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after a miserable night of camping in the rain, woke up to this. (newfoundland, canada)

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conelradstation:

MORE.

John Coltrane in Jazz (dir. Ken Burns, 2000)

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beautifrei:

offside-goal:

Omg chill

this is some airbending shit right here


Globetrotters of soccer?

beautifrei:

offside-goal:

Omg chill

this is some airbending shit right here

Globetrotters of soccer?

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eartheld:

mostly nature

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artpixie:

Mount Fuji (by KimHyeonJeong)

artpixie:

Mount Fuji (by KimHyeonJeong)

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anarcho-queer:

Minimum Wage Would Be $21.72 If It Kept Pace With Increases In Productivity: Study

The minimum wage should have reached $21.72 an hour in 2012 if it kept up with increases in worker productivity, according to a March study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research. While advancements in technology have increased the amount of goods and services that can be produced in a set amount of time, wages have remained relatively flat, the study points out.

Even if the minimum wage kept up with inflation since it peaked in real value in the late 1960s, low-wage workers should be earning a minimum of $10.52 an hour, according to the study.

Between the end of World War II and the late 1960s, productivity and wages grew steadily. Since the minimum wage peaked in 1968, increases in productivity have outpaced the minimum wage growth.

The current minimum wage stands at $7.25 an hour. In 2011, more than 66 percent of Americans surveyed by the Public Religion Research Institute supported raising this figure to $10.

The last time the federal minimum wage increased was in 2009. Currently observed in 31 states, the federal minimum wage translates to an annual income of about $15,000 a year for someone working 40 hours per week.

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Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and remember that you’ve been in this place before. You’ve been this uncomfortable and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived. Breathe and know that you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They’re painful and debilitating, but you can sit with them and eventually, they will pass. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass.

Daniell Koepke (via erosboros)

this is awesome!

no matter how bad it gets, it will not last forever.
change is one of the few things - well, it’s the only thing i can think of right now - that you can count on. you can trust change. it always arrives. even in situations and places you least expect. you know this, too.

breathing is something i needed to learn. and sometimes i still need to be reminded. ‘focusing on the breath’ has gotten me through intense pain including 4 natural births (3 outside of the hospital.) or extreme situations like the time i was 200 ft in the air working on a cellphone tower in white out conditions for 5 hours in iowa in march.

now, not mentioned here, but something equally important which is not the least bit intuitive - be thankful.
ha! i told you it wasn’t logical on the surface. and you may want to tell me to fuck off at this point. but hear me out.

things WILL change. but there is no guarantee it will get better. in fact, there is every possibility it could get worse. and whether you believe it’s possible right now, i can tell you… it can *always* get worse. always.

and it’s NOT right now. it could be worse but it isn’t. RIGHT NOW. so, be thankful for THAT! it may be so shitty you wish you were dead.
it may be so painful it’s all you can do to get the air in and out of your lungs. thoughts/emotions so bleak you wonder if you’ll ever see light again. but it could be worse. so, be grateful that it isn’t.

if i’m not in so much pain all i can do is focus on breathing
if i have room to think at all
(and i’m fortunate enough to remember it)
i say, ‘thank you.’ over and over and over again.

gratitude transforms. it’s like a catalyst.
singing is even better.

i was at mile 24 or 25 of a marathon and in a lot of pain but it hurt more to walk so i kept this slow jog going. i happened upon a woman i’d seen in my marathon training group and we trudged together. then one of her friends showed up to accompany her for the last mile. she started singing and got a group of us to join along. we sang random songs and i was astounded. because the pain vanished. and all the crappy thoughts i’d been having disappeared as well. we were all smiling and excited to be nearing the finish. except one woman who refused to sing. her face reminded me of how i’d felt just minutes before. and what a profound transformation my whole experience of the marathon had just gone through. it was like walking from the deepest moonless night into full sun at noon. drastic. and wonderful.

my youngest daughter recently pointed out that breathing out longer than you breathe in relaxes the physiology and reduces anxiety. i told her my latest strategy was to sing when things got intense for me at work. and she said, “well, you’re breathing out longer than you’re breathing in.” yep. :D

if you doubt it, test it.
if it works for you, use it.

-j&

so, unfurling exists for purely self=ish reasons. it’s to collect things i appreciate. i can look back at previous posts and remember that life is amazing. and the world is beautiful.

i’ve decided to start curating my own advice. so, if/when things get bad i can look back and remember what worked in the past. this is one of those.

(Source: internal-acceptance-movement)

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