natal care, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you peaceful communication, compassionate nursing, feasting on flowers, and happiness. Feasting on Flowers I love this idea of feasting on flowers. Lucia Ferrara Bettler talks about feasting on flowers with our senses to absorb their beauty on a deep level. This feasting can nourish our mind, body, and spirit. I know that flowers feed…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Margaret Wheatly, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you healthy community, clean energy, feeding the hungry, and passion. Healthy Community  Margaret Wheatley explores some interesting perspectives on the paradox of community. She believes a healthy community must embrace our opposing needs for both individual freedom and connection to others. Both needs seem hardwired into our genetics and require a…

beauty, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you beauty, foster care, healing sleep, Finding Beauty This article is a good reminder to practice looking for beauty where we are. Alanda writes about the power of beauty to transform. While having a bad day, Alanda found beauty in a red onion and it shifted her whole day. “As…

Santiago Borja, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you mile high beauty, stone balancing, electronics recycling, and creating community. Mile High Beauty Santiago Borja is an Ecuadorian pilot who loves to photograph from the high altitudes in South America. On his days off, he photographs the magnificent storms and vistas afforded by traveling at mile high altitudes. His website offers…

holding circle, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you SkyGlow, writing tips, circles, and inner greenspace. SKYGLOW Timelapse filmmakers Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan have created beautiful videos and a book called SKYGLOW to capture the magnificence of the night skies and the threat of artificial light pollution. Very few places are left where we can still see the stars…

Inspiration Campaign, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you inspiration, understanding Muslim, secular sabbath, and the love of bees. I’m considering winding down the Awesome Stories series. I find myself feeling both bored and conflicted writing weekly about living with passion, inspiration, and purpose, yet not living these values. Muslim, Marine, and Muse Mansoor Shams is a 34-year-old retired…