If you wanna know what a guy is really like, find out how he talks about women when they’re not around.

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A great way to introspect is taking time to reflect on how our presence influences those around us.

Do we bring out the peace in others? Do we bring out their joy? Do we bring out their anger? Do we bring out their best or do we bring out their stress?

Many of us do not take time to pause and think about the type of influence we are having on other people. We get so wrapped up in our own version of reality that we do not see the negative or positive effects our energy is having on those we interact with.

It is true that we each create our reality, and that no one can make us feel an emotion without us consciously or subconsciously agreeing to it — yet most people have yet to develop a strong amount of emotional control over their lives. Thus, the energy we bring with us into a room or conversation almost always does influence other people.

Let us use this insight as inspiration to live more mindfully. Not only will our expanded mindfulness benefit those around us, it also assists us by encouraging a deeper awareness on how we choose to emotionally live our lives.

❝ Traveling is the best education. You see the world through another lens. You realize your homeland isn’t the only reality, there’s many.

— Mark Patterson

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That’s an interesting way to look at it.


A wave viewed from underwater

That’s unsettling and beautiful.
10 Old Fashioned Dating Habits We Should Make Cool Again
  • 1. Coming to the door to pick someone up.
  • 2. Trying to dress really nicely for a date.
  • 3. Bringing flowers or other tokens of affection to the first date.
  • 4. Going dancing that’s not grinding on a grimy club floor.
  • 5. Straightforwardly asking someone out and not calling it “hanging out.”
  • 6. Additionally, being clear about when you’re “going steady.”
  • 7. Romantic gestures like writing poems.
  • 8. Turning electronics off and just being with one another.
  • 9. The general concept of asking permission for things.
  • 10. Not assuming sex is to be had at any point in time.
  • by Kate Bailey

R.I.P. the 2,976 American people that lost their lives on 9/11 and R.I.P. the 48,644 Afghan and 1,690,903 Iraqi and 35,000 Pakistani people that paid the ultimate price for a crime they did not commit

this is the only September 11th post I’m reblogging

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❝ Confidence isn’t walking into a room with your nose in the air and thinking you are better than everyone else, it’s walking into a room and not having to compare yourself to anyone else in the first place.


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