and today in things i didn't know i wanted

How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: Don’t talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works.

Don’t say anything if she’s lost weight. Don’t say anything if she’s gained weight.

If you think your daughter’s body looks amazing, don’t say that. Here are some things you can say instead:

“You look so healthy!” is a great one.

Or how about, “You’re looking so strong.”

“I can see how happy you are — you’re glowing.”

Better yet, compliment her on something that has nothing to do with her body.

Don’t comment on other women’s bodies either. Nope. Not a single comment, not a nice one or a mean one.

Teach her about kindness towards others, but also kindness towards yourself.

Don’t you dare talk about how much you hate your body in front of your daughter, or talk about your new diet. In fact, don’t go on a diet in front of your daughter. Buy healthy food. Cook healthy meals. But don’t say, “I’m not eating carbs right now.” Your daughter should never think that carbs are evil, because shame over what you eat only leads to shame about yourself.

Encourage your daughter to run because it makes her feel less stressed. Encourage your daughter to climb mountains because there is nowhere better to explore your spirituality than the peak of the universe. Encourage your daughter to surf, or rock climb, or mountain bike because it scares her and that’s a good thing sometimes.

Help your daughter love soccer or rowing or hockey because sports make her a better leader and a more confident woman. Explain that no matter how old you get, you’ll never stop needing good teamwork. Never make her play a sport she isn’t absolutely in love with.

Prove to your daughter that women don’t need men to move their furniture.

Teach your daughter how to cook kale.

Teach your daughter how to bake chocolate cake made with six sticks of butter.

Pass on your own mom’s recipe for Christmas morning coffee cake. Pass on your love of being outside.

Maybe you and your daughter both have thick thighs or wide ribcages. It’s easy to hate these non-size zero body parts. Don’t. Tell your daughter that with her legs she can run a marathon if she wants to, and her ribcage is nothing but a carrying case for strong lungs. She can scream and she can sing and she can lift up the world, if she wants.

Remind your daughter that the best thing she can do with her body is to use it to mobilize her beautiful soul.

—  Sarah Koppelkam (x)
Houses as things I overheard while hiking
  • Gryffindor: "I went off the trail and scaled a steep cliff by accident but the view was amazing. Worth dying for? I don't know, because I didn't so I want to say yes."
  • Hufflepuff: "Stop hopping? You're the one who told me to be one with nature. So I'm a bunny. Hop hop hop."
  • Ravenclaw: "I learned something about myself today. I learned that my body can undergo a lot more torture than I ever expected."
  • Slytherin: "I would totally do this again, but I'm not into self endangerment or masochism. I've had enough exercise to last a lifetime, thanks."

*wipes 4 gallons of sweat off my forehead* hey guys guess who’s back and spent one and a half days planning and making something so trashy you won’t believe it. it’s a gem au!! i made as many fusions as i could before i physically died on my tablet (with shiro for scale, of course) and tried to feature everyone (apart from corran, sorry buddy) at least once! if you want to see some other fusion, though, hit up my inbox >vo+. have a nice….er….morning, everyone!

The signs as things Ruki has said on the radio
  • Aries: *to Kai* I write a lot of songs about my frustration with your MCs.
  • Taurus: what y'all eat today
  • Gemini: *finishes reading mail* I didn't get any of that
  • Cancer: When I was a kid I...I wanted rice...I wanted carbs...
  • Leo: When I watch a movie and it wasn't interesting, I experience trauma.
  • Virgo: ...*mumbles* shvved psssy
  • Libra: I'm fine being unemployed if my girlfriend wants to pay my bills tbh
  • Scorpio: You know what's even scarier than ghosts? Living humans.
  • Sagittarius: *pen clicking incessantly*
  • Capricorn: I want more extreme questions. Ask your mom to pick between your dad and another man.
  • Aquarius: The worst is when...girls uh, bend down know...they got their underwear...and it's sticking out around their hips...what do you do ???

anonymous asked:

how do i give directions to a blind person? earlier today a blind man asked me if he was on the right track to his destination / how to get somewhere and i got completely confused because i'm not good with directions and words without using gestures and i didn't want to annoy him or make him uncomfortable by being completely flustered

Oh that’s OK! Hopefully this can help you out a bit.

