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…

Awesome Stories, flow

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This week Awesome Stories brings you kindness, nuclear facts, and resiliency. Kindness School Seattle, Washington is home to the Puget Sound Community School whose mission and focus are based on kindness. The director, Andy Smallman, believes that if you create a nurturing environment and help build character, then the academics and related skills come automatically. Teachers…

depression, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you Bhutan’s success, depression, and kindness. The Humanizing of Depression What hurts you blesses you. Darkness is your candle. ~ Rumi This article by Parker Palmer touched me deeply. Like Parker, having gone through a long bout of depression, I relate to his take on finding meaning from the experience.…

healing, peace, bridges

Building Bridges of Compassion

Be a blessing to others by building bridges of compassion. Children who develop strong, caring relationships with all the people and living things around them will be more grounded and ultimately more prepared to function in, and meaningfully contribute to, an increasingly complex society. – Mark Sorensen  These are simple, yet profound ideas. The world has…

poetry, Awesome Stories

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This week brings you healing poems, musical mayhem, solar breakthrough, and true service. Healing Poems This is a fun and soulful children’s book called This Is A Poem that Heals Fish written by Jean-Pierre Simeón and translated to English by Enchanted Lion Books. This Daily Good article offers a sweet sampling of the book, illustrations and fanciful way…

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This week Awesome Stories brings you nature’s magic, kindness, compassion, and better relationships. Nature’s Magic I periodically feature Mike Oblinski’s wonderful storm photos, but here is something different from Mike. He and his buddies go on a yearly road trip to get lost and discover new places. I love their sense of adventure and this magical…

regenerative agriculture, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you regenerative agriculture, diversity, kindness, and better teaching. Regenerating the Planet Embracing regenerative agriculture may be our best plan to both reverse climate change and repair ecosystems. According to research from the Rodale Institute, regenerative agriculture might be able to sequester up to 40% of current CO2 emissions, and maybe even…

University of the People, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 300- New Year’s Edition

This week Awesome Stories brings you stories to start your new year with a flame in your heart and a smile on your face. University of the People University of the People is aiming to change the way we learn and educate people. They’ve created the first accredited, tuition-free university that offers both 2 and…

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…

diplomat, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you bridge building, solar leaves, good neighbors, and relationships. Building Bridges In a world awash in wars, political divisiveness, and social challenges, we could benefit from better relationship skills. This article talks about building bridges of love for personal relationships but can be applied to any situation or relationship. At the…