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Women With Balls? Who Do Give a F*ck

This one is for you.

For the dream seekers and the rebels, the ones who not only don’t fit into the mold—they fucking break it as well.

This is for the women who do give a fuck.

We give a fuck about ourselves, our lives and those that matter most to us—but mostly we give a fuck about making a difference in this one amazing life.

We know that we weren’t born to play life small, and while life has tried to smack us down at times, we stand right back up asking—is that all you’ve got?

This is for the women with the balls to be themselves—unapologetically.

Yes, the balls.

Because having balls isn’t about what’s hanging between the legs of a man—but what we are willing to risk, to go after what we love.

This is for the women who stay up late chasing dreams, and are up early with the sun making them a reality.

This is for those women with thirsty hearts and messy hair—the ones who march to the beat of our hearts and often find ourselves alone because of our choices.

This one is for you, for me, and for all the women who often wonder if they are alone in their individuality.

You’re not.

And although we are as unique as they come, we all are linked because of the desire to break free from the expectation that we need to be well-behaved women in order to be loved.

We can’t follow the rules for the life of us.

When given the choice we always choose the most difficult road, because that is where we often learn the most.

This is for the women who take care of themselves.

We are masters at keeping our shit together, even when it seems we can’t take one more step.

This is for the women who tuck themselves into bed each night. It’s not because we don’t want a lover with us, but because we know that, unless it’s genuine, solitude is so much sweeter than putting on an act.

This is for the women who just won’t conform no matter how many times people shake their heads at us.

These are the women who drink moonshine underneath the stars with their bare feet dirty, and their eyes wild dreaming of their next adventure.

The women who prefer to be untamed. We don’t care about letting our crazy show because we know it’s just as seductive as the pull of our eyes.

This is for all the women who’ve had people ask why we can’t just be like everyone else.

Why can’t we stay in unhappy relationships?

Why can’t we just stay with the secure job?

Why can’t we just suck it up because we are adults? That is what adults are supposed to do.

But we were born differently. Where others see stability, we see stifling.

“We dream of a life that fills us with inspiration, and we dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for.”

~ Alice Hoffman

We don’t know how to give up on the desires of our hearts.

And while we may seem to wander aimlessly at times, it’s all part of our un-plan. Because some are just born to be the movers and shakers in this life—to rattle and shake things up a bit.

And while we may drive you crazy at times, and scare the shit out of you at others, life would be boring without us.

For we are the wild ones—the ones who make life worth living.

Patsy Z shared this link via Kate Rose on Jul 29, 2015

“And while we may seem to wander aimlessly at times, it’s all part of our un-plan.”

For Highly Sensitive People: Flotation tanks?

Flotation tanks isolate us from all external stimulation by blocking out sound, light, and touch.

When all outer distractions are removed our senses are disabled, so the only thing that is being stimulated is our conscious mind.

There is nothing to hear, see or feel so our mind is free to explore the areas that are usually suppressed or forgotten.

Flotation tanks were originally called sensory deprivation tanks, and were developed in 1954 by neuroscientist Dr. John C. Lilly, who also studied dolphin communication.

Lilly’s purpose for creating them was so to find out what kept the brain stimulated when all external stimuli was disconnected.

Tonnie Ch shared this link

All I want for Christmas 🎶 Me too.

These tanks are highly recommended for anyone who is highly sensitive to their environment.

As all external stimuli is removed so that the body and mind can fully balance, relax and heal aches and pains. We can also achieve absolute peace and serenity.

With the only thing to focus on being our breathing, our brainwave pattern shifts from our waking state, to beta then onto alpha brainwaves.

From there we can enter into theta waves. Theta is the type of brainwave that is usually associated with advanced levels of meditation and this state is achievable within the very first flotation session.

Although we are in a deep state of relaxation, the brain remains alert, offering reflection while also improving mental clarity.

We can then enter into a dream-like state similar to one that is achieved just before we go to sleep.

It is believed that two hours in a flotation tank gives the same benefits that we would receive from an eight-hour sleep.

Epsom salt is added to the water to simulate zero gravity, which increases buoyancy and allows the body to rise to the surface to replicate the feeling of floating in mid-air.

We achieve a comfortable sensation of weightlessness and this helps the brain to relax as we use a large amount of our brain’s energy to cope with gravity. 

The water is set to skin temperature so that it is difficult to distinguish between the water and our physical being.

There is no dependence on the outer environment as all external energy sources are disconnected. Therefore, the stimuli to our brain is isolated so the brain has the opportunity to decelerate.

The effect that is created deprives us of all our vital senses so that our brain does not have to work hard to process information.

This enables the logical side of our brain to relax and slow down so it can harmonize with our creative side.

We can fully relax and enable our mind to drift into a state of “nothingness” or we can remain alert and consciously infuse our subconscious with inspirational thoughts, creativity, introspection, insight or positive affirmations. When we are at our most relaxed state, the subconscious is better able to absorb data. (Multinational financial data too?)

Our imagination and visualization abilities are also heightened.

Studies have shown that heart rate and blood pressure are lowered which dramatically reduces the release of anxiety and stress related chemicals in the body.

While we are cocooned in the tank, “feel-good” endorphins are released which encourage a general overall feeling of wellbeing and they are also provide natural pain relief.

Flotation tanks offer a unique and profound experience where we can be alone with our mind and quickly cross between the conscious path to the unconscious.

It evokes a myriad of sensations, thoughts and inner and outer explorations, that depend entirely on how we are feeling at each present moment during the experience.

During any period where there may be higher than normal levels of anxiety or stress, a flotation experience can be the perfect antidote to calm, soothe and relax the body and mind.

We can either have a one off experience in a tank, or book again for repeated visits. Every session will be entirely different depending on what is taking place in our lives (and minds) at that current time.

Flotation tanks not only alleviate aches and pains, they also reduce anxiety, stress, tension and fatigue as our heart rate settles into a gentle, natural rhythm enabling us to receive emotional, mental and physical therapy all at the same time.


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