Hey all-

I’m teaching a class this Sunday at Yogaflow in Shadyside. It’s a community hot yoga class, it’s $5 and takes place in a heated room. We have water and mats for rental, so feel free to come even if you’ve never done yoga before! Class is Sunday Aug 3 at 2PM. Hope to see you there!

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just ordered business cards

im like

a real adult??????????????????




The tallest statue in the world, Ushiku Daibutsu.

this always gives me chills


Always reblog

i can’t possibly go to work my farts are too powerful

"I don’t want to look back in five years time and think, ‘We could have been magnificent, but I was afraid.’ In 5 years I want to tell of how fear tried to cheat me out of the best thing in life, and I didn’t let it."
— (via laurenarlene)

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i love how tumblr is like personally offended by 50 shades of grey

#we all read better fanfiction

#we all WRITE better fanfiction

or maybe its because its an incredibly unhealthy but extremely popular representation of the bdsm lifestyle and is going to spell disaster for millions of young couples trying it out for the first time after seeing the movie

(Source: hannibalitus)


Sweet corn, grown with no pesticides or herbicides. My field is never tilled. I cover it with horse manure compost every fall, and I cover that with straw. When I weed it by hand, the weeds are left to decompose right in place as a mulch. Squash and beans grow alongside the corn, and everything is planted by hand.

It can be done. We don’t need Monsanto. We need human labor right there, side by side with the plants. We don’t need massive petroleum powered agriculture, we need people working small horticultural plots, gaining knowledge of their specific land and it’s needs. Our land needs to be enclosed by wild space, fecund and full of birds, and bats, and insects, and snakes, and turtles, and all of the other beings that make an ecosystem function.

We can make a desert of the earth in an attempt to get high yields of low quality crops so a few corporations can temporarily get great financial returns, or we can have people spend their days bringing their food into existence, getting in touch with their bio regions, and building healthy soil and ecosystems for generations to come.

It can be done.

how did people drive anywhere new without google maps



my life got about a thousand times better once i stopped censoring myself

and by censoring i don’t mean i suddenly embraced indiscriminate swearing; i mean i stopped trying to sugarcoat my past or my feelings; i stopped lying by omission; i stopped having guilty pleasures; i began unabashedly enjoying whatever i liked; i became very honest; i cut out of my life poisonous people and negative ideals, and i am so, so much happier for it


reblog if ur gay and up to no good

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mainstream tumblr feminism may have many glaring faults but it has bred an army of teenage girls who understand the common ways that misogyny is reinforced in society and who know that they’re better off loving their fellow woman than fighting with her and that’s actually pretty damn revolutionary




G e n e r a l - P e r s o n a l i t y

Hufflepuffs, generally, are pacifists. They have an extreme dislike for conflict, and would rather solve things through words and common sense, rather than resort to violence. They are the children of nature, and feel a strong connection to it, spiritually. They feel a much stronger connection to animals and the Earth, rather than other people. This is why they oppose of violence so much, because in the long run, it hurts these factors more than it does anything else, and to them, this upsets the balance of nature. They believe strongly in ultimate beauty, within the world, within the soul and within the universe. They are easily upset, though they will rarely show it, as they feel like this would cause unneeded stress and drama to others. They value everyone else above themselves, and rarely wish harm on any. At their worst, Hufflepuffs are a force to be reckoned with, as if they were mother nature herself, they are stronger when scorned, do not take them for shrinking violets due to their nice demeanor.

P o s i t i v e - & - N e g a t i v e - T r a i t s

Hufflepuffs are very likable in that they have many positive traits. They are kind and giving, healers in their nature. They wish only the best for everyone, and are often optimists. They are not necessarily social butterflies to the degree a Gryffindor may be, but once they begin to be comfortable in a setting, they are warm and generally happy in their circle of friends. 

They are also very loyal and strong, though they may not be straightforward and blunt. They tend to be good emotional absorbents, meaning they can take it all that you are feeling, positive and negative, and understand it. This can go one of two ways. If a Hufflepuff likes you, which generally they will give you the benefit of the doubt, they will be empathetic and try to use this to help you. If, for some reason, you betray or upset a Hufflepuff, do not think they will just go sulk, this is simply how their darker and more negative side comes out. They know all your strengths and weaknesses, and they kept them in storage in their kindness, but once you’ve ripped away their good nature, they will use them against you, picking at that scab on your mind. Never, ever think a Hufflepuff is weak, nor underestimate them. You will regret the repercussions.

Another negative trait of Hufflepuffs can be their habitual tendency to try and be what they think others need them to be. They will try and form themselves to what they think someone wants them to be in order for the other person or peoples to be happy. This is not something they should try, as expression and their free spirit is what makes the Hufflepuff who they truly are. 

