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 His core premise is that our education model is outdated and mostly kills dreams and creativity.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…

teaching, heartfulness, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you better communication, updated nuclear, future tires, and teaching with heart. Better Communication If you’ve followed my blog for a while, then you know that better communication is one of my hot buttons. I believe better communication could dramatically improve human relationships for couples, parents, teachers, politicians, and the general…

Renew Sports Cars, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you meat-free meat, better business, hemp cars, and meeting death. Meat-free Meat  Sunfed Foods wants to change the way we think about meat and maybe save the planet. Inventor Shama Sukul Lee saw the big environmental impact of meat as a protein source and decided to create a better meat. Sunfed meats…

solar car, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you storm chasing, accepting death, solar powered cars, and music for the brain. Pursuit I routinely share photos and videos by Mike Oblinski. I find his photography both beautiful and fascinating. I seem to be catching his passion for storm chasing, though I have neither the equipment or desire to…

mindful eating, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you the dark side, problems of capitalism, horse whispering, and lessons from the garden. The Dark Side One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. ~ Carl Jung Mostly I agree with Doc in this post about the pitfalls of calling yourself…

remarkable kids, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you dancing to freedom, tree communication, remarkable kids, and a legacy of reform. Dancing to Freedom This is a remarkable story of perseverance. Refugee Ahmad Joudeh uses dance to create messages of peace. He has persevered beyond what most of us can imagine. Dancing is taboo in his native country…

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…