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Starting September 1, join me for the #30Layers30Days Self-Discovery Challenge!  

Rediscover yourself. Be challenged. Grow. Change your perspective. Take time to notice the blessings all around you. Confront what scares you and makes you uncomfortable. Find beauty in your flaws. Practice being and expressing yourself. Make peace with how you look, how you talk, how you show up in the world. Explore the layers of your life.  Find out more and sign up thru the link in my profile. It’s FREE.  💖  #30Layers30Days #allthemanylayers

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Aug 18, 2014 / 1 note

Starting September 1, join me for the #30Layers30Days Self-Discovery Challenge!

Rediscover yourself. Be challenged. Grow. Change your perspective. Take time to notice the blessings all around you. Confront what scares you and makes you uncomfortable. Find beauty in your flaws. Practice being and expressing yourself. Make peace with how you look, how you talk, how you show up in the world. Explore the layers of your life. Find out more and sign up thru the link in my profile. It’s FREE. 💖 #30Layers30Days #allthemanylayers

📷: @cdot_chester

For me, this is what discouragement looks like. It’s not giving up, it’s not losing hope. It’s acknowledging your questions and facing your truth, no matter what it is. Even if it’s not convenient or what you expected, it’s real. And to get to the next part of yourself, you have to address it.  There’s no shame in going through ups and downs to create the life you want. Read more at allthemanylayers.com. ★
Aug 12, 2014

For me, this is what discouragement looks like. It’s not giving up, it’s not losing hope. It’s acknowledging your questions and facing your truth, no matter what it is. Even if it’s not convenient or what you expected, it’s real. And to get to the next part of yourself, you have to address it. There’s no shame in going through ups and downs to create the life you want. Read more at allthemanylayers.com. ★

Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.
Pema Chodron (via purplebuddhaproject)

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Aug 9, 2014 / 1,257 notes
"She was a woman still controlled by the traumas of her girlhood. It made more sense to put her three-year-old self in the dock. As Dr Byford explained, she was really the victim of a vicious, peculiarly female psychological disorder: she felt one thing and did another. She was a stranger to herself.

And were they still like that, she wondered - these new girls, this new generation? Did they still feel one thing and do another? Did they still only want to be wanted? Were they still objects of desire instead of - as Howard might put it - desiring subjects? No, she could see no serious change. Still starving themselves, still reading women’s magazines that explicitly hate women, still cutting themselves with little knives in places they think can’t be seen, still faking their orgasms with men they dislike, still lying to everybody about everything.”  - Zadie Smith
Aug 9, 2014 / 2 notes

"She was a woman still controlled by the traumas of her girlhood. It made more sense to put her three-year-old self in the dock. As Dr Byford explained, she was really the victim of a vicious, peculiarly female psychological disorder: she felt one thing and did another. She was a stranger to herself.

And were they still like that, she wondered - these new girls, this new generation? Did they still feel one thing and do another? Did they still only want to be wanted? Were they still objects of desire instead of - as Howard might put it - desiring subjects? No, she could see no serious change. Still starving themselves, still reading women’s magazines that explicitly hate women, still cutting themselves with little knives in places they think can’t be seen, still faking their orgasms with men they dislike, still lying to everybody about everything.” - Zadie Smith

Nobody said it would be easy. Keep going. 👣👣👣👣
Aug 8, 2014 / 3 notes

Nobody said it would be easy. Keep going. 👣👣👣👣

Jun 4, 2014 / 4,497 notes

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I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.
Maya Angelou (via lisarcharles)

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Jun 4, 2014 / 146 notes
Finding someone worth waking up to is better than finding someone to sleep with.
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Jun 4, 2014 / 376,803 notes
Be the sunshine in your life.
Light your own way.
Alex Elle (via alexandraelle)
Jun 4, 2014 / 667 notes
I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can.
Neil Gaiman (via w-ritings)

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May 25, 2014 / 83,996 notes
In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.
Rumi (via realizes)

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May 25, 2014 / 1,795 notes
I am not afraid to die, but to think I haven’t lived. That terrifies me.
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I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (via heyfranhey)

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Stretches that improve different aspects of your body.

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