C o m m o n - S t a r - S i g n s

A very common star or sun sign for a Hufflepuff is generally Cancer, as both have the qualities of peacemakers and healers. They love people and taking care of them. They combine well in this manner because they have no conflicting feelings about their empathy, they just want to do onto others as they would want done onto them. Pisces is also very common among Hufflepuffs, as both are more reserved, but full of creativity and imagination.

H o b b i e s

Hufflepuffs tend to hobbies that make them feel as though they are making the world a better place, in some form or another. This varies greatly, it can be something as large as volunteer work or helping care for children or animals, and other times it can be something that they, as an individual, see as bettering the world. This means it could be gardening, drawing, writing, the possibilities of hobbies and talents for Hufflepuffs are endless. It is a matter of what branch of nature and Earth they connect with as an individual, and what brings out their true spirit.

F r i e n d s h i p s

Hufflepuffs have many acquaintances, rather than a large circle of friends. They get along with most people from a distance, and they prefer it this way. They have no need to get close to people, because their sense and observation of everything around them shows them what a person feels, what they are thinking, and they don’t need to talk to them to understand their view points. They are perfectly comfortable knowing many people but only having a few close, true friends. In this case, they are often the type of friends who will drive you home when you’re drunk, or bring you something of you don’t feel well. They love random acts of kindness toward their closest friends, because they bring out the motherly side in them. Due to their avoidance of conflict, friendships for Hufflepuffs can last for a long time.

I n t i m a t e - R e l a t i o n s h i p s

Intimate relationships for a Hufflepuff can be a difficult thing. That is because, as much as they don’t want to admit it, they avoid the real world, and that includes the struggles of trying to keep a stable romance with someone. They don’t want to argue, even when it may sometimes be necessary, they don’t want to now where the relationship is going, they just want to know that it goes, and be happy with it in this way. This causes them to have commitment problems, because while they are very nurturing, they tend to view people more as projects or children, rather than as a partner, which can be a majour souring component in a relationship.

T y p o l o g y

The average typology for a Hufflepuff is ESFP (Extrovert-Sensing-Feeling-Perceptive). This varies for everyone, of course, but by Hufflepuffs love people, and tend to feel everything around them, and connect to it deeply.

A b n o r m a l - P s y c h o l o g y

Note: This section of the analysis is not diagnosis, just a common observation. Do not take it as a diagnosis, nor ask me to diagnose you. If you believe you may have a disorder of some kind and are concerned about it, please seek a professional.

Hufflepuffs are, above all else, obsessively avoidant.  This can get to the point of a disorder, because it can affect their daily lives. They may miss opportunities because of how much order they want to keep around them, and by making sure everything is as perfect as they want it to be. If something is out of place, they feel dangerously uncomfortable, and wish they could remedy it, but feel absolutely helpless as to how. They also may have what could be considered to some as odd ways of thinking, or eccentric, which is common in both them and Ravenclaws. There is nothing wrong with this and it isn’t necessarily a disorder of any kind, they just have unique perceptions on things that others may not see or understand.

R e l i g i o u s - V i e w s

Hufflepuffs are very spiritual, whether they believe in any form of God or deity or not. They can just be spiritual within their own mind and heart, and this works just find for them as well. Whatever it is they may believe, they are incredibly comfortable with it, and are just as comfortable with you thinking what you think. They are not one to argue, and believe in all paths to God and/or spiritual wholeness.

P o l i t i c a l - V i e w s

There will be no attempts here to try and sort any house into any particular political party, but simply how they act within parties. Hufflepuffs rarely travel toward politics, as they have no need for them. The thought of debate is lost on them, as they can’t see what is wrong with everyone having their own opinion and way of life, and leaving it at that. They see politics simply as a waste of time and energy, though when it comes to specific issues, they will gladly vote on what they think is right.

C a r e e r s

Common career and occupational choices among Hufflepuffs are ones where their inner healer shines through. They are often nurses, caretakers, or other things in the medical field. The more intuitive Hufflepuff may also branch toward Psychology or Sociology, because their excelled ability with empathy is great for this field. They also often appreciate the arts, often poetry and drawing or painting.

I d e a l - E n v i r o n m e n t

The ideal environment for a Hufflepuff is one where they feel full wholeness and correctness, as everything needs to fit in their order. They are intellectual and spiritual nomads, looking for this place, and when they find it, they know it immediately, and stay there. Literally speaking, the environment they tend toward is usually on the softer side, often cold and snowy or at times rainy, something calming yet equally beautiful.

S e l f - P e r c e p t i o n

Hufflepuffs view themselves as good people, and that is as simply as they put it. They try not to look into the negative aspects of their self, as when they do they tend to feel put down, like they are unworthy of where they have gotten in life. So they focus on the positive, and see themselves as happy and proper people in society.

L i f e - M i s s i o n

The life mission of a Hufflepuff is to help others, kill with kindness, and ultimately, reach a state of nirvana. 

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who wants to give up on society and go live in a treehouse with me

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