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Saturday, September 24, 2016

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I’ve been holding on to these and adding to them for a while. Guess now’s as good a time as any to share!

And then Gala Darling kicked my ass in 30 minutes /// Throw Away Your Vision Board 

In the Messy Middle – yesssss!

You don’t need to find yourself.
“It took me a long time to figure out who I had been all along.”

Making me think about meditation and/or a prayer practice

And/or a yoga practice
“But yoga taught me this: When you pursue what you’re passionate about, you naturally find the space for gratitude. In my experience, if you make time for things you enjoy, the law of attraction comes into effect, and you naturally find yourself feeling more positive.”

And one more idea, any work out being a magical practice

I Loooooooooved Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist: here’s an excerpt

Some iphone photography tips I haven’t read yet, well, a couple of them anyway…

Create instead of searching for the elusive happiness
Good and bad become irrelevant when the focus isn’t “what can I enjoy” but “what can I create?”

Some of the potentially awkward moments are the most important

A post about a slower life and a short list of amazing questions I want to ask myself again and again

Digital detox?! This might be a great idea.

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Instagram Love – Wide Open

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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@aurelbaker / @dogsonadventures
@humphreyandgrace
@mrsjennyhayes / @zackkore

I am constantly blown away by the pictures I find on instagram. Envy can show up alongside wonder. I want to live in so many of these photos, I want a SUV that I take on my road trips with room for my dog (I don’t need three) in the back, I want to see these teepees and swim in that pool. How do I get there? How do I commit my energy and my money to getting there?

Instagram Love – Summer Love

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

instagram love summer love
@_rachaelcrowe / @hair_apartment / @kathrynwolle
@freyadowson / @haleytuckertravel
@samlandreth / @flymetoanywhere / @meiratz

Summer is here! Summer is here! But it has been for a while, absurdly enough some kids are going back to school now that it’s August (already). I’m feeling it slip by, I’m wondering how to hold on and enjoy. How to savor. I’ve been getting outside a little more than usual. I want to swim in a lake and in a pool, I want to go to the fair, and pick peaches, and drive for miles and miles.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

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My thoughts have been all over the place lately but the things I’ve been looking into and the rabbit holes I’ve been going down when on the internet seem to have a theme. Wouldn’t you know, that theme connects to the word of the year. I’m listening and I’m following and at first it all seems like a crazy jumble, tarot readings, tracking flow, eating for healing, sustainable produce bags, composting and the like and a brief stint of watching belly dancing videos and looking up line dance tutorials online but in a way it makes sense. For me, it all makes a lot of sense. I’m listening, I’m connecting and I’m figuring out core me, the me that’s been trying to have the most airtime my whole life but has been pushed down but this or that. I like her, sometimes I think I’m afraid of her and where we’ll end up if she leads, but she’s pretty fun, so maybe it won’t be so bad.

Here are the things I’ve been drawn to and loving lately:

Drugs You Don’t Need for Disorders You Don’t Have – This post if full of I KNEW IT moments for me. The fact that drugs are not actually doing what they claim to be doing, or they are not doing it well, the fact that good food would be a better healer for most people on anti acid meds, that we’re creating diseases that we don’t really have… all of it. I remember being pretty young and having a headache and my dad telling me to go take an advil, I didn’t want to, not just because I was horrible at swallowing pills at the time, but also because… pills. Fast forward to my late teens early 20’s, I hated the idea of pills, railed against anti-depressants and how so.many.kids. were being diagnosed as ADHD to now as I read books about how it’s always been food, and these drugs are just masks for deeper issues we should be addressing. Maybe it’s been a blessing in disguise, my bad luck with doctors and such.

Brain Maker – I read this before the article above and I think they pair together nicely. There was way more science in this book than I personally needed but I know my friend Rach would drool over that part. I skimmed this book to get what I needed out of it which were food suggestions and basic, overall this is why we need to pay attention to and feed our microbiome. It definitely shifted some of my germaphobe thoughts too.

Hardest Part of Being a Tarot Reader – I am just starting to get back into the mystical and magical. I’ve been secretly curious for years and years. I had a wiccan friend in high school and I told myself it was all ludicrous back then along with astrology, but sometimes the ludicrous is just what you need. And if I’m being totally honest, getting back into astrology lately, it’s sometimes eerie how spot on my charts have been. I’ve decided in all of this that my life could use a little more magic and if this is what connects me to faith then bring on the charts and tarot cards.