Generally, you do want to avoid gesturing and saying things like “that way“ and “over there.“ You want to give more precise directions such as to the left, or right, or use cardinal directions if you know them (north, south, east, west). You can also sometimes use sort of clock face directions, like “At 3 o’clock”etc.

You will also want to use things like landmarks and numbers. Say somebody’s asking you where a certain street is. One thing you could say is how many blocks the street is in a certain direction. Or if you were in a shopping center and the person is asking for directions to a specific place within the line of shops, you can use things like how many doors down it is or certain landmarks, like just passed the store that has the big ramp in front or the one in front of the mailbox. And again, numbers of streets to cross until the person gets there can help, or if it’s a shopping center, numbers of those little alleyway breaks between chunks of stores. Things like overhangs and ground material changes can also help, like if the floor changes from concrete to bricks just before or after the store the person is looking for, or if they will want to go all the way to the end of the tunnel/overhang thing defined the place they are looking for. These kinds of landmarks can be used indoors or outdoors.

If you’re inside a building, you can tell them how many haoles they will have to pass on a certain side before they reach the destination they’re looking for. You can also use audible landmarks such as music playing from somewhere or maybe the sound of a lake can be used to help orient the person to the direction that they should face to reach the place they’re looking for. In training, we often use things like “put the traffic on your right and keep going until you find the bus shelter, and the restaurant will be the door right past it.“

Hopefully this helps!

anyone who says weight loss is as simple as ‘eating less’ has never had a significant amount of weight to lose

anonymous asked:

Sorry if this is random but I really want to thank you. Three years ago I really didn't know what I wanted to do with my life, I'd been doing art at 6th form and had hated it, fine art wasn't my thing. Then I found your blog, and started reading tpoh, and I was crazy inspired and excited and decided I wanted to be an animator like you. Today I graduated with a first and I've got an internship with a big animation company.

woah! congratulations, and I am so so happy if I was in some way able to help you on your journey- I hope you have a wonderful time and well done for all your hard work, you must have really blown people away (a first?! hot diggity dog), thanks for sharing this lovely story with me, and maybe one day I’ll be able to congratulate you in person!

anonymous asked:

What do you do when a coworker insists on being a jerk to you? I know he might think he is funny,but he has jabbed me in the side "jokingly" (it hurt) and has insulted me about my weight and has said vaguely possibly threatening things to me? I'm normally okay with insults and things like that from friends but I barely know him. And my GM knows I'm uncomfortable with him. I don't want to have to ask to not work shifts with him. and I've stood up to him today (kinda) and it didn't really stop him

seto’s personal trashy update

my last day of vacation is tomorrow, these 3 weeks i’ve been animating for the islands MAP, watched hours and hours of gameplays, read the entire snk manga, and watched anime

i’m a productive child


“You know today we kind of fast forwarded through a shidduch.”
“What is that?”
“It’s an orthodox thing. It’s when you go on a series of dates and you talk about big things like morals and values and by the end of it, you’ll know if you’re compatible or not.”
“I am going say we didn’t pass with flying colours.”
“No, we did not but it didn’t make me want to be with you any less.”

Maggie and Sydney having opposing views but still decide to be together - Saving Hope 5x10

Jin is in the V+ chat saying his self esteem is higher and it just makes me so happy; not only because he’s happier, but also because he’s able to fight through his down times and come out on the other side and say things are better now, and that’s just so inspirational. Jin is out there working on himself and working with his issues, and that makes me want to do the same in my own life, and I’m so thankful for him every day.  

anonymous asked:

So this guy and I have been seeing each other for a while. My mom doesn't know but she knows him. Anyhoos today we met up with each other to chill. The only thing that chilled were my clothes which we off pretty soon. We grinded on each other and make out a lot. I got pretty hot and heavy. He even ate me out twice even though I didn't want him to at first. And now I'm here just sitting having a play by play of what happened and getting soaked all over again... Sigh... It needs to happen again

anonymous asked:

hi ari! i came out to my brother today things didn't go so well but i wanted to thank you for giving me the courage to!!


