Thrive. Connect. Contribute.

We tell positive stories of people who thrive in life, connect with others, and contribute to the world in the face of adversity. These are short stories. Think of this as The Moth or StoryCorps for resilient people.

Why is it called Thrive. Connect. Contribute? You are here on earth to connect with others and contribute to the world. But before you can connect and contribute, you must first practice self-care. In other words, you must thrive. Thrive. Connect. Contribute. In that order.

Hosted ByTony Loyd

All Episodes

26: Healing through Community, with Iram Gilani, Author of Silent No More

For extended show notes, see https://thriveconnectcontribute.com/iram-gilani/ After Iram Gilani nearly lost her life to gun violence, she found hope by building a community. Now she dedicates her life to...

25: Learning to Thrive, with Susan Hay, Thrive Health Magazine

Susan Hay hit rock bottom. Then she launched a global health and nutrition brand. Susan Hay is the Founder and CEO of Thrive Health Magazine, a health and nutrition...

24: Stories of Resilience, Part 4

Uncharted territory. This is the final installment from a storytelling class by Dane Stauffer, featuring storytellers who are 55 years old or older. Today’s storytellers are talking about their...

23: Stories of Resilience, Part 3

A shift in perspective. Welcome back to part three of a four-part series on Stories of Resilience. One of the ways to build resilience is to reframe something, to...

22: Stories of Resilience, Part 2

Resilience doesn’t have to look a certain way. Resilience can look a lot of ways. Today, we’re going to hear four different people give their response to the prompt,...

21: Stories of Resilience, Part 1, Dane Stauffer

Tell me about a time when you were resilient. === Special Note: This episode was recorded before the killing of George Floyd. Should this interview have happened later, Dane...

20: Thinking at the Systems Level, with Brian Krohn, SafeDistance.org

When faced with a systemic problem, Brian Krohn thinks at the systems level. Systems resist change, whether we are talking about systemic racism, institutional policies, or a global pandemic....

19: Connect and Contribute to the World with Stefan Phang

Stefan Phang is driven to make a difference. He creates shared value through connections. For more than thirty years, Stefan Phang has been working to protect children and end...

18: Resilience Through Community, with Michelle Maryns of We Sparkle

Michelle Maryns is building a stronger and more inclusive economy by equipping underestimated entrepreneurs with tech-enabled business tools.   Special Note: This episode was recorded before the killing of...