Saturday, November 26, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

Federal Judge Blocks Obama Administration's Overtime Pay Rule
Benjamin Barber on Holiday Capitalism
Stephen Colbert Mocks Trump’s Petty Tweets: Can ‘Dish It Out But Can’t Take It’
Roland Martin just ended white supremacist Richard Spencer's 15 minutes of fame
Hipster Santa Is Back at Pioneer Place
UK House of Commons Members Spectacularly Humiliate Donald Trump
Seth Meyers Compares Trump to Saddam: ‘A Bullying Authoritarian’ who ‘Receives Gifts of Gold’

Happy me, happy Gabe.

“Most of my life has been spent trying to shrink myself. Trying to become smaller. Quieter. Less sensitive. Less opinionated. Less needy. Because I didn’t want to be a burden. I didn’t want to be too much or push people away. I wanted people to like me. I wanted to be cared for and valued. I wanted to be wanted. So for years, I sacrificed myself for the sake of making other people happy. And for years, I suffered. But I’m tired of suffering, and I’m done shrinking. It’s not my job to change who I am in order to become someone else’s idea of a worthwhile human being. I am worthwhile. Not because other people think I am, but because I exist, and therefore I matter. My thoughts matter. My feelings matter. My voice matters. And with or without anyone’s permission or approval, I will continue to be who I am and speak my truth. Even if it makes people angry. Even if it makes them uncomfortable. Even if they choose to leave. I refuse to shrink. I choose to take up space. I choose honor my feelings. I choose to give myself permission to get my needs met. I choose me” ~Daniel Keopke
When I chose to let you go, there was no great moment of triumph. There wasn’t an earth-shattering epiphany that changed my life, where music played and the universe conspired to bring everything together for good. There was no conflict, no turmoil and no struggle. No internal argument. No weighing of pros and cons. No decision to be analyzed to death—even by me, who cannot make a decision without weeks of obsessive thought over every possible outcome. There were only two words, when I chose to let you go: No more. No more will I measure my worth against your opinion. No more will I be pressed into the shapes you carved for me. No more will I tell my heart to quiet down, ashamed of its clatter. No more will there be blood on my feet from the eggshells I walked on as I tried not to give cause for your disapproval. No more will I anguish over the ways you misunderstood me. No more will I fight to justify the intention of my heart. No more will I beg for you to see me, the real me—to know me, to love me. No more will I live my life for you. When I chose to let you go, there was no holy encounter. The stars did not collapse from the sky and cascade into the oceans. There was no ferocious wind that rattled the walls or blazing fire that consumed all within its destructive path. There was only quiet resolution, the silent death of leaves that drift to the ground as frost begins to waste them away. And there I found myself, in the barren ground where you once stood; I came to understand there must be winter. Winter in all its loss, its grief, its letting go. There must be a time for old things to die, that new things may be born. When I chose to let you go, it was for me. I learned to love myself even when you made me feel I deserved no love. To honor my own needs, my own heart and my own potential. To walk my own path, not yours. To not be pulled back into your confines while my spirit yearned to be free. When I chose to let you go, I made coffee, ate toast, and folded clothes. I went to yoga and collected my mail and paid my bills. There was nothing out of place on the outside of my ordinary life—no visible change, nothing new or different. There was only surrender. One moment. One breath. I chose to let you go. And in doing so, I chose me. ~ Author: Kathy Parker

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Be a Decent Human Being and Don’t Go Shopping on Thanksgiving
California workers won't be getting double pay for Thanksgiving Day duty
The Story Behind Jared Kushner’s Curious Acceptance into Harvard
Tweets detailing Trump's meeting with NYT reporters emerge as total WTF moment
'Fufu' Diplomacy: How Food Is Helping Chinese See Immigrants As More Than Foreign
Golden Years, Iron Bars: Japan Sees Rise In Crime By The Elderly
How to fight, Best buy style.
How to talk like you are from Portland
United has created a new flying class that’s even worse than economy

Give thanks to what I have.

’ve learned a lot this year … I learned that things don’t always turn out the way you planned, or the way you think they should. And I’ve learned that there are things that go wrong that don’t always get fixed or get put back together the way they were before. I’ve learned that some broken things stay broken, and I’ve learned that you can get through bad times and keep looking for better ones, as long as you have people who love you. — Jennifer Weiner

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

"Be patient and tough; one day this pain will be useful to you" - Ovid “It takes more courage to examine the dark corners of your own soul than it does for a soldier to fight on a battlefield.” - W. B. Yeats

Monday, November 21, 2016

You deserve to be deliriously happy.

