"Healing from trauma can also mean finding new strength and joy. The goal of healing is not a papering-over of changes in an effort to preserve or present things as normal. It is to acknowledge and wear your new life — warts, wisdom, and all — with courage."
From “A New Normal: Ten Things I’ve Learned About Trauma,” which you can read more about here (via twloha)
"Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now."
 Eckhart Tolle (via purplebuddhaproject)
"

Who told you
That the best part about you
Is your negative space?
Who told you
That your laugh lines
Are a burden?
Who told you
To say “I’m fine”
When someone asks you
How you’re really doing?
Who told you
That wet eyes
And tear filled cheeks
Are something to be
Ashamed of?

Pick yourself up.
Dust yourself off.
As long as I am breathing
I will not let you
Throw your soul
Into a waste compactor.
You are allowed to
Take up space and
Show emotion and
Finish your plate and
Forget your weight and
Smile your brightest and
Cry your hardest but
Do not give up.

"
THIS ISN’T YOUR HOME BUT YOU STILL BELONG HERE (2014) by Keaton Webb (via splitterherzen)
"Relax. You will become an adult. You will figure out your career. You will find someone who loves you. You have a whole lifetime; time takes time. The only way to fail at life is to abstain."

Johanna de Silentio  (via brokenallucinator)

 

(via africantea)

"Do it.
Get on the plane, get the train,
Walk 300 miles.
Get to her front door and tell her
“I know this is crazy
But I need you now.”
Our lives are too short to always be sensible,
Get the girl.
Distance makes no difference if your eyes light up when she laughs."

pandamiglio:

My dog destroys things then acts like he doesn’t even see it

un-monde-de-papier:

Field of poppies, Isles of Shoals, Appledore, Childe Hassam, 1890.
Source: www.wikiart.org

un-monde-de-papier:

Field of poppies, Isles of Shoals, Appledore, Childe Hassam, 1890.

Source: www.wikiart.org

teagangiffin:

life is short and weird and it’s important to tell people how you really feel about them

"It’s easy to feel uncared for when people aren’t able to communicate and connect with you in the way you need. And it’s so hard not to internalize that silence as a reflection on your worth. But the truth is that the way other people operate is not about you. Most people are so caught up in their own responsibilities, struggles, and anxiety that the thought of asking someone else how they’re doing doesn’t even cross their mind. They aren’t inherently bad or uncaring — they’re just busy and self-focused. And that’s okay. It’s not evidence of some fundamental failing on your part. It doesn’t make you unloveable or invisible. It just means that those people aren’t very good at looking beyond their own world. But the fact that you are — that despite the darkness you feel, you have the ability to share your love and light with others — is a strength. Your work isn’t to change who you are; it’s to find people who are able to give you the connection you need. Because despite what you feel, you are not too much. You are not too sensitive or too needy. You are thoughtful and empathetic. You are compassionate and kind. And with or without anyone’s acknowledgment or affection, you are enough. "
Daniell Koepke  (via lullabysounds)
fuckyeahtattoos:

My grandmother recently passed on, and boy… was she a funny lady. She was known far and wide for her candor and lack of filter. One of the running jokes in our family was when we had to talk to Grandma about the DNR order; whether she would like to be resuscitated when the time came or whether she would like to be let go. After thinking for a little while she said “I’d like you to try three times. If it doesn’t stick, then let me go.” Grandma probably didn’t anticipate for this to be worthy life advice. But it applies in all areas of our lives. You have to go on three dates before you make a decision about a relationship. You have to go to three classes before you drop the course. You have to strike out three times before you’re sent back to the bench. Her advice is etched onto my left arm.
In jewish tradition, it is said that your life cannot truly end when your soul leaves your body. If you have loved and have been loved, your life in woven into the lives of your loved ones. In that regard, my grandmother can never die. She is, forever, woven into me.

fuckyeahtattoos:

My grandmother recently passed on, and boy… was she a funny lady. She was known far and wide for her candor and lack of filter. One of the running jokes in our family was when we had to talk to Grandma about the DNR order; whether she would like to be resuscitated when the time came or whether she would like to be let go. After thinking for a little while she said “I’d like you to try three times. If it doesn’t stick, then let me go.” Grandma probably didn’t anticipate for this to be worthy life advice. But it applies in all areas of our lives. You have to go on three dates before you make a decision about a relationship. You have to go to three classes before you drop the course. You have to strike out three times before you’re sent back to the bench. Her advice is etched onto my left arm.

In jewish tradition, it is said that your life cannot truly end when your soul leaves your body. If you have loved and have been loved, your life in woven into the lives of your loved ones. In that regard, my grandmother can never die. She is, forever, woven into me.

"Let people feel the weight of who you are and let them deal with it."
John Eldridge (via x09)
"People belong in your life by natural vibration, not forced will or expectation."
"Is it just a bad night or am I getting bad again?"
I ask myself this all the time (via lonexwxlf)