Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
back to top
Search tags: personal
Load new posts () and activity
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2018-03-19 21:48
Social media is weird... I don't have to have a reason [3/19/18]
Social media is just weird sometimes. I'm not sure it is the most healthy... in fact, it probably isn't healthy at all for some people.
*Random person, I've never met or seen or talked to anywhere*
No, I don't want to be your friend (I don't have to have a reason!)
No, I'm not being rude (Again, I don't have to have a reason!)
Yes, I know I'm a big girl, and all your "sweet" and not so sweet words of why I'm your type of person are not a compliment, no matter what you think they are. They are out of line, random, unwanted, and just disgusting. Anyone who does this, please stop! We don't actually like it.
A true compliment is one thing, but please stop the fetish ones. I am not your fetish. I'm not your fatty fetish, I'm not your mental health fetish, I'm not your anything fetish. You're not entitled to me, not entitled to say these thing and you shouldn't be offended when I ignore you or block you, or when I tell you point blank to stop saying stuff. No, I shouldn't feel flattered... honestly? You really think that? I won't fall for it because of low self esteem/self worth or whatever you think.
This does happen more than you think and not just on Facebook. This is why I've stopped looking for penpals.
*Random stranger who might mean well*
You came out of nowhere. I don't know you and I'm sure you are a kind person.
I appreciate your concern. I know I talk about mental health and social anxiety and you want me to know I'm not alone...thank you. I wish you realized that your constant messages, every single day makes me feel more social anxiety, and you keep messaging if I don't answer the first time... There are times I don't answer my bestest friends for days, even months... You mean well, but I don't know you. I can't tell you to stop, either, because that makes me feel worse. (You might even be a kid, I can't tell by your photos.)
*Person/stranger who are not so random*
Yes, I will be your friend if we've talked and got to know each other before adding each other.
Yes, I would love to follow/subscribe back if you are not just a person who follows/subscribes and ditches once I do the same. (People on blogs and subscribing platforms like YouTube.)
*For everybody*
Do not talk to me if I am reading a book (this includes on my Kindle or phone!) or if I have headphones on. These are clear signs that I want to be left alone/need space/need me time. Wait until I put the book down, or at the very least when you see me finish a chapter (If you're hovering over my shoulder that close.)
Retail workers... I'm good. Please don't talk to me as soon as I walk in. I know it is your job... I know it won't stop. I just wish businesses were more friendly to people with sensory issues. This goes double for retail workers who jump in your face regardless if you are blasting music into your ears via big noise canceling headphones. Um... stop.
Thanks for asking, but that is personal. I'm allowed to not have to explain every little thing. I'm allowed to say "it's personal" if you ask me something I don't want to answer.
I don't want to go to your event (I don't have to have a reason)
If I want to go to your event, I'm allowed to leave early, or sit in a corner and be quiet, or play with my sensory tools (I don't have to have a reason)
I don't want to hug you right now (I don't have to have a reason)
I don't want to talk to you right now (I don't have to have a reason)
I'm unfriending you on Facebook/wherever (I don't have to have a reason, and we can still be friends in real life, but perhaps you only post things that cause me harm, like a bunch of animal cruelty posts, or your views are different from mine and you constantly post stuff I don't like to read/see 24/7...etc. But again, I don't have to have a reason, and I don't have to tell you why if I don't want to.)
We have to part ways as friends, in real life or on social media. This rarely happens with people I really know well, just saying. Some people just end up being toxic, no matter how much you might care for them or love them. If you are finding they make you feel worse... you are allowed to part ways. You can tell them why if you want or if they ask you, you can tell them, but you don't have to if you don't want to. Though talking could fix a problem you're having with them, but sometimes it won't help.
Like Reblog Comment
text 2018-03-10 05:59
The Benefits Of Hiring West Hollywood Personal Trainers

Personal trainers offer value for their clients including a complete breakdown of fitness capabilities and achieving the desired goals. From slimming down and increasing muscle tone to enhancing sports and athletics or simply improving general fitness, these instructors are fully qualified in helping address physical needs and objectives through exercise. If you are in search of a fitness professional in West Hollywood personal trainers with exceptional certification and care will help all individuals reach their personal health objectives.


If you belong to a gym, take regular jogs around your neighborhood or incorporate a balanced diet, but fail to reach your health objectives, it is time to call on the professionals. A lack of weight loss results, injuries owing to incorrect use of gym apparatus or reaching a physical plateau all require a custom change of plan. Using the proper supplements, improving loss of weight or managing a healthy workout plan can help you along your fitness journey.


