anonymous asked:

I genuinely hope you find happiness in England, and I hope the nhs can help you- free healthcare rocks :> <3

ME. FUCKING. TOO. this year has been a /catastrophe/ for me as someone chronically and mentally ill and not getting the healthcare ive needed…

man like the month i just spent in London w Sam was so good and it was so good FOR me…before i left i was so sick, i didnt think id be able to do ANYTHING while i was there…but it was amazing, being able to be with someone i really loved, who wanted to help me manage all my problems without any complaints (they went and bought a ton of food that i could eat before i even got there bc i have weirdly specific dietary needs lmao) and it was just. so nice. we were able to watch out for each other and we both benefitted from it so much. i was still sick, i still had pain and fatigue and anxiety but i also had THEM and they didnt hold any of my disability against me even once. and after a relationship where i was routinely manipulated as a result of the help i needed just to live with my illnesses, it was…world-changing.

and if i could get good health care ON TOP OF THAT boy oh boy we are in business i might actually be able to really focus on my art again and start living the life i WANT 

yuuri probably introduces victor to a ton of new foods when he’s in japan, like onigiri? bubble tea? mochi (and mochi ICE CREAM)?? matcha ice cream, for that matter? calpis? sakura flavored everything? tamagoyaki? imagine victor looking at the salads for breakfast and being like what the heck. just imagine victor having such a wild food experience and wanting to try everything and have a ton of fun eating all this crazy food in japan with yuuri. 

Autistic food problems.
  • That was a delicious new recipe! Now I don’t want to try it again anytime soon.

  • Eats PB&J at least once every single day.

  • Buys food while it sounds appealing, but food stops being appealing once it’s in the fridge.

  • Tons of the kind of foods that do not sound appetizing right now.

  • Loves eating veggies but only particular kinds in particular ways, and only when they sound appetizing.

  • The one thing you love eating no matter what is always unhealthy or not filling.

  • Spent $80 on groceries to make these 4 recipes and now I don’t have the spoons to make any of them.

  • Only random foods sound good right now so “dinner” consists of things like pickles, cheese, and breakfast sausage.

  • So much food but nothing to eat.

Supernatural Preferences: When You're Pregnant

Sam: As soon as you found out, you began plotting how you were going to tell him. Of course he noticed the slightly different things you did, resulting in him pestering you to see what’s wrong. After you told him the news he began prepping for the baby immediately. Regardless of the fact you two had nine months to get everything ready. Guess excitement overtakes people’s senses.

Originally posted by cheerfulsammy

Dean: The minute-no the second you told Dean, he began to treat you as though you were going to explode. Taking junk food from you because “it could hurt the baby”. Not letting you lift anything. Barley even a book or glass of water. Once you started to show more and more he refused to hug you…or even sleep in the same bed with you once you further progressed because “what if I roll over onto you?”, even though he never had before. Luckily for you, once the baby was born he directed all that paranoid attention to the munchkin.

Originally posted by heytheredeann

Castiel: It’s no surprise that he found out before you did. He was in a state of complete shock and awe from the second he heard a second heartbeat lingering inside of you. At first you thought it was cool or adorable how he could check in on you. That was until he was doing it every other hour to make sure nothing was wrong. It only got worse when the little being inside of you grew to be bigger. Any movement you made, or small noise at the feeling of a kick in your ribs, Cas had to give you the full examination. Sooner or later he realized that everything was going to be fine and he could stop worrying so much. That didn’t happen until a week before your due date.

Originally posted by pinkman

Crowley: From the moment you told The Boy King about your little gift, he had a certain change in him. Whether he saw this as father redemption or was just filled with happiness, you couldn’t tell. The most overprotective he got during your pregnancy was not letting you leave Hell without him. Which was understandable, so you didn’t really put up a fight. Carrying the King of Hell’s child had its perks. Like food whenever you wanted it, and whatever you wanted. Anything you asked for, demons would scramble about trying to get it as quickly as possible. It was really something funny, watching them trip over their fear of not being fast enough. Of course your new little munchkins first outfit had “The prince/princess of Hell” labeled on it. That one you didn’t really have a say on.

