I recently came across this article written by Madison Sonnier all about things to remember when you think you’re not good enough. I know I, as well as many others, often think that I’m not good enough in many situations.
This negative thinking pattern can have detrimental effects to your self-esteem and state of mind, and it is important to be healthy mentally. I think this article provides seven easy points that you can reflect on whenever you are feeling down about yourself.
In summary, the seven points are:
- The people you compare yourself to compare themselves to other people too.
- Your mind can be a very convincing liar.
- There is more right with you than wrong with you.
- You need love the most when you feel you deserve it the least.
- You have to fully accept and make peace with the “now” before you can reach and feel satisfied with the “later.”
- Focus on progress rather than perfection and on how far you’ve come rather than on how far you have left to go.
- You can’t hate your way into loving yourself
Madison goes into greater detail for each of the points; you can read the full article here
Sometimes music just captures exactly what you want to say. As you guys know from my previous post, I’ve been through a ton recently. I have a lot to say, but I just can’t say it without starting any negativity, so instead I created a playlist that has a list of songs that capture everything I feel. So, if you’re feeling like crap and going through a breakup, I’m sure some of these, if not all of these songs will be great to listen to.
Later I’ll post a more upbeat playlist to blast when you want to feel good about yourself and leave all that negativity from a breakup behind.
Here is The Saddest Playlist Ever; Continue reading
I’ve always believed in true love existing ever since I was little. This probably started because I watched Disney movies religiously (they were my drug). Reading about sentimental stories makes me tear up since I’m such a sap. I’m going to cry my eyes out at my own wedding, I just know it. The idea of true love just makes me so happy for other people. I thought I’d share with you Buzzfeed’s post on 25 pictures that will make you believe in true love to brighten your night.
Holy rusted metal Batman!
Best known for his role as Robin in Batman Forever, and the most unliked movie in history; Batman and Robin, Chris O’Donnell was your boy next door during the mid 90’s. I’m not sure what it was about him, but something about that man in spandex, and his boyish charm was so damn attractive.
But where is he now? He disappeared from the movie scene shortly after Batman and Robin, and headed over to TV. He guest starred in high-profile shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Two and a Half Men. Now, he stars in NCIS: Los Angeles alongside LL Cool J.
So that’s where the rapper is now…
There’s a new Cheerios ad portraying an interracial couple, and their mixed-race child. Apparently there’s been a considerable amount of backlash about the ad, and many negative comments were made demeaning the interracial family portrayed.
There were even comments about the ad on Reddit, and to give you an example of the disgusting racial hate, one user wrote: “now all we need is a black character on tv that speaks in full sentences and we’re set!”
Are you kidding me? Apparently the ad on Youtube received too many ugly racial comments, and the comment feature needed to be disabled. It upsets me so much that some people of America, and probably others in the world, are so unaccepting of people who are in an interracial relationship, and it surprises me that there’s that much backlash over this Cheerios commercial.
To be honest, the ad is quite funny, pulls on your heart-strings, and really gives you a sense of warmth. The fact that people are making racist comments, and that this ad is getting so much heat for portraying an interracial couple and their mixed-race child downright disgusts me. Families are families, whether they consist of interracial parents, two mothers, two fathers, single parents, etc. There’s no longer this ‘standard’ to what families have to be like, and people need to start getting the fuck used to it.
The article about the backlash complete with the most detail can be seen here and the darling Cheerios ad can be seen here
…This power couple of the 90’s?
When I was a kid, I liked to pretend that the world was a magical place to live in, and that somewhere out there, Sabrina the teenage witch really existed. The show lasted for seven seasons, and the series finale brought back Harvey Kinkle (the on again/off again beau of Sabrina’s life), which really brought the entire series full circle. Since then, she’s enjoying the married life, complete with three sons, and still balancing an acting career. She’s appeared in several tv movies, and her current project is the ABC Family sitcom; Melissa and Joey, which is in its third season.
He was the Finn Hudson of the 90’s
Nate Richert, no longer acting, has pursued a career as a musician. I did not see that coming, that’s for sure. Apparently, he’s quite talented. A singer/songwriter, this bluegrass babe has the ability to play several instruments, and he recently released an album entilted Halogen Moon in December 2012. You can preview and purchase it here
My childhood dreams…
I was never really one to take medication for a cold or the flu. There are positives to taking medication, and in some cases necessary, but you should know all the information before you start taking medication to relieve your symptoms. Vaccines can help prevent diseases from being contracted and spread.
Listverse’s 10 Medicines That Made Things Worse gives a list of previously used treatments that actually were believed to have worked. It was like a science experiment gone horribly wrong, like using crocodile poo as a contraceptive. Who actually thinks ‘hey! Maybe injecting crocodile poo up your vagina can stop you from getting pregnant?’ Note, you should probably only get a poo injection if you have C. difficile infection
Be wary of new medications!