I’m sorry it didn’t go well, but I’m really glad that you were able to tell him something so important to you. I hope you’re safe and loved and have other people you can rely on (either online or in real life) who will support you for everything that you are <3

(Online friendships are amazing! Some of my very best friends are people I haven’t met in real life.)

I don’t know if this will make you feel better, but the first time I came out to a family member (my mum) she told me that while she loves me no matter what, I was definitely going through a phase and I’d get over it (and also I shouldn’t tell anyone else in the family).

Needless to say that wasn’t the response I was hoping for (though it was actually the response I’d been expecting) and it made me feel kind of crappy.

But my mum’s since come round (her response, I think, was mostly a matter of ignorance and misplaced concern about my own well-being) and maybe your brother will too. People can learn and change! And if the people you care about don’t change, well, as awful as that is, never forget that there are heaps of people out there who are like you and who will support you 100%. We’ve got your back :)

Sooo I had a dream, where S/O is a daemon, but not fully frantic, I can’t piece it together at the moment, but want to get these few scenes out the way to see if I could work something out of it, or just abandon, and why not today as it’s Halloween!  You know Deamons spoopy things, figured it might work… ( ⚆ _ ⚆ )

So set up, Noctis’s girlfriend goes missing, only to be found by the guys a week later, unconscious but as a daemon. Not wanting to just kill her they instead bring her back to the Citadel where they keep her in a dungeon room, yet are attempting to rehabilitate her. Noctis’s daemon girlfriend is unaware of who they are, the first scene is taken about a week after they find her.


She ducked down as the small blonde one, she recalled the blue eyes one calling him Prompto?, yes Prompto was sitting on the other side of the bars, he was always flashing his fangless teeth at her when he bought her that yummy water, but still, he might have been a danger.

“Hey, you feeling better today?” He asked, sliding the ‘cup’ as they called it between the bars to her. “Noct’s really worried about you, but don’t worry, we’ll figure out what’s wrong and how to bring you back to normal.”

She slowly reached out, wrapping both her hands around the cup, pulling it to her nose, it didn’t seem poisoned. She took a drink, it tastes the same as yesterday extremely yummy. Quickly tilting it back as she swallowed a large amount of the water turning her eyes to Prompto.

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Heya !

I just wanted to tell you guys that I won’t be there until wednesday~ 
There’s a screening of Warcraft and Q&A with Duncan Jones in London next week and I thought it’d be a good occasion to pay a visit to one of my favorite cities~ ♡ 

I just wanted to say this here cause I don’t wan’t to worry anyone if I can’t reply to messages for a few days~ ! If you write to me, I’ll be very happy to read and reply as soon as I’m back ! (Maybe I’ll check with my phone when I can too -w- ) 
(Again, if your message wasn’t answered yet, don’t worry, it’s probably because I’m drawing something to go with it and it takes a bit of time~ ! I read and love all of them !)

I’ll miss you guys, and I’ll miss drawing Khadgrin x3 !! But I’ll be back with more things to draw, fufufu -w-

