Quote of the day: 1/31/15

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." E.E. Cummings Today is the last day of the month and with this in mind I have concluded … Continue reading Quote of the day: 1/31/15

Fun Fact Friday: 1/30/15

Did you know that NASA is looking into building floating cities in Venus? Since Venus is inhabitable, the best way to visit the planet would be to live above the dangerous clouds of sulphuric acid. How can astronauts study Venus? Well, by creating floating cities. I, honestly, saw this on the news a few weeks ago … Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: 1/30/15

Word of the day: 1/30/15

Word: Insuperable You pronounce it: [in-soo-per-uh-buh l] Definition:  adjective 1. incapable of being passed over, overcome, or surmounted: "an insuperable barrier." Origin: 1300-50; Middle English < Latin insuperābilis. See in-3, superable I found it while re-reading John Milton's "Paradise Lost, the introduction." Had Milton stuck with his plan to present the Fall as a tragedy he would … Continue reading Word of the day: 1/30/15

Quote of the day: 1/30/15

"Decide what you want. Believe you can have it. Believe you deserve it and believe it's possible for you. And then close your eyes and every day for several minutes, and visualize having what you already want, feeling the feelings of already having it. Come out of that and focus on what you're grateful for … Continue reading Quote of the day: 1/30/15

DIY Chalkboard

Mr. Renaissance and I decided to create a chalkboard in the kitchen because that is where the homework is done. Since I have an educational-positive theme throughout the house, we included our "periodic table of the elements." FYI: if you know anything about me, I always look for organic and healthy alternatives in food, makeup, … Continue reading DIY Chalkboard

Word of the day: 1/ 29/15

Word/ Term: Gaia's Revenge Definition: The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia theory or Gaia principle, proposes that organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a self-regulating, complex system that contributes to maintaining the conditions for life on the planet. I read it in Zadie Smith's NW and it was brought up during … Continue reading Word of the day: 1/ 29/15

Quote of the day: 1/29/15

"There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle." Deepak Chopra This has always been one of my favorite Chopra quotes. It brings a sense of belonging and understanding towards the many events … Continue reading Quote of the day: 1/29/15

Quote of the day: 1/28/15

"You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind." Joyce Meyer I, today, need this title wave of positive thinking. Join me in having a positive life by readjusting the mind into a positive mind. Joel Osteen once said, "You're going to go through tough times - that's life. But I say, 'Nothing happens … Continue reading Quote of the day: 1/28/15

Word of the day: 1/27/15

Word: Panacea You pronounce it: [pan-uh-see-uh] Definition: noun 1. a remedy for all disease or ills; cure-all. 2. an answer or solution for all problems or difficulties: "His economic philosophy is a good one, but he tries to use it as a panacea." I found it while going through some of my Ernest Hemingway quote collections : The first … Continue reading Word of the day: 1/27/15

Quote of the day: 1/27/15

"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places." --Ernest Hemingway We all become broken at one time or another, in one way or another. The key is weight training and exercising our broken area to be strong at the weakest place. Was your trust crossed? Was your heart-broken? Our hearts … Continue reading Quote of the day: 1/27/15