A little tip for parents with children in school (or for children in school to show their parents)
My mom gave me and my sister two days every semester that she called “mental health days.”
Those were days, that for ANY reason, and without having to tell my mom the reason, we could skip the day of school. We’d just tell her we were taking a mental health day and she’d call the school and let them know we were not coming in.
#1 This helped keep our grades up by lowering our stress levels. I never got a C in any grade school class. The majority of my classes I received A’s. I also took 4 AP classes and they were not weighted. Trust me, it made a difference.
#2 I never felt the need to skip school. I knew if I ever wanted to or needed to my mom would help me.
Your kids are young and need time to recover. They need some days where they can do nothing but stay in bed for no reason. They need their own space where their privacy is respected. It will make a huge difference.
Aries Rising: Your confidence radiates onto everyone around you and you brighten every room with your fun-loving outlook on life. We can tell you know exactly what you want and can do anything you set your mind to, and it motivates us all to follow in your footsteps. Admirably, you seem know where you’re going and what you want your life to be in 10 years while we’re still trying to figure out what we’re doing next week. You’re everyone’s motivation to try harder and make stuff happen! Independent, smart, popular and optimistic - what’s not to love about an Aries Rising?
Taurus Rising: How do you stay so level headed at all times? We wish we had the ability to stop, think and come up with a great solution to anything like you can. You’re so easy-going and calm, it’s comforting to us and our hot heads. The way you have such set in stone opinions and aren’t afraid to share them is amazing to us; we can never just decide on something so confidently and stick with it. Your grass always seems so much greener, how do you do it? You’re always so generous, content and beautiful in everything you do. Patient, stunning, strong-willed and loyal - what’s not to love about a Taurus Rising?
Gemini Rising: You always know exactly what to say, I swear! It’s amazing how you can keep the conversation going so well regardless of the topic. We’re so drawn to the way you seem to know something about everything and could listen to you talk forever. The way you want to educate yourself on so many things at once is amazing to watch. You’re some of the funniest people ever; you can make anyone laugh with just a look! You blitz through tasks so quickly - how do you make everything look so easy? We’re never be bored when we’re with you. Hilarious, talkative, intelligent and free - what’s not to love about a Gemini Rising?
Cancer Rising: Your gentle soul is so inviting to those around you. You make us feel as though we’re old friends! Quietly, you watch us all and learn from our mistakes rather than your own, which is a quality we’d love to have. You’re enchanting and reserved yet somehow you’re so reassuring and soothing to be around; a silent supporter. Without fail, you know exactly what will make us feel better when we’re down. The person we all come to for advice or help and so smart as well! Some of the kindest people to ever walk this planet. Lovely, subtle, authentic and persistent - what’s not to love about a Cancer Rising?
Leo Rising: Your magnetic appeal is something we all wish we could say we have. You know what you’re about and you’re not afraid to show it! It’s a blessing to even be acquainted with you, especially with the way you shine so brightly. Not only are you the most alluring, but you’re some of the strongest people in the world! You bulldoze anyone in your way with such agility and poise; it’s as if you barely noticed anything happened. In moments when most would break down and give up, you take charge and know exactly what to do! Passionate and always reliable, you are so uplifting to be around! Charismatic, eloquent, proud and respectful - what’s not to love about a Leo Rising?
Virgo Rising: Some of the most caring people in the world, they’ll do anything to help another person. You’re so precise and capable in everything you do and it is admired by everyone around you. We know if we need help figuring something out, you’re the person to go to. The way you help us break things down and sort through information is amazing and it is always so comforting to know we have you by our side. You catch all the little things that we miss in our haste to get things done! Always doing something, you’re some of the most productive people we know. Practical, skillful, humble and caring - what’s not to love about a Virgo Rising?
Libra Rising: You’re some of the most beautiful people we’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. The way you are able to be so graceful and perfect in the way you blitz through life is unreal. You’re a people pleaser which draws everyone towards you but you also know how to use your charm to get what you want; the best of both worlds. No matter where we go with you, you manage to make it feel as though we’ve stepped into a harmonious world of happiness and sunshine. Soft and romantic, people want to know you and are immediately attracted to your elegant outer shell. Fair, opinionated, persuasive and accommodating - what’s not to like about a Libra Rising?
