Soulful Sunday

Soulful Sunday 101

This week I’m starting a new series called Soulful Sunday. Its purpose is to remind us of the beauty of our soul. There may be quotes, poems, or musings about our soul and what feeds our spiritual being. Although Awesome Stories nourishes many of us with stories of inspiration and hope of a better tomorrow,…

suiseki, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you Homeboy Industries, stone appreciation, and the secret to happiness. Homeboy Industries Father Greg started Homeboy Industries as part of Dolores Mission with the idea to invest in gang members rather than simply incarcerate them. Based in the LA with one of the largest gang, prison, and poverty populations in the…

divine mystery, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you true grit, young leaders, and the divine dance. True Grit Tatyana McFadden‘s life reflects an amazing determination or what used to be called grit. Tatyana was born with spina bifida, paralyzed below the waist, and given up by her birth mother who couldn’t support her. While living in an orphanage in…

Renew Sports Cars, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you meat-free meat, better business, hemp cars, and meeting death. Meat-free Meat  Sunfed Foods wants to change the way we think about meat and maybe save the planet. Inventor Shama Sukul Lee saw the big environmental impact of meat as a protein source and decided to create a better meat. Sunfed meats…

Ursula Le Guin, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you bold values, inner teachers, better nursing homes, and forest cities. Audacious Business Kudos to REI for living their values in an audacious way. In 2015, REI made the bold decision to close on Black Friday, the biggest day of the year for most retailers. They closed their stores and distribution centers,…

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…

Walking for Health, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories bring you hula hooping, hibernation, the meaning of life, walking for health and zestful living. Hoop Dancing Katie Sunshine sure knows how to make hooping fun and interesting. In this video, she uses a hoop with holes to paint while dancing! She makes it look easy, but I’ve tried hooping and…

friendship, connection, meaning

The Gift of Connection

Connection can open up new vistas, feelings and spaces for love. This post is dedicated to my friends, online and off. Thank you to my friends and readers for caring enough to connect. Friendship is such an ordinary, yet profound experience. I realized after talking with my friend Dave that I felt much better than before…

Peace at Home for the Holidays

Peace at Home for the Holidays

Would you like more peace at home for the holidays? Many of us spend large amounts of time and money trying to find happiness in buying and giving gifts for the holidays. As we ultimately find out, chasing happiness doesn’t work, especially when we look for it outside of ourselves in material possessions. Beware of…

What you become

Choice: The Secret Ingredient for Life

Our life is the result of our choices, not our circumstances. We choose our thoughts, feelings and actions. Or else we allow ourselves (another choice) to be carried by the currents of life circumstances with no steering on our part. Choice is our steering. We don’t control life, but we control our direction with our…