I tried XKit once and all of the pictures on my dash, from the toolbar, to photo sets began being replaced by random selfies of strangers. It was weird and creepy and went away as soon as I removed XKit. I don’t know why it happened, but I am I unwilling to experience that creepfest again.

I tried XKit once and all of the pictures on my dash, from the toolbar, to photo sets began being replaced by random selfies of strangers. It was weird and creepy and went away as soon as I removed XKit. I don’t know why it happened, but I am I unwilling to experience that creepfest again.

So, this is the fantastic post that was supposed to convince me to follow this blog. It’s not the first time its popped up either. 

Another time, the post they showed for another recommended blog, was a reblog of an original post from one of my blogs.

So, this is the fantastic post that was supposed to convince me to follow this blog. It’s not the first time its popped up either.

Another time, the post they showed for another recommended blog, was a reblog of an original post from one of my blogs.

"So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow."
Attachments, Rainbow Rowell  (via danmaru)
"You cannot find peace by avoiding life."
Virginia Woolf (via thecalminside)
neil-gaiman:

Amanda’s book cover.

It’s a remarkable book. It’s partly a memoir, partly an extended meditation and guide to asking for help in life and on the internet, and, which came as a bit of a surprise, there’s an awful lot about me and our marriage in there too.

Lots of ordering information at http://amandapalmer.net/ and NSFW blog with pictures of the cover body painting at http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20140820/

neil-gaiman:

Amanda’s book cover.

It’s a remarkable book. It’s partly a memoir, partly an extended meditation and guide to asking for help in life and on the internet, and, which came as a bit of a surprise, there’s an awful lot about me and our marriage in there too.

Lots of ordering information at http://amandapalmer.net/ and NSFW blog with pictures of the cover body painting at http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20140820/

susanforemanbackstrom:

dooweeooh:

SYLVESTER CAREFUL

GOD HOW ADORKABLE….PERFECT CUTIE WOOBIE DOCTOR

vmagazine:

*ALERT: 22 year old Sudanese model has been missing for almost 2 weeks. 
Full name Ataui Deng Hopkins (niece of Alek Wek)
Lives on Essex Street on the Lower East Side (NY)
Last seen on August 6th around midnight, exiting a night club in the vicinity of 251 West 48th Street in Manhattan.  The Village Voice reports. Friends claim they saw Deng at a nightclub The Attic in Hell’s Kitchen where she was attending an event.)
Police describes her as 6’1” - 110lbs - black hair - dark complexion - slim build
1-800-577-TIPS (8477) www.nypdcrimestoppers.comtext: 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577
all calls are confidential
photo: kristiina wilson

vmagazine:

*ALERT: 22 year old Sudanese model has been missing for almost 2 weeks. 

  • Full name Ataui Deng Hopkins (niece of Alek Wek)
  • Lives on Essex Street on the Lower East Side (NY)
  • Last seen on August 6th around midnight, exiting a night club in the vicinity of 251 West 48th Street in Manhattan.  The Village Voice reports. Friends claim they saw Deng at a nightclub The Attic in Hell’s Kitchen where she was attending an event.)
  • Police describes her as 6’1” - 110lbs - black hair - dark complexion - slim build

1-800-577-TIPS (8477)
www.nypdcrimestoppers.com
text: 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577

all calls are confidential

photo: kristiina wilson

"I wish to live a life that causes my soul to dance inside my body."
Dele Olanubi (via paradiche)

allthewritingcontests:

Fiction Contest

Contest: The David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction

Criteria: previously unpublished | 8,000 words or less 

Prizes: $1,000 and publication in Southwest Review Vol. 100, No, 4 (autumn), 2015. 

Entry Fees: $25

Entrance: online and snail mail

Deadline: May 1, 2015

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4 ways we stop ourselves from pursuing our dreams

unstuckcommunity:

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Stuck moment: I’ve been nursing this dream for a while, but all I seem to do is muse, make lists, and then push the whole thing to the back of my mind. Is it doomed always to be a pie-in-the-sky?

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We all have big ideas about our futures. We gaze out the window over our morning coffee and imagine how great our lives will be when we pull off that one thing. That one thing we know we were born to do. Could be a dream job, a childhood passion, or some fantastic feat of derring-do. In our mind’s eye, we see it just within our grasp…then the telephone rings. Ah, well, there’s always tomorrow.

Dreams are fun to think about, but they’re rarely as easy to pursue. Fear blocks us. We’re overwhelmed. We’re too comfortable. The list of excuses goes on and on. So we rationalize and resign ourselves to boring desk jobs, or hit the snooze button instead of the pavement, and “what could be” becomes “shoulda, coulda, woulda.” We know we’re better than this, and yet, somehow, we disappoint ourselves.

There are at least four big reasons why most of us sit on our biggest ambitions. Once you know what’s standing in your way, you can reverse your course of inaction and start chasing down your dream.

We’ve put together a printable worksheet with tips to tackle any of the four obstacles. Which one feels most familiar to you?

YOU’VE OUTGROWN YOUR DREAM
Dreams often start in childhood (how many archaeologists found their calling via Prof. Indiana Jones?) and, after we change and grow into adulthood, it doesn’t necessarily occur to us to reflect on whether the dream is still a fit. Or, we borrow someone else’s wish for us, such as a parent’s or an influential mentor’s. We need to gut-check our dream to discover if it’s what we really want. 

YOU’VE LOST TOUCH WITH YOUR DREAM’S JOYFUL SIDE
We’ve planned, we’ve researched, we have a crystal clear idea of what it will take — and that just feels like too much of a chore. All we can see is the discipline, sacrifice, and perpetual grind. We’ve lost sight of the joy and purpose that hooked us in the first place. We need to get playful to reignite our passion.

YOU’VE MISPLACED YOUR SELF-BELIEF
Sometimes, we’re scared to begin because we’re afraid we won’t be equal to the task. We judge ourselves before we’ve even started, and allow our negative assumptions to freeze us in our tracks. We need to get comfortable with not knowing how it will all turn out so that we can start taking small steps.

YOU’VE LET OTHER THINGS GET IN THE WAY
Life has a funny way of making us too comfortable. We know what we have, and it’s pretty good. To risk it on the unknown, well, that’s when we start to waffle. Before we know it, having a company car or free daycare or leaving work at 5 pm sharp starts to take precedence.  And we begin to question what we don’t have — like money, experience, or connections that would make our dream a sure shot. We need to figure out what’s most important to us and make it a priority.

DOWNLOAD THIS: Dream-catchers — 4 ways to stop putting off what you want most

Next week: How to deal with annoying people
Last week: How 11 Hollywood heroes got unstuck

You can use the free Unstuck web app here or download the iPad app from iTunes.

"You have to surrender to your mediocrity, and just write. Because it’s hard, really hard, to write even a crappy book. But it’s better to write a book that kind of sucks rather than no book at all, as you wait around to magically become Faulkner. No one is going to write your book for you and you can’t write anybody’s book but your own."
Cheryl Strayed (via planb-becomeapirate)
"If I keep doing what I always did, I will get what I always got."
Anonymous (via spiritofrecovery)

oh my god this

(via claritycoffee)
"Lucky people generate good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good."

Findings from research psychologist Richard Wiseman, author of The Luck Factor, who also asked a sample pool of volunteers to spend a month applying these four principles and found that 80% emerged “happier, more satisfied with their lives and, perhaps most important of all, luckier.”

Pair with how to make your own luck.

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Cosmic Love
Florence + The Machine