Scorpio Rising: We literally feel your presence from the other side of the room, you’re so captivating. You rarely go unnoticed, especially with such intense eyes. Your ability to assist us through rough times and help us come back even better than before is something so amazing to experience or even just watch. Sensitive yet so powerful, you’re mesmerizing in everything you do. Your power to recover so quickly from problems that would completely destroy us is incredible. Deep feelers, you experience everything so intensely and hold yourself so tastefully that we never even question your actions. You see through any superficiality and know exactly who you want to associate yourself with. Powerful, emotional, brooding and creative - what’s not to love about a Scorpio Rising?
Sagittarius Rising: Everything you encounter means something to you, regardless of what it is. You can find meaning and importance in everything you come across which makes you very uplifting to be around. Every day has a new goal in store for you and you never waste the chance to chase it. The light-hearted, enthusiastic energy you never stop radiating makes us want to join you on every quest you go on! It’s as if you don’t care where you’re going, you just want to be on your way and we all want to join you! The life of the party, it’s never boring when you’re around and you naturally adapt so well to every circumstance you’re put into. To you, everything is so grand and exciting; it’s an outlook we’d love to share. Spiritual, humorous, active and willing - what’s not to love about a Sagittarius Rising?
Capricorn Rising: Your maturity and wisdom is so captivating to everyone around you, it’s as if you know everything without trying. Unconventionally mysterious, you draw others in by looking as though you’re unfazed by whatever is happening around you. We want to see what’s behind your eyes and how you’re just so darn cool. Watching you really let loose is something that we aspire to witness because it doesn’t happen often but when it does, it’s something you don’t want to miss. You’re able to help us put things in perspective which is why we always come to you for help, especially when we’re confused. Your the one voted most competent and you always come through too. Successful, respectful, rational and fun - what’s not to love about a Capricorn Rising?
Aquarius Rising: You work so well with large groups of people and easily accept everyone around you as individuals and equals. You’re the outsider, but the way you waltz through life makes us want to join you on the outside. You can make literally anything work to your advantage in a way that we can’t help but respect and aspire towards. An advocate for the underdog, we know when the going gets tough, you get going! We all need someone to help us think differently to the rest and you’re the perfect person for the job. You’re curious and interested in others which makes you seem like the social butterfly we all want to tell our life story to. Idealistic, endearing, tolerant and logical - what’s not to love about an Aquarius Rising?
Pisces Rising: Your dreamy, far off gaze makes us wonder what you’re thinking and seeing around you. You so easily adapt to different people, it seems as if you can change your whole personality for each person you come across; a social chameleon. This, of course, means people can’t help but love you and they flock towards your open heart. Some of the most compassionate people we know, you’re always helping other people or animals. We know you’re living in your own little world and we wish you’d show us around; I’m sure it’s beautiful. Your ability to just let things go and move on is admirable to those of us who struggle with forgiveness. Empathetic, open, intuitive and generous - what’s not to love about a Pisces Rising?
If you want to boost your emotional health then build the following into your life:
1. Develop a good group of friends. If possible, try and have quite a wide group of friends. That then means if someone moves away, or you change your school, your hobbies and so on, you’ll still a healthy support system in place.
2. Learn to appreciate solitude. Isolation isn’t the same as solitude. Isolation is being cut off from others for negative reasons; solitude is enjoying space and time for yourself – so you can recharge your batteries, and enjoy just being “you”.
3. Invest time in getting fit. People who are fit and healthy generally feel better about themselves. Also, exercise releases feel good hormones so we feel happier, more optimistic and relaxed.
4. Allow yourself to “goof off” and have a laugh – as too much work will drain your energy.
5. Discover your passion and invest time in that. We all have something that brings us alive, and seems to resonate with who we are inside … So investing in your passion is extremely satisfying!
6. Plan for difficulties and problems. We all encounter problems and hard times in this life. Expecting that to happen helps us feel more in control - as we understand it’s normal - so we don’t just fall apart.
7. Work on increasing your self-awareness. As above, we all have blind spots and idiosyncrasies. If we can learn about ourselves, and our natural tendencies, we can learn to master weaknesses, and work to change and grow.
8. Be willing to take risks. Though it’s hard to step out into unknown territory, you’ll find it’s more rewarding to stretch yourself and grow.
9. Watch out for energy vampires. There are plenty of people who will drain your energy so learn how to say “no”, and to set some boundaries.
10. Ask for help when you need it. We all need support and encouragement at times … And offer help to others when things are tough for them.
We made it to the last round of the E-online’s Top TV Couple poll and this year we HAVE TO WIN!!! We’re against a very persistent fandom, so we will need all the help we
can get. Vote multiple times, ask your friends from other fandoms to
vote multiple times, join the “power vote” hours organized by the fandom and most importantly don’t give up!!!!
