A2A Research Showcase: Overcoming Obstacles Makes Guide Dogs More Successful

By Michele Berger and Katherine Unger Baillie | August 7, 2017

New research finds that puppies who undergo obstacles at an early age are more likely to make successful guide dogs […]

A2A Research Showcase: Adversity Helps Athletes Thrive Under Pressure

Nottingham Trent University | July 24, 2017

New research suggests that athletes who have experienced adverse events in their personal lives – such as parental divorce, financial problems or a serious accident […]

Spotlight – Chelsea Werner

A2A Spotlight feature on Chelsea Werner as heard on KCBS and other CBS Radio News affiliates

 

A2A Alliance founder Jeff Bell spotlights champion gymnast, model, and Down syndrome awareness advocate Chelsea Werner.

To learn more about Chelsea, please check out the following links:

James Doty

Liz Saint John talks one-on-one with Dr. James Doty, author of Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart, about compassion and altruism.

 

 

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Helen Riess

A2A 1-on-1 host Liz Saint John talks with Dr. Helen Riess, Director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Mass General Hospital and co-founder of Empathetics Inc., about the science of empathy, and empathy’s role in practitioner-patient relationships.

 

 

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Spotlight – Charlotte Maya

A2A Spotlight feature on Charlotte Maya as heard on KCBS and other CBS Radio News affiliates

 

A2A Alliance founder Jeff Bell spotlights blogger Charlotte Maya and her work to help others who’ve lost a loved one to suicide.

To read Charlotte’s SUSHI TUESDAYS blog, please click HERE.

Spotlight – Gordon Hartman

A2A Spotlight feature on Gordon Hartman as heard on KCBS and other CBS Radio News affiliates

 

A2A Alliance founder Jeff Bell spotlights Gordon Hartman and the fully-accessible theme park he developed, inspired by his daughter with special needs.

To learn more about Gordon’s advocacy, please check out the following links:

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A2A Research Showcase: Does Having a Purpose in Life Help You Sleep Better?

July 10, 2017

Trouble sleeping is linked to many negative health issues such as depression, cognition impairment, and heart disease. But these are also health issues that having a purpose in life can help combat. So researchers set out to explore more about the connection between a purposeful life and […]

A2A Research Showcase: The Neurological Explanation for Why Giving Makes You Happy

July 10, 2017

A recent study finds that giving, even a little, can make you happier. And neuroscientists can see the physical changes in your brain that occur when you set your mind towards generosity.

You can read more about the study’s findings here.

Victor J. Strecher

A2A 1-on-1 host Liz Saint John talks with author of Life on Purpose Vic Strecher, Ph.D., MPH, about his work, the unexpected loss of his daughter Julia, and learning to live every day as though it’s the last–with purpose.

 

Learn more about Vic’s work: