Awesome Stories 350 – New Year’s Edition

This week Awesome Stories brings you sky dancing, better listening, and winter surfing. Bandaloop Dance Company Bandaloop redefines what it means to dance. Amelia Rudolph is the founder and creative director. She’s living her dreams by sharing this unique dance form that is a blend of rock climbing and dancing that has been called sky…

gardens, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you joy, Metropolis Farms, storytelling, and garden lessons. Metropolis Farms Philidelphia, PA is home to one of the most energy-efficient, cost-effective, and highest producing indoor vertical farming operation in the country called Metropolis Farms. Their goal is to change the way we farm and help spread their technology around the…

wise words, poetry

Lay Down Your Words

Lay Down Your Words ~ assign the label and divide make sure to bash the other side the battle lines are drawn hate rages from dusk to dawn when egos and emotions are enraged hearts are usually disengaged ~ lay down your ego, hurt and belief open your mind and heart to relief see your…

heal the country

How to Heal Our Country

Originally posted on BonneVivanteLife:
It has been 12 days since the election. I have been sitting with it all, not sure what to say, think, write. Everyone has something to say. It’s hard for me to take it all in, to sit and listen to all the opinions and facts and projections and fears and…

vote, choice, love

Vote for Love

Vote for Love ~ what are you voting for fear and division or love and inclusion releasing the need to judge beyond ideas of right and wrong I’ll meet you there where we become one in mind and heart a beautiful tapestry of human diversity singing the songs of family ~ May you vote for…

Comedy Photo Contest, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you joy, the You Matter Marathon, silly photos and conscious communication. Awaken Joy How to Awaken Joy in Kids sounds like a great book for teaching kids (and adults) how to cultivate more joy in their lives. The practices are rooted in science, meditation and experience. I like the idea…

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…

education, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you better conversation, edible cutlery, death, meaning and portable learning. Better Conversation In this TED Talk, Celeste Headlee shares 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation. As some of you know, communication is a big deal for me. I’ve spent my work life in sales learning about better communication and written…

circles, conscious communication

Conscious Communication-2

Conscious Communication-2 It just occurred to me how much of a switch I’ve made in my life around communication. As a child and teenager, I was a quiet, shy person who was more comfortable with math, listening and reading than talking with people. I’m still an introvert who prefers inner activities, but have learned a great…

creative photos, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you creative photography, heart listening, music, creativity and love. Creative Photography Hendy Mp, a talented nature photographer from Indonesia, has created this delightful collection of photos. At first, I thought it was photoshopped, but she simply had great timing and patience! Mp is a fan of macro photography, using her skills…