1. 20:17 27th Sep 2014

    Notes: 103781

    Reblogged from nobubblesinmymouth

    creativesocialworker:

    Calm Bottle (aka Glitter Jar, aka Mind Jar)

    Supplies

    • Container: This is typically made with a glass mason jar, but since I often make these with children I use water bottles with smooth sides.
    • One bottle of clear glue (not white glue that dries clear), or glitter glue: I like using regular glue so I don’t have to deal with the hot water since I make these in my office. Glue/glitter glue works best, but you could also use corn syrup if that’s all you have (You have to pour it directly in the water without letting it touch the sides of the bottle or the glitter will stick to it).
    • Water: It can be room temperature if you use regular glue but should be hot if glitter glue is used. If the water is not hot enough then the glitter will become clumpy and separate.
    • Glitter: I use mostly super fine glitter with a little regular sized. I sometimes add sequins, beads, shells, plastic jewels, etc. Glow in the dark glitter looks really cool if you can find it. Less (or even none) is needed if glitter glue was used.
    • Food coloring: This is optional. Only use one drop or it becomes difficult to see the glitter.
    • Strong glue or duct tape: This is used to fasten the lid to the container. I like using colored duct tape.

    Directions

    • Making a Calm Bottle (clear glue): Fill the bottle 3/4 of the way full with water. Then add the glue (and shake) and glitter (and shake). I use a funnel for the glitter. The more glue you use, the longer it will take the glitter to settle. I usually use the whole bottle. Add 1 drop of food coloring, if desired, and then glue/tape the lid on.
    • Making a Calm Bottle (glitter glue): Instead of clear glue you can use glitter glue. If you go this rout then mix the glitter glue in a bowl with very hot water (I boil the water) before adding it to the bottle. If the water is not hot enough then the glue will clump up and not work. You can add 1 drop of food color and additional glitter is desired.
    • Using a Calm Bottle: This is a sensory activity that I primarily use with clients who have temper tantrums. If child becomes emotionally dysregulated at an inappropriate time they shake the bottle vigorously and then set it down and watch the glitter fall while taking deep breaths (how to teach deep breathing to children can be found here) and sitting with their anger (Ahn’s Anger is a good book for teaching this).  This is also useful as a timer that can be applied to a variety of issues (ex. homework breaks).
    • Important Note: I have noticed many people using these for anxiety and panic attacks (without the guidance of a therapist) and I wanted to emphasize that while this could be useful in certain specific situations, it should not be used to avoid dealing with underlying issues.  This exercise will do nothing to get to the root cause or prevent it from happening in the future (and has the potential to make things worse).  Fear must be confronted, rather than avoided, for lasting change to take place.  

    (Source: mycrazyblessedlife.com)

     
  2. 19:18 22nd Sep 2014

    Notes: 78228

    Reblogged from meatballfucker

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    salemkittie:

that’s… kinda true

    salemkittie:

    that’s… kinda true

    (Source: girldwarf)

     
  3. 19:17

    Notes: 78228

    Reblogged from meatballfucker

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    salemkittie:

that’s… kinda true

    salemkittie:

    that’s… kinda true

    (Source: girldwarf)

     
  4. 15:09 20th Sep 2014

    Notes: 94605

    Reblogged from nobubblesinmymouth

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    the-goddamazon:


lavie-imprevu:

Accurate

THIS POST NEEDS TO BE ON A SHIRT

    the-goddamazon:

    lavie-imprevu:

    Accurate

    THIS POST NEEDS TO BE ON A SHIRT

     
  5. Truth

    shitmystudentswrite:

    Sojourner Truth is the Beyonce of Suffrage.

     
  6. 09:10

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    Reblogged from meatballfucker

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    meatballfucker:

astronomifier:

rachelhaimowitz:

obsessionisaperfume:

deadcatwithaflamethrower:

queensimia:

palavenblues:

holy shit there is a name for it

Well damn. Explains a lot.

Suddenly I understand some of my fan base a LOT better.  That is Awesome. 

"holy shit there is a name for it" was my reaction before I even scrolled down to the comments.

I just need to keep reblogging this because I cannot even begin to tell you how profound a feeling of YES and THIS and THERE IS A WORD FOR ME OMG I get every time I see this, and I hope it helps others too.

seriously, anytime you see a post with a comment saying “theres a name for it?!” reblog that post because even if it doesnt apply to you any of your followers could be waiting for that revelation.

HOLY SHIT THIS IS IMPORTANT

    meatballfucker:

    astronomifier:

    rachelhaimowitz:

    obsessionisaperfume:

    deadcatwithaflamethrower:

    queensimia:

    palavenblues:

    holy shit there is a name for it

    Well damn. Explains a lot.

    Suddenly I understand some of my fan base a LOT better.  That is Awesome. 

    "holy shit there is a name for it" was my reaction before I even scrolled down to the comments.

    I just need to keep reblogging this because I cannot even begin to tell you how profound a feeling of YES and THIS and THERE IS A WORD FOR ME OMG I get every time I see this, and I hope it helps others too.

    seriously, anytime you see a post with a comment saying “theres a name for it?!” reblog that post because even if it doesnt apply to you any of your followers could be waiting for that revelation.

