MOOD-STABILIZERS

🌿 Using Weed in Witchcraft 🌿

I’ve noticed there’s not a lot of posts on how to incorporate weed into witchcraft! I’ve had a few fellow stoner witchlings ask for a post as well and I feel comfortable making this post because I’m a certified botanist. I’m sorry if it’s a little unorganized, I got high to write it.🔥🌿 Please, only read this if you’re okay with the topic of drug use and remember to smoke responsibly, make sure you research specific strains! Also, I’m sorry this is long af.

Where Do I Even Begin?
I use cannabis as a way to induce a state of relaxation and meditation. For me, it helps me clear my head and focus my intention. Let’s start with the different strains of weed and which kind of witchcraft they support the best.

Indica tends to be sedative, and gives a body high. This type of marijuana will provide a very relaxing and strong body high that is helpful in treating general anxiety, body pain, and sleeping disorders. As a spoonie this is what I most often smoke to ease pain and nausea, just as a heads up to other people looking for relief. The most popular Indica strains currently include Kush, Northern Lights, and White Widow. My recommendation is Purple Kush or Northern Lights. This is great for self-love spells, protection, divination, healing, and stress-reducing spells or rituals.

Sativa -dominant marijuana strains tend to have a more grassy type odor to the buds providing an uplifting, energetic and “cerebral” high that is best suited for daytime smoking. A sativa high is one filled with creativity and energy as being high on sativa can spark new ideas and creations. This is great for glamour spells, love spells, hexes, curses, and other high energy spells. 

But honestly, just do whatever makes you feel good and makes you happy, your well-being and comfort should be the most important thing in your practice. Please smoke responsibly 

That’s Cool But What Else?
You can definitely mix certain herbs and flowers with your weed! Just pop a couple petals or buds in your grinder with your weed. Please, be careful that you don’t smoke something toxic and do your research. Some flowers are toxic to humans and a few are deadly. Below you’ll find a list of things you can smoke and their properties and why you cannot smoke because sometimes it’s hard to find information online. Note: Please, don’t smoke any of the below if you are nursing or pregnant. 

  • Yarrow is a mild stimulant and has anti-inflammatory properties, it’s great for soothing pain in the lungs and throat. It can cause allergic reactions.Courage, Love, Enlightenment 
  • Blue Lotus use as a sleep aid, as a natural anti-anxiety remedy, and as a stress reliever. Blue Lotus contains nuciferan (a natural anti-spasmodic) along with aporphine, which will give you feelings of calming euphoria. It is important you smoke only the petals. Lunar, Protection, Divination, Prosperity
  • Wormwood can also be used as a light anaesthetic. It is commonly used to give relief to menstrual cramps and muscle pains. It is also being used as a remedy for common cold, tapeworm, headaches, and nausea. It’s also used as an aphrodisiac, this is not for extended or frequent use. It can cause allergic reactions. Psychic Powers, Protection, Love, Calling Spirits
  • Lavender can be use as a sleep aid, as a natural anti-anxiety remedy, and a stress reliever. Sleep, Happiness, Peace, Cleansing, Protection, Love.
  • St. John’s Wart in very small portions. I’d rather you didn’t do it at all but it’s technically legal so I’m listing it St. John’s Wort may be a natural herb but it does have quite a few side effects. Before you start using it, consult your doctor first if you are taking medications that can negatively interact with St. John’s Wort. It can effect how well certain medications work including birth control, mood-stabilizers, and anti-depressants. On the other hand, St. John’s Wart is a mood-stablizier, so if you’re not on any medications and feel a little anxious smoking some could indeed help. The most common side effects are dizziness, nausea, digestive problems, tiredness, dry mouth, and sun sensitivity. Health, Protection, Strength, Love, Divination.
  • Rose petals, white sage leaves, rosemary, wormwood, mint leaves, marshmallow root, catnip, meadowsweet, and passionflower. I know there’s more I’m missing but these are the one’s I suggest!
  • Please don’t smoke(if it’s in bold it’s really bad): Yew, Sandal Wood, Mistletoe, Periwinkle, Dogbane, Orange/Lemon Peels, and Dragon’s Blood. Those are the major one’s people tend to ask about.

