"The earth laughs in flowers."
Ralph Waldo Emerson  (via hnnhtylr)

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fishingboatproceeds:


Nerdy marriage on a Friday night: building the Farnsworth House, Lego edition.
fishingboatproceeds:


Nerdy marriage on a Friday night: building the Farnsworth House, Lego edition.

fishingboatproceeds:

Nerdy marriage on a Friday night: building the Farnsworth House, Lego edition.

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"Stop minimizing and discounting your feelings. You have every right to feel the way you do. Your feelings may not always be logical, but they are always valid. Because if you feel something, then you feel it and it’s real to you. It’s not something you can ignore or wish away. It’s there, gnawing at you, tugging at your core, and in order to find peace, you have to give yourself permission to feel whatever it is you feel. You have to let go of what you’ve been told you “should” or “shouldn’t” feel. You have to drown out the voices of people who try to shame you into silence. You have to listen to the sound of your own breathing and honor the truth inside you. Because despite what you may believe, you don’t need anyone’s validation or approval to feel what you feel. Your feelings are inherently right and true. They’re important and they matter — you matter — and it is more than okay to feel what you feel. Don’t let anyone, including yourself, convince you otherwise."

littlemorningbirds asked: I've seen your comments on twitter and Facebook and feel like I am more anonymous on those sites than here. Sir, Twilight is made fun of because it glorifies very bad things. It takes horrible things like stalking, self harm and suicide, abusive tendencies, wanting to murder someone, and a loss of self identity in place of your significant other's identity and makes them seem beautiful and romantic. I beg you to read the books, because there is a lot of very bad stuff in them.

fishingboatproceeds:

I hope I can be clear about this, but my thoughts all day have been a bit muddled, so I apologize if I express myself poorly or come off as defensive or anything.

1. There are deeply problematic relationship dynamics glorified in Twilight.

2. Criticizing misogyny in art is good and important. 

3. My concern is that popular work by women receives far more vitriolic criticism from the public (like, in terms of number of demeaning jokes made by Jay Leno*) than popular work created by men.

4. So I think we’re talking about two different kinds of criticism: The totally legitimate criticism we see in literary journals and feminist web sites about misogyny, and the demeaning and dismissive this-sucks-because-teen-girls-like-it-and-everyone-knows-that-teen-girls-are-not-fully-human criticism we see in popular culture.

5. Also, I would like to see equal attention given to the sexism in popular work by men, from Nicholas Sparks to for instance J. D. Salinger. Catcher in the Rye—although I like it very much—is profoundly and disturbingly misogynistic and yet seems to get a critical pass both online and off. This happens a lot, I think, with books by men, and I don’t want male writers (including me!) to get that pass.

6. I might be wrong about any/all of this. I’m wrong a lot, and always trying to learn.

*EDIT: Apparently Jay Leno has retired. You learn something new every day.

"Faith is not just creed; it is not a list of doctrines. Faith in the Bible is about trust. It is not about head tripping around centuries-old formulations of dogmas; it is about living with trust and living deeply, pursuing lives of purpose and commitment, of peace and of justice, of creativity and gratitude, compassion and generosity. How much easier it is to run a church on creed instead of on trust of spirit and trust that the Spirit is still alive and well, still at work in birthing new versions of community and new expressions of compassion in the world. Creed has been held up during the new inquisition (as it was in the old) to destroy all signs of new birth and fresh ideas and new life in the church. Creed has been used as a bludgeon to abort thinking and therefore theology in the church. Faith is something else and it endures where trust endures. It is ironic that a church that proclaims its opposition to abortion so loudly in fact is busy aborting life and signs of live, creativity and imagination everywhere it turns."
"You are not weak just because your heart feels so heavy."
Andrea Gibson"The Nutritionist" (via psych-facts)
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
Mark Twain (via eternallamb)

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"Imagine you desired to purchase a car. Rather than go to a lot, select the model you want, and then pay for it, imagine that the ordinary method for buying a car was to start paying on a monthly basis years in advance of the actual purchase. Then, when you were ready to buy, a representative of the bank where you had been sending your money for years came with you to the lot and began telling you which models were and were not covered under your car purchasing plan. You might have a conversation with the manufacturer or your mechanic, or a salesperson about your needs and the relative merits of various cars, but ultimately the car you get would be determined by that bank representative."

Chronic Weight Dissatisfaction Predicts Type II Diabetes Risk... [Health Psychol. 2014] - PubMed - NCBI

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samanthagetsfit:

wow this just blew my mind. so beautiful.

needed that.

That is indeed a good one.
giddytf2:

fits00z:

samanthagetsfit:

wow this just blew my mind. so beautiful.

needed that.

That is indeed a good one.

giddytf2:

fits00z:

samanthagetsfit:

wow this just blew my mind. so beautiful.

needed that.

That is indeed a good one.

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