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drethelin: legally-bitchtastic: funniest-stuff: Great lesson in empathy, you never know what someone is going through. “And I put on weight. Big f–ing deal” is gonna be my new mantra Wentworth Miller is really good : The LAD Bible 2 hrs LADOIbi When you break out of prison and find out about McDonald's monopoly... 20th Century Fox Television WH Photography ldr Like Comment →Share Top Comments 12,516 shares Wentworth Miller Today I found myself the subject of an Internet meme. Not for the first time. This one, however, stands out from the rest. In 2010, semi-retired from acting, I was keeping a low-profile for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I was suicidal This is a subject I've since written about, spoken about, shared about. But at the time l suffered in silence. As so many do. The extent of my struggle known to very, very few. Ashamed and in pain, I considered myself damaged goods. And the voices in my head urged me down the path to self-destruction. Not for the first time. I've struggled with depression since childhood. It's a battle that's cost me time, opportunities, relationships, and a thousand sleepless nights In 2010, at the lowest point in my adult life, I was looking everywhere for relief/comfort/distraction. And I turned to food. It could have been anything Drugs. Alcohol. Sex. But eating became the one thing I could look forward to. Count on to get me through. There were stretches when the highlight of my week was a favorite meal and a nevw episode of TOP CHEF. Sometimes that was enough. Had to be. And I put on weight. Big f--king deal. One day, out for a hike in Los Angeles witha friend, we crossed paths with a film crew shooting a reality show. Unbeknownst to me, paparazzi were circling. They took my picture, and the photos were published alongside images of me from another time in my career. "Hunk To Chunk." "Fit To Flab." Etc. My mother has one of those "friends" who's always the first to bring you bad news. They clipped one of these articles from a popular national magazine and mailed it to her. She called me, concerned. In 2010, fighting for my mental health, it was the last thing I needed. Long story short, I survived. So do those pictures. I'm glad. Now, when I see that image of me in my red t shirt, a rare smile on my face, I am reminded of my struggle. My endurance and my perseverance in the face of all kinds of demons. Some within. Some without. Like a dandelion up through the pavement, I persist. Anyway. Still. Despite. The first time I saw this meme pop up in my social media feed, I have to admit, it hurt to breathe. But as with everything in life, I get to assign meaning. And the meaning I assign to this/my image is Strength. Healing. Forgiveness. Of myself and others. If you or someone you know is struggling, help is available. Reach out. Text. Send an email. Pick up the phone. Someone cares. They're waiting to hear from you. Much love . -W.M. drethelin: legally-bitchtastic: funniest-stuff: Great lesson in empathy, you never know what someone is going through. “And I put on weight. Big f–ing deal” is gonna be my new mantra Wentworth Miller is really good
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dulcimergecko: anauthorandherservicedog: gertiecraign: sethevans495: Flush them all THIS! This is the election that counts. Start educating yourself now on who will be campaigning to be your congresspeople/governor/etc.  Register to vote NOW. Don’t wait. You can do it any time. This is the fight we need to win.  VOTE  VOTE  VOTE Also…reminder to pay attention to all local elections and VOTE. These elected officials are the people most likely to directly impact your life in the short term.  This has to start now. Right now. Get your birth certificates. There may be a fee or long wait times. Make sure you get a certified copy. Make sure you have ID. Dig into your state’s laws and the whole Real ID thing, because (and sorry I can’t research this now, but pneumonia) I believe there are certain states whose driver’s licenses don’t qualify for Real ID. Make sure you’re registered to vote. Google it. Follow the instructions for your state. Know where your local polling place is or find out if you can vote by mail. Vote in ALL your upcoming elections. Yes, that means the little ones for city council or dog catcher or whatever. Vote those racist, homophobic, bigots out at every level. They’re like weeds. You can pull up every visible bit, but if you leave one tiny segment of root, they’ll just come back. To quote Mira Grant, rise up while you can. Because the Republicans are way the hell worse than zombies. Damn skippy!  