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awakenedvibrations:

irish-carbomb:

After hiking for twelve hours out of a nineteen hour trek, it was time to watch the sunrise at Dinosaur Ridge. When we first looked out, the mountains were completely covered by clouds, but within an hour the clouds dropped and this was what we saw. It felt like heaven, and you could hear everyone present for this moment screaming and shouting for joy! I’d never seen something so incredible, I had to meditate and have gratitude to have experienced this. Some locals said that they’d never seen the mountains like this, even in their 40+ years of hiking there. (© Ka Ram Shim/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

Sigh.. lovely.

awakenedvibrations:

irish-carbomb:

After hiking for twelve hours out of a nineteen hour trek, it was time to watch the sunrise at Dinosaur Ridge. When we first looked out, the mountains were completely covered by clouds, but within an hour the clouds dropped and this was what we saw. It felt like heaven, and you could hear everyone present for this moment screaming and shouting for joy! I’d never seen something so incredible, I had to meditate and have gratitude to have experienced this. Some locals said that they’d never seen the mountains like this, even in their 40+ years of hiking there. (© Ka Ram Shim/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

Sigh.. lovely.

(Source: The Atlantic)

— 9 minutes ago with 76614 notes
#showgratitude 
Horrible realization about men creepshots gave me that actually has me in tears →

theroguefeminist:

It’s not about sex - they have porn, they have as much fucking porn as they could possibly ask for

they have billboards and ads and primetime tv shows and hollywood movies and websites free videos magazines they have porn channels porn movies with sexy images of women

So disgustingly true

(via seriouslyamerica)

— 2 days ago with 24204 notes

fandomsandfeminism:

lizardvvizard:

representation-isms:

Do you ever get rly pissed because the hunger games films could’ve told such a deep story with themes that reflect our own society’s oppressive systems

but instead they whitewashed the main leads, erased their disabilities, and pretty much romanticized the violence

The degree to which THG movies play into exactly the things the story condemns will never not be staggering to me

image

Welcome to Hollywood???? Where have you been?

(via jump-in-head-first)

— 3 days ago with 73694 notes
ronintraining:

When Guardians of the Galaxy was pitched to me, I said, “I don’t think so.” I just didn’t picture myself getting the role. I didn’t want to go and embarrass myself like I did when I auditioned for G.I. Joe a couple of years previously. I went in there, and halfway through I saw the director’s eyes just glaze over. It made sense—I was a little heavy and out of shape. I was not gonna play someone from G.I. Joe. I did not look like a G.I. Joe action figure come to life.
It’s a thing when it becomes three peoples’ job to mop sweat off of you. The hair person, the makeup person, an assistant. When their primary job becomes stopping you from sweating? But I sweat less now that I’m in better shape. When I was fat, it could be ice cold in a room and I would sweat.
It was getting to the point where I would wake up in the middle of the night and I wasn’t breathing. A little bit of sleep apnea. My neck was pushing down on my throat, so my sleep felt like it was panicked all night.
I like clothes now. I have more energy. I sleep better. My sex drive is up. Blood’s flowing. I’m less susceptible to impulse. I’m in a different mode. When I was way out of shape, the idea of using whitening strips on my teeth seemed terrible. I have to do that every day? I’ll never do it. What you want is instant results when you’re out of shape. You want your teeth whitened in 45 minutes with the use of lasers. But when you’re in shape, you know it’s the result of doing a little bit every day. Moments aren’t just moments. A moment might be a week or a month. So instead of Boy, I’d love to eat this hamburger right now, I’m considering a little further into the future. I’m thinking, I eat that hamburger and that’s 1,200 calories, and I’m gonna work out tomorrow and lose 800 calories. I may as well eat a salad here, still do that workout, and then I’m actually making progress.
You have to eat protein. You can’t have hashbrowns, or burgers, or anything fried. You can’t have carbs. You have to work out five times a week.
But I can do 40-inch box jumps now. Action-hero physical stuff. Jumping that high feels really good. You see a giant hillside, and you think, I wanna get up that. You see a building, you think, I could climb that. When you get in shape, the world around you becomes things you wanna jump on and climb up.

Via esquire

ronintraining:

When Guardians of the Galaxy was pitched to me, I said, “I don’t think so.” I just didn’t picture myself getting the role. I didn’t want to go and embarrass myself like I did when I auditioned for G.I. Joe a couple of years previously. I went in there, and halfway through I saw the director’s eyes just glaze over. It made sense—I was a little heavy and out of shape. I was not gonna play someone from G.I. Joe. I did not look like a G.I. Joe action figure come to life.

