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Monday, May 9th, 2011

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Monday, May 9th, 2011

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Happy Monday Everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to take this week by storm!! Enjoy these awesome links to start your week off right!!

Turn your trash into treasure. Amazing junk mail art…you’ve got to see this!! It’s pretty amazing!!

[source: Schimmel Art]

“My work reflects our society’s obsession with beauty through advertising – and the endless images that bombard us daily,” Gold says. “It is a purposeful intermix of images derived from advertising and thousands of incongruent pieces – images and text – from advertising that arrives through my mailbox. Assembled like a mosaic; the paper tiles create an entirely new image – an eclectic and tactile portrait reworked in my imagination, utilizing materials that would otherwise go to waste.”


Zero Waste Family I absolutely love this concept!! I always bring my own grocery store bags but I need to start bring my own bags for produce ( I buy a LOT of produce = a lot of little bags that go to waste!). I haven’t done this in a long time but I’m ready to get back to being a more conscious consumer!!


Loved this article The Secret to High Self Esteem. I’m sure we can all relate to this at some point in our lives, “I was so insecure that in order for me to feel the answers were right and that my point of view was legitimate, I needed people to agree with me and my way of thinking.”


Have you been watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution? I think it is very commendable and brave what he is doing. Although he’s faced an unbelieaveble amount of opposition from the Los Angeles School District, finally there are signs of progress. It is absolutely shocking to me that so little care and effort is directed towars establishing good foundational nutrition for our kids. When you work in the field of nutrition and you see kids suffering from diet related ailments like ADD/ADHD, Type II Diabetes, chronic colds & flu, and IBS it breaks your heart that there is nothing being done to stop it. You (and your children) are what you eat, please, please, please don’t ever forget that!!


An amazing birth story that made me cry tears of sadness and joy such an amazing blog with BEAUTIFUL photographs. Her story and blog hit me in such a profound way. I have found myself thinking about the Hayden family frequently – feeling utterly inspired by their courage and strength and sending them so much love and light. A continuing story of strength, compassion, and finding joy in the small things. Seriously people, a MUST read.


On friendship: Breaking up with girls“And so I’m trying something I’ve never tried before. Her life, her decisions, her direction– they’re different than mine. But she is still the person I know. So I’m willing to listen instead of running away. I want to hear what she has to say.”


“Having no job is apparently not as bad as having a really sh*tty one”


Great article on Love & Trust – The Key to a Woman’s Heart – a MUST read for all the fellas!

“Given that many woman have been hurt in the past, many of them have closed down to protect themselves. This doesn’t mean they don’t want love. Au contraire. All women truly want is to be loved, to be seen, to be felt and to be INTIMATE. But none of those things are possible without first establishing trust.”


What’s your intention? Finding the perfect mate by being what you want!

“Have you ever noticed when you’re in the presence of certain people that you feel better about yourself? Their compassionate energy has the noticeably pleasant impact of simply making you feel really good about yourself. You’ll impact others with this energy of compassion as you develop your connection to intention. People will sense that you care about them, understand them, and are interested in them as unique individuals.”


Your Dad – The Original Hipster. Have you guys seen this?! It’s so funny!!


3 Simple Steps to Chilling Out

“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” -George F. Burns


Don’t give up on yourself, Mistakes Can Teach Us

“Beechy describes the first 35 years of his life as a “tortured, isolated existence in which all the low points got lower.” He lived homeless and slept at night in graveyards. He hurt anyone who got close to him. Beechy once fell into a farm trough full of pig’s swill after a sudden drink-induced seizure. “I literally woke up in pig shit. So if you ever think your life stinks, think again,” he says. Beechy used drugs heavily to kill his pain and the shame he felt about his life. He also nearly killed himself. “I had a priest read me the last rites at least twice,” he recalls.

“Every day I made the mistake of giving up on myself, and so my life got worse and worse,” says Beechy. Fortunately for him, he met people like Josephine, his future wife, who told him it could be different.”

“The reason most people won’t examine their past mistakes is that they are afraid to face their shame. But we explain that the reason to do it is to let go of shame. Unhealed shame causes people to live on the run. When people run away from their mistakes, they generally run into the same mistakes again until the lesson is healed. Paradoxically, running away is a form of holding on. What you run from you run into.”


Very cool – Amazing Origami Art


Finding the meaning of life in the ocean – I can definitely relate to this! Having grown up as a total a water baby and spending 13 years as a competitive springboard diver, the water has the ability to wholy and completely transform and transport me to another place.

“When we go into the ocean, we’re calmed. We’re stripped of everything else, to the point where there’s nothing to think about but the moment right in front of us.”


Experience Human Flight – I loved this vid, gave me goosebumps all over!




Optimist: The Festival of Colors

“For those of us who haven’t been fortunate enough to experience the Festival of Colors, or Holi, videographer Brian Thompson has created a video that makes it feel as if we’re right there! This colorful and fun tradition takes place all over the globe, colleges included. Thompson went to the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah to capture these amazing moments and replays them here with music by Zoe Keating. It’ll leave you smiling and wanting to partake in next year’s festivities.”


via [This is Colossal]

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