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Well Howdy.

There’s a lot of you here, so I guess it’s time for a Quick Introduction!

Name: Gallus

Age: 28

Pronouns: They/Them.  I identify as Genderqueer and Bisexual.

I live in Colorado with my Fiance and beautiful Dog child, Charlie.  I’m working on a Bachelor of Art and my Art Blog is @gallusdrawseverything.  I post a bit at random but I DO read all asks and notes sent to me, and I appreciate all of them.

I’m currently Unemployed due to the poor local economy and health issues, but I DO take Art Comissions (send me an ask if you’re interested and we’ll work out the Details!)  and REALLY appreciate everyone who donates to my Tip Jar

I have ADHD, Bipolar, Anxiety, Memory Problems and C-PTSD.  So if I don’t respond to you, it’s almost certainly a low-spoon day/week for me.  If you ever have concerns about something I’ve said, please feel free to send me an ask and we can talk it over.

Tags I use, if you want to block/follow them:  
Family Lore” for the weird histories
Seattle Bites” for the Cryptid novel 
Tonight’s Dinner Is” is for food I make because posting that I’ve made dinner is an excellent way for em to make sure I *do* eat dinner.
Meme Me” for memes/answering asks
Charleston Chew” is my Dog 

I tag for most commonly triggering topics but if you need something in particular ask and I’ll do my best to remember.  If you get bored with me, don’t like my content or whatever, feel free to unfollow of block me at any time! Your health and safety always come first!

Thank you all, and I hope you have a good time!

anyone who dissociates semi-constantly, please avoid traditional mindfulness

I have now been told by two mental health professionals in two days that under NO CIRCUMSTANCES EVER am I to practice traditional Mindfulness exercises

Apparently ‘feeling like I’m dissolving’ and also that ‘I’m rising out of my body’, and being passing-out-exhausted afterwards, are all the complete OPPOSITE of what’s meant to happen

Who knew???

But seriously - this is something that apparently happens to people who are low-key (or not so low-key) disassociating semi-constantly, and is really really not good for you. So if you’re one of those people, like me! then there are other forms of mindfulness that may be more appropriate for you - specifically touch/sensation based, rather than the guided-thinking, breath- and sensory-focusing exercises that make up traditional mindfulness programs/exercises. Talk to your local health care professional if at all possible. 

But basically, if you know you have issues with disassociation, and somebody recommends a mindfulness program to you, BRING UP THE FACT THAT YOU DISASSOCIATE. Because normal mindfulness can be super bad for you. There ARE apparently mindfulness programs that can be helpful, but they have to be catered to the disassociation. So.

Please bear that in mind, everybody.

Guess Which 4 Groups Would Be Disproportionately Hurt by "Defunding" Planned Parenthood
Hint: It’s not the old, rich, white men, trying to shut Planned Parenthood down.

Legislation to “defund” Planned Parenthood will hit  people who rely on federal insurance and public health programs. That’s largely people who already face barriers to  accessing health care as people with low incomes, people of color, people who live in rural areas — who make up the majority of Planned Parenthood’s patients. Meanwhile, the impact of “defunding” Planned Parenthood on people in the LGBT community and whose identities intersect would be particularly acute.

So, it’s anti-abortion politicians like these who want to take basic health care away from people like these.

Impact of “Defund” on People With Low Incomes

With the aim of shutting Planned Parenthood down completely, national “defund” legislation would close health center doors to at least 60% of Planned Parenthood’s patients — those who use public programs like Medicaid (the government-funded insurance plan for people with low incomes) and Title X (the government-funded family planning program, which helps people with low incomes).

Of course, public programs are already prohibited from covering abortion. “Defunding” keeps people who use public programs from getting preventive reproductive and sexual health services like birth control, STD tests, breast cancer screenings, and family planning education at Planned Parenthood health centers. Many of these patients couldn’t get these services anywhere else — and, like we said, many of them are people with low incomes, people of color, and people who live in rural areas.

Impact of “Defund” on People of Color

People of color in the U.S. are less able to access quality health care due to the intersecting consequences of racism, sexism, classism, xenophobia, and other systemic barriers. So, they’re more likely to rely on federally funded programs to access health care.

The Black Community

“Defunding” Planned Parenthood would be devastating to Black communities. Key points:

  • Of the 2.5 million people who rely on Planned Parenthood for health care every year, 370,000 identify as African American or Black.
  • Among nonelderly Americans on Medicaid, 11 million are Black.

If they were prevented from accessing Planned Parenthood, many Black patients would have no other place to go for the services Planned Parenthood provides.

This harmful legislation wouldn’t just keep Black patients from getting care – it would undermine their ability to obtain full reproductive freedom. Too often, Planned Parenthood is the only health care provider many patients access. That means their care is more than just reproductive health services – Planned Parenthood connects patients with resources to improve other areas of their lives.

The Latino Community

“Defunding” Planned Parenthood would be devastating to the Latino community. Key points:

  • Around 575,000 Latinos come to Planned Parenthood health centers annually (nearly a quarter of Planned Parenthood’s patients).
  • Among the nonelderly Americans on Medicaid, 18 million are Latino.
  • If they were prevented from accessing Planned Parenthood, Latino patients may have no other place to go for the services it provides.

Planned Parenthood sees patients regardless of immigration status and is one of the only places undocumented people can turn to for care. Given that the majority of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are Latino, “defunding” legislation would have a disproportionate impact on them.

What’s more, “defunding” would put two crucial Planned Parenthood programs at risk of disappearing: Raíz, which helps Latinos access health care and sex education, and Promotores de Salud, which brings reproductive health education into Latino homes and community-gathering locations.

Impact of “Defund” on People in Rural Areas

If patients who rely on public programs are blocked from care at Planned Parenthood, many would have nowhere else to go. There simply aren’t enough other reproductive health care providers out there. In areas where other providers do exist, many don’t take patients who rely on public health programs. Key points:

  • 21% of counties have no safety-net family planning alternative should their local Planned Parenthood health center close.
  • More than half of Planned Parenthood’s health centers are located in rural and underserved communities.
  • More than two thirds of states already report difficulty ensuring enough providers for Medicaid.
  • Providers of ob-gyn care who accept Medicaid, such as Planned Parenthood, are in particularly short supply.

Impact of “Defund” on the LGBTQ Community

“Defunding” Planned Parenthood also would negatively impact LGBTQ health. Members of the LGBT community face greater health challenges than their heterosexual peers because of stigma and discrimination. People in the LGBTQ community who also are people of color, or have low incomes, or who live in rural areas — or whose identities intersect — have even more obstacles to reproductive health services. For example, LGBTQ people of color face particularly high rates of discrimination from medical providers, and systemic harassment.

Planned Parenthood understands that LGBTQ people have the right to safe abortion services, access to contraceptives, STD testing and a range of other health services free from stigma, discrimination or coercion. Losing Planned Parenthood would lose this safe space for LGBTQ people seeking basic health care.

Say It Loud: #IStandWithPP

If anti-abortion politicians “defund” Planned Parenthood, shut down its health centers, and block its 2.5 million patients from care, a national health disaster would ensue — and the groups mentioned in this blog would be hurt the most. Take a stand against cutting them off from care. Take action to stand with Planned Parenthood and its patients!

I FINALLY found the miracle noodles at my local health foods store!!!

They’re 0 CALORIES. This will literally be a life saver. I can eat basically as many as I want and be full (tho I’m probably gonna keep it minimal too) and they’re vegan and everything. Ramen and miso soup are my favorite things to make and can be super low cal as long as you’re choosey about the veggies you add it can be really really filling for not a lot of calories. IM SO EXCITED

They come in a fettuccini style noodle too, but I got this one for ramen and miso soup!♥️ 🍜✨

Mad Love, Darling.

Originally posted by visual-17

pairing: psycho!wonwoo x psychologist!fem reader
words: 4078
warnings: violence, smut
a/n: thanks for request wedomaatter! the ‘’scenario’’ is nearly a fic with the length (oops!) but here ya go! when i read it i thought of joker x harley?? so im sorry if its not what you since i didnt really know how to write push and pull… and somehow smut ended up in it uhm.. yea

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Chewing Gum Magick

Yes, I am fully aware of how stupid that might sound. “Chewing gum magick? There’s no way that’s a thing” might be running through your head right now. But it can totally be a thing and a very easy way to work magick into everyday life in a subtle way.

Cinnamon: This is my personal favorite, and is very good for attraction (love), business, concentration, creativity, divination, healing, heartbreak, lust, general magick, purification, security, visions and wealth among other things.

I would chew cinnamon gum before a date, a creative project, a presentation, or at work. Also consider chewing it after dealing with a particularly stressful person or situation.

