Wednesday, March 30, 2016

10 Things Women Need to Stop Apologizing For

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Women have a tendency to apologize far too much in their day-to-day lives.

 

Too often, we waste our breath saying we're sorry for things that don't warrant having to ask for forgiveness. Whether we do it because we think it's polite or we fear others' judging eyes, it's not time well spent. So, once and for all, turn your many sorrys into one big “sorry I'm not sorry.”

 


Here are 10 things women need to stop apologizing for:

 


1. Stop apologizing for what you eat




 

You can still be a yogi and eat meat. You can still be a health expert and crave a soda. You can still be a health and wellness aficionado and scarf down some pizza when cheat day arrives a few days early. No one should apologize for not being perfect. True, you should practice whatever it is you preach, but can you really be “on” all the time?

 

 


2. Stop apologizing in your yoga class




 

Yoga classes can pack a surprising amount of mats into such a small space. And sometimes your flow and creativity can cause you to move off your mat and brush body parts with your neighbor. The common response is to say “I'm sorry!” for fear you'll be thought of as rude or aloof. But yoga is the last place you're meant to feel restricted, as is any other type of workout class or exercise. Instead, give that person a friendly smile and carry on with your practice.

 

 


3.Stop apologizing for the size, shape, or color of your body




 

One size does not fit all in the world of health and wellness. Eating well, exercising often, attending regular yoga classes, being a personal trainer, a fitness enthusiast, a yoga teacher, a vegan, or a health expert does not have a certain size, shape, or color. Stop thinking you can't really be any of these things just because it's not what is advertised in a magazine. Your passions have no boundaries.

 











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4. Stop apologizing for not being in the mood




 

Sometimes you're just are't in the mood for a little bump and grind. Maybe you have a lot going on in your life… maybe you just ate a whole pizza, or maybe they smell bad. Quit apologizing for not wanting to do it ALL THE TIME. Tell them to take a shower and comeback later. It's your body. Don't be sorry.

 

 


5. Stop apologizing for wearing, or not wearing, makeup




 

No one needs to know why you decided to sport some falsies for a Vinyasa flow. No one needs to know why you didn't have time to dry your hair or put on foundation to meet up for a professional or friendly get together. How you look is your choice, and there is no right or wrong way to go about it. Always do you, even if it's the result of a mistake.

 

 


6. Stop apologizing for having an emotional reaction to something




 

When you have an emotional reaction to something, don't hold back. If you laugh at something your yoga teacher says, weep as you lay in savasana, or burst out in tears of joy from completing a grueling workout, let it be! Self expression is one of the most powerful forms of healing.

 

 


7. Stop apologizing for taking a few days off from exercising




 

Taking a mini break from hitting the gym, your nightly yoga class, your running group, etc. may seem like a strange thing to do when it's become such an intricate part of your daily routine, but sometimes you just need a rest – mentally and physically. When you realize enough time has passed and you get back in your typical groove, don't feel like you need to tell your teacher or your exercise pal how sorry you are that you have been missing in action – it's your choice and your business.

 

 


8. Stop apologizing for your complicated order or for sending something back to the kitchen




 

So you want to be healthy when you go out to eat – how dare you! These days, we are all more aware of how bad the food out there can be for us. Don't be afraid to ask the server to go light on the butter or if they have gluten free substitutions. You're looking out for your health and you should get a pat on the back. And if your food or drink isn't what you were expecting send it back. Open your throat chakra and do everyone a favor. Tell them how it is. Maybe the kitchen is unaware that their drink special tastes like shit.

 

 


9. Stop apologizing for not meshing with your yoga a teacher, a class or a studio




 

Not all yoga studios, gyms, teachers, music playlists, or classes are created equal. Just because you love to workout, love to go to yoga, or love a certain teacher, doesn't mean you will always connect to every teacher or studio that you try. Sometimes you're just not feeling it, and it's your prerogative to ditch that which doesn't serve you.

 

 


10. Stop apologizing for being confident




 

When we find ourselves rocking confidence, we tend to receive both positive and negative feedback. This makes us wonder if we should tone it down. But in a day and age where body positivity reigns supreme, all I can say is: be your biggest, baddest, boldest, most beautiful self.

