"So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide"

— Meredith Grey (via ruedamour)

(Source: whilde-daisi, via turbogirl)

Living with my dad is a real challenge. I hope I come out of this stronger in some way. Its so fucking toxic. I just want to be happy and he just drags down everyone around him. I love him and I feel his suffering but I cant handle him on a daily basis. It just drains me and makes my heart hurt. I cant take it. 

"Try not to compromise. So many people don’t do what they really want in their hearts because they feel like they’re not good enough, or they’re not smart enough, or they’re not talented enough… anything. And that doesn’t matter. In order for you to live a remarkable life — in order for you to live a life that is fulfilling — you need to be able to go after what you want. And if you don’t, you’re not going to achieve it — ever."

— On Humble Pied, Debbie Millman shares three pieces of wisdom to guide the way to a remarkable life. Dive deeper with her timelessly wonderful illustrated-essay-turned-commencement-address on courage and the creative life. (via explore-blog)

(via femmeviva)

"Radical Acceptance is the willingness to experience ourselves and our lives as it is."

— (via purplebuddhaproject)

(Source: imagewontfocus)

"You teach people how to treat you by what you allow, what you stop, and what you reinforce."

Tony Gaskins (via purplebuddhaproject)

I need to call people out when they treat me badly. Its not ok, I need to stand up for myself more.

(via purplebuddhaproject)

"…gossiping often carries an element of malicious criticism and judgment of others, and so it also strengthens the ego through the implied but imagined moral superiority that is there whenever you apply a negative judgment to anyone."

— Eckhart Tolle (via fruit-not-fists)

(via infinitexplorium)

"This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play."

— Alan Watts (via arrogantswami)

(via less-selfmorelove)

vintageanchorbooks:

"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities." — Aldous Huxley

vintageanchorbooks:

"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities."
Aldous Huxley

I won a trip to Japan. No big deal.

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Touring steam whistle brewery.

Touring steam whistle brewery.