Hi! Welcome to my collection of things that I like that I've found in my explorations of the tumblrverse; if you have the same tastes as me, please enjoy, and message me so that we can be fanboys/fangirls/ceiling fans together!
Also, fair warning: this blag is quite spoileriffic for A Song Of Ice And Fire. It'll be tagged with #spoilers, but still: be warned.
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These are from a wonderful book called The Art Of Comforting. Check it out and learn how to be better at supporting people going through difficult things.
Looks like a great resource. I know a couple of the most irritating things I hear a lot when talking about my struggles with depression are “You should keep busy!” or “You need to get out/exercise more!”
Keeping busy was what got overwhelming for me. Having work and scheduled things going on all the time was causing me a LOT of stress and anxiety. I would feel like I was detaching from myself, and would end up in a bad way. Pushing myself back into being busy too soon would be detrimental to my recovery.
Getting exercise and going out of the house is sound advice for improving well-being; my doctors recommend it. That being the case, I don’t need to hear it from fucking everybody. It’s always obvious when non-doctors don’t understand how difficult that can be, and it sounds more like nagging from them. As the book suggests, making actual plans is infinitely more helpful. Make sure to carry them out, though, because it’s painful to get forgotten or stood up in the best of times, but damn brutal when you’re depressed.
Phillip Island’s Penguin Foundation, a conservation group in Australia, are appealing for volunteers to knit little jumper for these little penguins who have been affected by oil spills or similar leaks from fishing boats. (x)
CAN WE JUST APPRECIATE FOR A SECOND THAT SOMEONE TOOK THE TIME TO NOT ONLY KNIT A PENGUIN A JUMPER BUT ALSO MAKE IT A PENGUIN PUBLISHING BOOK COVER JUMPER (x)
Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh