Human Sustainability with Elin Stebbins Waldal & Tim Donaghy

Everyone makes mistakes. But whether we’re naive, or decide to make poor decisions, good can come from one’s failures — and we have two stories this week that prove just that. With a focus on bringing awareness to dating violence, Elin Stebbins Waldal, founder of Girls No More and author of Tornado Warning, transforms her abusive experiences into awareness for kids and parents. Additionally, Tim Donaghy, shares the result of mixing gambling with organized crime.

Elin knows the effects first-hand that an abusive relationship can put on someone. Therefore, she felt inspired to use her experience in creating a program called Girls No More, and writing the book, Tornado Warning, to help put an end dating violence. By bringing this awareness to both men and women, Elin hopes to provide the ability to recognize signs of abuse, and reduce it at an early age to prevent things from going out of hand

Tim Donaghy was an NBA referee who loved the rush of being on the courts with star players, and having all eyes on him when making the calls.  Unfortunately, his addiction to gambling got him into some trouble with both the FBI and organized crime members after regularly giving inside game information to his friend. Hindsight is 20-20, and he wants people to realize they have the power of choice. The choices you make affect not only you, but everyone around you.

These are two really great stories taking the positive out of their personal mistakes and misfortunes. They both hope to improve human sustainability by providing tools and information to help with a healthy physical and emotional lifestyle.

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