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Humanity > Hurricanes: 3 Stories That Will Make You Smile Today

First hurricane Harvey, then Irma. While this hurricane season has been particularly devastating, there are brave humans who have made life easier for the rest of us.  When natural disasters strike, they provide opportunities for individuals to give what they have, whether that be money, time or even breast milk. Here are some fascinating ways humanity continues to grace us with its kindness in times of dire need.

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.

The Miami Makers You Need to Know for Summer

For those of us sweating off pounds in Miami heat, it’s a fight for survival out here. Not only have we given up on wearing makeup altogether, but we’re finding the urge to leave our sweet, sweet A/C increasingly more difficult. Something that does inspire us to leave the house, no matter the outside degree, is checking out our favorite makers and goods that are entirely 305. Check out some beautiful local items we think would get anyone out of the house and help you survive the season.

Trendy Tucson Behind Ellyse Nichole’s Lense

Tucson, Arizona has long been a destination connected to the University of Arizona. The small-town atmosphere, where summer parties and Greek life abound, make it a city with loads of friendly faces and good cheer. Over the years, I have witnessed this historic city go from a predominantly college area to a destination rich in culture, food and memorable experiences. Among Tucson’s many charms are its local gems tussled throughout this colorful backdrop.

When in Doubt, Paddle It out – How Professional Surfer Tia Blanco Rides Life’s Waves

We don’t usually juxtapose the words vegan and athlete — unless we’re talking about professional surfer, Tia Blanco. First place International Surfing Association Gold medalist are also impressive titles that fall under her belt. Nearing her twentieth year of life, Blanco is riding waves seamlessly, in and out of the ocean.

Jam Crush: Femina

There’s always music playing in our office, something to get us through the workdays and keep us inspired as things get crazy. What we really love, among the bustle, are artists who sing our spirits and speak to what we want this world to be filled with: color, passion, and soul. Which is why when the unparalleled level of eclectic rhythms of Femina burst into our speakers, we were instantly impressed. They’re a sister trio hailing from the Patagonian hills of Argentina, packing a punch with every lyric. Their sound infuses everything from quick-fire rap, to Latin folk, and anything quirky in between. What speaks to any listener is their loud messaging of self-empowerment and female power. And their style? Just as absolutely awesome. It,…

Sri Lanka: A Photo Diary

The coast of Sri Lanka is picture-perfect with its lush emerald green jungle that rolls down to the palm tree-lined ocean. Locals gather along the roads with coconut and fruit stalls as their massive smiles and friendly demeanor spread to travelers passing by, reminding them of the pleasures of simple living and human connection. It is a natural paradise beautifully captured by staff photographer, Renae Saxby during her stay at Sunshine Stories Surf and Yoga Retreat.

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

Lessons We’ve Learned: Prism Creative Group Biz Tips

Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, but having a vision you’re passionate about is enough to keep you going through the tough times and the wins. We don’t all have someone to help us through it, especially the times we’re totally unprepared for, but as a means to help anyone out there looking to turn a dream into an impactful reality, here are some lessons we’ve learned after almost a decade of going solo:

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.

Zen and the Art of Vinyl Maintenance

Vinyl records were once the only way to enjoy music and now they’ve once again soared in popularity despite the availability of digital content. Unlike some other forms of music players, records must be stored following specific rules as well as be regularly cleaned to achieve longevity. Here’s everything you need to know, from storage and cleaning to choosing the right turntable, to extend the life of your vinyl collection.

Musical Personalities: Prism’s Favorites

Being a music editor or self-made aficionado in the platform doesn’t simple mean you like music or that you go to a few shows and festivals. Music lovers are constantly on the search for a new sound, a new feeling that’s incited, an old memory that needs reminding. We delve into the depths of music’s past, searching for trends that showcase its future. Over at Prism, music is our life-line, the air we breathe that keeps us alive. That’s why it’s in our name. You can tell a lot about someone based on their musical tastes. Open-minded souls tend to find a variety of tones and rhythms interesting, casting aside genres and musical eras. Focused minds know exactly what they like and live happily knowing they’ve…

5 Home Decor Pieces for A Spiritual Nest

  For souls consumed by wanderlust and a yearning to be inspired, the home becomes a space that should be laced with intricacy and cultural flair. Victory Jewelry and Earthbound Trading Co. bring us the harmony between exploration and home decor with a sense of comfort. In this brief list of transatlantic treasures, find inspiration to transform a static space into one that encompasses the essence of the wandering, bohemian lifestyle. 

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.

5 Favorite Earthbound Trading Co. Items for Your Nest

The immense desire to explore may motivate you to travel but it may also cause an inner struggle to find balance. While the nomadic spirit drives the need for cultural exploration, obligations and financial responsibilities may prevent such actions. Luckily, Earthbound Trading Company brings beautiful foreign treasures to you through their website and local store offerings.

Getting Down with Wild Belle

The world of music is a magical place. Like a warp in time, it’s a portal to the soul of those who create it, expressing every last syllable that couldn’t otherwise have found a comfortable outlet. The connection between expresser and receiver is unparalleled when music is involved, shooting through the personal and into the plane of the cosmic. It’s sonic fate.

Nesting with Ally

Ally Sands, the designer behind Aquarian Soul on Etsy, shows us a quick and exciting glimpse of her incredible home. Her work varies from making jewelry to crafting dream catchers, to creating embroidery designs. There is much love instilled in her space, which warms the soul, and creates a space of sacredness. Ally is an inspiration to the dreamers, lovers and gypsy souls.

All About Rebecca Ronald

From serving as Billabong’s brand ambassador and lifestyle model at the budding age of 17 to where she is today, it seems bizarre that Rebecca Ronald is merely in her early 20s. The last five years for Rebecca have been packed with highs, lows, and a whole lot of soul searching. Let’s just say this woman can handle just about anything, all with an open heart and a smile upon her face.

Sirena + the Sea

Hailing from the East Coast, Laurie DiBiagio had big dreams of a small chain of islands. Just two short years ago, Laurie picked herself up and relocated to Oahu to find her true destiny. “When the islands want you, it’s magnetic. I know I was brought here to heal and thrive,” she said. It was there on the North Shore where her vision for her company Sirena + the Sea blossomed. Laurie teamed up with close friend Nikole Nelson to create their debut collection Blkcoral. The line consists of handmade, woven wearable art that can go from street to sea seamlessly. Laurie and Niki’s love for the Hawaiian Islands and the ocean emanates from their neckwear and bodywear made from recycled and reclaimed sari silks. These…

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