Originally posted by lucifersagents

Lucifer: It all started when he sat straight up in bed and just looked at you with furrowed eyebrows. Just when you thought your life couldn’t change anymore, it did. On so many levels. Honestly it was really weird knowing that all of Heaven and Hell knew you were with child before you even had a clue. The fact that you had Angels hell bent on killing you, but mainly the baby, didn’t really help with the whole pregnancy stress level chart. As if it wasn’t stressful enough having a human growing inside of you. But Luce was by your side 24/7. Always keeping the Angels or anything that meant to harm you far away. Somewhere between all the baby assassins and pregnancy hormones, the two of you still had time to have a somewhat normal upcoming. Anytime a kick or a movement was going to happen he knew. And he’d be right there to witness it.

Originally posted by devoiddean

Gabriel: Never had you thought that Gabe and his trickster tendencies would be something you would appreciate. That was until it came handy to have to help hide you from those who meant to cause your unborn child harm. Most of your pregnancy wasn’t spent fighting some war against those who intended to harm you. It was spent fighting another war over what the babies name would be. First idea Gabriel had was “Little Ass Kicker” because for some god awful reason that made sense. Obviously you weren’t about to call any child of yours that, but he was persistent. “What about Lak?” He would ask while you were just about to drift off to sleep. “Lak? The hell kind of name is-…it stands for Little Ass Kicker doesn’t it?” There was no way around it. He’d go to pretty lengthy extents trying to get you to say yes just once so it’d be official. Like rubbing your back for an hour. Or getting you a shit ton of the food you were craving. Long story short…you gave birth to a Little Ass Kicker…

Originally posted by devoiddean

How to Successfully Adopt a Lifestyle Change

Not a diet. Diet implies temporary, and what we need to do is form a set of new, sustainable habits for the rest of our life.

A lot of you probably have a daydream of taking a black, billowy trash bag and planning a SWAT-style assault on your fridge and cupboards and then setting fire to the dumpster you hurl it into. Naturally, you’ll dash over to the grocery store and purchase a ton of strange-looking foods you don’t regularly eat, or never eat! Then you’ll slap on a pair of shiny new shoes and go run a 5K. This works for–some people. Honestly, few people.

The reality for many people; however, is they get off their foray after a few weeks. Why is that?

Think about it. How long did it take you to really get into the groove of your current habits? Months? Years? If you’re trying to simultaneously kiss soda and chip’s ass good-bye, change every bite of food you eat, and start a fitness routine. Guess what? Stress, stress, stress! Your stomach was used to those portion sizes (whether too large or too small) and some of your favorite snacks, your brain is literally addicted to it. A lot of people will reach nuclear meltdown levels trying to transition to a healthy lifestyle this way.

Just like it took you time to form your current habits, it’s going to take some time to form your new habits. I truly do empathize with the feelings of wanting everything to be different right now, but realistically we can only handle a certain amount of stressors and change at one time.

Start With Nutrition Habits: While I really would recommend finding a few cheeky ways to get more active, you’ve probably heard some variant of “can’t outrun your fork,” or “it’s 80% nutrition.” Well, it really is true. Being more active is absolutely crucial to improving overall health in the “endgame,”  but we’re still playing the “tutorial” and the dietary aspects of our lifestyle change are the bulk of the impact. It goes beyond that, though. I’ve written more about it here, but being a beginner can be genuinely hard at times!  It takes a lot of time and effort to get oneself to a point where they can physically and mentally handle what entails “regular, moderate exercise.” One part of making that transition easier will be better nutrition and hydration.

