During her recent interview with David Letterman, Oprah Winfrey told the “Late Show” host, “Anybody who has been verbally abused or physically abused will spend a great deal of their life rebuilding their esteem.”
He responded: “You’re an extraordinary person who lived through hell. You were not consumed, you prevailed.”
Breakthrough Bollywood actor Irrfan urged people, specifically fathers and men, to stop marrying off their daughters below 18 years of age.
"Don’t get your daughter married off early. She could be faced with violence and she could be raped, she could be sexually violated," says Irrfan in a 40 second public service announcement.
Read more at The Indian Express.
UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
I just watched The Lorax with my niece and nephew…and cried my eyes out!
I love the environment.
'Obama did not make a mistake in asking for the vote, however it turns out—unless he defies it and bombs anyway. A man willing to go to war in the name of international “norms” has to be brave enough to go to Congress to uphold our Constitutional ones. And, in this case, he might lose more by winning, and win something, for himself and the country—and Syria, too—by losing.'
Eat like you love yourself.
Move like you love yourself.
Speak like you love yourself.
Act like you love yourself.
Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out your normal healthy ability to cope with bad days and bad news, and replaces it with an unrecognizable sludge that finds no pleasure, no delight, no point in anything outside of bed. You alienate your friends because you can’t comport yourself socially, you risk your job because you can’t concentrate, you live in moderate squalor because you have no energy to stand up, let alone take out the garbage. You become pathetic and you know it. And you have no capacity to stop the downward plunge. You have no perspective, no emotional reserves, no faith that it will get better. So you feel guilty and ashamed of your inability to deal with life like a regular human, which exacerbates the depression and the isolation. If you’ve never been depressed, thank your lucky stars and back off the folks who take a pill so they can make eye contact with the grocery store cashier. No one on earth would choose the nightmare of depression over an averagely turbulent normal life. It’s not an incapacity to cope with day to day living in the modern world. It’s an incapacity to function. At all. If you and your loved ones have been spared, every blessing to you. If depression has taken root in you or your loved ones, every blessing to you, too. No one chooses it. No one deserves it. It runs in families, it ruins families. You cannot imagine what it takes to feign normalcy, to show up to work, to make a dentist appointment, to pay bills, to walk your dog, to return library books on time, to keep enough toilet paper on hand, when you are exerting most of your capacity on trying not to kill yourself. Depression is real. Just because you’ve never had it doesn’t make it imaginary. Compassion is also real. And a depressed person may cling desperately to it until they are out of the woods and they may remember your compassion for the rest of their lives as a force greater than their depression. Have a heart. Judge not lest ye be judged.
If you are afraid of yourself, only then are you afraid of other people. If you love yourself, you love others. If you hate yourself, you hate others. Because in relationship with others, it is only you mirrored. The other is nothing but a mirror. So whatsoever happens in relationship, always know it must have happened before, within you — because the relationship can only magnify. It cannot create; it can only show and manifest.
"I no longer wish to be loved childishly. I want to be loved with the strength and charm of maturity. I don’t want to be smothered by the fear of jealousy and insecurities. I don’t want a relationship based solely upon shutting the world out and locking each other in. I want to be somewhere where I can breathe. Where, even in the midst of a million people with a million heartbeats surrounding me, I can still know the sound or even play the tune, or nod my head to the rhythm of the one I call “home.” I want to call you home. I want you to be the third house, built on rocks, cemented together, the one that won’t shake or be dismantled by inclement weather. I want you to be fearless with me, to grab my hand and walk through everything with me. I don’t want to be loved like at every second you’re scared to lose me. I want to be loved with the confidence of the narcissistic, with the faith of unorthodox Christians. I want to be loved hard and rough with enough trust to fold this planet in half. I want to be loved bad. But not in the way that everyone assumes to be okay. I want to show you the ways in which I like it done. I want you to do it til I’m satisfied..I want you to trust me, and let it magnify. I want to be loved in a way that’ll last and without the weight of the past. I want to be loved like whatever we have is fated with an intensity nothing can match. Love me like I’m a sure thing.
Juice Fast: Day 2/40
My first day went really well. I didn’t get really hungry until around 7pm, at which time I started craving corn on the cob, lol.
All in all, the day went better than I had expected though.
Today started off wonderfully as well. I’m feeling really positive and purposeful.
My plan is to continue to relax today and tomorrow so that normal, everyday anxieties and stressors don’t get in the way as my body makes its necessary adjustments.
I feel that if I make it past the 3rd day, I’m golden.
PLEASE REBLOG! Alexis was last seen wearing a pink blouse, floral print (full length) spandex pants, and brown boots and was carrying a dark and light-colored grey purse. She was traveling in a white 2003 Nissan Maxima GLE SE, license plates: WYN-3706, which was located on August 6th, 2013, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Alexis was last seen at approximately 7:15 p.m. on August 3, 2013, in Lovingston, Virgina. She was traveling in the above-mentioned vehicle wearing the clothes incidcated. Alexis Murphy’s car was found unattended in the old Carmike Cinema parking lot just outside of the Charlottesville city limits on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Alexis Tiara Murphy should contact the Nelson County Sherriff’s office at (434) 263-7050.
OMG SIGNAL BOOST. I pray that she is found safe.
praying for her safety and her return.
Q:Yes, quite the task! Keep up your good work. Generally 40 days is extremely hard for beginners, but I have followed Vlogs of people who went 100 days with their very first try! Listen to your body and don't feel discouraged. Good luck!
Thank you SO much for that! This is really important to me for a lot of reasons. I really do appreciate the encouraging words!
100 days is unbelievable to me! I might check them out…just to get some motivation. Do you remember the name of any of them?