American Kitsch

American Kitsch
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  • pinatasmashing:

    I do not understand the obsession girls of my generation seem to have with boys with beards..can someone actually break it down and explain it to me in a way that doesn’t just confirm that its silly meaningless trend?

    I don’t even know why I like beardy men, it just happens, I see them and I think of campfires and hiking and photo albums and snuggles. They look so natural and adventurous. That kind of thing just really appeals to me. 

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    Six simple rituals:

    1. Drink a glass of water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so you’re naturally dehydrated in the morning. A glass of water when you wake helps start your day fresh.

    2. Define your top 3. Every morning ask yourself, “What are the top three most important tasks that I will complete today?” Prioritizes your day accordingly and don’t sleep until the Top 3 are complete.

    3. The 50/10 Rule. Solo-task and do more faster by working in 50/10 increments. Use a timer to work for 50 minutes on only one important task with 10 minute breaks in between. Spend your 10 minutes getting away from your desk, going outside, calling friends, meditating, or grabbing a glass of water.

    4. Move and sweat daily. Regular movement keeps us healthy and alert. It boosts energy and mood, and relieves stress.

    5. Express gratitude. Gratitude fosters happiness. Each morning, think of at least five things you’re thankful for. In times of stress, pause and reflect on these things.

    6. Reflect daily. Bring closure to your day through 10 minutes of reflection. Asks yourself, “What went well?” and “What needs improvement?”

    (via yumegrrrrrl)

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One of my favorite excerpts. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse


I love Siddhartha, such an amazing book. Has helped me through some rough times.

Eileen (c.1949). Anne Redpath (Scottish, 1895–1965). Oil on canvas. Ferens Art Gallery.
Redpath was the daughter of a tweed designer. She later described how she used flecks of colour in a manner similar to tweed makers: ‘I do with a spot of red or yellow in a harmony of grey, what my father did in his tweed.’