Vitamin N, nature benefits

Awesome Stories 296

This week Awesome Stories brings you The Great Listen, better conversation, nature vitamins and belonging. Better Conversation If you’ve been following me for a while, you know communication is very important to me. I see a growing need for better communication based on the divisiveness in our country. Mostly we talk over each other rather…

Thanksgiving, satire

Turkey Tribute

Turkey Tribute ~ turkeys falling like gifts from the sky as American as apple pie giving thanks is why we celebrate this day marking a day to get out of our own way fatten the birds to stuff and dress look out kitchen here comes the mess a bountiful meal with potatoes, cranberry, and pie…

public art, beauty, Fayetteville AR

Soul Food

Soul Food ~ forms reaching skyward while colors and textures play soul merging with art ~ We just had a Grand Reopening Celebration for our local performing arts center called the Walton Arts Center. The event was filled with excitement as people feasted on food, music, and celebration. It was too much noise and stimulation for me…

heal the country

How to Heal Our Country

Originally posted on BonneVivanteLife:
It has been 12 days since the election. I have been sitting with it all, not sure what to say, think, write. Everyone has something to say. It’s hard for me to take it all in, to sit and listen to all the opinions and facts and projections and fears and…

diplomat, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 295

This week Awesome Stories brings you bridge building, solar leaves, good neighbors, and relationships. Building Bridges In a world awash in wars, political divisiveness, and social challenges, we could benefit from better relationship skills. This article talks about building bridges of love for personal relationships but can be applied to any situation or relationship. At the…

supermoon, poetry

Moon Dance

Moon Dance ~ moonbeams shimmering soft clouds glimmering a cosmic two-step game piercing hearts with true aim ~This week we had a “supermoon” with the moon coming the closest to the earth since 1948, not to return so near until 2034. Walking around a local park the soft puffy clouds seemed to be dancing with the…

vote, choice, love

Vote for Love

Vote for Love ~ what are you voting for fear and division or love and inclusion releasing the need to judge beyond ideas of right and wrong I’ll meet you there where we become one in mind and heart a beautiful tapestry of human diversity singing the songs of family ~ May you vote for…

Comedy Photo Contest, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 294

This week Awesome Stories brings you joy, the You Matter Marathon, silly photos and conscious communication. Awaken Joy How to Awaken Joy in Kids sounds like a great book for teaching kids (and adults) how to cultivate more joy in their lives. The practices are rooted in science, meditation and experience. I like the idea…

Arches National Park, poetry

Ancient Sentinels

Ancient Sentinels ~ the ancients are here watching for signs of wisdom will love or fear rule ~ This photo from Cindy Knoke looks like an alien world but is actually Arches National Park in Utah. You can explore more beautiful landscapes on Cindy’s post called Sedna. Beauty, light, darkness, mystery and change all exist in…

values, vote, politics

Vote your Values

Vote your Values We face very important choices for our future, today and every day, not just on election days. I have been rallying for Jill Stein based on my desire for a government that better serves the people, valuing people and planet over profits. At times, I feel fiery and angry over many things…