Hello :) British, strawberry blonde, living on puppy hugs and music. I collect masks and quotes (check out my quotes blog at http://dft.ba/-quotesblog). I hoard books; the very idea of walking past a bookstore is sacrilege to me. Anything by Tolkien is my bible. Any music by Adam Young incapacitates me; as do kind intellectual men. I watch more YouTube videos than can ever be healthy.To those it matters to: I'm a Nerdfighter, Tolkienite, Trekkie, Hiddlestoner, Bananacub, Hoot Owl & Ravenclaw. And whatever Guy Martin fans are called. One of them too.
Background photo is my own photography (which you can check out at dft.ba/-the-sea-and-the-sky)
If depressed thoughts (symptoms of depression and anxiety) spoke to you online, how would you cope? Your answer could be the key to real-life recovery.
I’m so proud of this video, and was so scared of publishing it.
I had it ready to go at 9AM, but couldn’t bring myself to post it until noon. I felt (and feel) very, very vulnerable sharing the deeply personal inner debates I face against depression. It’s scary; I was afraid that people would make fun of me. But ultimately I believe that silence only breeds shame and illness, and I refuse to spend my life bowing before those altars.
50+ hours went into making this video, which is (by far) the longest an episode of HtA has ever taken to complete. I hope with my whole heart that it is helpful to some of y’all. The response thus far has been so kind and generous that I have tears in my eyes as I type this. Guys, I have known from the start that you are awesome, but your awesomeness has never meant so much to me as it does right now.
A quick note about why the reception y’all have given the video means so much to me.
This corner monster bookmark that I made out of plastic canvas and yarn. I was thinking of making more of these and possibly selling on Etsy if I had enough interest in them… Kind of big and bulky but super fun and cute to own for a collection!!!
Here is “ELYX“, a cute little doodle wandering through Paris, France as well as various parts of the world through the sketchbook of YAK, its creator, who draws his mascot for more than 3 years! Some adorable, funny and creative adventures to follow on his Instagram account or on his website: ELYX.
"But nothing is intrinsically wrong with applying scientific language metaphorically to human experience. Metaphors are valuable when our experiences are enigmatic or difficult to capture, when existing words don’t fit the situation at hand. Even the incorrect use of technical terms can meaningfully express what we intuit but cannot otherwise say."