The role of a professional personal trainer is to develop individualized exercise plans and sustainable regimes to help you reach an aesthetic and physically fit state. This includes client education on minimizing injuries, performing the correct warm-up regimes and the proper use of gym equipment to maximize your fitness potential. Understanding how you can benefit from a personal trainer will provide the steps you need to achieve your fullest potential including realistic goals and results.


The assistance provided by a fitness instructor can prove invaluable when working towards health goals and includes coverage of both practical and theoretical coursework. The plan helps students understand the different types of muscles and its functions helping create effective fitness programs. This procedure focuses on which muscles to contract and relax helping tailor an exercise plan with safe results.


Reliance on the assistance of personal trainers includes learning of the most effective types of exercise techniques to help you work towards your desired fitness. If you wish to tone your body, lose a few extra pounds or develop muscular strength, exercising in combination with diet will produce the most effective results. Incorporating gym equipment and addressing specific muscle groups, ligaments and the joints delivers the most beneficial solutions.


Every personal trainer aims to create greater client awareness from the proper ways to perform exercises to preventing injuries. Trainers examine current levels of fitness and which exercises and equipment are best suited to improving stamina, cardiovascular health and flexibility. While performing these exercises, trainers assess your form for pain free physical support and injury prevention.


Ongoing exercises are helpful to reach weight loss and support enhanced stamina, but a lack of knowledge or using equipment incorrectly can cause severe injuries. Participation in the correct types of workouts help to stabilize and strengthen the muscles and tissues while overuse or improper technique can cause physical stress. If you experience such damages, you could be out of sporting matches for weeks or compromise reaching weight loss goals.


Ongoing disorders from hypertension to chronic pain in the joints or a past injury can compromise exercise activities. Engaging in exercises created by an experienced professional and as recommended by a healthcare physician can provide the all clear for specific clients. A knowledgeable trainer will monitor heart rate and provide workouts that do not place high levels of stress on previously injured joints.


All fitness objectives are carefully discussed with every client helping develop a comprehensive exercise program from basic to more advanced. Every goal set must be realistic to prevent client disappointment and help tackle one challenge at a time without the task appearing too overwhelming. You are responsible for performing the program, but without it being too advanced and setting you up for failure.


Sports professionals and athletes can benefit from personalized training sessions in preparation for a major performance. When looking to engage in professional activities, your trainer can focus on specific muscle groups and movements you will use in the particular activity. Each strategy is developed with purpose to assist in engaging with higher levels of stamina, strength and flexibility.


An expert fitness instructor creates highly personalized exercise plans. Clients are encouraged while performing a routine including their final 10 minutes of running or last set of repetitions. The motivation achieved with personal trainers cannot be sought with any other assistance.


Safety, achieving fitness faster and setting well motivated and realistic goals are best achieved with a personal trainer. Professional fitness instructors are available to work in collaboration with clients helping set objectives and ensuring you remain responsible for your healthcare. Every plan is individualized and aims to provide positive lifestyle changes.


You can get valuable tips for picking West Hollywood personal trainers and more information about a knowledgeable fitness trainer at http://crmfitness.com/ now.


Like Reblog Comment
text 2018-03-10 01:57
Get In Touch With A West Hollywood Personal Trainer And Begin Building Your Ideal Physique


Building the perfect physique is a continual effort. Some people have a far more challenging time than others. If it has been difficult for you to set and achieve fitness and overall health goals, then now is the time to speak with a West Hollywood personal trainer. This is someone who can assist you with every aspect of your diet and exercise plan. As a result, you will get a plan that is perfectly suited to both the needs and nuances of your physique. There are currently countless ways in which you can benefit from a trainer. Following are several advantages that you are certain to love.


For one thing, you can work with a trainer to identify the specific types of exercise that are necessary for establishing your desired physique. As an example, some activities are meant for bodybuilders and those who wish to bulk up given that they build bigger muscles. Lifting large amounts of weight for a moderate number of sets is one of the top strategies for achieving this end.


More commonly, however, people want to establish a musculature that is both long and lean. Dancers who want to be streamlined and lithe can take part in strength-building exercises that require them to work against their own body weights. Pilates and yoga are among some of the best ways to reach these goals.


Many people have a hard time dropping pounds as the result of having used crash or fad diets before. Some types of dieting place the body in a state known as starvation mode. This is a protective, preventative measure that your body uses to ensure that it never becomes to thin. It usually occurs in response to prolonged use of crash, fad or other deprivation diets. Even though this type of dieting is capable of producing relative rapid weight loss, you will have a hard time dropping pounds in the future. More importantly, crash diets and fad diets can also result in people gaining more weight than they ultimately lost overall.


