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October12014

Step 327: Sometimes, text before you call

adulting:

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This is a thoughtful thing to do for people who might be expecting bad or serious news. My family got in the habit when Grannybarb was really sick, and every time my phone rang I was terrified that it was a Serious Call.

So when we just wanted to chat, my mom and sisters and would text the other person ahead of time, so we knew that it wasn’t serious and we didn’t have to drop everything to take it/steel ourselves emotionally/get to a place where we could flip out if need be.

(via wuqs)

9PM

gnomequeen:

today is my adopted sibling’s birthday, they are 18 today which means I can start searching for them. I want to find my sibling!

Please message me if your birthday is 9/30/1996

Your given name by your parents is Patrick

Your parents names are Marguerite and Denis (variation there of) I know that the mother was irish and had many siblings

If you were born at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn NY

The adoption took place october 7 1996

The name on your birth certifricate was Steven Michael King

(via meloyhaberman)

September302014

misanthropicmutiny:

Living with mental illness means that on some days it will be even harder to cope and you might not be able to explain why. It could be because you havent slept enough, because a smell reminded you of feeling sad, or for no reason at all.

This is a reminder that we dont have to justify our feelings or abilities to anyone, just do whats needed to make it to the next day.

(via russianjizzkid)

September232014
cognitivedefusion:

socialworkeroneday:

connect-the-dots-backward:


Hayes, S. C., Levin, M. E., Plumb-Vilardaga, J., Villatte, J. L., & Pistorello, J. (2013). Acceptance and commitment therapy and contextual behavioral science: Examining the progress of a distinctive model of behavioral and cognitive therapy. Behavior Therapy, 44(2), 180-198.

This. This. This.

so maybe I just need to read it a few more times to fully understand it. Or I’m just dumb. But
connect-the-dots-backward
what is this EXACTLY saying lol? I sorta get it. But I’m not content with my assumed understanding

"Feeling better" has not been found to lead to or cause getting better in functional ways (e.g., establishing relationships, pursuing a meaningful career, practicing health habits, etc.) It seems to be more the case that establishing those relationships and pursuing a meaningful career and practicing healthy habits leads to “feeling better.”
So engaging in those positive behaviors even when you don’t “feel” great or your symptoms are distressful is more important than simply getting to a place where you “feel better.”
Practicing healthy things when distressed > waiting until no longer distressed (if possible) and then practicing healthy things.

cognitivedefusion:

socialworkeroneday:

connect-the-dots-backward:

Hayes, S. C., Levin, M. E., Plumb-Vilardaga, J., Villatte, J. L., & Pistorello, J. (2013). Acceptance and commitment therapy and contextual behavioral science: Examining the progress of a distinctive model of behavioral and cognitive therapy. Behavior Therapy, 44(2), 180-198.

This. This. This.

so maybe I just need to read it a few more times to fully understand it. Or I’m just dumb. But
connect-the-dots-backward
what is this EXACTLY saying lol? I sorta get it. But I’m not content with my assumed understanding

"Feeling better" has not been found to lead to or cause getting better in functional ways (e.g., establishing relationships, pursuing a meaningful career, practicing health habits, etc.) It seems to be more the case that establishing those relationships and pursuing a meaningful career and practicing healthy habits leads to “feeling better.”

So engaging in those positive behaviors even when you don’t “feel” great or your symptoms are distressful is more important than simply getting to a place where you “feel better.”

Practicing healthy things when distressed > waiting until no longer distressed (if possible) and then practicing healthy things.

(via positive-affirmation)

10PM
9PM
anamorphosis-and-isolate:

― Reality Bites (1994) Lelaina: I was really gonna be something by the age of 23. Troy: Honey, all you have to be by the age of 23 is yourself.

anamorphosis-and-isolate:

― Reality Bites (1994)
Lelaina: I was really gonna be something by the age of 23.
Troy: Honey, all you have to be by the age of 23 is yourself.

(via positive-affirmation)

8PM

PSA for everyone writing term research papers right now

dynastylnoire:

carryonteamfreewill:

Mendeley is the greatest program ever

I want to weep with joy every time I use it

Just click a button when you pull up an article and it will automatically save it to your library

And cite it for you

And you can use it on your mobile devices

And it’s free

Just download it and you won’t have so many urges to kill everyone in sight while writing a research paper

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Thank you so much!

(Source: barelyfunctioningangel, via meloyhaberman)

4PM
September212014
“I’m definitely Pro-Selfie. I think that anybody who’s Anti-Selfie is really just a hater. Because, truthfully, why shouldn’t people take pictures of themselves ? When I’m on Instagram and I see that somebody took a picture of themselves, I’m like ‘Thank You’.
I don’t need to see a picture of the sky, the trees, plants. There’s only one you.
I could Google image search ‘the sky’ and I would probably see beautiful images to knock my socks off. But I can’t google, you know ‘what does my friend look like today?’
For you to be able to take a picture of yourself that you feel good enough about to share with the world - I think that’s a great thing” Ezra Koenig being the most adorable human being ever (via alve-us)

(Source: damnthosebands, via karifairy)

8PM
visual-poetry:

»i forgive you« by natalie lauchlan

visual-poetry:

»i forgive you« by natalie lauchlan

(via karifairy)

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