In the first half, James R. Doty, M.D., the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education,discussed his journey to find comfort after a difficult childhood and how his life was changed at age twelve when he wandered into a magic shop looking for a plastic thumb.
In the latter half, Kim Russo, known as 'The Happy Medium,' shared how she came to embrace her gift of mediumship, and ultimately accepted her soul's mission as a voice for the spirit world.
Italy's Mount Etna erupted violently on November 11 and since has continued to cough out steam and fountains of lava. The active volcano also produced hundreds of perfectly circular smoke rings. The phenomenon was captured by volcanologist Dr. Tom Pfeiffer. More info here.