It could be that you need to use a number of coordinating strategies to improve the overall functioning of your metabolism. Through strategic meal planning, you can start giving your body modest amounts of fat and calories all throughout the day. You can additionally engage in strength building to create new lean muscle mass. These are two efforts that will prime your metabolism for burning more stored body fats naturally. If you have been dieting and exercising diligently and with limited results, strengthening your metabolism should be your first priority.


Establishing feasible expectations for weight loss and muscle development can be hard as well. Working with trainers will allow you to start setting achievable goals while tracking your progress along the way. Not being able to do this often puts people at risk of losing their motivation and their confidence. It is also vital to note that losing weight in a very gradual manner is a very sure way to obtain lasting benefits. With a manageable and gradual strategy for losing weight, you will be at a much lower risk of gaining back unwanted pounds as time goes on.


When you have a set of measurable and achievable goals that you can strive towards, it will be easier to maintain a positive outlook and consistently high levels of motivation. Another benefit of hiring a trainer is the ability to enjoy a workout routine that keeps you challenged and engaged. As your fitness level rises and your abilities improve, your provider will add new elements to your plan to keep it exciting.


Various muscle-building and cardiovascular elements will be added into your routine. Cardio exercise is great for supporting your heart, improving your respiratory endurance, and expediting fat loss. Strength training builds better balance and makes people stronger. Beyond fostering improved muscle development, it can also minimize your risk of issues like osteoporosis by helping you to build and maintain your bone density.


Working with these professionals is also an excellent way to avoid injuries. With the help of personal trainers, West Hollywood residents can learn more about proper form and posture. This way, they are never hyper-extending at the knees or putting too much pressure and stress on their joints. Trainers also show their clients how to properly warm-up and cool-down so that post-workout soreness is minimized. These and other efforts can limit the likelihood of having a preventable injury derail your entire workout plan.


Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-03-06 12:48
Ready Player One = Nostalgic Fun
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
She had raven hair, styled Joan-of-Arc short...Overall, she seemed to be going for a sort of mid-’80s post apocalyptic cyberpunk girl-next-door look. And it was working for me, in a big way. In a word: hot.

This is light, easy, full of '80s nostalgia and fun. An eighteen year old kid living in rough conditions IRL has essentially retreated completely into an MMG in the US in year 2045. He finds himself in a deathmatch with a huge evil multinational, falling in love, and fighting battles we can only dream of. He's conveniently brilliant, and we feel for him because he's charming despite himself. I once spent an inordinate amount of time playing an online text adventure game called "Kingdom of Loathing" - which is not at all like OASIS, but also very much like OASIS in that it lives on pop-culture nostalgia. That's where I first learned about this book.

Nevermind that. There's nothing amazing about this one beyond pure pleasure. I do wonder, if you're too young to have seen Monty Python or played on your Atari (I played Pong for hours on end b/c my father said we couldn't afford more games) or booted up a Commodore 64, would the book be as interesting or funny? I dunno. I really enjoyed this. It was like taking a bath in my younger life.

If you want to read this, treat yourself to Will Wheaton's performance. It's worth it alone to hear him say the following lines when it's time for the elections:

It was also time to elect the president and VP of the OASIS User Council, but that was a no-brainer. Like most gunters, I voted to reelect Cory Doctorow and Wil Wheaton (again). There were no term limits, and those two geezers had been doing a kick-ass job of protecting user rights for over a decade.

That made me giggle so hard - at work, while running statistics. Normally not a funny task.

While this book tries to broach some larger topics, it's probably best to leave those aside. It won't change your life, it won't make you think super hard. It may, however, delight you.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-03-02 05:28
Bandi's Accusation - I wasn't prepared for how excellent every single story is.
The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea - Deborah Smith,Bandi

Finally this came out in the US, then it came out in paperback (my preferred way to own books) and then I waited over two months to actually read it. There is an incredibly interesting and important story surrounding this publication. I'll be honest - that's the reason I wanted to read it. I sort of discarded much of the hype because it's an historical book, and that was what a lot of reviews stressed.

I wasn't prepared for how excellent every single story is. This is really good, nuanced, realistic fiction. There's a broad range of stories here from a wide variety of characters. Politics yes, but also parenting/grand-parenting/being parented, love, betrayal, family, honor, farm life to the big city - it's all here in these stories.

I don't read Korean, so I can't compare, but in terms of coming across as an original voice without making it bland or overstuffing it with words to remind us that this started in another language, this is one of the best translations I've read in a long time too.

Usually when I read collected short stories, I have a favorite. I honestly can't pick here. There are stories that will touch you no matter who you are or whether or not you care about politics. While the DPRK is a main player in some stories, it serves only as a specter shaping the rest, like any world in any fiction. These are human stories more than North Korean, and in the end that's what makes this such a terrific read.

More posts
Your Dashboard view:
Need help?