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Vulnerability. I can count the times my parents have said “I love you” on one hand. I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen them kiss or hug or hold hands, because I don’t remember it ever happening. My family fits the classic Asian stereotype of all affection being expressed through food rather than verbally or physically. As a result, I didn’t learn I could say what I thought, until I was an adult. I never really analyzed the reason for this before now. But I’ve just made the connection that maybe this hesitance to express emotion is actually linked to a lower tolerance for vulnerability. I’m staggered by this thought. Men, who are expected by society to be less vulnerable, are also expected to hide softer emotions. It might follow that my culture is so intolerant of the uncomfortable feeling of vulnerability, that it causes a resistance to verbalizing our thoughts and feelings. Any time we voice something, we are being at least a bit vulnerable because we are opening the door for disagreement, refusal, judgment. Some cultures seem to have a higher threshold for this risk, but mine doesn’t. Mine likes to hide behind the facade of appearances and success. Because I’ve grown up in this home environment, I squirm when I say “Love you” to my parents on the phone and they say nothing back. But I force myself to say it anyway. I squirm when I voice compliments and my appreciation. But I say it anyway. I squirm when I realize I have an unvoiced thought that would add value if said. But I remind myself that I can actually vocalize my thoughts (groundbreaking, I know ), and I say it anyway. I’ve learned the value of vulnerability - the more I project this into the world, the more connection and love I receive. As Don Miguel Ruiz says, we are all walking around with socialized emotional wounds on our skin, afraid of being touched - but imagine the bliss if that were not the case. So I continue to work on closing these wounds. . . From the unceded lands of the Squamish Nation.

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EXPLORE Surround yourself with nature and your loved ones and you'll never be bored. Have a great day everyone! 🤗

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A place where you can hear the forest. ☁️

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When exotic backdrops make you feel like a desktop screen saver. 👑🌍🏖

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-🌧- • • • • • #storm #photography #rain #nature #stayandwander #nightphotography

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Easy nights by the river.

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Montana and CB

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⁠ One of the most tranquil places of I have been to in Scotland is Lake Menteith. Not only is the loch home to the peaceful little island of Inchmahome—where one can wander gently through the ruins of a medieval priory—but on the shore opposite Inchmahome is also a stretch of land called Arnmach. True to Scotland's aura of magic and mystery, it's said that Arnmach was built by the faeries. ⁠ ⁠ Visit Inchmahome Island and the priory without having to leave home through the link in bio. ⁠ ⁠ #capturecultura #jointheadventure

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“I prefer to be wrong to save the wildness of the right.” —Talismanist Giebra⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sequoianationalpark #highsierratrail ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #wildernessculture #photography #nationalparkphotography #exploremore #inspiration #explore #keepitwild #hikevibes #adventureisoutthere #hikingtherapy #adventure #neverstopexploring #allaboutadventures #photographyisart #stayandwander #naturejunkies #optoutside #lostinwildlife #findyourpark #yournationalparks ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #girlswhohike #hikinggram #takeahike #hikingadventures #hikelife #wander #art #travel

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Golden wheat glows in the summer sun of Upstate New York 🌾

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Barahona is famed for its breathtaking coastline🌊 ⠀ My first beautiful photo of Dominican Republic was made at this spot of Barahona coast line exactly 6 years ago. When I stay today at this place is hard to remember how nice it was having warm, engaging and partying crowd of local people around, with no social distancing or any of weird sides of “new normal” travel. But one thing didn’t change and makes any efforts worth it - the amazing natural beauty is still here!💙 ⠀ •••••••••••••• Концентрация красоты повышается😍 ⠀ Дороги в Доминикане - это нечто гипнотическое и захватывающее. Можно бесконечно ехать, куда глаза глядят, наслаждаясь окружающими видами и подпевая знакомые куплеты. ⠀ Кстати о куплетах💃🏻 Доминикана живет в ритме бачаты и меренге. Эта музыка слышится повсюду, под неё танцуют на вечеринках, подтанцовывают на кассе в супермаркетах, стоя в очереди или шагая по парковке. Действительно - стоит зазвучать первым тактам музыки, как сразу хочется двигаться и подпевать. ⠀ Слушаешь и находишься в полной уверенности, что песни про любовь, te amo, te quiero и corazón, и жизнь кажется такой беззаботной и прекрасной. ... пока не начинаешь понимать испанский😅 И вот тогда появляется главный вопрос: "Как вы, удивительные люди, можете под такое танцевать?" Это же остросюжетные боевики, душещипательные мелодрамы, погони, похищения, расследования, убийства ) ) ) В одной песне описывается целая жизнь, часто без хэппи энда. На что однажды доминиканец мне ответил: "Когда слушаешь и понимаешь, что твои проблемы ничто, по сравнению с этими, хочется танцевать!" И не поспоришь😁

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📸 Wednesday 💦 #waterfallwednesday • This waterfall flowing from the top of Ash Cave is located in Hocking Hills State Park; it is surrounded by woodlands and many hiking trails 🥾 I can’t wait to go back! #hockinghillsstatepark #ashcave #waterfall • • • • • • #visitohio #travel #viajar #nature #natureza #ohio #hiking #outdoors #explore #naturephotography #lensfocusedphotography

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@friendsofalta is hosting a digital education event about the Commission’s Environmental Dashboard on Thursday, August 27th at 5:30pm via Zoom. Dr. Phoebe McNeally and Dr. Jim Ehleringer, who are the contracted project managers through the University of Utah, will provide an overview of the scope and status of the Environmental Dashboard. Register at Friends of Alta’s website. Link in bio. Photo of a tall, white wildflower with a blurry Mount Superior in the background captured by @faithcolonna . . . . . . . . . #Wasatch #CentralWasatch #CentralWasatchMountains #BigCottonwoodCanyon #LittleCottonwoodCanyon #MillcreekCanyon #ParleysCanyon #GetOutThere #GoExplore #Beutahful #LifeElevated #UtahIsRad #UtahMountains #Utahgram #Utah #StayAndWander #WowUtah #HikeMore #HikingLife #MountainLife #FallingForTheseMountains #ScenicRoute #VisitUtah #WeLiveElevated #UtahUnique #WeLoveUtah #VisitSaltLake

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Warrior lll or Virabhadrasana lll - when I look at myself in this pose all I see is my right hip is too high and I’m doing the wrong mudra. - we often are our own worse critics, but the world is cruel enough as it is - I’m working on self love and appreciation of my body and how far I can push it

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Without focus, you’ll squander your creativity. Without a destination you’ll end up where you started. Without a measure, you’ll waste resources. Without purpose, you’ll make meaningless work. Without a why, you’ll never find the how. You can’t always accomplish your goals, but you won’t hit anything if you don’t aim at something. — Set fucking goals. @gooddsgnadvice

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