THEME BY PISTACHI-O
nagakaze:

reunited once again

nagakaze:

reunited once again

chekhovandowl:

So, I don’t like to be weirdly negative.

But here’s something I really, honestly enjoyed drawing. It was quite therapeutic. 

Sometimes, people have panic attacks. You don’t have to be diagnosed with a panic disorder or an anxiety disorder to have one. I’ve got friends who deal with it, both online and irl. And it quite sucks, what can I say? It really isn’t a fun life experience.

Here’s the thing - it’s often not fixable. BUT educating and informing people can sometimes help a little bit. 

I don’t have any sort of anxiety or panic disorder. But I do have things that trigger panic attacks in me. I don’t have them often, but recently I had one over a rather silly reason, and that brought it to the forefront of my mind again.

Have you ever had a panic attack? How do they feel to you? More importantly, how do you deal with it? Do you have a special set of cheats that help you come back more smoothly, maybe faster? These should be shared if you are willing, because they might help someone in need at an important time. 

For me, I often react with cold sweat (old classic?), being unable to breathe in fully, and often, my fingers or arms and/or tongue go numb. At some point, I know that if I breathe in I’ll do a weird voice thing that might or might not become sobbing. Which is quite embarrassing, of course.

My usual ways to alleviate this is - breathing. Breathing in for 5 seconds, out for 8. Sometimes, this is impossible. In that case, shorten it to IN for 3 seconds, OUT for 5. 

Also, I know people have fancy anxiety apps on their phone sometimes but in my opinion, you can make do without them. A simple mindless puzzle game does wonders. If you know games like 2048 or Candy Crush, you should know that these things are lovely bandaids for a panic attack, if you can get to them and use them. They activate another part of your brain, and distract you from ________ so that your body can naturally return to a normal state.

When in doubt, and in a place that allows it, leaning forward and putting your head between your legs is also good for you. 

More info - panic attacks have all kinds of weird personalities. They vary person to person and they vary trigger to trigger and they can also vary just randomly. Yesterday you had a two-minute panic attack with a 30-second onset? Today you’re gonna have one that builds up over an hour and then takes 3 hours to calm down from. 

Also good to do, when you are stable and able: Keep track of what triggers you. Keep track of your panic attacks and what they do to you. It’s a scientific approach, it can sometimes help to see the information written out and see what can be done to make it easier next time. Did you get enough sleep? Are you eating properly? Do the panic attacks occur more in public, or in private… etc…

Good luck everyone! C:

lucaspsi:

shotarokaneda:

this dog is part husky part lab

the split is straight down the middle, quite literally

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LOOK AT THIS!!! It looks like two different dogs! She literally got looks from both sides of her parents! JUST IMAGINE HOW HAPPY THEY MUST BE!!!!!

merps:

fileextension:

here ill post these together!! luv this water brush

Because this didn’t come in my SAI and I bet it didn’t with other people’s, here’s a pack of more textures (including the lava one!!!). Go to your SAI folder and just dump the ones you’d like in the brushtex folder (or w/e you have it called)

EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO REBLOGS THIS GETS A PICTURE! 

punkdehaan:

epulina:

punkdehaan:

THE ONLY THING YOU GOTTA DO IS HAVE YOUR SUBMISSIONS OPEN. LIKES DON’T COUNT. ENDS THANKSGIVING DAY 2014 GO!

PICTURE OF WHAT

I DON’T KNOW YOULL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEEE

toastoat:

PUT THAT THING BACK WHERE IT CAME FROM OR SO HELP ME