"Furthermore, warm, sustaining relationships become especially important during those periods when we are our least lovable. People bursting with good will and abundance of mental health are charming company; their need for ego-boosting, however, is minimal. People sinking into self-pity and depression are dreary, but they can’t get out of it by themselves. So every now and then, just sit there and listen, listen, listen. You’re paying your membership dues in the human race."
- Barbara Walters on the Art of Conversation, How to Talk to Bores, and What Truman Capote Teaches Us About Being Interesting | Brain Pickings

put in your dues the art of conversation barbara walters

"Creative ideas probably occur as part of a potentially dangerous mental process, when associations in the brain are flying freely during unconscious mental states — how thoughts must become momentarily disorganized prior to organizing. Such a process is very similar to that which occurs during psychotic states of mania, depression, or schizophrenia. In fact, the great Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler, who gave schizophrenia its name, described a “loosening of associations” as its most characteristic feature: “Of the thousands of associative threads that guide our thinking, this disease seems to interrupt, quite haphazardly, sometimes single threads, sometimes a whole group, and sometimes whole segments of them.”"
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If you read one thing today, make it this pause-giving study on the relationship between creativity and mental illness (via explore-blog)

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8tracks:

"When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it’s like giving them emotional oxygen." -Stephen Covey
Listen to O2 by StandingBear.

I’m intrigued by this 8track playlist.  Gonna play it the next time I am browsing the webs.

8tracks:

"When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it’s like giving them emotional oxygen." -Stephen Covey

Listen to O2 by StandingBear.

I’m intrigued by this 8track playlist.  Gonna play it the next time I am browsing the webs.

8tracks

FACT:

In the past 8 years or so, the only purchases that I have made with a credit card online have been for phone apps and music.  

The reason for this is that I do not shop online.  Shone does it for me.  Shone takes care of everything.  I have no urges.  NO lingering online shopping.  No ability to pull the trigger, on anything.  It feels so FREE.  Really FREEEEEEE

This started when I lost everything in my life.  House, truck, bank account, business, etc.  Oh trust me, I know exactly what rock bottom looks and feels like.   I had been royally fucked over by friends (on more than one account).  

Instead of sitting around in my grief, I remember shone encouraging us to go to my first SF decompression.  It was the perfect step!  I’ll never forget the transition. 

I chose to walk through the fire, and climb out, vs. holding in anger, and acting out towards anybody.

I’m thankful for this choice.  

Because in the past 8 years I have used my time wisely.  I have put all my efforts into reestablishing and regaining sustainability.  I have focused on what’s important, and I have let go the issues that were weighing me down.  Anger, resentment, frustration, is just not something I care to spend a lot of time on.  I refuse to be a victim.   

There are more important things to experience in life!

Music has been such a vital process in this particular time in my journey.  I’m so thankful to be surrounded by so many amazing and talented friends, and art crushes, and people doing amazing things!  

I have learned.

To have more compassion for all kinds of people.  Even the ones from my past who have been more neglectful in the way they have abused their greed for time and energy with what they give or care to offer back.  I know what it feels like to be disposable.  I don’t look at it as being abandoned.

I have realized that it’s our own responsibility to manage our boundaries and offerings.  It is up to us to know when we are crossing others boundaries as well.  This creates a lot more harmony and balance in our life.

And that is one key life aspect I desire to maintain for the rest of my life.  It has fueled this radically up and down journey of mind, and I have found it to be so effective.  I’m so in love with today!

Keep on Wiggling! 

xoxo

georgette

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(via When You’re In A Good Relationship, You Learn These 10 Things | The Mind Unleashed)

"1. MISUNDERSTANDINGS ARE INEVITABLE.

Misunderstandings are going to happen. If you take your partner’s words one way, then learn they meant something totally different, don’t punish them. Let it go. Bringing it up all the time is only going to bruise the relationship and cause communication problems later. Sometimes what you say or do will be taken the wrong way, and you’ll get frustrated that your partner doesn’t understand. Take a step back and realize it’s not a big deal. Misunderstandings are made to be swept under the rug because they’re so minor. They only become problems if you let them grow bigger and mean more in the scope of your relationship. Be laid back and forgive misunderstandings.”