It’s a thing when it becomes three peoples’ job to mop sweat off of you. The hair person, the makeup person, an assistant. When their primary job becomes stopping you from sweating? But I sweat less now that I’m in better shape. When I was fat, it could be ice cold in a room and I would sweat.

It was getting to the point where I would wake up in the middle of the night and I wasn’t breathing. A little bit of sleep apnea. My neck was pushing down on my throat, so my sleep felt like it was panicked all night.

I like clothes now. I have more energy. I sleep better. My sex drive is up. Blood’s flowing. I’m less susceptible to impulse. I’m in a different mode. When I was way out of shape, the idea of using whitening strips on my teeth seemed terrible. I have to do that every day? I’ll never do it. What you want is instant results when you’re out of shape. You want your teeth whitened in 45 minutes with the use of lasers. But when you’re in shape, you know it’s the result of doing a little bit every day. Moments aren’t just moments. A moment might be a week or a month. So instead of Boy, I’d love to eat this hamburger right now, I’m considering a little further into the future. I’m thinking, I eat that hamburger and that’s 1,200 calories, and I’m gonna work out tomorrow and lose 800 calories. I may as well eat a salad here, still do that workout, and then I’m actually making progress.

You have to eat protein. You can’t have hashbrowns, or burgers, or anything fried. You can’t have carbs. You have to work out five times a week.

But I can do 40-inch box jumps now. Action-hero physical stuff. Jumping that high feels really good. You see a giant hillside, and you think, I wanna get up that. You see a building, you think, I could climb that. When you get in shape, the world around you becomes things you wanna jump on and climb up.

Via esquire

(via jump-in-head-first)

— 3 days ago with 4563 notes
#motivation  #chris pratt  #health 
b0n-j0ur-monamour:

radicalteen:

 

stunningpicture:

Mother cat walks through flames 5 times to save kittens from building fire in Brooklyn, NY.



MY HEART

b0n-j0ur-monamour:

radicalteen:

 

stunningpicture:

Mother cat walks through flames 5 times to save kittens from building fire in Brooklyn, NY.

MY HEART

(via jump-in-head-first)

— 3 days ago with 125443 notes
#animals  #cats  #rescue  #compassion 
rosaparking:

yes doctor i cant feel my clitoris

rosaparking:

yes doctor i cant feel my clitoris

(Source: themistergram, via jump-in-head-first)

— 3 days ago with 133766 notes
neuromatic:

scienceyoucanlove:

Violinist plays during brain surgeryMusician Roger Frisch underwent deep brain stimulation to fix tremors in his hands and played the violin throughout the process.http://bit.ly/1m453IuSource ScienceAlert through Daily Anatomy


!!!!!!!!!!!

neuromatic:

scienceyoucanlove:

Violinist plays during brain surgery
Musician Roger Frisch underwent deep brain stimulation to fix tremors in his hands and played the violin throughout the process.
http://bit.ly/1m453Iu
Source ScienceAlert through Daily Anatomy

!!!!!!!!!!!

(via relevantinfofortheendoftheworld)

— 5 days ago with 389 notes
“Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.”
— 	 Ralph Waldo Emerson                 Thank you for these cuties Kev 😘

“Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson Thank you for these cuties Kev 😘

— 6 days ago with 1 note
My little sister gives the sweetest surprises. I’m so grateful for her love. Miss you chinabear 🐼#myonlyone #seeyousoonracoon

My little sister gives the sweetest surprises. I’m so grateful for her love. Miss you chinabear 🐼#myonlyone #seeyousoonracoon

— 1 week ago with 1 note
#myonlyone  #seeyousoonracoon 
"Don’t wait around for others to experience life with you. Take the lead, go out, and get the most out of life. Eventually, you’ll have more company than you can handle."
Gentlemen’s Wisdom (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
— 1 week ago with 2417 notes
Getting by Without Friends →

onlinecounsellingcollege:

1. See it as something that isn’t permanent. Even though it hurts now, it won’t always be this way. One day you’ll find others who will treat you properly – so be gentle on yourself and recognise that it will pass.

2. Learn to enjoy your own company. See it as a time to reflect on your life, and…

— 1 week ago with 1267 notes
At Red Rocks for a Dirty Heads and Pepper Concert 😆#dreamchasers #dreammakers  #coloradolivin #pepper #dirtyheads

At Red Rocks for a Dirty Heads and Pepper Concert 😆#dreamchasers #dreammakers #coloradolivin #pepper #dirtyheads

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
#dreamchasers  #dreammakers  #coloradolivin  #dirtyheads  #pepper