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

17: Build Resilience, with Leticia Gonzalez-Reyes, 109 World

Leticia Gonzalez-Reyes thought she would spend this year building her nonprofit. Instead, she is building her resilience.  Leticia Gonzalez-Reyes started 2020 with so much hope. “So many of us...

16: Ethics in the Era of COVID-19, with Rob Chesnut, Chief Ethics Officer, Airbnb

Rob Chesnut is the author of Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution. As you continue your social isolation journey, what decisions will you make today?...

15: An App to Give Help and Get Help During COVID-19 with Bharat Pulgam, Pikup

Pikup is an app that connects neighbors who need something with those who are already going to a store. We’ve been talking about resilience in the face of adversity....

14: Hospice Nurse Fights for PPE for Frontline Workers

“We have deemed this as a medical war. We are soldiers willing to serve, but we don’t have the armor.” Petergay Dunkley-Mullins On Thrive. Connect. Contribute, we have been...

13: Resilience Mindset with Superbowl Champion, Ryan Harris

What does it take to get back up after being knocked down? Ask Ryan Harris, a 10-year veteran of the NFL. The essence of resilience is getting up after...

12: There’s No Such Thing as a Dead End, with Jay Newton-Small of MemoryWell

What do you do when the story reaches a dead end? You keep digging. Jay Newton-Small knows something about resilience. Her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when Jay was...

11: Pivot in the Pandemic with Marcus Pope and Matt Norris of Youthprise

Youthprise pivoted their service model during the pandemic. No one could have predicted what happened next. Not every family has equal access to afterschool and summer programs. These programs...

10: Crowdsource Kindness During the COVID-19 Crisis with Morgan Schmidt

According to Morgan Schmidt, the world is full of kind people. She found a way to crowdsource kindness. When the pandemic is over, you might want to go out...

9: Create a Life You’re Proud to Live with Petra Velzeboer

Petra Velzeboer considered taking her life. But then, she engaged in a one-year personal experiment that led to a life she is proud to live. Petra Velzeboer was raised...