“Wake up early. Drink coffee. Work hard. Be ambitious. Keep your priorities straight, your mind right and your head up. Do well, live well and dress really well. Do what you love, love what you do. It is time to start living.”—Unknown (via exoticwild)
“Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.”— Eckhart Tolle (via frazzledfran)
“It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn. Maybe that’s enlightenment enough - to know that there is no final resting place of the mind, no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom, at least for me, means realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.”
“How weird it is to think I used to not know of your existence. I somehow lived my life without ever knowing you were a person. Once we met though, god I haven’t been able to get you out of my head since. It’s hard to imagine I used to be able to live my life without you consuming my head with thoughts.”—kmr (via iamcharliesangel)
Hey girl! I just read up on your testimony and the part about all US foods being fake really intrigued me. I understand already that so much of our food is processed, but I was wondering if you knew of any articles that could further my knowledge of that? Also, I feel like it's hard to eat local in my town, but maybe I'm just not looking in the right places. We have farmers markets all summer long, but when it's closed for the winter i feel at a loss!
First of all let me just say I am so happy that I played even if a tiny part in that. I feel like it’s such an important issue for us fitblrs to be talking about and it’s really not getting enough attention. I put together a little resource list for you here that I hope you find helpful. Thank you so much for your question!
Localharvest.org - This website allows you to enter your city or zipcode to find Farmer’s markets, local produce, CSAs and co-ops, farms, and everything you could possibly ever need.
EWG - The Environmental Working group gives you so many good resources. I personally have the dirty dozen and clean 15 list saved in my phone for quick reference when I need it. They also have a whole page of extremely helpful consumer guides.
It's so easy to be overweight, unhealthy, eat junk and just make excuses. It's hard to work hard, eat healthy and keep positive. There are days when you feel like giving up and there are days when you think 'why am I doing this? Is this all worth it?'. Yes it is, and that's why only the strong ones survive. You can do it!
“When I say I want to travel I don’t mean I want to stay at resorts and go on tours with tour guides or buy key chains from souvenir shops. I don’t want to be a tourist. When I say I want to travel I mean I want to explore another country and become part of it. I want to discover small coffee shops in Germany and Italy and France. I want to walk on beaches in Australia and browse the book stores of England. I want to hike the Great Wall of China and go cliff diving in Hawaii I want to meet people who are not like me, but people who I can like all the same. I want to take pictures of things and places and people I meet. I want my mind to be in constant awe of life on earth. I want to see things with new eyes. I want to look at a map and be able to remember how I was transformed by the places I’ve been to the things I’ve seen and the people I’ve met. I want to come home and realize that I have not come home whole but have left a piece of my heart in each place I have been. This, I think, is what is at the heart of Adventure and this is why I plan on making my life one.”—Unknown (via exoticwild)
“I refuse to be the leftovers you pack into your fridge. I refuse to be the freebie when you buy two and get one free. I refuse to be the semicolon that hangs onto an already finished sentence. I will not cut myself up into pieces just so you can copy and paste me whenever, wherever you want.”—(via c0ntemplations)
“She also considered very seriously what she would look like in a little cottage in the middle of the forest, dressed in a melancholy gray and holding communion only with the birds and trees; a life of retirement away from the vain world; a life into which no man came.”—A.A. Milne (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)