Start With an Easy Target: I always tell people if they drink a lot of soda, juice, or sweetened tea/coffee to start here. Sugar provides us pretty much no nutrition and removing the pulp from fruit makes juice not that great for us, either. Drinking more water is not negotiable and replacing these beverages with water will do a surprising amount of good for how you feel–all by itself. I recognize how hard this one can be to kick, but sweetened beverages really do load many people’s lifestyles with a lot of bad juju.

If you don’t have a beverage problem, maybe you do have a condiment/dressing problem and can reduce the quantities and find alternatives. Maybe you party-hardy a little too much and need to cut down on alcohol. While I said “easy target,” no one said it would be that easy, but you probably have an idea where most of these so called “empty” nutrients are coming from.

Transition Bad Habits a Few at a Time: The opening of this probably already made it clear, but Rome wasn’t built in a day. You probably have an idea of what some of your most problematic habits are, so choose one; maybe two, and see how you adjust over a week or two before considering the next step.

Small Swaps: Start switching out various items in your pantries, fridges, and lunchboxes with simple alternatives. Change white breads, rices, and pastas to brown. Take the bag of chips from your lunch and turn it into a few servings of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Pick out a leaner cut of meat and use a little less dairy, if you eat them. Little changes can have massive results.

Learn Moderation: Remember that whole sustainable part at the very beginning? Our lifestyles do need to reflect our real lives. Well, my real life has a love of chocolates, pastries, and candies. So, it’s not realistic for me to say “no chocolate, pastries, or candies.” Food molarity can be a pretty toxic outlook on eating and life in general. Instead of labeling foods as “bad,” just learn and respect the limits. There are times where you have to say, “enough, is enough,” but living in a constant state of “no” is not realistic or mentally healthy for most people. It’s OK to love indulgent food. Think about how long your life is going to be. So, now think about how dinky an occasional treat will be in retrospect.

Depending on Your Struggles, Consider Therapy: As we know, many aspects of unhealthy eating habits are actually unhealthy mental habits. Depending on the severity and exact nature of those problems, never be embarrassed to seek professional help. I struggled with stress eating and even binge eating for most of my adolescence, and finally getting help for my anxiety disorder played a pretty crucial role in improving both my physical and mental health. If it’s not a possibility at this time, consider journaling.

Walk Before Your Run: Literally and figuratively. I’m going to recommend this previous post I recently wrote again, but when you’ve gotten a few habits cracked and feel like you’re ready to start amping up your activity, start with low impact and low equipment exercises. If it has been years, or if you’ve never exercised, it takes some easing into it. I recommend walking to all beginners because we already know how to do it, have what we need to do it, and probably won’t hurt ourselves.

So, there you have it. Tackle small challenges and get your body acclimated to them before you consider some of the overarching and holistic goals you have for your lifestyle. That said, we’re all different. If you still want to try and do that 180-flip, I can’t stop you and some people are successful that way. No two people or personality types have the exact same problems or strategy for overcoming them. However, if you’ve gotten frustrated and thrown in the towel a time or two, consider the scope of change and how to realistically implement it over a period of time.  We didn’t form our old habits overnight.

A non-exhaustive list of the antics the crew got up to at IPRE boot camp, because really, there’s no way these hooligans acted like actual professionals the whole time. 

