This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Over 125,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, are archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts. The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow.
During a family visit to an Indian mound museum, George Ella Lyon came upon a sign that asserted we humans are no longer dependent on the natural world for our survival. Though we seem more dependent on technology today, Ms. Lyon believes that we are absolutely still part of the natural world.
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A Walk in the Woods
As spring makes its way back, bringing longer days and greening of the landscape, it’s a perfect time for a hike among the trees. Whether for pleasure, exercise, or solitude, a walk in the woods can also inspire belief. Click the links below to learn what our essayists discovered out in nature.
Mental health agency Porter-Starke Services, based in Valparaiso, Indiana, received a national Best Practices Honor from the American Psychological Association for the company’s work in creating a psychologically healthy workplace. The award recognizes The Inspiration Project, a community-focused This I Believe project inviting employees to share essays of their core values and beliefs. "We wanted to give life to the words of our mission, vision, and values," said Rocco Schiralli, Porter-Starke president and CEO. Click here and here to learn more.
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