Happiness experts wanted

Happiness experts wanted


Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

Being able to afford your next meal

• At a dance hall

• A giggling joyful mess on the sidewalk

• Just being still

• It’s a state of mind

• Up in the mountains

• As I grew older

• The people around me became the source of my happiness

• Cotton candy

• A bucket list

• Swimming with dolphins

• Happiness in one word


Feed your soul

Feed your soul


[Green Renaissance]

Everything today seems to be so manipulated and plastic. We yearn for something that is powerful, true, and genuine. Animals are honest. Around animals, you feel like you grow. It feeds your soul.
Warren loves animals, and over the years has looked after many rescued and abandoned horses. He has a deep connection with these special animals and shares his story of how they have helped change his view of the world around him. What’s on the outside of a horse is good the inside of man.  Visit Green Renaissance HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• What’s on the outside of a horse is good for the inside of man
• Manmade activities
• It just feeds your soul
• Being in contact with these animals
• Quietly grazing
• You feel like you fit into the natural order of things
• I’ve always tried to look up instead of down
• I’ve tried to look past problems and things in my life
• The problems are even smaller
• Every now and again
• These things are equally clever
• The fact that they tolerate us is just absolutely phenomenal
• I sometimes can be an impatient person
• We yearn for something that is powerful and strong and true and genuine
• Everything today seems to be so manipulated and plastic and not honest
• What you get is what you get
• It’s so good for you
• You do feel connected

It brings you totally back to what actually is

It brings you totally back to what actually is

Green Renaissance

‘If we don’t respect them… the animals are lost, and their loss is our loss.’ This is the message from Hendrik Mentz, who shares his experience of caring for some goats.  Visit Green Renaissance HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • There is nothing else
  • It’s just you in this goat world
  • They allow you to do it
  • I totally absolutely love those girls
  • Love is connection
  • That person connecting back
  • Deep deep deep stuff
  • Humans have lost respect for animals
  • Their loss is our loss
  • A pound of butter
  • What is going to steer us out of this mess
  • I haven’t had a moments worth of loneliness
  • Being grounded, the space, the place
  • The sense that actually it’s real here
  • It brings you totally back to what actually is
Green with happiness

Green with happiness

[Great big story]

“Everything in Elizabeth Sweetheart’s life is green. From her bright green hair, to her self-dyed green overalls, the New York City artist has earned her moniker, “the Green Lady.” Elizabeth was inspired to wear green after an emotional trip to Florida with her father. Today, she continues to uphold the tradition because of the joy it brings those around her.”

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • It is pretty green
  • I’m quite green
  • A green kitchen countertop
  • Green knobs
  • The front door
  • I wanted to be an artist
  • I started wearing green when my dad invited me to visit Florida
  • We hadn’t really connected
  • Aqua green
  • Deep rich green
  • A lucky day
  • The way I dress makes other people smile
  • Can I have a selfie with you
  • As you get older you realize color is so much fun
  • It’s so positive
  • I’ll change to my next favorite thing



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What is culture?

What is culture?

[Hamilton Love Your City]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Festivals and events
  • A thriving art scene
  • Stories and customs
  • A sense of history
  • Creative talent
  • Public art
  • Outdoor places
  • A positive energy known as cultural vibrancy
  • It helps to build community
  • A unique identity
  • They get involved and they talk about it
  • As the word spreads
  • It can promote identity, creativity, tourism, jobs and growth
  • Revitalizing neighborhoods
  • Transforming cities
  • Making communities attractive, open, welcoming and vibrant

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Create something incredible in Kenya

Create something incredible in Kenya

[Tusker Laager]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • To create something incredible
  • Sounds have always fascinated
  • Stop for a moment and listen
  • Another world
  • A Kenyan music producer
  • To gather sounds from all over my homeland
  • The sounds of instruments, of artists, of the people
  • We found a direction
  • It needed something more, it needed soul
  • I went on an epic journey
  • What makes us, us
  • You can fly with music
  • Our grandfathers used music to send messages to people
  • Different sounds, different cultures
  • It made me feel warm inside
  • I found togetherness
[Tusker Laager]



Together even when apart

Together even when apart


Celebrations of Mother’s Day throughout the World

Argentina –  It is customary to honor Argentinean Mothers with dinners, poems and special gestures of attention. Children write letters in school or make cards and crafts to take home. Husbands cook and clean and look after the family, allowing the mother to relax and enjoy the day. Moms are almost certain to receive flowers, cards, candy, jewelry or an unexpected surprise.

Mexico  – Celebrations include starting the morning with a song sung to the mother in the morning, followed by a family breakfast or brunch.  Typically the mother will also receive flowers, chocolates, or sentimental cards (May 10 is the largest day for sending cards in Mexico).

China – While China’s Mother’s Day is based primarily on the practices of the United States, it is interesting to note that most Chinese names begin with a character signifying Mother in honor of one’s maternal heritage.  

Ethiopia – Mother’s Day in Ethiopia occurs in mid-fall when the rainy season ends. Called “Antrosht,” Ethiopians celebrate by making their way home when the weather clears for a large family meal and a three day long celebration. For the feast the children bring ingredients for a traditional hash recipe, which the mother prepares for the family.  After the meal a celebration takes place. The mothers and daughters ritually anoint themselves with butter and dance while the men sing songs in honor of family and heroes. This cycle of feasting and celebration lasts two or three days.

Italy – The Italians celebrate La Festa della Mamma with a big feast and a cake made in the shape of a heart. Typically Italian schoolchildren will make something to bring home to their Mothers, and the family will take care of the chores for the day.

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