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When you start seeing your worth, you’ll find it harder to stay around people who don’t.
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People are just these beautiful beings. So different, so fragile yet so strong. Bravest when they’re most vulnerable. Fear leading to courage and persistence. Seeking. Curiosity. The will to survive. Connected, complex, confusing but all around fascinating and lovable. Individual, yet collective. Varying, infinitely, yet bound together by the rawness of a few emotions. Love. Openness. Pain and suffering, but always able to look towards light (otherwise, each other). These bodies of light, some dim and burning out and others shining furiously. We’re all waxing and waning throughout our lives. I strive to be light as much as possible, and with blessings, have others who are lights for me when I grow dim. 

I have this love for people. It feels boundless. Strangers, even. I see a face and I see a soul. I love people. I love the goodness and I love that we’re all trying the best we can even when it appears we’re not to some others, perhaps. Even in all of humanity’s wretchedness and capacity to do harm, I still love people. Even those. For they too have a reason—whether good or bad—for their behavior, their being. 

I just wish I could turn this unconditional compassion I have for others towards myself. That’s my on-going process. 

kraeyon replied to your post: All my psych people out there…

Milton Erickson, Albert Ellis, Thomas Harris :)

Thanks for the suggestions dear! 

artbeatofmysoul707 replied to your post: All my psych people out there…

What kind of primary source? Any particular area of psychology?

Basically a primary source by a psychologist who has “founded” a psychotherapy (i.e., person-centered, psychodynamic, CBT, REBT, etc.) 

All my psych people out there…

I have to read a primary source from a psychologist to do a review. Any personal recommendations? I’m personally a fan of Rogers, so I’m thinking about going that route but just thought I’d reach out for comments or opinions :-) 


The impulse to write things down is a peculiarly compulsive one, inexplicable to those who do not share it, useful only accidentally, only secondarily, in the way that any compulsion tries to justify itself. I suppose that it begins or does not begin in the cradle. Although I have felt compelled to write things down since I was five years old, I doubt that my daughter ever will, for she is a singularly blessed and accepting child, delighted with life exactly as life presents itself to her, unafraid to go to sleep at night and unafraid to wake up. Keepers of private notebooks are a different breed altogether, lonely and resistant rearrangers of things, anxious malcontents, children afflicted apparently at birth with some presentiment of loss.
- Joan Didion, On Keeping a Notebook  (via floralnymph)

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autumn by fotosarisca on Flickr.
socialworkeroneday asked:

"in the midst of chaos and movement, keep stillness inside you" this is a quote that I use to remind myself when things around me feel overwhelming, or busy or chaotic. Remember to take moments just to focus internally on calming yourself, and doing something to perhaps forget about the chaos around you. I sometimes think of it as sitting in a field of grass, and everything around me is blowing and the birds are moving, but I am just silent, and present in the moment :)

This is lovely advice, thank you for sharing dear! xo

Yes, you should eat. You should always eat. No more of this sitting around for an hour with your cup of coffee trying to decide. You should always eat. There is never a time when skipping a meal is the right answer. Go eat, because you need to. Go eat, because you have a life to live.
- Note to self (via 50shadesofrecovery)

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Fresh Farmhouse: Farmer’s Almanac ~ September’s flower is the aster, which represents love.