flowers, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you diversity, flower power, and hummingbird magic. The Power of Diversity  Intolerance of ambiguity is the sign of an authoritarian personality. ~ Adorna Elif Shafak explores the power of diverse thought in her TED Talk. I love how she starts her talk with the question “Can you taste words?” The…

dolphins, Awesome Stories

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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…

Rocky Mountain High, poetry

Rocky Mountain High

Rocky Mountain High ~ golden Aspens shine layers of beauty abound Rocky Mountain High ~ I have a special love for Colorado having lived there for 3 years in the early 90s. They were some of the best times in my life, much of that due to the beautiful Rocky Mountains and easy access to outdoor activities.…

sunset, goodness, poetry

Glowing Goodness

Glowing Goodness ~ setting sun whispers fields of color glowing bright my day is complete ~ This is a gorgeous watercolor painting by Janet Weight Reed. Her watercolors dance with color, flow, and joy. She often paints hummingbirds to remind us of the joys in life and teaches watercolor painting around Europe. I believe she is…

fields, play, poetry

Frolicking Fields

Frolicking Fields ~ blankets of color flowers dancing in the field frolicking we go ~ I rode past this field on my bike ride this past Sunday. The beautiful carpet of wildflowers was glowing with a multitude of colors. I wanted to go frolic in the field but it was private property, so I took…

owls, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you joy, mystery, inspired leadership, and owls. Reclaim Your Joy This is another touching post by Rachel Macy Stafford filled with authenticity and vulnerability. In this post on parenting, she talks about losing her joy and seeing the impact on her family. When her husband reflected that she was never happy…

kinder teaching, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you healthy habits, passion, blessings, and kinder teaching. Healthy Habits Alex Korb, a UCLA neuroscientist, offers us four healthy habits that can create more happiness in our lives. Alex suggests that we use these habits daily to create a cycle of well-being in our lives by boosting our brain chemistry.…

spring, delight, poetry

Downtown Delights

Downtown Delights ~ springtime festivals nature delights our senses bursting with color ~ I took advantage of my day off to wander around downtown enjoying the signs of spring. The art features were a lovely complement to the colorful blossoms like in the photos below. Jason’s mural is full of color and joy with the…