anonymous asked:

do you have any resources on amnesia due to head trauma?

Sure do. It is important to note that Amnesia like you see it on TV or in the movies is not an accurate description of Amnesia in reality–these stories are often over-dramatized for the sake of plot and generally leave out many of the co-existing symptoms of amnesia and head trauma. In this case, research from real medical documents will be your best bet. Here are some resources I hope will help:

Understanding Amnesia?

Writing Amnesia:

awmc.unc.edu
AWMC: À-la-carte Map
From the Ancient World Mapping Center, this resource “brings together the best available scholarly spatial data with an intuitive interface that lets users freely create, save, share, and download maps in a variety of formats.“

Resource-a-Day #1: the A-la-carte Map service from the Ancient World Mapping Center. 

I really, REALLY love to fiddle around with this map. You can select your own filters and setting for an interactive map of the ancient word. 

For more resources on the Classical world, check out my list here

Master Post of Calming Things

Things to make you feel better:

Make it feel like you are outside also turn on your volume

Talk you threw a stressful time

Automatic flatter 

Quick Distractions:

Draw Silk

Music Squares

jigsaw puzzles 

Sudoku

cookie clicker

Immediate Crisis Help

List of Hotlines - Crisis Hotlines by need

Befrienders - Find crisis hotline information for the country you live in

Suicide Hotlines - A list of crisis hotlines by country

International Rape Crisis Hotlines - A list of international crisis hotline directories

Lifeline Crisis Chat - Online chat help for people in a crisis

IMAlive - online crisis chat

Self Help

MoodGym 

Self Harm Alternatives

Self-help Anxiety Management App

Get Help

Find Therapist

Find a Psychiatrist

How To Help Others

Depression

Anxiety 

Eating Disorder   

Cutting

Suicidal

Panic attacks

Gifs:

Originally posted by invader-bub

watch the ball

Originally posted by imsherlockedinlovewithyou

breath in and out with the box

Originally posted by mixed-fart-toot

Originally posted by invader-bub

Originally posted by xenophillic

Productivity Resource List!*

*All these are free. Just sayin’.

Websites

Blank Slate  // Lets you type notes straight into your browser. Can save notes, export into Google Docs or pdf. Recommend pinning as a tab so it’s always available for a quick note.

Convert Files // Convert files online to a different file type.

PDFescape // PDF editor. Can edit files online, directly in browser or can download Windows program.

Pocket [also on Android and iOS] // Lets you save all your bookmarks in one place. Uses a tagging system to keep track of bookmarks. Automatically filters bookmarks by article, video, images.  Recommend for those of us who have multiple platforms to work on (ex, I own Apple, Android and Windows products), easy access to bookmarks if tablets/phones have trouble running Chrome or similar web browsers, and for bookmarks that can fall into multiple categories.

Pushbullet [also on Android and iOS] // Syncs devices in real-time. Send items from your computer to phone and vice versa. No compatibility between iPhones to Windows for text messages (assuming same goes for Android/Mac). Most effective for those who use one singular platform (if your computer + phone are both by Apple, and if you own an Android + Windows).

Pixel Thoughts // 1 minute meditation website. Watch your worries shrink, then float away (literally). 

Pomotodo [also on Android and iOS] // Simple, yet very effective. Tracks Pomodoros for those who use the Pomodoro technique. Includes to-do list. Charts completed pomodoros and shows graphs when pomodoros take place.

Sleepyti.me // Fix your sleeping schedule.

Cold Turkey + SelfControl // Block yourself from using specific Internet websites for a time period.

Coffitivity // Ambient coffee shop noise.

TitanPad // Multiple people working on one document simultaneously (pretty much same as Google Docs).

HabitRPG [also on Android and iOS] // Treat habits like leveling up in a video game.

Chrome Extensions

Prioritab  // Very simple interface. Shows daily, weekly and monthly to-do lists. Replaces the new tab page.

Overtask // Organize and save tabs into folders, which then can be opened at any time as needed without losing those tabs. Uses a tagging system, priority ranking and has a deadline alert feature. Recommended for when multiple projects are coming up and need to keep track of different websites for different things, or to group large amounts tabs into different sections. Replaces the new tab page.

Momentum // Shows weather, photography background, quote, goal for the day and has a to-do list feature. Replaces the new tab page.

New Tab Redirect // Replace the default new tab with a page of your choice.

