But you can control how you react to them. You alone have the power to determine whether you’ll let your problems weaken you or give you strength.
You write your story and you choose the part you will play. Are you going to be the victim who is powerless, or the hero who triumphs over her challenges?
It’s your choice. Don’t point to other people and blame them for how you are. They may have treated you badly, but it was your choice to stitch their words together and wear them like a widow’s veil. You were the one who decided to wear that veil over your eyes everyday, throwing everything in front of you into shadow.
The sooner you understand this, the sooner your life will change: you are only the victim of yourself.
i’m definitely NOT playing with your emotions. i noticed that you are ‘currently reading’ ayn rand. i don’t know if you’re still reading it; i’m not too keen on starting that huge book, but if you want to read another book, let me know :)
I’ve been working on that book for months! It’s a really good book, I just lack the motivation to finish it. My boyfriend must be pretty disappointed since it is one of his favorite books. Anyway, yes I want to! How should we decide on a book?
Not going to lie, I’m not looking forward to going into work tomorrow. I’m hoping an early morning run and some yoga time will help change my mindset. As for now, I’m going to snuggle up in bed, turn my heating pad to high, and wish the perfect hot chocolate would magically appear at my bedside.
I’m so glad that my work finally hired more people. Now I work three ten hour shifts a week, instead of before when I worked five days a week. It feels so nice to have four days off where I can do whatever I please. I am going to treasure every free day I have off for the next month and a half. Because when school starts, I will be ridiculously busy.
“And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”—Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via enderkay)
“We are going to die and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The number of people who could be here, in my place, outnumber the sand grains of Sahara. If you think about all the different ways in which our genes could be permuted, you and I are quite grotesquely lucky to be here. The number of events that had to happen in order for you to exist, in order for me to exist - we are privileged to be alive and we should make the most of our time here on this world.”—Richard Dawkins (via againstalloddshope)
Here is my attempt to not use any big scientific words, fancy pubmed articles, outsourced links or anything else that would scare someone off when trying to explain a bit of the basics to living a healthy life through eating for your body. This is me as if I were talking to someone in my family about nutrition.
I personally feel that when you use terms for food such as:
that you are developing a poor or negative relationship with food.
Your body does not see if it’s brown rice or white rice. Your body doesn’t know if it’s a sweet potato or a white potato. Your body doesn’t even know if it’s a poptart or a bowl of oatmeal.
Your body sees the macronutrient makeup of the food, not the food itself. Your body sees that the food has x grams of carbohydrates, x grams of fat, x grams of protein, x grams of fiber and the micronutrient composition.
I can tell you from experience that if you develop a poor relationship with food that it will come back to bite you in the ass or if you are promoting this sort of relationship with food that you are only hurting the people you are trying to help.
Everyone is different and we all respond to different types of macronutrient intakes. It is completely up to you to find out for yourself what different levels of intakes do to your body composition. The basic idea that you can take away for weight change in a diet is that it boils down to the calories you consume versus the calories you expend through living, breathing and your activity level.
I believe in eating foods that are more dense in micronutrients to makeup the majority of your diet. I also firmly believe in a well rounded nutritional intake from sources such as vegetables, fruits, meats and dairy. I think grains, starches, etc are an added bonus that we get to consume.
I eat poptarts because I like to eat poptarts. I eat ice cream because I like to eat ice cream. I eat candy bars because I like to eat candy bars. Do I eat them at every meal? No. Do I eat them to a point where I put myself into a caloric surplus? No. Do I eat them every day? Actually, just about every single day I have a poptart and ice cream, but my daily diet is also composed of a lot of nutrient dense whole foods to make sure that my body is being filled with everything it needs.
If you want clean food, go wash it and the only reason I’d ever call a food bad is if it tasted unpleasant or it was Cap’n Crunch and it cut the roof of my mouth.
Stop promoting an unhealthy relationship with food and realize that you CAN eat the things you enjoy, you CAN eat at any restaurant you want and you CAN make an effort to understand the way your body responds to what you eat.
The hobbit you just called fat? He's skipping 2nd breakfast. The dwarf woman you called ugly? She spends hours braiding her beard so you can differentiate her from a dwarf man. The Uruk-Hai you just killed? He's been abused by Saruman. See that Gollum creature with the gangly limbs&large eyes? For 500 years the Ring poisoned his mind. That Elf you just made fun of for crying? She just lost her wizard friend to a Balrog. Reblog this if you're against bullying in Middle-Earth.