  • The illicit kitchen Taako and Lup set up underneath a desk and stocked with transmuted ingredients, because they refused to accept the Institute’s food. They had a little camp stove, some knives and a lot of magic and more or less fed themselves for a year with it. Everyone else opted for the more conventional route and just snuck in tons of snack food. 
  • Given that the pool of candidates was probably pretty broad there was a lot of diversity in age and species. You had all sorts of adventurers, arcanists, mercenaries, scientists. Lots of types of folks, who all cliqued up pretty fast. And since the group was constantly being whittled down, those lines kept shifting. It was hard to keep up with. Most of the people who ended up on the Institute’s short list in fact distinguished themselves by ignoring all of this. World famous botanist? Distinguished adventurer? Magnus hugs all equally.
  • One of the Key Bonding Moments of Magnus and Taako and Lup’s friendship was pretty early on when they were hanging out and got distracted by how big Magnus’ hands were compared to the twins. Lup and Taako thought it was ridiculous and proceeded to drag him around IPRE bootcamp comparing him to various other people’s hands. When they found the tiniest person on campus (a very small gnome woman) and got her to hold her palm up against Magnus’ they nearly cried.
  • Merle got a religious exemption for everything. A few months in it became a game of what he could argue to Institute staff about. Some of it was well justified. Pan was well known for approving of revels, the religious exemption to have Cocktail Hour was probably legit. Nude yoga was just him messing with people though. 
  • Lucretia loved the chance to get stories from so many people. After her initial shyness, she more or less pinned every person in the Institute down and asked them about their life before the mission. She ended up soliciting more cool stories than anyone had realized lurked among their midst. Her lunch table was very popular because that was where you went to hear seasoned adventurers talking about their exploits. 
  • You know those ridiculously intricate pranks engineering students pull to put cars on top of major campus monuments and stuff? Now imagine that times ten because magic. The twins and Magnus were terrible about this, but Barry enabled them and provided scientific assistance, and they had lots of help from other sources within the Institute. Once they transported an entire building to the ethereal plane for a whole morning. 
min yoongi probably.....
  • *bangtan eating breakfast*
  • Yoongi: wow jin this sure is EGGcellent
  • Seokjin: thank you yoongi, that's very RICE of you
  • Jungkook: is.....are they flirting? does this count as flirting??


My friends Jerome Jarre and ChakaBars teamed up with Ben Stiller to bring awareness to the famine that is taking 150+ lives everyday in Somalia due to Warfare and they created a campaign which we happily got involved with, to get the attention of Turkish airlines, (the only airline that flies directly to Somalia) using the hashtag #TurkishAirlineshelpSomalia, within an hour the airline replied and offered to donate a cargo plane with the capacity of 60 tons to deliver food and supplies to Somalia. But that’s not all, 24 hours ago they launched a gofundme campaign and raised over $1,000,000.
People power is amazing. They are now on their way to Turkey. You can still donate and be apart of this amazing movement.

Female golf course employee

So this story takes place when I had been working at the golf course for a few months, so at this point, I was alone at the pro-shop.

This customer comes in and wants to golf. No tee time. Wonderful. So i explain to him our next available tee time is in 40 minutes, but he’s more than welcome to hit balls at the range, grab some food and hang out before his tee time (gotta upsell all the time!)

He thinks its a grand idea. Buys quite a few tokens for the range, tons of beer, some food, and his green fee/cart charges. Racks up a bill over $100, easy.

SO FAR, the transaction is normal. However, this is when it gets weird…

He tosses his wallet on the counter and says “Ok, pay for it.”

I’m just like, “?????” because I’ve literally never seen this happen before.

So I pick up his wallet, start handing it back to him.

“Sir, your total is $100+(i forget the exact amount).”

He replies, “Yeah, i heard you. I gave you my wallet. Pay for it. Money is in there.”

I am totally confused, but I open his wallet anyway. Enough cash to pay, but I see a card.

“Sir, will that be cash or card?”

“Either. Just hurry up!”

I grab the card, because HELL NO, I’M NOT DEALING WITH CASH.

As I am pulling out the card and run it, he leans over the counter and says, “You’re definitely used to getting money out of daddy’s wallet, aren’t you?”

I make a choking/disgusted sound and my face wrinkles up. I finished the transaction without another word, my facial expression displaying the disgust and anger I felt inside.

Like, grown ass men never behave properly.


Top Left and Right: Sometimes Buck gets bored with his usual workout routine so he’ll do something fun and “low-impact” like one-armed pushups with his 260 lb service doggo on his back! FUBAR is fucking thrilled

Center Left: FUBAR accompanies Buck on a super cute date with Steve! Honestly one of my absolute favorite things about service dogs is their ability to blend into their surroundings, regardless of their size. (In lots of cases they’re always with their humans, so I bet it’s a super essential skill in service dogs. I’ve known people who have huge service dogs that just faded into the woodwork while maintaining constant vigilance! It’s really cool! They’re freaking incredible!)

