"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate,
but that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of the Universe.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of Universe within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.
And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."

Marianne Williamson
{marianne williamson} {quotes} {poetry} {quotes to live by} {national poetry month} {our greatest fear}

My co-worker just sent me this link to an amazing time lapse video of San Francisco. While I’m not sure it’s perfect like the ending definition claims, I certainly believe it’s our very own sort of paradise. Enjoy friends!

{San Francisco} {time lapse} {Maniego Media} {Matt Maniego} {paradise}

john stewart killin it

(Source: sandandglass)


I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don’t want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes.

I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift.


Cold Tangerines, Shauna Niequist (via laceeejo)
{cold tangerines} {shauna niequist}


Want Tip: Getting Dressy with Sneakers

Anytime you wear a full suit, or combo a blazer with jeans or casual trousers, the look is completed by a pair of nicely polished dress shoes. But what about for times when your feet just want to be walking in something more comfortable and casual? Go for a pair of sneakers, of course! Cardinal sin? We think not. You just have to know how to mix these casual kicks with more tailored looks. Read this Want Tip and learn.

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yours is the light by which my spirit’s born:
yours is the darkness of my soul’s return
–you are my sun,my moon,and all my stars

— e.e. cummings


{ee cummings} {poetry} {national poetry month} {favorites}


♫ The rainstorm and the river are my brothers, the heron and the otter are my friends. And we are all connected to each other, in a circle, in a hoop that never ends. ♫

Happy Earth Day.

{earth day} {disney} {pocohontas}


"Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind." - Henry James

Illustration by Lisa Congdon

i am for all three

{henry james} {quotes} {quotes to live by}