Design Your Life

Change and Toxicity in all Colors


Ever look at a photo of yourself from a week ago (or even days ago) and feel so happy and proud that you are no longer the same person? That you hardly recognize yourself? Sometimes events force you to become the person you were meant to be, sometimes you need tough love or a hard push in the right direction just so you can prove to yourself you CAN do anything. Most times though all you need to make the right change is YOU.

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
~ Andy Warhol

Turning to Smoking for Stress Relief?

Most continual smokers assume that smoking a cigarette eases their stress and anxiety when actually they are relieving their desire for nicotine. Smoking is obviously an unhealthy way to relieve stress and anxiety but it actually increases stress on the body and tends to create more anxiety as smokers rely on or desire nicotine to relieve their stress. Want the cycle to end? Stop smoking.

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  • Reply Kelsea 07/12/2012 at 6:16 pm

    I love this. So so much. That quote is so true and exactly the kind of attitude people need if they want to make big changes in their lives.

    If this is a reference to you kicking a smoking habit, then congratulations! Celebratory pink kitty and ice cream! :mrgreen: 😈

    • Reply Amber Renée 07/12/2012 at 8:28 pm

      Thanks for your support! I just can’t get myself to buy cigarettes for art or otherwise right now when there are so much more important things to be spending money on! I always feel a bit guilty because I use cigarettes in my art so much — but I just love mixing the beautiful with the toxic. I don’t want to glorify them!


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