Weekly Reads 10.12.13


a post by a blogger new to me that I 
am particularly enjoying. 

(and I think you'll find it refreshing)

A beautifully vulnerable story by
Vivienne about passing through the fear.

eden on my legs

I will just always love Kate:

Some of the most beautiful writing
I have read in a long time. 

SO happy to have Rachele back on the
blogging scene! And this post was just



a little secret about SELF-LOVE

Allow me to let you in on a little secret: SELF-LOVE IS ESSENTIAL FOR SURVIVAL.

from Hannah's 31 days of Goodnight Beautiful Day

Self-love isn’t just something you decide that you want, like a new dress. Self-love is something that you need, just like your fruits and veggies. You can decide not to eat them, but you won’t be feeling as hot as you would otherwise.
You really want to love yourself? Then you need to change your thoughts, change your actions, and change your perceptions on yourself and life.

You need to bare loose the internalized thought patterns, beliefs, and standards that are so entwined within you.

You need to do read books, blogs, whatever you can get your hands on about:  what self-love means (for YOU + for EVERYTHING ELSE), what these “things” are that you’ve internalized; why you’ve internalized them; how you are NOT ALONE; things you have never ever fathomed that come in the package of self-love.

You need to act, because this is survival we are talking about, not just something to do when you “get the chance.”

And when you start this, you keep going.
When you doubt yourself, this journey, and the things you read: you be there for yourself, you remember why you are here, and you keep going.

Be easy on yourself, be strong for yourself, and just be there for you, because that’s what you need the most right away. You need YOU.

YOU are the weapon of mass destruction against all of those crappy lies you have been spoon-fed until this day of claiming your want to live.

Your soul is waiting for you to nurture it, your body is waiting for you to listen to it, and all of your hopes and dreams are dependent on this.

We need self-love like we need water.
We need it right away in the morning before we eat, before and after every meal.
We need it when we don’t feel thirsty for it (especially then).
We need it with things that are hard to digest.

We. Need. It.

Get it? 


Weekly Reads 10.4.13


Mara is hosting a--pretty amazing--four week class,
Permission Granted, and it starts in just a few
short weeks, so I urge you to hurry and check it

It was the month of great class offers,
because Hannah's From Coping to Thriving
sounds amazing. Even if you don't want
to take the class, I encourage you to read 
the post. 

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One of my favorite posts from Chrissy
to date. Her words are like talking to a friend -
so personal and honest. 

Lesson of the Week: 
5 Ways Using Correct Gender Pronouns will Make You a Better Trans* Ally

YES of the week: 
3 things to do when you feel not good enough

goodnight beautiful day 590

A month of emails I have not regretted signing up for. 
Close your night with this