Friday, July 30, 2010

you're not gonna reach my telephone.

Too many people, including me, text wayyy too much. I've caught myself texting while I'm at dinner with someone and I get so mad at myself because I'm not letting myself be in the moment and enjoy the company I'm with. I know parents say that and it seems annoying, but if you think about it, it is so true. If you're out with your friends, try to keep the texting to a minimum. You'll never know what you're going to end up missing out on or even doing to your friendship by focusing more on the people texting than who you're with. This week I haven't had my phone around me as much as I usually do and it felt amazing. I spent more time thinking about the present and leaving time for me whereas usually if I have my phone, I get caught up in talking to different people, worrying if certain people aren't texting me, etc. Try to have even a day where you hardly look at your phone- you'll be surprised with how you feel.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

I think it is so sad how many people feel as though they cannot act like themselves around certain people. I see too many friends acting like total hypocrites just because they are trying to impress someone or look "cool". If you feel like someone will not like you if you act like yourself, then they are not worth it. Be confident in yourself enough to not have to lower your standards or change your opinions just because other people don't agree with you. Each one of us is unique and that's what makes us so individually special. How boring and lifeless would the world be if everyone had the same opinions and all acted the same. Remember that you are amazing just the way you are, and you are only cheating yourself if you change yourself for other people.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

this time baby i'll be bulletproof.

"An arrow can be shot only by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it's going to launch you into something great."

"Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to make them all yourself."

"Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him."

"It's not how many times you fall down, it's how many times you get back up."

“God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons we could not learn in any other way. The way we learn those lessons is not to deny the feelings but to find the meanings underlying them.”

"Strength isn't how much you can handle before you break; it's about how much you can handle after you break."

"If a mistake is a stepping stone, it is not a mistake."


The bad experiences we all have are here for us to learn from. What is the point of making mistakes and getting hurt when you are not going to learn from them or grow from them? Challenge yourself to make the most out of the inevitable bad experiences that will happen to you. Don't let yourself get too down from them- show the world that you can be strong and rise above it. After every big storm, there is a rainbow after. Bad times won't be there forever. Take every moment and take full advantage of it because life is short, shorter than it may seem at times. Remember that and go out there and be the best person you can.

Monday, July 19, 2010

your life in a snapshot.


weight loss tips,

1. Forget blame and guilt: It is important for you to make sure that you don't blame anyone -- either yourself or your parents -- for where you are right now. Feeling guilty about your appearance is a negative feeling that won't help.

2. Take the long term approach: Look at what you are about to undertake not as a short term, quick, weight loss, but rather a change in lifestyle to last a lifetime. You will begin to make more nutritious food choices, add exercise, and cut back somewhat on your eating. If you falter along the way, you don't need to look at it as a failure because you know that you have a long time to make the changes. For example, if you go with your friends to eat at a fast food restaurant, and you indulge in a large order of fries, there is no need to feel guilty because you know that eating them is not a regular habit, and that at the next meal you will eat more sensibly.

3. Set reasonable goals: Losing one-half to one pound per week is very realistic. Don't drop your calorie intake to below 1,300 calories because it would be hard to get all the important nutrition that you need in less than that, plus, you probably won't feel satisfied.

4. Add daily exercise: I suspect that you may be caught in a vicious cycle of not exercising, eating and not having energy. Exercising actually makes you feel more energetic once you have made a habit of it. If you don't feel like you have energy to exercise now, start out with some physical activity that will get you moving, but won't require a lot energy. How about taking the dog for a walk? Or, if you don't have a dog, take the neighbor's dog for a walk. Once you have done some walking, every day for a couple of weeks, try running for a short distance. Get out on your bicycle, or roller blades, or shoot some baskets in the driveway. If you are at a loss for exercise ideas, speak to your gym teacher. I'll bet they would love to help you out. Most teachers are thrilled with kids that are self-motivated to improve.

5. Enlist the support of your family: Have a serious talk with your parents and ask them to help. They should be able to help you find materials on nutritious eating, and can help purchase the foods that will help, such as fresh fruits for snacks and whole grain cereals for breakfast. And they can avoid purchasing foods that will tempt you with poor choices, such as sodas, chips, candy, donuts or cookies.

6. Find measures of success besides weight loss: This isn't just about losing weight, it's about getting healthier for good. So, don't measure your success merely on how much weight you lose. Other things you can look at (for example) may be the amount of time you spent being physically active and not watching television, an increase in endurance (for example, biking for a longer distance or jogging for a longer period of time), or a week of making nutritious snack choices (for example, after school you picked a yogurt fruit smoothie instead of cookies and a soda).

