7 Things You Should Know Before You Date An ENFP

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Pedro Ribeiro SimõesPedro Ribeiro Simões

ENFPs are all-or-nothing people in their lives and in love. They take romantic relationships seriously, yet approach them with enthusiasm and warmth. ENFPs crave meaningful connections with their partners and are likely to leave a relationship early on if that connection is absent. This type is best matched with an INFJ or INTJ — these types offer a grounded, analytical contrast to the scattered yet creative ENFP.

1. Challenge them.

Quality conversation is the ultimate foreplay for an ENFP. This type thrives on exploring new ideas and appreciates anyone who can intelligently challenge the way they think. A good debate is a good first date. The more ideas you bring to the table, the sexier you become to an ENFP. Seduction, for this type, begins in the mind.

2. Be consistent.

ENFPs have an all-or-nothing personality, which is why they are drawn to the grounded presence of…

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Be free in your love, in your control, in your dance, in your soul. Be kind in your lows, in your highs, in your words, in your eyes. Be open in your arms, in your mind, in all shape, in all kind. Let love and purpose guide your days. Let your true self speak to you always. May you find some light in each new face and a lesson in each mistake. May you allow a deep passion to well up inside you. May it be your friend in all that you say, think and do. May it light a fire in your veins. May you go absolutely insane. May you let it flow out of you like rain. May you cry, smile, paint yellow, feel all of your pain. My wish for you is that you learn to breathe with ease. For you to know that you are infinite, worthy, as loved as you please. My wish is that we will all learn to let our soul lead us, for it is there that true peace will meet us. AP.

Imagine.

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Imagine you were just born. Your mother kisses your face and you see the world for the first time. Imagine having a member of another species take you away from her, lock you up and forcefully, artificially, impregnate you. Ten months later they steal your new born baby from you immediately after you give birth. While your baby cries for you, they lock him in a cage so he can’t move. This is so that he stays tender and frail for when they kill him shorty after. If your baby happened to be a girl, they would have taken her, tied her up, and forced her to produce babies and milk just like you. In both cases, parts of their skull would be removed without pain killers. Meanwhile, you are put in a small cage where you can barely move and hooked up to a breast pump machine. You are forced to produce 4.5 times more breast milk than you naturally would for your infant. You are forced to give birth over and over again. Every time your baby is ripped from your arms. No matter how much you scream, cry, beg or plead, you will never see your babies again. After only four years of life, you will then be violently killed, so that this other stronger, more powerful, more important species can cook and eat your flesh. Imagine that.

This is what goes on every single day in the dairy industry. This is where our milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, coffee creamer, etc., all come from.

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Rape, kidnapping, torture, confinement and murder. This is the harsh reality. What the fuck kind of world do we live in? And in the name of what? Satisfying our tastebuds?

We have been taught to eat blindly and to comply quietly. We are satisfying our selfish wants and completely disregarding what these animals went through, or even worse, not even acknowledging it. There is a solution to this horrifying truth and it has brought me a kind of happiness and fulfillment that I didn’t even know was possible. Veganism.

RICE MILK, ALMOND MILK, COCONUT MILK, SOY MILK, CASHEW CHEESE, TAPIOCA CHEESE, COCONUT YOGURT, SORBET, FRUITS, VEGETABLES, RICE, LEGUMES, LENTILS, NUTS, SEEDS, VEGGIE HOT DUGS, VEGGIE HAMBURGERS, PIZZA, BURRITOS, STEWS, SOUPS, CHILLIES, SANDWICHES, STIR-FRIES, STUFFING, CHEESECAKE, YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL – JUST WITHOUT THE CRUELTY.

I have actually found I eat a wider variety of foods since being vegan and I have experienced flavours I didn’t even know existed. I eat way more of the foods that actually make me healthy and I have so much energy. I feel lighter, happier, more satisfied after eating and my health problems have lessened DRASTICALLY. I am so much more conscious of what I eat, which is something I wasn’t even thinking about for the first 21 years of my life. There are so many tools in our community to help people who are starting the transition into a vegan lifestyle and I urge you to open yourself up to the possibility of living and eating differently.

There is no excuse or justification for the cruelty that takes place. When we chose to eat animals and their by-products, we are supporting a world of hate, selfishness, fear and pain. We are taking something that was never ours to begin with: the animals right to live. It’s not complicated. What you support will continue. By consuming animals, milk and/or eggs, you are supporting immense suffering. Suffering that is beyond belief…blood curdling, heart wrenching, screaming at the top of their lungs suffering. Just because this murderous industry hides this suffering – and they hide it quite well I might add, that doesn’t make it any less real.

As you can probably tell, the anger and frustration I feel about this suffering is beyond words. I would save every single crying and bleeding baby, mother and father if I had the power. Sadly, this is impossible, but we can make massive shifts together. By making the slightest changes in what we put on our plates, we can save lives. Think of how beautiful and wonderful that is. A baby cow will stay with her mother, where she belongs, and she will experience love, happiness, freedom, joy. She will know how it feels to walk on grass, to smell fresh air, and to die naturally at the age of 20. A baby male chick will get to live to see his second day of life, and his sisters beak will not be cut off and her eggs will not be stolen. A baby pig will live in a world where there is no gestation crates, just comfy hay beds where he will sleep peacefully and wake to find his friend rooster having breakfast beside him. This pig will have the chance to grace us humans with his sensitivity and INTELLIGENCE.