 

 

Apologizing has its time and place, but choose it wisely, and know the difference between a warranted apology and one that serves as nothing more but a mask for your unnecessary fears or insecurities of what others might think. Own it!

 


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10 Things Women Need to Stop Apologizing For

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Women have a tendency to apologize far too much in their day-to-day lives.

 

Too often, we waste our breath saying we're sorry for things that don't warrant having to ask for forgiveness. Whether we do it because we think it's polite or we fear others' judging eyes, it's not time well spent. So, once and for all, turn your many sorrys into one big “sorry I'm not sorry.”

 


Here are 10 things women need to stop apologizing for:

 


1. Stop apologizing for what you eat




 

You can still be a yogi and eat meat. You can still be a health expert and crave a soda. You can still be a health and wellness aficionado and scarf down some pizza when cheat day arrives a few days early. No one should apologize for not being perfect. True, you should practice whatever it is you preach, but can you really be “on” all the time?

 

 


2. Stop apologizing in your yoga class




 

Yoga classes can pack a surprising amount of mats into such a small space. And sometimes your flow and creativity can cause you to move off your mat and brush body parts with your neighbor. The common response is to say “I'm sorry!” for fear you'll be thought of as rude or aloof. But yoga is the last place you're meant to feel restricted, as is any other type of workout class or exercise. Instead, give that person a friendly smile and carry on with your practice.

 

 


3.Stop apologizing for the size, shape, or color of your body




 

One size does not fit all in the world of health and wellness. Eating well, exercising often, attending regular yoga classes, being a personal trainer, a fitness enthusiast, a yoga teacher, a vegan, or a health expert does not have a certain size, shape, or color. Stop thinking you can't really be any of these things just because it's not what is advertised in a magazine. Your passions have no boundaries.

 











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4. Stop apologizing for not being in the mood




 

Sometimes you're just are't in the mood for a little bump and grind. Maybe you have a lot going on in your life… maybe you just ate a whole pizza, or maybe they smell bad. Quit apologizing for not wanting to do it ALL THE TIME. Tell them to take a shower and comeback later. It's your body. Don't be sorry.

 

 


5. Stop apologizing for wearing, or not wearing, makeup




 

No one needs to know why you decided to sport some falsies for a Vinyasa flow. No one needs to know why you didn't have time to dry your hair or put on foundation to meet up for a professional or friendly get together. How you look is your choice, and there is no right or wrong way to go about it. Always do you, even if it's the result of a mistake.

 

 


6. Stop apologizing for having an emotional reaction to something




 

When you have an emotional reaction to something, don't hold back. If you laugh at something your yoga teacher says, weep as you lay in savasana, or burst out in tears of joy from completing a grueling workout, let it be! Self expression is one of the most powerful forms of healing.

 

 


7. Stop apologizing for taking a few days off from exercising




 

Taking a mini break from hitting the gym, your nightly yoga class, your running group, etc. may seem like a strange thing to do when it's become such an intricate part of your daily routine, but sometimes you just need a rest – mentally and physically. When you realize enough time has passed and you get back in your typical groove, don't feel like you need to tell your teacher or your exercise pal how sorry you are that you have been missing in action – it's your choice and your business.

 

 


8. Stop apologizing for your complicated order or for sending something back to the kitchen




 

So you want to be healthy when you go out to eat – how dare you! These days, we are all more aware of how bad the food out there can be for us. Don't be afraid to ask the server to go light on the butter or if they have gluten free substitutions. You're looking out for your health and you should get a pat on the back. And if your food or drink isn't what you were expecting send it back. Open your throat chakra and do everyone a favor. Tell them how it is. Maybe the kitchen is unaware that their drink special tastes like shit.

 

 


9. Stop apologizing for not meshing with your yoga a teacher, a class or a studio




 

Not all yoga studios, gyms, teachers, music playlists, or classes are created equal. Just because you love to workout, love to go to yoga, or love a certain teacher, doesn't mean you will always connect to every teacher or studio that you try. Sometimes you're just not feeling it, and it's your prerogative to ditch that which doesn't serve you.

