my star garden

freelance consultant // right brain planner // art journaler {artist & dreamer; maker of collage & altered books; doodler & junk-mail collager; stargazer & red dirt gardener} // day-dream believer & visual thinker {outed introvert & discoverer of the magic of solitude and quietness}

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twitter.com/stargardener:

    "A 13-year study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology has revealed that if you take naps during the day, your life is going to be short… The report, which was performed by researchers at Cambridge University, studied the habits of over 16,000 men and women in Britain and found that those who take naps during the day are almost a third more likely to die before they turn 65."
    A major British study indicates daytime nappers die younger. Of course, our internal clocks are incredibly complex machines. (via explore-blog)
    — 5 days ago with 234 notes
    #sleep  #nap 
    April Theme // Trees: Rooted & Grounded

    April Theme // Trees: Rooted & Grounded

    — 5 days ago with 4 notes
    #art journal  #iamtaj  #community  #tajcommunity  #trees 

    awkwardsituationist:

    for ten years now, leonid tishkov has traveled the world with his moon. here we see him in arctic svalbard magdalene fjord (1,5,7), new zealand, near rangitito (second photo, taken by marcus williams), the tian shang observatory near the border between china and kyrgyzstan (third photo, by po-i chen) and moscow (4,6,8, taken by boris bendikov)

    "the moon is a shining point that brings people together from different countries, of different nationalities and cultures - and everyone who gets in its orbit does not forget it ever. it gives fairytale and poetry in our prosy and mercantile world," leonid writes. "the moon helps us to overcome our loneliness in the universe by uniting us around it."

    leonid adds, “the ancient ural peoples who lived in my home told a fairy tale about how a shaman goes into the next world, illuminating the path of the moon. so in all of my photos, i can be seen in my late father’s cloak, because he travels with me in this way.”

    (via theuncommonplace)

    — 5 days ago with 93397 notes
    #moon  #crescent 
    coins for real things; when is it Enough? →

    The garden of the world has no limits
    Except in your mind.
    Its presence is more beautiful
    than the stars
    With more clarity
    Than the polished mirror
    of your heart.
    -Rumi

    — 3 months ago with 1 note
    her-words// she longed for the white hot energy / re-learning each time / it is the all-consuming / there had to be shadow times / the renewing dim / she longed for the white hot … / without apology or regret / she knew {accepted} the shades / she still {desperately} sought the white hot energy / even when it wasn’t a choice / when the possibility was nil / she longed for the white hot energy / re-learning each time … without apology

    her-words// she longed for the white hot energy / re-learning each time / it is the all-consuming / there had to be shadow times / the renewing dim / she longed for the white hot … / without apology or regret / she knew {accepted} the shades / she still {desperately} sought the white hot energy / even when it wasn’t a choice / when the possibility was nil / she longed for the white hot energy / re-learning each time … without apology

    — 3 months ago
    #no apologies  #mypoetryjanuary  #poetry 
    A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ~George Bernard Shaw

    A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ~George Bernard Shaw

    (Source: puggert, via satinecherrydoll)

    — 3 months ago with 22100 notes
    #quote  #George Bernard Shaw  #life  #livefree 
    aseaofquotes:

Maya Angelou, “When I Think About Myself”

    aseaofquotes:

    Maya Angelou, “When I Think About Myself”

    — 3 months ago with 3241 notes
     “What we have forgotten is that thoughts and words are conventions, and that it is fatal to take conventions too seriously. A convention is a social convenience, as, for example, money … but it is absurd to take money too seriously, to confuse it with real wealth … In somewhat the same way, thoughts, ideas and words are “coins” for real things.” ~Alan Wilson Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity

     “What we have forgotten is that thoughts and words are conventions, and that it is fatal to take conventions too seriously. A convention is a social convenience, as, for example, money … but it is absurd to take money too seriously, to confuse it with real wealth … In somewhat the same way, thoughts, ideas and words are “coins” for real things.” ~Alan Wilson Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity

    — 3 months ago
    #alan wilson watts  #The Wisdom of Insecurity  #full moon  #stargardener  #quote  #money  #authentic