    HOLY SHIT THIS IS IMPORTANT

    (Source: )

     
  7. 13:52 14th Sep 2014

    Notes: 131950

    Reblogged from philthyasphuck

    If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also
    — 
    Matt 5:39

    This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.   

    (via thefullnessofthefaith)

    THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you. 

    (via guardianrock)

    I can attest to the original poster’s comments. A few years back I took an intensive seminar on faith-based progressive activism, and we spent an entire unit discussing how many of Jesus’ instructions and stories were performative protests designed to shed light on and ridicule the oppressions of that time period as a way to emphasize the absurdity of the social hierarchy and give people the will and motivation to make changes for a more free and equal society.

    For example, the next verse (Matthew 5:40) states “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” In that time period, men traditionally wore a shirt and a coat-like garment as their daily wear. To sue someone for their shirt was to put them in their place - suing was generally only performed to take care of outstanding debts, and to be sued for one’s shirt meant that the person was so destitute the only valuable thing they could repay with was their own clothing. However, many cultures at that time (including Hebrew peoples) had prohibitions bordering on taboo against public nudity, so for a sued man to surrender both his shirt and his coat was to turn the system on its head and symbolically state, in a very public forum, that “I have no money with which to repay this person, but they are so insistent on taking advantage of my poverty that I am leaving this hearing buck-ass naked. His greed is the cause of a shameful public spectacle.”

    All of a sudden an action of power (suing someone for their shirt) becomes a powerful symbol of subversion and mockery, as the suing patron either accepts the coat (and therefore full responsibility as the cause of the other man’s shameful display) or desperately chases the protester around trying to return his clothes to him, making a fool of himself in front of his peers and the entire gathered community.

    Additionally, the next verse (Matthew 5:41; “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”) was a big middle finger to the Romans who had taken over Judea and were not seen as legitimate authority by the majority of the population there. Roman law stated that a centurion on the march could require a Jew (and possibly other civilians as well, although I don’t remember explicitly) to carry his pack at any time and for any reason for one mile along the road (and because of the importance of the Roman highway system in maintaining rule over the expansive empire, the roads tended to be very well ordered and marked), however hecould not require any service beyond the next mile marker. For a Jewish civilian to carry a centurion’s pack for an entire second mile was a way to subvert the authority of the occupying forces. If the civilian wouldn’t give the pack back at the end of the first mile, the centurion would either have to forcibly take it back or report the civilian to his commanding officer (both of which would result in discipline being taken against the soldier for breaking Roman law) or wait until the civilian volunteered to return the pack, giving the Judean native implicit power over the occupying Roman and completely subverting the power structure of the Empire. Can you imagine how demoralizing that must have been for the highly ordered Roman armies that patrolled the region?

    Jesus was a pacifist, but his teachings were in no way passive. There’s a reason he was practically considered a terrorist by the reigning powers, and it wasn’t because he healed the sick and fed the hungry.

    (via central-avenue)

    IT’S BACK

    (via dynastylnoire)

    Biblical narratives run layers deep. 

    (via igiveup)
     
  8. 00:54 12th Sep 2014

    Notes: 51052

    Reblogged from dee-lirious

    nudityandnerdery:

gaycrime:

wow The Onion is dropping a lot of truth for a work of satire


That’s what good satire is supposed to do. Not this “I’m going to lie, lol satire!!!” bullshit.

    nudityandnerdery:

    gaycrime:

    wow The Onion is dropping a lot of truth for a work of satire

    That’s what good satire is supposed to do. Not this “I’m going to lie, lol satire!!!” bullshit.

    (Source: labryth)

     
  9. 12:27 9th Sep 2014

    Notes: 127081

    Reblogged from commandingofficers

    Tags: for alyssa!

    commandingofficers:

    sarriane:

    avotica:

    bopkaballah:

    ask-gallows-callibrator:

    homosexual-titan:

    this is my favourite version you cant stop me

    THIS IS GREAT BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT WOULD IT WOULD HAVE ACTUALLY SOUNDED LIKE FROM LIKE— ELSE’A PERSPECTIVE OR SOME TINY UNNOTICEABLE FAIRY THAT MAKES NO SOUND 
    REMEMBER, WHEN DISNEY CHARACTERS BURST OUT INTO SONG THEY DONT HEAR THE MUSIC, JUST THEM AND WHATS HAPPENING AROUND THEM 
    AND THIS REALLY PUTS INTO PERSPECTIVE JUST HOW 
    fucking weird these assholes are i mean like seriously what the fuck 

    this just makes it seem so, so much sadder to me

    It would be amazing if Disney did a whole movie like this

    come on, like you all don’t randomly burst into song like this when you’re alone. (and sometimes when you’re not.)

    im-still-flying

    (Source: gaycorporal)

     
  10. I want a Zombie movie set in like Nigeria. But not like a bunch of white people go to Africa with the help of Friendly Unnamed Tribesmen and find zombies. I want fully developed and humanized African characters, played by African people. Is that to much to ask?