Grape: Grape gum can be chewed to encourage abundance, charity, fertility, inspiration, money, and prosperity.

This is another good gum to chew before a job interview or at work.

Lemon: Lemon gum always helps me feel awake, and is really good for things like anxiety relief, business, grief, healing (especially emotional), love (to be open to), money, stress relief, and success.

I would recommend enchanting a pack of lemon gum (ice breakers has some good lemon-flavored gum) for helping* combat anxiety disorders and even depression. This would also be very good after an especially rough heartbreak or going on a date after a bit of a “dry spell”.

Peppermint: Peppermint should be chewed to help awaken your senses, bring inner calm, overcome challenges, aid in concentration, encourage more energy, help with healing and purification, encouraging love, attracting money, releasing stress, and strength.

Ok, obviously every chewing gum is probably good for work or money. Peppermint gum is very similar to lemon, and a good substitute for it.

Raspberry: This is a really good chewing gum for somebody who wants to encourage love, work beauty magick, attract optimism, needs protective energy (especially in pregnancy, but I don’t know what is safe for pregnant people to have, so be careful?), security with yourself, and trust.

Yes yes yes. I am not a big fan of raspberry stuff but I love the beauty magick potential in raspberry chewing gum and just the feminine aspect. If you have a very girlie-thing to be up to or want to channel feminine energy (looking at you trans and non-binary pals), chew this gum!

Spearmint: spearmint is good for things such as aggression, inner calm, concentration, danger, healing, love, luck, money, mental power, protection, purification, and stimulation.

Chew spearmint gum if maybe you are a little too passive and have a tendency to get used like a doormat, or just need a boost with your luck.

Also, mint gum of any kind is good for traveling and protection while doing so. Keep and enchanted pack in your car or bag for some extra help.

Strawberry: Strawberry can be used for things like beauty, desire, friendship, harmony, attracting love, relationships, sensuality and relieving stress.

This is the perfect gum to chew while on a date or before! Or share a pack with your best friend after a quarrel to bring harmony back into the relationship.

*I in no way encourage you to use magick as a substitute to actual medical care from a medical professional. If you need help, please contact your local mental health center or hospital.

We’re back! We had a great time camping. And we had a chance to do a little shopping on our trip back. I bought myself these llovely llama towels. :) I’ve spent my entire adult life thus far using hand me downs or gifts, so I thought it would be nice to have something that will make me smile every time I see it. (Even when doing laundry! :P) I figure that’s got to be good for the mental health.

I got my period but I’m still worried that I’m pregnant. Help!

Someone asked us:

Hey, about 4 months ago I was messing around with my BF and I touched his penis and I am 100% sure I didn’t have any load of liquid or semen on my hands but my hand was a little damp, after this I touched my vagjnas lips over the underwear I had on. Since then I have had 4 periods that seemed to be very normal but I cannot stop thinking that I am pregnant and it’s making me crazy

It sounds like you’ve been worrying about being pregnant for a long time. I’m glad you wrote to us. It may reassure you to hear that based on what you’ve written here about getting your period and not having had sex, it’s highly unlikely that you’re pregnant. If you want to be certain, you can always pick up a pregnancy test (at the drugstore or at your local Planned Parenthood health center).

But the fact that you’re still concerned, despite your very low risk, is worth thinking through. You might feel better if you ask yourself things like:

  • How ready (or not ready) am I to have sex at this point in my life?
  • How will I get birth control and condoms to protect myself if and when I do have sex?
  • What would I do if I ever had an unintended pregnancy?
  • What would make me feel less anxious about having an unintended pregnancy?

You can always talk to your nurse or doctor or the staff at your local Planned Parenthood health center about your concerns. They can talk with you about birth control, safer sex, and other ways you can take control of your sexual and reproductive health.

-Mylanie at Planned Parenthood

Caesarean sections are a surgical procedure typically carried out by professionals within the setting of a sterile hospital, however there have been established cases of successful self-inflicted caesarean sections. When attempts at this procedure are made by the mother it typically results in her death, the death of the child, or the death of both. However 5 documented cases of both the child and the mother surviving.  

