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My name is Nichole.
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This stupid blog is all about my "lululemon wishlists and shabby chic design inspiration"

just some rando lady-person trynna figure out my place in this universe.

I fucking l.o.v.e. cats & glitter & pizza & being physical with someone else

Posting photos of dogs means I'm in a terrible mood.

I write a lot about my shit thoughts in regards to my shit experiences.


go the fuck away

breelifts:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!

the-uncensored-she:

kingjaffejoffer:

They turning up in the Ferguson city council meetings

#ArrestDarrenWilson, #JusticeforMikeBrown, #BlackLivesMatter, #Ferguson
oatzy:

Ms. Marvel #8
Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Adrian Alphona Colorist: Ian Herring

oatzy:

Ms. Marvel #8

Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Adrian Alphona
Colorist: Ian Herring

It’s always seemed unfortunate that kind words aren’t spoken often enough to those who matter in our lives.  Sometimes it seems like the only time you hear how great someone is, is when they pass away.  When it’s too late for them to hear from the people who love them how important & great they are.


This probably doesn’t come as a shock to anyone, but I tend to think about the people in my life CONSTANTLY.  How much they have affected my life, how much I appreciate their existance (even if they aren’t here physically, daily), and how fucking grateful I am to learn & live with everyone.  It literally makes me cry because I am always overwhelemed with joy. 


With that, I tend to do what I can to show those people that I am thinking of them. Be it a random text, a FB post, a tag in an IG photo, or simply reaching over and touching them on the shoulder if we’re sitting together.  I’m sure when I do these things it’s probably met with, “Uh….ok?” But truly, I believe its SO IMPORTANT to voice your appreciation for someone in the moment.  If you’re sitting around and a memory of a friend pops up, TELL THEM.  “Remember that one time?  I just thought of it, and wanted to text you. Have a nice day!”


It’s something small that could mean so much more to that person. It’s not something that I take lightly, because it’s so reassuring to know that someone is thinking of you when you’re so caught up in your own life.


Take a moment. Show your love when you feel it.  <3

It’s always seemed unfortunate that kind words aren’t spoken often enough to those who matter in our lives. Sometimes it seems like the only time you hear how great someone is, is when they pass away. When it’s too late for them to hear from the people who love them how important & great they are.


This probably doesn’t come as a shock to anyone, but I tend to think about the people in my life CONSTANTLY. How much they have affected my life, how much I appreciate their existance (even if they aren’t here physically, daily), and how fucking grateful I am to learn & live with everyone. It literally makes me cry because I am always overwhelemed with joy.


With that, I tend to do what I can to show those people that I am thinking of them. Be it a random text, a FB post, a tag in an IG photo, or simply reaching over and touching them on the shoulder if we’re sitting together. I’m sure when I do these things it’s probably met with, “Uh….ok?” But truly, I believe its SO IMPORTANT to voice your appreciation for someone in the moment. If you’re sitting around and a memory of a friend pops up, TELL THEM. “Remember that one time? I just thought of it, and wanted to text you. Have a nice day!”


It’s something small that could mean so much more to that person. It’s not something that I take lightly, because it’s so reassuring to know that someone is thinking of you when you’re so caught up in your own life.


Take a moment. Show your love when you feel it. <3

*heavy breathing*

*heavy breathing*

selfcareafterrape:

