'We are all connected in one way, shape or form. It doesn't matter what race, color or religion, or whatever it may be. If you just help that one person, it becomes addictive . . .' It has taken Joshua Ploetz a little time to reach this conclusion. That and distance. Just over seven hundred miles... Continue Reading →
‘Building communities in which people are reconnected . . .’
'It seems that in connecting to what is true within myself, I help other people to connect. Making genuine connection lies at the beginning of building a real community'. In Al Aqaba, a small village in the Palestinian West Bank, there is a wall . . . The wall used to be bare, blank and unremarkable.... Continue Reading →
Boys and girls, old and young, all Earth’s creatures live as one
Mother Earth, Father Sun, Moon and stars, we all are one, We are all connected . . .* Music is important to us here at OM® . . . Our tastes are all different, for sure, but music is something that, at one level or another, unites and bonds. Through time, across great distances, music spans gaps... Continue Reading →
Inspiring individuals to wellness, purpose and abundance . . .
You'll all be aware, we're quite certain, that here at OM®, connection is our thing. Common interests, shared goals, the invisible thread that binds us as human beings, this subject - inexplicable though it might be - is one that has always fascinated us. Lives are linked, stories intertwined, there can be no doubt. It is... Continue Reading →
‘Just a little bit of time makes a BIG difference . . . ‘
Nicholas Lowinger can still recall the first time he ever set foot in a shelter for homeless people. He was just five-years-old, accompanying his mom, an art therapist whose work took her to places her son might otherwise never have seen. 'I remember . . . seeing kids who were just like me,' he says. 'The... Continue Reading →
‘You count. You actually matter . . .’
'We are all connected [and] when you show someone kindness, they can take that kindness and give it to someone else,' says Jemmie Adams as he doles out $10 bills to a succession of customers at a BP gas station in Jersey City . . . The suspicion he encounters is overlooked and he asks... Continue Reading →
‘Life is beautiful, love is beautiful . . .’
She endured much during her 11 decades on Earth. She experienced great pain and suffered great loss. Her mother and her husband both died in the concentration camps that she survived. Friends murdered, atrocities perpetrated, she witnessed it all. Yet Alice Herz-Sommer had no hatred in her heart. 'She's the most incredible person I ever... Continue Reading →
The Bridgewater Badgers: Band of Brothers . . .
Danny Keefe has style. He might be just six-years-old, but he never goes anywhere without first making sure that he looks good. His favorite outfit consists of a smart jacket, tie and fedora, but not everyone appreciates Danny's dress sense . . . So much so that, in recent times, Danny has been subjected to... Continue Reading →
‘Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition . . .’
Martin Luther King took a stand and Rosa Parks took a stand and, because of their courage, they helped to change America. [But] we still have a long way to go and our people today, especially our young people, need to be willing to take a stand for what is right. - Reverend Stanley McDonald,... Continue Reading →
Encouraging enlightenment & putting an end to ignorance . . .
It could have been total carnage. Newtown all over again. The bloodshed beyond belief. More innocent lives lost. The perpetrators didn't factor in Aitizaz Hasan, however. In making their evil plan, no-one had counted on such courage. In remembering Aitizaz in recent days, his friends have described him, with obvious affection, as having been 'a... Continue Reading →