Fun Witchy Things To Do With Pot:

  • I like to blow smoke rings and use them as casting circles for cleansing energy. When they break apart and the smoke starts to blanket the room I know it’s absorbing all the negative energy from my home!
  • If you use a bubbler you can read the bottom like tea leaves! It’s a bit of hoot.
  • Incorporate the weed strains name into your magick! When I’m working with Freyja I often smoke Northern Lights because in Norse Mythology they represented the valkyries. And who doesn’t want to be bad ass? I smoke Purple Haze to bring in positive energy. Be creative! You know your practice the best. 💜
  • Incorporate the pipe into your practice. On Samhain, I smoke out of apples because it makes me feel extra witchy and closer to Hel. Also, you can carve sigils or names into an apple! You can use color correspondences or whatever floats your little balloon. 
  • Ashes!! Don’t throw away your ashes! Use them in binding spells, protection spells, or black salt. But if you’re a gardener plants love the ashes! Mix it in with plant food or just sprinkle some on top of them once a week! ( I personally swear by this, eggshells, coffee beans, and lavender salt.)
  • Cleanse your pipe, it’s the least you can do for all it does for you. I like to leave mine out under the full moon to cleanse and just smoke an apple instead with carved intentions to cleanse my home. (I use weed for everything, I’m sorry.)
  • Charge your water if you’re using bubbler, bong, vape, etc. Moon water is totally awesome in this situation and so is rose water! I personally love using rose water but please don’t use store bought rose water. It’s often simmered water and essential oils. You can make your own rose water by putting some petals (dried or fresh) into a saucepan and let it simmer, do not let it boil, when the petals lose their color it’s done. Press the remaining amount of rose from the petals with paper towels into the water!
  • When you inhale the smoke, visualize that you’re bringing in the good energy and all the properties of your bowl, let the smoke absorb all your negative energy and release it! I like to have an incense or candle going if I’m breathing out the bad. 😅
  • Charge your weed with crystals. Every time I get a new batch of weed I put a piece of rose quartz in with it and let it cleanse my weed of any negative energies it might have collected from previous owners.
  • Blow smoke out of your face like a dragon??? 

I hope this is helpful in some way! If I’m missing anything please let me know! 💖🌿💨  

Nobody deserves to be forgotten- Tree bros/ Connor X evan

Tagging: @sticki-notes


Somehow, despite all odds, Connor had survived. His dad was furious with him, yelling about how he threw away everything he was given, Zoe was completely silent, fury in her eyes, and his mother was … heartbroken. They sent him to rehab, and Connor knew that deep down they all wished he hadn’t woken up.

He sighed, twitching slightly as he tried to get used to being without drugs, they had given him nicotine patches to help ease him into it but it barely helped. They had also put him on mood stabilizers, to help him out with his anger issues and depression. Getting him to take them was a fight every morning.

It had been a week and nobody came to visit him, and frankly it was exactly what Connor expected. It wasn’t like anybody noticed him.  It wasn’t like anyone gave a damn.  He looked up at the sound of footsteps, sneering at the nurse.

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anonymous asked:

Tree bros as parents???

To be honest I think it would take a long time for them to be comfortable taking care of children. Early thirties or late (late) twenties.
But here are headcanons anyways with a child I created for them (idk)

Childhood years
• They move back to their home town
• Ian is a small boy that came from an abusive household but was taken away and adopted by the Hansen-Murphy family
• Blue eyes and really dark wavy hair
• Connor is fucking terrified at first because they adopted a child
• Connor questions his ability to parent
• Connor is Dad
• Evan is Pop (just roll with it)
• Ian warms up to them over time
• Movie night every other Saturday with Grandma Hansen!
• Grandpa and grandma Murphy take care of Ian on date nights
• Evan climbs some trees with him
• Ian takes a liking to music and boy howdy he sings like an angel
• They all sing in the car on road trips
• Kindergarten is rough for Ian (he’s much more mature than other children his age)
• Gets teased for having two dads and gets frustrated with his parents
• Cuddle session when he’s feeling upset
• Connor is actually the one that steps up to the plate to volunteer for school things
• Bake sale by Connor Hansen-Murphy staring cupcakes, cookies, and brownies
• Evan helps with Science and Math homework
• Connor helps with English and History homework
• Parents conferences are always rough
• Ian is a struggling student throughout elementary school
• Junior high comes around and he fails three classes the first year
• Connor communicates with Ian’s teachers and he’s diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety
• BOTH of them try really hard to get him the help he needs
• “Hey, Ian, I know I’m just your dad and I can’t really help, but can I try?”
“Go away dad.”
“Don’t make me get Pop.”
“I don’t call him that anymore.”
“Ian.”
“Dad, I…what’s wrong with me?”
• Long talk in his bedroom about mental illness
• Ian learns his dad has mood stabilizers
• Ian wants to go into theater but doesn’t want a bad reaction from Evan or Connor
• “Uh Pop?”
“Oh hey Ian, what’s up, kid.”
“Would you a Dad care if I wanted to do theater?”
• Connor almost cried because he wanted to do theater as a kid but his dad drew the line
• Connor still knows how to tap and teaches Ian the basics before sending him to classes
• Ian’s angel voice is freaking amazing and he does vocal and acting lessons with help from the Murphy’s paycheck
• Evan and Connor simply can’t afford all three but Connor’s parents step in (a little guilty about stopping their son)
• They attend the school musical
• Evan cries a bit
• Connor is bawling he’s so proud

