Jul 21 2014 12:41 30,199 notes


Color palette tutorial time!

This is by no means the Only Way To Pick Colors—it’s just a relatively-simple method I use sometimes.  I’ve found it works pretty well, almost regardless of what colors you pick—as long as you can keep them organized by those light/dark warm/cool categories, and make sure one category takes up a significantly higher proportion of page space, it usually turns out pretty good!

Jul 17 2014 21:15 42,979 notes


Tutorial: how to make organized notes.

  1. Read the objectives of the lecture. If there aren’t any, flip through the lecture slides and make an outline. This puts into perspective what you need to be learning and what you should get out of this lecture.
  2. Skim the book to get familiar with how the information is divided compared to your outline or objectives. While doing this, you’ll figure out whether or not you need the extra details from the book. Sometimes the lecture is enough and you could keep the textbook just as a reference to things you don’t get.
  3. Write down the first objective and flip to the page in the book that has the information pertaining to that objective. Read the lecture slide then refer to the book for details.
  4. Combine your lecture notes with the textbook information. Do this by rewriting the information in your own words and try to be as concise as possible. 
  5. Keep doing this for every objective. Paste things if it helps.
  6. Make sure that you’re not just copying information. Use visual aids as much as possible. Put the information in a table, flowchart, diagram, etc.. (refer to this post to see how I make my flowcharts).
  7. When you’re done with all your objectives, go through the lecture and your notes to make sure you didn’t miss anything.

General tips on how to keep them organized:

  • Be systemic. Making objective-oriented notes is one way to do that. 
  • Use two (or more colors). Color-coding information helps me remember it + it doesn’t look that bad.
  • Section your objectives according to the topic. Then make sure that when you’re writing out the information, it’s in a sequence that’s understandable.

Disclaimer: this is the way I’ve been making my notes since I started med school. By no means am I claiming it’s perfect or that everybody should follow it.

Hope this helps and as always, happy studying :)

Jul 17 2014 15:04 296,411 notes

small things to do that make your mind feel clearer

  • close all your internet tabs except the one you’re using
  • delete all your text messages
  • delete negative people from social networks
  • throw some things away. just throw them away
  • tidy your desk. make a blank surface
  • drink 3 glasses of water
  • open the curtains
  • wash your face and brush your teeth

Jul 16 2014 16:31 1,157 notes


Google Street View pictures offer vivid portrait of Detroit’s decline 

It’s one thing to hear about a city falling apart, but another thing completely to actually see it happening before your eyes.

To put things into perspective, a Redditor compiled these gripping photos of Detroit over the years. Taken through Google Street View, these photos capture the same homes, buildings and street corners as they fall into disarray. It’s a heartbreaking look at a city caught in different moments of free fall.

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Jul 15 2014 20:31 361 notes


The Lucky One theme

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  • header image - 800px width and 180px height
  • icon is shown
  • 6 customizable links
  • like if you use
  • any problems, message me

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Jul 15 2014 16:31 1,550 notes


theme #2 - "top of the world" - a redux edit by zwinglys

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  • 250/400/500px Posts
  • 100% width top/header sidebar
  • choice of full background or repeating background
  • custom favicon
  • header image
  • pre-installed back-to-top
  • add a left corner image, a right one, or both!!
  • up to 8 custom links
  • three navigation types: drop down navigationclickable links, or hover drop down menu (can use 1, a combination of 2, or all three!); all customizable!
  • show title or show custom title (or even both) and place them above header image or below header image
  • custom scrollbar
  • custom selection (text, background, or both)
  • custom tooltip
  • choose text size
  • choose font
  • change post spacing
  • choose to show tags or not
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  • choose to show post border or not
  • choose to show post shadow or not
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  • optional image fade
  • customizable colors (links, backgrounds, borders, text, titles, etc.)


  • you may edit the css/html as you wish
  • do not use as base code
  • do not claim code as your own
  • and ESPECIALLY DO NOT remove credit!!!

please like/reblog if using/planning to use! please message me if there are any concerns or questions! thank you and have a great day! c:

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Jul 14 2014 16:31 50 notes


new theme, “ltcp theme”. if you wanna know what that stands for: 

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Jul 13 2014 16:31 531 notes

THEME 05 - crystalised | by fearwakes

  • 400px posts
  • 5 links

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Jul 12 2014 16:30 329 notes


theme # 7 - isolation by fredweasleys

  • static preview and code
  • 400px/500px posts
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Jul 11 2014 16:31 1,616 notes

types of grounding techniques for PTSD, anxiety, dissociation etc.


Mental Grounding

Describe your environment in detail, using all your senses-for example, “The walls are white; there are five pink chairs; there is a wooden bookshelf against the wall…”Describe objects, sounds, textures, colors, smells, shapes, numbers, and the temperature. You can do this anywhere.

  • Play a “categories” game with yourself. Try to think of “types of dogs,” “jazz musicians,” “states that begin with A…”
  • Do an age progression. If you have regressed to a younger age (e.g., 8 years old), you can slowly work your way back up until you are back to your current age.
  • Describe an everyday activity in great detail. For example, describe the meal that you cook (e.g., “First I peel the potatoes and cut them into quarters…
  • Imagine. Use an image: Glide along on skates away from your pain; change the TV channel to get to a better show; think of a wall as a buffer between you and your pain.
  • Say a safety statement. “My name is ______; I am safe right now. I am in the present, not in the past.”
  • Read something, saying each word to yourself. Or read each letter backward so that you focus on the letters and not on the meaning of the words.
  • Use humor. Think of something funny to jolt yourself out of your mood.

Physical Grounding

  • Run cool or warm water over your hands.
  • Grab tightly onto your chair as hard as you can.
  • Touch various objects around you: a pen, keys, your clothing, the wall….
  • Dig your heels into the floor-literally “grounding” them! Notice the tension centered in your heels as you do this. Remind yourself you are connected to the ground.
  • Carry a grounding object in your pocket, which you can touch when ever you feel triggered.
  • Jump up and down
  • Notice your body: the weight of your body in the chair; wiggle your toes in your socks; the feel of your chair against your back…
  • Stretch. Roll your head around; extend your fingers…
  • Clench and release your fists.
  • Walk slowly; notice each footstep, saying “left or “right”…
  • Eat something, describing the flavors in detail to your self.
  • Focus on your breathing, notice each inhale and exhale.

Soothing Grounding

  • Say kind statements, as if you were talking to a small child-for example, “you are a good person going through a hard time. You’ll get through this.”
  • Think of favorites. Think of your favorite color, animal, season, food, time of day…
  • Picture people you care about (e.g., your children), look at a photograph.
  • Remember the words to an inspiring song, quote, or poem.
  • Remember a safe place. Describe the place that you find so soothing.
  • Say a coping statement: “I can handle this.”
  • Plan a safe treat for yourself, such as a certain desert.
  • Think of things you are looking forward to in the next week-perhaps time with a friend, going to a movie.


GROUNDING DOES WORK! But, like any other skill, you need to practice.

Practice as often as possible, even when you don’t need it.
Try grounding for a loooooonnnnnnngggggg time (20-30 minutes).
Notice which methods you like best.
Create your own methods of grounding.
Start grounding early in a negative mood cycle.
Make up index cards.
Have others assist you in grounding.
Prepare in advance.
Create a tape of a grounding message.
Think about why grounding works.