Inés Ramírez Pérez is one of the best known cases of a successful self-inflicted section. In 2000 Pérez, who lived in a remote village in Mexico, went into labor. The nearest hospital was 8 hours away by car, her labor was excruciatingly painful and had been going on for 12 hours. She took three small shots of hard liquor, took a knife, and made a 6.7 inch vertical incision down her abdomen to the right of her naval - the cut stretched from just below her ribs to her pubic area. It took her an hour but she eventually managed to reach inside her own uterus and pull her baby free, before cutting the umbilical cord. She bandaged her wound with clothes and sent one of her sons to find help. A local health care assistant sewed her wound shut, and 16 hours later she was at the hospital receiving a surgical repair. While she did cause a small amount of damage to her intestines during the procedure both her and her child made a complete recovery. Pérez was exceptionally lucky having not contracted an infection, bled to death, passed out from shock or cut through her intestines.

In a review of auto-caesarean section cases in the journal of Women’s Mental Health they found that obstructed labor was one of the most common motivations for someone performing a caesarean section on themselves, and other motivations included severe mental illness and attempts to kill the foetus.

At Your Service - Jughead Jones

request where the reader is dating jughead & has a service dog bc of her anxiety and none of them know, bc she never brings him anywhere, until they go to her house unexpectedly one day and they see her with the dog and she tells them why she has him and jug is kinda upset that he didn’t noticed and she tells them that she didn’t want them to treat her differently so she hid it and just a bunch of fluff between them

Had to do a little research for this once because I’ll be honest, I didn’t actually know service dogs for anxiety were a thing, but IT’S AWESOME! Hope I did it well!

Jughead x Reader

Warnings: - teensy bit of swearing <3

Words:  3,361 (they’re getting longer fam)

In memory of my dog Pebbles (2006-2013)

You hadn’t been in the best place before you’d moved to Riverdale a few years ago. You had faced constantly bullies at your old school, who would use anything whether it be your appearance or your broken family as a reason to taunt you. Your brother had been arrested thanks to drugs when you were 11, causing the existing tension between your parents to grow. They had split a year later, and all the stress had began to pile up.

When you moved away with your Dad out of town, you’d felt even worse about leaving your Mum behind. You hadn’t seen her since.

You began to have issues sleeping, endless nights spent staring up at the ceiling in panic. Frequent headaches and a loss of appetite took your issues to your local health provider. You just needed to know that you weren’t going crazy here, that the rest of your life wasn’t going to be consumed in fear, uneasiness and self-doubt.

That was the moment where you were diagnosed with ‘Generalised Anxiety Disorder’.

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Homemade all-natural bath bomb and plant salve recipes with finished products~! For my bath bombs I used bergamot oil and the salve is made with fresh jewelweed.

*citric acid is the hardest thing to find out of both of these, I lucked out and found mine in my local health foods store, but you can also get it online, in garden stores, and sometimes at grocery stores

anonymous asked:

I understand for the most part what you guys are but what is your core basis? You guys are just in Europe?

At the moment we are operated from within western Europe.

But, we are not a Movement. 

We are preaching to be a lifestyle, a medium for a certain way of thinking. Our idea is to reshape/rewire the brain (and body) of anyone willing to follow in our path.

Nearly any Nationalist news-source is being really pessimistic about common day Europe. We on the other hand view this decline as an opportunity to strengthen ourselves and our people.

Pointing fingers and blaming others for our shortcomings and being defeatist about the whole situation is a sign of weakness, a weakness our ancestors would’ve overcome but we have become docile, only reacting vaguely to materialistic stimuli. For us to become stronger again we have to follow the way of our ancestors and really ask ourselves what we can do for Europe and how we can accomplish that.

We ask our followers: “What are YOU doing to make a change?” Pick up a book for example. Start reading works from people like Codreanu, Evola, or Mosley (there’s a lot of inspirational people to name). Try and learn about your roots and where your lineage originated from. Eat healthy, pay a little extra but try to support a local instead of buying in bulk at a supermarket. Start working out, start with 20 minutes (a day) and build up your stamina. Release yourself from any mind or mood-altering substances, and become the master of your own mind and body again.

Most Nationalists nowadays write something edgy on twitter or some other forum and at the same time sit on their ass while getting fat or are browsing the internet for crap which will give them a seconds laugh while at the same time not using the same tool(s) to learn.

Question your own existence “Should i buy that new iPhone?” or “Do i want to spend more money on freemium games?”. No! By faithfully carrying on the flame of your people, your ancestors have ensured your birth. We do not have the right to stop that flame from being passed on from generation to generation.

Be the strength and change you’d wish for Europe!

We’d like to thank you for your interest and we hope this gives you some insight in our way of thinking and the goals we’d like to achieve with Scrofa Division.