march 30th

Living in the present,
learning from the past,
hoping for the future.


random fart quotes

"Mom- today in class, a kid farted, and it sounded like, 'Hi man'. It was like it was alive. It was really weird." -Noah

"To me it's funny when army soldiers fart in the middle of battle." -Luke


the last day of february

"While I still get hooked at times
 by self-judgement and negative thoughts, 
I have learned to be grateful for the good moments 
and a bit more graceful during the difficult ones, 
knowing that all things in life come and go."
 -Elisha Goldstein, 'Uncovering Happiness'



Let everything happen to you.
Beauty and terror,
Just keep going.
No feeling is final.

-Rainer Maria Rilke



I heard a voice that told me I'm essential.
How all my fears are limiting my potential.
Said it's time to step into the light and
use every bit of the power I have inside.

-India Arie


sage words

This is my simple religion.
There is no need for temples;
no need for complicated philosophy.
  Our own brain, our own heart
  is our temple; 
the philosophy is kindness.

-the Dalai Lama




My worth 
is not determined by my
 talents, appearance, or external praise;
my worth is determined 
by my heart, my soul,
and the love I give
to others.

* * *


december 4th

You need only worry about what is 
in front of you right now... 
nothing else exists.



Feeling pain in my heart, I breathe in.
Suffering from the pain in my heart, I breathe out.
Feeling my heart breaking, I breathe in.
Feeling as if my heart will break in two, I breathe out.
Feeling the pain is too great to live with, I breathe in.
Feeling as if the pain is going to swallow me up, I breathe out.
Feeling hurt, I breathe in.
Finding hurt where I want love, I breathe out.
Feeling frustration and anger, I breathe in.
Feeling frustration and anger boiling inside, I breathe out.
Wanting things to be different, I breathe in.
Wanting to change him/her, I breathe out.
Wanting attention, I breathe in.
Craving attention, I breathe out.
Wanting gentle touch, I breathe in.
Wanting loving touch, I breathe out.
Feeling I am not good enough, I breathe in.
Seeing nothing good about me, I breath out.
Feeling shame about my body, I breathe in.
Feeling that I am unlovable, I breathe out.
Feeling that no one loves me, I breathe in.
Suffering from not feeling loved, I breathe out.
Feeling frustration, I breathe in.
Feeling fear, I breathe out.
Being afraid that nothing will ever change, I breathe in.
Wanting love in my life, I breathe out.
Feeling fear that I will not have what I want, I breathe in.
Feeling fear and anxiety, I breathe out.
Noticing that I am OK, I breathe in.
Noticing that I am OK, I breathe out.


some pictures - oct & nov

Hill Airforce Base

fall hike with Jeff

Luke- spinning wool - This is the Place field trip

fall break - Pioneer Park

The Civil War (i mean, Halloween)

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