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Whats Right With the World? Uplifting Stories and Hope for the Soul

Each time we tune into the news, we are bombarded with devastating stories that only make us question our humanity. Although it’s important, and quite necessary,  to be aware of the adversity that plagues society, it may leave us thinking there is no good in this world… when in reality, there’s lots of good, just not much coverage of it. With these new stories and motivational videos, we hope to uplift and inspire you to ask yourself how you, too, can contribute to magnifying the beauty of our world. 

What No One Tells You About Motherhood

Motherhood is a role that comes with innumerable intricacies. While many women feel it’s their divine purpose to nourish and give life, others abstain from having children altogether. There is no wrong choice, and only one certainty: motherhood looks different to all of us. While there’s an overabundance of shared sentiments on the ways in which having a child will enrich a woman’s life, not so much light is given to the more challenging parts of motherhood, the part mothers themselves often feel reluctant to speak about. Oftentimes, descriptions of motherhood are not unlike an Instagram feed where users only share their picture-perfect moments but rarely discuss the difficult parts.

Ten Amazing Things We Can Learn From Our Favorite Women in History

Women’s History Month is celebrated in the beautiful month that holds the first day of Spring, March. We gathered 10 women who have broken boundaries in their fields, opening many doors for us to follow; from voting, to running for POTUS, to protecting our bodies, every curve, every dimple, and becoming exceptional citizens. Let’s carry the torch and continue to celebrate the power of being a woman!

What’s Right With the World? Uplifting Stories and Hope for the Soul

When we are disenchanted by the folly of the humanity, we must not lose faith in the restorative power of love that lies within each and every one of us. Let us always choose a loving path and set an example of light, beauty, and honesty. “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Ghandi

What’s Right with the World: Uplifting Stories and Hope for the Soul

In wake of incessant bad news and unconscious human behavior, the Editorial Team at Disfunkshion has gathered inspiring stories, and words of wisdom, with the effort to showcase a higher human consciousness that is ever-present in the world, but not often allotted media exposure. Every month we will be featuring some of the most compelling stories circulating around the internet with the hope of stirring a reinvigorated sense of hope in humanity.

Creative Living with Anahata Katkin

Every once in a while we come across a piece of artwork that moves us, shakes us up a bit and shows us how imperfectly beautiful life can be. Perhaps what is even more magical than the art piece itself is the story behind it, or in this case, the person. Which brings us to the subject of Anahata Katkin and her breathtaking designs, each carefully develop with adept skill and tact to tell an enchanted story. As the owner of retail stores PAPAYA! Living and Jupiter Row, the self-taught creative teaches us a thing or two about life as an artist.

Paris Gerrard: The Modern Day Renaissance Woman

Destiny would have it no other way, Paris Gerrad was born to be an artist. Taking after her mother and grandmother who are both full time artists, Paris grew up creating and painting, following her bliss that ultimately lead her to seamlessly fuse her art and life. “They go hand in hand for me. I feel like I don’t know how to do life any other way. I love creating, discovering, and exploring what it means to be alive – what it means to be human, so life as an artist is perfect for me,” she mentions. At the age of seven, Paris’s family moved from Salt Lake City, Utah to Hawaii’s “garden isle,” Kauai. “I feel fortunate to have had those early experiences, leaving…

An Inside Look at Wanderlust Festivals

Standing among the lively crowd, the vibrations of drums, bass and saxophone connects the hundreds of fans gathered together to watch one performer. The melody travels through the crowd’s bodies as they stand side by side absorbing the invigorating energy. Just as music’s energy connects concert attendees, a universal force unites participants in a yoga class. Both the rhythm of breath in a yoga class and the beat of music at a concert have the power to join people together in harmony. Sean Hoess, Jeff Krasno and Schuyler Grant recognized these similarities and, as a result, created Wanderlust Festival in 2009.

A Decade of Good Reads: 10 Books to Read in Your Twenties

Our twenties are a time for self-discovery, for venturing off into exciting endeavors, and collecting inspiration as we go. Nowadays inspiration can be found right at the fingertips, whether it be a picture on Instagram or a viral Facebook video. The majority of us spend most of our days online and oftentimes have difficulty finding a pastime that doesn’t involve some kind of on screen action. Luckily, we still live in a world where the written word transcends cyber connectivity. Enter: books. Below are 10 books to read in your twenties that inspire, advise and awaken your true being.

Chronicling Life: Inspiring Hope

“Hope has always been a big theme for me. Even when I was a little kid I always felt if I was going to do music, I was going to do music that had hope for people.” Whether she’s tackling difficult issues like domestic violence or social justice, singer-songwriter Naomi Wachira strives to tell her audience a story in a respectful, dignified and honest way.

Women of the Congo Rebuild Their Community One Trade at a Time

This past year, 30 women graduated receiving a sewing machine, fabric and the skills to start their own business in one of the most economically impoverished countries in the world. The Ushindi Center’s vocational training program is one of several projects started in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to empower women and rebuild communities. DRC women are finally given the supplies to overcome the worst of odds in the worst of conditions.