1. "A recent study by Tobias Teichert and Jack Grinband discovered that “postponing the onset of the decision process by as little as 50 to 100 milliseconds enables the brain to focus attention on the most relevant information and block out irrelevant distractors.” By focusing on what’s happening right now, you can notice something new. Even if your response is something simple — like, “Wow. Isn’t it interesting I feel this way?” — you’re putting yourself in the moment and creating the opportunity to be guided instead of governed."
     

  2. "The point is: Our lives are happening now, which means we’re likely to forget about the hurt and anger at ourselves and focus on what we can do now to make our lives better."
     

  3. "Want to know a key secret to succeeding in relationships with your friends, family, co-workers, and anyone you will ever meet from this moment on? It’s the first thing we did when we were born, and the most powerful weapon that will create an instant connection with anyone you meet. It’s to shut up and listen."
     
  4. Agreed!!

    claredezdraws:

    20 minutes late with Starbucks on this one- I saw Guardians of the Galaxy and even though I really, really liked it, I kinda want more alien assassin sisters. 

     

  5. Please signal boost my Etsy perfumery shop?

    Hi Sam! Excited to see Game of Thrones on your list of future perfumes. Could I request a Sansa scent? She’s my favorite!! Thanks so much :) Can’t wait to receive the Anna and Elsa scents I’m about to order! <3

    actualgodofwine:

    Hello! My name is Sam, and I’m a twenty five year old mixed race (white passing) disabled queer trans man living in my fabulous Las Vegas valley.

    I run an Etsy shop that garners great reviews and features almost 30 fandoms, with over 110 individual fandom and original perfumes. Most of my current scents are inspired by Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite, Resident Evil, Supernatural, Marvel, and DC.

    In addition to my shop, I am always drafting new perfumes! I currently have over 170 ready to make with materials, featuring a wealth of original scents and additions to the fandoms in my shop, and fandoms that I haven’t featured!!

    I really could use more work coming in, and more people knowing about my shop! Everyone who reblogs this will get 10% off any purchase in my store! (For one time only, but it covers all of the items that you purchase in that go!) Just toss me the link to your reblog and I’ll pass you back your coupon. :)

    Thank you for your time!

    My story, if you’d like to read it:

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  6. "The modern day philosopher and writer Nassim Nicholas Taleb defines a Stoic as someone who, “transforms fear into prudence, pain into transformation, mistakes into initiation and desire into undertaking.”"
     
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  8. 7 Ingredients for a Happy Life

    onlinecounsellingcollege:

    1. Decide to let go of worry and “what ifs”

    2. Work on developing your self-confidence

    3. Forgive yourself, and others, and let go of grievances

    4. Be open and warm in your relationships

    5. Don’t compare yourself with other people

    6. Define own success

    7. Be optimistic, and keep on persevering.

     

  9. "An emotion is the body’s reaction to your mind."
    — Eckhart Tolle (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
     

  10. "When you forgive yourself, you are not pretending as though it never happened. On the contrary, you are acknowledging that your actions have consequences. But the consequences need not include self-inflicted negative feelings. Not forgiving yourself is like picking at an open wound; you are only making a bad situation worse. The wound is already there, but you do have control over your reaction to it, and you can stop it from getting worse."