“We let Willow cut her hair. When you have a little girl, it’s like how can you teach her that you’re in control of her body? If I teach her that I’m in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she’s going to replace me with some other man when she goes out in the world. She can’t cut my hair but that’s her hair. She has got to have command of her body. So when she goes out into the world, she’s going out with a command that it is hers. She is used to making those decisions herself. We try to keep giving them those decisions until they can hold the full weight of their lives.” (via Why Will And Jada Pinkett Smith Let Daughter Willow Cut Her Hair - The Frisky)
(Source: feelgoodbeyou, via shouldishowyoume-deactivated201)
Benjamin Franklin (via piscean7dreamer)
Begin by sitting on a cushion with your legs crossed or, if that’s uncomfortable, in a chair or even lying on your back, but always with your back straight and body relaxed. Your eyes may be closed, half-closed or open.
Be at ease. Be still. Be vigilant.
Take three slow, gentle, deep breaths, breathing in and out through the nostrils. Let your awareness permeate your entire body as you breathe, noting any sensations that arise. Now settle your respiration in its natural flow. Observe the entire course of each in- and out-breath, noting whether it is long or short, deep or shallow, slow or fast. Don’t impose any rhythm on your breathing. Let the body breathe as if you were fast asleep, but with your mind vigilant.
Thoughts are bound to arise involuntarily, and your attention may also be pulled away by noises and other stimuli from your environment. When you note that you have become distracted, instead of tightening up and forcing your attention back to the breath, simply let go of these thoughts and distractions. Don’t get upset. Just be happy that you’ve noticed the distraction, and gently return to the breath.
Continue the practice initially for 24 minutes a day. If necessary, beginners can use the mental training wheels of counting each inhale, up to 21. Each time the mind wanders, return to one again.
(Source: orientslayed, via stophatingyourbody)
Hello again, fellow ladies that have to wear two or more bras in order to work out.
Today, I got my Enell Sports Bra in the mail. I immediately tried it on. Oh no, this isn’t going to fit! That was my first worry, when it just didn’t feel right as I began hooking up the front-closure. But when I fully got it on, everything is in place and supported nicely. I’m strapped down so I don’t bounce, yet I’m supported nicely as well.
Now, this baby is NOT cheap ($66). Furthermore, the people at Enell decided charging an extra twelve dollars and change on shipping is a good idea. So I didn’t buy from there. I purchased from Amazon, got shipping for free, and even got two bucks off because Amazon gives discounts. :)
So it’s expensive, is it worth it? I haven’t worked out in it yet, but it really does seem to be a hell of a strong bra. I jumped a few times to test it out and it did better than the two bra trick, which can damage your bras. Also, there are reviews that say this bra lasts a long time. I honestly feel I can give it my all now with working out, so hell, it’ll definitely be worth it.
But you MUST MUST MUST measure yourself. Don’t go by your current bra size. Follow the guide at Enell’s site. This is not a flexible and expanding sports bra, so you don’t want too little. At the same time, too large, and you’re not doing yourself any favor because it won’t keep you secure.
This idea is of critical importance in maintaining serenity. You will never truly experience peace of mind until you have through practice, using directed mindfulness mediation. learned to rein in the wild horses of your conscious mind. We see quotes with this exact bit of wisdom from Lao Tzu, the Buddha, the Zen Masters, Ram Dass, Alan Watts, the Dalai Lama and many others.
All saying the same thing: Learn mindfulness, quiet the chatter in your mind by taking control of your inner dialog and you will experience true joy, you will see the world in a new and fresh light and you will never be the same again. When ever a bit of wisdom is found in several different times and places in a variety of spiritual traditions chances are it is universal in scope and a very valuable bit of knowledge. Samsaran.
(Source: dynamicspiral, via samsaranmusing)
You only have one body, and an important part of taking care of it is loving it. If you already love it, great! But a lot of girls (and guys) have body image problems as a result of misleading media standards. I’m just a teenage girl, and I’ve definitely had issues with my body image and self esteem. I just want you all to feel good about yourselves and never be ashamed of your body because it’s beautiful. /end
I know that might seem… sappy or preachy, but also know that I really just want to send a good message. That’s all. ^__^; <3