“If you haven’t eaten yet today, go eat.
Flowers never second guess whether they deserve to be nourished.Neither must you.You are a whole garden, full of faeries smaller than poppy seeds.You are a bumblebee who deserves fresh air. You are the center of the universe,
And I need you alive and unfractured so that I can keep loving every breath you take.Go get yourself a glass of water.Flowers like you need it to grow,To reach their arms up to the sun and say,”Teach me.Teach me how to accept the things inside me that burn,Teach me how to let them exist and not extinguish them.Teach me to stay in the same place, while everyone around me moves,And teach me to not grow restless. Teach me how to be.” And listen to the sun tell you that burning hurts, But hiding in the dark hurts more.
And sometimes the sun’s legs grow stiff from standing still,
But still, she stays because she knows
That she does not have to go anywhere
To be loved.
And sometimes existing Is the bravest thing one can do
And you don’t need to learn how to be anything
Because you already are.You already are.”—i am, i am, i am: Letter to Absolutely Anyone (via pastured)
“I need to keep a trash pan near my bed so that when lies come, I can sweep them up and take them to the toilet. No sense in letting them stay around to hurt my feelings. Bodies tell untruths with shrugs, smiles, and tongue.”—Nikki Giovanni, Trash Pans. (via curvesincolor)
Modified Push Ups 3 x 10 Curtsy Lunge 3 x 10 (15 each side) Overhead Press 3 x 10 Modified Tricep Dips 3 x 10 Bowler Squat 3 x 10 Plank 3 x 15 sec Dumbbell Row 3 x 10 T-Bend 3 x 10 (15 each side) Lateral Raise 3 x 10
1. Treat everyone equally – as if each person is important to you. If you are part of a group of friends, no individual should feel less liked, valued or wanted than anyone else. Show respect for each person’s opinions and ideas. Don’t think of anyone as “unpopular”.
“My mistrust [of men] is not, as one might expect, primarily a result of the violent acts done on my body, nor the vicious humiliations done to my dignity. It is, instead, born of the multitude of mundane betrayals that mark my every relationship with a man—the casual rape joke, the use of a female slur, the careless demonization of the feminine in everyday conversation, the accusations of overreaction, the eye rolling and exasperated sighs in response to polite requests to please not use misogynist epithets in my presence.”—