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.

Read the Printed Word!

My heart is full of gratitude for all the wisdom this sweet spirit shared…all the candles of hope and courage lit from her flame. Mine included. May we each now carry our lights into the darkest places of one another and shine love upon them.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou made me feel that all things are possible…that all prayers are answered. That hope is vital, that dreams are necessary. That wisdom is born of being world weary and that the sun shines even on a rainy day.

She made me feel that there is nothing I cannot achieve…that I can raise my child on my own and have her turn out exceptional. She’s made me feel that I am a brave, strong, complex and PHENOMENAL woman.

Rest easy, you extraordinary soul. Your light is a beacon to every heart and it will never be extinguished.

“I think I fall in love a little bit with anyone who shows me their soul. This world is so guarded and fearful. I appreciate rawness so much.”

—Emery Allen (via simplycasual)

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3,000 pages of light reading this morning. It’s nearly time to start the countdown!

3,000 pages of light reading this morning. It’s nearly time to start the countdown!

36,707 plays

James Vincent McMorrow

Wicked Games

The world was on fire 
and no one could save me but you
it’s strange what desire 
will make foolish people do 

Wicked Game || James Vincent McMorrow 

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“I have tried to figure out why even many women writers I admire, who are progressive and savvy and feminist and smart as hell, have giggled or demurred or otherwise exuded what my closest literary comrades and I refer to as the “Well, I never!” attitude of shock and titillation, when they read sexual work by other moms, or when they’re prodded to include more sex in their own work. I’m not really sure how our culture has arrived at the mutually exclusive relationship between Motherhood and Sexuality, especially since in most cases, women become mothers by having sex.”










Bra Fitting 101. This changed my life

Ladies of Tumblr, do yourself a huge favor and watch this video. Your lives will change for the better.

i wore a B cup forever and was in a stripclub one night and got scolded by the dancers who said honey no you are a D. 

went to lane bryant, got measured like the beginning of this video and was told I was DD almost DDD. 

so now I wonder what I *ACTUALLY* am. 

For all of y’all who freak out that I’m a 24E

This is a very good video guide! If anyone wants a written one of this method, they can check out mine as well.

I am apparently a 28FF

it is safe to say that I have been lied to for my entire life

When I used to wear bras, literally no one did what she says everyone does. How are people on this post so misinformed? I’ve been taught correctly my entire life so I don’t understand where this misinformation is coming from.

i think it largely depends on the kind of relationship one has with their breast-having parent(s). my mother never really taught me about how bras should fit, so i just went up a band size until the bra stopped causing me pain.

that’s how i ended up wearing a 36A for most of my life, when i really wear a 30DD / 32D

Passing on this helpful info to my bra-wearing followers.

One of the best things you can do for your back AND your “girls” is get a proper fitting.  I absolutely CANNOT say it enough! My daughter’s first professional fitting was this year and while she was hesitant and shy at first, she’s SO glad she did it because unlike the other girls in her grade, her fit is flawless.

Good share, Buddha!

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“Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach.”

—Clarissa Pinkola Estés

“Refuse to fall down
If you cannot refuse to fall down,
refuse to stay down.
If you cannot refuse to stay down,
lift your heart toward heaven,
and like a hungry beggar,
ask that it be filled.
You may be pushed down.
You may be kept from rising.
But no one can keep you from lifting your heart
toward heaven
only you.
It is in the middle of misery
that so much becomes clear.
The one who says nothing good
came of this,
is not yet listening.”

—Clarissa Pinkola Estés, The Faithful Gardener: A Wise Tale About That Which Can Never Die

I spy with my little eye…

I spy with my little eye…


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