words for sadness;

♥ bereaved suffering from the death of a loved one
♥ bitter suffering from pain or distress to the mind
♥ blue depressed spirits, despondency
♥ cheerless sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
♥ dejected depressed in spirits, disheartened
♥ depressed in a state of general unhappiness
♥ despairing without hope
♥ despondent in low spirits from loss of hope or courage
♥ disconsolate without consolation or comfort
♥ dismal causing gloom or dejection, dreary
♥ distressed affected with great pain, anxiety, or sorrow
♥ doleful expressing grief, mournful
♥ downcast dejected in spirits, down
♥ forlorn pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely
♥ gloomy hopeless or despairing, pessimistic
♥ glum sullenly or silently gloomy
♥ grief-stricken bereaved, sorrowful through loss or deprivation
♥ heartbroken crushed with sorrow or grief
♥ heartsick profoundly disappointed, despondent, typically from grief or loss of love
♥ heavyhearted feeling or affected by sorrow or unhappiness
♥ hurting having mental or emotional suffering
♥ in doldrums in a period of depression or unhappy listlessness
♥ in the dumps in a gloomy, melancholy state of mind, depression
♥ languishing to exist in miserable or disheartening conditions
♥ low-spirited filled with melancholy and despondency, low
♥ lugubrious looking or sounding sad and dismal
♥ melancholy feeling a deep, pensive, and long-lasting sadness
♥ morbid an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, 
esp. death and disease
♥ morose sullen and ill-tempered
♥ mournful feeling or expressing sadness, regret, or grief
♥ out of sorts mildly unwell, not in one's usual health or state of mind
♥ pensive engaged in or reflecting deep or serious thought
♥ pessimistic a tendency to stress the negative or unfavorable or to take 
the gloomiest possible view
♥ sad feeling or showing sorrow, unhappy
♥ somber to be melancholy, dismal, or gloomy
♥ sorrowful affected with, marked by, causing, or expressing mental suffering or pain 
♥ caused by injury, loss, or despair
♥ sorry feeling pitiful, wretched, or deplorable
♥ sullen bad-tempered and sulky, gloomy
♥ troubled showing distress or anxiety
♥ unhappy not satisfied or pleased
♥ weeping shedding tears
♥ wistful having or showing a feeling of vague or regretful longing
♥ woebegone sad or miserable in appearance 

Did I miss anything?


:: Shake up your life ::

I rarely step outside of my comfort zone, so writing about shaking anything up is a
new thrill for me also. Personally, I have never thought about doing any of the things
on the list...but that's what stepping outside of your comfort zone is all about.
So, I googled a list of things that woman say they want to do but are too afraid
to do. I thought we could examine them together. Surely, there have to be a few
things we could get ourselves to do....right?  Let's check out the list....

1. write a novel {well, i know some very talented writers out there, why not?}
2. call in sick and spend the whole day your way {nothing but fun!}
3. go on a date with someone you met online
4. make a friend online from another country 
5. learn to blow glass
6. get a passport and travel to other countries
7. bungee jump
8. lose 50 pounds
9. learn to sail
10. hire a personal shopper
11. skydive
12. eat something off the wall
13. take dancing lessons
14. go back to school
15. get a makeover
16. kiss a total stranger
17. buy and learn to shoot a gun  
18. get hypnotized
19. do a striptease
20. buy a sexy negligee
21. take a year off
22. learn a foreign language
23. read a classic book
24. watch porn
25. conquer a fear
26. learn an instrument
27. buy something expensive for yourself
28. learn survival skills
29. skinny dip
30. throw an all-girls party
31. go topless
32. spelunk
33. have a cosmetic surgery procedure
34. drive over 100 miles per hour
35. have nude pictures taken

Even I have to admit, this is one interesting list.

Would I find any of these on your to-do list soon?



:: Not a good idea ::

Things that are never a good idea:

:: sitting in the front row for anything :: 6 p.m. flights :: a big carton of ice cream :: balancing an open bottle of nail polish on your knee :: forgetting to write it down :: being friends with an ex you're not over :: that fourth margarita :: home bikini waxes :: reading the comments :: "just resting your eyes"  :: cheap trash bags :: large drink, long movie :: new shoes, long walk :: not trusting your intuition :: putting it off :: not hitting save :: faking it :: hitting send when you're clearly upset :: low batteries loaning anything you really need back :: glitter ::

Do you know of some more to add to my list?


:: Light and Easy ::

I don't know about you, but today, 
I'm hoping for a nice and easy day. 

It's been quite the week and I'm really 
craving a bit of quiet time. 

I still have to work but I'm hoping that 
the pace will be a little 

lighter today and on through the weekend. 

Wish me luck!


