We are constantly bombarded by the media, and it’s not until you begin to be critical of it that you can fully appreciate how much it can mess with people’s minds. People are mostly passive when consuming media, and when you don’t think properly about it, it’s much more likely to affect you.
Pick up a marker pen, and critique your magazine. Think about things like the choice of models, what they have to say about beauty, what techniques do the adverts use, etc. Consider how parts of the magazine make you feel, why that is the case, and what their motives are for doing it.
Be thoughtful, be eloquent, be angry, be whatever you want. Writing all over the magazine can be extremely useful in organizing your thoughts, and can also be very therapeutic When doing this, you will begin to realize why you have some of the attitudes towards beauty (and other issues) that you do - because the media pushes those ideas onto us.
If you want to, you can take pictures of your defaced magazines and upload them to tumblr. Tag them ‘defaceyourmagazines’ if you want to share them, and take a look at the tag if you want to see other people’s.
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Here is some yellow paper.
We say it is yellow because that’s what color it is.
Simple enough, let’s move on.
Here is some white paper.
We say it is white because that’s what color it is.
Now, imagine some stuff happens to the white paper - something spills on it, it’s left in the sun in a hot car, whatever. It is acted upon by some force, and now it looks like this:
We can now describe the paper as yellowed. It was originally white, but something caused it to become yellow. Yellow has happened to it - it is yellowed.
Describing someone as “transgendered” does not make sense, because that person has not been transgendered by anything. Transgender did not happen to that person, they just are transgender.
Just like you wouldn’t describe a black person as “blackened” - they weren’t originally some other color until something came along and acted blackness upon them, they just are black - you shouldn’t describe a transgender person as “transgendered”.
Recovery Record is the smart companion for managing your journey to recovery from eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, obsessive eating disorder, binge eating disorder and compulsive eating disorder.
With Recovery Record you can:
- Keep a record of meals, thoughts and feelings
- Access beautiful reflection images and affirmations
- Customize log questions, meal plans, coping tactics and recovery goals
- View charts that highlight insights, trends and progress
- Collect jigsaw pieces to earn hidden rewards
- Set personalized reminder schedules and alarm tones
- Complete questionnaires to track your progress
- Link with your treatment team
- Receive in-the-moment feedback and messages from your treatment team
- Receive and send encouragement messages and virtual gifts to/from other users
Boosting this for followers or stumblers onto my blog.
I can’t help with 99% of eating disorder stuff because just thinking about it triggers crazytownbananapants for me, but this could really help some people.
Signal boost for all the girls and boys working with recovery.
I’ve never seen anything like this before, so I thought I’d pass it along.
You’ll need paper, a pen, a handful of highlighters or colored markers, and whatever you’re working on. Using the paper and pen, copy your last page or two by hand. Don’t change the content yet. When you’re finished, read through the penned copy and look for anything you feel could be improved or tweaked. Don’t erase or scratch anything out. Instead, use the markers to make changes. Draw big swooping arrows to move things around, in different colors. Want to add a word? Do it in pink, or green. Or purple. If you can’t find anything to change, read through it again and highlight the parts you like, again in different colors. And draw stars, pumpkins or exclamation points.
Using color and changing the physical method of expression stimulates the creative half of the brain, your “right brain,” and encourages it to reopen communication with the analytical half of your mind, or the left brain. Like most artists, most writers are right-brain-dominant, heavy on creativity. However, we also depend on our left brains for the tools of writing. When you stimulate your creative mind with color and fanciful images combined with your analyical prose and sentence structure, it can open the channels of communication and get the ideas flowing once more.
The Polaroid Z2300 is the smallest digital camera we’ve seen that delivers instant prints. It uses Premium ZINK paper that can’t be accidentally exposed, costs less per shot than Polaroid film and has a peel-off sticky back . Print your favorite shots and save everything directly to the camera or your SD card.
What’s good about it is that
- It’s a 10 Megapixel Camera that makes instant prints.
- You can edit the picture before you print it out!
- It is affordable! (you can get one right now here)
- You can add borders, color filter, and even RECORD a video!