Words to live by

Posted: April 28, 2017 by Rachel

“Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen.”
Anne Lamott


Posted: January 12, 2017 by Rachel

Some days, you botch things up a bit.

You have a few misteps.

Missed steps.

Some days, you do a few things right,

but one thing you did

not quite so right,

[even if you weren’t exactly wrong,

it just didn’t feel right]

sticks to the roof of your mouth,

and nothing else tastes

the way it might have

the rest of the day

if you had not had

that one bad spoonfull.

Some days, all you have,

at the end of the day,

to show or to tell,

are two pictures,

that you think

look nice together.

Some days, that will have to be enough.

Tara Thayer


Posted: December 19, 2016 by Rachel

You say you love me

with your shot of whiskey

you say I’m the one

with your glass of champagne

but then you don’t say a word

with your cup of coffee

Rania Naim


i do not want to have you

to fill the empty parts of me

i want to be full on my own

i want to be so complete

i could light a whole city

and then

i want to have you

cause the two of us combined

could set it on fire

– Rupi Kaur


Let’s reveal

and revel and rebel in our insanity, instead of

slathering on another coat of paint

as the veneer cracks

along the sides

Abby Rosmarin


You don’t deserve someone who comes back

you deserve someone who never leaves.

– Rania Naim


And let’s not forget, THIS.

words to live by

Posted: November 4, 2015 by Rachel

“We need to move away from this constant need of coming across as calm, cool and collected. We weren’t built to be calm, cool, and collected. If we were, it wouldn’t feel so exhausted all the time. It would, you know, come naturally to us. You know what comes naturally to human beings though? Being open, being messy, being raw, being unfiltered, having lots of feelings. Why should we have to stifle our true nature? Let’s go after the things we want, let’s love each other brutally and honestly, and not worry about the consequences. Let’s release the feelings inside of us and let them land somewhere special. Otherwise, we might have a lifetime of longing in front of us.”

—Ryan O’Connell