Still relevant. FB memories scare the shit out of me.. #triggers But this one is a perfectly timed, great reminder. After a long life of conditioning, I broke free and became immune to other people's bullshit and I am still winning because of it. I have been unapologetically happy since I committed to this mindset a couple of years ago and welcome anyone who compliments me by validating my past so that I can continue to move forward and grow from it, as I would hope to do for them. Thank you to those of you who provide this environment, whether it be as someone who makes a place in my life or someone who checks in on me occasionally. #MVPs The rest of you who cloud up my space.. ya'll can judge and undercover admire me from afar.. I ain't got time for that shit. Everyone needs to commit to this mindset. I promise you will be happier/happiest. #cptsd#ptsd#ptsdawareness#narcissistsurvivor#endthestigma#environmentmatters#growth#growthmindset#positivevibes#positiveaffirmations#staythepath#reserveyourenergy#sociallyselective#validation
Sensory integration is the dynamic process by which our brains take in, interpret, and integrate sensory information from our environment into our nervous system. Varied and complex, our sensory systems contribute to everything from our ability to balance to the types of foods we eat to the experiences we seek out.
As a kid, I was definitely the one you couldn't bring into the department store unless you were cool with me touching/smelling/hiding among allllll the things (shout-out to mom for the freedom!), and while I love to seek out stimulation in *some* areas, I am very much sensory-sensitive in others. For instance, too much sound can send me into a panic, and nothing can overwhelms me more immediately than a visually chaotic environment.
Lately I'm noticing more and more negative space playing a role in what I'm making, and I can't help but equate this to my need of visual order. For breathing room. For what the Japanese call "yutori" -- a life of spaciousness. Not necessarily space as in square-footage, but space as in arriving somewhere early to allow for leisure. As in doing one thing at once. As in getting rid of clutter, and placing emphasis back on the essential.
In the New Year, I hope to take these ideas and play with them on a larger scale. In the mean time, all these cute little canvases are available in the shop! What are your weird sensory seeking/avoiding behaviors? Do you find that they influence your work?
In recognition of the world AIDS Day, I got the privilege of sharing the guest seat with this big shot Mr Ngobese the SDA police man. We were at the #Department_of_Public_Works and he addressed the audience on domestic violence.
Three things are required for a crime to be committed
We as the citizens only have access to one, we can only control one of these three and that is the environment. Both literal environment (macro and micro) and figurative (my radius and what I have a potential of attracting)
Police can protect people
1. In the water
2. In the air
3. On the land
In relationships or bedrooms they have no access unless the victim seeks help alive. They cannot intervene. "So choose your partners wisely."
1. Look at the content and not only the container
2. Make sure it's a head and not a skull
3. Man use your eyes, ears, nose and mouth properly
3.1. Eyes- be visionaries and in that vision don't see yourself abusing a woman
3.2. Ears- listen as twice as you speak, your wife is your insight, who knows your hindsight.
3.3. Nose- appreciate beauty and stick to accepting it as it is. Preserve and develop your wife to be more beautiful
3.4. Mouth- speak to your partners, don't bottle up anything. Since the relationship started with your mouth, when things get challenging address them with your mouth as well, where are your hands going? "Marriage is the only institution where enemies share a bed." No one is ever surprised by their partners violence and some know who will end their lives in the absence of natural events.
"Use what is between your ears, together with what is between your arms and control what is between your legs."
Thank you to @lb_plantfoods_ for sharing our passion. If you would like any #vegan tips - please go on over to her page and give her a follow and watch her amazing journey 💚
I understand we did not know how badly the single use plastics was going to damage the environment. Now we’re raising awareness so we do know, in the hopes that other people will be more mindful of using a single use plastic straw. 💚
With global warming, pollution, and the consumer world we live in, the world seems to be in a downward spiral. If we all start making sustainable choices, maybe we can start seeing more positive change.
What do you do to make a difference?
John Gallacher gives insight into his life as an Ecologist for Tilhill Forestry.⠀
"We are all striving to do the right thing for the environment – making our mark and making a difference."⠀
Read in full via our website #EnvironmentMatters#NationalTreeweek
What an inspiring few days with some of the best and the boldest school food leaders. So many great ideas, recipes, ways to address food waste, and honored there’s a place at the table to expand the conversation to more than just food. #environmentmatters#ciahealthykids
A really interesting exhibition on Architecture & Health @wellcomecollection about how our built environment contributes to our physical and mental health in both positive and negative ways.
