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Weekly Good Newsletter - May 17, 2020


Fitness Program created for kids now helps Seniors.

There's a new focus on getting seniors to work out during the corona virus pandemic and the idea started with kids in school. BOKS workouts are catching on with seniors because they are easy, fun, and helping them stay fit.


Musician Dad Rocks Out With Kids to Perform Beatles Classic!

It's a family affair. Dad on lead, Mom behind the camera ... but the Kids steal the show. Once you see "Colt Clark and the Quarantine Kids" version of "Come Together," you'll fall in love with them all!


Kids are Cute - Especially when they're Baby Goats! Your Daily Diversion...

Goats, especially baby goats, bring so much happiness to the world. The Catskill Animal Sanctuary rescues farm animals from a variety of bad circumstances. After one of their biggest rescues last October, they have welcomed a herd of baby goats that are getting a lot of attention and have captured people's hearts!


This Teen creates a solution for "Safe Hugs".

People still need to social distance, which means physical contact with family and friends can be hard during the corona virus crisis. Our #FeelGoodPhoto of the week shows how a 10-year-old girl created a plastic curtain to be able to hug her grandparents.


This Kid CEO taught himself how to cook!

Have you learned anything new since you've been quarantined? Kid CEO, Sebastian Martinez, from Are You Kidding Socks, has come up with his own recipe for a power breakfast. Watch as he whips up this recipe to help you get your day off and running, even if you're still only in your socks!


Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson donate blood plasma for an important Carona Virus study.

This was our "Celebs Doing Good" Pick of the Week. If it helps others recover from the disease and leads to cure, the actor and his wife will be proud to have contributed the "Hanks-ccine" to the cause!


"No Kid Hungry" vows to make sure no kid in America goes hungry.

A movement of Teachers, Chefs, Community Leaders, Parents, Lawmakers, and CEOs have a shared belief that hunger is an issue that must be addressed, now. The Covid-19 pandemic has uncovered a distressing fact - thousands of American families walk a narrow line between comfort and poverty. No Kid Hungry and their partners are assisting those whose lives have been disrupted by getting healthy food to where it's most needed.

To support the work of No Kid Hungry, click HERE ...


We'll see you next week. Till then, OGTV hopes your week is Only Good!

Climbing Higher: Shanelle Gabriel's Story

** OGTV is highlighting Lupus Awareness Month with this story about a poet and Lupus survivor, Shanelle Gabriel, who is using her recovery as fuel to inspire her art. **

"Rock out...live your life....live your art!" This was Brooklyn, New York native Shanelle Gabriel's response to her diagnosis of Lupus, an autoimmune disease where your body's immune system, that usually fights infections, attacks healthy tissue instead.

Shanelle first noticed something was off when her fingers turned blue and hurt in the cold and she could not seem to shake the feeling of fatigue no matter how well she slept. After being diagnosed in 2004, Shanelle decided that her health would not be something that would limit her success.

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How to Pack a Suitcase for Trouble Free Travel - Life Organized with Barbara Reich

** Leading off this week's "how to" videos from OGTV's Life Organized series is a timely episode about packing a suitcase which will help you start thinking about traveling again. **

Did you know that there are more than 5000 unique home hacks you can do to better your life around the house? Start making that extra time at home more enjoyable by watching some of OGTV's "how to" cooking, cleaning, and organizing videos during Home and Hacks Week!

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Live A Better Life - Life Organized With Barbara Reich (Trailer)

Are you frustrated with the effort it takes to keep control over all the "things" in your life? Worry no more! Professional Organizer, Barbara Reich, helps her clients reduce clutter and streamline their lives for greater enjoyment. Watch Barbara and our other "how to" gurus share their tips on cooking, cleaning, and organizing during Home and Hacks Week!

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College Students and Seniors Live And Thrive Together

** OGTV's third GOOD STORY of the week is about an intriguing arrangement between a group of college students who are receiving free lodging at a senior community in return for sharing their mutual love of music and their companionship. **

"There's a tendency as people get older to isolate. In this community, there's less opportunity to do that, because we have the kids here!"

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WWII Vet Runs Cross Country to Save His D-Day Ship

** OGTV would like to take a moment to commemorate Armed Forces Day with a story about the unstoppable Ernie Andrus who is still on his latest Coast2Coast run doing his part to keep the memory of his comrades alive. **

Ernie Andrus, now in his 90's, is running cross-country to raise money in order to put the LST 325, the ship he served on in the Navy during WWII, back on the beach in Normandy where it supported the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944.

This LST 325 is the only LST ship left (out of 1,051 made) that has been fully restored and still operational. Plans were initially made for a D-Day memorial service in 2014 for the ship, but it was canceled because of a shortage of finances. This inspired Ernie to start a project called, Coast2Coast Runs to raise money to honor his old ship.

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The Cycling Studio Flash Mob Proposal That Went Viral!

** OGTV's third video from this week's LGBTQ Pride playlist is the premier episode from our Joy Story series, where a cycling class flash mob is the backdrop of a dramatic marriage proposal between two instructors. **

Watch the epic flash mob proposal that took the world by storm!

It was love at first playlist! Adam Keller, a JoyRide cycling instructor, took this Valentine's day to create the wedding proposal to end all proposals! Adam planned this top-secret, expertly choreographed, flashmob cycling class proposal, asking his boyfriend, Jared Marinelli, also a Joyride Instructor, the magic question... WILL YOU MARRY ME?!

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The Human Hug Project - Healing PTSD One Hug At A Time

** OGTV's second GOOD STORY of the week is about 3 veterans who got together to help their fellow veterans overcome PTSD, and begin healing, through the power of a hug. **

The Human Hug Project is made up of three people with three different lives, but all face the same obstacle - PTSD. Ian Michael is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gino Greganti is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, and Erin Greganti is a Marine Corps wife who experienced war and its aftermath at home.

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Love Yourself: The Naked Photoshoot

** To highlight National Photography Month, OGTV is re-releasing this story about Dr. Stacy Berman's thought provoking approach to a therapy that allows her to connect more deeply with her patients who have struggled with personal trauma. **

NOTE: This video contains sensitive material which may not be appropriate for children: https://youtu.be/TQzPh68uxfs

Morgan Cuffie, wearing only a robe, stands in front of the camera. She is in a studio with Dr. Stacy Berman, the creator of the 'Love Yourself: The Naked Photoshoot' program, because she had spontaneously agreed to go for it and pose. Now, a million thoughts are running through her head. "You feel this trepidation…and… like…wait…should I be doing this?" she recalled. "There's definitely a point where you forget you're naked. You have complete awareness and no awareness at all. You know that you are naked but you just don't care."

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