Trying Survival

<b> me:</b> wow I'm fat<p><b>me:</b> maybe I look ok<p><b>me:</b> I AM PERFECT THE WAY I AM<p><b>me:</b> I'm fucking disgusting I'm losing weight now<p><b>me:</b> I am more than just my weight!<p><b>me:</b> who the fuck cares about anything<p><b>me:</b> I AM SO FAT.<p><b>me:</b> idk curves are beautiful i am beautiful<p><b>me:</b> i hate myself<p>

darlingrecovery:

This is so powerful.

It reminds us that we cannot reduce who we are to one thing. For me, I am not just my eating disorder. The fact that I perceive myself as just my eating disorder has made it twice as hard for me to want to rid myself of it because of fear of who would I be? It was like my long hair that everyone fawned over, I had serious anxiety about chopping it off because it had become engrained in my identity. However, that identity was a safety blanket because it contained all kinds of toxic feelings. So in spite of my anxiety, I chopped my hair off and I have never been happier. Who will I be without my eating disorder? Thanks to chopping off my hair I know now I will not regret leaving my ED behind because it, like my hair, is not who I am.

(Source: laxlivelove, via makingthechangexo)

theroyaltenenblarghs:

lipstickstainedlove:

descentintotyranny:

Israel begins its ground invasion of the Gaza Strip

Fucking signal boost this shit

This is one of the most horrific things happening in the world and yet I can’t seem to find out any news about it.

Ambulances are being shot by tanks. Doctors, civilians, children playing on the beach and everyone else are all being killed.

(via dylanawe)

macaroni-satan:

animedavidbowie:

unrecognizedpotential:

forgottenawesome:

Do You Love Someone With Depression?
If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may not always know how to show them you love them. One day they may seem fine, and the next they are sad, distant and may push you away. It is important that you know that as a person who is close to them and trusted by them, you can help your friend or partner have shorter, less severe bouts of depression. Mental illness is as real as physical illness (it is physical actually, read more about that here) and your partner needs you as much as they would need to be cared for if they had the flu.
Your relationship may seem one-sided during these times, but by helping your partner through a very difficult and painful affliction, you are strengthening your relationship and their mental health in the long term.
1. Help them keep clutter at bay.
When a person begins spiraling into depression, they may feel like they are slowing down while the world around them speeds up. The mail may end up in stacks, dishes can pile up in the sink, laundry may go undone as the depressed person begins to feel more and more overwhelmed by their daily routine and unable to keep up. By giving your partner some extra help sorting mail, washing dishes or using paper plates and keeping chaos in check in general, you’ll be giving them (and yourself) the gift of a calm  environment. (I’m a fan of the minimalist movement because of this, you can read more about that here.)
2. Fix them a healthy meal.
Your partner may do one of two things when they are in a depressed state. They may eat very little, or they may overeat. In either case, they may find that driving through a fast food restaurant or ordering a pizza online is just easier than fixing a meal. Eating like this, or neglecting to eat will only degrade your partner’s health, causing them to go deeper into their depression. Help your loved one keep their body healthy, and their mind will follow. This is a great article that talks about the “Brain Diet” which can help the symptoms of depression, and this article talks about how our modern diet could contribute to the recent rise in depression. Here is a recipe for a trail mix that is quick to make and has mood-boosting properties.
3.Get them outside.
 The benefits of getting outside for a depressed person are huge. And it is possibly the last thing on earth your partner will want to do. Take them to be somewhere in nature. Pack a picnic and lie in the sun, take a leisurely hike or plant a garden. Being barefoot in the dirt, or “earthing” helps ground the body and reverse the effects of living in a world of emf’s, and digging in soil can actually act as an antidepressant, as a strain of bacterium in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, triggers the release of seratonin, which in turn elevates mood and decreases anxiety. Sunshine increases Vitamin D production which can help alleviate depression. My friend Elizabeth wrote an excellent post about Vitamin D and its link to depression here.  For more information about other sources of Vitamin D, this is a great post as well as this.
4. Ask them to help you understand what they’re feeling.
If your partner is able to articulate what they are going through, it will help them and you better understand what you are dealing with, and may give insight into a plan of action for helping your partner. Also, feeling alone is common for a depressed person and anything that combats that feeling will help alleviate the severity and length of the depression.
5. Encourage them to focus on self-care.
Depressed people often stop taking care of themselves. Showering, getting haircuts, going to the doctor or dentist, it’s all just too hard, and they don’t deserve to be well taken care of anyway in their minds. This can snowball quickly into greater feelings of worthlessness since “Now I’m such a mess, no one could ever love me”. Help your loved one by being proactive. Tell them “I’m going to do the dishes, why don’t you go enjoy a bubble bath?” can give them the permission they won’t give themselves to do something normal, healthy and self-loving.
6. Hug them.
Studies show that a sincere hug that lasts longer than 20 seconds can release feel-good chemicals in the brain and elevate the mood of the giver and receiver. Depressed people often don’t want to be touched, but a sincere hug with no expectation of anything further can give your partner a lift.
7. Laugh with them.
Telling a silly joke, watching a comedy or seeing a stand up comedian will encourage your partner to laugh in spite of themselves. Laughing releases endorphins and studies show can actually counteract symptoms of depression and anxiety.
8. Reassure them that you can handle their feelings.
Your partner may be feeling worthless, angry and even guilty while they are depressed. They may be afraid that they will end up alone because no one will put up with their episodes forever. Reassure them that you are in the relationship for the long haul and they won’t scare you away because they have an illness.
9. Challenge their destructive thoughts.
A depressed person’s mind can be a never-ending loop of painful, destructive thoughts. “I’m unlovable, I’m a failure, I’m ugly, I’m stupid”. Challenge these untruths with the truth. “You’re not unlovable, I love you. You aren’t a failure, here are all the things you’ve accomplished.”
10.Remind them why you love them.
Look at pictures of happy times you’ve had together. Tell them your favorite things about them. Reminisce about your relationship and all the positive things that have happened, and remind your partner that you love them and they will get through this.
(via The Darling Bakers)