The Snape Dialogues: Our New Celebrity
  • Time: Harry's first year, after that first Potions class before dinner
  • Place: Gryffindor common room
  • Students: Harry, Ron and Hermione sit around a square, low table where they are doing their homework - Hermione is studious but Harry is brooding, and Ron is doodling
  • Hermione: You've been studying the flames in the fire forever, Harry. What are you thinking of?
  • Harry: Potions.
  • Ron: *looks up* Snape hates you mate.
  • Hermione: *indignant* He does not, Ron!
  • Ron: Yes he does, Hermione. He was picking on Harry all through class and if looks could... *Harry is standing, stares a bit more in decision* Harry?
  • Harry: I have to go talk to Professor Snape. I'll meet you later at dinner. *before Ron can stop him or Hermione can protest he has gone through the portrait door, and vanished*
  • Place: Down in the dungeons, Professor Snape's Office.
  • Snape: *glances up from his paperwork as there is a knock on his door* Come. *as the door opens he is surprised to see that annoying first year Gryffindor that has plagued his thoughts since the boy's impending arrival* Potter...
  • Harry: I'm sorry to bother you, Professor Snape, but I think we need to talk.
  • Snape: *points to one of two ladder-back wooden chairs in front of his desk - Harry sits then squirms to find a comfortable place* Stop fidgeting, Potter. That chair offers no comfort to my visitors. Now, why have you interrupted me?
  • Harry: *hesitates as he clasps his fingers tautly in his lap* I'm not a bad student, Professor Snape. *the older wizard does not answer other than a raised eyebrow which tells Harry his teacher does not believe him* I know I couldn't answer anything in class but... *lifts his book bag to his lap and starts rummaging around in it then takes out his Potions notebook - he pushes it across the desk* First page, Sir. It's new.... uhm... please look?
  • Snape: *picks up the notebook and flips the cover to reveal the first page - Harry has written upon it with somewhat blotchy letters but a steady hand* That is my speech word for word. Did someone write this down for you, Potter?
  • Harry: *sighs and shakes his head* No, Sir, that's my writing. Your speech was brilliant and I wanted to remember it.
  • Snape: Indeed. *closes the notebook and puts it down upon the surface of his desk* Then perhaps you will enlighten me as to why you had not read the first chapter of today's lesson.
  • Harry: *hesitates and shifts even though nothing can make him feel comfortable - the Potions Master simply waits - finally he speaks in a soft voice* My... wouldn't... read...
  • Snape: *scowls* Potter, speak up or I will send you away for wasting my time.
  • Harry: *nods nervously, then blurts* My Uncle wouldn't let me read any of my textbooks. He locked them in the basement after I came home from Diagon Alley.
  • Snape: That sounds a bit extreme. Were you being punished for some infraction, Potter.
  • Harry: *knows that his teacher is thinking the worst of him* Always, Professor Snape. My relatives don't like me and they like magic even less. Headmaster Dumbledore sent my aunt and uncle a note with my letter telling them I had to go but they still tried to stop that from happening.
  • Snape: *leans forward and puts his elbows upon the surface of his desk - he is intrigued, now* Tell me, Mr. Potter, of the day Hagrid was sent to fetch you to take you to Diagon Alley.
  • Harry: *shifts again, coughs once nervously, and is surprised to find a glass of water hovering in front of him - he takes it and drinks* Thank you, Sir. *a wave of his teacher's hand and the water is Vanished* Well, when the first letter for me showed up by owl my Uncle burned it. It just kind of exploded at that point. By the end of the day there were lots of owls outside the house and letters were exploding through the windows and down the chimney. My uncle grabbed me and my cousin and we got in the car where Uncle Vernon drove us all the way to the ocean and rented us a tiny cabin practically out in the ocean. Aunt Petunia was sure no one would find us and my cousin and I were sent to bed. *he drew in a deep breath and then related how he woke at midnight to celebrate his birthday and then Hagrid arrived, yelled at his aunt and uncle, gave Dudley a pigtail, and took him away to London* Diagon Alley was just brilliant, Sir! *he smiles*
  • Snape: For any first year, be they Muggle-born or wizard-born it is a truly magical sight, Mr. Potter. Now, relate to me what happened when you returned home.
  • Harry: *sighs knowing he would have to reveal things he didn't even want to think about* Uncle Vernon locked me in my cupboard and locked my new trunk and all of my stuff in the basement. Hedwig, my owl, got away and I think she flew to Hogwarts. So, you see I would have read all of my textbooks just like Hermione did but... I couldn't.
  • Snape: You had a few hours before classes began today, Mr. Potter. Why did you not read anything in that time?
  • Harry: *fidgeting once more* I don't want to get my new friend in trouble.
  • Snape: *sits back and unclasps his hands* Then, there is no more to say, Potter...
