You are a
hurricane of
a girl;

to breathe
every once

and a while,
do not drown
within your
own storm.

- i think i saw you smile once, Emma Bleker   (via stellablu)

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We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work. -

Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour.

More on sleep here.

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Get that rest, folks! Science says so.

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A BAC of .1 % is considerably more pleasant. 

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This book (or was it this one?) had a chapter on sleep. According to some study somewhere, kids who got less sleep over just one week dropped significantly in IQ scores. (Apparently though, in the same book, there’s a study where kids’ IQ scores were raised after they received an M&M for every right answer so maybe it’s the IQ test that’s flawed.)

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i love this so much

a lot of this sounds like old/familiar thoughts, ew ugh



There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?” 
On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human. 

Therapy animals save lives.

These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury. 
Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!

I stood in front of a mirror today. 

  1. I took a selfie I liked.
  2. I told myself I could stand on my own two feet until I believed it. 
  3. I said “no” out loud until I didn’t feel guilty about it. 

These things were way harder than they should have been.

Growing pains. 


Apple tree
Gustav Klimt

Kirstin Mckee

Took a break from programming hard shit to pump out a processing gif. Finally learned how to make these run at a good framerate.