Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Tomorrow in my ethics class we are discussing what we think the root of all evil is...
“The root of all evil or any evil is very simple, it's self-gratification. Mankind's endless pursuit of happiness to only please themselves.”
“Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.”
I also believe that the media is the root of all evil. They set up this image of perfection and impossible standards to live up to and make it seem like the norm. This only causes people to feel worse about themselves and desire more.
I don't know if there truly is a solution but an improvement could be performing charitable services for those in need. It is still a form of self-gratification but it is overshadowed by the good deed of helping others. Yes, there are terrible issues in the world of poverty, abortion, homicide, and terrorism but they all stem from the same reason/source-the desire for self-gratification.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Love these tats. I want one sometime in my life but I'm gonna wait until the phrase comes to me. It has to have meaning. I'm thinking of an inspirational/meaningful phrase on my wrist to remind to that this life is the only one I have. I don't want to make any permanent changes until I'm absolutely sure. XO.
P.S. How gorgeous does Gisele look? I could die right now.
(images from style.com)
2. EAT SLOWLY. My mom always says to enjoy the company, not just the food.
3. Drink a lot of water. Water cleanses. Tea is ahmazing too.
4. RELAX: breathe, drink tea, take baths, light candles, journal, do yoga, listen to music. Take a break from technology and get in touch with my inner self.
5. HAVE FUN: gain a stronger MIND BODY AND SOUL along the way
6. Dance parties. Have them often. Let loose.
7. WRITE thank you notes. It is such an easy, heartfelt way to show appreciation. It doesn’t take more than a moment.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
"If Barbie is so popular than why do you have to buy her friends?"
I used to LOVE Barbies. All until 1st grade.
When I entered 1st grade I decided that I was too old and mature for Barbies, little did I know that since I made that bold statement I wouldn't be receiving basically the best Christmas gift EVER.
An even less amazing version of my would-be Best Christmas Gift ever.
So I decided that since I couldn't have my Barbie Dream House,
I'm going to create a Barbie Dream House of my own.
My dream house probably won't be all pink and glittery but I want Barbie to be the inspiration for my life. Our lives really are our own personal Barbie Dream Houses. We have the power to decorate them whatever way we want and we have choices to do whatever we want. Everyone is the Barbie in their lives. We can achieve whatever we want with positivity, passion, and DREAMS. & a little pink too.
"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it."
-William Arthur Ward
“If you don’t have a dream, how are you going to make it come true?”
“It may be those who do most, dream most.”
-Stepehn B. Leacock
I'm a Barbie girl in the Barbie world
Life in plastic, it's fantastic
You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation
-Barbie Girl by Aqua
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Do what you do better than anyone else--dead, living, or unborn. Take the pride in the details, and make yourself invaluable to the process.
Explore, reach out, and form new relationships. Allow yourself to be transformed by others. Transformation is creation.
*know that you are a WORK OF ART:
You are an artist. Use the gift of life that God gave you to create, bring forth, and manifest your own personal masterpiece. Your life is your greatest work of art.
*keep it REAL:
Don't kill your dreams by overestimating the reality. To live extraordinarily, you must empower your creative mind and defy logic. Stop stifling your imagination.
*BUILD your team:
In your home, on your job, and in your personal and spiritual life, surround yourself with positive, empowering people who suppoer, motivate, and challenge you. Strengthen yourself by building your team.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
4 Reasons To Sleep More
Why You Need More Sleep Tonight
IT MAKES YOU...HEALTHY
Skimping on shut-eye has the potential to be deadly: "Chronic sleep debt raises your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity," says Dr. Emsellem. Your immune system is compromised too, "so you're more susceptible to catching every virus that comes along."
IT MAKES YOU...SMARTER
Though your body shuts down, your brain buzzes with activity as you sleep. That's when it sorts, processes, consolidates, and stores the masses of information you absorbed during the day. "Sleep is crucial for learning, cognition, memory, and performance," says Dr. Epstein. In fact, a Harvard study showed that adults who got a good night's sleep performed 44 percent better on a memory test 12 hours later, compared with those who stayed awake.
IT MAKES YOU...SLIM
Recent research reveals "a very close relationship between insufficient sleep and the inability to lose or stabilize weight," says Dr. Emsellem. A likely reason: Sleep debt interferes with the function of hormones that regulate how efficiently the body burns fat.
IT MAKES YOU...COORDINATED
Harvard scientists have found that after trying a new motor task -- playing a piano minuet, doing an aerobics routine -- a good night's rest solidifies what you've learned, making it easier and more automatic the next day. "Studies show that your brain replays the same sequences during the night," explains Dr. Emsellem. "The next day, you just know the moves -- it's no longer a conscious act."
Whether it's behind closed doors or in the arms of a confidant--cry. Relieve your mind, body, and soul of built-up pressure, pain, and stress. Heal yourself with your tears.
*LISTEN to understand:
That is my absolute favorite quote ever. I just wanna live my life happy with joy everyday-that is the one true thing that matters. We only have one life to live and that life is what we make it. We have the power to be the best we can become. I don't want to hold anything back.
FREE SPIRIT: a person who lives according to his or her own wishes and beliefs, unconstrained by society's conventions; nonconformist; a person with a highly individual or unique attitude, lifestyle, or imagination
"Free spirits are inclined to explore life and taste new experiences that hold true to the deepest parts of themselves vs. being influenced by what the masses around them are doing. They are often people who think freely and have the courage to hear their own voice and follow their own integrity."
“Don’t be satisfied accepting where you are when where you could be is beautiful.”
(image from ffffound)
in Dolce & Gabbana with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a Ferragamo clutch.
in Stella McCartney with Stephen Russell jewels and an Alexander McQueen clutch
in Louis Vuitton with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
in Roberto Cavalli.
in Roberto Cavalli with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a Christian Louboutin clutch,
in Christian Lacroix Haute Couture with Chanel Fine Jewelry jewels and a Raven Kauffman clutch.
in Alexander McQueen with Van Cleef & Arpels jewels, a Roger Vivier clutch, and Ferragamo shoes.
in Christian Siriano with a Christian Louboutin clutch and Loree Rodkin jewels.