The Mandolin Cronicles

Sep 20

Health:
Drink plenty of water.                                                                           
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
Live with the 3 E’s - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
Play more games.
Read more books than you did in 2011.
Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
Sleep for 7 hours.
Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
Personality:
Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
Dream more while you are awake.
Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
Smile and laugh more.
You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
Society:
Call your family often.
Each day give something good to others.
Forgive everyone for everything.
Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
Try to make at least three people smile each day.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
Life:
Do the right thing!
Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
The best is yet to come.
Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Health:

  1. Drink plenty of water.                                                                           
  2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
  3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
  4. Live with the 3 E’s - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
  5. Play more games.
  6. Read more books than you did in 2011.
  7. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  8. Sleep for 7 hours.
  9. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.


Personality:

  1. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  2. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
  3. Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
  4. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  5. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
  6. Dream more while you are awake.
  7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  8. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
  9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
  10. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
  11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
  13. Smile and laugh more.
  14. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Society:

  1. Call your family often.
  2. Each day give something good to others.
  3. Forgive everyone for everything.
  4. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
  5. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  6. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  7. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:

  1. Do the right thing!
  2. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
  3. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 
  4. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  5. The best is yet to come.
  6. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
Sep 18

http://themandolinchronicles.tumblr.com/post/97857455761/shewantedmyagonyinherbody-im-unhappy-in-my →

shewantedmyagonyinherbody:

shewantedmyagonyinherbody:

I’m unhappy in my relationship with a huge truckload of a crush on someone else and I am emotionally and sexually frustrated because my boyfriend doesn’t want to have sex or go on dates with me. Because I got mad at him for lying to me. And I just wrote a 3000 word…

We live together and have been dating for over 4 years. He’s lied to me about a lot of stuff and I think I’m finally just over it. To be honest the crush is probably just a result of not having sex in like a month haha. I’m just complaining because I’m sad. :(

If you have been living together for that long, and he can’t be honest, you deserve to be over it. You deserve someone who is honest with you, and cares enough to be a good person for the relationship. Someone who is either 1) happy enough to go out in public with you or 2) will bite his lip and go out at least sometimes (even if he hates going out) because he wants to see you happy, because you matter too. And the crush is probably from lack of sex, and I dealt with this problem in my own live-with relationship (for about 2.5 months, then we started having healthy sex again), it turned me from self-confident to overly-needy-with-a-low-self-esteem (we had a lot of arguments over it). Humans who desire sexual stability with their partner, need it (I used to be ashamed to admit that, but I’m not anymore).

Sep 18

shewantedmyagonyinherbody:

I’m unhappy in my relationship with a huge truckload of a crush on someone else and I am emotionally and sexually frustrated because my boyfriend doesn’t want to have sex or go on dates with me. Because I got mad at him for lying to me. And I just wrote a 3000 word assignment and I really want cider. This can actually lick a butthole.

Love is about working out the problems together, and both parties learning to give/change some of themselves in order to work out those problems, to make the situation at least survivable for BOTH of you, even if it takes some attitude adjustments to make happen (no relationship is going to be smooth sailing all the time). But in event that  that can’t happen, life is too short to be stuck with someone who lies and gives you the run around. You deserve to be able to be happy [with them most of the time]. Just make sure before you even plan on going after your crush, you officially and properly end your current relationship. And good luck on your assignment.

Sep 18

Anonymous said: So I've been with this guy for about one year. I got the courage to have sex but in the last couple months. Anytime we're both turned on after some foreplay. I feel I'm not lubricated enough. I think I am but idk. Cause anytime my guy tries to insert his penis into my vagina it won't let me. Idk if it's cause of that or he has to push harder or keep tryin. "We do wear protection. Plus I'm a virgin he's not. So far we've had no luck in actual sex. Idk what we could do?

realtalksexadvice:

Luuuuuuube.

Seriously, the easiest and quickest test to see if it’s just due to wetness is to get yourself a small bottle of good quality lube (we recommend Sliquid, we make hissing angry noises at Astroglide and KY), apply it liberally to his penis and your vaginal opening, and see if the sex is easier to work out.

Also, try a few different angles, it could be that the position you’re trying isn’t going to work for you, and a new position will.

xoxo, Shannon

I love these ladies! (And I have the same problem, I recommend “Just Like Me” lube by Pure Romance!) 

Sep 12

I think one of the hardest lessons about getting older is realizing life doesn’t magically get better,

 it’s not “just make it though the week and next week will be better.” Cause next week will be the same grueling thing, except you’ll still be exhausted from the week before plus the week before that. If you want life to be better, you have to take the plunge, you have to do the work, it’s not that you have to make it better, it’s that you have to force it that way with all of your effort.

Sep 12

nosleeptilbushwick:

this is absolutely incredible

Sep 12
lesantifeministes:

I lol’d. #notallhumans #notallmen

lesantifeministes:

I lol’d. #notallhumans #notallmen

Sep 05

the-safety-poobah:

kia-kaha-winchesters:

221cbakerstreet:

lexillest:

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Beautiful.

This is rad

we need a superhero like one of these ladies

maybe another hawkeye??

i didn’t even notice until halfway down the post when i read the “being the teacher with the robot leg” sign that i realized everyone is missing a limb. Biomedical Engineers are really outdoing themselves and it’s both fantastic and sometimes even glamorous. 

GUYS ITS A BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING POST AND IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY

Sep 05
misskittyfantastico:

girlswillsavethevorld:

punkrockcow:

ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

WHY WASNT THIS NATIONAL NEWS?!

I think we know why.

This made Atlanta news because it happened not far from where I live. It was only a few months after Sandy Hook and I just remember crying from relief when I heard about this woman and how she managed to prevent another tragedy through compassion and empathy.

misskittyfantastico:

girlswillsavethevorld:

punkrockcow:

ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

WHY WASNT THIS NATIONAL NEWS?!

I think we know why.

This made Atlanta news because it happened not far from where I live. It was only a few months after Sandy Hook and I just remember crying from relief when I heard about this woman and how she managed to prevent another tragedy through compassion and empathy.

Aug 27

The truth will set you free

freedomskey:

Welcome. Anonymously tell me your secrets and feel better that you were able to tell someone. I needed a place to go, and I’m sure you do too.