good things to tell yourself everyday

❁ i am worthy
❁ i am more than my appearance
❁ i am loved
❁ i am cared for
❁ i am strong
❁ i am beautiful
❁ i am a good person
❁ i am allowed to get rid of the toxic people in my life
❁ my body does not define me
❁ i deserve respect
❁ i deserve good things
❁ i do not need to justify my actions
❁ and most importantly, i can get through anything.

(Source: useyourmelody, via body-peace)

"Don’t be unnecessarily burdened by the past. Go on closing the chapters that you have read; there is no need to go back again and again. And never judge anything of the past from the new perspective that is arriving, because the new is new, incomparably new and the old was right in its own context, and the new is right in its own context."
- Osho (via lazyyogi)
smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Lemur Leaf Frog
Rare daytime sighting of the critically endangered Agalychnis lemur
Photo by Nicolas Reusens (Madrid, Spain); La Paz Waterfall, Costa Rica

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Lemur Leaf Frog

Rare daytime sighting of the critically endangered Agalychnis lemur

Photo by Nicolas Reusens (Madrid, Spain); La Paz Waterfall, Costa Rica

(via nprfreshair)

"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid."
- Epictetus (via lazyyogi)
"Any discussion of ‘race’ and ethnicity, therefore, that does not include a discussion of whiteness will always, perhaps unknowingly and without intention, contribute to the power and privilege of whiteness. This is because its power and privilege is underpinned by its very unmarkness, its apparent universality as simply human and normal. To put it simply, white seems ‘natural’ and ‘normal’. This will always be the case until whiteness is widely recognized as just the sign of another ethnicity."
- John Storey, Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction (6th Edition)

(Source: mercuralias, via bodysexgender)

"Blackness is a sign of ethnicity, whereas whiteness is supposedly just a sign of the human. Also, when a black person speaks she will be expected to speak on behalf of other black people, whereas a white person speaks as an individual or for humanity as a whole. When black people are discussed they are discussed as black people, whereas when white people are discussed they are discussed as people."
- John Storey, Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction (6th Edition)

(Source: mercuralias, via bodysexgender)

So many butterflies I don’t know what to do with myself.  This girl is amazing.  So intelligent, passionate, charming and dare I say attractive.  I’m new to dating girls so how do I tell how she feels? ahhhhh