Stefania Giovenco

She had a lively, playful disposition that delighted in anything ridiculous

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In honor of #worldmentalhealthday I'm gonna type some #realtalk inspired by a conversation I just had with a close friend. At any point in time we are all going through some shit. Let's be honest. For some it's easy to talk about, others not so much, sometimes it's a dance between wanting to be around your support system or retreating into seclusion. Personally I've had it both ways. More often than not the fear and guilt of being a burden to someone who offers to listen, or the feeling of being selfish by talking about myself, has me deflecting questions with other questions. The typical "but first how have you been and what's been going on with you?" is my escape to not talk about myself.
I've known this for a while but was reminded of it tonight when I was asked question after question without pause, and, had been called out about never answering questions that are asked of me.
So what's the point of this? Well, maybe it will make you question how you really are, if you're being truly honest with yourself. Even if you aren't as ok as you seem, it's ok to deal with whatever sh*t is going on, but just remembering you don't have to go through it alone.
Never forget, the road to self discovery is never ending.
End Rant.
#vulnerability #risingstrong #mentalhealth #honesty #knowthyself #rant #redaura #auraphotography

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Don't mind me, I'm just gonna stay here a little while longer πŸŒ™

#moonandstars #nofilter #sunset #crescent #malibu #escape #photography #happyplace #dream

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YΕ«gen

Gives a name to a mood in which one feels that the universe as a whole possesses a mysterious, elusive, but real, beauty.

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I could have played in this sand all day.... #hawaii #explorehi #explore #sand #blacksandbeach #livelife #easilyamused #play #simplethings #silkysmooth

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Yesterday was one for the bucket list and boy did we have to earn it. Lots of trekking just to get to this beach followed by traversing across miles of igneous rocks. Have no doubt it was epic fun every step of the way and well worth it to get within feet of the lava!

#feeltheheat #molten #hawaii #kapalana #nationalpark #rockcity #crunchy #mindyourstep #lavaflow #explorehi #adventure

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Snippet from the first afternoon here on the big island.
#hawaii #islandlife #bigisland #ocean #primetime #photography #easyliving #vacation #kapaau #nofilter

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Impromptu art gallery viewing with a delightful special appearance by @wrdsmth
#streetart #explorela #labrea #melrose #wrdsmth #local #adventure #naturalbeauty #nofilter #simpleasthat #lovely #wordsofwisdom

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This is Bodhi. He's a simple kinda guy who likes being outside and going for long walks. Be like Bodhi. (Disclaimer: Bodhi also requires mandatory breaks during fetch otherwise he would run himself silly)
#dogsofinstagram #vizsla #bestboy #wiseman #optoutside #manhattanbeach #explorela #whosagoodboy #fetch #sunsouttonguesout

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It's been a whirlwind the past 48 hours but the love and support from family and friends has been nothing shy of incredible.
It's not goodbye, but rather, see you later.
#family #seeyousoon #lovingmemory #fondness #quotes #blackandwhite #remember #love #simplethings

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All I really wanted for my birthday was to spend time with quality people and go to Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Room.
I'm happy to report all my birthday wishes came true πŸ˜„! #27club #worththewait #infinitepossibilities #hbd #birthdaywishes #qualitytime #thebroad #dtla #explorela #adventures #summertime #731 #luckynumbers #yayoikusama #art

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Great fun yesterday getting sweaty with these two for the upcoming "Mindful Vibes" TMAC20 workout! @b.long5 absolutely KILLED it as the instructor (though no surprise there)! #sundayfunday #sweatysunday #mindright #sweatonceaday #realsweat #tmac20 #fitness #bts #3muskateers

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The red glow sinks deeper into the horizon
Creeping slow out of sight
Unwavering in its burning desire
Wanting to be seen if even for a moment more
Surrounded by gray
The red embers still seem to find their way
Eventually the moment comes to pass
Eclipsed, the horizon wins
Fret not, for tomorrow we'll play again.

#nofilter #kirkland #explorewa #washington #seattle #neverendingsun #simplethings #poetry #whynot #expressyourself #worldofcolor #throughmyeyes #photography

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My fiery little #vanadite I found at the Culver City gem show this past weekend. It was such a fun experience to walk around and see all the incredible rocks and minerals from around the world.
#childhoodindulgences #rockon #rocksandminerals #simplethings #culvercity #explorela #offthebeatenpath #sunnydisposition
#rockcollector #est1995 #geology

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One more 4th of July post with a little more #sass , I credit the #hotpants for the necessary hip pop.
#merica #cheeky #bootywerk #4thofjuly #sassypants #sparklers #ladylumps #boomerang #bootyrang

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Two sides of the sparkle coin... On the one hand you have the pretty photo that might be considered aesthetically pleasing and tame. The other, well that's the true unfiltered joy that always seems to work its way through no matter how much I "try" to take a pretty picture.
#4thofjuly #sparklers #purejoy #simplethings #candid #unfilteredjoy #innerchild #fiiiiyyaaaaa #noonewasburnedintheprocess

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I met you in the winter when you were cold and bleak.
The pleasure was mine seeing you at your peak.
A never ending day
Wanting to spend hours by the bay
I hope you don't mind if I say
Seattle, I love you.

Already missing the excessive amount of daylight and long lasting sunsets of Seattle summer.

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I see skies of blue and clouds of white.
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night.
And I think to myself what a wonderful world πŸ€—

#louisarmstrong #travel #skyhigh #simplethings #kickbackandrelax #butnotreallybecauseofthelackoflegroom #photography #jetblue #clearskies #adventure

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In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

Take what you'd like from this photo or this quote, just don't forget to stop and look around you. You never know what you'll find.
#nofilter #california #explore #johnmuir #nature #somethingofthemarvelous #contrast #littlethings #losliones #pollinators

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Dinosaurs, they do exist! They're just living up at the top of the #loslionestrail . They too like to enjoy the views and take in the fresh air.

#randomactofkateness #surpriseanddelight #jurassicpark #lookbackatit #dinokingdom #santamonicamountains #topanga #naturalbeauty #photography

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Do you ever have moments where you look at something and find yourself taken aback? Perhaps while driving you look towards the sunset and see a perfectly lit bougainvillea bush and feel utterly compelled to stop and try and capture the moment.
Yeah me too.
The point is there's always something of some sort to see around you, so why not stop and look more closely.
#stopandexplore #goldenhour #photography #nature #simplethings #taketimetonotice

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Simply taking it all in; the rocks, the views, the sound of the wind whistling through the valley. All of it. Wholly present to this moment.
I think I'll adventure back to this place quite soon. πŸ“Έ and lense flare credit: @amyleedelavin

#simplebliss #optoutside #photography #candid #enjoythemoment #joshuatree #desertdelights

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When in J-tree, enjoy every moment of it.

#nofilter #coachellavalley #roadtrip #momentsofzen #goldenhour #seeyouagainsoon

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Exploring the semi secret garden and taking in beautiful surroundings.
Sneaky capture by @amyleedelavin

#malibeauty #malibuwines #augorahills #california #candid #simplethings #staysmiling #adventureday

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I've never been big on wine, but after taking a hiking tour of Malibu wines, I have a much greater appreciation for all that they do.
It was an honor to be a part of @k_hutten 's birthday celebration today.
Cheers to great views, spectacular adventures, and making new friends πŸ₯‚

#malibu #malibuwines #scenic #adventures #explore #optoutside #winenot

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Little flash back Friday action because it isn't a good trip home unless you find old childhood pictures.

#fbf #ogadventurebuddy #bleachblonde #coocoocachoo #childhoodreminiscing #malasana #childlikehappiness

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