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Word: Balance

I’m a word nerd. I’m a word nerd who also likes curating pretty collections. So why not combine my favorite things into a column that collects both words and pretty images? Why I don’t mind if I do!

via hepsylone

1bal·ance
noun\ˈba-lən(t)s\

2: a means of judging or deciding
3: a counterbalancing weight, force, or influence
6 a: an aesthetically pleasing integration of elements b: the juxtaposition in writing of syntactically parallel constructions containing similar or contrasting ideas
7 a: physical equilibrium b: the ability to retain one’s balance

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Wednesday’s Word

1stress (via Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

noun\ˈstres\

: constraining force or influence: as a : a force exerted when one body or body part presses on, pulls on, pushes against, or tends to compress or twist another body or body part; especially : the intensity of this mutual force commonly expressed in pounds per square inch
b : the deformation caused in a body by such a force
c : a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation
d : a state resulting from a stress; especially : one of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an existent equilibrium <job-related stress>
e : strain, pressure <the environment is under stress to the point of collapse — Joseph Shoben>

*I usually find pieces that help define the Word, but today I’m going to keep the positive vibe going and feature stress relievers…

clean sheets

Free Spirit by Anthropologie

bare feet

"Red Toes" by Jane Heller

a cozy blanket

Sparkling Aqua Dreams Afghan by My Blue Peacock

fat babies

"Toes" by Lucy Grace Photography

a dress that fits like a glove

Gathering Breeze Dress by Anthropologie

fresh flowers

"Spring Lilacs" by Alice B Gardens

the beach

"From Here to Eternity" by Victoria Salis

the darkest chocolate

Organic Dark Chocolate via Bon Appetit

tea party

"Lovely Day" by Alice B Gardens

killer shoes

Color Block Pump from Charlotte Russe

What helps you alleviate stress?

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