My mantra all year has been “Come on, 2018…” : REMEMBER THIS DATE November 6,2018 Truth Examiner That's The Date When33 Senate Seats, AlI 435 Seats In The House of Representatives, And 14 Governorships Will Be Up For Re-Election. MAKE SURE TO VOTE ALL THE LIARS AND JERKS OUT OF OFFICE! IF REPUBLICANS LOSE THE HOUSE IN THE 2018 ELECTIONS, TRUMP WILL BE IMPEACHED FB/lin each Tru Impeach Penc Keep Impeaching SHARE IF YOU'RE VOTING! COME TOGETHER, REGISTER AND VOTE End the TYRANNY! dulcimergecko: anauthorandherservicedog: gertiecraign: sethevans495: Flush them all THIS! This is the election that counts. Start educating yourself now on who will be campaigning to be your congresspeople/governor/etc.  Register to vote NOW. Don’t wait. You can do it any time. This is the fight we need to win.  VOTE  VOTE  VOTE Also…reminder to pay attention to all local elections and VOTE. These elected officials are the people most likely to directly impact your life in the short term.  This has to start now. Right now. Get your birth certificates. There may be a fee or long wait times. Make sure you get a certified copy. Make sure you have ID. Dig into your state’s laws and the whole Real ID thing, because (and sorry I can’t research this now, but pneumonia) I believe there are certain states whose driver’s licenses don’t qualify for Real ID. Make sure you’re registered to vote. Google it. Follow the instructions for your state. Know where your local polling place is or find out if you can vote by mail. Vote in ALL your upcoming elections. Yes, that means the little ones for city council or dog catcher or whatever. Vote those racist, homophobic, bigots out at every level. They’re like weeds. You can pull up every visible bit, but if you leave one tiny segment of root, they’ll just come back. To quote Mira Grant, rise up while you can. Because the Republicans are way the hell worse than zombies. Damn skippy!  My mantra all year has been “Come on, 2018…”

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dulcimergecko: anauthorandherservicedog: gertiecraign: sethevans495: Flush them all THIS! This is the election that counts. Start educating yourself now on who will be campaigning to be your congresspeople/governor/etc.  Register to vote NOW. Don’t wait. You can do it any time. This is the fight we need to win.  VOTE  VOTE  VOTE Also…reminder to pay attention to all local elections and VOTE. These elected officials are the people most likely to directly impact your life in the short term.  This has to start now. Right now. Get your birth certificates. There may be a fee or long wait times. Make sure you get a certified copy. Make sure you have ID. Dig into your state’s laws and the whole Real ID thing, because (and sorry I can’t research this now, but pneumonia) I believe there are certain states whose driver’s licenses don’t qualify for Real ID. Make sure you’re registered to vote. Google it. Follow the instructions for your state. Know where your local polling place is or find out if you can vote by mail. Vote in ALL your upcoming elections. Yes, that means the little ones for city council or dog catcher or whatever. Vote those racist, homophobic, bigots out at every level. They’re like weeds. You can pull up every visible bit, but if you leave one tiny segment of root, they’ll just come back. To quote Mira Grant, rise up while you can. Because the Republicans are way the hell worse than zombies. Damn skippy!  My mantra all year has been “Come on, 2018…” : REMEMBER THIS DATE November 6,2018 Truth Examiner That's The Date When33 Senate Seats, AlI 435 Seats In The House of Representatives, And 14 Governorships Will Be Up For Re-Election. MAKE SURE TO VOTE ALL THE LIARS AND JERKS OUT OF OFFICE! IF REPUBLICANS LOSE THE HOUSE IN THE 2018 ELECTIONS, TRUMP WILL BE IMPEACHED FB/lin each Tru Impeach Penc Keep Impeaching SHARE IF YOU'RE VOTING! COME TOGETHER, REGISTER AND VOTE End the TYRANNY! dulcimergecko: anauthorandherservicedog: gertiecraign: sethevans495: Flush them all THIS! This is the election that counts. Start educating yourself now on who will be campaigning to be your congresspeople/governor/etc.  Register to vote NOW. Don’t wait. You can do it any time. This is the fight we need to win.  