Thursday, November 7, 2019

I pretend I know what I'm talking about 150% of the time

If you can't blow them away with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullshit.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

PSA: Untreated depression can cause permenant changes in the brain

 From: @lindsaybraman


Just something I think we as humans and people who are in relationship with other humans should know. This research indicates that untreated depression can cause the brain to shrink (notably, one area affected is the hippocampus- the part of the brain responsible for emotional regulation and complex decision making). Thankfully, brains are able create new neurons throughout our lifetimes, but if left untreated long term, degeneration may outpace our ability to generate new neurons- a capacity that reduces as we age. The good news is that Ahidan (2011) found that brains that have been treated for and/or recovered from major depression are not significantly different in volume from non-depression-experiencing brains at an 11 year follow-up (Ahidan, 2011).

Reminder: Instagram is not therapy and only a health care professional can determine an individual's diagnosis and best treatment for them.

https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lanpsy/PIIS2215-0366(18)30087-7.pdf or find a less technical summary of the findings at https://tinyurl.com/y2gejard.



Friday, November 1, 2019

Sophie Scholl's quote by @zenpencils

From: @zenpencils


“The real damage is done by those millions who want to 'survive.' The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves—or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn.” ― Sophie Scholl



Wednesday, October 2, 2019

You have chosen your purpose

Recognize that you have chosen your purpose in being in this society at this time on your planet. Know that if you were not going to make a difference, you would not be here.
-Bashar

Monday, September 30, 2019

Healing and 3 Routes to Healing


Three routes to healing:

1. You must let the pain visit.
2. You must allow it to teach you.
3. You must not allow it to overstay.

-Ijcoma Umebinyuo

Healing yourself will ask more of you:
more rest,
more self love,
more letting go,
more time for learning,
more space for transformation,
more honesty about how you feel,
more time developing good habits,
more courage to try new practices,
more time cultivating your inner peace,
more faith in yourself and the process.

-Yung Pueblo