Doing Good in the City of Brotherly Love

March 19, 2015
Hosted by Ray Hansell, MarySue Hansell, and Gregory Hansell

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Philadelphia is known as the City of Brotherly Love and that nickname is backed up by the countless people doing good in and around the city. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking about three diverse non-profits that are committed to improving the lives of those in need in the Philadelphia area.

Our guests this week are Betsy Anderson from The Philadelphia Foundation, Crystal Brown, the founder of Two Dollars Can Change a Life, and Jacqueline Patterson from Northern Children’s Services. All three guests will talk about the great work their non-profits are doing to help those in need in the Philadelphia area.

Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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BetterWorldians Radio inspires you with the people and ideas that are making the world a better place. Learn how doing good leads to feeling good, and hear how small acts make a big difference, all around the world, everyday. BetterWorldians are the experts, authors, volunteers, business owners, spiritual leaders, and everyday people dedicated in their work or craft to making this A Better World. Join us! Topics include Altruism and Acts of Kindness, Positivity and Happiness, Self-Help and Well-being, Philanthropy and Generosity, Religion and Spirituality, among many others. We will be doing interviews with special guests, providing updates on the BetterWorldian movement, and taking emails and live calls from people who want to change the world. BetterWorldians Radio is a broadcast that helps Bring Out the BetterWorldian in Everyone.

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Ray Hansell, MarySue Hansell, and Gregory Hansell

Ray Hansell, MarySue Hansell, and Gregory Hansell

BetterWorldians Radio is hosted by the family team that created the popular game, A Better World. This game rewards players for doing good deeds while helping to raise money and awareness for charities. Over 1.5 million people have performed over 8.5 million good deeds in A Better World. This game grows from the Hansells’ lifelong commitment to make the world a better place.

Ray Hansell is CEO of ToonUps, creator of A Better World. He is a serial entrepreneur, who successfully founded and took public a national marketing firm. Giving back has always been important to Ray, who supports cancer research, disabled children, and disadvantaged families. Ray wants the show to increase local and global altruism and philanthropy.

MarySue Hansell is COO of ToonUps. MarySue has been a successful entrepreneur and business executive for over 30 years. She is also an avid student of the healing arts, Positive Psychology, and spirituality. MarySue uses BetterWorldians Radio to share the transformative findings and practices that help people improve their lives and the lives of others.

Gregory Hansell is Vice President of Product Development at ToonUps. Greg conceived the original concept of A Better World. He has a B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy and World Religions, and has spent over 15 years at the intersection of technology, social causes, and big ideas. Greg sees BetterWorldians Radio as a way to build a global community around altruism, optimism, and understanding.

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Betsy Anderson



Betsy Anderson is the Communications Director at The Philadelphia Foundation, a community foundation dedicated improving the quality of life in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties since 1918. View Guest page

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Dr. John Arden

Dr. John Arden has over 35 years of experience providing psychological services and directing mental health programs. Since 1999 he has served as the Director of Training for Mental Health for the Northern California Region in a world renowned HMO. He has developed one of the largest mental health training programs in the United States, overseeing more than 100 interns and postdoctoral psychology residents in 22 medical centers. Prior to this he served as the Chief Psychologist for his current employer. Dr. Arden’s study of neuropsychology has inspired him to integrate neuroscience and psychotherapy, synthesizing the biological and psychological into a new vision for psychotherapy: Brain-Based Therapy. His work incorporates what is currently known about the brain and its capacities with psychotherapy research, mindfulness, nutritional neuroscience and social intelligence. He conducts seminars on Brain-Based Therapy throughout the United States and abroad. View Guest page

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Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai



Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, the inventor of email, a Fulbright Scholar, and Lemelson-MIT Finalist, who holds four degrees from MIT, is a renowned systems scientist and computational systems biology expert. He is the founder of Systems Health(R) and the Chairman and CEO of CytoSolve. He pioneered Systems Visualization, a new course at MIT, in the Department of Comparative Media Studies. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of the International Center for Integrative Systems located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is passionate about integrating both Eastern and Western systems of medicine to create a new convergent medicine that is fully consistent with the scientific method. View Guest page

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