  • Harry: *grimaces* Fine! All right... I was going to read some of my textbooks and Hermione even suggested I could read with her but Ron took my books and hid them and told me we didn't have to do anything until we got homework. Please don't punish Ron, Sir, he'll stop being my friend.
  • Snape: *peers at the boy* And, that is important to you, is it not? Having your friends. *Harry nods miserably - sure that Ron will never be friends with him again* Technically, your friend is correct in that you really need not do anything before the formal start of term. *leans slightly forward* However, we teachers suggest that you prepare for classes before term starts which is one of the reasons we send your letters a month in advance of the term's start. *Harry is about to interrupt but his teacher holds up his hand* Yes, Mr. Potter, I do understand that your guardians were averse to you even having your Hogwarts things near. And, I should like to understand more about this 'cupboard' of yours.
  • Harry: *looks down at clasped hands* Uhm... you heard me say that out loud, huh?
  • Snape: *smirks* My hearing is quite good, Mr. Potter. The 'cupboard' issue aside for now, allow me to ask you this... if you liked my speech before class, what did you hope Potions would be like before you attended.
  • Harry: *brightens* Well, that's real magic, isn't it? Hermione told me that Potions isn't just stirring a bunch of ingredients together. It's using your own magic to make the potion what it is. I told her it was like the Chemistry I saw on television. It's science. It's discovering how to make neat things to help others. *deflates visibly* It... uhm... sorta doesn't seem that way now.
  • Snape: *rises from his desk* Follow me, Mr. Potter.
  • Harry: *obediently and curiously follows his teacher through an inner door to the Potions classroom - the Potions Master indicates to the Boy-Who-Lived to sit at his work table while he Summons a book from his desk* This is Daimon Grayling's Book of Potions. It contains recipes for a variety of potions I use beyond the textbooks in all of my classes. I should like you to turn to page 94, Mr. Potter.
  • Harry: *takes the book, notes that it is stained and well-worn, and then he turns to the requested page* Hush-A-Bye Elixir. It sounds pretty. What does it do?
  • Snape: It was created by a young Hogwarts student for her NEWTs in 1977 and it is intended to be a gentle sleep aid for colicky babies. I would like for you to brew it, perfectly, without my input. All the ingredients are in the cabinet and the recipe details precisely what you need to do as you are brewing. I have lesson plans to go over so I will be at my desk. Only call upon me if you are in serious need of help. Begin, Mr. Potter.
  • Harry: *watches as the professor leaves his side so he reads the recipe, picks up the book, and gathers the ingredients he will need - soon he is brewing*
  • Time: An Hour later
  • Harry: *a smile fills his face as his potion fades from a muddy blue to a soft - pillowy - blue*
  • Snape: Very good, Mr. Potter.
  • Harry: *his head jerks up - he was not expecting his teacher behind him* I did it, Professor Snape.
  • Snape: *actually smiles - sort of* Indeed, Mr. Potter. You did acceptably well.
  • Harry: *beams and looks at his potion* Thank you, Sir. Uhm... Professor? I know I've never heard of her but who was it that created this potion?
  • Snape: *sighs wistfully* A very talented potions student, Mr. Potter. Her name was Lily Evans. *Harry's jaw drops, and his teacher stretches out a finger to tap the boy's mouth closed* Your mother, Mr. Potter. *he hands the happily shocked student a note and Harry takes it slowly* You have missed dinner. This gives you permission to receive your meal in your common room. Clean up and then you are dismissed, Mr. Potter. *returns to his desk*
  • Harry: *quickly cleans his work table and then bottles the potion then takes it to his teacher* Can anyone use this potion, Professor Snape?
  • Snape: *takes the large bottle* I will put the Hush-A-Bye into single dose ampoules which I will send to Slug & Jiggers in your name. That should provide you with a tidy allowance for whatever you wish to use the gold for.
  • Harry: *beyond over-joyed* Thank you, Sir. Uhm... yeah... really... thank you! *turns and trots to the door of the classroom but then he stops, turns, and turns a serious expression upon his face* You aren't going to change towards me in class and stuff, aren't you, Professor?
  • Snape: *shakes his head slowly* I cannot change, Mr. Potter. However, you are invited to bring questions and concerns to me before dinner. Use a Disillusionment Charm, though, and no one shall ever know.
  • Harry: *nods - and then leaves*
  • Snape: *studies the potion then looks towards the closed door* I will know about your 'cupboard' next time, Mr. Potter.

anonymous asked:

Ok ok. Can i just tell you about this thing that happened today? So i was sitting with my friends brother, getting tea (we hang out during lunch breaks sometimes) and we kinda started talking music and i showed himbts. And he was full on fanboying ("omg this is so good,they're so beautiful") his co-worker sits next to him and goes" dude ,didn't know u want to fuck dudes" and the guy shrugs and goes " just because i appreciate art, doesnt mean i wanna fuck it. Not sure you can relate". I choked.