Brad, internet

Addicted to the Internet

Addicted to the Internet Screentime is a large part of my life. Yes, internet addiction is a real thing that affects about a third of the population. The definition of addiction revolves around both the inability to stop using the internet (often for games, videos or social media) and its interference with your daily life;…

birthdays, relationships, love

Birthday Love

Birthday Love Tomorrow is my birthday.  Last year I celebrated my birthday with my mother, brother, and his family. This year, I’m working at one of my part-time jobs. And that’s OK. I’m rebuilding my finances and making choices to support that choice. Therefore, I’m living in integrity. Plus, more and more, I’m realizing the…

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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…

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…

hidden galaxies, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you passionate living, hidden galaxies, embracing uncertainty and healthy relationships. Merging Passion and Purpose Linda Cruse has certainly given her passions full expression in her life. After an early detour to support her family, Linda merged her passions for adventure and disaster relief to help communities survive and thrive. She has…

empathy, gift, connection

The Age of Empathy

The Age of Empathy Self-absorption … kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. When we focus on others, our world expands. Our problems drift to the periphery of the mind and seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection – or…

finding our gifts, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 227- Father’s Day Edition

This week Awesome Stories celebrates fathers with Dad life, inspired leadership, Minka, prison reform and finding our gifts. Dad Life Here’s a fun video to kick off our celebration of father’s around the globe. Thanks for all you do. Sometimes it’s being a role model, reading a bedtime story, paying the bills, providing a home,…

integrating with the divine

Sacred Union

Discontent is the divine’s call to sacred union. One of the grand ironies in life is that we are already whole and divine, but we often feel separate and broken. Love and acceptance are the keys to integrating our various aspects and consciously uniting with the divine. This animated video is hilarious. It humorously illustrates the…

family, Daddy Issues

Daddy Issues

Is today a happy Father’s Day? Are you at peace with your relationship to your father? Reading posts around the internet, it appears that many of us still have “daddy issues”. I mean no disrespect. I’ve been there, had many issues with my father and gradually reclaimed my peace and restored our relationship over a…

relationships with animals

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This week Awesome Stories brings you special connections with nature, compassion, teaching relationships, simple solar and love in action. Special Relationships This story about Steve Karlin and a bear named Susie really captivated my attention. In fact, I would love to go visit this unique sanctuary for animals, called Wildlife Associates, that Steve created over…