annstreetstudio:

Take a listen to our summer & wine playlist – as we head into the weekend, we hope you spend it with the ones you love, share a bottle of wine, create new memories & make the most of this glorious season…

Good friends, wine, food, music, and a warm breeze…
My ideal summer day :)

This song and its various covers have become the song of my summer haha.
At least it’s a really good song.

Someday you’ll find the right person, and you’ll learn to have a lot more confidence in yourself. That’s what I think. So don’t settle for anything less. In this world, there are things you can only do alone, and things you can only do with somebody else. It’s important to combine the two in just the right amount. —Haruki Murakami (via freeparadise)

taiwanesefanatic:

Lydia Paek- Eyes, Nose, Lips Cover

I know this isn’t cpop, but this is so awesome I really need to let the fangirl inside me out. THIS IS SO DAMN AMAZING!!! This girl is my girl crush for a reason. Ever since the Quest days, I really adored her. She was never someone I followed very closely, but when she appears, she always blows me away. LOVE THIS GIRL SO MUCH!!! I was so happy to know she was part of the YG cover project

she’s so talented…I can’t even.

a style I wear pretty often

JYJ Back Seat Teaser

*blush* *fans myself*

this is going to be AMAZING

buzzfeed:

Ok, hear me out: breakfast salads are actually pretty great.

Here’s to eating less processed food!

Geometric prints in men’s fall 2014 lines

Definitely a fan of this trend

Enjoying Jason Mraz’s carefree attitude today :)

mpdrolet:

Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto

the colors! angles! perspective!

aychesque:

To all the women with the flaws, know it’s hard my darling
You wonder why you’re lonely and your man’s not calling
You keep falling victim cause you’re insecure
And when I tell you that you’re beautiful you can’t be sure
Cause he don’t seem to want you back and it’s got you asking
So all you see is what you lacking, not what you packing

Crooked smile, we could style on ‘em (back ‘round)
Crooked smile, we could style on ‘em (back ‘round)
You’re the one that was trying to keep me way down
Like the sun, I know you know I found my way back round

Hip hop keeping it real today

internal-acceptance-movement:

“People can forgive toxic parents, but they should do it at the conclusion—not at the beginning—of their emotional housecleaning. People need to get angry about what happened to them. They need to grieve over the fact that they never had the parental love they yearned for. They need to stop diminishing or discounting the damage that was done to them. Too often, “forgive and forget” means “pretend it didn’t happen.” I also believe that forgiveness is appropriate only when parents do something to earn it. Toxic parents, especially the more abusive ones, need to acknowledge what happened, take responsibility, and show a willingness to make amends. If you unilaterally absolve parents who continue to treat you badly, who deny much of your reality and feelings, and who continue to project blame onto you, you may seriously impede the emotional work you need to do. If one or both parents are dead, you can still heal the damage, by forgiving yourself and releasing much of the hold that they had over your emotional well-being. At this point, you may be wondering, understandably, if you will remain bitter and angry for the rest of your life if you don’t forgive your parents. In fact, quite the opposite is true. What I have seen over the years is that emotional and mental peace comes as a result of releasing yourself from your toxic parents’ control, without necessarily having to forgive them. And that release can come only after you’ve worked through your intense feelings of outrage and grief and after you’ve put the responsibility on their shoulders, where it belongs.”

— Susan Forward, Toxic Parents, ch 9 (via fromonesurvivortoanother)

I talked to my therapist about my relationship with my mother last week. Even though I could say self-affirming things in the end, I didn’t feel convinced; it felt like I was using these ideas of “having valid needs” and “being unfairly blamed and made responsible” as excuses to continue being a bad daughter.

Part of me wonders if this is a cultural conflict…being raised in a family where filial piety is the example (even if it’s not explicitly demanded of me), while growing up in a Western society where independence and self-reliance are so valued. I’m still unsure what I feel about this.

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