doing the typical social things that young adults do.

What saved her life and brought her back into the world was her love of animals. Coming from a veterinary family, she got some hands-on experience helping her uncle at his practice in Winters, TX, which cultivated her love of veterinary medicine. “When I started working for him, I knew that’s what I wanted to do for the rest of my life."

Amy had a tough four years working through Veterinary School, but saw it through and has since purchased a clinic in Fredericksburg, TX, which she runs with a veterinary partner. “We run it 365 days a year, all night, all day, all weekend.” With animals, there are always unplanned emergencies and the community knows that Amy Jo will always be there to help.

But, Amy is not your typical veterinarian. She treats all kinds of weird and unusual animals and has turned her house into a wildlife reserve with multiple fenced in areas, animal beds and a free-for-all inside. She has deer that run around her yard, raccoons that treat her like a mom, squirrels that hang out on top of her head, baby coyotes that like to cuddle, and a pet Oryx named Jolene.

Amy Jo has as straightforward approach to enjoying life and staying happy. “Taking advantage of a cold beer and just being outside.” Words to live by.

To learn more about her practice, visit them at: https://hillcountryveterinaryclinic.com/

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Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

We at OnlyGood TV believe that positivity will change lives for the better. We strive to be the hopeful voice that recognizes people are good & out there doing good things for their communities and society at large. We tell the stories of the individuals and organizations that inspire and motivate us, and fuel the Positivity Movement.

Watch an exclusive collection of stories featuring PETS, FAMILY, WELLNESS, and COMMUNITY, including unique series and Live Specials that shine a spotlight on everyday people, making the world a better place. #OGTV

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The excitement has been building for weeks for over 40 families from all over the country who have gathered in Madison, Wisconsin to finally meet, in person, the dogs they have fallen in love with from watching their videos posted by Tracy.

In this episode of “A Dog’s Journey Home”, a very special batch of dogs, many who have been with the Tracy’s Dogs team for a long time, finally arrive in Madison for the first day of their lives with their new families. They have traveled 1,262 miles and for some, it was difficult to leave the caring and loving environment of the Tracy’s Dogs facility in San Antonio.

“This is the most unique group of dogs we have ever rolled out on the road with,” Scott reflects. And it’s not easy for Scott’s daughters, Sara and Jenna, who have spent so many hours caring and nurturing these pups, to let go. “There are a lot of dogs that are really hard to part with,” Sara explained. “Our long stay dogs, you really get attached to them. Once they get adopted, we get really excited but it’s also really hard … we shared lots of tears dropping the dogs off but we know they are going to a good place.”

Here are some of Scott’s thoughts about a few of the special dogs you will meet in this episode:

Meatball – “I call him Meathead….very lovable…he’s the only dog who can overheat in 65 degree weather”
Peg – “Miss Congeniality on three legs … sweetheart”
Nellie – “Will drive you to drink but you’ll love her every step of the way… perfect companion”

Watch the smiles and tears as Scott hands off each dog and then reflects on the great work by his team. “I’m just really glad all 40 have of them have homes now. That’s why we work so hard. It’s a rescue…we’re saving lives!”

Find out more about Tracy’sDogs at: https://www.tracysdogs.com/

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Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

We at OnlyGood TV believe that positivity will change lives for the better. We strive to be the hopeful voice that recognizes people are good & out there doing good things for their communities and society at large. We tell the stories of the individuals and organizations that inspire and motivate us, and fuel the Positivity Movement.

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On this More To The Story, Marysol will revisit Rosie Jon, the inspiring armless painter who uses her feet to not only to paint, but to manage many day-to-day life tasks. Rosie was born with her disability, but not never let it cloud her perspective on what was possible. “I was a very determined child,” she recalled. “I just wanted to prove to everyone that I could be more than anyone expected me to be.”

There is no question Rosie has lived up to that personal goal and now lives a busy, fulfilling life, despite her challenges. Enjoy Marysol’s wide-ranging conversation with this wife, mother of three, artist, public speaker, and woman of faith that uncovers her amazing and inspiring passion for her art and her family!

Find out more about Rosie Jon at: http://www.rosiejon.com/

For this all-new OGTV Original Series, host Marysol Castro will go deep and get very personal with the unique individuals and passionate characters that have been featured previously in HooplaHa and Only Good TV stories. While the original videos piqued the interest of our viewers, this new series will offer MORE TO THE STORY as Marysol goes inside the mind and the heart of her subjects as we learn exactly what makes them live for the greater good!

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Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

We at OnlyGood TV believe that positivity will change lives for the better. We strive to be the hopeful voice that recognizes people are good & out there doing good things for their communities and society at large. We tell the stories of the individuals and organizations that inspire and motivate us, and fuel the Positivity Movement.

Watch an exclusive collection of stories featuring PETS, FAMILY, WELLNESS, and COMMUNITY, including unique series and Live Specials that shine a spotlight on everyday people, making the world a better place. #OGTV

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