I don’t know how to explain what that means anymore than I know why pretty much everyone knows the feeling.
It isn’t a migraine- but every sound is grating, every touch, everything. For people with PTSD, this feeling often comes right before or after a panic attack. I’ve learned over the years though that it isn’t something only people with mental illness experience.
Things you can do:
        1. Cocoon yourself. They make weighted blankets, and if you experience this often enough(and have the cash to shell out for them)- they’re pretty cool. But if not, get as many blankets as you can and wrap yourself in them. You want a solid, stable sensory experience.  For whatever the reason, the weight helps slow down the racing heart and may even allow you to sleep.
           2, Take a shower in the dark.  Take a night light or something like that in there with you- if you won’t be able to do it in the total dark. Make sure everything is as quiet as possible, and then either take a shower or bath in the dark. I prefer almost too hot water myself. Showers in the dark are great for sensory input, because turning off the lights makes you pay more attention to your other senses, and you get physical, auditory, and smells too.
      3. Going in public? Wear a jacket. If you can avoid over heating in one- that is. Wearing a jacket will help add sensory input- and keep your nerves from picking up every stray accidental touch/whisper of the wind. Also carrying a grounding object in your pocket that you can rub/squeeze can help.
     4. Plank. Or really- any sort of thing that puts strain on a lot of muscles. Personally I like holding push up position, or doing downward dog. You probably don’t want to be doing something that requires you to move/touch too many different things- which is why you want things that put tension, but require you to remain relatively still.
       5. Joint Compressions. Start with your your shoulders- work your way down to your fingers. and then from the hips own the leg to the ankle. They advise doing each joint three times. A lot of children who have nerve issues are advised to get special brushes (they have soft bristles- and lots of them) so that they brush along their arms and legs in order to help calm them down.
       6. Beanie babies or other weighted dolls. Once again, this is something I learned from working with children. I’m not sure why it works, but it has. It’s probably that the weight provides a more solid sensory input- and the fact that it is a doll- it can also be a comfort toy of sorts.

selfcareafterrape:

I don’t know how to explain what that means anymore than I know why pretty much everyone knows the feeling.

It isn’t a migraine- but every sound is grating, every touch, everything. For people with PTSD, this feeling often comes right before or after a panic attack. I’ve learned over the years though that it isn’t something only people with mental illness experience.

Things you can do:

        1. Cocoon yourself. They make weighted blankets, and if you experience this often enough(and have the cash to shell out for them)- they’re pretty cool. But if not, get as many blankets as you can and wrap yourself in them. You want a solid, stable sensory experience.  For whatever the reason, the weight helps slow down the racing heart and may even allow you to sleep.

           2, Take a shower in the dark.  Take a night light or something like that in there with you- if you won’t be able to do it in the total dark. Make sure everything is as quiet as possible, and then either take a shower or bath in the dark. I prefer almost too hot water myself. Showers in the dark are great for sensory input, because turning off the lights makes you pay more attention to your other senses, and you get physical, auditory, and smells too.

      3. Going in public? Wear a jacket. If you can avoid over heating in one- that is. Wearing a jacket will help add sensory input- and keep your nerves from picking up every stray accidental touch/whisper of the wind. Also carrying a grounding object in your pocket that you can rub/squeeze can help.

     4. Plank. Or really- any sort of thing that puts strain on a lot of muscles. Personally I like holding push up position, or doing downward dog. You probably don’t want to be doing something that requires you to move/touch too many different things- which is why you want things that put tension, but require you to remain relatively still.

       5. Joint Compressions. Start with your your shoulders- work your way down to your fingers. and then from the hips own the leg to the ankle. They advise doing each joint three times. A lot of children who have nerve issues are advised to get special brushes (they have soft bristles- and lots of them) so that they brush along their arms and legs in order to help calm them down.

       6. Beanie babies or other weighted dolls. Once again, this is something I learned from working with children. I’m not sure why it works, but it has. It’s probably that the weight provides a more solid sensory input- and the fact that it is a doll- it can also be a comfort toy of sorts.

2007excalibur2007:

scooblee:

chaofanatic:

brook:

halcy:

uh oh [x]

it’s time

Oh god dammit.

Not quite sure I’m following what’s going on, so tell me, what’s so bad about this?

eversolea:

bloglikeanegyptian:

another installment of my comic, featuring Qahera the hijabi superhero! this time its mostly about sexual harassment - and the majority of the themes in this comic are based on real experiences with street harassment.

for enlarged version 

part 1 | part 2

My favorite comic!!! I want to buy a full book.