Center Right: Bucky finally gets a new bionic arm and FUBAR familiarizes himself with it by SNOOFING

Bottom Left: Bucky sometimes has rough days where his head feels Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition and needs something to hold onto to ground him to remind him that he’s safe and doesn’t need to hurt anyone 


Skyhold Sleeping Arrangements

This is incomplete! Please add to this by messaging me, commenting, or reblogging.


It’s interesting that the hole in Cullen’s ceiling never gets fixed. According to World of Thedas, Cullen is claustrophobic as a result of the trauma he experienced when he was younger. I think it was probably hard to convince him to sleep inside at all - he probably wanted to stay in a tent with the rest of his men. At least with the hole in the ceiling he gets constant fresh air and a view of the sky. Plus it’s not right over his bed so, you know, he won’t get rained or snowed on all the time.


I’m almost positive that this is Cassandra’s little room. There’s only a bedroll, but it’s above the armoury, there’s a stack of books on the little table, and there’s a one-handed sword lying on the bench.


This is the smaller of the two bedrooms above the garden. It just has a Dorian vibe to it, and it’s fairly close to his alcove in the library where he spends most of his time. There are lots of books lying around haphazardly.


The larger and more stately of the two bedrooms above the garden, this is also the one closest to Vivienne’s usual spot on the upper balcony. It’s very well kept and has expensive decorations.


Solas is accustomed to sleeping in strange places after his many years of experience as a fade walker. Maybe he sleeps up on the scaffolding for some privacy? Or just curls up on the couch?


Ah, Blackwall. A true man’s man. Here we’ve got some pallets with furs spread across them, and some hay bales for a pillow. This is in the stable loft.


Fairly obvious, Sera sleeps in her tavern room.


Does Cole sleep? Has this ever been established??

Iron Bull

The Iron Bull’s room is pretty funny. There’s an axe stuck to the base of the bed, a bottle of wine under the pillow, a pie under the bed, and tons more food and booze scattered around.

Leliana - That’s classified, probably

Josephine - No idea

Varric - ???

[Haven] - [Skyhold]


poetry-protest-pornography  asked:

2, 14 or 28 for the fic prompt thing! Sterek obviously, please and thank you 😚

Thank you for the prompt, dear! I picked 28. It turned out a bit silly, I hope you don’t mind!

Summary: Stiles is trying to find Scott and Allison’s new house, but he accidentally knocks on the door of their hot neighbor instead. (On AO3)

(And shout out to @inell for telling me this didn’t suck!)

It’s dark, and Stiles has poor night vision, okay? Scott had given him a thorough description of their new place, but none of those features are really helping him now.

And apparently none of the people in this neighborhood believe in porch lights. So when he knocks on the door that he thinks is red, he’s expecting Scott, or maybe Allison, to answer it.

He’s not expecting a man with immaculate stubble and brooding eyebrows to answer, ethereally backlit by his hallway light. He cocks one of those magnificent eyebrows as he leans on the door that, it turns out, is actually blue. Whoops.

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Omegas Comforting Alphas Headcanons

-An Omega sensing that their Alpha is upset but knowing they are way too stubborn to ever admit that something is wrong, so the Omega whines a little and presses close to the Alpha. Acting like they are in need of comfort in order to get the Alpha to chill and be close to them for a bit which in turn provides comfort for the Alpha without them actually needing to ask for it

-Unhappy Alphas always appreciate skin on skin contact so naked cuddles are very much recommended because Alphas feel so reassured when they are close and intimate with their Omega

-An Alpha losing a premotion at work to another Alpha so they are all upset and telling their Omega what a failure they are and then being taken by surprise when their usually docile Omega drags them upstairs, strips them both, and then proceeds to ride them while going on about just how great they are and how they never “fail” to satisfy them and the Alpha finds that they really adore their Omega’s methods of comforting

