divine mystery, Awesome Stories

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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

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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.…

grandmother power, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you cooling paint, Awaken Circles, and groovy grandmothers. SolCold Israeli company SolCold has created a new paint that acts as a low-cost airconditioner for buildings. Their paint cools when exposed to sunlight by filtering out certain wavelengths and re-emitting it as energy. Heat from buildings is absorbed and re-emitted as lightwaves…

gardens, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you joy, Metropolis Farms, storytelling, and garden lessons. Metropolis Farms Philidelphia, PA is home to one of the most energy-efficient, cost-effective, and highest producing indoor vertical farming operation in the country called Metropolis Farms. Their goal is to change the way we farm and help spread their technology around the…

Moravian art, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you a city of art, Trashpresso, and caring communication. City of Art Anežka (Agnes) Kašpárková is transforming her city into a gallery of art. After retiring from agriculture and learning to paint, Agnes has embarked on turning the village of Louka in the Czech Republic into a city of art. She…

kindness, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you a loving view of anger, the potential in algae, and the kindness bus. Magic Algae Dome Reading this article on Ikea’s Space10 creation called the Algae Dome, one might think algae is a superfood with the potential to save the planet. At the very least, Ikea researchers hope to demonstrate the…

You Matter, empowerment, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you connections, meaning from death, love, and moving beyond poverty. You Matter We have the power to make a difference, by interacting with people in a deeply personal way. ~ Cheryl Rice Last year I featured the You Matter Marathon. This year, I’m happy to report that Cheryl Rice and the YMM…

Reciprocity, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings your education reform, life lessons, reciprocity, and beyond judgments. Education Reform I really resonate with Seth Godin’s perspective on education reform called Stop Stealing Dreams. His core premise is that our education model is outdated and mostly kills dreams and creativity. Education in the US and much of the world…

forest regeneration, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you forest regeneration, Medicine Baba, growing gratitude, and dancing. Forest Regeneration This story warms my heart and gives me hope for the future. Twenty years ago, a couple donated a forested piece of land in exchange for orange peels and pulp for some deforested land. It turned out to be…