Taking note; reflections on wanting what I have

With this blog I aim to increase awareness of my habits and thoughts and feelings about my experiences, using the insight gained to become more in sync with with the best version of myself. I want to simplify my life and practice good health.

thefreckledfoodie:

beach-butt:

My favourite thing is when people post oatmeal and they’re like, “kept it super simple today” and it’s like vanilla bean matcha chai toffee coffee oats with cocoa nibs, caramelized star fruit and bewitched pecan butter with barbecued bananas captured in the trees of Narnia.

Ha

higher education: my beacon of hope

I have an interview tomorrow. I’m interviewing for Graduate School almost two years after finishing my Bachelor’s Degree. The idea of beginning the next chapter of my life is so thrilling.

I’m going to make something of myself. Everything has led to this. And thank goodness :)

theatlantic:

Doll With an Average Body Is Coming to Life

Do you like the idea of Barbie but hate that by even whispering her name you’re contributing to the perpetuation of superhuman, hyperheteronormative beauty standards that eternalize a culture of shame? Well, meet Lammily.
Lammily is the forthcoming plastic doll whose motto is, “Average is beautiful!” Her body shape is based on averages of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control that is more often used to track the American obesity epidemic. She is not affiliated with Mattel’s Barbie.
Last year, graphic designer Nickolay Lamm created some concept images of the “Normal Barbie” that became very popular around the Internet. (If you didn’t see them, one is to the right.) Today Lamm is launching a project to put the design into production and make the dolls a reality. It’s crowd-sourced, it “promotes realistic standards of beauty,” and it can be under your holiday tree by late 2014 if enough people support the project.
Read more. [Image: Lamm]

theatlantic:

Doll With an Average Body Is Coming to Life

Do you like the idea of Barbie but hate that by even whispering her name you’re contributing to the perpetuation of superhuman, hyperheteronormative beauty standards that eternalize a culture of shame? Well, meet Lammily.

Lammily is the forthcoming plastic doll whose motto is, “Average is beautiful!” Her body shape is based on averages of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control that is more often used to track the American obesity epidemic. She is not affiliated with Mattel’s Barbie.

Last year, graphic designer Nickolay Lamm created some concept images of the “Normal Barbie” that became very popular around the Internet. (If you didn’t see them, one is to the right.) Today Lamm is launching a project to put the design into production and make the dolls a reality. It’s crowd-sourced, it “promotes realistic standards of beauty,” and it can be under your holiday tree by late 2014 if enough people support the project.

Read more. [Image: Lamm]

Alone time (free time that is not accounted for, that has no chores or tasks associated with it) is so important. I get it 1-2x/week and I cherish it. I’m home early from work, laundry and the dishwasher are started and I’m drinking tea and writing letters now.

I’m sure there is some deep psychology behind that, but I’m not sure I’d want to know what that says about me as a person.

- http://www.baretobush.com/day-163-crotch-shot/

I have this thought sometimes, as I think about why I do what i do. 

I think I had an epiphany tonight… It’s not exercise that I love… It’s taking care of myself. I love doing acts of kindness for myself. I’ve only run once in (going on) 2 weeks and I feel great! I have been spending time on myself lately and that is the just what the doctor ordered. As this picture goes to show, I also enjoy treating myself to delicious edibles even when I should probably be spending my money differently (I.e. Not spending it)… I have been taking the time that I need to work on school and other responsibilities. I plan to get up at 5am tomorrow in order to be to run group by 6 and I’m honestly pretty excited about it. My gym bag is packed and I’m getting my lunch together.
I enjoy exercising A LOT but I needed a break more than I needed to stick to the marathon training regimen.

I have been making a deliberate effort to cut back on commuting time… Trying to downsize the amount of trips I take throughout the week… It feels like I am reaping the benefits of those efforts :)

I think I had an epiphany tonight… It’s not exercise that I love… It’s taking care of myself. I love doing acts of kindness for myself. I’ve only run once in (going on) 2 weeks and I feel great! I have been spending time on myself lately and that is the just what the doctor ordered. As this picture goes to show, I also enjoy treating myself to delicious edibles even when I should probably be spending my money differently (I.e. Not spending it)… I have been taking the time that I need to work on school and other responsibilities. I plan to get up at 5am tomorrow in order to be to run group by 6 and I’m honestly pretty excited about it. My gym bag is packed and I’m getting my lunch together.
I enjoy exercising A LOT but I needed a break more than I needed to stick to the marathon training regimen.

I have been making a deliberate effort to cut back on commuting time… Trying to downsize the amount of trips I take throughout the week… It feels like I am reaping the benefits of those efforts :)

My first non-fruit, non-nut vitamix creation… Butternut squash soup which was HOT after blending for 4 minutes. I love my vitamix :)

My first non-fruit, non-nut vitamix creation… Butternut squash soup which was HOT after blending for 4 minutes. I love my vitamix :)