More people need to know this.

This is so incredibly important. I’ve seen people with depression ostracized so many times, and I cannot stress how much it means to each and every person I’ve tried to reach out to after whatever “falling-outs” they’ve had due to depression. Remember to always be compassionate and kind to all friends like this, because you never know what they’re going through.

Reblogging this for my wonderful boyfriend

macaroni-satan:

animedavidbowie:

unrecognizedpotential:

forgottenawesome:

Do You Love Someone With Depression?

If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may not always know how to show them you love them. One day they may seem fine, and the next they are sad, distant and may push you away. It is important that you know that as a person who is close to them and trusted by them, you can help your friend or partner have shorter, less severe bouts of depression. Mental illness is as real as physical illness (it is physical actually, read more about that here) and your partner needs you as much as they would need to be cared for if they had the flu.

Your relationship may seem one-sided during these times, but by helping your partner through a very difficult and painful affliction, you are strengthening your relationship and their mental health in the long term.

1. Help them keep clutter at bay.

When a person begins spiraling into depression, they may feel like they are slowing down while the world around them speeds up. The mail may end up in stacks, dishes can pile up in the sink, laundry may go undone as the depressed person begins to feel more and more overwhelmed by their daily routine and unable to keep up. By giving your partner some extra help sorting mail, washing dishes or using paper plates and keeping chaos in check in general, you’ll be giving them (and yourself) the gift of a calm  environment. (I’m a fan of the minimalist movement because of this, you can read more about that here.)

2. Fix them a healthy meal.

Your partner may do one of two things when they are in a depressed state. They may eat very little, or they may overeat. In either case, they may find that driving through a fast food restaurant or ordering a pizza online is just easier than fixing a meal. Eating like this, or neglecting to eat will only degrade your partner’s health, causing them to go deeper into their depression. Help your loved one keep their body healthy, and their mind will follow. This is a great article that talks about the “Brain Diet” which can help the symptoms of depression, and this article talks about how our modern diet could contribute to the recent rise in depression. Here is a recipe for a trail mix that is quick to make and has mood-boosting properties.

3.Get them outside.

 The benefits of getting outside for a depressed person are huge. And it is possibly the last thing on earth your partner will want to do. Take them to be somewhere in nature. Pack a picnic and lie in the sun, take a leisurely hike or plant a garden. Being barefoot in the dirt, or “earthing” helps ground the body and reverse the effects of living in a world of emf’s, and digging in soil can actually act as an antidepressant, as a strain of bacterium in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, triggers the release of seratonin, which in turn elevates mood and decreases anxiety. Sunshine increases Vitamin D production which can help alleviate depression. My friend Elizabeth wrote an excellent post about Vitamin D and its link to depression here.  For more information about other sources of Vitamin D, this is a great post as well as this.

4. Ask them to help you understand what they’re feeling.

If your partner is able to articulate what they are going through, it will help them and you better understand what you are dealing with, and may give insight into a plan of action for helping your partner. Also, feeling alone is common for a depressed person and anything that combats that feeling will help alleviate the severity and length of the depression.

5. Encourage them to focus on self-care.

Depressed people often stop taking care of themselves. Showering, getting haircuts, going to the doctor or dentist, it’s all just too hard, and they don’t deserve to be well taken care of anyway in their minds. This can snowball quickly into greater feelings of worthlessness since “Now I’m such a mess, no one could ever love me”. Help your loved one by being proactive. Tell them “I’m going to do the dishes, why don’t you go enjoy a bubble bath?” can give them the permission they won’t give themselves to do something normal, healthy and self-loving.

