Paring Down Instead of Fast Fashion

Kerin Rose on Fast Fashion
Kerin Rose, A-Morir eyewear designer
“My one fashion regret would be indulging in the world of fast fashion. For a very long time I didn’t realize the importance and value of investment pieces and I got very into fast fashion as I think girls in their ’20s tend to do. And now that I’m encroaching on my ’30s I really regret having spent a lot of money on frivolous crap.”…

“One of the questions I’ve been struggling with is “how simple is too simple?” At what point does a simplistic wardrobe become a boring one? And does it matter?

This week I’ve noticed some of my favorite fashion bloggers paring down, which is particularly noticeable because these two tend to be very flashy, complex dressers. ”  –  at Twenty Pieces: Paring Down 

Messages of Comfort

I will stand by you through this.

I want to hear and understand you.

I feel sympathy for you, even if I haven’t had similar experiences or understand all of your feelings.

I don’t condemn or judge you for this.

I want to be a safe person for you.

I want to help you or support you in specific ways.

I want to schedule time to connect with you again, after this meeting.

I Was Wrong About Occupy Wall St. « The Wretched of the Snark

“Occupy won’t go anywhere. I’m cautiously optimistic about the future, though I anticipate there will be failures. There will be bad press. There will be moments when we lose focus and perhaps even fight amongst ourselves. But we must remain focused and, most importantly, continue to listen to each other. Solidarity must exist for the working poor, the middle class …”

via I Was Wrong About Occupy Wall St. « The Wretched of the Snark.

Weekly Writing Challenge: Mail It In

Dear Blog,

I check my email everyday. I usually write an email everyday too. I don’t always write a post on you everyday though. And I have never sent you an email before. I guess we weren’t that kind of friends before now.

Don’t be mad if I don’t email you very often. I am sure I will still visit you sometimes or maybe even call you on the phone still. Don’t take it personally if you don’t have a new message in your inbox everyday – we have to keep living our separate lives, you know. Don’t be clingy.

Anyway, glad I finally told you.

Have a great day!



“comfort me” by naydeeyah

Characteristics of Comforting People

Being present and listening
Caring and compassionate
Warm and gracious
Supportive and validating 

As taken from The Art of Comforting by Val Walker

Waves of Despair

My heart hurts.  I am grieving.  It feels like waves of sadness will never stop bashing me down.  It feels like I can’t breathe.  It feels like I am waiting to drown.

I feel waves of despair.

Sometimes I just want the pain to end.