Why is Tarot Crazy Popular Right Now – More on the previous… what I love about this resurgence of tarot, crystals, astrology and the like is that so many of these people are using it in seemingly practical ways. It’s being redefined, or probably coming back to what it originally was before movies made it all sinister and dark. Tarot is facing the things you might not have wanted to face, crystals are a focus point for thoughts, astrology doesn’t predict, it can explain and guide. The best part, you can use all of it to connect to what God/Higher Power you believe in. I think it’s awesome, and the decks are full of incredible artwork.
Current deck: Aquarian Tarot
Deck I want: The Wild Unknown
Other awesome decks: The Starchild Tarot & The Moonchild Tarot

Feed Me Phoebe’s Moon Sister month challenge – I’ve been looking for ways to work with my hormones instead of covering them up. I have been so hesitant to put pills in my body for so long (see above) and so I’ve always felt weird about the pill. On the other hand I’ve been terrified of ending up pregnant. Morning sickness + puke phobia = no thanks, plus all the other things like 18+ years of a child to raise. I don’t even have a cat right now, because money and being a responsible pet owner, so… yeah no babies. I know the condom is effective when used right and I’m all for it, but I also wanted to be more aware, more in tune. Enter this post with so many good links and information to read up on and start trying.

Miscontraception – Oh my goodness, just watched this 10 minute film after writing this and HAD to add it. It’s funny and lighthearted even though it’s talking about tracking your damn cycle. Win. Win win win.
For more detailed info look at the Justisse Method

Woman Code – Started to read this months ago and then put it down because I wasn’t ready to handle it yet. I had too much going on. But now that I’m on a sabbatical of sorts I have time to really dig in to things that I’ve been too overwhelmed or distracted to get into before. So much good information in this book. I love, love, love it. I don’t know how I’m going to put it together with the Brain Maker suggestions but I’m working on it.

Also, I’ve moved from Bloglovin to Feedly. While I liked the way Bloglovin looked, I do not like how my feed is now added to with suggestions I don’t want. I keep my bloglist edited for a reason, I don’t want to see a bunch of fashion bloggers or listicles because it’s not relevant to me and it’s a time waster. So, Bloglovin, bad on you. I like my essentialist ways with blog reading and so I’ve moved over to Feedly.

So basically, all I can say is I’m getting pretty crunchy around here. Tracking flow instead of synthetic hormones, food as healing, no pills, not wanting to use plastic, considering composting once I live in a house, drinking apple cider vinegar with The Mother in the morning, getting in touch with intuition, gut feelings, and bits of magic. High school me would be amazed. I kind of love it. No, wait, I fully love it.

What are you obsessing over lately?

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*found this image on pinterest, reverse imaged searched it on google, if someone knows the creator I’ll link it in a heartbeat. 

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Friday, February 19, 2016

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A thing to remember, no state has to be permanent, and if we keep pushing something that was once hard can become less so and eventually easy. /// It’s Hard Right Now

Nature’s economy is a pay-it-forward economy. This means one sows, another reaps, ad infitum. For example, a bear takes a raspberry, and the raspeberry bush demands nothing in return. The Bear takes with zero sense of obligation, zero guilt. The bear then poops somewhere else, not only providing food for soil organisms, but also propagating raspberry seeds. You never see 2 wild creatures consciously bartering. There are no accountants worrying what the bush will get in return. /// The Man Who Quit Money

I’m coming to the tail end of many of these right now, life is cyclical, so I’m sure I’ll be back again but no matter what it’s a reminder that I’m doing just fine.  /// Uncomfortable Feelings That Actually Indicate You Are On the Right Path

Danielle Laporte does it again /// A New Take On Reviewing Your Year

YES PLEASE!!! /// $100 weekend

Totally different from the normal “find love” advice. Definitely a breath of fresh air. /// Unlove Me. I Found Love Because I Got Lucky

I think, “of course” when I read this, but then realize this has not been my dating M.O. Find someone who brings out your best self /// How Do You Choose a Life Partner

And finally, to bring this collection back full circle, a post that expands upon the first. But for adults.
I’ve been noticing what I tell myself more and more lately and I’ve been analyzing it. One of the things that has been popping up is when I tell myself I can’t do something, or that it’s just not in me. Through the work I’ve been doing and the mental shifts I’ve been making the “I can’t” has been losing it’s strength and it’s incredible to notice. I’ve started writing down my cans, I’ve started intentionally taking the weight from the I can’ts and it’s made showing up just a little easier. /// Every Positive Change Starts With These Two Words

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