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Growing Bolder Insider Vol. 124

The Growing Bolder philosophy is spreading! Growing Bolder TV Show episodes now air on PBS affiliates in two top-20 television markets -- WMFE-TV in Orlando, Florida and WEDU-TV Tampa, Florida. The show highlights stories of masters athletes, cancer survivors, musicians, health experts and more -- all with a common link of Growing Bolder, not growing older. Click here for more information.

Credit: Matthew Marek/American Red Cross

Massive Earthquake Devastates Haiti

It's estimated that more than 100,000 people died when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti, one of the poorest nations in the world. Meet a woman who's dedicated the past decade to easing the unimaginable suffering of the Haitian people, and find out how you can help.

Click here to read the story.


Family Man

Hunter Kemper, a 3-time Olympian and the most decorated triathlete in U.S. history, has his sights set on London in 2012. But this time he'll compete for more than his country and himself. He reveals how the birth of his own child inspired him to make a difference in the lives of other children.

Click here to watch the story.


The Frozen Mouse House

More than 55,000 runners participated in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, making it the biggest weekend-running event in America. The half-marathon field included men and women of all ages, shapes, backgrounds and talent levels. We even found a couple of CEOs on the go.

Click here to watch the story.


GB Radio: Lorrie Morgan

Through failed marriages, broken romances and shattered finances, country-music star Lorrie Morgan has managed not just to survive, but to come out with the true Growing Bolder spirit. She has a new album, is Broadway bound and her passion for life is stronger than ever.

Click here to listen to GB Radio.


GB Radio: Dr. Mark Leenay

A world-renowned expert on centenarians says many of us actually have the chance to live to 100. His groundbreaking survey revealed fascinating facts, including the number of centenarians on Twitter, eating organic produce and using iPods! Learn how your lifestyle can directly impact your lifespan.

Click here to listen to GB Radio.


GBTV Show: Smashing Stereotypes

This week, meet a man who is not only opening doors in his own life -- he's creating them for others! Plus, a woman whose hobby is both breakable and bankable, a man whose music changed a family's future, and a baseball star now making "sweet music" in the college ranks. Tune in this and every Sunday at 11:30am on WMFE-TV, every Tuesday on WEDU-TV and online at GrowingBolder.com/gbtv!


Lifelong Learning Minute: Fab Follies

It's never too late to shine -- so step in the spotlight today! And if you need some inspiration, take 60 seconds and watch the latest Lifelong Learning Minute. The Fab Follies lead the way, one high kick at a time.

Click here for the latest Minute and here for the library!


GB Tech Minute: Blogging for Business

Blogging has shifted from personal diaries to a strong communication platform for businesses, and can help you become a leader on the Web! In the latest Tech Minute, Planet Digital's Suzy Boe shows what blogging can do for your business.

Click here for the Tech Minute library!


Thought Leaders: The Best Year of Your Life?

What was the best year of your life? Have you lived it yet? Did one moment change your life forever? The Growing Bolder Thought Leaders, who include a former Top Chef contestant, an Ironman athlete and a jazz singer, are sharing the best years of their lives and explaining what they've learned from these life-altering experiences. Click here to read their responses and weigh in now with your stories!

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The Age of Opportunity

Social media was once again on the frontlines this week with most of the information coming out of earthquake-ravaged Haiti via sites like Twitter and Facebook. If you haven't dipped your toe into the social networking waters, our weekly Age of Opportunity chat on Twitter is a simple, safe and fun way to see what all the fuss is about. Click here for all the details and we'll see you tonight (Thursday) at 9 p.m. 


McGwire Comes Clean

In an announcement that probably surprised no one, former home-run king Mark McGwire admitted this week that he used steroids and human-growth hormone during his record-setting chase for Roger Maris' record. Now that he's finally come clean, how do you think this will affect his legacy? Should he be inducted into the Hall of Fame? If he goes, does he deserve an asterisk? Click here to watch McGwire's statement and weigh in now!


In the next Growing Bolder Insider: He owned three business and had over 70 employees, yet he couldn't understand why he was miserable. It's a story about finding purpose in life. We'll introduce you to a man who reinvented himself by becoming America's most famous inventor.


Deep Thoughts

"How wonderful that no one need wait a single moment to improve the world."
-- Diarist Anne Frank (1929-1941)

Did You Know?

Jan. 13, 1968
Defying record executives, Johnny Cash records a live album at Folsom State Prison in California. "Live at Folsom Prison" would become one of Cash's best-selling records and would eventually be recognized as one of the greatest albums of all time.

Jan. 14, 1966
Musician David Jones changes his name to David Bowie to avoid being confused with The Monkees' Davy Jones. He later said he chose "Bowie" because he likes that "big American bear-killin' knife."

Jan. 14, 1973
With Coach Don Shula at the helm, the Miami Dolphins win Super Bowl VII, becoming the first -- and still only -- NFL team to finish with an undefeated season.

Jan. 16, 1976
Peter Frampton's "Frampton Comes Alive!" is released. Frampton told the GB Radio Show that the album, which remains the fourth-best-selling live album in music history, has allowed him still create new music today.