 

 


10. Stop apologizing for being confident




 

When we find ourselves rocking confidence, we tend to receive both positive and negative feedback. This makes us wonder if we should tone it down. But in a day and age where body positivity reigns supreme, all I can say is: be your biggest, baddest, boldest, most beautiful self.

 

 

Apologizing has its time and place, but choose it wisely, and know the difference between a warranted apology and one that serves as nothing more but a mask for your unnecessary fears or insecurities of what others might think. Own it!

 


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Let's Answer The Bra Sleep Question

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When you were younger, you probably heard someone say: "You're not supposed to sleep in your bra! It's bad for you."



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Or maybe you were warned: "If you don't sleep in a bra every night, your boobs will sag."



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When you were younger, you probably heard someone say: "You're not supposed to sleep in your bra! It's bad for you."



When you were younger, you probably heard someone say:






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Or maybe you were warned: "If you don't sleep in a bra every night, your boobs will sag."



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Saturday, March 26, 2016

7 Hip Opener Yoga Poses To Release Negativity (Photos)

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Have you ever found yourself uncontrollably smiling in a yoga pose, and suddenly weeping in another? Perhaps you went into yoga class with no specific goal or intention in mind. You simply let go and let it flow. But out of nowhere, emotions arise and you have no idea why!

 

When we work with the body, we are undoubtedly working with the mind, but also the energy system, which serves as the bridge between the body and mind. Yoga is a powerful practice that helps us progress internally and externally, and release that which does not serve us, including negative emotions.

 

Many people store excess tension and built-up negative emotions in their bodies. This can, unfortunately, cause a variety of unsettling physical and mental disorders that can have a negative effect on our overall wellbeing.

 

The hips are one of the main areas of the body that store this toxicity. Hip-opening yoga poses can prove to be one of the best solutions to release these emotions.

 

Here are 7 yoga poses to aid you in letting go of negative emotions:

 


Warrior II


It’s a pose of ultimate power, with your entire body engaged – including the hips. With proper alignment, you can work towards freeing up the hip joint and release any pent-up tension, both physically and emotionally.


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How to do it: Bend deep into the front knee, focusing on pressing your back heel firmly into the ground, and feeling an outer rotation of the thighs, which will all help gently open your hips.

 


Low Lunge


Lunges are great for targeting the groin, thighs and inner hips. Sitting for prolonged periods of time, whether it be from traveling or working, can cause the body to feel stiff, which leads to tightness and can ultimately stir up negativity, or allow it to settle into the body.


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How to do it: Begin in a high lunge and then lower your back knee to the ground. Since your back knee is planted, it’s safe to continue pressing the hips forward. With each breath, allow yourself to sink into the hips a little deeper.

 


Happy Baby


Nothing sounds more like releasing negativity than a pose referred to as “happy.” This calming hip opener offers a gentle way to let it all go.


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How to do it: Lying on your back, bend your knees into your chest, holding onto the inner or outer blades of the feet with your hands. Using the strength of your arms, press your knees towards the floor. Gently rock from side to side to provide your spine with an indulgent massage as you inhale calmness and exhale tension.

 


Pigeon Pose


This pose is all about the hips, but can often prove difficult for some.


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How to do it: First, become aware of your form, ensuring that your hips are square to the front of the mat, and that your back leg is extended in line with the hips with your toes pointed straight back. Inhale to lengthen your spine and chest, and then let it all go with a deep breath as you slowly hinge your torso forward towards the mat. Once you’re there, allow yourself to truly let go as the negative energy is released and your physical tension lets up through this deep hip opener.

 


Low Yogi Squat (Malasana)


Squats dig deep into the lower body. This empowering pose allows you to both stretch your hips as well as open up your lower back (an important combination!).


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How to do it: To get into it, stand with your feet slightly wider than your hips, toes facing outward. Bend your knees and squat low until your hips are hovering above the ground. To intensify the stretch, bring your palms to heart center and press your elbows against the inside of your knees.

