april-liu:

I went on a trip recently!

I don’t know much about watercolors. I would like to take a class for them. Anyone know any good ones in LA? Usually when I do watercolors it’s just with the intent to mess around…scan them in and then like put gaussian blurs in the bg lol 

sordaradical:

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"Letting Go of Emotional Suffering: Mindfulness of Your Current Emotion"

5 segments in boxes:

OBSERVE YOUR EMOTION

-Note its presence

-Step BACK

-Get UNSTUCK from the emotion

EXPERIENCE YOUR EMOTION FULLY

-As a WAVE, coming and going

-Try not to BLOCK emotion

-Try not to PUSH the emotion away

-Don’t try to KEEP the emotion around

-Don’t try to INCREASE the emotion

-Just be a witness to your emotion

REMEMBER: YOU ARE NOT YOUR EMOTION

-Do not ACT on the sensation of urgency 

-Remember when you have felt DIFFERENT

-Describe your emotion by saying “I have the feeling of ______” rather than “I am _____.”

-Notice OTHER feelings that you have at the same time you feel the strong emotion.

REMEMBER: YOU ARE NOT YOUR EMOTION

-Do not ACT on the sensation of urgency 

-Remember when you have felt DIFFERENT

-Describe your emotion by saying “I have the feeling of ______” rather than “I am _____.”

-Notice OTHER feelings that you have at the same time you feel the strong emotion.

PRACTICE RESPECTING, LOVING YOUR EMOTION

-Don’t JUDGE your emotion

-Practice WILLINGNESS with your emotion

-Radically ACCEPT your emotion”]

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Things You Can Do For Ferguson:

donrickles:

  • Donate money to have those arrested in Ferguson released on bail. These people belong on the streets, especially at a time like this.
  • Send a note of condolence to the family of Michael Brown. Let’s not forget the tragedy that started this.
  • Donate to the Michael Brown Memorial Fund. This is an official fundraiser run by the Brown family’s lawyers. They are going through so much, lets make sure at the very least it isn’t a financial burden.
  • Help get people on the ground. There are activists and reporters who want to do their part and get to Ferguson. Donate and get them there. I am so far aware of Zellie Imani, Zak Jemmott, and JR Valrey (a reporter for SF Bay View).
  • Donate to the Ferguson Youth Initiative.The children of this community deserve better than to be gunned down. Make sure they get that in the future.
  • Feed the children of Ferguson. Many children in America rely on school to get their meals and thanks to the civil unrest caused by the police, the children of Ferguson have been without school since Monday. These people want to make sure that doesn’t mean anyone is going hungry.
  • Find a National Moment of Silence in your area. If one doesn’t exist, start one. Share this experience with others. Solidarity is important.
  • Keep awareness up. Not just among the like-minded people on tumblr, this is something everyone needs to be aware of.
  • Spread accurate information. There is a lot of distortion going on here and spreading every piece of information as it is reported only makes that worse. First and foremost make sure you are listening carefully, then share what is important and relevant.

If you are aware of any good causes or ways to help that I have missed, please reblog and add them.

  #ferguson
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Anonymous asked:
I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??
natnovna replied:

there’s a bail and legal fund that’s been set up for those who’ve been arrested 

this person is trying to organize a food drive for school kids in ferguson

national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality) 

share the following: 

videos of what has happened

links to articles

how to make a tear gas mask

livestream link to the peaceful protests

Ferguson Police Department
Email (taken off the site) 

222 S. Florissant Road
Ferguson, MO 63135

Ph: 314-522-3100
Fx: 314-524-5290

  #ferguson
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 Advice he’d give a 12-year-old version of himself"It might sound oversimplified, but I’d say, ‘Shhh.’ It’s so funny how noisy my brain is - it’s what it does, it makes thoughts. And the problem is, I think in most of our lives the root of suffering is listening to that brain noise and actually identifying with it as if it’s who you are. That’s just the noise your brain makes. And more often than not, it probably doesn’t have much to say that’s going to help you. I’ve felt my best are the moments that I’ve been able to pull that plug and say, ‘Chris … shhh … shhh.’ And it’s not quitting, it’s not giving up, it’s not washing your hands of the thought, it’s rising above it. All the time I’ve spent suffering as a result of brain noise, hours of my life wasted. So that’s what I’d say: ‘Shhh.’"

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