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GROWING BOLDER
Adventures in Growing Bolder, Episode 4

GROWING BOLDER: Episode 4

 

Nancy Hiller never felt like she fit in — not with her family, not in school and not as she began her career. She had what she calls a contentious relationship with her step-father, who would insult her work and her worth, calling her useless.

 

Out of spite, Nancy found herself at a local vocational college, looking for ways to make her life and her creativity take shape. What she discovered changed her future, and led her to become a successful columnist, author and artisan, specializing in woodworking and custom designs and creations.

 

But she’s never stopped Growing Bolder, and striving to prove the doubters wrong.

 

Other inspiring stories in this episode
From the operating room to a race track, meet the surgeon who is chasing down all of his dreams and making the world a better place at the same time. Plus, the up and coming doctor who didn’t get started until he was in his 40s.

 

GROWING BOLDER
In the Edge and in the Moment

 

David Hackett’s life reads like a Hollywood script. A surfer turned skateboarding pioneer and icon, he was a world champion at 15. He was 20 when his brother murdered their mother in the kitchen of their family home. Hackett spent the next 20 years as a drug addict and alcoholic and one of his sports top professional riders.

 

After getting sober, he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and cured himself with lifestyle modification. Happily married and totally drug and alcohol free, “Hackman” became a highly sought after addiction recovery guru, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, award-winning graphic and product designer, brand ambassador, and fine artist.

 

 

GROWING BOLDER
A Masterclass in Active Longevity

GROWING BOLDER

 

Marc Middleton and Bill Schafer are the hosts of Growing Bolder.

 

Celebrate the men and women who smash stereotypes, promote lifelong learning and act as role models for active lifestyle and healthy aging.

 

This series targets people who believe, “it’s not about age, it’s about attitude.” It finds and celebrates the men and women who smash stereotypes, promote lifelong learning and act as role models for active lifestyle and healthy aging. The co-hosts, veteran journalists Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer, bring a wealth of broadcast experience. In each episode, they introduce inspirational, optimistic and life-affirming segments about athletes, cancer survivors, musicians, actors, politicians, health experts, as well as ordinary people – all of whom share a common goal of growing bolder, not older.

 

 

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS
Living Your Dying

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS: Living Your Dying - Rev. Mitsuo “Mits” Aoki, a pioneer of Hawaii’s hospice movement.

 

Rev. Mitsuo “Mits” Aoki, a pioneer of Hawai‘i’s hospice movement and founder of the University of Hawaii School of Religion, passed away in August 2010. This film from 2003 highlights his own transformative near-death experience; his therapeutic work with terminally-ill cancer patients; the death of his wife Evelyn; and thoughts about his own mortality. For over 40 years, Rev. Aoki attempted to take the terror out of dying, and showed others how to experience death as not just the end of life, but as a vital part of life, as well.

 

For inquiries about “Living Your Dying” email the Mits Aoki Legacy Foundation at:
MitsAokiLegacy@hawaii.rr.com

 

 

Becoming an Artist

Becoming an Artist. Baryshnikov mentors students in their endeavors as artists.

 

Enjoy an inspiring tribute to the power of mentoring and the vital role it plays in passing on our artistic cultural heritage from one generation to the next. The documentary features acclaimed artists across the disciplines, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Robert Redford, Rosie Perez, Bill T. Jones, Frank Gehry, John Guare and Kathleen Turner working with some of the nation’s most talented students selected by the National YoungArts Foundation. BECOMING AN ARTIST is a celebration of our cultural vitality and the need to ensure its continuance.