 


Standing Figure 4 Pose


One of the most beautiful things about balancing poses is how important it is to have a mental focus. This allows your racing thoughts to dissipate.


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How to do it: Lifting one leg high, rest the lifted ankle on the opposing thigh (above the knee joint) as you begin to bend into your standing leg and sink back into chair pose. Keep the lifted foot flexed for safety. You can bring your palms to heart center, and press your elbows to the foot and the knee of the crossed leg. This will allow your hips to open more, as you bend deeper into your standing leg. Option: fold over the bent leg for a deeper stretch.

 


Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana)


An incredible hip opener, this pose requires a good amount of warm-up prior.


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How to do it: Sitting in a relaxed seated position, bend the left knee so the knee faces straight ahead. Cross the right knee on top so the knees stack directly above each other. This is an intense hip stretch, but if you want to turn up the volume a bit more, you can gently fold your torso over your legs.

 

 

When we dig deep into our hips, we gain access to freedom in the body. This in turn allows us to express ourselves creatively, spiritually, physically and sexually. If you find that your hips are incredibly tight, be patient and use your breath to guide you as you release into the journey of opening up and letting go.

 


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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Government Has Made It Difficult For Young People To Flourish, Says DfE's Mental Health Champion

The Department for Education's mental health "champion" has criticised the government for failing to acknowledge the role social inequality plays in the issues faced by young people with mental health problems.



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In a blog for TES on Monday, Natasha Devon accused the government of engineering a social climate that has made it "difficult for any young person to enjoy optimal mental health".

Devon described the NHS as being "on its knees", and said "decent healthcare has become the privilege of those who dwell in the right postcode".

She claimed that both the current government and the coalition before it had caused "spiralling poverty", leading to an increased number of people in the UK relying on food banks – at least 1 million in 2015.




















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She also said parents were struggling to make ends meet, and that as a result they are spending less quality time with their families and schools are being relied on to provide children with breakfast. She wrote:



How can children and young people be expected to flourish in these circumstances?

Is it any wonder that anxiety disorder is bucking the one in 10 trend, increasing at a dramatic rate in under 21s? Or that hospitalisations for self-harm have doubled in the past three years?

We are applying the factor 50, but what is the government doing to turn down the heat?



Devon's blog was written following the MindEd conference on 18 March at Cambridge University, at which various mental health experts were invited to discuss ways young people with mental health problems could be helped via the education system.

Devon, who was invited to chair a panel on young people's perspectives, said the room was "full of highly educated, privileged, middle-aged white men in suits" who were more interested in mental-health literacy than addressing the issue.

At one point a question was asked about how young people are expected to cope in the current social climate, and Alistair Burt, the minister for community and social care, who was also on the panel, implied that "children need pressure to thrive, and that life is tough", she said.

The Department of Health challenged this interpretation of Burt's remarks, saying instead the minister was concerned with helping to teach children how to cope with stress and pressure.

Devon told BuzzFeed News there was also a professor who spoke about the dangers of "medicalising childhood" and why children shouldn't be protected from stress, "because stress can be good for you".

"Technically there was actually nothing wrong with what he was saying," she said. "But it was in the context of a day where we had a minister say 'life is tough' and that children should suck it up, basically. So that, for me, became really upsetting."

She said: "While I completely support teaching children about emotions and how their brain works, that's not going to solve a lot of the root causes of the problems young people face."

For the past decade, Devon has been going into UK schools to help young people on issues related to mental health and body image. Before then, she said, she suffered from bulimia and depression, and so struggled to reach her full potential.

"I left school to go to university aged 18 with three A-grade A-levels, and all the potential in the world. But by the age of 25 I had no job, no money, and was still living with my parents because I had a mental illness. ... It occurred to me that perhaps school hadn't taught me everything I needed to know in order to be successful and happy."

Although Devon believes the government is taking "a lot of positive steps", she wants people to understand that it "goes beyond education".

"This is about equality, and the government taking a united approach to make life better for young people," she said.

Asked about Devon's remarks, a spokesman for the Department for Education told BuzzFeed News there was "not really anything to say from our end".

