The Fat Grackle

“The fact is, there really is no such thing as ‘normal’ - everybody’s different, and that is the essence of their beauty”
—  Kevin Aucoin
Sand woman 12 by *interZone-studio
“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.”  ― Rachel Carson

Sand woman 12 by *interZone-studio

“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.”
Rachel Carson

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”  ― Harvey Fierstein

Image: Cherry Typhoon by Amy McCaleb / Libbi Oba

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”
Harvey Fierstein

Image: Cherry Typhoon by

“Imposing harsh judgements on your body limits the range of experiences you allow yourself to enjoy. How many times has a wonderful day at the beach been tainted by your judgements about how you look in a bathing suit? Imagine how liberating it would be to happily walk across the warm sand without feeling self-conscious. Think of all the activities in your life that you have deferred until you look different, better, or perhaps even perfect.
There is much documented proof that the mind and body are connected, so acceptance of your body is not only essential for your emotional well-being, it is essential for your physical health as well. Denying your body complete acceptance can lead to illness, whereas practicing acceptance can heal disease. The drive for self-improvement is completely healthy as long as it comes from a place of self-love rather than a feeling of inadequacy.”
—  Andrew Adler
“When you stop living your life based on what others think of you, real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self acceptance opened.” - Shannon L. Alder


(Photo: Tu-154 by ~sergeyspiric)

“When you stop living your life based on what others think of you, real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self acceptance opened.” - Shannon L. Alder

(Photo: Tu-154 by ~sergeyspiric)

I blogged a thought last night that I wanted to expand upon… I made it a quote… by me! lol

"There is a powerful freedom that comes with the realization that, when  people are hateful towards me in regards to my relative attractiveness  or opinions regarding such, it is really just a reflection of their own  insecurities and has nothing to do with who I am as a person."  -  Starsha Brown

(Image by: Noir Nouar)

I blogged a thought last night that I wanted to expand upon… I made it a quote… by me! lol

"There is a powerful freedom that comes with the realization that, when people are hateful towards me in regards to my relative attractiveness or opinions regarding such, it is really just a reflection of their own insecurities and has nothing to do with who I am as a person."  - Starsha Brown

(Image by: Noir Nouar)

(Image: Lowell Herrero) Acceptance is the universal currency of real friendship. It does not  warp or shape or wrench a person to be anything other than what they  are.  Joan Chittister

(Image: Lowell Herrero)

Acceptance is the universal currency of real friendship. It does not warp or shape or wrench a person to be anything other than what they are.
Joan Chittister

“I have decided to be happy because it’s good for my health.” - Voltaire
(Image: Hilda by Duane Bryers)
http://fathappiness.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-have-decided.html


I have decided to be happy because it’s good for my health.” - Voltaire

(Image: Hilda by Duane Bryers)

http://fathappiness.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-have-decided.html

A person’s worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves. ~Jean De La Bruyere

(Nude on a leopard skin by Beryl Cook)

Fat and Happy Blog

A person’s worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves. ~Jean De La Bruyere

(Nude on a leopard skin by Beryl Cook)

Fat and Happy Blog

Art: Ada Breedveld
crazylovewords:

“Know yourself. You are the love of your own  life. Love extravagantly–yourself and your chosen. Be kind. Do good  work. Try to leave the world a bit better than it was before you got  here. Laugh as often as possible. Be vast. Be miniscule beneath ancient  stars. Don’t forget to sometimes run outside to grin foolishly at the  moon.”
—
Bernadette Birney

Art: Ada Breedveld

crazylovewords:

“Know yourself. You are the love of your own life. Love extravagantly–yourself and your chosen. Be kind. Do good work. Try to leave the world a bit better than it was before you got here. Laugh as often as possible. Be vast. Be miniscule beneath ancient stars. Don’t forget to sometimes run outside to grin foolishly at the moon.”

Bernadette Birney