The Lime Tree / / Trevor Hall
Be kind to yourself. Stop telling yourself that whatever you are struggling with “should” be easy. If something is hard for you, it is hard for you. There are probably Reasons, though those may just be how you are wired. Acknowledge these things. When you finish something hard, be proud! Celebrate a little.
And really, just stop saying “should” to yourself about your thoughts and feelings in any context. You feel how you feel. The things in your head are the things in your head. You can’t change either directly through sheer force of will. You can only change what you do. Stop beating yourself up for who and what you are right now–it isn’t productive. Focus on moving forward.
"There’s only one rule that I know of, babies-
"God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.”
You don’t know anyone at the party, so you don’t want to go. You don’t like cottage cheese, so you haven’t eaten it in years. This is your choice, of course, but don’t kid yourself: it’s also the flinch. Your personality is not set in stone. You may think a morning coffee is the most enjoyable thing in the world, but it’s really just a habit. Thirty days without it, and you would be fine. You think you have a soul mate, but in fact you could have had any number of spouses. You would have evolved differently, but been just as happy.
You can change what you want about yourself at any time. You see yourself as someone who can’t write or play an instrument, who gives in to temptation or makes bad decisions, but that’s really not you. It’s not ingrained. It’s not your personality. Your personality is something else, something deeper than just preferences, and these details on the surface, you can change anytime you like.
If it is useful to do so, you must abandon your identity and start again. Sometimes, it’s the only way.
Set fire to your old self. It’s not needed here. It’s too busy shopping, gossiping about others, and watching days go by and asking why you haven’t gotten as far as you’d like. This old self will die and be forgotten by all but family, and replaced by someone who makes a difference.
Your new self is not like that. Your new self is the Great Chicago Fire—overwhelming, overpowering, and destroying everything that isn’t necessary.
What’s really happening when you have a drink of water.
I watched this for way too long
Modified barium swallow studies! Look at that laryngeal elevation, lack of velopharyngeal insufficiency, and that bolus with no spilling in the trachea and no evidence of aspiration below the level of the vocal folds. Gawgeous.
Whoa whoa whoa, who else is seeing residue in the piriform sinus and trace penetration/aspiration into the laryngeal vestibule? Some tongue pumping action at the end there too, or could just be a tongue sweep. Not quite sure though, as I’m not doing MBSS…
I made a pretend yoga flow video of sun salutation a and getting into crow and falling out of it so loudly that I scared the dog AND the cats and all it does is make me giggle and make them very curious about the rectangular recording device in the corner.
"I really believe that you have to be strong enough to believe in your own dreams, even if your the only one who believes in it, especially if you’re the only one who believes in your dreams. Everyone says you can’t. You believe you can. You have to take the stand of your lifetime. Make it true." - Kino MacGregor
This is important!
This is magnificent! What a strong, beautiful, inspiring practice and conversation. Make it TRUE.
if you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down
She just looks up at another adult silently and is like,
GOTTA WORK FOR IT, SWEET CHILD!
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