eco-friendly hardware, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you solutions to create better buildings that protect our precious planet like bio-concrete, eco-friendly hardware, solar smiles and slowing down. Bio-Concrete Henk Jonkers, of the Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands, has come up with a new concrete that heals itself with bacteria. Concrete is a very alkaline, dry, harsh…

Whatever Arises Love That

Journey into the Unknown

“Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”       Margaret Lee Runback This is a post of mine from 2012. I decided to re-post it as a reminder to myself and others to enjoy the journey and embrace the unknown. Blessings along the path, Brad ~ This could be a bumpy ride. We…

paths, purpose, poetry

Emerging Paths

Emerging Paths ~ twists and turns emerge the winding path of purpose unfolds step by step ~ Gabe from Almost Unsalvageable created this beautiful image. He also sent me a touching note saying that I inspire him with my blog and Awesome Stories. Gabe created this digital art to represent the emerging path of possibility…

Ursula Le Guin, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you bold values, inner teachers, better nursing homes, and forest cities. Audacious Business Kudos to REI for living their values in an audacious way. In 2015, REI made the bold decision to close on Black Friday, the biggest day of the year for most retailers. They closed their stores and distribution centers,…

beauty, flowers, poetry

Star Spangled Beauty

Star Spangled Beauty ~ flaming red petals shooting rockets of desire star-spangled beauty ~ Here’s a lighter post to counter my last post on freedom. In our efforts to make the world a better place, let us remember all the beauty that already exists. May you have a star-spangled week full of beauty and love.

freedom, vision, Fourth of July

Fleeting Freedom

Fleeting Freedom The Fourth of July and patriotism stir up my feelings about this country and the way we are headed. I would love to see a more inclusive country that embraces the ideals upon which it was founded. Here’s a lovely video that speaks to that idea. Can we have freedom in a healthy,…

receiving the good, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you water management, climate change solutions, sacred beekeeping, and catching good. Dutch Water Management Designing the city to deal with water was the first task of survival here. It’s a process, a way of life. ~ Mr. Molenaar The Dutch have much to teach the rest of the world about…

water, beauty, poetry

Vibrant Waters

Vibrant Waters ~ lush summer greens dazzling to the eyes washing away the cobwebs of mental dross vibrant energies to soothe our souls filling us with peace to share and grow may the blessings of healing waters flow ~ The greens are so vibrant right now that they overwhelm my senses and camera. 🙂 Thankfully, we’ve…

Iowa Aurora, Mike Hollingstead

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This week Awesome Stories brings you cultural awareness, solar biogas,  auroral magic, and ocean cleanup. Reading Around the World I love the message from Ann Morgan about opening our minds and life by reading books from around the world. She realized that her life view was rather limited by only reading books from the UK…