7. Block out cultural messages that emphasize being thin: Decide not to focus on the television shows with actresses or actors that are too thin, as well as fashion magazines with overly thin models. In the real world, most people don't look like that. In fact, it is hard to look like a model and still get the appropriate nutrition from an adequate amount of food. Instead, take a look at high school and college athletes. Most of them are muscular, full bodied and brimming over with good health! You don't have to be a full fledged athlete to look or feel that way, but once you have developed an active lifestyle and good eating habits, you will.

8. Schedule a visit with your health-care provider: If you think your energy level is unusually low, have your mom or dad call the doctor. It may be that some health problem is contributing to how you feel.

9. Find your motivation from within: Weight loss won't happen unless the desire comes from inside you. No amount of outside pressure will do the job.

Weight Loss for Teens: Nine Terrific Tips

gaga ooh la la.

"Peace. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no trouble, noise, or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart."

"Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore. "

"You have to be unique, and diffrent, and shine in your own way."

"All that ever holds somebody back, I think, is fear. For a minute I had fear. [Then] I went into the [dressing] room and shot my fear in the face..."

"I remember watching the mascara tears flood the ivories and I thought, "It's OK to be sad." I've been trained to love my darkness."

"I'm already crazy. I'm a fearless person. I think it creeps up on you. I don't think it can be stopped. If my destiny is to lose my mind because of fame, then that's my destiny. But my passion still means more than anything."

"I just I felt like a freak, I guess what I'm trying to say is
I want to liberate them, I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can create their own space in the world"


* 5:30- end

Saturday, July 10, 2010

we're gonna have a good day.

One of the hardest things for me is just to be happy. Not happy because of someone else or happy because something happened. Just happy. This post is just as much for me as it is for whoever is reading it. I've been letting little things bother me and that is not the way I should live my life. Everyone needs to just be happy with being alive and being themselves. Who cares if some people see things differently than you or if friends are disappointing you. Of course that kind of stuff will bother you, but if you really think about it, it is not important in life. What's important is that you are alive and you are doing the best that you can. Let the little things in life make you happy. Take every day one at a time and just live in the moment. Be happy with who you are, on the inside and out.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

you're as beautiful as you feel.

You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face
And show the world all the love in your heart
Then people gonna treat you better
You're gonna find, yes, you will
That you're beautiful as you feel

Waiting at the station with a workday wind a-blowing
I've got nothing to do but watch the passers-by
Mirrored in their faces I see frustration growing
And they don't see it showing, why do I?

You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face
And show the world all the love in your heart
Then people gonna treat you better
You're gonna find, yes, you will
That you're beautiful as you feel

I have often asked myself the reason for THE sadness
In a world where tears are just a lullaby
If there's any answer, maybe love can end the madness
Maybe not, oh, but we can only try

You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face
And show the world all the love in your heart
Then people gonna treat you better
You're gonna find, yes, you will
That you're beautiful as you feel

Thursday, July 1, 2010


The website, PostSecret ( is amazing. It shows that nobody is alone in this world and that everyone is worth being loved and cared for. There are some books out, and I cannot wait to go buy them. The whole idea of PostSecret truly inspires me to never judge someone. You really never know what people are going through or what they are feeling on the inside. You also never know how much you can change someone's life or at least make it better. Be aware of that and go out of your way to do good deeds for people, or at least just show them you care about them.

On the PostSecret facebook page, there are discussion boards. A couple of the discussion topics have people putting their numbers in there for people to text them their secrets. A lot of the people also put, along with their numbers, that they are willing to give advice or help them through it if they need to. Last night, I decided to put my number in there. I got a text at about midnight telling me a secret and when I woke up this morning, I gave the best advice that I could. The (anonymous) person responded that I made him/her feel a lot better and that my enthusiasm for life spoke louder to him/her than my actual words. He/she said I showed them that there really is something out there to be happy about.

When I put my number down, I was excited for people to text me. I thought I'd feel good and give them advice and it'd be really easy. When I got the text, though, it almost scared me. I felt a little overwhelmed and uneasy. The satisfaction of actually making the person feel better, though, was totally worth it. I hope that more people text me their secrets because in return for hopefully making them feel better, they are challenging me to look deeper into myself and step out of my comfort zone.

“When we truly realize that we are all alone is when we need others the most”