I’ll probably just wear T-shirts forever.
This is how they came up with the name orange is the new black
if this were true it would’ve been called black is the new orange so..
Why does flirting have to be so hard?
Why he lick me
July 21, 1853: The New York state legislature sets aside the irregular and rather undesirable land bounded by 59th and 106th Streets and Fifth and Eighth Avenues for public use, which, after much planning and transformation, will become Central Park.
Andreas Feininger, Central Park Lake, 1940. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York Historical Society # 82888d
mindfulberry said: Do you see children for therapy? If so, what do you like about it in comparison to adults? (not posting anonymous, but feel free to publish response).
I do! More than half of my caseload is with children. Therapy with children, this includes teenagers, is much slower than the process of therapy with adults. You’re lucky if you can get in any therapy in at all with kids each session. Although, play and art can be very therapeutic. If any (talk) therapy happens at all, it’s usually like 5 minutes max and the rest is playing/joining. It takes a certain amount of patience to work with children. The great thing about kids is most of the time they’re so genuinely honest and simple with their answers once you gain their trust. It’s hard not to get attached when you see how they can still be so happy after everything they’ve been through.
Thank you for letting me publish this :)
As a relatively new therapist working with children, it is so helpful to read this. I spend so much time worrying that here isn’t enough actual therapy happening. Half the time it really is just playing with them and working with the parents to implement changes at home. Half the time, it’s the parents that are the most frustrating because they aren’t willing to accept that heir own behavior needs to change!
photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.
when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”
approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.
cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts