love, etheree

Layers of Love

Layers of Love ~ lust eros attraction layers of love budding connection rainbows, sunsets, flowers a few of my favorites love building silent connections friendship, siblings, marriage, partners the sacred dance of love joins hearts and minds ~ To honor February and Valentine’s Day, I wrote my first etheree poem. May your life be a…

Envision Kindness, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories bring you peace parks, common ground, and kindness. Philly Peace Park What a wonderful solution to a neighborhood problem. Tommy Joshua noticed some teens in a lot near his house playing with matches. Recently, several area homes had been burned to the ground. Tommy decided they just needed something productive to…

prison gardens, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you deep listening, musical bonding, water diplomacy and prison gardens. Feeding Body and Soul Inmates have a challenging time. Too many prisons feature sterile and harsh environments. Fortunately, there is some prison reform happening. Besides the restorative justice I’ve written about before, more prisons are starting to grow their own…

political reform, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you seeds of joy, library services, inspired action, beautiful fungi and silence. Planting Seeds This short video really touched me. I felt waves of joy, sadness and happiness wash over me. One of the lyrics is about planting seeds and letting go. Whatever grows will grow and whatever dies will…

empathy, gift, connection

The Age of Empathy

The Age of Empathy Self-absorption … kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. When we focus on others, our world expands. Our problems drift to the periphery of the mind and seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection – or…

natural pools, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you poetry slam, selfless giving, natural pools, storm chasing and storytelling. Unseen Connections My first time going to a slam poetry performance was very enlivening. Some of the performers stirred me more than others, especially those whose message or passion struck a chord. Maybe one day I’ll perform a poem…

love, health, happiness

Healthy Heart Connections

Do you have healthy heart connections? Last year I wrote about how our brains are wired for connection. We have this amazing tool called our brain that seems to be evolving to reward social connection. My blogging journey has definitely been an evolution of social connection. My blog started as a creative outlet and I’ve…