May 26, 2014   9,038 notes

Trauma permanently changes us.

This is the big, scary truth about trauma: there is no such thing as “getting over it.” The five stages of grief model marks universal stages in learning to accept loss, but the reality is in fact much bigger: a major life disruption leaves a new normal in its wake. There is no “back to the old me.” You are different now, full stop.

This is not a wholly negative thing. Healing from trauma can also mean finding new strength and joy. The goal of healing is not a papering-over of changes in an effort to preserve or present things as normal. It is to acknowledge and wear your new life — warts, wisdom, and all — with courage.

Catherine Woodiwiss, “A New Normal: Ten Things I’ve Learned About Trauma” (via lugardepiedras)

So true, and hard to accept.

Figuring out who you are after trauma is not easy. Or fast.

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May 26, 2014   164,874 notes

sunshineandthunderthighs:

gunrunnerhell:

And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.” - Joseph Rodman Drake

Let’s not forget what Memorial Day is actually about.

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May 24, 2014   209,247 notes

megachikorita:

you kids these days with your rapidly growing concern for the state of the world and your knowledge of important issues at increasingly younger ages despite having been told your opinions don’t matter by the adults who put you in these situations

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May 24, 2014   733,979 notes

crazykattlady:

britishstarr:

bloodyjam:

le-nickasaur:

surrealscorpion:

In India, a snake protects two pups for 48 hours after they accidentally fall into a hole. At first it was thought that she wanted to attack them, but then noticed she was caring for the puppies. When rescued, the snake was released into a forest. 

It is impossible not to share it with you.

that snake is going to snake heaven

precious babies

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I couldn’t help myself.

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Neither could I

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May 24, 2014   440,077 notes

tegansenpai:

timetravellingtimelord:

theparadoxymoron:

katiefab:

cutebabe:

shipcomingthrough:

Just watch it.

oh……my fucking

No, seriously. Watch the video.

but guys…can you imagine what would happen if someone hacked the highways? 

HERE’S THE LINK TO SOLAR FREAKIN’ ROADWAYS GUYS

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SIGNAL BOOST THIS SHIT

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May 22, 2014   182,360 notes

thottweiler:

sirblaxalot:

um

I JUST SCREAMED AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS

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May 22, 2014   309,680 notes

pretentioususernametosoundsmart:

gooseko:

iplaybassoon13:

dantheinsane1:

zenpencils:

ERICA GOLDSON: Graduation speech

Erica Goldson must have had some serious balls to give this speech

This is beautiful.

this is so wonderful 

This hit hard. Our education system is desperately in need of fixing.

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May 20, 2014   801,125 notes

rupindeer:

I hope when you die you get to see your stats like how many times you laughed or told a lie or kissed or how many people loved you and how many people hated you and what you meant to people

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May 19, 2014   322,733 notes
crazyress:

byron130:

18.05.2014I learned yesterday that when you see a bee on the ground that isn’t moving, it’s not necessarily dead, it’s probably just dead tired from carrying lots of pollen and needs re-energising. So if you mix a tiny bit of water with some sugar and let it drink it will give it the boost it needs to continue on its way. Bizarrely, this exact thing happened today! I found a knackered bee, mixed up some sugar water, gave it a drink and watched it guzzle and guzzle then suddenly come back to life. It was amazing! Thank you patrick, it was an excellent tip that i’ll never forget and will continue to pass on to others!

THATS SO CUTE WTF

crazyress:

byron130:

18.05.2014
I learned yesterday that when you see a bee on the ground that isn’t moving, it’s not necessarily dead, it’s probably just dead tired from carrying lots of pollen and needs re-energising. So if you mix a tiny bit of water with some sugar and let it drink it will give it the boost it needs to continue on its way. Bizarrely, this exact thing happened today! I found a knackered bee, mixed up some sugar water, gave it a drink and watched it guzzle and guzzle then suddenly come back to life. It was amazing! Thank you patrick, it was an excellent tip that i’ll never forget and will continue to pass on to others!

THATS SO CUTE WTF

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May 14, 2014   224,711 notes

pastaforian:

feelsadtoday:

gayn:

literally my favorite video in the world jfc

THIS WILL ALWAYS BE MY FAVORITE VIDEO EVER OKAY

JSAOIDJASODJAOSIDJA

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