We have until Monday, March 6 at 5 p.m. PT (8/7c) to vote, so let’s win this thing, shall we????? I know it’s going to be hard, but it’s not impossible ;) let’s show them what the Shadowhunters fandom can do!!!!!
Besides, these two soft boyfriends deserve it, don’t you agree?????
I’m literally begging you, I don’t care if you’re part of their fandom or not, they’re working really hard and monbebes are too and really we need all the help we can get after Youtube fucked us up….
Please, specially if your favs have already had their first win, this guys haven’t and they honestly deserve it so much… please just take one of your votes and give it to them? You don’t have to constantly stream or vote, even if it’s just one it helps a lot!!!
“You’ve had some
pretty bloody stupid ideas before, Remus Lupin, but this has got to
be up there.”
Tonks buried her short
nails into the palms of her hands, for fear of them shaking. A baby’s
cry echoed from upstairs.
“This is it, Tonks.
They need all the help they can get.”
“Then we both go.”
Tonks silently cursed
the day she married a man as stubborn as she was. It did not bode
well for arguments.
Remus. We fight together. That’s how it’s always been.”
“Not this time.”
She unclenched her
fists, but there was nothing to hold on to, so she clenched them
“So you’re just going
to leave? After last time?”
When Remus had returned
and looked at her with broken eyes and held on to her as though he
were falling, she had forgiven him. But she knew better than to trust
in the promises he made. She had lost enough people to know
those who leave don’t always have a choice.
“Dora, I don’t have a
“You do. This time,
you do.” She closed her eyes and willed her voice not to waver.
“I’m not asking you to stay behind. But we’re too out of
practice… neither of us can fight like we used to. This won’t be a
Her voice remained steady but the tears in her eyes betrayed her, and Remus threaded his
fingers through her own.
“You’ll die if you go
Remus held her to his
chest and she felt the rise and fall of it, his steady heartbeat. A
hungry wail cut through the silent hallway, and she knew.
“Look after Teddy for
me,” he whispered into her hair. Lilac shifted to a soft, pale
blue. “I love you.”
After the door had
clicked shut behind him, Tonks climbed the stairs to their son’s
room. She picked him up and cradled him gently, ignoring how her stomach twisted as she smiled at their matching hair. She told him that Daddy had something important to do, but he couldn’t do it alone, so she was going to help him and make sure they both came home.
She hummed softly to drown out her thoughts whilst she wrote a letter
to her mother.
Tonks ran through the
dust and the chaos towards the Great Hall, knowing there wasn’t
enough time but praying for it anyway. She felt the air crackle
and her ears rang as she tore through the
doors and she saw him, she saw his face and the way Dolohov drew back
his wand and she didn’t hesitate before drawing back her own and
screaming a curse.
Her aim was off – it
hit the pillar by Dolohov’s head and showered him with rubble as he
stumbled backwards. But she was by Remus’s side and he was filthy and
bleeding from the head and alive, looking at her like she was
the last thing left on earth.
Tonks knew there wasn’t
enough time but prayed for it anyway as Dolohov found his footing and
turned on them. Remus raised his wand and his free hand brushed hers.
Tonks looked past
Dolohov into the eyes of her aunt.
lmao, the liberals, as in both republicans and democrats in the united states, pretend they have an arbitrary age where people are on their own, say it’s 18, but really they don’t give a shit about you for the duration of your life.
They claim at 18, you can finally support yourself on your own, but humans aren’t individualist creatures, we thrive on our social structures, we thrive when we help each other. Individualism is a death sentence.
In truth there should be no arbitrary age where we stop helping each other, age shouldn’t determine how much help one needs. We should help all to the best of our abilities regardless of age. Which is why yes, food, housing, medical care, water, education, technology, etc. should be equally allotted to all.
one tree hill favs (as voted by my followers) » favourite season ≡ #2. season 4 Sometimes it seems like you are the only one in the world who’s struggling, who’s frustrated, or unsatisfied, or barely getting by. But that feeling’s a lie. And if you just hold on, just find the courage to face it all for another day, someone or something will find you and make it all okay. Because we all need a little help sometimes. Someone to help us hear the music in the world, to remind us that it won’t always be this way. That someone is out there. And that someone will find you.
↳ ALL FOR THE GAME; The Upperclassmen and Neil Josten. [5/7]
“ Don’t thank us, remember us,“ Dan said. “we’re your teammates. we’re here to help you with whatever you need, whether it’s this or games or general stress. we’ve all got different experiences, but we’re used to needing help. we’re just not used to getting it. but you’ve got us now