After Thanksgiving I did a lot of reflecting on what I am most thankful for and Glow* was right at the top! I want to thank all of you, from all over the world, for making this commitment to support each other and yourself. You have truly made Glow* a reality. From the Places you Glow*, to the posts in the forum, to the videos you tweeted, Glow* has come alive! Thank you so much for inspiring me, and many others, to stay positive and grateful. Love you all!
Check out this awesome new video from GoldieBlox, the company dedicated to developing toys for girls that encourages them to be "thinkers, builders and inventors"...
Bonus: click HERE to vote for them to win the chance of having their commercial broadcast during the Superbowl! They're in the final four (there is also a co. called "Dairy Poop" in the final four...I know that's enticing, too)!
I ran across the above audio andthis article about it the other day and it completely blew my mind.
What you are listening to is two audio tracks layered on top of each other; one is just a recording of crickets- I think a sound we all know. The second is that same cricket recording but slowed down and stretched out to the equivalent of a human lifespan. What you hear when the recording is slowed down is nothing short of amazing.
This, to me, was such an incredible reminder of a few things: how huge and mysterious this world and life is, how time is kind of just an illusion, and how connected we all really are.
Like the crickets working together to make a masterpiece, I think it's nice to remember that we, too, are meant to work together.
Where do you find inspiration in unexpected places?
I stumbled upon this incredible video a few days ago and couldn't wait to share it with everyone in the glow* community!
Featured below is Dr. Deborah Cohan moments before she went in for surgery to have a double mastectomy. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Deborah decided she wanted to enjoy every process of the the healing journey, no matter how dark it got. Lo and behold, when the day of surgery arrived, she turned the pre-surgery moment before into a dance party to Beyonce's "Get Me Bodied"
Yuuuup! I think we can ALL agree, Deborah Cohan is our new hero.
Deborah is living proof that even during the darkest time's there is always time for laughter (and the occasional Beyonce dance party!!!!)
- Jaime Lyn
I'm sure all of you have seen this by now, but I wanted to share in case some of you missed its explosion on the interwebs the past week.
I think this is a really powerful reminder of how the images we are bombarded with every day can be so FAR from reality.
What do you think about the extreme photoshopping in advertisements? Do you think they contribute to setting up a ridiculous standard of beauty, or is it just another art form that should be taken with a grain of salt? Do you think its our responsibility to teach young girls to distinguish between the two worlds, or is it the advertisers that should stop touching up photos into oblivion?
A lot of questions, but I'm interested to hear your thoughts!
I had my usual "talk to my mom for an hour" chat this past Friday. It usually consists of deep chats about generational differences and me talking about how I may be worried about this, that, and the other. She told me that she was reading a book about anxiety and it said in bold letters.....
NO FORTUNE TELLING
I really loved this phrase! If you can't tell the future (for those of you who can , you are so lucky) don't stress about it. Don't make yourself miserable about the potential of failure and don't make yourself miserable before success! Just be! Be here, now! Things will happen. Good or bad. Don't try to predict it.
ok, I love you guys
Well folks, we've got two months left in 2013.
We always tend to check in with ourselves and make big resolutions at the beginning of the year, but what about every other point in the year? What about the end of the year?
I've been thinking a lot about the resolutions and goals I entered this year with. I really wanted to work at becoming more of a person who went after her dreams, rather than continually saying I was going to do something and never actually doing it. I wanted this year's motto to be "Why Wait?".
Reflecting on this year, I'm proud of how I've grown in that goal, and I don't want to stop now. I want to end the year on a bang. I want to be a person that's constantly looking for the next big, somewhat scary, dream to go after.
What were your resolutions for 2013? How have you done so far? And what are you going to do to finish this year off strong?
Happy End of the Year!
I went to USPS to send my cousin's baby (pic-ed below) a widdle outfit (baby talk for little.) I picked a pretty flower envelope to send the gift in and it turns out you have to buy a label for it????? Can't write the address on da flowers? Wha??? The labeles only come in packs of two. Wha??????! So I only used one and I told Lu at USPS to give the other one to the next person that needed a label. Jussa widdle sumpin.... :)