Awesome Stories 350 – New Year’s Edition

This week Awesome Stories brings you sky dancing, better listening, and winter surfing. Bandaloop Dance Company Bandaloop redefines what it means to dance. Amelia Rudolph is the founder and creative director. She’s living her dreams by sharing this unique dance form that is a blend of rock climbing and dancing that has been called sky…

healing, peace, bridges

Building Bridges of Compassion

Be a blessing to others by building bridges of compassion. Children who develop strong, caring relationships with all the people and living things around them will be more grounded and ultimately more prepared to function in, and meaningfully contribute to, an increasingly complex society. – Mark Sorensen  These are simple, yet profound ideas. The world has…

mindful eating, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 331

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

Awesome Stories 330

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…

National Poetry Month

Soul Whispers

Soul Whispers  ~ whispers from the void our soul is always available no matter the hour or how little we heed the call our soul waits patiently quietly listening, nudging and calling when we are ready, the gate opens filling us with the peace of God and the wisdom of our heart, don’t wait, answer…

Vitamin N, nature benefits

Awesome Stories 296

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…

heal the country

How to Heal Our Country

Originally posted on BonneVivanteLife:
It has been 12 days since the election. I have been sitting with it all, not sure what to say, think, write. Everyone has something to say. It’s hard for me to take it all in, to sit and listen to all the opinions and facts and projections and fears and…

special friends, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 292

This week Awesome Stories brings you photomicrography, clever camping, intergenerational joy and the secret life of trees. Nikon Photomicrography Winners This 2016 Nikon Photomicrography contest features some stunning photomicrographs, which are images taken with microscopes or other ways to magnify the image beyond what we can see with the eyes. This image of polished Teepee Canyon…

The Courage to Teach, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 289

This week Awesome Stories brings you better communication, better teaching and better friendship! Call-Out Culture I’m glad to see the media addressing the issue of our call-out culture. Asam Ahmad offers a very insightful look at the harm we do to each other in the name of calling out mistakes, problems and bad behavior. The…

#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.…