Ever since I studied how the cancer charity @maggiescentres championed design in order to create a comforting and uplifting environment for people affected by cancer I have been fascinated with how Architecture affects health & wellbeing.
The approaches of architects, planners and designers have a huge influence in the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, while also reflecting wider priorities in politics and society. I’d highly recommend going!
Don’t let anyone who has no idea about your journey, the challenges you are facing, the goals you are working towards - tell you what you should be doing or rushing you.
You CANNOT rush divine timing!! There are things you needed to learn, people you needed to speak to, opportunities to go too in order to open other things. You can’t jump straight to the finish line.
Society is so tied up with instant gratification. Real success does not manifest from instant gratification. Learn to build it. If you truly want something, you will be patient and calm, you will wait, you will do everything in your power at all times to ensure you are on track. You will always do what you can.
But do not beat yourself up for not being where you want to be this second. It is all going to happen, and it’s all going to happen extremely quickly. Learning to embrace your journey will ensure that you don’t make hasty rushed decisions based in emotional state in the future. You will have learnt discipline and developed trust in yourself.
Do not listen to the backseat drivers giving you advice on your life, when they are not doing anything positive in their. Especially when they give you advice they don’t take themselves. Or tell you how it should be right now. They are merely projecting their unhealed beliefs onto you, their own egoistic expectations of how life should unfold- it is not your truth. Do not fall into that trap.
Sometimes you just gotta do things without the emotional or energetic support of others. Doing so, and believing in yourself when everyone else around you is a nay-sayer... by the time they notice your success, and attempt to help, you don’t even need it anymore. It’s too late. You have learnt to be self sufficient and they won’t be able to get their fix of being needed.
Tilhill Forestry’s Leif Brag talks about his life as a Wildlife Manager ⠀
"Fortunately, we have always had some people that value the environment highly and are prepared to do something for it."⠀
Read in full on our website.⠀
Research from analysts Frost & Sullivan state that renewable power generation capacity will grow by 13.3% in 2018 to 154.6GW. Investment will reach $228.3bn in 2018, with growth slightly down on 2017 as a result of China's decision to slow the rate of growth in its solar sector. Globally countries have been cutting subsidies, therefore the market is compelled to consider purely commercial alternatives to feed-in tariffs such as competitive auctions and PPAs from the the private sector. Even with solar slowing, floating solar is a fast growing area in hydropower dams. PV floating installations do not compete with other productive land uses and they can employ already deployed transmission infrastructure. This has increased the interest of South America, South Europe, India and Asia-Pacific. Wind energy has slowed as the industry has switched from a subsidy - based model to a competitive auction-based model in key markets such as Germany and UK. The pace is expected to pick up after 2019, driven by renewable energy friendly policies, support schemes and continued fall in turbine costs. - Overall increased demand for electricity, lifting technologies in the renewable sector - Asia will be the main driver for clean energy, responsible for 58% of the global new installed capacity in 2018. $115 billion of investment (96%) will be in the solar, wind, and biomass sectors.
- European Union has raised the bar by committing to 32% renewables by 2030, on track to meet 20% by 2020
- Power markets in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia, among others, building momentum in the renewable energy market that will see a 20.1% increase in total installed capacity, bringing with it $17.7bn in investment.
- Uncertainty over Saudi Arabia's $200bn 200GW solar project due to the domination of fossil fuels in the middle east remains a challenge. #renewables#greenenergy#solarpower#hydropower#china#china2018#china2018 🇨🇳 #mexico#argentina#colombia#brazil#emergingmarkets#mexico 🇲🇽 #mexico2018#mexico2018 🇲🇽 #colombia2018#brazil 🇧🇷 #brazil2018#brazil2018 🇧🇷 #colombia 🇨🇴 #enviromentalist#environment#environmentmatters
I always considered myself to be a "night owl"🦉🦉🦉 but lately have started to discover just how much our environment shapes our routines....
After changing my living situation, I felt that I was naturally tired at 10ish and I didn't see the point in staying up.
