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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…

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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…

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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…

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This week Awesome Stories brings you DIY homes, hopelessness, and courage. DIY Homes I’ve always loved the flowing lines of dome homes and these DIY ones from DomeGaia look beautiful. They also seem like a lot of work. If you’re willing to invest a lot of labor, they estimate you can build a dome home…

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This week Awesome Stories brings you resiliency, fantastical fun, and the mushroom kid. Thriving with Resiliency Resiliency is a hot topic in both the personal growth and environmental circles. Our ability to adapt is becoming more important than ever in the rapidly changing and often chaotic world. Dr. Andrea Dinardo is a teacher, author, and…

coral reef, art, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you coral art, social capital, and sharing stories. Coralium French artist Mlle Hipolyte has created a stunning 3D paper sculpture representing a coral reef. The sculpture, called Coralium, highlights the variety of colors, sizes, and shapes of the ocean’s coral in one vibrant piece. It also gives a dramatic sense of the…

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This week Awesome Stories brings you Homeboy Industries, stone appreciation, and the secret to happiness. Homeboy Industries Father Greg started Homeboy Industries as part of Dolores Mission with the idea to invest in gang members rather than simply incarcerate them. Based in the LA with one of the largest gang, prison, and poverty populations in the…

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This week Awesome Stories brings you diversity, flower power, and hummingbird magic. The Power of Diversity  Intolerance of ambiguity is the sign of an authoritarian personality. ~ Adorna Elif Shafak explores the power of diverse thought in her TED Talk. I love how she starts her talk with the question “Can you taste words?” The…

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, Awesome Stories focuses on love this week. 21 Life Lessons Reading the intro to this article, I thought the advice might be irrelevant, but I was pleasantly surprised. The lessons invite us to look at life and relationship in new ways based on love, trust, patience, connection, and cooperation. These 21…

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This week Awesome Stories brings you managing chaos, the man of the year, and 96 words for love. Spiritual Practices for Managing Chaos Joanna Macy offers simple yet profound practices for times of crisis or chaos. Change has always been the way of life, but it sure seems that life is getting more chaotic. These spiritual…