rachaelrice Being outraged all the time is exhausting. It can make you numb with grief.

Driving down the New Jersey Turnpike, past the factories heaving waste into the sky, and you wonder HOW CAN THIS GO ON ONE MORE SECOND.

Three friends text you, "Girl, when can we hang out?" OH GOD.

Another email comes asking for a discount or for you do to a gig for "exposure" or to give away your art for free. That's annoying as fuck [helurr, people DIE from exposure] so you zone out on Facebook but there's yet ANOTHER unarmed black man shot 6 times in the back auto-playing on video and you've actually lost track of how many times it's happened, and suddenly despair is your new BFF and gratitude is for suckers.

So in a fit of paralysis you eat like 12 macaroons.

The demands made on the human organism's attention span have never been higher, and at the same time there is a surfeit of options for distracting ourselves, satisfying unnamable thirsts, and buying our way out of the abyss.

So much about the kind of world we want to say yes to is determined by what we reject.

Saying no to stuff isn't easy. Particularly for women. I'm going to assume you're an evolved person and know that already.
Saying no to to stuff that's popular like, say, brunch or capitalism is even harder.

It takes a lot of energy to say no.

It's a like a muscle. It's a discipline -- a meditation even. It's not about making yourself the center of the universe, it's about being willing to be uncomfortable in the short term so you win the long game. Sustainable personal conduct = sustainable planet.
I'm teaching some somatic exercises with an accompanying life map to help you identify the areas in which you're not flexing your no muscle hard enough. It's part of the Spectrum Holistic Creative Circle that opens May 1st, and I'm giving away a spot on my Facebook page: facebook.com/rachaelriceproductions.
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  •   kristendomingue YES. THIS!! 3d
  •   toosphexy Pleasing sentiments here. 3d
  •   toosphexy Triunfo del NO 3d
  •   rachaelrice @toosphexy you're totally shouted out in the blog + newsletter versions of this, btw. 3d
  •   adriennef76 Great book my Mom gave me a long time ago, The Power of No. Thanks for the reminder. Need some serious re-grounding here, among the refineries of the Chemical Coastline @rachaelrice! 2d
  •   erincoats13 Just had this convo last night!!! I'm right there with you...down to the discounts and everything. ..wtf? 2d
  •   lynzeelynx Yes to no!!!! No to yes!!! Love this!!! Thank you- I've been body building my no muscles thanks to you. 🏾 2d
  •   toosphexy Honored. 15h

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rachaelrice Beauty <<<>>> all around 4d

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rachaelrice Love feathers and some paintings heading out to @alenahennessy's new Rosewater Gallery in Asheville. The East Coast deserves magic, too ;) 5d

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rachaelrice I did some sketching at the @portlandartmuseum in the Prášilova Scott portraiture exhibit. Four hours in a museum will cure what ails ya. 1w

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rachaelrice View above my desk on day three of adulting hard to get my taxes done. It's a first world pain in the ass but I'll do it if it means never having a boss again. #selfemployed #PayPalCantBeIncomeRight? 2w

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rachaelrice My über homie and studio mate @lynzeelynx is having a flash sale on ALL her #etsy items til midnight tonight! Use code GETIT20 at lynzeelynx.etsy.com <><><> ((also you should follow her because her art is rad AF)) 2w

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rachaelrice #wip 30x48" custom canvases ::: they've changed a lot since I took this photo! 2w

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rachaelrice Big dreams ahead:::::: 2w

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rachaelrice Free worldwide shipping on products in my @society6 shop (phone cases, totes, prints, even shower curtains!) -- high quality, made in the USA. Use this special link >>>> bit.ly/rrices6sale ::: until midnight pacific on 4/12! 2w
  •   trudibann Love this design! I have these pillows in my therapy room and the same design framed on the wall. 2w
  •   gloembid Very beautiful indeed..x 2d

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rachaelrice #TBT to me learning how to whistle. Whistling is one of my superpowers. Along with parallel parking and origami. 3w

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rachaelrice Finished 40"x30" acrylic on canvas custom piece for the office of @megworden. 3w

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rachaelrice Yeah, Portland, that'll do. 3w

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rachaelrice Mural magic meeting with executive director of @streetroots @israelbayer to discuss community based public art project serving people experiencing homelessness in #PDX. Stay tuned, I am BEYOND EXCITED to paint with these folks. #rootsandwings

Photo by @megworden
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rachaelrice ️SOLD️ Just finished this huge #dreamcatcher measuring approx 20"x6 feet long (!!!) with painted gold humanely sourced feathers and salvaged fur. Listed on my Instagram first before putting on my Etsy:::: $285 includes domestic shipping. Comment with your PayPal email address to purchase. Will mark SOLD after payment is made. A portion of sales will benefit indigenous rights groups fighting climate change. 4w

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rachaelrice A corner of the studio with completed piece "After After Tea Party" acrylic on canvas. 4w

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rachaelrice Work in progress for the new office of @megworden 4w

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rachaelrice "I Waited For You" 24 x 36 acrylic on canvas. Just added to my show at The People's Yoga in SE to replace one that sold. #PDXart 4w

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