Stephanie's Blog (135)

We Are All So Different - We Are All The Same

A woman from Ucraine asked why I have so many pictures on my walls, in her home they just have the Madonna; I was asked by am American friend why they don't paint the old buildings in Italy; some Europeans show up to a dinner with wine, cake, as well as perhaps a gift and flowers, while other nationalities show up empty-handed; a Russian guest once drank all the cola in the hotel's refrigerator, thinking he didn't have to pay for it; in China 200 people waited for me (I was the last one) to… Continue

Added by Stephanie on January 12, 2009 at 8:33pm — 8 Comments

15,000 STORIES (your personal stories with a SMILE-MAKING ending only)

SMILING I am learning is not that easy after all! I am learning here having this group, it is sort of a condensed society entailing many of the little problems that the real society, and definitely iPeace included, has to deal with everyday.

My intention: create a place where iPeace members can go to to take a breath, read a story that gives them a reason to SMILE


PLEASE in order to… Continue

Added by Stephanie on January 11, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

A Hug


I was asked to give a hug to a friend here, a grown man. I know what he meant, some support, some friendship, a moment just to escape into feeling ok, a moment to breathe deeply and let go, with tears or laughter.

These little bears might just do the trick.....just colored fabric, stuffing inside, plastic eyes, but somehow, holding onto one of these must make a child feel safe and secure. And an adult too.

I send you, you know who you are (!) a hug… Continue

Added by Stephanie on January 11, 2009 at 5:59pm — 3 Comments

"MAGNETIC" - that's iPeace

IPeace is filled these weeks with an emotion-packed array of blogs and essays moving our souls from feeling despair from hurtful truths, to hope, to laughter-filled lightheartedness, and once again to front page headlines that pull us down, and then again to hopeful insights. Extraordinary and sensitive experts, writers, artists, human beings from every angle of the earth find themselves glaring onto screens to find things they didn't think they could ever expect to find, right in the comfort… Continue

Added by Stephanie on January 9, 2009 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

STAND BY ME sung all over the world - don't miss this beautiful and relaxing video

Once again I present this to iPeace members for the relaxing and inspirational effect it has - people from different parts of the world playing the song Stand By Me all together. Enjoy!

Added by Stephanie on January 9, 2009 at 12:55am — No Comments

He's only ONE MAN


when you or I write something here, David, the "Father of iPeace", is only ONE man. The opportunity he has given us to meet, discuss, compare, divide, agree, disagree, get together, fall apart, enjoy, smile, cry, worry, right here, meaning all over the globe is a huge gift, perhaps for many, the best thing that has happened to them in years, or ever.

We have to remember, he is only one person, and at times it can be a huge job taking care of all… Continue

Added by Stephanie on January 7, 2009 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

Is a TAKE A BREAK place out of place here?

Does anyone want to have a place to go to on iPeace where you can relate:
4.true life stories that have happened to you with an inspirational ending?
A place (a group, I guess) where you can just relax and smile and get some message out of it that keeps your spirits high? OR is it just out of place considering everything (you know what I mean). If there are enough "yes's" I will start it.

Added by Stephanie on January 6, 2009 at 8:04pm — No Comments

A Blog about David....

...could be written by a number of us here, but let it be me.My heart livened a beat a moment ago when David quickly got back to a message I had sent him, and I felt "I have been heard and respected". In THESE difficult and harsh days, here I have David helping me, David helping us, while it seems that it should be the other way around .- like I have always said, life can be very ironic. There are not enough good things to say about… Continue

Added by Stephanie on January 4, 2009 at 11:16pm — 2 Comments

PEACE around the table on New Year's Eve

Thanks Teresa, Germaine, Giuseppina for partecipating in creating food and proverbs regarding PEACE at my New Year's party. There was a surprising silence as I spoke a moment about iPeace, and one friend read famous people's thoughts about Peace. Hope you enjoy seeing the dishes prepared with peace in mind.…


Added by Stephanie on January 1, 2009 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Glaring into this us?

Are we getting so used to looking like this that even mannequins in the stores glare without hope into space? Brings on anxiety, doesn't it? As a holiday window, it certainly is not what we would want to see, but maybe we too have become just like them.

Try, let's try smiling, even if often it is difficult. Smiles help us, and in turn, helps… Continue

Added by Stephanie on December 31, 2008 at 1:22pm — No Comments

IRONY AND PEACE -- nothing to laugh about?

Is humour out of place in peace? Is there nothing to laugh about here? Is it hard to smile when such news shocks us and we glare into space asking "Why?" Do people "get it" if they see something with double meaning, a play on words about peace, something cheerful, when newspapers and television broadcast gloom and despair?

An interesting experience I had was when I exhibited ninety photographs of China in Foligno, Italy during the event… Continue

Added by Stephanie on December 29, 2008 at 10:43am — 6 Comments


But please - save two of the best for DAVID!!

Added by Stephanie on December 24, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Please, just one peace

Was I thinking about iPeace when I made this yesterday? YES!!
Please, just ONE peace.

With friendship

Added by Stephanie on December 15, 2008 at 2:37pm — 4 Comments

What's going on in my artworld and some "off the wall" stuff

My website is

and for fun and information my blog
Please visit and leave a comment!

Added by Stephanie on December 14, 2008 at 7:43pm — 2 Comments


My friend Raffaella just sent this
being sung at the same time throughout the world.

Added by Stephanie on December 12, 2008 at 5:52pm — No Comments

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