spring flowers, joy, poetry

Conflicted Constructs

Conflicted Constructs feelings conflicted life challenging soul choices opportunity? ~ This post comes from a building feeling of internal unrest. I’ve been feeling blocked and not knowing what to write about because I want to be honest with my feelings, and I also want to empower and uplift others with my words. Reading about a…

photography, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you creative learning, solar homes, role models, forgiveness and ice bubbles. Learning with Movement Teachers and researchers are finding the children learn better with movement. Many of us learn kinesthetically, by doing rather than simply reading about something. This new area of study is called embodied learning and has been…

red bud flowers

Fields of Joy

Fields of Joy Walking my yard is a delightful journey of discovery. I’m amazed at the variety of plants and flowers that grow in my yard. To me, the variety is delightful, and healthier for my yard and the environment. The variety nourishes the soil and supports many different insects. The suburban model of mono-culture,…

flowers Fayetteville Square

Walking on Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine I love the phrase “Walking on Sunshine” from the song by Katrina and the Waves. It was a pop hit in the mid-1980s. I’ve included a newer version below to enjoy! The song and phrase describe the delicious feeling of joy I feel when walking around town soaking up the sunshine and…

safe wind turbines, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you better teaching, beautiful geometry, safe wind turbines, mystery and happy music. Turnaround for Schools After realizing the immense needs of children suffering from poverty, Dr. Pamela Cantor started Turnaround for Children. Their core mission is to mitigate the traumatic effects of stress on children’s long-term development. They use a…

spring, joy, flowers

Spring Songs

Spring Songs take a walk with me oh what sights we’ll see daffodils, redbuds and tulips bring smiles to my lips ~ the birds are singing my heart is ringing such glories abound my gratitude profound ~ why do we wait for joy we don’t have to be coy choice is the key for happiness…

educational revolution

Reforming Education

This is a fascinating TED Talk by Ken Robinson about education. I’ve been dancing around the educational system for years. I’ve worked as a sub and teachers aid, considered advanced degrees, and reviewed alternative approaches like Waldorf and Montessori Schools. Ultimately, I decided to not pursue teaching as a profession because I couldn’t see myself…

beautiful architecture, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you portals in space, living in a van, radical utility reform, natural pesticides and beautiful buildings. Sci-Fi Meets Science Scientists have discovered hidden portals in the earth’s magnetic fields. NASA calls them X-points or electron diffusion regions. Working almost like the wormholes of science fiction, these portals are places where…

Splish Splash, poetry

A Splash of Spring

A Splash of Spring   colors dance and flow imagination sails away emotions flowing ~ swirling and twirling blissful waves of ecstasy tune my heart to love ~ Wowza! I love this photo art by M & M Bülow. Let your emotions soar with this explosion of color and movement! I would like to extend my gratitude to…

Four Winds, poetry

Four Winds

The old Lakota was wise. He knew that a man’s heart, away from nature, becomes hard. He knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too. So he kept his children close to nature’s softening influence. ~ Luther Standing Bear Four Winds the east offers new…