HCrafts
Some of my photos and crafty bits.
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  • marypprintandphoto:

    traumatherapist:

    How to make your very own I Don’t Suck file:

    It can be general or specific—A lot of my clients make general files with notes from loved ones or former students/clients/bosses of theirs or other supports. Or magazine clippings that remind them of goals or qualities they have. I am currently making one that is therapy related as a way to transition from my most recent job and prepare for my move abroad. It has notes from clients, supervisees and evaluations.

    What you need: It can be as low maintenance as a file folder stuffed with notes or as high maintenance as a well-crafted scrapbook. What’s important is that you have a place to go when you need a pick-me-up.

    You can gather things to build it—don’t have what you’re looking for? Start gathering!

    • If you have a friend or family member you trust to be supportive of you, see if they’d be willing to write you a note about what they like about you.
    • Next time you’re looking at a magazine or reading a blog and see something that resonates with you—save it for your file. Truth resonates, and you can’t recognize something that you don’t have, so if there is something you read or see that you admire and relate to, there’s something of you that’s in it.
    • Write yourself some affirmations when you’re feeling good—make your own or use song lyrics or quotes.

    -latest After Trauma post

    This is a great idea, thank you!

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  • HCrafts turned 2 today!

  • unconsumption:

    gardensinunexpectedplaces:

    In the Palestinian village of Bilin — near the West Bank city of Ramallah — residents have planted flowers in hundreds of spent Israeli tear gas grenades collected after clashes with Israeli security forces.

    The garden is “meant to show that life can spring from death.”

    (Via The Associated Press: West Bank garden of tear gas grenades. Photo credit: AP Photos/Majdi Mohammed.)

    Gotta say this is a special addition to the Unconsumption archive of weaponry repurposing examples

    (via marypprintandphoto)

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  • Please reblog if you enjoy Marvel and you’re a woman

    marypprintandphoto:

    buckyrbarnes:

    benedict-hiddleston-pace:

    I have been having an argument with a friend and he says that Marvel is for guys, please help me prove to him that there are lots of women who like Marvel!

    well i bet he feels a bit stupid now

    Not just me but our two teenage daughters too. And my husband :)

    Definitely :)

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  • luxor1390:

    Things that don’t exist 

    (via marypprintandphoto)

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  • little things that help ease symptoms of depression:

    • turn the lights on and open a window
    • eat something healthy and drink ice cold water
    • find a comforting album to listen to whenever things get bad
    • take a long, relaxing bath
    • do yourself up in full make up and hair
    • be around people, even if you don’t think it will help
    • watch something funny on netflix
    • wear your favorite/most comfortable outfit
    • immerse yourself in a hobby like drawing
    • lose yourself in a really good book or movie

    And keep going to church, even if you don’t feel like you can.

    (Source: tofugoddess, via witheyeslikestars)

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  • "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be very intelligent, read them more fairy tales."
    Albert Einstein (via twloha)

    (Source: brainpickings.org, via marypprintandphoto)

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