Most adult children of toxic parents grow up feeling tremendous confusion about what love means and how it’s supposed to feel. Their parents did extremely unloving things to them in the name of love. They came to understand love as something chaotic, dramatic, confusing, and often painful—something they had to give up their own dreams and desires for. Obviously, that’s not what love is all about.

Loving behavior doesn’t grind you down, keep you off balance, or create feelings of self-hatred. Love doesn’t hurt, it feels good. Loving behavior nourishes your emotional well-being. When someone is being loving to you, you feel accepted, cared for, valued, and respected. Genuine love creates feelings of warmth, pleasure, safety, stability, and inner peace.


Susan Forward, Toxic Parents, p381 (via mxnotmrdarcy)

This also applies to survivors of abusive relationships.

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Elie Saab - Spring Summer 2014
Elie Saab - Spring Summer 2014

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"The reason women are turning you down for casual sex seems to be that, for one thing, a lot of you are calling them sluts afterward. Also, a lot of you aren’t bothering to try to be good in bed."

Terri Conley, professor of psychology and women’s studies at the University of Michigan ( link )


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Positive Traits:

  • Extremely intuitive
  • Searchers of hidden meaning
  • Sensitive and perceptive
  • Gifted at reading others
  • Hold strong convictions and beliefs, which they live in accordance with
  • Will not compromise their ideals
  • Tend to trust their own…


Alexandra Levasseur

1. Pyromania

2. Pas de Deux

3. Bravura

4. Dancer III

5. Oursin

6. Dancer I

7. ThePlayer II

8. Eaux Troubles

9. Swallowed

10. Lazy Girl



German photographer Henning Rogge has been taking photos of the scars left behind by bombs of WWII, scattered across German forests. It’s interesting to see the different ways in which varying landscapes & ecosystems have healed.  The photos are part of a show at RH Contemporary Art in NYC until September 13.

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Full Orphan Black Nerd HQ Panel

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