our ears are ready and willing

Standing Rock was an intense and unique experience for many water protectors. While inspiring and engaging, the time at camp can also have consequences on our emotions. We may be experiencing changes in our behavior and mood as a result of our time on site. Just as we supported each other on the front lines, we need to continue providing help and caring for our relatives who have and will return home. It is normal to be experiencing symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder or other forms of emotional, physical or spiritual imbalance after what we went through.

Please know that you are not alone. Please do not hesitate to reach out for assistance, there are helping hands and listening ears, community members and healers of all types ready and willing to share with water protectors.

If you are in need of support please email:
augustina@theicariusproject.net, bryndis.njardvik@gmail.com and lollybehealing@gmail.com

We have compiled a list of people identifying as healers who have come forward to offer support and assistance to people who have been experiencing symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder and emotional imbalance as a result of their time at standing rock. They are located around the country and many can work virtually over the internet or phone, depending on the modality.

We are water protectors who feel called to provide support for our relatives emotionally, some of us as peers and some as professionals. This offering is not affiliated with the standing rock medic and healer council. Many of our relatives are struggling with mental, emotional and spiritual challenges after experiences at Standing Rock. We need to have access available for emotional well being support, mental health counseling and holistic healing opportunities to support the process of recovery and reintegration for people after camp.

We cannot verify the credibility or capabilities of these providers, they are volunteers who contacted us to offer support. We encourage people in need of support to thoroughly interview and research the providers before engaging in a therapeutic relationship (contact for examples of questions to ask). It is important to feel safe and respected, heard and listened to by a provider.

Typically it takes time to develop an effective relationship with a therapist and we encourage seekers to attend several sessions and stick with the process over time. It may take a few attempts to find the right healer and healing modality that is most helpful to you. It also requires intention, courage and strength to address and work through repercussions of such an intense experience. It takes personal responsibility to avoid unhealthy coping strategies and bravery to acknowledge when you need support. Dedication is needed to develop a routine conducive to recovery. It is essential to have faith in your own ability to heal.

We are grateful to the many people who offered services and look forward to including more in our network. We are expecting the integrity of providers to treat water protectors with respect and professionalism in their support. Cultural sensitivity is necessary, particularly to honor Native water protectors. We support holistic approaches to healing especially indigenous traditions. We are also open to including centers and communities which welcome water protectors for support.

We are working on developing a more comprehensive and indigenous centric list with the standing rock medic and healer council but that will take time and we feel it is important to make support available as soon as possible. If you want to be informed of this list when it becomes available you may also contact us.

This list is compiled by Lolly Be Healing and maintained by The Icarus Project and Lolly Bee.

If you are a provider who wants to be included on this list please contact us or stay tuned for a comment below with a link to a form to fill out.

If you are a water protector needing support, please contact us!

We are in this movement together, Standing Rock was the beginning and we are so grateful to everyone who has given so much. Everyone deserves support and healing so that we can become an even stronger community to protect the water! Mni Wiconi, Water is Life!

anonymous asked:

How would the GoM react to their s/o wanting to have sex for the first time?

i actually received a few requests similar to this, so i’ll be combining them all in one

Aomine Daiki: If Aomine is surprised that you’re the one who suggested to take your relationship with him to the next level first, he doesn’t show it. Instead, the corner of his lips curl up into a smirk, and his eyes take on an almost predatory gleam as he reaches out to hook both arms around your waist.

“You really wanna do it then? Took you long enough…but don’t worry…I’ll make sure you won’t regret this, heh." 

Kise Ryouta: Kise seems slightly startled at first, but his expression quickly turns into one of anticipation. He’d probably receive a kick to the face from Kasamatsu as a result of him mentioning it to his senpai after practice - because his basketball captain really could not care less about what went on in Kise’s love life - and he’d do a surprisingly immense amount of research and asking around for advice in order to not make his first time with you a disaster. 

Midorima Shintarou: Midorima seems more embarrassed than you, quickly looking away, averting his gaze to try and hide his rapidly flushing face from you. He’d readjust his glasses with shaky fingers in an attempt to act nonchalant, but in all honestly it’s all he can do in order to conceal his nervous excitement. 

"I-If that’s what you really want, n-nanodayo…" 

Murasakibara Atsushi: Murasakibara cocks his head to the side questioningly when you admit that you’d like to sleep with him - mistaking the term ‘sleeping with’ for literal sleeping. 

"Ehh? Why do you look so embarrassed, ____-chin? We’ve already slept together plenty of times befo -” He cuts off abruptly with a chip halfway to his lips, eyes wide when he finally realises what your words really mean, and then it’s his turn blush. 

