Poem for the lion-hearted

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LXXIX Let me not pray to be sheltered fromdangers but to be fearless in facingthem. Let me not beg for the stilling ofmy pain but for the heart to conquer it. Let me not look for allies in life’sbattlefield but to my own strength. Let me not crave in anxious fear tobe saved but hope for the patience towin my … Read More

Happy day of love!!

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This is a lovely valentine’s day video. I also really enjoyed this valentine’s day blog post from Elephant Journal. The last part sums it up beautifully:   “So, I don’t wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day. I wish you a Genuine Valentine’s Day. Feel what you feel. If you feel happy, know that you are loved and lucky and that … Read More

My Resolutions

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Happy new year! 2010 was rough. I’ve never been so excited to put a year behind me and start a new beginning. My resolutions: 1. More yoga 2. Go to sleep earlier 3. Write to Spain at least once a month

Where ideas comes from

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Seth Godin wrote a blog post about where ideas come from. When I think of ideas, I think of art and inspiration, as in ideas for a piece or something I want to create. Here’s my list of where artistic inspiration or “ideas” come from. 1. Ideas come from dreams. 2. Ideas come from listening to music. 3. Ideas come … Read More

the great outdoors

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“…Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am — a reluctant enthusiast… a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. “So get out there … Read More

Wise words from a magnolia blossom

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My beautiful friend Maggie wrote this to me in an email the other day. It was what I needed to hear, and maybe what someone else needs now too, so I will spread the love: I found this quote in my honest tea the other day and loved it. I feel like we should constantly be striving to be the … Read More

Too much stuff

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One of my good friends is in Fiji as a Peace Corps volunteer. It’s on my mind every day and I already know it, but his beautiful letters always remind me, it’s the people, not the place and money can’t buy happiness. Also, they give me slight anxiety about how much shit I accumulate. I’m not a hoarder or anything, … Read More

The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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It doesn’t interest mewhat you do for a living.I want to knowwhat you ache forand if you dare to dreamof meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest mehow old you are.I want to know if you will risk looking like a foolfor lovefor your dreamfor the adventure of being alive.It doesn’t interest mewhat planets are squaring your moon…I want to … Read More

The Goddess Principle

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View New York Times article and slideshow on African art I love mermaids. This has been on my inspiration board for a week. I’m taking an African Politics class this semester and one aspect of politics/culture that we read about is the goddess principle. According to the goddess principle, women are central to the production of life. The notion that … Read More