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Learning to simplify life's complications. This is a way to capture my thoughts on life - the joys, the challenges, the absurdities - and my attempts to make sense of it all.
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We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.
Charles Bukowski (via patrickrhone)

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One of my favorite tumblr blogs is Undressed Skeleton by Taralynn McNitt {heads up, Taralynn now blogs at simplytaralynn.com but  links out to her new blog via tumblr}. 

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Taralynn recently posted on tumblr about one of her grocery shopping trips. For me, Taralynn’s post was an incredibly helpful resource in building my own grocery shopping list for this week.

When it comes to snacking, if it’s unhealthy and sitting in the cabinet, chances are I’ll eat it. I just can’t resist! So I make sure we only have healthy snacks at home. But I tend to buy the same stuff every grocery trip, and then I get in a rut. This list helped me change up my snacking habits while keeping things healthy. Some of the items that made it from Taralynn’s list to mine? Whole almonds, Activia yogurt, edamame salad (to use as a salad topper), almond butter, and dried apricots. Check out the rest of the grocery list here. What do you do to make sure you eat healthy at home?

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I wish this was real life. Here’s what the Paris metro would look like if it had just as many animals using it as people. Happy weekend.

{via mashableAnimals Take Over the Paris metro in an Enchanting Photo Series By photographers Thomas Subtil and Clarisse Rebotier.}

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If you’re wondering how to wear the sneakers + jeans look without looking like a soccer mom from the ’90s, here’s a great example! Again, proof that in fashion, sometimes simple is best.

{image via whatiwore: Simple Sunday

As a marketer, this is so interesting to me! Here’s lots of helpful information for anyone who wants their content to actually be read by their target audience.

{via fastcompany: ”The perfect Tweet length was right around 100 characters.” - The Proven Ideal Length Of Every Tweet, Facebook Post, And Headline Online}

{via leanin: ”Strong is the New Pretty” is a new photo series by Kate Parker which shows her two daughters and their friends “just as they are: loud, athletic, fearless, messy, joyous, frustrated. I wanted to celebrate them, just as they are, and show them that is enough.  Being pretty or perfect is not important. Being who they are is.” Photos by Kate T. Parker.}

In an interview a while back, Lauren Conrad was asked, “What’s your favorite position?” Her response: “CEO.” Well played, Miss Conrad, well played.

{sources: I originally heard about this here // also featured on UpWorthy}

I find this awesome, hilarious, scary, and genius all at the same time. I don’t think anything could motivate me more to run faster than zombies chasing me down the street. Too bad I can’t afford Google Glass.

{via fastcompanyNeed some motivation for your run? Now you can have zombies chase you.Inside The Crazy Google Glass Fitness App That Makes You Run For Your Life}

{via npr & she-worksFor every hundred dollars you’d like to spend, wait a day. Do you still want it? -Melody Kramer, Washington DC}

"Bloom where you are planted." Good advice!

{image via KendiEveryday & JuliaStotz/Foxglove Studio}