teaching kindness, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 382

This week Awesome Stories brings you the power of creating connections. Making a Difference with Compassionate Teaching This teacher truly understands what is important. In this Daily Good article, Glennon Doyle Melton talks about discovering a teacher who has been quietly making a difference for her students ever since the mass shooting at Columbine. Rather…

puffy clouds, blog stats

Awesome Stories 380

This week Awesome Stories celebrates 4000 subscribers to my blog. Hurray for 4016 subscribers! Truthfully, I don’t spend much time or energy worrying about my blog stats. I do want to take this opportunity to mention how grateful I am that my blog continues to grow and reach more people. Ever since starting the blog,…

sacred, poetry

Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground My sculptures are little poems about the nature of god and peace that comes from knowing that we are connected to greater truths. ~ Hank Kaminsky ~ feel the sacredness let your feet honor the earth with each loving step ~ This quote and casting are great reminders for me that we are always standing…

sunset, fire, poetry

Awesome Stories 375

This week Awesome Stories brings you love, soul food, and digital holidays. Love and gratitude This episode will be the last Awesome Stories for now. My interest in these stories has been waning for a while. I need to find what inspires me. It may not even be writing. Lately, I seem to have to…

storms, poetry, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 374

This week Awesome Stories brings you possibilities, connections with nature, spiritual evolution. Anything is Possible Jen Bricker is an amazing young woman. She was born without legs and given up for adoption. Her adoptive family gave her endless love and support to do anything she wanted. Jen was fascinated by Dominique Moceanu and gymnastics so she…

Wall of Beauty

Wall of Beauty ~ cascades of flowers beauty fills the garden wall inviting us home ~ This local tea shop has a beautiful garden patio area for patrons to enjoy. I guess it helps when you share space with a plant shop! The plant shop has filled the patio with buckets of plants and trees,…

gratitude, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 352

This week Awesome Stories brings you gratitude, compassion, and environmental stewardship. Compassion This is one of the most touching stories I’ve seen recently, especially as it highlights a very personal and powerful example of using communication consciously and compassionately as I promote so often on my blog. Sarah Silverman recently received a very harsh and…

roses. valentine's day

Awesome Stories 306 – Valentine’s Edition

This week Awesome Stories brings you love stories, self-love, love without labels, and roses. Roses Roses represent love on so many levels, bridging gaps in age, gender, race, history, and religion. Maybe we should create a National Rose Day. 🙂 They have a rich history of symbolism, representing everything from purity to love, passion, fertility, death,…

giving, joy, service

Awesome Stories- A Season of Giving

This week Awesome Stories brings you a collection of ideas to inspire a season of giving. Human beings are wired to care and give and it’s probably our best route to happiness.~ Dacher Keltner This is the time of year that reminds us of the power of giving. The funny part is that I know…

pain, compassion, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 268

This week Awesome Stories brings you aquaponics, solar energy, restorative justice, self-love and conversations with pain. Aquaponics I love this idea for synergistic growing of fish and plants. Aquaponics is emerging as a great way to grow crops more efficiently. The fish poop provides nutrients for the plants which are grown in the water. The…