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[read] Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

If anyone has already read this book, I’d like to hear your diarrhea of the mind (this is a safe zone).
Those of you who havent, do so, and If you’d be So kind as to provide to me your thoughts… I’d appreciate that too. (-_-)

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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

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Amazon.com Review

Jenny Lawson follows up her marvelous debutLet’s Pretend This Never Happened with her determination to be furiously happy: she will seize the strangest and most glorious moments of her life while she stares down her depression, severe anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, and much more—and dares it to stop her. Furiously Happy is not only a battle cry but a delirious seesaw of a memoir. One moment you swoop upward as Lawson relates her attempts to hold a koala in Australia while wearing a koala costume and explains her quirky love for taxidermied animals (who must be dead from natural causes only), and you’re giggling like a three-year-old. Then your stomach drops like an artillery shell when Lawson exposes the dark side of her mental illnesses: trying not to cut herself and holing up in her bedroom for days on end. The ups and downs make this a difficult book to read all in one go. However, Lawson uses both her hilarious and heartbreaking episodes to camouflage so many life lessons and biting observations. (A poignant example: when cancer victims don’t respond to medication, no one blames the cancer victim; people with mental illness don’t get the same respect.) This is a book you’ll want to savor. Whether or not you too suffer from depression, you’ll turn the last page fired up by Lawson’s conviction that you can be furiously happy no matter what life hurls at you.–Adrian Liang

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In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea.

But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

Visit the Author’s blog…

As Jenny says:

“Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you’d never guess because we’ve learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, ‘We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.’ Except go back and cross out the word ‘hiding.'”

Furiously Happy is about “taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they’re the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. It’s the difference between “surviving life” and “living life”. It’s the difference between “taking a shower” and “teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair.” It’s the difference between being “sane” and being “furiously happy.”

Lawson is beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in Furiously Happy, she is at her snort-inducing funniest. This is a book about embracing everything that makes us who we are – the beautiful and the flawed – and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. Because as Jenny’s mom says, “Maybe ‘crazy’ isn’t so bad after all.” Sometimes crazy is just right.

Continue reading “[read] Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things”

Yu Yi

Olēka

Olēka: The Awareness of How Few Days Are Memorable

Our lives are built of the same few notes, repeated over and over. It’s not a grand symphony, full of surprises. It’s a song sung in canon, that simply carries on, until the tune gets stuck in your head. But then the verse changes over, and for the life of you, you can’t remember how it’s supposed to go.

http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/post/108103733320/our-lives-are-built-of-the-same-few-notes

“What We Did On Our Holiday”

The truth is, every human being on this planet is ridiculous in their own way.
So we shouldn’t judge,
we shouldn’t fight,
because in the end…
in the end, none of it matters.
None of the stuff.

https://play.google.com/store/movies/details?id=Lr7-7lTMOjE

Nothing applies

In one of the stars I shall be living.
In one of them I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing,
when you look at the sky at night …
You
— only you —
will have stars that can laugh.

from
Antoine De Saint-Exupery’s “The Little Prince”

“To This Day” is a project based on a spoken word poem written by Shane Koyczan,
(watch the final result here: To This Day vimeo.com/59956490)
to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual.

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I was embraced by our tree

________________
{My personal message}
·.·°·The community created during this project and the end result is, by far, the most insightful example of the lifelong damage done during adolescence.
“Kids are Mean”
They had to learn their behavior from somewhere, obviously under the impression their actions are condoned.
It only takes one.
One person to target another, and their entire group of friends follow suit.
The deep-seeded insecurities I carry with me, are debilitating in the sense that I struggle with self confidence in all aspects of my life. And honestly, those that I’ve given my whole self, confident they wouldn’t destroy me, abandoned their vow to me in the end, anyway.

I’ll never be the girl everyone wants, because I’ve never been good enough.

I even have roadblocks as an adult in my career, social, and personal life.·.·°·

Continue reading “Nothing applies”

Loyal even tho he has faltered

Some say loyalty inspires boundless hope. And while that may be, there is a catch. True loyalty takes years to build and only seconds to destroy.  always question where your loyalties lie. The people you trust will expect it. Your greatest enemies will desire it. And those you treasure the most will, without fail, abuse it.

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.”

― Gilda Rander

Broken Arrow

https://play.google.com/music/m/Tyg2j4qrmcf7yoyqc2nfczt62me

Broken Arrow by The Script

More on Me

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The heart
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The head
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The hunger
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The destroyed

My Pain. To This Day

Spoken Poem

I had to repost this, it offers incredible inspiration and affirmation.
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What can we, as writers, photographers, artists, and bloggers learn from American inventorThomas Alva Edison? Plenty, as it turns out. Edison is famous for many inventions, including the phonograph, a commercially viable lightbulb, and the motion picture camera.

His success resulted from trial and error, and many, many failed experiments before creating a lightbulb that could last 1200 hours, just as an example. He could have stopped. He could have given up. He chose to frame his work in a positive light:

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Edison’s philosophy is particularly compelling to anyone who does creative work:

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration.

How many rough drafts, spoiled drawings, and blurry photos have you created before that stroke of serendipity? Are you looking at a failure, or an important stepping stone toward a masterpiece?

If you’re waiting for inspiration, you might be left waiting, giving up time that could be better spent creating. Get writing, get your watercolors out, pop your camera in your pocket and do a photowalk in your neighborhood. If you focus on being consistent with process, inspiration will find you, and what you produce will show it.

Krista | March 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Love Note

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Successful Leadership

 

One measure of your success will be the degree to which you build up others who work with you. While building up others, you will build up yourself.
James E. Casey

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