Probably one of the most influential learning lessons in my relationship of just about 10 years.  Trust and respect of each others process is key.

(via When You’re In A Good Relationship, You Learn These 10 Things | The Mind Unleashed)

"1. MISUNDERSTANDINGS ARE INEVITABLE.

Misunderstandings are going to happen. If you take your partner’s words one way, then learn they meant something totally different, don’t punish them. Let it go. Bringing it up all the time is only going to bruise the relationship and cause communication problems later. Sometimes what you say or do will be taken the wrong way, and you’ll get frustrated that your partner doesn’t understand. Take a step back and realize it’s not a big deal. Misunderstandings are made to be swept under the rug because they’re so minor. They only become problems if you let them grow bigger and mean more in the scope of your relationship. Be laid back and forgive misunderstandings.”


Probably one of the most influential learning lessons in my relationship of just about 10 years. Trust and respect of each others process is key.

misunderstands are inevitable healthy relationships

"The loss of human culture is frightening. Nearly all the threatened languages are spoken by indigenous peoples and, along with the languages, the traditional knowledge of these cultures is being forgotten. The names, uses, and preparation of medicines, the methods of farming, fishing and hunting are disappearing, not to mention the vast array of spiritual and religious beliefs and practices which are as diverse and numerous as the languages themselves."
- According to a report by researchers Jonathan Loh at the Zoological Society of London and David Harmon, the steep declines in both languages and nature mirror each other. One in four of the world’s 7,000 languages are now threatened with extinction, and linguistic diversity is declining as fast as biodiversity – about 30% since 1970. (via climateadaptation)

it's a mad world

I can barely move.  I have the biggest smile.  And so much love and appreciation!! Christian!!!  Thank you for looking out for us!  You da man.  @whitneymyer you were everything I needed on the dance floor! Looking forward to more adventures with you.  Kate, baby you are next. It’s gonna be so right!! I’m so honored to have all of your guys support and love.  🎶❤️🎶❤️🎶❤️🎶❤️🎶❤️🎶

I can barely move. I have the biggest smile. And so much love and appreciation!! Christian!!! Thank you for looking out for us! You da man. @whitneymyer you were everything I needed on the dance floor! Looking forward to more adventures with you. Kate, baby you are next. It’s gonna be so right!! I’m so honored to have all of your guys support and love. 🎶❤️🎶❤️🎶❤️🎶❤️🎶❤️🎶

Girls just want to have fun.  The best night ever!!  Stumble fumble smile and keep on wiggling!!!

Girls just want to have fun. The best night ever!! Stumble fumble smile and keep on wiggling!!!

SURPRISE! Tonight!!!!! @whitneymyer is doing a guest dj set with me for our Saturday night dance party!!  Spread the word!!! We are gonna fill up the room with so much love!! @claytonbeck1 @ginatarantino @kait_bryson @haras_ @picklepirate7 #reno #stjamesinfirmary #danceparty #women #women #women

SURPRISE! Tonight!!!!! @whitneymyer is doing a guest dj set with me for our Saturday night dance party!! Spread the word!!! We are gonna fill up the room with so much love!! @claytonbeck1 @ginatarantino @kait_bryson @haras_ @picklepirate7 #reno #stjamesinfirmary #danceparty #women #women #women

danceparty stjamesinfirmary reno women

Peace out folks.  I’m gonna have a little pleasure break.  I’ll return to the world tonight when I start slinging at the infirmary.   Late night yo! Come visit.   P.s.  I have a surprise for you Reno folk tomorrow.  #squeeeeeeeeeeel 💋

Peace out folks. I’m gonna have a little pleasure break. I’ll return to the world tonight when I start slinging at the infirmary. Late night yo! Come visit. P.s. I have a surprise for you Reno folk tomorrow. #squeeeeeeeeeeel 💋

squeeeeeeeeeeel