:: Spring Observations ::

Spring {observations}
♥ cold bare legs
♥ puddles
♥ colorful flowers
♥ new fresh scents
♥ strawberries
♥ waking up to sunlight
♥ fresh breezes
♥ baby's breath
♥ bursts of color
♥ baby everything
♥ cleaning and airing out
♥ vacation plans
♥ eyes closed, just feeling
♥ call of outdoors
♥ white pearl buttons
♥ hope
♥ young plants
♥ flowering trees
♥ crocuses 


Everyday words to live by....

I've always loved the Lululemon Manifesto.
And when I find myself in a state a self-reflection and questioning, it is 
 the perfect time to reread it and let it just sink in to all my layers.

So if you've never taken the time to actually read this thing, I think you should know...  
it's  full of really great advice:

the lululemon manifesto

  • Drink FRESH water and as much water as you can. Water flushes unwanted toxins from your body and keeps your brain sharp.
  • A daily hit of athletic-induced endorphins gives you the power to make better decisions, helps you be at peace with yourself, and offsets stress.
  • Do one thing a day that scares you.
  • Listen, listen, listen, and then ask strategic questions.
  • Write down your short and long-term GOALS four times a year. Two personal, two business and two health goals for the next 1, 5 and 10 years. Goal setting triggers your subconscious computer.
  • Life is full of setbacks. Success is determined by how you handle setbacks.
  • Your outlook on life is a direct reflection of how much you like yourself.
  • That which matters the most should never give way to that which matters the least.
  • Stress is related to 99% of all illness.
  • Jealousy works the opposite way you want it to.
  • The world is changing at such a rapid rate that waiting to implement changes will leave you 2 steps behind. DO IT NOW, DO IT NOW, DO IT NOW!
  • Friends are more important than money.
  • Breathe deeply and appreciate the moment. Living in the moment could be the meaning of life.
  • Take various vitamins. You never know what small mineral can eliminate the bottleneck to everlasting health.
  • Don't trust that an old age pension will be sufficient.
  • Visualize your eventual demise. It can have an amazing effect on how you live for the moment.
  • The conscious brain can only hold one thought at a time. Choose a positive thought.
  • Live near the ocean and inhale the pure salt air that flows over the water, Vancouver will do nicely.
  • Observe a plant before and after watering and relate these benefits to your body and brain.
  • Practice yoga so you can remain active in physical sports as you age.
  • Dance, sing, floss and travel.
  • Children are the orgasm of life. Just like you did not know what an orgasm was before you had one, nature does not let you know how great children are until you have them.
  • Successful people replace the words 'wish', 'should' and 'try', with 'I will'.
  • Creativity is maximized when you're living in the moment.
  • Nature wants us to be mediocre because we have a greater chance to survive and reproduce. Mediocre is as close to the bottom as it is to the top, and will give you a lousy life.
  • lululemon athletica creates components for people to live longer, healthier and more fun lives. If we can produce products to keep people active and stress-free, we believe the world will become a much better place.
  • Do not use cleaning chemicals on your kitchen counters. Someone will inevitably make a sandwich on your counter.
  • SWEAT once a day to regenerate your skin.
  • Communication is COMPLICATED. We are all raised in a different family with slightly different definitions of every word. An agreement is an agreement only if each party knows the conditions for satisfaction and a time is set for satisfaction to occur.
  • What we do to the earth we do to ourselves. 
  • The pursuit of happiness is the source of all unhappiness.  

(Download the pdf file here


:: Listen to your dreams ::

Every night when you close your eyes ~ you dream,
and an incredible thing happens;
you become a writer, director, producer,
well everything rolled into one to
effortlessly produce mini movies all night long.
If we could only tap into all that creativity
during our waking hours. But, as always,
even the most vivid dreams begin to fade
shortly after waking, unless you write them down.

So, create a beautiful journal, and fill its pages
with your all of your deepest thoughts and
upon waking, instead of rushing into your day,
allow yourself to stay in your warm bed
a few moments longer and think over all
the dreams you had from the night before.
Don't struggle to understand them, it is merely
a record of what your imagination is capable
of producing, when you are not watching.
The more you accumulate of the things your mind
creates, the more confident you will be when you need
to tap into that creativity during your work hours.
Are you willing to try it?


So,  believe it or not, I've been at a loss for words, and, at a loss for answers, and to be honest, I feel like I've been losing my direction.  I know that most of it is about the journey - agreed - but how about when nothing seems in place?  When I don't have the answers for the cloud of lingering question marks, and for when my motivation has hit the fan, I believe in "going with, not against," and just trusting the process.....90% of the time.  Of course that leaves ten percent spent succumbing to the fear that I won't succeed, that I won't find my niche, and that consequently, I won't live the life I've dreamed of, with the passion I know is alive deep inside of me.  I guess what I'm saying is that while I know that I am the solution, it scares me that I'm also the problem.  And I can also only assume that this is a grave concern and fear amongst us all.  Is that true?