Something so simple yet so vital to realise is basically this - you have to ask yourself when you're trying to make changes WHAT DO YOU SEE AROUND YOU????
I realised that people I lived with before led a night time life themselves. Lights & music & radio on at night time. Bath times. Singing in the shower. Arguments. Food cooking. The house was in full swing & living. No wonder I couldn't relax!!! There's no unwinding when everything seems to be still beaming with life as if it's the middle of the day!
In the new place, people started to go to sleep quicker and the whole house had lights out by 12 latest usually. It worked wonders for my sleeping. I managed to pull long nights only at the beginning when I wasn't used to it but after that I just felt it was a bit weird for me to keep staying up!!
Sleep is so important for our hormones and me having PCOS it's basically vital.
In my new place I intend on having an evem more special unwind routine & electronics out of my room too :) What are your guys thoughts??? How do you make sure you get enough sleep and how many hours do you get???
“Music education can help spark a child's imagination or ignite a lifetime of passion. When you provide a child with new worlds to explore and challenges to tackle, the possibilities are endless. Music education should not be a privilege for a lucky few, it should be a part of every child's world of possiblity.” ~Hillary Clinton
My (almost) 6 month old LOVES music. Percussion instruments are her favourite toy and The Beach Boys are still her favourite band (mine too!). These toys are an entry point into language, socialization, fine motor and even gross motor as she will army crawl her way across a mat to get to her shakers!
Never take for granted the beauty that surrounds you 💕🙏 Take a closer look at the little things in your life and appreciate what you have. .
I'm in a season of life where I'm minimizing my home and every environment that surrounds me daily. @gretchenrubin always says that outer order equals inner calm. I couldn't agree more 🙌 my mental health and ability to be productive and also feel calm and clarity is directly affected by my environment. I've always been good at keeping my work space organized, but my home/car is a different story 😣
It starts by cleaning out old stuff that takes up physical (and mental) space! If you hate organizing, make it easier on yourself by getting rid of half of the stuff you own and you'll have less to deal with! I'm getting rid of things that I haven't used in years and keeping only things that bring me absolute joy! 💯 From my hair care, to my clothes, to my pens and pencils (no joke) 😜 By doing this, I leave less room for negotiation in my brain when it comes to buying new things and I make WAY fewer impulse buys! .
Examples of areas I have already overhauled, I now use only: •Cleaning supplies: Thieves line by @younglivingeo 🌾 •Hair products: @monatofficial 🌱 •Pens: @paper_mate Ink Joy gel in size 0.7 or 0.5 🖋 • Pencils: @pentelofamerica twist-erase mechanical pencils in size 0.7 or 0.5 ✏
How did I pick what to keep? if I have used it and loved it for more than 6 months it is a keeper, if it is something that has sat in my cupboard collecting dust- it got the boot. I took the emotion out of it and came from a purely rational point of view. I didn't question how much money I spent to buy it in the past. I can't get that back now, but I can get my peace of mind back. It requires ZERO mental energy for me now when I need to buy cleaning supplies/shampoo/pens/pencils, etc. Save the mental energy for things that matter! Your mental health and your wallet will thank you! 😍
P.s. if you are getting rid of clothes and feel bad just donating them because you spent money on them, @thredup will send you clean out bags for free, with free return labels and you can get paid for sending in old clothes. Win, win, win 🙌
When we think about outdoor advertising campaigns, marketers have had to become more creative than simply taking out some space on a billboard. Greenpeace Philippines’ ‘Dead Whale’ campaign is a prime example of creative and impactful advertising in the outdoors. From afar, the ‘dead whale’ appears to be a decomposing beached whale however, get a little closer and it is in fact a replica whale made entirely out of plastic bags. The campaign shocked audiences around the world and drew attention to the vital issue of sustainability and disposal of plastic bags. The campaign won the Gold Lion award and Grand Prix for outdoor, media and digital at the Tambuli awards.
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The #holidays are quickly approaching! While #planning your next #party , stay green and check out our paper straws on Amazon! Like them? Leave a review!
Attention single use plastic users, please stop 🛑 the earth is riddled with plastic, the ocean is full and our marine life is dying. We are the last generation of people that make a difference, so please! Think of the environment before using a straw.