"The Heady, Thorny Journey to Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms" is an incredible and informative read from @wired "How quickly is the push to decriminalize psilocybin progressing, exactly? So quickly that it’s even surprised psychedelics advocates. “The fact that it's happening so fast is kind of amazing,” says Brad Burge, spokesperson for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), which leads studies of psychedelic therapies, including the aforementioned MDMA trial. “Here we have some of the very first policy measures ever to be proposed around the decriminalization of psychedelic substances and they're passing. This is so surprising, I've only just had a chance to start thinking about it.”
#repost @anna__valkovskaya • • • • • В детстве обижаемся, кричим, отворачиваемся, восторгаемся. Все что угодно, кроме игры. Естественность с ограниченным сроком пользования. Надевать маску — это не значит проявлять неискренность. Маски стали требованием времени... 🎭 Кто впервые чирканул на вашем лице кисточкой, ведь когда-то ты был настоящим, сколько лет тебе было 3-5-6, а потом ты отлично научился играть и манипулировать, ну и притворяться конечно. Со мной это случилось в 7 лет, это был мой первый класс. Моя учительница, первая моя учительница, которая должна была являться примерном искренности и доброты, была злобной бабкой, которая выбирала любимчиков и любила учеников за подачки их родителей и вылизывание задницы ей. Мои родители не входили в то число, они не таскались в школу, не выпрашивали для меня оценки и конфетами не задаривали. Разумеется я в немилость попала с первых дней, а ещё я была левша, как ворона белая. Родители ей не разрешили меня переучивать писать правой рукой, вы представляете, что такое перечить заслуженному учителю?! Она всячески пыталась меня уколоть и обидеть. Я
People ask, "how are you so happy?" I went to therapy. Years and years of different kinds of therapy. I read psychological and self-help books. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Therapy is not something bad and scary like it was in the 1980's. You don't get told what to do. You aren't scolded for what you cannot do. You aren't talked down to by perfect Gods who don't make mistakes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Going to therapy is like getting a personal trainer at the gym. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You start with a goal: whether that is to improve your communication, become less negative, reduce stress, or have someone help you support your mental health issues. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every therapist is different: just like how teachers are different. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sometimes, you get a therapist you don't vibe with (maybe that person reminds you of your aunt or something), or you cannot be honest with them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you don't vibe with them or you cannot be honest with them, choose a different therapist. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That is like not liking your personal trainer. If you are not satisfied with them, get a different one. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Things to know about therapy: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. You might not like the first therapist you meet. This doesn't mean therapy doesn't work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. It takes a lot of courage to look at yourself and want to change. They will give you activities to try. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. Some techniques are very effective and you will find relief in 2-3 sessions. Other issues are more complex and you might be at it for a while because you are literally rewiring your brain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. Most people think of going to therapy when something is broken. That is like starting a new gym plan when you decide to lose the weight. There are people in therapy all the time who are fit, healthy, and not in crisis.
This is me, at the top of Te Mata Peak, NZ. This was beyond scary, I'm afraid of heights and it was windy as hell. I still sat, enjoyed the scenery and got a few pictures. This is me, it still is. Beyond the C-PTSD, Depression, Anxiety disorders, OCD, Fibromyalgia & CFS/ME. I am still this woman. I woke up this morning with an epiphany, yes I live in a world of my irrational fears, my flashbacks, my pain, my frustration & my fatigue but, I am still her. I need to draw strength from the past and realise, I am still this woman and I can get through this. I can do this. Recovery is possible.
I had an amazing weekend where we unplugged and connected both with nature and each other and friends. I am ready to get back to the week! And I am ready for Monday! And you know what! I am committing to a 6 week exercise program that will be a perfect preparation for Morning Meltdown 100 which comes out on July 29th! You have seen me post about it a lot because I am so excited for it. Having long hikes like this takes some energy. I had to carry my 5yr old for a while because of heat, tired legs, boo-boos etc. I swear my body is always ready for these adventures thanks to the Beachbody workouts that are so available and accessible. It requires access to internet to stream them and only 20 min for some program or more for others. There are no excuses for not working out. There are always options. I know it’s our mind that sets barriers. And I hope you all that that it is a cycle that you need to break. When your mind comes up with excuses it’s hard to start but once you start exercising it helps to reset both the mind and set. As a biproduct of this lifestyle you get to maintain your weigh, have more energy to hike with your kids, spouse, friends etc! Take advantage of BOD sale in June with me and join me in the movement to bring more movement in peoples lives! You will receive special gift from me in June! Spread the word and DM me for details.
Check on your friends... Just because someone looks healthy and happy doesn’t mean they don’t fight serious mental demons every hour of every. single. day. I’ve chased my purpose for what seems like so long it has killed me, it has murdered who I am; who I thought I was supposed to be. There’s a constant voice in your head that convinces you of terrible things. False things. No one likes you. You can’t do it. Everyone dies. You need to change. No one wants to marry you. You will be alone forever. You aren’t doing enough... You sleep just to silence it. You scream so you don’t have to hear it. You feel crazy. You are crazy. You try to talk yourself out of it and that makes you crazy. You go back to sleep. You wake up. The physical pain kicks in. The sickness, the numbness. Starving but no desire to eat. In pain but no matter how hard you try you can’t pick yourself up. You try and talk yourself out of it, but you fail. You’re a failure. Just give up. Will this feeling ever end?! Your heart beat races so fast it physically hurts, your breath becomes shallow, you just want it to stop. Please just stop. You don’t feel anymore, tears fall down your face but they are empty. You feel empty. You move from the bed to the couch. The couch to kitchen. Kitchen to the bed. You stare into nothing. Staring into a blank whirlwind of what ifs and why’s. There’s no reason for you to feel this way, so WHY DO WE. How do you battle these ruthless demons? Why is it so hard to shut them off and reverse them? I know I’m not the only one who battles this EVERY FUCKING DAY. There’s millions of us and it breaks my heart knowing others struggle in silence like this, like me. There must be something more, something in this life for me that doesn’t take all of who I am. Constantly searching for more, traveling to discover something that feels lost, always looking for fulfillment when I know it’s within myself...My journey is going to be a long one. 🤕
THE BRONX 6-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS SLASHED BY HIS MOTHER WITH A RAZOR IN APRIL COLLAPSED AT SCHOOL AND DIED THIS PAST FRIDAY. THE 6-YEAR-OLD AND HIS 2-YEAR-OLD SISTER WERE BOTH SLASHED BY THEIR MOTHER, 24-YEAR-OLD SHANICE MARTIN ON APRIL 27. THE INJURIES WERE SERIOUS: THE SONS INJURIES WAS A SLASH FROM EAR TO EAR AND DUE TO THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE INJURY HE UNDERWENT SURGERY. FOLLOWING THE INCIDENT, MARTIN WALKED INTO THE NYPD’S 42 PERCENT COVERED IN BLOOD AND INFORMED THE POLICE ABOUT THE INCIDENT. SHE WAS ARRESTED, CHARGED AND IS UNDERGOING A PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION. #bronx#tragic#mentalhealthawarness
👑 LE Royalty 👑 When you can do business overseas and there is heavy mutual solid respect and follow through...so grateful! This meant so much to me... Love you guys! 🇮🇪✊ Tees avail on presale at store link in bio. Models @bredaboo_x @eamonnbaggott 📸 @caleb_purcell_photo