open source seeds, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 351

This week Awesome Stories brings you open source seeds, heart habits, and renewable energy myths. Seeds for All Numerous organizations are working to create more diversity and access to seeds. Currently, a few companies like Monsanto dominate the market which has dramatically reduced the variety, increased price, and limited access. The Open Source Seeds group…

Awesome Stories 350 – New Year’s Edition

This week Awesome Stories brings you sky dancing, better listening, and winter surfing. Bandaloop Dance Company Bandaloop redefines what it means to dance. Amelia Rudolph is the founder and creative director. She’s living her dreams by sharing this unique dance form that is a blend of rock climbing and dancing that has been called sky…

snow, grace

Awesome Stories 349- Christmas Edition

This week Awesome Stories brings you music and stories to inspire you for the holidays. For me, stories and music are the core of what it means to be human. We express our ideas, lessons, and values with our stories. And we express our feelings and share our stories energetically with music. They both have…

Margaret Wheatley, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 348

This week Awesome Stories brings you noble leadership, Brikawood, and love. Noble Leadership Having studied leadership widely, Margaret Wheatley offers her wisdom on what it takes to provide islands of sanity in these turbulent times. Read her compelling post about the nobility of leadership. A dedicated leader offers compassion, clarity, and vision to help us find our…

Awesome Stories 347

This week Awesome Stories brings you garbage, cleaning, and genuine voices. Garbage to Garden Goodness I love the story of how Garbage to Garden got started. Tyler Frank was in college and noticed how much of the trash was organic matter and wondered why you couldn’t put that at the curb like trash and recycling.…

empowerment, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 346

This week brings you biomimicry, sacred service, and rising up. Biomimicry I love that designers and manufacturers are finally learning from nature to design products and processes that are more compatible with the natural world. The ultimate goal is life cycle production where there won’t be any waste from manufacturing at all. Janine Benyus is…

Awesome Stories, flow

Awesome Stories 345

This week Awesome Stories brings you kindness, nuclear facts, and resiliency. Kindness School Seattle, Washington is home to the Puget Sound Community School whose mission and focus are based on kindness. The director, Andy Smallman, believes that if you create a nurturing environment and help build character, then the academics and related skills come automatically. Teachers…

gratitude, blessings, autumn

Awesome Stories 344 – Thanksgiving Edition

This week Awesome Stories focuses on the power of gratitude. I love the Thanksgiving Holiday and the reminder to appreciate my life and its many blessings.  Gratitude by the Numbers In case you’ve been hiding for the last 10 years, the transformative power of gratitude has been demonstrated. The research of Robert Emmons (and many others)…

divine mystery, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 343

This week Awesome Stories brings you true grit, young leaders, and the divine dance. True Grit Tatyana McFadden‘s life reflects an amazing determination or what used to be called grit. Tatyana was born with spina bifida, paralyzed below the waist, and given up by her birth mother who couldn’t support her. While living in an orphanage in…

depression, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 342

This week Awesome Stories brings you Bhutan’s success, depression, and kindness. The Humanizing of Depression What hurts you blesses you. Darkness is your candle. ~ Rumi This article by Parker Palmer touched me deeply. Like Parker, having gone through a long bout of depression, I relate to his take on finding meaning from the experience.…