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Smile, You’re Designed To

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Life reminder #453.

[Via]

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March 29, 2012 at 11:10

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She Dares

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elle dare – elle ose – she dares

The French and English combination may have been completely unintentional, but the message rang true regardless.

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March 21, 2012 at 13:54

Thoughts on Empowering, Inspiring and Advocating for the Women Around Us

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Only in my early 20s did I learn the global importance of International Women’s Day with streets full of women around the world coming together in solidarity. This day is about empowerment and equal rights.

The 2012 theme is “connecting girls, inspiring futures,” which has gotten me thinking about all of the inspiring connections that surround us every day. In my everyday I come into contact with female colleagues and friends, all that are passionate about what they do. They are writers, filmmakers, doctors, lawyers, humanitarians and vagabonds, and every single thing in between.

What does it mean to be a woman? A lot of things.

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March 8, 2012 at 20:00

Friday Photo: Ebb and Flow

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Stormy water hits a calm beach.

Nature is about balance; the coming and going, the ebb and flow.

This got me thinking about the ebb and flow of opportunities for risk that come and go every single day.

Every. Single. Day.

We are inundated with opportunities. The question is what we do with them.

It’s this simple: If I never try anything, I never learn anything. If I never take a risk, I stay where I am. If I go ahead and do it, that affects how much I continue wanting to do it. When I hold myself back, I trade appearances for the opportunity to find out what I am like. – Hugh Prather

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February 17, 2012 at 11:53

Life is Too Short

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Good words from director and  author of Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi:

Life is too short and we cannot spoil it. I don’t have 300 years in front of me. So I just do the things that I really want to do at the moment because that’s the only way you will do them well. If you don’t believe in yourself, it won’t work.

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February 13, 2012 at 09:46

Ideas Come When…

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My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living. -Anais Nin

Ideas come when you:

say yes more often.
get outside.
drink coffee.
are open to inspiration.
dream.
celebrate the ordinary.
love.
surround yourself with creatives.
are intentional.
live passionately.

[File under: life reminders.]

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January 14, 2012 at 11:25

Unplug?

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Yes.

We are depriving ourselves of every opportunity for disconnection. And our imaginations suffer the consequences.

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December 9, 2011 at 15:29

Traveling Is…

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“Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, “I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.” – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

Via + my new travel inspiration.

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December 5, 2011 at 18:04

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Creativity Takes Time

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November 21, 2011 at 09:08

Life is Short

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Excellent life reminder this week.

Via.

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November 15, 2011 at 08:07

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