Apricot Philosophy

Feb 4, 2014

"It is vital for policy makers at all levels to recognize libraries are part of the solution in achieving our shared vision. Libraries are a critical partner in opening the door to equality in opportunity."

America’s Libraries Are Rung on Ladder of Opportunity (via thehannahmachine)

And a basic tenant of our society. Information and education available to everyone of every class. Not just the rich. But our libraries are being slowly chipped away - my local library is now only open 3 days a week. 3. Less than half. Our tax dollars at work?

(Source: libraryadvocates, via thehannahmachine)

Feb 3, 2014

flowersnail:

Breathe: I found this app yesterday and it’s really great! It has a lot of meditation tips and it teaches you meditation skills. You put in how you are feeling, and it will give you a choice between three tapes to listen to. I find this to be a really great
self care app and it makes me feel good when I’m stressed out. I think that this is a really good tool to use if you’re working on self care and self love. Let me know if you guys like it!

Got this from betterthandarkchocolate blog and oh I love it! I have been striving towards living life more mindfully and working some meditation into my routine to help with that and to deal with everyday stress of raising 4 kids. Nice ap!

(via betterthandarkchocolate)

Feb 3, 2014

phoenixrising2013:

universalequalityisinevitable:

Robert Sapolsky about his study of the Keekorok baboon troop from National Geographic’s Stress: Portrait of a Killer.

whoa!

So we choose to maintain a global culture of aggression and domination. Sigh. What if all the Betas rose up in revolt? Would they then become alphas or could we maintain a culture without conflict?

(via betterthandarkchocolate)

Feb 3, 2014

Don’t know the artist but love the emotion!

Don’t know the artist but love the emotion!

(Source: maramarta, via macatrose)

Feb 3, 2014

hardcorestitchcorps:

New pattern for sale in my shop! The quote is from Madeleine Albright. Just so there’s no nonsense later, when I say women I mean anyone who identifies as a women. And also, those of us who are viewed as women but don’t consider it a part of our identity. I’ve never felt particularly connected to either gender, but I know what I’m seen as, and feminism is the most important issue in my life. Please don’t remove this commentary (or any commentary, really).

Love not only the stitchery and the quote but the comments by the poster! You rock! I think this quote could easily be interpreted to mean that any member of an oppressed group should go out of their way to help others who are also oppressed by culture or customs. We can all lift each other up if we just care. https://www.etsy.com/listing/178102203/women-who-dont-help-other-women-cross

hardcorestitchcorps:

New pattern for sale in my shop! The quote is from Madeleine Albright.

Just so there’s no nonsense later, when I say women I mean anyone who identifies as a women. And also, those of us who are viewed as women but don’t consider it a part of our identity. I’ve never felt particularly connected to either gender, but I know what I’m seen as, and feminism is the most important issue in my life.

Please don’t remove this commentary (or any commentary, really).

Love not only the stitchery and the quote but the comments by the poster! You rock! I think this quote could easily be interpreted to mean that any member of an oppressed group should go out of their way to help others who are also oppressed by culture or customs. We can all lift each other up if we just care.

Feb 2, 2014

athinikli:

this is what i call rape-culture

athinikli:

this is what i call rape-culture

(via misandry-mermaid)