Sporting some fabulous unisex formal-wear, orphans and unwanted children taken in by the Philadelphia Home for Infants were photographed to promote adoption and placement in foster homes. The Philadelphia Home for Infants was later absorbed by the New York based Children’s Aid Society, which continues to operate to this day.
How I feel about this character: He has such a big, vibrant personality. Even though we never heard him speak, we got a sense of his character.Love it. All the people I ship romantically with this character: Dr. D (though I headcanon that Dr. D never really makes a move because he thinks he’s too old and crabby for Pony.) My non-romantic OTP for this character: He’s pretty loyal to the Fab Four, especially Poison and Kobra. My unpopular opinion about this character: I’m not a huge fan of his outfit. It’s a good design, but I don’t like the stereotype of sassy/flamboyant characters being oversexualized. (Also, he’d probably end up with bad sunburn.) One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: I really wish we heard him speak! I always wonder how Gerard imagined his voice. a headcanon fact: He loves Battery City pop music. His constant requests for pop on Dr. D’s show annoy the hell out of him.
I struggle with the bad my whole life. As a #hsp the bad has always hurt me very much, bad, mean, violence, cruelty, I can’t tolerate it, I can’t understand it, it makes me suffer to see others souls suffering, I can’t handle it. Yesterday I saw a new on a newspaper that hit me, it was about a dog and what horrible people did to him (don’t mention it if you know it cause I prefer not to talk or read about it), I started crying and didn’t stop for hours, the pain was so hard, like if I was the dog or the dog was mine, I felt so much I couldn’t handle it. I asked myself crying why it has to be such a horrible people in this world.
A few hour later I saw this picture. The good in the bad, the bad in the good, black and white, day and night. That’s life, as hard as is to accept that life is not fair and that bad thing happens to great people, cause it’s not fair, life is not fair, that’t the way it work, yin and yang.
Toda mi vida he sufrido por el mal en el mundo, por cosas que no puedo entender que pasen, por sentir tanto dolor ajeno como si fuera propio. Y llorar y llorar por el sufrimiento de los demás, y llorar de rabia y pena por las cosas injusticias que pasan. Ayer leí algo que me afectó mucho y estuve llorando horas porque no me entraba en la cabeza la crueldad de este mundo. Y al cabo de unas horas ví esta foto, el #yinyang, lo bueno y lo malo siempre van juntos, así es la vida, no es que me consuele pero hay que aceptar que donde hay bien hay mal, donde hay día hay noche y donde hay blanco hay negro.
What is an Indenture really? Well, according to wikipedia, it’s a “legal contract that reflects a debt or purchase obligation.” Historically, the term is used almost exclusively to refer to the contract of indentured persons. However, these documents were also used for real estate transactions [and many others kinds as well] as shown in this Indenture from 1765. Indentures are identifiable by the uneven wavy “indenture” cut at the top of the document. This was done purposefully so that the Indenture could “line-up” with the receipt and thus verify its legitimacy.
This particular Indenture was printed at the Ephrata Cloister, a German radical pietist monastic community which also operated a printing press near Lancaster, PA.
I wish that everyone understood what it's like to be highly sensitive to energy. If only it could be universally understood. I'm glad that psychologists have coined the term "highly sensitive person" at least. Still, I can't go up to people and expect the majority of them to understand that I don't like being touched unless I'm adjusted and like their energy. Why I can't look at them in the eyes sometimes because I'm too drained or that I can't go out in public without crystals on.
We want to know what HSP topics YOU would like us to talk about! Some ideas we have already been given for future shows include: maintaining friendships, loneliness vs. solitude, aging, HSPs with high IQs, HSPs and ADD, loving too much, and always having to say you are sorry. We would love for you to let us know if any of those topics are of interest to you, and we welcome any new ideas as well. Thank you again for being loyal members of this community and listeners of our podcast! Much love always!
This week HSP is participating in #colorourcollections! Expect b&w images from our collections perfect for coloring. To start off we removed the color from this 1897 Alphonse Mucha poster for JOB cigarettes. Happy coloring!
What a Sensitive Introvert Needs to Relax and Love Freely
I’ve learned I need cooperative over competitive and kind over cool in a relationship. Interesting intrigues me more than fun. Soul mate over sex god. I’d rather be with someone than dowith someone. My spirit needs relaxation, comfort and joy. If my mate needs a challenge or a mission to undertake, let it be to protect my calm and light up my insides. If given a soft place to land, I open up and…
I know I am an empath, but the journey to this moment has been exciting and exhausting, plus every single emotion in between. I have been an empath my whole life but only really understood what it was, or that I was an empath about 4 years ago. Not sure what an empath is or if you are one? BUT you know something isn’t quite right and you don’t understand the emotional overwhelm. Feeling lonely or feeling like you are CRAZY.
