This week Awesome Stories brings you fantastic frogs, magic mushrooms, solar flight, blessings, love and angelic singing.
Photographer Wil Mijers loves nature and particularly micro shots of frogs. Look at these wonderful images.
I love what Ecovative is doing. They’ve won wards for their unique products and mission to transform products to be sustainable and healthy for people, planet and profits. Ecovative “grows” their products from agricultural waste bound into forms with mycelium, a type of fungi. So far, they’ve grown packaging materials, insulation, car parts and surf boards from their patented, certified Cradle to Cradle products. Far out!
This trio of kids blew me away with their beautiful rendition of Hallelujah.
Too Much Happiness?
We might have gone too far in worshipping positive states. New studies are showing that challenges and negative emotions can actually help us. I agree with Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. that there is too much emphasis on happiness and positivity. This article points to a number of negative side effects like more narcissism, depression, less independent thought and biasing our cultural values. Read this thought provoking article and then tell me what you think. Personally, I’ve stopped chasing happiness and self development, with more focus on being, enjoying and living. What’s your plan?
Slow Down and Savor Life
Here is a beautiful poem that reminds us to take time to slow down, rest our minds and bodies, and return to our essential selves. A Blessing For One Who is Exhausted by John O’Donohue, from “Blessings”
Bertrand Piccard has been dreaming about flying without fossil fuels for years. The Swiss psychiatrist has become an aeronautical adventurer who plans to take his dreams to the air with the world’s first around-the-world solar flight. He and his partner have been working on this for 11 years with the launch of Solar Impulse II expected next spring. The solar plane is designed to be able to fly day and night without any fuel for extended times. His TED Talk is very inspiring, not only for the technology, but the message of following your dreams and passions. He talks about the need for pioneering, courage, perseverance and moving beyond the unknown in order to reach your dreams in life. And his primary goal is to show the world what can be done with solar and renewable energy.
Dancing with Light
This is a stunningly beautiful dance video. It’s amazing to me how well they choreographed and integrated the light show with the dancing so that it looks as though they are dancing with light. Enjoy!
What’s wonderful in your life? Inquiring minds want to know. XD