street art, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories bring you street art, befriending the universe, and finding grace. Befriending the Universe Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love. ~ Alice James This article and TED Talk by Emily Levine make a…

gratitude, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you the power of storytelling, transforming education, and celebrating nature. Unleashing Imagination Listening to a storyteller is to take a trip into the land of the right brain where imagination, myth, past, and present coalesce. ~ Charlotte Du Cann Martin Shaw talks about the power of good storytelling to unleash our…

MUSA, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you MUSA, preventing blindness, and reforming our world. Coral Art MUSA is a unique art installation meant to further cooperation between the worlds of art and environmental science. MUSA is an underwater museum meant to restore the local habitat by providing a creative foundation to rebuild the sea life in the Cancun…

evolution, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you comfort, humanity’s choice, and wild faith. Cultivating Comfort Comfort can be found in the context of daily living. It is a grace. We just need to open our arms and receive it. ~ Colette Lafia Comfort seemed like a nice contrast to all the heavy stories I’ve been sharing. Especially with…

elephants, Awesome Stories

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 This week Awesome Stories brings you trying, systemic changes, and remarkable elephants. Trying Yoda from Star Wars is famous for saying “Do or do not, there is no try” but Mandy Harvey wrote an original song that is all about trying and not giving up in the face of adversity. She lost her hearing due…

Gazi, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you bionic drumming, compassionate care, and healing waters. Driven by Compassion Gazi Jalaluddin grew up with extreme poverty, where he and his family often didn’t have enough to eat or money to go to school like many of his fellow villagers. Gazi started pulling rickshaws at 13, and later learned to drive a…

nature, Awesome Stories, Earth Day

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This week Awesome Stories bring you walking for love, the tip of time, soul food, and Earth Day. Walking for Love Matt Hopwood has spent years walking around the United Kingdom, collecting love stories from people he meets along the way. It started with Matt wanting to create more meaning in his life and build…

life, growth, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you climate solutions, compassionate care, and healthy change. Climate Solutions People need solutions. They don’t need more data, they need narrative. ..The only way we’re going to get out of this is to have a practical vision that we can all work towards. ~ Paul Hawken I agree with Paul Hawken’s view…

Awesome Stories, compassion

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This week Awesome Stories brings you revolutionary love, interbeing, and warriors of the spirit. Revolutionary Love Valarie Kaur delivers a passionate plea for love in her recent TEDWomen Talk. I found her talk incredibly vulnerable and moving. Having experienced racial hate firsthand, Valarie faced many inner battles to emerge as a champion for love as…

kids, play, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you forward fashion, vagus nerve, and play. Forward Fashion I must admit I’m not big on shopping or feeding our collective consumption, but this line of clothing strives to make a difference in a meaningful way. Founder Shannon Keith was touched by the harsh lives of women, especially those in the…