Adolescent years
• Evan helps during high school years as anxiety helper
• Ian learns a bunch of techniques on breathing and how to handle panic attacks
• Dear god the boy is talented in theater
• Ian earns a reputation in the theater community
• Kids are still a little awkward about him having two dads but he couldn’t care less now
• He decides to lay off the dating until college but still gets crushes on people
• People jab at his very vague sexuality and Evan is there as the Bisexual Dad™
• His anxiety gets worse off stage and Ian starts taking medication which starts a spiral of self hatred
• He hits a low point and does self harm on his left wrist
• Connor sees it and gets angry at first and they have a quick fight
• Ian is in his room freaking out when Connor comes in
• “I’m sorry I yelled at you, I just…I used to do that.”
“…what?”
“I have scars, Ian, and they’re a constant reminder of the worst times in my life.”
“Dad I don’t want to be alive anymore, you don’t understand.”
“…”
“I’m sorry dad.”
“I do understand. I think you should know something.”
• Ian hears about his Dad’s attempt in senior year of high school and sophomore year of college
• Evan comes home to a crying son and worn out husband
• Evan helps book the therapy appointment telling Ian it’s not scary and it’s helpful
• Things get a bit better after Ian starts going to therapy
• Very successful in theater for years to come and graduates with a scholarship to NYU
• Graduation is hard for Evan and Connor
• Ian promises to FaceTime and call as often as possible
• You can bet they FaceTime every Saturday night and call three times a week

Welp there you go I got really into it.

anonymous asked:

URGENT i have been dealing with overwhelming amounts of severe frustration and irritability leading to many meltdowns, shutdowns and even aggressive behaviour. My family and I have arrived at the conclusion that getting some sort of medication would be appropriate. I am wondering if any of the mods and/or followers have had experience with medications used to lessen irritability/frustration/aggression in autistic people. The frustration has led to difficulties communicating and is part 1

part2 too much to handle on my own/with help of family. How could we bring this up to a doctor so they would understand the severity of the situation and prescribe an appropriate medication? Is there something we should avoid saying or defiantly should say?

Oftentimes, overwhelming frustration and irritability has to do with an underlying mood disorder, particularly if it is at a level that requires medication. In addition to being autistic, I am schizoaffective which is basically a mixture of bipolar and schizophrenia. As such, I’ve been on A LOT of psych meds. 

When you go to talk to a doctor, a psychiatrist would be best, be as open and honest as you are able to be. Explain your feelings to the best of your abilities. Also explain the ways that these mood problems are effecting you. Put emphasis on the ways that these mood issues are exacerbating your autistic traits such as meltdowns/shutdowns/difficulty communicating and that it is too much to handle even with the help of your family. This should be enough for a doctor to want to try medication. You can even say that you would like to try medication to see if that could help. 

As far as what not to say, I would avoid trying to frame the mood issues as an aspect of autism. A doctor is more likely to find you an effective medication if they are looking at things as a mood disorder rather than trying medicate autism. 

When it comes to the meds themselves, there’s probably going to be a lot of trial and error to find something that helps you without causing too many bad effects, especially since autistic people tend to react atypically to meds. Also, psych meds often take 4-6 weeks to find out how they’re actually going to work for you, so try to have patience. I know that’s easier said than done, but try to stick with meds long enough to see how they’re going to affect you, unless you are having bad enough side effects that it’s too much. The doctor is probably going to put you on a mood stabilizer/anti-psychotic. These can come with a lot of side-effects, the most common of which is weight gain. You are going to gain some weight. Please try to accept yourself and understand that gaining weight is ok. Also, each anti-psychotic can affect you differently. One may be awful and another could work excellently. 

