This week Awesome Stories brings you poetry slam, selfless giving, natural pools, storm chasing and storytelling.
My first time going to a slam poetry performance was very enlivening. Some of the performers stirred me more than others, especially those whose message or passion struck a chord. Maybe one day I’ll perform a poem of my own! Meanwhile, Marshall Davis Jones offers us a juicy slam poetry performance reminding us of the unseen connections between us all. May we remember and celebrate those connections with love and peace.
I previously sold water filters, including ones that could keep a pool clean without chemicals. Unfortunately, due to fear and pressure from the chemical companies, most of our US water treatment is chemical based. I love swimming in natural water, and rarely will use a public pool for this reason. I’m thankful to see Europe has moved onto more progressive policies and kudos to Minneapolis for leading the US with the first public pool to filter naturally! It’s a clever setup with the main pool and a “regeneration basin” to filter the water. The basin is filled with over 7,000 different aquatic plants rooted in gravel and limestone.
Healing with Stories
This article is about Nancy Mellon, a former Waldorf teacher and psychotherapist who has become a leader in the global storytelling renaissance. Her passion for storytelling shines in this article, but I would love to hear her talk. Much like slam poetry, the art is in the delivery; the words, energy and style with which they’re delivered. She has been honing her craft since being a teacher in Waldorf schools, which place much more emphasis on arts and creativity. As a Waldorf teacher, Nancy learned to guide and entertain her students with a fun persona called “Mrs. McIver”, whose Irish accent and stories captured the imagination of the students. Nowadays, Nancy uses storytelling as a healing art, uplifting and inspiring others to live their fullest potential. The article is filled with delightful details of her journey to masterful storytelling. Enjoy!
What a beautiful and selfless way to celebrate a wedding. A young Turkish couple decided to feed 4000 refugees as part of their wedding. Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat were married in the Kilis province on the Syrian border, which is currently home to thousands of refugees fleeing conflict in their country.They felt this would be a better way to start their new life together. Wow! What if we all celebrated our life events by helping others? Let the blessings multiply!
I discovered this gem on Facebook. Mike is a great photographer with eclectic tastes in life and photography. He primarily shoots weddings to pay for his obsession with chasing storms. Watch this great time-lapse video by Mike Olbinski. Great music too!
Are you sharing your gifts and passions with the world? Some of mine are writing, listening and connecting. May we help each other along the path. 🙂