Saturday, November 27, 2010

New Blog!

I just decided to tryout tumblr for a litttle. So far, it seems to be a bit suitable for me. We will see how it goes! Some of my first posts will be the same because on my new tumblr I want to include my favorite things, which I already have shown here. Thanks so much! Check it out and please tell me what you think.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Lourdes, France


This past summer, I had the rare opportunity to travel to Lourdes, France and Switzerland with some of my best friends. I was enriched by the culture, language, and beauty of these lands. I can't wait to explore more for the rest of my life!


"To accomplish great things,
we must not only act,
but also dream;
not only plan,
but also believe."
-Anatole France

My comfort blankets...

"The greatest evil today is indifference. To know and not to act is a way of consenting to these injustices. The planet has become a very small place. What happens in other countries affects us."
-Elie Weisel

Monday, November 1, 2010


Sunday, October 31, 2010


Big Daddy

Chiddy Chiddy Bang Bang

"I tell my young assistants that the more they dress for sex, the less sex they will have."
-Muccia Prada

Little Monsters

"'The reason why we are delayed here tonight is because Lady Gaga and her team are in the back praying before they perfomer. Because she understands that what they are doing is more than just art...This is somebody who is saying to the world, 'Be the best that you are.' And so what she represents is the best in all of us, the identity of the American woman and our ability to be able to look inside of ourselves and not say, 'I want to be life you, I want to be like you, I want to be like you,' but 'I want to be more of myself.'"
-Oprah, Vogue, July 2010

I can see it now

"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy with all your life."
-Golda Meir

Hula Hoop

Come on Home

To my last homecoming I wore...
Carnival Dress by French Connection
Black Suede Caryssa Heels by Steve Madden


"I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween."
-unknown author

Monday, October 4, 2010


Buy the The Tokyo Dreamer Strap at the Photojojo Store!


Sunday, September 26, 2010

AP at the 2010 MTV VMA's



Everyone has their own kind of beautiful.

You Make My Dreams Come True

100 Benefits of Meditation

Physiological benefits:
1- It lowers oxygen consumption.
2- It decreases respiratory rate.
3- It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
4- Increases exercise tolerance.
5- Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation.
6- Good for people with high blood pressure.
7- Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
8- Decreases muscle tension
9- Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.
10- Reduces Pre-menstrual Syndrome symptoms.
11- Helps in post-operative healing.
12- Enhances the immune system.
13- Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress
14- Enhances energy, strength and vigour.
15- Helps with weight loss
16- Reduction of free radicals, less tissue damage
17- Higher skin resistance
18- Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease.
19- Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing.
20- Decreases the aging process.
21- Higher levels of DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
22- prevented, slowed or controlled pain of chronic diseases
23- Makes you sweat less
24- Cure headaches & migraines
25- Greater Orderliness of Brain Functioning
26- Reduced Need for Medical Care
27- Less energy wasted
28- More inclined to sports, activities
29- Significant relief from asthma
30- improved performance in athletic events
31- Normalizes to your ideal weight
32- harmonizes our endocrine system
33- relaxes our nervous system
34- produce lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity
35- Cure infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation).

Psychological benefits:
36- Builds self-confidence.
37- Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behaviour.
38- Resolve phobias & fears
39- Helps control own thoughts
40- Helps with focus & concentration
41- Increase creativity
42- Increased brain wave coherence.
43- Improved learning ability and memory.
44- Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.
45- Increased emotional stability.
46- improved relationships
47- Mind ages at slower rate
48- Easier to remove bad habits
49- Develops intuition
50- Increased Productivity
51- Improved relations at home & at work
52- Able to see the larger picture in a given situation
53- Helps ignore petty issues
54- Increased ability to solve complex problems
55- Purifies your character
56- Develop will power
57- greater communication between the two brain hemispheres
58- react more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event.
59- increases one’s perceptual ability and motor performance
60- higher intelligence growth rate
61- Increased job satisfaction
62- increase in the capacity for intimate contact with loved ones
63- decrease in potential mental illness
64- Better, more sociable behaviour
65- Less aggressiveness
66- Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction
67- Reduces need and dependency on drugs, pills & pharmaceuticals
68- Need less sleep to recover from sleep deprivation
69- Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia
70- Increases sense of responsibility
71- Reduces road rage
72- Decrease in restless thinking
73- Decreased tendency to worry
74- Increases listening skills and empathy
75- Helps make more accurate judgements
76- Greater tolerance
77- Gives composure to act in considered & constructive ways
78- Grows a stable, more balanced personality
79- Develops emotional maturity

Spiritual benefits:
80- Helps keep things in perspective
81- Provides peace of mind, happiness
82- Helps you discover your purpose
83- Increased self-actualization.
84- Increased compassion
85- Growing wisdom
86- Deeper understanding of yourself and others
87- Brings body, mind, spirit in harmony
88- Deeper Level of spiritual relaxation
89- Increased acceptance of oneself
90- helps learn forgiveness
91- Changes attitude toward life
92- Creates a deeper relationship with your God
93- Attain enlightenment
94- greater inner-directedness
95- Helps living in the present moment
96- Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love
97- Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego
98- Experience an inner sense of “Assurance or Knowingness”
99- Experience a sense of “Oneness”
100- Increases the synchronicity in your life
And best of all, it's FREE. So, why not?

(100 Benefits)

P.S. Here's a site I found that contains tips on HOW to meditate. Click HERE.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Marie Sofie