Tag Archives | Toan Lam

Arizona Teen Believes Positive Peer Pressure Could End Bullying

Drum roll please… What started out as a crazy idea has manifested. Our goal of spotlighting 50 heroes in 50 states has resulted in numerous blessings, miracles and new friendships. We’re so excited to unveil our first hero to you! The Be O.N.E. Project Who: Matthew Kaplan, 16-years-old What: Peer-to-Peer Anti-Bullying Program Targeting Middle Schools Where: […]

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Girls Inc.: Changing the World Through Girl Power!

Go Inspire Go is proud to present this month’s Social Good Spotlight to raise awareness of organizations doing good in their communities in order to inspire others to take action and ultimately make real social change. For more information and to read past Social Good Spotlights, click here. Compiled by Toan Lam and Koshi Sandrasagra […]

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The Spiritual Journey of Crowd-funding

Everyday I wake up and count my blessings. I’m grateful to have a roof over my head, food in the fridge, and most importantly, I am breathing. This month there was additional energy swirling around me and Go Inspire Go (GIG). As many of you know, Go Inspire Go embarked on our 50/50 crowd funding […]

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Go Inspire Go: Why YOUth Matter

If I could choose one quote that defines the ethos of our youth today, it would be, “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” Simple but sweet words carefully crafted by my favorite poet, Dr. Maya Angelou. This is a bold statement, I know, but hear me out. Before I was invited to develop […]

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5 Amazing Stories from Go Inspire Go’s 50/50 Campaign

Many have written about the ability of social media to disperse information and create networks, but is it affecting any real social change? There are plenty of examples of social networking platforms playing essential roles in social movements, often in an organic, if scattered and chaotic, fashion. But the folks at Go Inspire Go (GIG) […]

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Why It’s Important to Enjoy the Art Around Us

If I were to ask you, “What subject matter in school is deemed most important?” What would your answer be? Math, science or art? Sunny Blossom (Toan Lam) Art? Doing this for a living was never even an option in my household — it was a taboo subject. “Be a doctor, lawyer or engineer,” my […]

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One Thing That Changed EVERY DAY of My Life in 2012

I’ve never really made New Year’s resolutions. But last year, I resolved to do one thing that changed me (from the inside out) every day of 2012.

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12 Days of Inspiration in Your Community

Happy Holidays from Go Inspire Go! ‘Tis the season to celebrate, give and inspire those around you as we come to an end of another great year. 2012 has been an eventful year for GIG as we continue to grow, creating three times the amount of original content as last year. We wouldn’t have been […]

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Rethink Yoga. Power to Create a New You

Kim Shand, a nationally-renowned yoga expert, knows that life is not always fair. Born with severe scoliosis and vertebrae not fully formed, her prognosis was bleak. Doctors thought she would be paralyzed. She was expected to have stunted growth and a long list of medical complications. They wanted to pump her little body with medicine, […]

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Sparking Compassion and Inspiring Service in Our Youth

It’s a special effervescent experience being around kids. You know, that warm feeling that makes you smile wider and feel more carefree. Imagine that multiplied 500 times — that’s what I’m feeling now. I was recently invited to present Go Inspire Go‘s GIG SPARK (Lesson on Compassion) to 500 kids (kindergarten to fifth grade) at […]

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