Archive | November, 2015

Get Off My Chest

30 Nov

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“There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self-expression. That’s what happens to me every day. My thoughts get off my chest, down my sleeves and onto my pad.”

Garson Kanin

Relieve stress by taking pictures, coloring, painting, drawing, writing, reading, writing haiku, taking walks, exercising…

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Keep Busy

28 Nov
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Empire State Building, New York; Lewis W. Hine (American, 1874 – 1940); New York, New York, United States; 1931; Gelatin silver print

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”

– Lee Iacocca

Quite a photo; from The Library of Congress.

Take A Long Time

26 Nov

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“Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time.” —Debbie Millman

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Pay Attention

24 Nov
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Arthur Hacker [British Pre-Raphaelite painter, 1858-1919] “The Annunciation.”

“Try not to pay attention to those who will try to make life miserable for you.”

—Joseph Brodsky

Be Very Afraid

22 Nov

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“…If you’re taking drugs for your emotions—to diminish them—then you should not have confidence. You should be very afraid.”

—Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher is an amazing and humorous writer and actress. Daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.

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Be All There

20 Nov

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There That Day

18 Nov
Actor Lee Kang-Sheng in the movie Vive l'Amour. Photo courtesy Central Motion Picture Corporation

Actor Lee Kang-Sheng in the movie Vive l’Amour. Photo courtesy Central Motion Picture Corporation.

“I have followed things in my life that barely had a pulse, but it was the only thing that was there that day.”

—Elizabeth Gilbert

It’s Pretty Simple

16 Nov

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“…For me, if you want to be confident, it’s pretty simple: don’t hang out with people if they make you feel like shit.”

—Beth Ditto

What Magnifies Your Spirit?

14 Nov

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Seek out what magnifies your spirit.

I Should Wish

12 Nov
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Miss America pageant contestant Yolande Betbeze. Photo by Dick DeMarsico. Date Created/Published: 1950. Courtesy The Library of Congress.

“Without music I should wish to die.”

—Edna St. Vincent Millay

I Can’t Drink You Away

10 Nov
Courtesy The Library of Congress

Courtesy The Library of Congress

“I can’t drink you away.
I’ve tried Jack, I’ve tried Jim,
I’ve tried all of their friends.
But I can’t drink you away.
All these rocks
I can’t swim
Out of this skin
I’m living in.”

—Lyrics by Justin Timberlake

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Anything Can Happen In Life

8 Nov

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Cray Cray

6 Nov

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Your cray cray is showing! I don’t ever want to see it again!

Infectious!

4 Nov
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Title: Pilar Morin as clown/mime: head and shoulders, facing slightly left; smiling Date Created/Published: c1895. Medium: 1 photographic print.

Start each day with an infectious positive attitude!

I believe in this. I believe in starting out the day happy. I used to work with people who were huge bummers in the morning: the walking dead. Nothing like working with a bunch of ungrateful zombies throughout the day!

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

In Your Power

2 Nov
Title: [Two people kneeling, working in a field, possibly in Puerto Rico] Creator(s): Delano, Jack, photographer Date Created/Published: 1941 Dec.? Medium: 1 slide : color.

Title: [Two people kneeling, working in a field, possibly in Puerto Rico]
Creator(s): Delano, Jack, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1941 Dec.?
Medium: 1 slide : color.

“Never be hard upon people who are in your power.”

—Charles Dickens

If you have power, you need to be NICE to people. Have you ever worked for someone who abused their power? Happens a lot, unfortunately. I despise people who abuse their power.

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