Zoe Moon Astrology: The DESTINED and KARMIC Cycle by Zoe Moon

During this 18 month period we are inside an energy pattern that is working to evolve Karmic cycles with key people in our lives, moving those whom we’ve run the course of Karma or Destiny onward, out of our lives, and bringing in key souls who are meant to influence the next 18 year chapter. We are also making key choices about our bodies and identity or hearing news about our physicality, name, title, that will inform our next chapter as well. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

after looking at a photo of myself from tonight I said to my mom:

"It bothers me how far apart my teeth are from each other.  It’s like I haphazardly shoved whole Chiclets into already chewed Chiclets and used that as dentures."

We&#8217;re fighting, NDT.

We’re fighting, NDT.

nerds. (at Paramount Theatre)

nerds. (at Paramount Theatre)

this dog and their human are like goofy best friends who are bored during the summer while their parents are at work all day but aren’t interested in doing anything bad or dangerous or anything so they just play stupid games around the house and maybe watch random daytime television like soap operas on Univision making up what is happening because they don’t speak spanish all while eating popsicles.

i want a dog.

khawlabentalazwaar:

gothamcityballet:

deafmuslimpunx:

exquisitedialectics:

takealookatyourlife:

Aiya Van Kooten everyone

When Aiya Van Kooten stood face-to-face with a burglar in her bedroom, her left eye twitched, then she went into “predator mode”.
“I screamed at him… jumped off my chair, leaped over my bed and sprinted after him down the stairs,” she said.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/8626910/Predator-mode-scares-off-burglars

This is the best story of my life

“Although she was the only one home, Van Kooten said she had no regard for her safety - instead, she said she was just overwhelmed with “rage“….. ummmmm Hero!!! 

Haha, badass Muslim woman. Love it!!!

This lady is so awesome. She lives with her grandma and was studying and had a towel on her head and no shoes but she chased them out of her garden, kicked one up the arse as he climbed a fence, they dropped a camera and laptop, she flagged down a passing driver to help her continue the pursuit, and it turned out he was ex-military, and they finally caught one of them in a park and pinned him as the police arrived. Now she’s going to visit the burglar in prison for the next few months to help with his rehabilitation.
So in summary:
This lady doesn’t just defend her home and loved ones, she will hunt you down, team up with other skilled individuals, get you put away, and then teach you the consequences of your actions until you’re a valuable member of society once more.
Seriously she’s a frigging superhero.

literal hero

khawlabentalazwaar:

gothamcityballet:

deafmuslimpunx:

exquisitedialectics:

takealookatyourlife:

Aiya Van Kooten everyone

When Aiya Van Kooten stood face-to-face with a burglar in her bedroom, her left eye twitched, then she went into “predator mode”.

“I screamed at him… jumped off my chair, leaped over my bed and sprinted after him down the stairs,” she said.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/8626910/Predator-mode-scares-off-burglars

This is the best story of my life

Although she was the only one home, Van Kooten said she had no regard for her safety - instead, she said she was just overwhelmed with “rage“….. ummmmm Hero!!! 

Haha, badass Muslim woman. Love it!!!

This lady is so awesome. She lives with her grandma and was studying and had a towel on her head and no shoes but she chased them out of her garden, kicked one up the arse as he climbed a fence, they dropped a camera and laptop, she flagged down a passing driver to help her continue the pursuit, and it turned out he was ex-military, and they finally caught one of them in a park and pinned him as the police arrived. Now she’s going to visit the burglar in prison for the next few months to help with his rehabilitation.

So in summary:

This lady doesn’t just defend her home and loved ones, she will hunt you down, team up with other skilled individuals, get you put away, and then teach you the consequences of your actions until you’re a valuable member of society once more.

Seriously she’s a frigging superhero.

literal hero

 
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