An empath is born with their gifts. It is a person who feels other people’s issues; physically mentally, emotionally or spiritually and taking it on as yours, until you know how to tell the difference. Physically means feeling someone’s aches and pains in your own body. You can be feeling wide awake one minute and the next you are super exhausted and yawning wondering if you can take a nap in the middle of the day. I was walking at the mall one day and since I am 5’2.5” I enjoy wearing heels and they are usually 4 inches high. All of a sudden I had a pain in my hip that hurt so bad I almost fell down. I stood there breathing through the pain trying to figure out what happened when I realized it wasn’t mine and told the universe to remove it. If the physical pains are not yours then ask for it to be removed. We are not meant to hold onto it. Feel it quickly and release it.
Emotionally means taking on the world’s emotions. You do not need to know the people to feel their emotions, beliefs, or thoughts. Before I learned the difference of what was mine I took it all on as if the weight of the world was on my shoulders. There were days when sticking my head in the sand was the best option. Funny thing is we feel it all and we never question the positive, fluffy emotions. Why would you? You are on a super high from being happy or joyful and having gratitude that knows no bounds.
Mental means being in an empath fog, where stringing together two words that make sense is difficult. You find you cannot make a decision even when asked what you want for dinner. Believe me I know. You are in a total cloud of confusion. As my hubby likes to say I have several hour glasses just spinning.
Spiritually is the most important aspect of being an empath. How it affects you as a person. This is where your mindset comes in. You see, four years ago I hated being an empath (even though I have been one my whole life), hated every single thing about it. I mean, was the universe deliberately trying to torture me? The answer was no. If you are in that spot I can feel your pain. It wasn’t until realizing I could start identifying what was really mine and what belonged to others that the situation started to seem brighter. Not dancing and singing in the streets but it was a start though. It gave me room to breathe and actually I was starting to see that my own mindset was actually making being an empath a lot worse. Here is the tricky part: if you want to create your best year yet, if you continue to think life sucks and being an empath is difficult, it will continue to be exactly that. Empaths are highly sensitive to what is going on around them.
Can you say that’s me to the following statements?
• You are picking up on others emotions. • You feel their physical issues. All of a sudden your back, hip, feet hurt where they never had any issues before. • You get in an Empath mental fog, where making a decision is difficult or stringing together a sentence hurts your brain. Even the good ole what’s for dinner makes you want to pull out your hair. • Noise can make you want to cover your ears and leaves you frazzled. • Bright lights get to you, it can start to give you a headache and you feel the need for you to wear sunglasses in doors. • Number 1 emotional response that comes easy? CRYING of course, doesn’t matter the situation either happy or sad. • Watching violence on TV is a big NO NO, doesn’t matter if it’s the news or a TV show. Your body actually shudders from it. • Commercials that make you cry. You know the ones…. animal cruelty, starving children and the disappearing environment for wild animals. • You are a peace maker. Always trying to stop peeps from arguing. • You avoid conflict like the plague and when around it try to bury your head in the sand. • Malls and other places with lots of peeps make you want to turn tail and RUN. • You are always on the side of the underdog. • You can sense when peeps are lying to you. • You can SENSE BS a mile away. • You know when someone is not being genuine. • You just KNOW things.
The most important things for an empath is to know how to tell the difference between what is yours and what belongs to the rest of the world. A simple technique I use is to create a symbol. My symbol is a bear and I ask the universe to show me a bear when what I am feeling DOES NOT belong to me. When I become overwhelmed and realize it is not mine, I use a bubble that wraps itself around the physical or emotional issue that I am having and it is lifted from my body. If you are feeling mental overwhelm, Helpful hint: Grounding, just being outside, putting your feet in the grass, and if all else fails, take a nap. You will wake up refreshed. Remember You can BE an empath, love life and be happy.
Written by Tricia Dycka
Tricia Dycka is an intuitive coach, Reiki Master, bestselling author, teacher, speaker and enthusiast. Tricia’s mission is to help empaths get out of emotional overwhelm, by learning what emotions are really theirs and what belongs to others, then hone those gifts so they can truly follow their dreams. Empaths have so many conflicting emotions, sometimes it is even hard to figure out what they want because for so long they believe their parents or society’s ideas are really theirs. Sign up for her free Empath Guide: How to Reclaim your life. http://www.triciadycka.com/empath-101-emotions/http://themindsjournal.com/what-it-means-to-be-an-empath/
An illustration from Cousin Ann’s Stories for Children, 1849. The illustration depicts Henry “Box” Brown, a fugitive slave from Virginia who arranged to have himself shipped to Philadelphia in a wooden crate.