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Solitude, Silence & Stillness


When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep; yes, and when I walk alone in a beautiful orchard, if my thoughts drift to far-off matters for some part of the time for some other part I lead them back again to the walk, the orchard, to the sweetness of this solitude, to myself.    Montaigne-Michel de Montaigne.

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Some people pursue happiness, others create it.


If you want to be happy, be.- Leo Tolstoy.

 
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. – Groucho Marx.

 
Attitude is 200% of how we handle life and all it brings. Work Hard, play hard and smile even harder! – Jacob Atkins.

 
If you keep a smile on your face, you’ll always know where it is.:) – Susan Gale.

 
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.- Benjamin Franklin.

 
When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy. – Samuel Goldwyn.

 
Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.-Victor Hugo.

 
Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed. – unknown.

 
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. – Buddha.

 
The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up. – Charles L. Morgan.

Prayer and Peace- NYC shooting.


Prayers and Peace for the shooting victims and families at NYC shooting.

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.- Seymour Miller & Jill Jackson.

It is not enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” Peace is found within us if we believe on it, only then it would happen. -Eleanor Roosevelt.


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Have you ever looked at the night sky and marveled at the stars? Here, circling our lonely star in our lonely galaxy, we gaze past the bright lights, imagining the wonders they conceal. These tiny specks contain secrets about the universe we can only begin to imagine—truths that challenge our understanding of space and time themselves. Below are a few mind-bending facts about outer space and the universe. Feel free to leave discoveries that peak your interests in the comments section below. Click here for numbers 5-1!

Space and time are relative

If there’s one thing that’s absolute in this world, it’s time, right? Well, not quite. While we see time and space as constants, they are actually relative to the observer. What does this mean? According to Einstein, if you were to fly past the Earth at 10% of the speed of light, you would see some strange things…

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Thirty-six 24 Thirty-Six

Elle Says:

The title for this blog is – obviously – ironic.  In documenting our weight loss journeys, we want to discuss false ideals of body image and how they have affected our own weight struggles. In no way do we believe that the “ideal” woman has bust, waist, and hip measurements of 36-24-36.

Puh-leeze.

Not even two of our most famous icons of beauty had those measurements.  Audrey Hepburn (love her), of classic-beauty, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and strange-accent fame, was a 31.5-22-31.  Tiny, yes, but she had her own weight issues; before she was famous and was working as a dancer after the war, she struggled with overeating.  Who knew?  Marilyn Monroe, on the other hand, of Kennedy, Playboy, and bombshell fame, was supposedly a 36-24-34.  Smaller than you thought still, huh?

Daniel Akst published an article* in the Summer 2005 Wilson Quarterly that investigated evolutionary and…

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Prayer and Peace


Prayers and Peace for the shooting victims and families at Wisconsin Gurudwara.

“I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.”
Gandhi’s Prayer For Peace