6. Hug them.

Studies show that a sincere hug that lasts longer than 20 seconds can release feel-good chemicals in the brain and elevate the mood of the giver and receiver. Depressed people often don’t want to be touched, but a sincere hug with no expectation of anything further can give your partner a lift.

7. Laugh with them.

Telling a silly joke, watching a comedy or seeing a stand up comedian will encourage your partner to laugh in spite of themselves. Laughing releases endorphins and studies show can actually counteract symptoms of depression and anxiety.

8. Reassure them that you can handle their feelings.

Your partner may be feeling worthless, angry and even guilty while they are depressed. They may be afraid that they will end up alone because no one will put up with their episodes forever. Reassure them that you are in the relationship for the long haul and they won’t scare you away because they have an illness.

9. Challenge their destructive thoughts.

A depressed person’s mind can be a never-ending loop of painful, destructive thoughts. “I’m unlovable, I’m a failure, I’m ugly, I’m stupid”. Challenge these untruths with the truth. “You’re not unlovable, I love you. You aren’t a failure, here are all the things you’ve accomplished.”

10.Remind them why you love them.

Look at pictures of happy times you’ve had together. Tell them your favorite things about them. Reminisce about your relationship and all the positive things that have happened, and remind your partner that you love them and they will get through this.

(via The Darling Bakers)

More people need to know this.

This is so incredibly important. I’ve seen people with depression ostracized so many times, and I cannot stress how much it means to each and every person I’ve tried to reach out to after whatever “falling-outs” they’ve had due to depression. Remember to always be compassionate and kind to all friends like this, because you never know what they’re going through.

Reblogging this for my wonderful boyfriend

(via beating-bpd)

Irony

freeyourmindyourefreetofly:

enigmatic—spirit:

As a child I acted like an adult and now as an adult I act like a child.

(via makingthechangexo)

soulrevision:

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Last night I stood in solidarity with Palestine from my city, San Diego, CA to raise awareness around the genocide, ethnic cleansing, and violation of international law committed by Israel.
From September 2000 - April 2013, 1,518 Palestinian children have been killed. That is equivalent to 1 Palestinian child being killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years.
From December 2008 - January 2009, 352 children (ages: 3 months - 17 years old) were killed by Israeli air strikes.
The sooner we realize &amp; understand the intersectionality of our struggles &amp; oppression, the sooner we can work together to mobilize &amp; fight for freedom for ALL.
As MLK said, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”, that includes our Palestinian brothers and sisters. Raise your level of awareness!

soulrevision:

[For more on social justice, follow me on Instagram: soulrevision , Tumblr: soulrevision , Facebook: soulrevision , Twitter: soulrevision]

Last night I stood in solidarity with Palestine from my city, San Diego, CA to raise awareness around the genocide, ethnic cleansing, and violation of international law committed by Israel.

From September 2000 - April 2013, 1,518 Palestinian children have been killed. That is equivalent to 1 Palestinian child being killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years.

From December 2008 - January 2009, 352 children (ages: 3 months - 17 years old) were killed by Israeli air strikes.

The sooner we realize & understand the intersectionality of our struggles & oppression, the sooner we can work together to mobilize & fight for freedom for ALL.

As MLK said, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”, that includes our Palestinian brothers and sisters. Raise your level of awareness!

whataboutsandra:

Regardless of our religion, race, color and beliefs let’s not forget the people of Palestine. Let’s include them in our prayers. This is about humanity, this about us being human who have a heart that cares, mind that thinks and soul that cries for every single innocent children being killed without mercy, for every woman being raped, for every elderly being killed helplessly, for the boys being tortured to death, for the parents who lost their little angels, for the sons and daughters who witnessed how their parents die. And for every single person in Palestine affected by the Israelites attack who lost everything, their families and homes. 

A minute of prayer will not cause you any harm. So, i’m begging you, please do offer a prayer for the people of Palestine. That’s the only thing we can do as for now. Prayer is the best above all.

whataboutsandra:

Regardless of our religion, race, color and beliefs let’s not forget the people of Palestine. Let’s include them in our prayers. This is about humanity, this about us being human who have a heart that cares, mind that thinks and soul that cries for every single innocent children being killed without mercy, for every woman being raped, for every elderly being killed helplessly, for the boys being tortured to death, for the parents who lost their little angels, for the sons and daughters who witnessed how their parents die. And for every single person in Palestine affected by the Israelites attack who lost everything, their families and homes.

A minute of prayer will not cause you any harm. So, i’m begging you, please do offer a prayer for the people of Palestine. That’s the only thing we can do as for now. Prayer is the best above all.

pyrrhic-recovery:

Here it is! Please remember that I am not in any way a professional, to be honest I struggled with the spelling of this. Just, be nice, you know?:-)

Part one here (X) 

(via bananas-ooo)