Full Face Forward

#TFW the only way out of the gluttonous ravages of Thanksgiving is to serve #FFF (Full Face Forward) for the exact month until the next Holiday Onslaught 🦃🤤🤦🏻‍♂️🤢😋👉🏻🎅🏻🍗🍠🍭😳🤪🤷🏻‍♂️☺️

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Self Care > Success

Life is up and down. Life is messy. Life isn’t linear. We’re not living in our parent’s age anymore, so let’s release our parents’ scripts.

What this world needs more of is self compassion. Yes, we’re all fighting to be seen, heard, and loved. Yes, many of us feel tired. Yes, the energy today is highly volatile and unlike any energy our human form has experienced.

How can we relax into this here and now without steamrolling ourselves? Can we treat ourselves with the gentleness, love, playfulness, and respect we would for an innocent child?

Yes, the critical inner voice will always be there – that’s not going away. But you gotta stop believing that shit. Watch the negative messages come by like a passing cloud. Feel them for only as long as you need to, to become aware that the script was switched — it’s all mixed up — cause those nasty messages aren’t for you, you beautiful ball of humanness. Release the harshness toward yourself. Release the judgement. Because no one’s ever gonna judge you as harshly as you judge yourself.

Hang in there, people. If you feel like you’re fighting, pushing, striving, and forcing, take a breather. Take a fucking bubble bath. Know that you’re doing enough. Know that you are enough. You are enough.

Pretty Little Bow

For most of my life, I’ve felt like I needed to wrap a #PrettyLittleBow around all interactions. I wanted to please people, and make them feel comfortable and happy, even at the cost of my own happiness and comfort. Now, at 30, that desire is slipping away as I gain confidence and more experience in this body. Human relationships are messy and that’s OK. Not everyone gets along, as there are infinite vibrations of energy all around us harmonizing and clashing at any given moment, but as long as we can respect each other and the lens each of us views the world from, maybe we can live in relative harmony. I hope you can get a few laughs from this video, along with the underlying message, which is whatever you think it is, or not what you think it is at all. 

Millennial Tech-Slave-Whore

Here I am
Your millennial tech-slave-whore to the American Dollar and Dream
Destroy my soul
Put an Apple sticker on my intake forms at the loony bin
Soft glow illuminating my face
False-self smiling outside
Deep down?
Numb, numb, numb
Worst nightmare: a power outage
Trademark my ass
Give me a number, then send me back to the zombie world
Faces in phones, no real connection
Walking into traffic
Blind
Hypnotized by Kim Kardashian’s latest ass shot on Instagram 
A soulless, dying breed
Ding, ding, ding

 

Photo credit: Paul Aresu

5 Warning Signs your Depression May Actually be Burn-Out

…and how Bad Habits may be Making it Worse

You’ve done everything right: worked hard for long hours, accumulated cultural artifacts of success, and made your family proud. Still, however, you feel this nagging exhaustion, irritability, deep depression and hopelessness for a more balanced tomorrow. When you’re feeling burnt out, your inner saboteur can have a hayday and make life even harder, so read below to see if any of these negative habits are messing with your qi:

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