I believe in simplicity. I believe in feelings and family, friendship and fidelity, forgiveness and fortitude. I believe in miracles, meditation, motherhood and make believe and that music is the only real magic this world has ever seen. I believe in concocting and consuming colorful cocktails and fussing over and feasting on fabulous food. I believe in living out loud. I believe in laughing until your face hurts and loving until your heart breaks. I believe in behaving boldly and when warranted, badly, taking bubble baths and being barefoot. I believe in poetry, puppies and playing in the park. I believe in seeking without ceasing that which sings to my soul and strengthens my spirit. I believe in dancing in the rain and digging in the dirt. I believe in honest expression and the golden rule. I believe in Nature and naps and that naïveté is sometimes necessary. I believe in goodness and gratitude, grit and grace. I believe in unity and the power of the universe. I believe in being authentically awesome. I believe in being better today than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow. I believe in challenges and change and growing pains. I believe in the inherent worth of every creature, being and life force on this planet. I believe in honoring the individual journeys and paths of people whether I understand them or not. I believe in letting people live their truth and trusting that it’s right for them. I believe in lifting up and letting go. I believe that death is just as sacred an experience as birth and that it is never, ever an end.

Mostly, I just believe that I’m never going to stop learning what it is I believe.

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As a Reiki practitioner, I adore and applaud this.
Thanks, Pamir!

As a Reiki practitioner, I adore and applaud this.

Thanks, Pamir!

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“When you start to crack open, don’t waste a moment gathering your old self up into something like you knew before. Let your new self splash like sunlight into every dark place & laugh & cry & make sounds you never made & thank all that is holy for the gift, because now you have no choice but to let all your love spill out into the world.”

—Brian Andreas, “The Gift of You”

“A constant passionate argument with herself over whether or not she is actually good. Serious doubts over whether or not she is strong enough to be. Complete oblivion to the fact that these thoughts don’t occur to bad people.”

—(via orlansky)

“It’s lovely that Robin Thicke thinks his marriage is worth saving, but this is not the way to go about it. This entire album, the track names, the hashtag; if this is in fact a sincere effort to “get her back” it’s basically a how-to on abuser dynamics. Rather than allowing Patton the time and space to decide whether or not to reconcile in private, with this album, Thicke has effectively enlisted the public to get on his side and pressure her into going back to him, and make her the villain if she refuses. “Oh, but he wrote a whole album about her! He’s really sorry!” All while he rakes in the cash, and she loses her resolve to stay away from a man who cheated on her, publicly embarrassed her and ruined a decades long relationship.”

“Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.”

—David Byrne

Watch Video | When I Walk : Feature Films | POV | PBS

We happened to catch this on PBS whilst lying about recovering from our Ireland adventure and I’ve been meaning to post about it since. We both agree that it’s one of the most honest and eye opening films we’ve seen in ages.

It’s a love story, not a sob story and it will change the way you think about how accessible and inclusive our world truly is. Insightful and inspiring throughout.

You can watch the film in its entirety online or catch it on POV courtesy of your local PBS station. (HOLLA, OETA!)

“People want to believe gender is something that’s essential, and people repeat these essentialist ideas all the time. “Oh, women do that” and “Oh, men do that” and the reality is that all women don’t anything. We as individuals do what we do, you know, and sometimes that’s informed by gender and sometimes it’s just who we are. And I think all that just makes people really, really uncomfortable because they don’t want to think about who they are.”

Why I’m just now hearing this for the first time is beyond me.

Why he’s not a household name with a platinum album…also beyond me.

I love covers anyway but this one is PARTICULARLY spectacular. Do yourself a favor and listen.

Late Lunch

Late Lunch

It’s settled. They missed me more. #catlady

It’s settled. They missed me more. #catlady


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