"1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you."

 2720
25 Jul 14 at 9 pm

bunnymiele:

The Coffee House

(via zero--)

 1928
25 Jul 14 at 9 pm

boyirl:

Hope Gangloff

(via cooliusceasar)

 4773
25 Jul 14 at 8 pm

nymphoninjas:

Trouble’s stretch marks. See more at nymphoninjas.findrow.com

(via afghanistanbananaastand)

07231994:

The girls I follow on this website are unreal looking. UNREAL. ya’ll are so pretty I hope you feel that pretty everyday

(via distinctmemory)

 92271
25 Jul 14 at 8 pm

midnight-sun-rising:

eleanasound:

The Last Japanese Mermaids 

For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.

In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence

Women are so perfect.

(via tiigerjaws)

 136
25 Jul 14 at 5 pm

poboh:

Baumstudie, Buchenwald, 1904, Elisabeth Büchsel. Germany (1867 - 1957)

(via gougli)

poboh:

Baumstudie, Buchenwald, 1904, Elisabeth Büchsel. Germany (1867 - 1957)
 106889
25 Jul 14 at 2 pm

regretandchinesefood:

lamonte13:

uncensored-commentary:

forgofamily:

odditiesoflife:

Incredible 3D Drawing Illusions

Italian artist Alessandro Diddi uses the simple mediums of pencil and paper to create incredible anamorphic pencil drawings that look completely three dimensional. The illusions appear when the drawings are viewed from a particular angle and then they appear to pop right out of the page. The drawings are intentionally distorted to create the spacial and dimensional illusions. Diddi states, “I want my drawings to put across the message that the eye can trick the mind and make you believe that there are dimensions that are not really there.” From this point of view, the artist has definitely achieved his desired effect. These images are amazingly real.

source

My brain can not comprehend

shut the entire fuck up

dope

Stop

(Source: odditiesoflife, via 0301am)

 189011
25 Jul 14 at 1 pm

My doctor when I told her I had no reason to be sad (via hrive-ithiliel)

Oh my

(via sadgee)

(via 0301am)

"If you look at the fact that you have a roof over your head, food to eat, that you are young and beautiful and live in a peaceful land, then no, you have nothing to be sad about. But the fact is, we are not only a physical body, we have souls too, and sometimes our souls get sick. If you break a leg you don’t just say ‘I have no reason to have a broken leg’ and ignore it; you seek help. It’s the same when your soul gets hurt. Don’t apologize for being sad."