Be Limitless // Photography background, goal for the day, a notepad feature with countdown and reminders. Shows how much time is spent on certain types of websites (shopping, social, etc) and most visited sites. Replaces the new tab page.

Cool Clock // Includes stopwatch, alarm and timer functions straight in your browser. Hourly pop-up alerts. Has to-do list function. Can be synced to Google Calendar. Can replace the new tab page.

Polar Clock // Simple, futuristic-looking clock. Shows the year by month, day, hours, minutes, seconds etc. Colors are customizable. Replaces the new tab page.

Black Menu for Google // At the click of a button, all (and I mean all, even the obscure ones no one knows about) of Google’s websites are a click away. This includes everything from YouTube, Gmail, Drive, Maps, etc.

Hola Better Internet  [also on Play Store, App store. Firefox maybe?] // Free VPN proxy service. May cause security issues, use at your own discretion.

Apps

Flat Tomato [iOS] // Pomodoro app. Minimalist design. Includes calendar function.

Focus Now [iOS] // Free version of Forest app. A few translations errors.

Forest [Android, iOS] // Free on Android. $0.99 on iOS.

Timeful [iOS] // Smart calendar app. Schedules reminders, project time blocks, to-dos, habits and everything for you. Integrates with multiple calendar platforms, Google Calendar included.

30/30 [iOS] // Schedule your tasks into time blocks, and alerts you when your time is up.

SolCalendar [Android] // Calendar app with color-coding, stickers and widgets available. Can sync to different calendar platforms, Google Calendar included.

Tasks: Astrid To-Do List Clone [Android] // Simple to-do list app app. Can organize by priority, type and reminders are included.

AirDroid [Android] // Sync your Android phone to your computer in real-time, wirelessly. Respond to texts, emails, and transfer files between the two without needing a cable.

Getting Started

Resources

Spell and Sigil Directory

Here is what I have so far. Most of the spells are ones I already have on my blog, but I want to add as many more as I can find on Tumblr. (Yeah, I’m crazy.) The sigils aren’t anywhere close to being done yet either; I forgot about them until just a few minutes ago tbh… But yeah, here you go, have fun. :D

Updated 06/14/15

Entries with a ★ indicate sigils

Abundance

Anger

Anxiety

Banishing

Binding

Calming

Career

Change

Cleansing

Commitment

Concentration

Confidence

Courage

Decision Making

Depression

Detection

Dissociation

Divination

Dreams

Dysphoria

Education

Energy

Emotions

Friendship

Glamour

Habits

Happiness

Healing

Intuition

Insomnia

Inspiration

Joy

Love

Luck

Magic

Memory

Miscellaneous Spells

Money

Motivation

Moving On

Negativity

Nightmares

Peace

Productivity

Prosperity

Protection

Psychic

Purification

Recipes

Sadness

Self Love

Shielding

Sleep

Speech

Stress

Success

Truth and Honesty

Uncrossing

Weather

Wishing

Writing

As always, please let me know of any spelling mistakes or broken links, thank you!

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sequel to this post, as requested!! I usually fall asleep between midnight and 1am, and wake up naturally between 6 and 7. getting up early is way easier when you’ve gotten enough sleep the night before, so hopefully these tips will be helpful as school gets back in session:) these are vaguely listed in most-to-least-effective order, but ymmv!

HOW TO GET YOUR ASS INTO BED AND KNOCK OUT IN UNDER 1 HOUR

  1. turn off your phone. or, like, put it across the room (esp. useful if you use it as your morning alarm; you’ll have to get out of bed to turn it off). this is so hard, okay, it’s the one I never manage to do because tumblr!! the entire internet!! just waiting for my glazed-over 4am eyeballs! don’t do it. delete the app and reinstall it in the morning if you have to. 
  2. shower at night. you will feel like a clean, toasty cinnamon roll when you get into bed and the warm water will help your muscles relax. bonus points if you drink a glass of water or a mug of decaf tea and use a nice body lotion right after.
  3. get some mood lighting. this is a little absurd but I promise it helps, particuarly if you’re living in dorms with overhead fluorescent lights. a little while before you start getting ready for bed, switch your lighting to something dimmer and warmer - christmas lights, a candle (if your res hall allows it), a small bedside lamp. 
  4. asmr. here’s the wikipedia page if you don’t know what this is; here’s my favorite channel. even if you don’t experience tingles, the videos can still be insanely relaxing. they’re like knockout drugs. WARNING: this is a dangerous one bc it means your phone’s in bed with you the whole time!! dim the screen all the way, fullscreen the video, and use headphones; occasionally I’ll actually put it face-down and just listen to the audio. 
  5. bedtime yoga. also very relaxing! if you’ve ever fallen asleep during shavasana you’ll know how easy it is to go from gentle yoga to total unconsciousness. here are some videos to get you started.
  6. if you’re going to read in bed, read something boring. no murder mysteries. find a hardcopy book that you like but that doesn’t necessarily get your heart racing. i’m working on the aeneid right now. giving your brain something to focus on that isn’t worrying about the next day or reliving the one you just had can help it switch off a little easier.