-An Alpha being sad for no real reason and their Omega immediately shifting into mother hen mode, coddling them and practically forcing hot coco and cookies on them to make them feel better

-A pregnant Omega noticing that their Alpha seems a bit down so they simply go and plop down on the Alpha’s lap and grab their hand to press against their tummy. It doesn’t take long for the baby to start kicking and soon the couple is giggling and guessing about dynamics, and all the Alpha’s troubles are forgotten for at least a little while

-An Omega knowing that their Alpha had a bad day at work so they order a ton of unhealthy junk food to eat while watching all the movies that the Alpha loves and the Omega usually refuses to watch

-An Alpha waking up from a really sad dream and they have tears in their eyes and everything, they try not to wake their mate but the Omega senses their distress and cuddles closer in bed as they sleepily begin to coo and soothingly run their fingers through the Alpha’s hair until their mate falls back into a peaceful sleep

-An Alpha being really frustrated by something so their Omega distracts them by giving them long slow kisses and releasing a calming scent to try and soothe them

-An Alpha losing a close friend and being so upset that their Omega really doesn’t know what to do. So running on instinct they build a nest, drag their Alpha into it, and lay there quietly with them until the Alpha is ready to get up and face life again

-The morning after sleeping together for the first time, the Alpha sees all the bruises and bitemarks littering their mates skin and noticing the little wince on their face as they limp around and just feeling completely terrible for being so rough and going on and on about how sorry they are and, “wait what are you mumbling about?” and a very red faced Omega finally just blurting, “The pain actually felt really good and I loved it you idiot.” and okay cool, their Omega is kind of a masochist and everything is alright and, wait what?

“For the 15 years that I have worked at a foreign laborer welfare center, I met with foreign immigrant women on the weekdays, and on the weekends I met with migrant workers for consultations. If people came to the center with no place to go during the holidays, I spent time with them. Even though I could count with one hand the days I had off, I liked that I could experience people from many different cultures in one place. Filipinos like to eat meat and drink so at least once or twice out of a week, we would gather to have a party. During Ramadan, Muslims eat a ton of food after sunset and they would invite me and we would eat and have fun all night. I could see after spending time with these people, that through their difficult situation, they live a cheerful and fun life. People tend to think that because these immigrants are far from home and came all the way to Korea to work so they must be lonely and depressed, but from what I see, I think they know the ways to live a happy life.”

“15년 동안 외국인 노동자 복지센터에서 일하는 동안 평일에는 이주외국인여성들을 만나고, 주말에는 이주노동자들과 만나서 상담을 했어요. 명절에도 갈 곳 없는 분들이 센터에 찾아오면 같이 보냈고요. 1년 365일 중에 쉬는 날은 손에 꼽을 정도였지만, 한곳에서 다양한 문화의 사람들과 함께 할 수 있었던 게 좋았어요. 필리핀 분들이 술과 고기를 좋아해서 일주일에 하루 이틀은 꼭 파티를 열고, 이슬람 분들은 라마단 기간에 해가 지면 밥을 엄청 먹거든요. 그럴 때마다 저를 초대해서 밤새 같이 먹고 즐겼어요. 함께 해보면 힘든 상황 속에서도 얼마나 유쾌하고 즐겁게 살아가는지 알 수가 있어요. 멀리 외국에서 한국까지 일하러 왔기 때문에 외롭고 우울할 거란 편견이 있는데, 제가 보기에 이 분들은 행복하게 살아가는 방법을 알고 있는 것 같아요.”

You know, people always say that they couldn’t go vegan because they love food too much.

And also, every single vegan I have ever met has said that they’re so much happier now and that they love food tons more than they did before.

I promise you, the grass is greener on the other side, do some research! You’ll find that once you start learning, veganism is the only thing that makes sense 🌱✌️
And if anyone needs any help transitioning, just message me!