Kuroko Tetsuya: Kuroko’s eyes widen in surprise at your bold request; he’d gently ask you if you were sure, and that he’d be more than willing to wait until you felt that you were absolutely ready. The tips of his ears turn pink when you ask him why he seemed to be reluctant, and he’d admit that it’s because he doesn’t have much experience in the bedroom. 

“I’ll do everything I can to make our first time special, ____-san." 

Akashi Seijurou: Akashi almost splutters on his rice when you casually mention it over dinner, but manages to make it seem as if he’s just clearing his throat, before turning his now almost predatory gaze on you. Reaching out across the table, he covers your hand with his, thumb gently brushing over your knuckles in an act of reassurance. 

“Do you know what that really means, ____?” Lowering his eyes with a small, knowing smile, he answers his own rhetorical question only moments later. “It means you’ll truly be mine.”

Send Up a Prayer

“Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). Prayer is not only our first line of defense against temptation of any kind, but certainly should be our instant weapon against the unexpected and sudden temptation. There is never a circumstance in life when you cannot send up a prayer to your Heavenly Father, whether it be working in the factory, walking down a busy street, bending over a dying patient, or teaching a class. God always has an ever-ready ear and a willing heart to hear and answer a call for help.

Originally posted by thewisdomtoknowthedifference

Six Months Later...

AKA how I would like to find Fitzsimmons at the beginning of Season 4. High T/Light M rating.

The first rays of mornings light streamed through the windows, basking the small bedroom in its golden light.   The room, the master bedroom of a quaint cottage on the outskirts of Perthshire, was nearly empty.  Its aged wood floors littered with wilting rose petals, spent candles, red velvet box, and a trail of clothes leading to the bed.  The lone piece of furniture in the room.  

It was an antique, iron, distressed and chipped as layer upon layer of paint gave way over the years giving it its character.  A bright white fluffy duvet covered the bed with more wilted red rose petals.  A mountain of pillows and thick covers hiding its occupants.  

Leopold Fitz lay in the bed, happier than he could ever remember being in his entire life, simply watching the woman, the love of his life that he held in his arms.  Jemma’s eyes were still closed, fast asleep with the smallest of smiles playing on her lips.  Her bare chest pressed against his own bare side, legs tangled together, her head notched perfectly in the crook of his neck, her hand resting on his chest.   The ring on her finger glittered in the sun’s rays, hundreds of tiny rainbows dotting his chest from it.  

Six months from the fall of Hive and the devastating loss of Lincoln.

Five months from an unforgettable week in the Seychelles their first vacation together where they got the first taste of what life together would be like away from Shield.

Four Months from Daisy disappearing in the dead of night and stories of the rouge vigilante Quake splashing the news a few days later.

Three months from Coulson’s fall, demotion, and the new Director taking over.

Two months from Coulson and Mack taking up the chase, having not returned to the Playground since.   From May assuming her position at the New Directors side.  And from Fitzsimmons questioning what they were doing with the agency they had dedicated their lives too.

One month from Doctor Radcliffe’s offer to come work with him, in his lab, turning their brilliant minds back to discovery, back to helping people, and away from hunting and containing Inhumans.  For a real chance at having a normal life together.  

And he had acted on that.   As soon as Jemma had agreed to follow Fitz to Radcliffe’s lab, just as he had agreed to follow her onto the Bus what seemed like a life time ago.  He’d set the wheels in motion that culminated in his surprise for Jemma last night.  A candlelight picnic in a meadow where he brought a telescope he’d especially built for her.  A carriage through Perthshire as they had dessert and sipped her favorite tea.  The carriage dropping them off at the cottage.  The cottage he had signed the papers on just hours before.  

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Family of Our Own [FanFic | English]

Fandom: Shingeki no Kyojin (© Isayama Hajime)
Character(s): Levi, Eren Yeager, Petra Ral
Pairing(s): Riren/Ereri
Genre: Slice of life, fluff, angst
Rating: T
Wordcount: 1146
Note: Modern!AU, comatose!Eren AU, Mother’s Day

Summary: Now that they were adults, Eren and Levi had wanted nothing more than to be the anchor for a lonely child to find a place to belong to.

Ereri/Riren Week~ Day Two: Laughter. \(*o*)/
Inspired by this other prompt.

Based on Hikariix’s comatose!Eren AU — see HERE for the series of related stories. Prequel to “March 15th(I should make a list in chronological order, maybe).

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