poetry, beauty, sunset

Sunset Salutations

Sunset Salutations the sun dips quietly in the sky marking the close to another day my heart fills with gratitude for the beauty of this glorious moment ~   as the sun dips down colors stretch across my heart I melt into peace       ~ Lately, I’ve been watching the sunset as a…

Balloon Flower, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you enlightened teaching, gratitude, helpful debt, public art and attention. Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) is the latest teaching method for handling difficult children. It’s based on years of research that shows that punishing children who are disruptive or having problems in school only accelerates the…

prairie, ponderings, six-word stories

Prairie Ponderings

Prairie Ponderings walking among the tall prairie grasses golden sunlight awakens my dormant dreams timeless rhythms pound in my heart ~ golden colors feed unknown primal longings to be one with the prairie trusting, growing, rooted in rich earth ~ My walk through the prairie awakened dormant longings and feelings that I can’t describe. There…

dreams, stagnation, floating, indecision

Floating Dreams

Floating Dreams Just two months ago, my dreams were floating lazily along like the leaves in this photo. Now, they’re frozen, along with me, the temperature and this creek. As to what’s the best solution, it might simply be time. Waiting, and allowing life to bring new energy, ideas and opportunities as the seasons progress. My…

gift economy

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This week Awesome Stories brings you the gift economy, patient-centered healthcare, photography, cancer support and clear solar cells. Growing the Gift Economy I’ve been tempted to live via the gift economy as do a growing number of people like Brice Royer. Brice has been working to heal his stomach cancer for about three years. One…

beauty, winter, ice, story

Frozen Dreams

Frozen Dreams I haven’t been feeling motivated to write much the last few months, so I decided to try some new styles. First up is the trend to create stories in six or fifty words. Maybe I’ll even try short story fiction. For now, here is my first attempt at a six-word story. ~ Frozen…

#Blesstival2016

Blessings Flowing – #Blesstival2016

Blessings Flowing – #Blesstival2016 This post is part of #Blesstival2016 to spread a wave of blessings around the globe. Created by Jamie of Sophie’s Children, the idea is to create and share a wave of blessings flowing around the globe. If you’re interested in adding your voice to the wave of blessings, then check out…

teaching, life skills

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This week Awesome Stories brings you loving service, tiny homes, better teaching, travel adventures and empathy in medicine. Feeding the Hungry with Love Meet Pradeep and Damyanti Tanna, a couple from India, who have transformed the loss of their son into a graceful dedication to offer love and food to the hungry. They lost their only…

empathy, gift, connection

The Age of Empathy

The Age of Empathy Self-absorption … kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. When we focus on others, our world expands. Our problems drift to the periphery of the mind and seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection – or…

Buffalo Outdoor Center

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This week Awesome Stories brings you gratitude, chicken companions, Angkor Wat and loving wilderness. Chickens as Companions I know this sounds like some kind of joke or gossip rag headline, but a nursing home in Australia is using chickens as companions for the elderly! And the residents are loving the chickens and finding connections with…