freedom, unity

Calling All Freedom Riders

Calling All Freedom Riders Once upon a time, I waved the flag with pride and joy. Those days are long gone, and way before the current administration. This is simply the latest wake up call. The only real freedom is that which we create from inside ourselves. Realizing that our “great” country is run by…

courage, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you feeding souls, gratitude, and courage. Feeding Souls MacKenzie Hinson is a very special young woman. She started the Make A Difference Food Pantry in Mt. Olive NC at age 10 as her way of giving back to the community for helping her family through a hard time. At 13,…

hopelessness, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you DIY homes, hopelessness, and courage. DIY Homes I’ve always loved the flowing lines of dome homes and these DIY ones from DomeGaia look beautiful. They also seem like a lot of work. If you’re willing to invest a lot of labor, they estimate you can build a dome home…

open source seeds, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you open source seeds, heart habits, and renewable energy myths. Seeds for All Numerous organizations are working to create more diversity and access to seeds. Currently, a few companies like Monsanto dominate the market which has dramatically reduced the variety, increased price, and limited access. The Open Source Seeds group…

Rafael, illustrations, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you diving therapy, dog therapy, creating happiness and compassion. Diving Therapy Jim Elliott started Diveheart after he saw how much impact learning to skate made with his blind daughter. Diveheart offers scuba diving for people with disabilities. Many of their clients are paralyzed and live with pain. Their mission is to…

2014 farewell post

Farewell Sweet and Sour 2014

Farewell Sweet and Sour 2014   I find that I can not go quietly in the night I must acknowledge the darkness and light filled with bubbling joys and crashing lows this messy human life as time flows with your support my hope grows rooted in love and divine glows ~ Please join me in…

stone balancing, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you super passive homes, courage, bio-gas, compassion, stone balancing and restoring land. Courage Today Glennon Doyle Melton wrote another post that rocked me with her idea of courage for today. Often we can be overwhelmed with life and its challenges. Instead of trying to figure it all out, maybe we…

self sustaining solar home

Awesome Stories 1.54

Awesome Stories 1.54 gives you a peek into restorative justice, dancing, super solar, achieving goals and much more. #inspiration Heliotrope Here’s the first solar home to create more energy than it uses. The home was designed by architect Ralph Disch to take full advantage of the sun with rotating solar panels, solar tubes for hot…

Awesome Stories 1.48

Awesome Stories 1.48

This week in Awesome Stories we find courage, dedication, connection and mushrooms. Winter Arrives Early! We don’t get much snow in Northwest Arkansas, so the 6″-8″ dusting we received was a pleasant surprise. Yesterday I was out walking, playing and photographing. Here’s my humble abode covered in a blanket of snow. Happy Winter! Cynthia I’m…

Awesome Stories 1.46

Awesome Stories 1.46

This week’s Awesome Stories bring you joyful dancing, gigantic solar, the call of nature, soulful poetry and amazing courage. The Call of Nature Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. ~ Edward Abbey Nature calls me often and deeply. I…