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Michelle Carter, welcome to your tape.

In the year of 13 Reasons Why, this is an awkward time to be on trial for assisting a suicide. 

  • Did Conrad Roy take his own life using his own free will to do so? Yes.

  • Would Conrad Roy have taken his life that day if Michelle Carter had not been involved? We. Don't. Know.

  • Michelle Carter did, howevener, have a heavy hand in encouraging and influencing Roy's decision - regardless of the acts potential criminal implications....

This doesn't mean "she did it" it means she was a highly influenced teen who was very intimately attached to a hollywood incident that one year later happened to play out in her own life. 

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The Arrival of a Notable person: YOU!

The 25 day Advent Calendar is used to pass the time until some people's favorite day - Christmas! However, there are so many cultures and religions and celebrations, we must re-brand the Holiday season as something more universal. And what's more universal than spreading good cheer by doing some good for the people and community around us? 

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October 2016: New Moon In Libra Resource Guide

A Black Moon occurs when there are two New Moons in one month. This first new moon is in Libra, the sign of two scales symbolizing balance, and, to me - Physics. The traditional image of a woman holding scales shows two components: factors within her own control (firm grip, good posture?) and also environmental ones, as well. Being an air sign, some of what keeps the Libra scales in balance, in her grasp, and holding its contents is the calm, evenly flowing air around her. Natural conditions supporting this goddesses hard work.

The first new moon in Fall is here for the harvest and encourages the concept of abundance. 

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Danielle LaPorte's Desire Map Planner 2017 - on sale now!

The 2017 Desire Map Planner Collection is here! It’s a radically different way to plan your day, because it puts your soul on the agenda.

This planner puts your desires on the map, and helps you plan your days and weeks according to how you most want to feel. The way it should be. Where most day planner systems are straight dates and to do’s, this planner is so much more…

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Autumn Equinox 2016

What is an Equinox? 

An Equinox occurs twice a year, in September and March, when the tilt of the Earth’s axis and Earth’s orbit around the sun combine in such a way that the axis is inclined neither away from nor toward the sun.

Earth’s two hemispheres are receiving the sun’s rays about equally around equinox-time. The sun is overhead at noon as seen from the equator. Night and day are approximately equal in length.

Important things to note: 

  • Today, Mercury is out of Retrograde! (We made it!)
  • Until December's Winter Solstice, the days will get shorter, with the Solstice typically being the shortest day of the year.
  • "Equinox" is derived from the Latin "equi", meaning equal, and "nox", meaning night. This implies an equal amount of daylight and nighttime, however, that will not actually happen until September 25, 2016.
  • This morning of the Equinox, the Sun enters Libra - the sign of equal scales 
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Positivity Project - Master List

SUMMER 2016

WEEK 7 (07/31/2016 - 08/06/2016) SEE ALL THE COLORS; BELIEVE THINGS WORK OUT

What, at once, looks like a time of despair can ultimately be a time of great change and growth and renewal.  See more for aaaallll the pictures...

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Response: Happier Podcast, Lucky Charms

My strange good luck charm is my PHONE WALLPAPER.

When I'm im in need of an emotional shift or support - I'll change my phone background around to suit where my head is at.

If I choose one that lasts a long time or through something significant -- the galaxy print that traveled with me through Europe; the Danielle LaPorte mantra "Vitality is your natural state" that pulled me through a difficult fall/winter; and currently a pop-art pic of Baddie Winkle helping gain personal momentum -- I notice it takes on stronger meaning. 

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Style story: Pale-Neutral - Spring Purses for Every Budget

Pastels are IN this Spring and Summer (Thanks, Pantone). Unfortunately, I associate most pastels with my grandmother, babyshowers, and unfortunate interior design. I'm only recently coming back around to the idea of wearing pastels on my body - powder blue and baby pink, for me, are TOUGH.  However, I've found some solutions and better yet - inspiration!

Here are the main categories of pastels we're working with in 2016... 

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Life After 30 (high altitude, single origin, 1800m above sea level only)

The above subtitle is one I read about espresso - in a pay-for-content, blog-famous personality's 2016 Almanac. It made me laugh. It put some ideas in perspective - I've been mulling over the differences between those in their twenties and we in our thirties. This description illustrates what I've discovered astutely... 

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Radical Self Seeking

How long and hard have you worked on improving yourself? For me, it all culminated in spending most of 2015:

  • Organizing myself.

  • Finding myself.

  • Strengthening that self?

  • Facing setbacks.

  • Delving into the tips and tricks of every self-help guru that has made a name for herself on the internet in the life-coach-blogger space.

To what end? Perhaps the acceptance of ‘there is no end’...

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New Years Unresolved

PEOPLE ARE VERY BOLD AND DECLARATIVE AROUND THIS TIME OF YEAR. DOES IT WORK? IS THAT PART OF THE RESOLUTION?  

There are a lot of voices debating ‘new year, new you’ and whether or not you should be aggressively Type A or defiantly self-protective simply because the calendar is revolving. Doesn't matter if it's positive or negative it's all aggro.

PERSONAL FREEDOM ALLOWS YOU TO BE/ DO/ SAY WHATEVER YOU WANT, WITHOUT PROCLAMATIONS OR DEFENSE. LOUD AND PROUD DOESN'T REALLY MEAN ANYTHING WHEN FACEBOOK IS CURATED, ALTERED, AND FILTERED BEST-SELF BS ANYWAY.

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