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From Your Storyteller: The Mystery of Everyday Life

Written By Laura Simms, Award Winning Storyteller Two large pigeons compressed themselves beneath an air conditioner at the window.  Their cooing amplified in my kitchen. They built no nest. They were like the old man and the old woman in a fairytale who have no child.  However, after a rainstorm, a perfect translucent oval white […]

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Urban Mindfulness Episode Four: Electric Pause

  Written By Laura Simms, Award Winning Storyteller ‘A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.’ Albert Einstein Einstein’s Napkin          On the same day that Stephen Hawking’s death was announced on the front page of newspapers—a physicist we all fell in love […]

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Urban Mindfulness Episode Three: The Place Within

Written By Laura Simms, Award Winning Storyteller I once asked a bird, “How is it that you fly in this gravity of darkness?” She responded, “Love lifts me.” Hafiz If we uncover and become familiar with the space within ourselves –  inherent, and  alive with compassion, empathy and wonder –  we will be able to […]

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Urban Mindfulness Episode Two: World News

  Written By Laura Simms, Award Winning Storyteller The heat is blazing and clanging from aging radiators. A thin icey stream of air pushes under the edge of one old window frame. The room is warm and fresh. I remain in touch with air and wind; feel the fullness of words whose sounds depend on […]

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