1. 16:06 30th Sep 2014

    Notes: 1208

    Reblogged from adulting

    Tags: advicelife lessons

    adulting:

    Is your friend …

    • Unemployed and searching for a job?
    • Wanting to find the right someone but hasn’t?
    • Trying to get pregnant and having a hard time with it?
    • Waiting to hear back from that dream grad school program?

    When the thing they have desperately been waiting for happens, they will tell you. Peppering them with questions and/or unsolicited advice on how they can better achieve this life goal is probably not what they’re looking for.

     
  2. 17:18 29th Sep 2014

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    Reblogged from toobusytoread

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  3. 17:50 23rd Sep 2014

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    Reblogged from tattoolit

    Tags: winnie the pooha.a. milne

    How to do nothing

    1. Christopher Robin: I like that too, but what I like *doing* best is nothing.
    2. Pooh: How do you do nothing? (asked Pooh, after he had wondered for a long time.)
    3. Christopher Robin: Well, it's when people call out at you just as you're going off to do it, "What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?" and you say, "Oh nothing," and then you go and do it.
    4. Pooh: Oh, I see.
    5. Christopher Robin: This is the sort of thing that we're doing right now.
    6. Pooh: Oh, I see (said Pooh again).
     
  4. 17:46

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    Reblogged from lauriehalseanderson

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    thehpalliance:

staff:

Happy National Voter Registration Day, Tumblr.
The number one way of celebrating it? Registering to vote.
Every year, millions of eligible Americans neglect to register, which means that millions of important voices are utterly silent on Election Day. Don’t be one of them. There’s basically a 100% chance that something you care about is on the ballot, something you don’t want to be quiet about.
So be one of the loud ones. Register already. It’s an easy form that you already know all the answers to. No excuses.

    thehpalliance:

    staff:

    Happy National Voter Registration Day, Tumblr.

    The number one way of celebrating it? Registering to vote.

    Every year, millions of eligible Americans neglect to register, which means that millions of important voices are utterly silent on Election Day. Don’t be one of them. There’s basically a 100% chance that something you care about is on the ballot, something you don’t want to be quiet about.

    So be one of the loud ones. Register already. It’s an easy form that you already know all the answers to. No excuses.

     
  5. 15:01 22nd Sep 2014

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    Went to a nursery this weekend and got some potted plants to cozy up my office. This one’s a Peace Lily, and it smells lovely.

    Went to a nursery this weekend and got some potted plants to cozy up my office. This one’s a Peace Lily, and it smells lovely.

     
  6. There is no why. You don’t have a right to the cards you believe you should have been dealt. You have an obligation to play the hell out of the ones you’re holding.
    — Cheryl Strayed, “Tiny Beautiful Things” (via bri4nn3)
     
  7. I’ve heard it said that every day you need half an hour of quiet time for yourself, or your Self, unless you’re incredibly busy and stressed, in which case you need an hour. I promise you, it is there. Fight tooth and nail to find time, to make it. It is our true wealth, this moment, this hour, this day.
     
  8. When you don’t have growing up figured out, it’s easy to believe that everybody else does.

    In an effort to color in my own future, I went back to school to do a master’s in writing. As I talked to the other students on the course, I started to see that very few people actually have confidence in what they’re doing. Despite this, some had written books or been published in magazines, largely because they had the guts to try. They weren’t luckier than I was or inherently better at life, and it gave me more faith in my own abilities. When I finally started taking risks with my own creative endeavors, I found that I was less envious of others (not totally jealousy-free, but mostly). I’m in a place now where I see other people’s success as inspiring, not a reminder of my own failings.

     
  9. People get really irritated by mental illness. “Just fucking get it together! Suck it up, man!” I had a breakdown, and a spiritual friend came to visit me in the psych ward. And they said, “You need to get out of here. Because this is the story you’re telling yourself. You know, Patch Adams has this great work-group camp where you can learn how to really celebrate life.”

    It’s something people are so powerless over, and so often they want to make it your fault. It’s nobody’s fault. I started thinking of suicide when I was 10 years old—I can’t believe that that’s somebody’s fault. Like, “Oh, you’re just an attention getter.” Mental illness isn’t seen as an illness, it’s seen as a choice.

    Yeah. I have a joke about how people don’t talk about mental illness the way they do other regular illnesses. “Well, apparently Jeff has cancer. Uh, I have cancer. We all have cancer. You go to chemotherapy you get it taken care of, am I right? You get back to work.” Or: “I was dating this chick, and three months in, she tells me that she wears glasses, and she’s been wearing contact lenses all this time. She needs help seeing. I was like, listen, I’m not into all that Western medicine shit. If you want to see, then work at it. Figure out how not to be so myopic. You know?”

    — 

    Maria Bamford (via thekateblack)

    As someone who works in the mental health field and specifically with kids, this is incredibly important. People (and sometimes parents) just don’t understand that it’s not a choice.

    (via redcatinsanfrancisco)

     
  10. 11:45

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    Reblogged from smartgirlsattheparty

    Tags: Mindy Kaling

    So many people will not be able to see your potential … (x)

    (Source: britcroft)