I’m wondering if I should turn this blog into a “things I love/enjoy” sort of blog. Mainly. I’m sure there’d still be rantings, but I realize that I post a lot of music on facebook and the truth is that I love music. Who doesn’t? I’d love to talk about songs/albums/artist that I’m enjoying. I just wonder if that would hold enough weight for enough...
When you believe yourself to be ugly or worthless, it’s hard to project anything...– Thom Yorke (via fearwithout)
It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do...– Island, Aldous Huxley (via commovente)
elizabeth-antoinette: Clever words are clever but the truth is always better.
I want to be the hero of my life.
The truth is that I don’t believe in anything, and that is both scary and liberating.
My last entry was in September, and it’s almost November so I’d like to post a brief update on the state of things in my life. Things are good and bad at the same time. Good meaning that I’m incredibly fortunate to have the life and opportunities that I do, and bad because I’m squandering … my life. Or so it feels. I’m having a bad day today. This too shall...
What do I truly want?
So often I get stuck on the needs and shoulds. I need to do this. I should be doing that. And often when I think about what I want it’s something “sinful” or “bad.” But when I scratch the surface and think about what I really want … it’s all good. No matter what, my body wants to thrive. It wants to be clean and pure. It wants healthy food. It wants...
What you seek is seeking you.– Rumi
Going RAW for a week
I’ll be using cronometer.com to log the food I eat to make sure I’m getting adequate nutrition. I’m not sure how much exercise I’ll do, but I’ll definitely practice some yoga. I’m not sure how much energy I’ll have to do more strenuous exercises. Honestly, I have no clue what to expect. Will I lose weight? Will I gain weight? Will I have tons of energy?...
Food Diary: Eat more bananas! →
angitaylor811: 1. Bananas help overcome depression due high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin, the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter 2. Eat two bananas before a strenuous workout to pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar 3. Protect against muscle cramps during workouts…
I want to thrive. I want to be truly healthy. I’m seriously considering a mostly raw foods lifestyle. My ENTIRE life I’ve been mediocre (at best) and I’m aching to improve my quality of life. Not to brag or to impress others, but to truly be alive. I only believe in this one life and I’m so very fortunate to have the freedoms that I do. I don’t want to waste my life...
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Healthy Life Update ...
I joined a weight loss challenge about a month ago (beginning of the year), and I’ve all but abandoned it. It’s still on my mind, but I haven’t gone as HARD as I had hoped. There are a few things that I’m implementing in my life though. I’m not 100% there yet … but I’m hoping I’ll take some steps toward my goal. Walk at least 30 minutes a day (Of...
Operation Finish What I've Started ...
I am the KING of not finishing things. I have a ton of books that I’ve read 25% of, but later abandoned (ex: Girl With A Dragon Tattoo, Before I Go To Sleep, Mockingjay, etc …). I’m not sure if it’s due to a lack of perseverance or a deep disdain for “forcing” myself to finish something that I’m just not 100% interested in.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.– Leonardo da Vinci
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must...– George Bernard Shaw
Somewhat excited because I’ve joined a few challenges thus far in 2012 … I’m on Team Red in a weight loss challenge (my CW is 147 and my GW is 135). I have 12 weeks to lose 12 pounds. Totally doable. On GoodReads, I placed my book challenge for 2012 for 25 books. Again, totally doable. Practice makes … perfect. I’m challenging myself to get my money right this...
Nurse Reveals Top 5 Regrets of the Dying →
kellyoxford: From Arise India Forum: “For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives People grow a lot when they are faced with their own…
I don’t remember the last time that I made a proper friend. In my everyday life, I don’t have a lot of opportunities to do so. I work in a nursing home and most nurses in my age group work in hospitals. Don’t get me wrong. I get along with most of the people that I work with and I dare say that I’m quite friendly with a few. I enjoy their company, but they’re not my...
I love music. Listening to a great song is one of the greatest highs I’ve ever felt. The song literally courses through my veins and envelopes me. For the longest time I was always looking for the latest, most interesting, dopest music to listen to. I loved my staples, but I was always looking for new music to help maintain my high. Lately, I’ve been taking it easier and realizing that...
Some things I love about the end of the year ...
My old friends are back in town for the holidays. Preparing for my annual fortune telling. End of the year lists (books, music, etc). Looking forward to a “fresh” start. Making new years resolutions. Reflecting on the past year. End of the year mixtapes! Cool, crisp air. Holiday pay. Gift buying. Gift giving. ETC.
This I believe
I believe that reality is above all. I believe in the harsh truth rather than the comforting lie. I believe that there are no shortcuts. I believe that luck favors the prepared. I believe that the quickest way from point A to point B is a straight line. I believe that freedom is “necessary and by any means.” “All know the way but few actually walk it.” - Bodhidharma
I’ve started to become more and more interested in minimalism and it’s great. I’ve always been interested in keeping things simple and LESS. I have moments of lusting after products and brands and status and the high life, but mostly I love simplicity, peace and quiet and I can’t stand having too much stuff. I always say that I want to know everything that I have and be...