I know the suffering these animals actually go through is a hard reality to face, it’s still extremely hard for me to face it too. Please take a moment to be selfless. Please take a moment to consider that you don’t see what really goes on. Think about your mother and what she means to you, what she has done for you. Imagine she was treated the way a mother cow is treated. Imagine your child was treated the way a baby chick, cow or pig is treated. Imagine a world where the roles were reversed and another species had control over US. Imagine if we were seen not as human beings who have rights and intrinsic value. Imagine our bodies were food, our skin a piece of clothing, our forced cooperation a source of entertainment. Imagine we were objects to experiment on and torture. Imagine we were owned by this species. How would we want them to treat us? With grace, mercy, respect, love and kindness. Being the “smartest” species doesn’t mean we have the right to own or control other species. What we inflict on animals is the highest form of speciesism and it is wrong. If people were honest with themselves, they would realize that animals are more INTELLIGENT, beautiful, special, gentle, kind, understanding and sentient than a lot of humans.. we have much to learn from them. They are innocent creatures who have love to give. They just want to exist. Let us all exist in love and harmony, once and for all.

Start to think about what you are putting in your mouth, into your body, into your soul. There are five thousand million other delicious, wonderful, nutritious foods you can eat – foods that didn’t have a mother, a face, or feelings. Lets give every creature on this earth the same fighting chance. Lets help them, care for them and treat them with love and respect. Or at the very least, lets leave them the fuck alone.

Amy Pearce

Here are some great resources!!! 🙂 

Making the transition to vegetarian/vegan:

Making the Vegan or Vegetarian Transition

Some Favorite Vegan Substitutes!! You can still have cheese, hot dogs, pizza, hamburgers, etc!! 

PETA’s Favorite Vegan Substitutes

Delicious Cruelty-Free Recipes:

***HIGHLY RECOMMENDED– ALL HER RECIPES ARE SO GOOD!!** http://www.straightupfood.com/blog/

http://www.peta.org/recipes/

18 Reasons Not To Drink Milk: 

18 Images Big Dairy Doesn’t Want You to See

Top 8 Reasons To Go Vegan:

Top 8 #Reasons2GoVegan

Spread love and peace and have an amazing holiday season. ❤

How To Ruin Your Life (Without Even Noticing That You Are)

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Erin KellyErin Kelly

Understand that life is not a straight line. Life is not a set timeline of milestones. It is okay if you don’t finish school, get married, find a job that supports you, have a family, make money, and live comfortably all by this age, or that age. It’s okay if you do, as long as you understand that if you’re not married by 25, or a Vice President by 30 — or even happy, for that matter — the world isn’t going to condemn you. You are allowed to backtrack. You are allowed to figure out what inspires you. You are allowed time, and I think we often forget that. We choose a program right out of high school because the proper thing to do is to go straight to University. We choose a job right out of University, even if we didn’t love our program, because we just…

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Why You’re Never Really Meant To Find Your Way

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Neil KrugNeil Krug

Maybe the point of life is to always be lost. Maybe we’re not supposed to have our shit together, to have it figured out, to find our way. Maybe there’s no ‘way’ to be found. Maybe life is an aimless upward swing toward infinity. Maybe there’s no direction, no right path, no fate, no destiny. Maybe we simply choose to be where we are and make that mean what it means to us in the moment.

Do you ever realize that you can experience the exact same moment with someone and both bring away from it a completely different memory? We’re all lost. There’s no home to be found. This ending point or finish line we’re looking for doesn’t exist. Our experience begins and ends right now. Our moments, this one, that one, the one that just passed, burn out like a flame.

We’re not meant to be…

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Nothing Truly Beautiful Ever Asks For Attention (Why You Shouldn’t Chase Love)

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Nothing truly beautiful ever asks for attention. This quote has stuck with me ever since I heard my coworker speak the words. Nothing truly beautiful ever asks for attention – it just naturally exists, as it is, in confidence and boldness.

Remember this the next time you chase someone you think you love. Remember this the next time you feel as if you need to compete for the attention of someone you admire. Generationally speaking, we often feel the need to prove ourselves to the heart we regard. We often feel the need to change ourselves to better suit their needs, we often wonder if we are exactly what they are looking for, or if they have other options. I have heard the sentiment many times over, I have seen it dissect beautiful moments and sensationalize less than beautiful relationships. Stop the “If onlys” and the “But maybes.” Trust…

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A post written so I can feel like I did something… like in some small way; i’m making a difference.

This post by my beautiful best friend makes my soul hurt.

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“Horses were made from the breath of the wind, the beauty of the earth, and the soul of an angel”

While Cameron was loading his car with fire wood we had just purchased, I was chasing down my little pup who had run off. As I neared a tiny run down shack the smell of horses overwhelmed my nose. I felt like my pup; sniffing my way to finding them. I peered through a small gated window in this shack and saw one cat, some hay but no horses. I went around the building to pick up brooke and I saw a piece of semitransparent glass taped over a bared basement window. I curiously knelt down and peered in. At first I could only see my reflection but as I looked closer I saw a massive nose; an animal nose. It reminded me of my cow friend’s nose but I…

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