21 10 / 2014

yourpersonalcheerleader:

If you woke up today and grumbled that it was going to be a terrible day, stop what you’re doing and rewrite the script. Remind yourself of all the ways today can be a great day! A busy day doesn’t have to mean a bad day.

20 10 / 2014

20 10 / 2014

19 10 / 2014

19 10 / 2014

laviedemimi:

Found today in Prague

laviedemimi:

Found today in Prague

(via 2am-poetry)

19 10 / 2014

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19 10 / 2014

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18 10 / 2014

"This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, don’t get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it’s ready to come undone. You have to realize it’s going to be a long process and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time."

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via purplebuddhaproject)

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18 10 / 2014

dynastylnoire:

::hugs the entire black community::

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18 10 / 2014

ehidontreallyfeeellikeit:

trashfriend:

little things that actually make a difference to general life happiness:
•drinking lots of water
•eating fresh fruit
•thinking positively about yourself and others
•washing your face twice a day
•changing your sheets once a week
•hot baths with Epsom salts
•face masks using from things in your house
•sleeping more than 7 hours per night
•reorganizing your clothes, makeup, possessions etc
•keeping your living space clean

Things I wish I could do

18 10 / 2014

"I am trying to see things in perspective. My dog wants a bite of my peanut butter chocolate chip bagel. I know she cannot have this, because chocolate makes dogs very sick. My dog does not understand this. She pouts and wraps herself around my leg like a scarf and purrs and tries to convince me to give her just a tiny bit. When I do not give in, she eventually gives up and lays in the corner, under the piano, drooping and sad. I hope the universe has my best interest in mind like I have my dog’s. When I want something with my whole being, and the universe withholds it from me, I hope the universe thinks to herself: "Silly girl. She thinks this is what she wants, but she does not understand how it will hurt."

THEORIES ABOUT THE UNIVERSE by Blythe Baird  (via albinwonderland)

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17 10 / 2014

yagazieemezi:

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. “It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be.”

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself." (keep reading)

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

17 10 / 2014

"Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our life."

17 10 / 2014

problackgirl:

being friendly with a boy you aren’t romantically/physically attracted to and him developing feelings for you isn’t your fault, nor does it mean you were “leading him on”. you are under no obligation to date him.

(via bigmacmami)

17 10 / 2014

phuckindope:

Facts.

phuckindope:

Facts.

(Source: jermainecoles, via cherrys-acid)