Photographer, Philly native, West Philly dweller, figuring out my shit just like the rest of us.

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A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself, and only herself.

Maya Angelou  (via kaktus-roza)

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Embrace aging. It’s very simple. As you grow, you learn more. if you stayed at twenty-two, you’d always be as ignorant as you were at twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s also the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.

— Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie (via creatingaquietmind)

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The innocent mistake that keeps us caught in our own particular style of ignorance, unkindness, and shut-downness is that we are never encouraged to see clearly what is, with gentleness. Instead, there’s a kind of basic misunderstanding that we should try to be better than we already are, that we should try to improve ourselves, that we should try to get away from painful things, and that if we could just learn how to get away from the painful things, then we would be happy. That is the innocent, naive misunderstanding that we all share, which keeps us unhappy.

This is not an improvement plan; it is not a situation in which you try to be better than you are now. It is something much softer and more openhearted than any of that. It involves learning how, once you have fully acknowledged the feeling of anger and the knowledge of who you are and what you do, to let it go. So whether it’s anger or craving or jealousy or fear or depression—whatever it might be—the notion is not to try to get rid of it, but to make friends with it. That means getting to know it completely, with some kind of softness, and learning how, once you’ve experienced it fully, to let go.

— Pema Chodron (via lazyyogi)

lizlizlovely:

kleat:

izzebeth:

this is so so so important !!

important

that last statistic 

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If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. Think twice before reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay.
I have to remind myself sometimes that even when I feel like I don’t matter, I do. We get so blinded by other people’s light that we forget to enjoy our own. Your stars are just as bright, important and lovely. We are all flawed. We are all trying. We all have work to do. Remember your worth and acknowledge your hard work thus far.

— Glow worm, Alex Elle (via alexandraelle)

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2headedsnake:

Shigehiro Okada

2headedsnake:

Shigehiro Okada

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elisebrown:

The face,
The artist,
The lover.

The Jane Birkin Illustrations

Daphne van den Heuvel

You are the way you are because that’s the way you want to be. If you really wanted to be different, you would be in the process of changing right now.

NightTimeNerd ftw.
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