1. Wisdom from Saint Thomas, “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” (Thanks to Gemma Stone for sharing).
3. Good stuff from Buzzfeed: This Artist Turns Her 2-Year-Old’s Doodles Into Gorgeous Paintings, and 21 Women Remember Their First Periods…For Better Or For Worse, and If Andy Dwyer Quotes Were Motivational Posters, and If Nick Miller Quotes Were Motivational Posters.
5. 24 Signs That Life is Amazingly Awesome (Even When It Doesn’t Feel That Way). (Thanks for sharing, Sandi).
6. Anne Lamott on Facebook, “Life or life: This strange situation we find ourselves in, with no clear answers or meaning — well, you know, I mean besides love, or Love; taking care of the poor; and being amazed by beauty.”
7. The 7 Lies That Keep Us From Success from Jonathan Fields.
8. One of my favorite quotes, from Thich Nhat Hanh: “You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.”
9. 23 ways to relax when you’re stressed from Positively Present.
10. Wisdom from Hafiz:
Ever since happiness heard your name,
it has been running through the streets
trying to find you.
11. More wisdom from Thich Nhat Hanh:
Our practice is to find our true home. When we breathe, we breathe in such a way that we can find our true home. When we make a step, we make a step in such a way that we touch our true home with our feet.
12. Good stuff on Bored Panda: 17 Of The Most Unusual Beaches Around The World, and Mesmerizing Paper Art Made From Strips Of Colored Paper by Yulia Brodskaya, and These People Turned Log Piling Into An Art Form.
15. The Creamy Kung Foo of Writing True Stories from Laurie Wagner.
16. Why I Think This World Should End from Prince Ea.
16. New Backlit Paper Sculptures by Hari & Deepti on Colossal.
17. Then and now photos: Colorado flood recovery one year later from Colorado Public Radio.
18. You Cannot Hate Yourself Into Change from Jo Anna Rothman.
19. Wisdom from the poet Stonehouse:
I meditate alone in the quiet and dark
where nothing comes to mind
I sweep the steps when the west wind is done
I make a path for the moonlight
20. 5 Questions to Instantly Transform Your Family Relationships from MindValley Academy.
21. Accepting Ourselves…and our true delights from Julia Cameron.
23. The Horrible Awkwardness and Angst of Being a Beginner: In Aikido or at Anything on Huffington Post.
24. Learning How to Draw a Mandala from Jamie Ridler.
26. Navigate Your Life: Justine Musk from Jennifer Louden.
27. Wisdom from Pema Chödrön,
In the morning when you wake up, reflect on the day ahead and aspire to use it to keep a wide-open heart and mind. At the end of the day, before going to sleep, think over what you’ve done. If you fulfilled your aspiration, even once, rejoice in that. If you went against your aspiration, rejoice that you are able to see what you did and are no longer living in ignorance. This way you will be inspired to go forward with increasing clarity, confidence, and compassion.
28. Wisdom from Natalie Goldberg:
[A practice] is something you choose to do on a regular basis with no vision of an outcome; the aim is not improvement, not getting somewhere. You do it because you do it…you have an opportunity to meet your own mind, to examine what it does, its plays and shenanigans.
29. Wisdom from Isabel Foxen Duke:
…binge-eating is ALWAYS the result of restriction, and/or judgement of our food choices, and is there anything that triggers you into these feelings and behaviors more than wishing your body was different than it is?
30. Words for the Day :: No. 40 from Lisa Congdon.
31. Mortality as Muse.
32. If I Knew The Way, I Would Take You Home from Rebelle Society.
33. Louis C.K. Exposes My Stupid Brain on McSweeney’s.
34. Shake it off, the song that won’t get out of my head, has inspired some pretty cute tributes.
35. Elizabeth Gilbert Shares Her “Really Weird” Advice About Following Your Passion on Huffington Post.
36. Hey White People: A Kinda Awkward Note to America by #Ferguson Kids.
36. The #1 Secret on How To Engage With a Narcissist on Huffington Post.
37. From Brave Girls Club:
Dear Insightful Girl,
You already know the answers to the questions that are eating away at you. You just have to trust yourself enough to really listen and be brave with your decisions.
You know oh-so-much-more than you give yourself credit for. You have a good heart and powerful intuition and you really do know the right way to go, that doesn’t mean it’s always the easiest way to go…but the easiest path never was the most fruitful path, and you are one of the courageous souls who seeks the best fruit.
Trust your gut. It has never led you astray. You can do it — you are a Brave Girl. And you are so loved.
38. Women’s greatest threat isn’t misogyny, it’s counting calories on the Washington Post.