How to Build Self Confidence

Greetings everyone.

Today’s video is simply beautiful, and I hope you all take it to heart.

Learning to love yourself will open doors that you never thought possible.

Take it from someone who has struggled with and overcome issues of self worth.

Enjoy and be at peace.

For more videos by Michelle Phan click here.

Tumblr Giveaway!

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Greetings everyone! To celebrate reaching 150 Tumblr followers I am holding a little giveaway!

To enter, simply visit Pentacles and Pastries on Tumblr, be sure to follow the blog and reblog the contest post there. It’s as easy as that.

Now for the prizes! There will be 3 winners, and they will get to choose between:

  • A batch of personalized handmade bath fizzies
  • 1 quart of personalized handmade bath salts
  • A vial of personalized handmade perfume

I hope to see many of you enter, and I can’t wait to give out these prizes!

Good luck!

Apologies and Updates

Blessings Everyone,

Denver Skyline

I am so terribly sorry for my absence as of late.

I have recently moved up to the Denver Metro Area, and haven’t had a reliable source of internet since the end of August when I moved.

Hopefully within the next couple of weeks, I will be able to find an apartment and set up my internet connection again.

I apologize once more, and promise that as soon as I am able I will return to my blog.

I have been thinking of so many wonderful ideas, and I can’t wait to share them with you.

Much Love, Matt

A Look into a World where Heterosexuals are Treated like Homosexuals

Hello everyone! I am sorry for not posting on Monday. I kept my blog silent in support of the movement against CISPA which is another internet regulation bill which is trying to limit our online freedoms.

All that aside, I want to address a very serious subject today. As a homosexual, I have never  really felt like I was part of society. It has caused a lot of inner and outer turmoil, but I feel like the worst of it is over. Unfortunately, there are many others who aren’t as lucky as I am. I am posting this video in hopes that it will reach out to people and help motive them to help those in need.

It is a video detailing the life of a heterosexual girl in a society where homosexuality is the accepted norm. It showcases her bullying, struggles with her self, and eventually suicide. It broke my heart as I watched it, because I too have experienced those feelings. I was never harassed nearly as much, but the self hatred and desire for death were still there.

Please take 20 minutes out of your day to see what our society does to hundreds of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered people, and even those questioning their sexuality or gender. Please be informed, and know that you can help.

Thank you.

Being Nice on the Internet by Stephen Vlog

Another awesome video I found on YouTube. I have been subscribed to Stephen for a while now, and enjoy his daily vlogs and Let’s Plays; but every once in a while he makes an amazing video with really good messages.

This is one of those videos. It discusses how the non face-to-face interaction of the internet helps bring out the worst in people, and how we all need to take a step back and realize what we’re doing.

I find this message very, very true. Being a past member of online religious groups has shown me how nasty people can be to each other, and how much I don’t like it.

I hope everyone can find it in their hearts to remember that we aren’t speaking to robots over the internet. Everyone you talk to is a living breathing human being just like you, and you should treat them as such.

Love and compassion,
~SilverThorn