Spartacus The Incredible Therapy Dog Lifts Spirits

** We love our pets at OGTV and to celebrate National Pet Day, we are sharing this memorable story about a wonderful therapy dog, Spartacus, that helped kids cope with the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook. **

Have you ever wondered what special qualities are necessary to be considered a therapy dog? For the answer, take a long look at Spartacus, a 125 pound Akita, who uses his naturally loving spirit and immaculate cuddling skills to help bring light into the lives of those in need. Some people might be a little intimidated by his size at first, but Spartacus has a heart of gold!

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How the NBA’s Cleveland Cavs Changed the Game for Their Autistic Fans

** In recognition of International ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Day, OGTV is sharing a Good Business story about how the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers learned how to be inclusive to people with autism. **

The squeak of sneakers, the pounding of the ball on the hardwood floor, flashing lights, videos and messages on the scoreboard, dancers, PA Announcements, the roar of the crowd…. A professional basketball gamer is frantic, loud, and a lot to take in all at once for anyone. But it can also be overwhelming, especially if you have the sensory issues associated with autism.

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All Autistic Wedding Spreads Love, Awareness & Hope

** Watching an OGTV original story that showcases the love and marriage of a young couple with autism is a wonderful way to celebrate the spirit of World Autism Awareness Day. **

Dr. Stephen Shore is ordained to perform weddings. He is also on the autism spectrum. It was with special honor that he was asked to officiate at the wedding ceremony for Abraham Nielsen and Anita Lesko who are both also on the spectrum. For Dr. Shore, the event was important for the significance of "seeing that a couple with Autism can fall in love and get married just like everyone else".

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Art Classes Offer "Transformative" Experience To People Living With Mental Illness

** We share this story on National Crayon Day to inspire those who seek news ways to heal the wounds that can't be seen. **

PeaceLove Studios is "in the peace-of-mind business," according to co-founder Jeff Sparr. A nice, simple mission statement, to be sure. But there's nothing simple about the problems that PeaceLove is trying to solve, and that's what makes the organization so important and powerful.

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More on How to Break Negative Thoughts: Give Them The Finger - Ask The Doctor (E9)

** OGTV celebrates Doctor's Day with an episode of our original series, Ask The Doctor, where host Dr. Stacy Berman offers small doses of clear, concise advice for living a happier life. **

During these incredibly stressful days, OnlyGood TV is excited to launch a new series - Ask The Doctor - that explores the questions and provides guidance for finding the road to achieving emotional, psychological, and spiritual wellness.

Hosted by Dr. Stacy Berman, each episode will help you navigate through these rough times and find your way to a happier and healthier life. In this episode, Stacy revisits some exercises that can stop your brain from dwelling on negative thoughts. These techniques help Integrate the left and right hemispheres of your brain so they can more easily work together, break the negative pattern, and put you in a more positive frame of mind.

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Recycled Blooms Brighten Thousands Of Lives

** OGTV celebrates the long awaited first day of spring with an inspiring story blooming with color and kindness. **

In July 2007, Random Acts of Flowers' founder, Larsen Jay, was in a near-fatal accident. While recovering in the hospital, he received love, support and... flowers! They raised his spirits and added a positive boost to his recovery.

After a week in his hospital bed, Larsen started getting antsy. When he was able to get up and around a bit, he noticed how many other patients did not receive flowers. Since his room was now overflowing with arrangements, he decided to turn his flowers into several bouquets and gave them out around the hospital. Within moments the first "random act of flowers" delivery was made.

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The Pink Glove Dance - Inspiring Millions Of Breast Cancer Survivors

** This OGTV story, The Pink Glove Dance, is a perfect compliment to National Certified Nurses Day which honors the work of those health care providers who work so diligently to support and aid so many on their recovery journey. **

Tens of thousands of people have put on their active wear and taken part in walks or runs to raise awareness about breast cancer over the years. Medline, a medical supplies company based in Northfield, Illinois, had their own idea. At their 11th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast, nearly 1,000 operating nurses put on pink gloves and danced their best moves to help take the taboo off the disease, and open up conversations to help both the patient and their families.

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Trips for Kids Teaches Skills For A Better Life

** OGTV celebrates Absolutely Incredible Kid Day with this story about an organization that teaches kids skills that they can use to build self confidence, team up with others and earn fun rewards. **

Trips For Kids has opened the world of cycling to over 140,500 at-risk kids!

Operating in the United States, Canada, Israel and Sierra Leone since 1988, Trips for Kids® (TFK®) helps at-risk kids heal and grow through mountain bike rides and Earn-A-Bike programs. There are over 85 Trips for Kids chapters combine lessons in confidence building, achievement and environmental awareness through the development of practical skills, and the simple act of having fun.

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