okay that’s it! final piece of advice: don’t get too hung up on this. sometimes I get so stressed about needing to get to sleep early that I keep myself awake. it’ll be ok!! once you get into the habit your sleep cycle will naturally shift, and you’ll get sleepy earlier at night and be more awake in the mornings. good luck sunflowers!!

Cleansing / Purification Spells

Someone has requested that I compile some links for cleansing, so here you go. A number of these can be found on the [spell directory page] on my blog, as well as [this post]. I hope this helps! :)

Unfortunately for these little, complicated birds they’ve become this year’s newest trend. Thousands of people worldwide have begun purchasing these adorable little birds due to trending videos which usually display a regurgitating or aggressive parrotlet. Sadly, very little people who bring them home actually know what it takes to care for them properly to allow them to thrive. Since there’s no way I could possibly stop everyone from impulse buying these birds the least I can do is explain the reality behind owning one in the hopes that someone will either think twice or be a little more prepared for avian ownership.

Parrotlets

Lifespan: 25+/- years

Behaviour problems: Attention Screaming, Possessive Aggression, Territorial Aggression, One-person Aggression, Feather Picking

Health concerns: Overgrown beaks, Fatty Liver Disease, Nutritional Deficiencies, Kidney Failure, Calcium Deficiencies, Scale Deformities, Foot Lesions, Excessive regurgitation, Increased Stress Levels

Common Owner Mistakes

  • Seed only diets, feeding excessive human foods or unhealthy foods
  • Allowing them to eat food they’ve eaten, chew their teeth, share drinks
  • Interacting the bird with another pet
  • Not seeing an avian vet for checkups
  • Encouraging aggression
  • Taking them outdoors unrestrained
  • Small cage sizes, inadequate stimuli
  • Encouraging regurgitation
  • Being dominant/ forceful, Ignoring body language
  • Dowel perches, Sand perches
  • Cohabitating

Proper Care

Nutrition

Aggression/ Mishandling

Housing/ Stimuli

Medical

SEVEN DEADLY TEXT MEMES

V. 001: ENVY  SEND FOR MY MUSE’S REACTION!

  • [ text ] Why don’t you act that way with me?
  • [ text ] I see the way you look at them.
  • [ text ] Why don’t you go with them, then?
  • [ text ] Why did you text me? Did they stop replying?
  • [ text ] I can’t believe I fit into your busy schedule.
  • [ text ] Wait, you’re texting me? How did I get so lucky?
  • [ text ] Don’t keep them waiting.
  • [ text ] Why don’t you talk to them instead? They’d probably understand.
  • [ text ] They don’t know you like I do.
  • [ text ] You sure it’s nothing more than that?
  • [ text ] Do you think of me when you’re with them?
  • [ text ] I saw you with them. 
  • [ text ] You deserve so much better.
  • [ text ] Can’t you see they’re bad for you?
  • [ text ] You’re hanging out with them again?
  • [ drunk text ] whenever i close vmy eyes ki thikn of yyou with thuem
  • [ drunk text ] do yolu love them as muhc as you loved me?
  • [ drunk text ] don’t you rsee holw much better i am hfor you ?
  • [ drunk text ] fuck them. yuo sholud be mine
  • [ drunk text ] i can’t stanqd to think you could be with them right now
  • [ text – WRONG # ] Whenever I see [ YOUR MUSE ] with them, I want to scream.
  • [ text – WRONG # ] You sure [ YOUR MUSE ] isn’t with them right now?
  • [ text – WRONG # ] I think [ YOUR MUSE ] might be lying about about them.
  • [ text – WRONG # ] The fact that [ YOUR MUSE ] is with them is almost funny.
  • [ text – WRONG # ] I sometimes feel like [ YOUR MUSE ] replaced me with them.
  • click here for the other seven deadly text memes !!

