"Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself."
Daniell Koepke (via gendervoid666)
Some eye of the needle moments on a fast descent with this fallen tree. #vscocam
A Map of an Introvert’s Heart
by an Introvert
This couldn’t be more accurate… (heart/brain)
(by Top Teny)
What’s that? Oh sorry, I can’t hear you over all these books… (that would be me, jfyi)
The dog-days are almost upon us. Keep your kitties (and even goggies) safe in the heat.
Some other tips:
- Put out multiple water bowls for easy access. Consider freezing one, or adding ice.
- Tie ribbons to the grill of an oscillating fan to encourage your cat to play and cool off at the same time
- Place some frozen cooler packs in a rolled up towel, then in your pets favorite bed
- Make sure access to the bathroom is clear. All of that porcelain, enamel and cold water plumbing can keep bathrooms a few degrees cooler than the rest of the house. Basements too, if available
"Your voice sounds completely different in different languages. It alters your personality somehow. I don’t think people get the same feeling from you. The rhythm changes. Because the rhythm of the language is different, it changes your inner rhythm and that changes how you process everything.
When I hear myself speak French, I look at myself differently. Certain aspects will feel closer to the way I feel or the way I am and others won’t. I like that—to tour different sides of yourself. I often find when looking at people who are comfortable in many languages, they’re more comfortable talking about emotional stuff in a certain language or political stuff in another and that’s really interesting, how people relate to those languages."
Francois Arnaud for Interview Magazine (via iraplastic)