Vitamin N, nature benefits

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This week Awesome Stories brings you The Great Listen, better conversation, nature vitamins and belonging. Better Conversation If you’ve been following me for a while, you know communication is very important to me. I see a growing need for better communication based on the divisiveness in our country. Mostly we talk over each other rather…

#PeaceChallenge

What the World Needs Now – Peace

What the World Needs Now is Peace, Love and Compassion! Will you join me in the #PeaceChallenge? My response to the tension in the world is to offer more peace in my thoughts, words and actions. This challenge is for anyone who wants to help reduce the tension and bring more peace into the world.…

integrated arts, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you integrated art, joyful commutes, happiness clubs, purposeful comics and acceptance. Integrated Art Schools around the country are experimenting with art as a creative way to teach other subjects. The arts (dance, visual and drama) are being used creatively to engage students rather than being a stand-alone subject. By using multiple…

sunset, beauty, poetry, love

Return to Peace

Return to Peace   ~ the sun sets over the distant ridge salutations for another glorious day reveling in the beauty and majesty of life we can live in appreciation each moment savoring the rainbow of colors reflecting emotions from dark to light there is no perfect or right way simply a new moment to…

big dreams, balance, integration

Letting Go of Grandiosity

Letting Go of Grandiosity Lately, I’ve been noticing how some of my biggest aspirations actually hold me back from living fully. When I started the path of personal development, I wanted to find enlightenment. I didn’t just want to wake up or be more loving, I wanted to totally be like Buddha or Jesus! When…

listening, connecting, tuning to the divine

Listen UP!

Are you listening? Listening is a key aspect to healthy and supportive relationships. It is one of the ways that we demonstrate care, compassion and connection with another person. I’ve always been a pretty good listener with people, but I might need more practice on my listening-to-spirit skills. If you want some good practical tips…

challenging children, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you mothering, dance, tiny solar, peace of mind, ketchup cars and open source ideas. Challenging Kids This is an inspiring post about mothering and accepting what can be called challenging kids that don’t fit in and make it easy for their parents or others. But as Janelle reminds us, love will find a way.…

Gratitude and Acceptance

Originally posted on writing to freedom:
“As human beings our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in being able to remake ourselves.” Mohandas Gandhi. Gratitude can be a form of deep acceptance. Today I find myself renewed after having spent some time in gratitude. I am truly grateful for…

family, Daddy Issues

Daddy Issues

Is today a happy Father’s Day? Are you at peace with your relationship to your father? Reading posts around the internet, it appears that many of us still have “daddy issues”. I mean no disrespect. I’ve been there, had many issues with my father and gradually reclaimed my peace and restored our relationship over a…

kindness, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you kindness, dancing, pain, water and love. Growing Kindness This week, I’d like to share an inspiring story about a teacher and her kindness project. Camelia was inspired to start a project with her ESL students to see if kindness might be grown and cultivated in her school. Starting with…