Every fulfilling relationship begins with how you see your partner
The Path of Healing
How Boys' and Girls' Brains React Differently to Stress
Why Most Narcissists Devalue And Discard Their Partners
Dad Of 4 Refuses To Sugarcoat Parenting With Hilarious Instagram Posts
What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?
Discipline: Teaching Through Love Instead of Fear
What Happens When the Narcissist's Bubble Bursts
Why I Stopped Lying to My Daughter
Pessimism May Be Bad for Your Heart
Post-Election, Overwhelmed Facebook Users Unfriend, Cut Back
Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It.
12 Things No One Will Tell You About Having A C-Section, But I Will
One of the best feelings is finally losing feelings and your attachment to somebody that isn’t good for you. - Uunknown Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing

I would rather be alone with dignity than in a relationship that requires me to sacrifice my self respect. ― Mandy Hale If you want to be a better person, find something to do outside of work
I hope you don’t accept anything less than what you deserve. Run away from average love. Run like all hell. You deserve someone who will make your blood stir and cause your heart to dance. You deserve to be deliriously happy. It’s okay to be patient. It’s okay to wait for that. You’re waiting for the best and that’s nothing to apologize for. - The better man project
Trust is built in very small moments in which one person turns towards their partner when they are in need. - Dr. John Gottman In every disagreement in marriage, remember this one important truth: My spouse is my partner; not my enemy. We will either win together or we will lose together. - The goal of communication in marriage isn't agreement, it is understanding. - Glen Sharkey

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Carl Sagan - You Are Here (Pale Blue Dot) [Sagan Time]

League of nationalists
Hate Didn’t Elect Donald Trump; People Did
‘Vote shaming’ Trump supporters is fair. What they have done is shameful
Jeff Sessions as Attorney General: An Insult to Justice
Obama May Jump Into Fray as Democrats Counter Trump
Jeff Sessions, Trump’s Pick for Attorney General, Is a Fierce Opponent of Civil Rights
In Depressed Rural Kentucky, Worries Mount Over Medicaid Cutbacks
This Shopping Spreadsheet Is A One-Stop Way To Boycott The Trumps
Talk of a registry for Muslims has Japanese internment survivors asking: 'Can’t they see what’s wrong?'
None of This Is Normal. All of It Is Un-American.
Normalizing the Abnormal: NPR Begins Its Whitewashing of Breitbart's Racism
'We're Not Going Away': Alt-Right Leader On Voice In Trump Administration
From Hate Speech To Fake News: The Content Crisis Facing Mark Zuckerberg
In A Family's First House, A Lasting Lesson: You Can Always Give
SpaceX exec quits to fight Trump 'nightmare'
Obama to Anti-Trump protesters: Don't be silent.

Monty Python-The Meaning of Life

Live Life wth kindness

Your “Ideal Partner” Will Always Create Problems
Romantic Relationships Take a Dive After Baby Arrives (According to Research)
Don’t Expect Toddlers To Behave Consistently — They Literally Can’t
6 Obstacles to a Relationship With a Psychopath
Why Crawling Like a Toddler Might Be the Best New Exercise Trend in Ages
An unsung hero in the story of interracial marriage
14 Things I Don’t Give a F**k About As I Get Older
You don’t cheat on someone you love. Period.
Fathers Need To Show Mothers Love Through Their Actions
Why I Can’t ‘JUST’ Go To Bed
Let your children feel their feelings
Why Is It So Hard to Tell If Someone Likes You?
“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” – James Baldwin Teaching Children Respect
On Teaching Tolerance and Inclusivity in Early Education
6 Rules to Live By When You Discipline Your Child
5 YouTube Shows Kids Love And Parents Hate
Spanking Young Children Declines Overall But Persists In Poorer Households
The Velveteen Mother
Boundaries Empaths Should Set to Protect Themselves and Stay Mentally Healthy VERY VERY IMPORTANT... don't be someone's doormat
DNA Is Not Destiny When It Comes To Heart Risk
I Will Never Tell My Sons To ‘Man Up’
20 things to say to your child instead of “Don’t cry”
The Mommy Guilt Is Never-Ending
64 Ideas For Self Care When Life Gets Hard
15 Questions to Replace “How Was School Today?”
Could You Be Shaming Your Child Without Meaning To?
Raising an Empathetic Child: 10 Little Things You Can Do Right Now
The Lesson You Never Got Taught in School: How to Learn!
Raising Kind Kids — Because The World Needs It
How To Get Your Child To Sleep Through The Night in 2.5 Years and 24 Steps
How to Be a Better Forgiver
11 Easy Acts Of Kindness To Perform This Weekend
How To Help Your Baby Become A Math Genius (Or Not)
"getting your kids to bed: if at first you don't succeed, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try again." - Daniel F. The Importance Of Being Honest About The Messy Sh*t In Life
20 Parenting Hacks We Wish We Knew the First Time Around
Creating an Emotionally Supportive Home Environment
Dear Lonely Girl —
The Big Stall
What makes a language difficult?