VOTE  VOTE  VOTE Also…reminder to pay attention to all local elections and VOTE. These elected officials are the people most likely to directly impact your life in the short term.  This has to start now. Right now. Get your birth certificates. There may be a fee or long wait times. Make sure you get a certified copy. Make sure you have ID. Dig into your state’s laws and the whole Real ID thing, because (and sorry I can’t research this now, but pneumonia) I believe there are certain states whose driver’s licenses don’t qualify for Real ID. Make sure you’re registered to vote. Google it. Follow the instructions for your state. Know where your local polling place is or find out if you can vote by mail. Vote in ALL your upcoming elections. Yes, that means the little ones for city council or dog catcher or whatever. Vote those racist, homophobic, bigots out at every level. They’re like weeds. You can pull up every visible bit, but if you leave one tiny segment of root, they’ll just come back. To quote Mira Grant, rise up while you can. Because the Republicans are way the hell worse than zombies. Damn skippy!  My mantra all year has been “Come on, 2018…”

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Regram @projecthappiness_org ☜ 20 minutes of meditation has been proven to lower stress hormones of upwards of 800%. Stress is arguably the number one cause of disease in our world as it encumbers our immunological system across the board, making other illnesses achieve a foothold and spread from there. Lowering said stress hormone levels is therefore our primary focus as a novice meditator. There is really no point doing mantras, mudras or chanting before this has been self-mastered, this feeling of abundant stillness, this centering. Yes, a mantra can still alleviate the conscious foci to remain centered. And yes, a mudra is an expression of meditative intent that when used properly can greatly alter the experiences during the meditative state. But before we are solemly calm, these things are mere "unknowables", the mind cannot know these assistants, for they are not "knowledge" to be applied, they are vehicles of consciousness more so, and you wouldn't strap a toddler into a spaceship before he learnt some spatial awareness, would you? So just sit. Breathe. 🙏 Focus on the sensation of drawing breath. ⚜ The sensation your body has to go through in order to do so. ☥ This will bring you to the center, from which point you will be able to understandably apply whichever vehicle or auditory imbiber. ✡ 1ove 💓 awakespiritual meditation still water upon the infinite ocean create the wave awake spiritual ascension enlightenment: IF YOU LISTEN TO YOUR BODY WHEN IT WHISPERS, YOU WIONT HAVE TO HEAR IT SCREAM PROJECT APPINES Regram @projecthappiness_org ☜ 20 minutes of meditation has been proven to lower stress hormones of upwards of 800%. Stress is arguably the number one cause of disease in our world as it encumbers our immunological system across the board, making other illnesses achieve a foothold and spread from there. Lowering said stress hormone levels is therefore our primary focus as a novice meditator. There is really no point doing mantras, mudras or chanting before this has been self-mastered, this feeling of abundant stillness, this centering. Yes, a mantra can still alleviate the conscious foci to remain centered. And yes, a mudra is an expression of meditative intent that when used properly can greatly alter the experiences during the meditative state. But before we are solemly calm, these things are mere "unknowables", the mind cannot know these assistants, for they are not "knowledge" to be applied, they are vehicles of consciousness more so, and you wouldn't strap a toddler into a spaceship before he learnt some spatial awareness, would you? So just sit. Breathe. 🙏 Focus on the sensation of drawing breath. ⚜ The sensation your body has to go through in order to do so. ☥ This will bring you to the center, from which point you will be able to understandably apply whichever vehicle or auditory imbiber. ✡ 1ove 💓 awakespiritual meditation still water upon the infinite ocean create the wave awake spiritual ascension enlightenment

