Monday, August 18, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
fatman2fitman:

"I love running cross country…. On a track, I feel like a hamster."
-Robin Williams, comedian, actor, runner

fatman2fitman:

"I love running cross country…. On a track, I feel like a hamster."

-Robin Williams, comedian, actor, runner

Being happy and finding life meaningful overlap, but there are important differences. A large survey revealed multiple differing predictors of happiness (controlling for meaning) and meaningfulness (controlling for happiness). Satisfying one’s needs and wants increased happiness but was largely irrelevant to meaningfulness. Happiness was largely present-oriented, whereas meaningfulness involves integrating past, present, and future. For example, thinking about future and past was associated with high meaningfulness but low happiness. Happiness was linked to being a taker rather than a giver, whereas meaningfulness went with being a giver rather than a taker. Higher levels of worry, stress, and anxiety were linked to higher meaningfulness but lower happiness. Concerns with personal identity and expressing the self contributed to meaning but not happiness.

Stanford researchers studying Positive Psychology examine the key differences between a happy life and a meaningful life (PDF) and offer some “brief composite sketches of the unhappy but meaningful life and of the happy but meaningless life.”

Complement with a simple practice to increase meaningfulness from Positive Psychology founding father Martin Seligman, then revisit Viktor Frankl’s timeless treatise on the human search for meaning.

(via reddit / DecidingToBeBetter)

mymodernmet:

England-based photographer Sian Davey's photo series Finding Alice is a touching illustration of family life featuring her daughter Alice, who was born with Down syndrome. In Davey’s words, "I wonder how it might be for Alice to be valued without distinction, without exception and without second glance. This project is for her, for Alice."

Take it all back. Life is boring, except for flowers, sunshine, your perfect legs. A glass of cold water when you are really thirsty. The way bodies fit together. Fresh and young and sweet. Coffee in the morning. These are just moments. I struggle with the in-betweens. I just want to never stop loving like there is nothing else to do, because what else is there to do? Pablo Neruda (via karibu-nyumbani)

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Children Not Looking At Modern Art

Children Not Looking At Modern Art

(Source: weirdpictures)

jedavu:

Ink Drawings of Famous European Cities by Sunga Park

Thursday, August 7, 2014

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Monday, August 4, 2014

mymodernmet:

Warsaw-based artist NeSpoon covers gritty urban spots with intricate lace patterns, adding a touch of elegance to unexpected places. The artist uses traditional, ornamental lace as the foundation for her street art that takes the form of both spray-painted murals as well as hand-cut stencils strung up like spider webs.

joewhyteillustration:

moleskine experiments! I’ve finally built up the courage to push my colour usage further than i have before. It’s really interesting seeing how colour changes can make so much difference in indicating depth and form.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
I’ve become skeptical of the unwritten rule that just because a boy and girl appear in the same feature, a romance must ensue. Rather, I want to portray a slightly different relationship, one where the two mutually inspire each other to live– if I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love. Hayao Miyazaki (via milktalk)

(Source: nitrateglow)

ttnpt:

Street views of Europe pt 1
Paris, Annecy, Lyon, Rome, Verona, Venice, Burano, Vienna, Budapest

laflaneuse8:

Pablo Picasso, Nude, 1931

laflaneuse8:

Pablo Picasso, Nude, 1931

(Source: paroisse)

Art journal page

From “Doors, Doors, Doors” by Anne Sexton

Art journal page

From “Doors, Doors, Doors” by Anne Sexton