Kobe at HomeWalk surrounded by volunteers

How Kobe Bryant helped the homeless in L.A.

On January 26, America stopped, shocked by disbelief over the news that basketball icon Kobe Bryant had been killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Not only did the crash take the life of the NBA MVP who had a 20-year career with the Lakers, but also his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. Nine people in […]

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Help the Firefighters in Australia

Australia is facing an unprecedented disaster. Historic fires are raging across much of the country. People are fleeing from their homes and scientists believe half a billion animals are dead. A new petition on Change, org urges us all the take action. The petition, started by Tamara Key and has 165,000 signatures, writes: We ask […]

Fighting for little Ricky

When Ricky was just one, he was surrendered into the South Los Angeles shelter. The sweet, shy Collie Terrier mix was riddled with health issues including abdomen fluid, whipworm parasite, and anemia. The little warrior is now being brought to good health by the Animal Wellness Foundation and needs a loving foster home while he […]

5 Ways To Help Rescue Animals in L.A.

As Los Angeles’ homeless population soars, so too does the rate of animals discarded. Many animals, who once had a home, find themselves dumped at a local shelter due to having a negligent owner. Humans have the ability to understand their surroundings and the processing skills required to accept that life is a rollercoaster, filled […]

How a Zen priest in Yokohama, Japan is sharing the teachings of meditation to help with suicide prevention and PTSD

The vast concrete jungle of Tokyo stretches almost seamlessly into the city of Yokohama. with its complex web of train lines and subways. But Yokohama has a number of relatively more quiet suburbs and smaller cities stretching off from it onto the nearby peninsula. It’s there that you will find Dokuonji Temple, a beautiful little […]