Brad, internet

Addicted to the Internet

Addicted to the Internet Screentime is a large part of my life. Yes, internet addiction is a real thing that affects about a third of the population. The definition of addiction revolves around both the inability to stop using the internet (often for games, videos or social media) and its interference with your daily life;…

courage, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 373

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,…

beauty, blessings, poetry

Bountiful Blessings

Bountiful Blessings ~ a tender moment gentle nudges on my heart gratitude flowing ~ I found this gorgeous photo on Facebook from Takinoue Park in Hokkaido, Japan. I would love to see this in person and I’m very grateful for the heartwarming colors and beautiful setting that fill my heart. Yesterday was a beautiful reminder to…

street art, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 371

This week Awesome Stories bring you street art, befriending the universe, and finding grace. Befriending the Universe Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love. ~ Alice James This article and TED Talk by Emily Levine make a…

gratitude, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 370

This week Awesome Stories brings you the power of storytelling, transforming education, and celebrating nature. Unleashing Imagination Listening to a storyteller is to take a trip into the land of the right brain where imagination, myth, past, and present coalesce. ~ Charlotte Du Cann Martin Shaw talks about the power of good storytelling to unleash our…

nature, Awesome Stories, Earth Day

Awesome Stories 365

This week Awesome Stories bring you walking for love, the tip of time, soul food, and Earth Day. Walking for Love Matt Hopwood has spent years walking around the United Kingdom, collecting love stories from people he meets along the way. It started with Matt wanting to create more meaning in his life and build…

change, growth, work

Change Is In The Air

Change Is In The Air! In reality, change is always in the air, but for the first time a long time I have some good news, or at least what I hope is good news. 🙂 I’m always mindful of the Buddhist parable about not knowing the truth of things until much later as the…

Great Sand Dunes, poetry

The Sands of Time

The Sands of Time ~ layers of beauty sands from ancient seas dancing on grassy green fields watched by ancient mountain sentinels a feast for mind and spirit vistas expanding time and space the dance of eternity harks an ancient song painting the Great Sand Dunes  with layers of love and gratitude for life ~…

dolphins, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 354

This week Awesome Stories brings you the medicine of music, giving, and nature. The Medicine of Music Music washes away the dust of everyday life from the soul. ~ Berthold Auerbach Robert Gupta offers a very passionate talk about the power of music to heal. In his own life, he was wondering how to choose…

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…