Healing Harmonies

Healing Harmonies ~ Here are my contributions to Colleen’s lastest weekly poetry challenge using the photo prompt above. I decided to write both a tanka poem and a short story. If you’re inspired to play along, here is the link with instructions and suggestions.  Happy writing. ~ melancholy notes vibrated the forest air with hypnotic…

Soulful Sunday

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This week Soulful Sunday brings you blissful reminders from Joseph Campbell and Plato. We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive. What we’re seeking is an experience of being alive…  ~ Joseph Campbell Many mystics have described the rapture of…

muse, inspiration, poetry

Buttercup Baby

Buttercup Baby ~ late summer flowers fill me up with peace and love buttercup baby ~ I don’t know why, but the song and words popped into my head as the title for this post. Here is the original hit song, Build Me Up Buttercup, from the Foundations that was still popular even 8 years…

snow, grace

Awesome Stories 349- Christmas Edition

This week Awesome Stories brings you music and stories to inspire you for the holidays. For me, stories and music are the core of what it means to be human. We express our ideas, lessons, and values with our stories. And we express our feelings and share our stories energetically with music. They both have…

solar car, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you storm chasing, accepting death, solar powered cars, and music for the brain. Pursuit I routinely share photos and videos by Mike Oblinski. I find his photography both beautiful and fascinating. I seem to be catching his passion for storm chasing, though I have neither the equipment or desire to…

Dink tribe, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you purposeful music, natural beauty, good neighbors, and the Dinosaur Princess. Music for a Cause This is a fun and inspiring story about a young man who found his calling by following his passions. Luc’s passions were unleashed at age six when he had a taste for big dreams, collaboration,…

floating city, Tahiti, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you floating cities, peace, beautiful business, and music for change. Floating Cities Blue21 is a social design company that wants to help inspire and empower cities to expand onto the water. They believe communities on water might be our best hope for dealing with climate change challenges and are focused…

Photo Brad, Christmas 1959

Awesome Stories 299 – Christmas Music

This week Awesome Stories brings you a celebration of Christmas music, including the classics, new favorites, and the many benefits of music. The Benefits of Music Music has always served to sooth my soul. Listening to music, I can boost my mood, revisit wonderful memories or revel in joyful feelings. Thankfully, no ghosts of Christmas…

electric buses, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you the love of music, lunchmates, electric buses and great leadership. The Lady in Number Six The Lady in Number Six is a documentary about a remarkable woman, Alice Herz-Sommer. At 109, Alice was the oldest living survivor of the Holocaust. The remarkable part is how she still believed life…

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…