...eat/move for a day or so after taking it. another downfall is a bit of hair-loss,but it's nothing too extreme. i have to admit,i stopped taking it a couple of times due to the severity of my side-effects,but i immediately regretted stopping it. it really does work wonders,everyone i've talked to sing it's praises. having said all of that,the positives outweigh the negatives,in my opinion! you can ask your doc to provide anti-nausea tablets to combat that (i'm on stemetil,it's used for...
Thank you for your message. I am not using the drug myself but my friend found the info really helpful. Really grateful for your response. It has meant a lot to them :) x
“A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face she inquired, “How heavy is this glass of water?” The answers called out ranged from 8oz to 20 oz. She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If i hold it for a minute, its not a problem. If i hold it for an hour, i’ll have an ache in my arm. If i hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer i hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stress and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them for a big longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed - incapable of doing anything.” Always remember to put the glass down.”—(via ez-rae)
people with anxiety disorders are so brave like we feel unbearable amounts of anxiety over doing things like going to the doctor or getting on a plane or talking on the phone or taking a test but sometimes we find the strength to do those things anyway even though we’re terrified out of our minds and that’s really amazing. people with anxiety are brave as hell
Being brave is doing something you are afraid of regardless of the fear you feel. The absence of the fear doesn’t make you brave, its the courage you have to do it anyway.
Racist Halloween costumes are nothing new. Each year, people try to push the envelope. They think they’re being funny, but really, they’re using the freedom of Halloween, the pass we all get to indulge our secret selves, to say, to people of color: “This is how we see you. This is how we think of you.”
Though it is infuriating that we still need to have this conversation about why blackface is unacceptable, there may be some comfort in the knowledge that when people put on the mask of blackface, they reveal who they truly are.
A good friend of mine is in the midst of pulling the trigger on something she’s wanted to do for a long time — departing Portland for Brooklyn. If you knew her, you’d know it’s the right decision, but she’s still grappling with the fear of the unknown/grief for the life one is leaving behind.
I haven't been posting as much recently, but I've been doing a massive sugar reduction in my diet and it seems to be helping me a bit.
I find with no soda in my diet I am more inclined to eat and my acid is a bit better. I got into the habit of replacing meals with soda because my IBS was impossible to manage with work and I needed the energy.
I find I'm cooking a few more of my meals, getting out the bathroom a bit more and generally just not feeling as shitty. I still have the odd cookie here or there, but sugary drinks are banned and sweet consumption is at a minimum.
I've also been looking at getting my own apartment. I need a bit more of a deposit saved up but I really want to do it if I can because if I lived in the city centre I could actually get up and do things sometimes without stressing about a long walk or drive.
One step at a time anyway, but its a small step in the right direction!
If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.
Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.
“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”— Hugh Laurie (via aviolafyre)
Really upset today because I am too sick to get my new glasses and have been blind for several months now. They finally arrive and I’m in agony on the bathroom floor. We asked if they could let my brother collect them for me and they said no because they need a signature from me. So I get to have eye pain and headaches on top of this for god knows how long because of optician red tape.
So many of you will be aware I was raised in the church. My mum became a born again Christian when I was 9, and she had been sending me to a private Christian school from age 7, till I hit 16 and went to my local sixth form college.
I have started reading a book called “When God was a Woman” by Merlin Stone, and even after just a few chapters I have been pondering some of the Christian doctrine and scriptures and wondering how some of the men at church really understand them.
Firstly, lets just look at the whole “Woman was made from the rib of Adam”. So if we take it literally then women are actually made of men. We are formed of their flesh. If we don’t take it literally, did men birth us? Did we evolve from men? It feels like you can only take this literally, so my question is why did God from then on decide that all embryos would begin as female? That even though women were created from men, and were “inferior”, that all men would from then on mutate from female. All men would begin life as female embryos until they went and grew that rogue chromosome.
I was also thinking about the misogyny directed at Christian women from some of the men of God. They quote stuff from 1 Timothy and 1 Corinthians about us leaving teaching alone and being silent, but forget verses from Acts (2:18) and Galatians (3:28) about equality. They also forget a particular quote from Christ himself in Matthew 20:16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”
Jesus is talking about justice and karma. He is saying people who put themselves first will not be valued in his kingdom. He is saying the poor, the marginalised. the oppressed will be served first in Heaven. He is saying that those with the most here on earth will have the least when they enter his gates.
So if these white male Christians eagerly take the Bible at face value, why the hell aren’t they going puritanical and throwing out all their valuables and giving to the poor? Why are these mega churches with private planes even in existence? Why are they denying women basic bodily autonomy and the right to speak up in church? I mean Jesus said this, it’s in the Bible…
If all the Bible says is true this will be my favourite part of the rapture. All these ignorant Christian men who have treated their wives like slaves, and the poor like scum, and minorities as less than their equal. All those people will be in front of them in Heaven.
They go up to Jesus expecting the keys to their heaven mansions, “Sorry buddy, it was in Matthew…” and hands the keys to their wife, the waitress they failed to tip every Sunday at IHoP, the gay couple they rallied against in adoption laws, or maybe the migrant worker they worked into the ground and underpaid. It will be like Oprah’s favourite things for the people who had it rough on earth. “Here’s a heaven mansion for you, and you, and you, and you!”
I kind of hope Jesus sends them to live in a heavenly trailer park for a while to reflect on their earthly lives. Not forever, just long enough for each individual to get it. Then they can join the rest of heaven.
Not to say that all Christian men are like this or that other people aren’t ass holes, religious, male, white or otherwise. I have met some great, progressive Christian guys, however when my pastor gave that talk on equality a few weeks ago it was met with a few grumbles and the more traditional minded men did not permit their wives to stand when the women were asked. Hard to tell if the women were choosing to follow their own beliefs or have been indoctrinated into thinking they must require male authority to form godly opinions or express themselves in church. Still a long way to go, but I’m always pleased to see any progress.
I myself still don’t really know what I believe, Christianity does not entirely fit me. I’m a spiritual person, I believe in science but also the unexplainable, the mystical nature of the universe and our autonomy and brilliance. For now, I know that the teachings of Christ are flexible and encompass a good message grounded in love for all, no exceptions, so I would follow his ideology whether he is the Son of God or not. That is enough for my faith at this time, but it is ever evolving.