He said Devon "remains the department's mental health champion, but she's independent of government and free to say what she wants".

The Department of Health declined to comment.




Sunday, March 20, 2016

Yoga Saved My Life – How I Found My Life Purpose in YTT

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Have you ever asked yourself, what is my purpose in life? What would happen if you not only found your purpose, but then discovered how to successfully incorporate it into your everyday life?

 

Just like many of you, I have asked myself these same questions. Then one day, it hit me . . . living a full life is the purpose.


We must be willing to risk it all and take each day for what it is in order to be true to our path. If you want to change the world, you need to start with yourself.


For the past couple of years, I haven’t felt like I was doing myself justice. I was too talented to work at a dead-end job that was unfulfilling. I was grateful to have a job that was paying the bills, but I knew I was selling myself short.

 

Sound familiar?

 

I’ve always known I wanted to help others, but I continuously lived in fear of speaking my truth.

 

After years of feeling uncertain, personally and professionally, I left an unfulfilling job and surrendered completely. I learned that being comfortable with myself and striving to do better was important for my well-being.

 

No one can fulfill you and make you happy except you.

 

After 4 years of on and off yoga practice, I decided to take more yoga classes at my local studio. I dove in deep and really immersed myself in the practice and lifestyle.

 

I learned that yoga is about taking the time to learn what makes your soul happy. Once you begin to consciously breathe and do something for yourself, you realize how great you feel.

 

Even the simple act of breathing feels magical, and you want to share this experience with everyone around you. That’s when I knew that through yoga, I had found my purpose. In this moment, I realized that I was ready to complete my yoga teacher training (YTT).

 

During my YTT, the new ways of thinking, eating and living were enlightening. My teacher training program was life changing. YTT taught me how to better myself so I can help better others.

 

Now, I am back on Long Island teaching FitYoga. I’m giving and sharing my light and grace so others can have the courage to do the same.

 











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It takes courage to take a leap of faith in the direction of your dreams and your purpose, but if you have people – in my case amazing family and friends – who support you wholeheartedly, it’s more than a leap . . . it’s going in the direction you’re supposed to go.

 

Stop for a minute and ask yourself if you’re doing yourself justice in all aspects of your life. Pursue your passions! If you feel called to travel and do a 2-week retreat or YTT, do it!

 

If you feel stuck or don’t feel like you are living your truth, have the courage to do what you feel is calling to you. You need to understand and accept that you are capable and worthy of all the desires in your heart.

 

We are always going to be called to make changes in our life on the regular, so take it one day at a time. We are all worthy and deserving of all things wonderful. Allow yourself to love, care and give without condition, reason or expectation. Allow yourself to be hopeful and honor the divinity within you.

 


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Monday, March 14, 2016

This Girl Helped Her Sister With Cerebral Palsy Get A Realistic Speaking Voice

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When someone communicates using a computerized voice, it can feel like, well, not their own. This family got the chance to create a more authentic voice for their daughter with cerebral palsy, and it's pretty incredible.








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This is Erin. She lives in Massachusets with her mom, her sister Megan, and her sister Maeve, who has cerebral palsy and uses a "talker" to communicate.



This is Erin. She lives in Massachusets with her mom, her sister Megan, and her sister Maeve, who has cerebral palsy and uses a






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Erin wrote to Dr. Patel of Vocal ID, explaining that Maeve's pre-programmed voice on her talker "sounds nothing like the voice of an 8-year-old, but there are no voices programmed that sound like one."



Erin wrote to Dr. Patel of Vocal ID, explaining that Maeve's pre-programmed voice on her talker






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The whole family got to go in to Vocal ID's headquarters, where Dr. Patel helped Erin record words and phrases and Maeve record sounds.



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Sunday, March 13, 2016

MONROE Flood Damage Restoration

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flood damage can happen for most reasons. You should fix the water damage problem as quickly as possible - the more waiting the the water cleanup costs increases. When disaster like a flood strikes your main goal must be to flood restore your home as soon as possible. Bear in mind in times of flood disasters, water restoration companies be booking rapidly so call right away.





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There are three forms of water involved with a water damage and mold situation. The category of water will determine the correct water restoration method.



