Sunday, December 18, 2011

More inspiration and quotes, 'cause I need them.

"...strength and hope come not from circumstances or the acquisition of things but from the simple accumulation of active experience, from gritting the teeth and checking the items off the list, one by one, even though it’s painful, and you’re afraid." -  caroline knapp

"Whereas the truth is this: life is about adapting to trauma. Life is about finding work-arounds. Life is also about using that trauma, because the thing about broken edges is they cut. And knives are tools as much as weapons. And I think it would be nice if more literature did not reflect one Lie or the other, because I find, personally, that people are not disposable. And my best teapot is the one with the glued-together lid." Matociquala
"After the incredibly dark tunnel of grieving ... I felt a great pull toward showing some glimmers of light. That you do survive, that you do come out of grief. You're scarred, but you do connect with life and hope."
Alan Ball

"I'm just saying you only get one life. There's no god, no rules, no judgments, except for those you accept or create for yourself. And once it's over, it's over. Dreamless sleep forever and ever. So why not be happy while you're here. Really. Why not?" Nate Fisher (Six Feet Under)

Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded. - Goethe
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew. - Saint Francis De Sales

1. Eat miso soup for breakfast.
2. Take tiny moments out of every day to move slowly, really experience your own body, your own life.
3. Don’t settle for the status quo. You don’t have to be numb. You don’t have to tolerate anxiety or busyness or overwhelm. Make your own life.
4. Breastfeed.
5. Be bold. Life’s short.
6. Move your body as much as possible. Especially between the hours of 11 and 2 when there is much-needed Vitamin D to soak up.
7. You will do everything you can to be healthy and it might not be enough. Do it anyway.
8. Love and prioritize your family fiercely.
9. Collaborate and create whenever possible.
10. Teach without attachment.

Mary Catherine Bateson

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