I hope this helps!

-Sabrina

Gemini sun: the ego is constantly shifting and adapting to suit the environment as bits of information are learned and shared.

Gemini moon: the emotions are constantly shifting as a result of people, events, thoughts, and so on, which in turn easily affect the mood. Emotional stability isn’t a constant for those with a Gemini moon.

Gemini Mercury: the mind is constantly adapting to the environment, physically and socially, to the point where every incidence affects the thoughts. These people probably experience mental exhaustion from a cloud of clashing ideas running through their mind. That’s why they talk so much- so much to say and have to make room.

Gemini Venus: the physical sense of pleasure and aesthetics is inconsistent, variable by day, situation, environment, etc. Novelty becomes something of value, and stimulation of the mind and senses is radically important.

blood on freshly fallen snow

a culmination of a lot of things:

for @rebelcaptainprompts prompt 14: shock, doing things out of spite (I didn’t see any jyn-comforts-cass fics), this wonderful piece of artwork by @sempaiko, and my innate need to info-dump my version of cassian’s tragic backstory™.


His world fades from screaming colour, to black and white, and then nothing. Absolute, chilling darkness. 

Cassian? Cassian!

Cold, cold, cold. It seeps in like fog over water. He’s chilled beyond the bone, all the way to his very soul.

The results of my scans indicate that you should administer treatment for shock. I do not detect any signs of hypothermia. You do know how to treat for shock, Jyn?

A cold-hearted killer only ever feels the chill of death. He doesn’t deserve the warmth of life. This is the only truth. He remembers, now. How had he forgotten? 

Of course I do, it’s just - Cassian? Cassian! What happened? Cassian, can you hear me? Breathe with me. In, out. In, out. Fark, what happened to him, Kay?

Blood burning starkly against chillingly white snow.

If I knew would I be continuing this conversation, Erso? This is why he should’ve brought me instead of you. If I had been on the mission, I could ha-

The blood of innocents. Blood he spilled.

Kay! We don’t have time for this! Get me a blanket. 

It’s happening all over again.

Done. I shall watch over him.

He never left Fest. Fest never let him go. Its icy grip digs into his heart. 

That’s alright, Kay. I can keep an eye on him.

Time stopped almost two decades ago. Everything else is an illusion. This is the only truth. He’s frozen in place. This is his existence. Forever.

Are you sure? You are incapable of monitoring his vitals, and his-

The pill burns in the hidden pocket on his shoulder. His blaster feels cool against his clammy skin. His fingers twitch with want. 

Someone needs to get us home. It’s a long flight. 

The chill of death, the warmth of life. Around him, a battle. Within him, a battle. 

Fine. 

The voices of the dead howl in the wind. 

Thank you, Kay. I’ll take care of him. 

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I don't smoke to get stoned.

I smoke as much as I do because I have BPD.

If I didn’t medicate as much as I did. I would be one rude ass mean cunt with racing thoughts followed by crying about being a rude mean cunt then laughing about all of it as the other person just looks at me in disbelief that one person could experience all those moods in less than 30 minutes.

So yes I do need to eat 150mg-250mg and yes I do need to dab a few times. Don’t judge unless you know wtf you speak of 😊

Langst prompt:

So the healing pods don’t just heal physical wounds, they also even out hormonal imbalances in the brain bc ‘optimal performance’ or whatever. Lance (who has *mental illness of your choice*)doesn’t make the connection the first time he comes out of a pod, but he does realize that after the initial fatigue wears off he feels better than he has in years. It’s easy to get out of bed again, his confidence doesn’t feel half as faked, and he has the motivation and desire to do things again.


It wears off after a few days but he doesn’t think anything of it. He’s used to the ups and downs of his moods. But then he’s put in a healing pod a second time and comes out feeling great once again and he’s like ‘…huh.’

So my first thought was that he would start acting more reckless in battles in hopes of needing a pod again but like. He’s not Keith. The team would notice if he did that and they have so many other important things to deal with. Instead he starts to sneak into the pods himself. It doesn’t take long, maybe an hour or two, and then he’s okay again.

