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Spoken Gems

people have said some epic things over the years. this blog is to record my favorites, the ones that speak to me.also, my personal blog, *Less or More of Me?* is HERE.

Aug 3 '14

(Source: nayyirahwaheed)

Aug 1 '14
"So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren’t afraid? And then go do it."
Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (via larmoyante)
Aug 1 '14
Jul 18 '14
"Don’t confuse my personality with my attitude. My personality is who I am. My attitude depends on who you are."

Frank Ocean (via quotestuff)


(via hydratic)


(via alexandraelle)

(Source: jackiekeaki)

Jul 18 '14
"You’ll be fine. Feeling unsure and lost is part of your path. Don’t avoid it. Take a breath. You’ll be okay even if you don’t feel okay all the time."
Unknown (via flure)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege)

Jul 17 '14
Jul 17 '14
"I strive to be happy; not just for a day, but for the rest of my days. I want to be comfortable in my own skin. I don’t want to live in the shadow of another. I don’t want to let the attitude of others bring me down. I want to be healthy and strong; not just physically strong, but strong-minded. I want to achieve ultimate happiness and be myself. This is my life, and it’s my choice to make the best of it."
(via m-edjool)
Jul 15 '14
"It is okay to want your own happiness. It’s okay to care about yourself the most. You are not obligated to sit there and smile and swallow every bit of shit everyone heaps on you. You are more than furniture, you’re more than window dressing, you’re not their shiny toy. You’re human, and you have the right to say “That was shitty of you”. You have a right to protest your own mistreatment and set boundaries for respectful interactions. The rest of the world doesn’t realize you have this right, and they will act offended and appalled when you exercise it, but it is yours."
Unknown (via ohteenscanrelate)
Jul 9 '14

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s advice to his daughter.


F. Scott Fitzgerald’s advice to his daughter.

Jun 26 '14
"It’s okay to be sad. You don’t owe anyone a performance of being okay when you feel like you’re falling apart. It isn’t your job to smile or hide your truth to make other people feel more comfortable. If it gets awkward, let it be awkward. If people try to silence your pain by telling you to get over it and cheer up because you’re no longer fun or you’re ruining the mood, you don’t have to push away your sadness. You have to honor your feelings and trust that you don’t need anyone’s permission or approval to feel what you feel. You don’t ever have to sacrifice your self care for the sake of people who only want you around when it’s easy and comfortable. Their discomfort isn’t about you — it’s about them and their own limitations, and no matter what they think or say, you deserve to give yourself permission to feel whatever it is you feel. You’re allowed to show your feelings honestly. You’re allowed to talk about your pain and reach out for support. You’re allowed to scream and wail and cry. You’re allowed to be sad."
Daniell Koepke  (via internal-acceptance-movement)