Excess moisture or flood damage will cause homes and a commercial building to rapidly deteriorate. The damaging outcomes of water can be dramatically reduced through a quick response, it is highly recommended to call a water damage and mold company first 24-two days.

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BEFORE A FLOOD



Avoid building in the flood plain. It becomes an area of land near a stream or river that's flat and possesses a top probability of water build up.



Construct walls and barriers to halt water from entering your property.



Seal the basement walls with watertight compound.



Stay up-to-date in news reports in your area whether it be radio or television. Provide an extra radio that runs using battery %u2013 make sure you have sufficient batteries.



A flood watch does not necessarily mean flooding is happening. However, a flood warning means it is occurring now and fun to adopt any eleventh hour efforts you may have to make.



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FLOOD PREPARATION TIPS



Rule number 1 %u2013 be ready! Prepare an evacuation bad with your important items %u2013 don%u2019t forget your medications.



In the eventuality of an evacuation declaration do not wait. The more time waiting the bigger you possibility of not getting out increases.



In the event  of a flash flood, your number one priority is always to be able to higher ground.



If you have time, secure patio furniture and move essential circumstances to a higher places such as cabinets.



Switch off all utilities and disconnect electrical appliances.



During a Flood



Avoid navigating through moving water. If you should walk in water does this where the water isn't moving.



Absolutely avoid driving into flooded areas. As a result you improve the likelihood of losing your vehicle towards the flood. Should your vehicle gets stuck from the flood don't attempt and reserve it. Your vehicle may be moved by the water within minutes and can severely injure you.



Pay attention to downed power lines and remember to become cautious of any electrical equipment should you be wet.



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Saturday, March 12, 2016

13 Charts That Will Speak To You If You're A Master Procrastinator

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

This Song About The Clitoris Is Explosively Trippy But Also Very Informative

Boppin’ along, singin’ bout the clitoris, wearing batshit costumes, NBD.














Refinery29 created this amazing music video about the clitoris and the history of the clitoris in society... and it's mind-blowingly, toe-curlingly awesome.



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Just wait for the clitoris costume.




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OK, I have no idea who thought of this, but I'm SO GLAD they did. We start with a plexiglass model of the clitoris -- the whole clitoris, including the parts that are hidden inside your body.



OK, I have no idea who thought of this, but I'm SO GLAD they did. We start with a plexiglass model of the clitoris -- the whole clitoris, including the parts that are hidden inside your body.






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There's a lil Greco-Roman inspired scene, where the lead singer talks about the idolization of the male form throughout history.



There's a lil Greco-Roman inspired scene, where the lead singer talks about the idolization of the male form throughout history.



Let's have some love for the vaginas, huh, Mediterranea?




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Next, we move to a scene from the Middle Ages or maybe the Spanish Inquisition?? Unclear. What is clear is that this is a commentary on the way that various world religions have demonized female sexuality.



Next, we move to a scene from the Middle Ages or maybe the Spanish Inquisition?? Unclear. What is clear is that this is a commentary on the way that various world religions have demonized female sexuality.






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Monday, March 7, 2016

I Stopped Lying About How Happy I Was On Instagram And Started Telling The Truth About Chronic Pain

There have been many days in my life when my chronic pain has ruined my day, but there have also been many days when it hasn’t. And those are the days I previously chose to share with the world.





































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Even though these conditions are such a big part of my life, I don't talk about them much when I'm using social media... especially not on Instagram.



Even though these conditions are such a big part of my life, I don't talk about them much when I'm using social media... especially not on Instagram.



I don't share much about my chronic pain for a number of reasons:

1. I have to live with this pain every single day, and I don't feel like it's necessary to relive it through social media.

2. Instagram is a place to showcase the BEST parts of your life, and my pain is not included in the best parts of my life.

3. Instagram is the perfect place to create an illusion of your life, so that's what I do. I create an illusion of a life without chronic pain.

4. And, quite frankly, I don't think anyone wants to see me lying in bed cuddling a bottle of Advil in between pictures of food and jumping beach pics.




Lara Parker







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