International speaker, certified pilot, scuba diver, black belt in Tae Kwon Do and casual piano player, Jessica Cox eliminated “I CAN’T” from her vocabulary years ago. But what may impress you more is watching Jessica, who happened to be born without arms, put in her contacts or open a can of soda. She discusses utilizing challenges as opportunities of growth while living in a world that does not cater to the “disadvantaged.” Initially afraid of flying, Jessica has a good sense of humor when piloting a plane, and wearing her favorite shirt that reads, “Look mom…no hands!” Like many young children, Jessica struggled with fitting in, but brings a new perspective to the idea of conformity. Learn her mindset on avoiding pity, victimization and overcoming any obstacle life puts in front of you.
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Mission 31 Aquarius, the last remaining underwater laboratory at a depth of 63 feet, 9 miles off the coast of Florida. Fabien Cousteau leads a team of aquanauts who are studying the ocean, its marine life and the relationship with the future of our civilization. We discuss the possibility and difficulties of living underwater indefinitely, the effect our lives have on the ocean and the consequences for the entire ecosystem. A cautionary tale, Cousteau lets us know it is not too late to move in the right direction.