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This should be repeated like a mantra, thousands of times over to our stupid a$$ POTUS Administration and Secretary of Defense. Because this outrageous sh*t they do is unacceptable. There are thousands of transgender people in the U.S. military. This is a downright betrayal of those who put their life on the line to defend this country, including safety of those ungrateful f*ckers in our government. LGBT LGBTUN rainbownation rainbow_nation_us trans Transgender USmilitary discrimination NonBinary WTF LGBTPride LGBTSupport Homosexual GayPride Lesbian Gay Pansexual GenderEquality GenderFluid Questioning Asexual Bisexual Androgyne Agender GenderQueer Intersex: TRANS PEOPLE ARE NOT A BURDEN. TRANS PEOPLE ARE NOT A BURDEN. TRANS PEOPLE ARE NOT A BURDEN. TRANS PEOPLE ARE NOT A BURDEN. TRANS PEOPLE ARE NOT A BURDEN. TRANS PEOPLE ARE NOT A BURDEN. TRANS PEOPLE ARE NOT A BURDEN. TRANS PEOPLE ARE NOT A BURDEN. TRANS PEOPLE ARE NOT A BURDEN. TRANS PEOPLE ARE NOT A BURDEN. TRANS PEOPLE ARE NOT A BURDEN. TRANS PEOPLE ARE NOT A BURDEN. TRANS PEOPLE ARE NOT A BURDEN. LGBT This should be repeated like a mantra, thousands of times over to our stupid a$$ POTUS Administration and Secretary of Defense. Because this outrageous sh*t they do is unacceptable. There are thousands of transgender people in the U.S. military. This is a downright betrayal of those who put their life on the line to defend this country, including safety of those ungrateful f*ckers in our government. LGBT LGBTUN rainbownation rainbow_nation_us trans Transgender USmilitary discrimination NonBinary WTF LGBTPride LGBTSupport Homosexual GayPride Lesbian Gay Pansexual GenderEquality GenderFluid Questioning Asexual Bisexual Androgyne Agender GenderQueer Intersex
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oliviapaigewrites:THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ONE! Don’t ignore this in your writing!: THE BEST THINGS TO REMEMBER when writing a highly emotional scene Show, don't tell; it's the golden rule of writing. I get it, you hear it everywhere you turn, and by now (even if you don't totally get it), you've become desensitized to the mantra. It's actually a pretty hard thing to master. Believe or not, all writers struggle to show, but I hope this lesson will help you out! NO EMOTION WORDS USE ACTION No, your character isn't sad, happy, devastated, in pain, angry, nervous, scared, or worried. Don't use words like this that describe emotions They cut down on the hit of your scene, and they're harder for readers to connect to/get emotional over Instead of being angry, your character is screaming, has their fists tightly clenched, and is trembling. See what I did? I took the emotion, thought of how to show it, and used that instead. It adds a little oomph, and it's more sensory for your reader USE SETTING USE PERCEPTIONS I dig this one. Your character is sad? No, your character is suddenly seeing their lover not as their lover, but something they just lost in battle. Their perception of what that person is changed. Love turns to loss, smiling turns to tears. Nothing is the same after the emotional action hits Your character is happy? Yeah, no they're not. Your character is noticing the tiniest, most delicate things about their new car that are, in all honesty, kind of weird to notice on just a normal car. When you love something, you notice more. When it makes you sad, you try to close it out. See? GO OUT OF BOUNDS High emotion often means lovw ability to think things through. It's okay to make your character wander from their borders during highly emotional moments. Make themm kick, scream, kiss harder, throw stuff, break down sobbing, knock out some teeth. I promise, it's okay! You're not out of bounds! USE DIALOGUE Angry? You'll say things you really don't mean. Sad? You'll hide the truth. Happy? You'll confess. Use these human faults to vour advantage. Alter your character's dialogue, word choice, and ability to open up during highly emotional scenes to portray what they feel through their words! PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! This is not easy to master. It seems simple, but it can be frustrating time consuming, and confusing. Take some time to sit and make lists. Scour your piece for emotion words, and replace them with other representations of that emotion. Get a little frustrated! It's okay to have to practice this, and if you do regularly and the right way, you will get better. It just takes time. Presented by: Olivia Paige at www.oliviapaigewrites.tumblr.com oliviapaigewrites:THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ONE! Don’t ignore this in your writing!

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