apricating bathing beauty via a Vogue beach photo shoot 1940s-60s via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Apricate

Apricate means to bask in, or to expose to, the warmth of the sunlight. Apricate, much like apricity, derives from the Latin aprīcus (warmed by the sun). Apricate can be used in it's various forms of apricating, apricated and apricates - all of which are highly appropriate for the Summer season! While apricity relates to longing feelings that… Continue reading Word Nerd: Apricate

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Your now is not your forever John Green quote Monday Mantra 206 via LaWhimsy
Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 206 – Your now is not your forever

“Your now is not your forever.”  ~ John Green When life feels too overwhelming and everything feels too much, I've found that these words can soften and ease your soul... "Your now is not your forever." There is a simplicity to these six simple words, yet they are so profound in their deep truthfulness. Your… Continue reading Monday Mantra 206 – Your now is not your forever

It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not Denis Waitley quote Monday Mantra 205 via LaWhimsy
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Monday Mantra 205 – It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not

“It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.”  ~ Denis Waitley When it comes to change or taking a chance for something in your life, do you find yourself pausing or second-guessing... "It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not." Do… Continue reading Monday Mantra 205 – It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not

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Word Nerd: Occhiolism

Occhiolism is the awareness of the smallness of your perspective in the grandness of the vast scope of the Universe. Occhiolism is from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows and it's full definition reads as "the awareness of the smallness of your perspective, by which you couldn’t possibly draw any meaningful conclusions at all, about the… Continue reading Word Nerd: Occhiolism

You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously Sophia Bush quote Monday Mantra 204
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Monday Mantra 204 – You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously

“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.”  ~ Sophia Bush There is no need to define or contain one's self to a singular way of being... "You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously." As humans, we like to label things. We… Continue reading Monday Mantra 204 – You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously

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Word Nerd: Selenophilia

Selenophilia is a love of the moon. Selenophilia derives from the words seleno- (moon) which comes from the Greek selēnē (moon) and philia (strong attraction to) which comes from the Greek philos (loving). So selenophilia is literally moon loving! Selenophilia is a poetic word by nature, since the moon is a figure of poetry, worship… Continue reading Word Nerd: Selenophilia