(Encore post). As a person who has experienced boatloads of loss in this lifetime, I am good friends with grief. For the first thirty-five years or so of my life, I tried to outrun it. Finally, I allowed it to catch up with me and that first bout was intense — it lasted the better part of a year, and looked a lot like what we call “depression”. I let it take me where it needed me to go — processing all of that old loss. A few years later, a breakup triggered another bout. This one was equally intense, but didn’t last quite as long. I stayed with it, working through it in therapy and every other healing opportunity that presented itself. After that, something shifted - I’ve never had the depth or intensity or duration of those first two “griefs”. Sometimes I think my grief was just calling me home to me - and once I showed up, it abated. Because my own love and care was what I really needed all along. I was who I was waiting to love. Now I have the occasional grief spell - it lasts a day, or two, or maybe just an hour or two - and I welcome the opportunity to sit with myself and know the truth about life: that loss is inevitable, but I will never leave me. ❤️
Relative rotation rates of the planets cast to a single sphere (with apologies to Mercury/Neptune) - via @jameslikesspace (Dr James O'Donoghue) Video description: "Each planet's rotation is shown moving to relative scale, e.g. Jupiter rotates around 2.4 times faster than Earth, Venus/Uranus are moving backwards as they appear to rotate counter-clockwise" If you want to see other intriguing and educational contents about space like this one, please consider following the author Dr James O'Donoghue on Twitter and Reddit (@physicsJ), on Instagram as @jameslikesspace and on YouTube (Dr James O'Donoghue). Video Source: "Dr James O'Donoghue" YouTube Channel [https://youtu.be/exkeE6aIlpc] #space#astronomy#dataviz#dataisbeautiful#planets#rotation#solarsystem#science#comparison#amazing#curiosity
Insane water jet cutter 😱 What do you think? • • Follow @scientificplanet for more! 🌐 Tag a friend who needs to see this! 😱 • • Explanation: A water jet cutter is an industrial tool capable of cutting a wide variety of materials using a very high-pressure jet of water, or a mixture of water and an abrasive substance. It is often used during fabrication of machine parts.
So a man in russia spun a bottle on a lake... 😂 Do you know this effect? 🤔 • • Follow @scientificplanet for more! 🌐 Tag a friend who needs to see this! 😄 • • Explanation: This is the law of conservation of angular momentum in action, which states: "when no external torque acts on an object, no change angular momentum will occur". Credit: Seilovtim
I’m reading @lorigottlieb_author’s book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, slowly— so as to soak up as much of the brilliance as I can. ❤️ // When I first experienced therapy, it was in a foreign country: Wales. I was a wreck, having not yet admitted to myself that maybe I had an eating disorder. The therapist didn’t know what to do with me. And how could she? I wasn’t curious about myself yet. ❤️ // Later, in early recovery, I started seeing a therapist in the states. I sat there, and mostly gnashed my teeth and felt embarrassed. I didn’t want to be there. I didn’t know how “to do therapy.” ❤️❤️ // Fast forward many years, and I’ve seen many therapists. Thankfully, I have one today I’ve been with for the past few years, and she’s GREAT. She knows how to listen and be present. She knows when and how to challenge me. She SEES me. But only because I can finally see myself. I’ve let her in, but only because I’ve learned how to let myself in. ❤️ // I’ve learned to be curious about my own heart. It’s a scary place sometimes, but it’s oh so worth it. Tell me, feely human, how has curiosity played a role in your mental health? ❤️