It’s risky, because he can never be sure when they’ll be called out to fight or if Hunk might start wondering where he is, but it’s worth it. He isn’t exhausted all the time anymore, he’s able to give his all to training (he feels so proud when his accuracy improves, and he practices gun tricks that are silly but they look cool, okay? Even if Pidge would drag his ass if she knew how long it took for him to nail it), and he doesn’t feel so overwhelmingly homesick anymore. He still misses his family, but it’s bearable now.

He has about 4 or 5 days before he has to sneak off into a pod again. If he doesn’t his mood dips low, but he also risks it crashing hard and he’d rather avoid that.

So maybe, eventually, the team is called out and Lance doesn’t show up. Or maybe the pods aren’t meant for humans, or at least not meant to be used so often. Maybe his body starts becoming dependent on it and slowly stops repairing itself.

Lance doesn’t realize it until he gets hit particularly hard during training (against the robot or another paladin, idk). Bruises and scrapes are common, of course they are, so he grumbles a bit but doesn’t think anything of it beyond that. Or at least not until it comes time to get into the healing pod again and he realizes the bruise is just as bad as when he got it. The pod helps a bit, but it isn’t until after another one or two uses that it actually heals.

So anyway, eventually Lance is hurt in training or in battle (near-death experience anyone?) enough to be put into a pod for legitimate reasons, and Allura or Coran notice that his stats or vitals or whatever have significantly changed. When Lance comes out of the healing pod he’s faced with his worried team confronting him about it, but he tries to blow it off bc it’s embarrassing, you know?

He’s already the least talented one of the team, and he can sometimes be annoying, and they have so many other things to worry about that are much more important (finding Pidge’s family, whatever tf is going on with Keith being an alien, freeing planets from Galra rule, etc.) than whatever is going on with his head.

He tries to explain this to the team but they’re like that’s not true Lance, you’re our friend and a valuable part of Voltron. Cue team bonding and Allura and Coran working to create something to stabilize Lance’s mood and fix the damage caused by using the healing pod so often. And Lance feels accepted and secure of his place on the team and they save the universe and everything is okay in the end.

Also insert whatever ship you want but I request Klance bc it gives me life.

(Ig @ witchywillows)

Crafted a spell bottle yesterday to help me focus on school and make it to graduation intact. Ingredients below.
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• Cinnamon(memory/mood stabilizer)

• sea salt (protection)

• rosemary (mental power/confidence/memory)

• basil (peace/success)

• oats (prosperity)

• lavender (peace, clarity)

• pine needles (inner strength, willpower, wisdom)

• 2 drops tea tree oil (clarity of mind)

• ashes from a sigil I made.

• Sealed with yellow wax to promote knowledge and positivity.

Meds n Stuff

first of all, everyone responds to meds differently so this is just my experience with these medications, but I thought it may be helpful.

Zyprexa- worked very well for my hallucinations and mood stability, however I gained over 50 pounds while on it without changing my eating routine.

Prozac- my best buddy. sometimes makes me a bit manic if the dosage is too high, but overall has “cured” my OCD symptoms and helps with anxiety a ton.

Latuda- I was only on it for about a week and a half and I was constantly throwing up and felt even more depressed than before.

Klonopin- mildly helps with anxiety and sleep but I have such a high tolerance to the stuff that I’d only really notice a difference if you didn’t give it to me.

Xanax- similar to Klonopin, much faster acting, but less long lasting.

Abilify- I know a lot of people hate it, but for me it works to a degree and I’m on the maximum dosage. It doesn’t stop all of my hallucinations, but it’s so much less severe than before that I’d say t’s doing a good job. As for mood stability, I can’t say it does much for that.

Restoril- good for sleep and panic attacks.

Minipress- amazing for nightmares (especially trauma related), if you have nightmares please tell your psych and ask for minipress. Only downside is it lowers your blood pressure so it makes you kinda dizzy, but ideally you’ll be asleep during this time so that doesn’t really matter.

Lithium- I have a love/hate relationship with lithium. It sure as hell stabilized my mood, but at what cost? I was flat and emotionless and just wanted to feel something. That was why I stopped taking it. 

I hope that helped somebody, please discuss your experiences with these and other medications that I didn’t mention! 

[EDIT] as requested, my diagnosis is schizoaffective bipolar type, borderline personality disorder, OCD, PTSD, and other various anxiety disorders.