Lydia. Semi-functional young adult. Writer. Fan of ladies on TV and photography. LA face with an Oakland booty.

“It’s a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless Automat of characters. And if all of us are play-acting, there can be no such thing as a soul mate, because we don’t have genuine souls.”

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl (via connietough)

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Oct 1st at 9PM / via: connietough / op: hrndzbee / tagged: gillian Flynn. goddamn american hero. / reblog / 51 notes

“cuantos tacos vas a querer mi amor?”

7 word story (via joaquinguzmanloera)

My faith in you is my greatest weakness. 

My faith in you is my greatest weakness. 

pinklikeme:

roachpatrol:

cornflakepizza:

{ this is a skill i’ve been using a lot lately, thought i’d share :) }

     {  Distress Tolerance Skill: Coloring Mandalas

PRE-PREP

     1}   go to www.printmandala.com and print a couple of mandalas that you like. (you can also find some on google images.)
     2}   buy set of colored pencils or markers if you don’t have them. more colors = better
     3}   buy a clipboard if you wanna lie in bed and color.
     4}   set these aside and ready to go so they are easily accessible when you are distressed

HOW TO USE DURING DISTRESS

     1}   choose a mandala from your pre-printed stash
     2}   set a timer (phone is good) for 30 minutes
     3}   color it with ur markers or pencils. i prefer pencils.
     4}   optional: play an audiobook or music while coloring. make sure it’s not sad music.
     5}   when timer goes off, stop coloring. ask yourself, what level is my distress right now? if still high, set timer for another 30 minutes and keep coloring. if tolerable, stop coloring and do thing you want to do.
     6}   repeat as needed until distress is tolerable

WHY IT WORKS

     coloring patterns is distracting enough to pull your attention away from negative thoughts/emotions, but mandalas are also repetitive so you can kind of “zone out” while coloring. it feels good being able to create something and you feel a sense of competency or confidence. there’s no competitive aspect to it so you can just do the activity without having to worry about doing it perfect or right or better than anyone else. it can remind you of a simpler time when all that was expected of you was coloring. :) it is easy and almost everyone can do it.

TIPS

    — stick to the timer. even though you want to keep coloring when it goes off, stop once you finish the segment you’re on and put the pencil down. tell yourself you can come back and finish it after you do the thing you’re putting off.

    — you can do this activity without using a timer, especially if you don’t have anything planned for the rest of the day and aren’t using this to distract from a task :)) 

    — practice coloring during times when you’re not distressed, so that when you need to use this skill it will be easier and more “automatic”. i can’t stress this enough. even though coloring is really simple, it’s much better for the activity to feel familiar so that you can easily use it during distress. so if you can practice it during normal times it’ll help u. think of it as homework if you have to — you are building up a memory muscle.

    — if you feel guilty because you’re “wasting time” doing a “childish activity”, remind urself that ur doing this for your mental health, that this is an established skill recommended by top psychotherapists, and that calming down your distress so you can actually *do* the stuff you’re worried about (rather than procrastinating all day about the thing and not actually doing it) is the opposite of wasting time. remember that practicing this skill even when you’re not distressed is HOMEWORK, not optional time wasting thing. also, taking care of ur mental health is not a frivolous activity. it’s very important and crucial to a happy successful life.

I’d like to add that coloring inside the lines neatly and skillfully is something that impresses the fuck out of most artists. Yes, even professional working artists. I have seen artists genuinely lose their shit with admiration when someone could color inside all the lines (sometimes that artist is me). SO if you’re coloring and thinking ‘this is dumb i’m not an artist i bet an artist would laugh at me’ be assured most artists would actually be hooting enviously at you and then asking to borrow your crayons.

This is so cool.

Oct 1st at 6PM / via: voldysbutt / op: cornflakepizza / tagged: art therapy. life hack. cool shit. good. / reblog / 6,060 notes

George Clooney on Malibu Beach with a friend.
George Clooney on Malibu Beach with a friend.
Oct 1st at 4PM / via: lucyxjessiey / op: rufustfirefly / tagged: this is a lot. puppy. George Clooney. / reblog / 401 notes

ghdos:

I love that 4th gif. He’s so satisfied with himself.

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Oct 1st at 2PM / via: alittlemissfit / op: onlylolgifs / tagged: existentialism. / reblog / 166,364 notes

“I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again.”

Anais Nin (via shaefierce)
Oct 1st at 1PM / via: connietough / op: shaefierce / tagged: *hearts in my eyes*. anais nin. / reblog / 2,908 notes

HAPPY 79th BIRTHDAY JULIE ANDREWS!

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Oct 1st at 1AM / via: sublimecinema / op: ohrobbybaby / tagged: julie andrews. life inspiration. / reblog / 3,238 notes

inherentvicemovie:

Love usually leads to trouble. Watch Joaquin Phoenix in the new trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice.

Gillian Anderson for Red.

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Sep 30th at 9PM / via: connietough / op: andersondaily / tagged: get out. gillian flynn. / reblog / 995 notes

Is it time yet? Are we going?
Going?

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Sep 30th at 4PM / via: alittlemissfit / op: hellyeahomeland / tagged: Carrie bb. / reblog / 35 notes

“The worst kind of love is when you love
through the disgusting—
when you’re bad for each other
and you know it
and you keep on loving
and it tears you apart.
The worst is when you can’t get enough of it.
You’re running to their mouth
like you’re looking for a fix;
you promise yourself,
just one last time.
But the last time becomes the next time
and you wear their bruises
in a ring around your neck,
and tell yourself it’s poetic
to wear hickeys like a hanging.
You try to shake them from your bones,
but they’ve soaked into the marrow,
made sponges of your femurs.
Your legs give out at the knees
and you call it love.
They say the warning sign
is when you think you need one another.
They say that’s where it starts.
But you’ve never loved by halves
and you don’t know how to stop.
The worst is when you lose yourself loving
but you have always loved that way
and you don’t think there’s anything
you can do about it.”

2 AM Sunrise, by Ashe Vernon (via latenightcornerstore)
Sep 30th at 3PM / via: yangsharperavery / op: latenightcornerstore / tagged: too real. oof. poetry. life stuff. / reblog / 3,705 notes

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