Read Through

Read through the material and gain a basic understanding of what’s in front of you.
Make sure you’re actively reading by annotating and asking yourself questions about what you’re reading. Also  look at the questions if there is some in the textbook. 
This way you’ll know what you’re going to be writing!

Highlight

Go back over what you’ve read and highlight or mark the most important pieces of information. 
Make sure you’re not over-highlighting! Only highlight words or sentances, not whole paragraphs!

Summarise

Summarise what is most important, the keywords, what you find difficult, what you’ll need to know. Filter what you do and don’t need. Here’s an example:

     What you need.                                     

  1. Keywords                                            
  2. Explanation of keywords
  3. Diagrams

You don’t need to do this on paper, just do it in your head so you know how you’re going to start when you begin to write!

Write

Create a list of keywords, all the concepts and critical data. 
Write brief and concise explanations to each keyword. 
It’s also good to write a brief summary of the whole chapter. This will help to remind you of the context when you go to revise. 

Review

Read over the keywords list to make sure you’ve included everything needed. It’s also a good idea to try testing youself on the keywords and their explanations.  

Spell Directory

I have decided to move the sigils-only posts to a separate list, as a way to save space and prevent clutter. I will try and keep it updated fairly often, but for now it is still in my drafts. I will publish it when I feel it’s ready for a first posting, and will provide a link to it on this post for easy access.

This is still nowhere near completion. This is probably around 15 hours of work so far, maybe even more. Please don’t copy-paste this to your own blog or posts, reblog this post and keep the source. I am doing this in my free time, without any sort of recompense, to help out you guys and provide a HUGE resource for spells of all kinds. Please respect myself and this post by reblogging and not reposting / copying it.

Updated 06/16/15

* If you see any of your own spells on here and you would like them removed, please inform me and I will delete them immediately for the next update.

** Please also inform me of any spelling mistakes or broken links.

Ambition

Anger

Anxiety / Stress

Banishing / Binding

Calming / Peace

Career / Employment

Cleansing / Purification

Confidence

Courage

Depression

Detection

Dissociation

Divination / Psychic

Dreams

Dysphoria

Education

Energy

Friendship

Glamour

Happiness / Joy

Healing

Intuition / Decision Making

Inspiration / Creativity

Kindness

Love / Lust

Luck

Memory / Concentration

Miscellaneous Spells

Money / Prosperity

Motivation / Productivity

Moving On / New Beginnings

Negativity

Nightmares

Protection / Shielding

Recipes

Sadness / Grief

Self Love

Sleep / Insomnia

Speech

Success

Transformation / Changes

Uncrossing

Wishing

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Keeping cool can be tricky when you’re coated in thick insulating feathers, help your feathered friends cool down with some of these activities!

  • Allow access to a shallow dish of cold water (most heat escapes from their feet and beak, getting their feathers wet can trap heat let them walk around in cool water to help cool down)
  • Put perches or cushions in the freezer to cool them
  • Feed them some homemade sugar-free fruit popsicles 
  • Put ice cubs in water bowls, frequently check if they’re thirsty by placing them on to the dish
  • Tie an ice pack to the wall of the cage, place something chewable between the bars and the ice pack so the bird can’t chew the ice pack.  The ice pack will cool the bars and air around them. 
  • Offer frozen berries
  • Provide water-rich foods such as fruits or lettuces to ensure they’re getting enough fluids
  • Make cold fruit juices (no added sugars)
  • Supply daily bathing opportunities
  • Have a fan blowing out the mesh-covered window to draw hot air out, keep inside doors open to allow for more air circulation
  • Close the blinds if there’s direct sunlight

Also read up on the signs of heat stroke and immediate care response! Take care and keep cool!

dear people who make fallout & post apocalyptic OCs

I have a post-apocalyptic fashion pinterest board of over 2000+ images that can be a resource for writers, artists, or anyone else who might need inspiration. Its great for designing outfits, planning characters, or getting loose ideas. 

The hand-picked photos are of larp costumes, dark & grungy fashion, magazine editorials, crust-punks, rioters, fighters in war-torn countries, and anything else that might look post apocalyptic. 

I hope it can be a good resource, I’ve been slowly building up the board for a couple of years now, and it’s been fun for me! For anyone who might me interested, here is the link.