The Real Jess

That's me. I go to school. I play rugby. I like stuff.

jwilton at uvic dot ca

Sep 10
No pain, no gain, right?! #rugby #scrumhickeys #bringiton

No pain, no gain, right?! #rugby #scrumhickeys #bringiton


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Sep 9
Feeling homier by the minute! #guitars #ukelele #home

Feeling homier by the minute! #guitars #ukelele #home


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Sep 5

nevver:

Cat Call, Ursa Eyer

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#tbt Kennedy Lake camping! Miss this place. #vancouverisland #nofilter

#tbt Kennedy Lake camping! Miss this place. #vancouverisland #nofilter


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Sep 4
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deantrippe:

SHOULDN’T WEAR SHOES BRO

HE WROTE A GREAT FOLLOW-UP: A PSA About Nude Photos, by Chuck Wendig (h/t Rivka)

ackb:

deantrippe:

SHOULDN’T WEAR SHOES BRO

HE WROTE A GREAT FOLLOW-UP: A PSA About Nude Photos, by Chuck Wendig (h/t Rivka)

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mountstar:

Types of Matter

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drkomodo:

The Avengers of Science

drkomodo:

The Avengers of Science

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Sep 2

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thejessicats:

Well done, Playboy. Well done.

thejessicats:

Well done, Playboy. Well done.

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Aug 31

fuck-yeah-feminist:

In which Jimmy Fallon nails it. 

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vintage-katie:

"It says ‘in god we trust’ on our money. It says ‘in god we trust’ above the judges bench in a court room. In a court of law, where you have to put your hand on a bible, the christian bible. It’s not my bible. I mean, if I tell the truth it’s because I tell the truth. Not because I put my hand on a book and made a wish. That’s fucking crazy"  (x

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“I think one thing you can do to help your friends who are depressed is to reach out to them not in the spirit of helping, but in the spirit of liking them and wanting their company. “I’m here to help if you ever need me” is good to know, but hard to act on, especially when you’re in a dark place. Specific, ongoing, pleasure-based invitations are much easier to absorb. “I’m here. Let’s go to the movies. Or stay in and order takeout and watch some dumb TV.” “I’m having a party, it would be really great if you could come for a little while.” Ask them for help with things you know they are good at and like doing, so there is reciprocity and a way for them to contribute. “Will you come over Sunday and help me clear my closet of unfashionable and unflattering items? I trust your eye.” “Will you read this story I wrote and help me fix the dialogue?” “Want to make dinner together? You chop, I’ll assemble.” “I am going glasses shopping and I need another set of eyes.” Remind yourself why you like this person, and in the process, remind them that they are likable and worth your time and interest.

Talk to the parts of the person that aren’t being eaten by the depression. Make it as easy as possible to make and keep plans, if you have the emotional resources to be the initiator and to meet your friends a little more than halfway. If the person turns down a bunch of invitations in a row because (presumably) they don’t have the energy to be social, respect their autonomy by giving it a month or two and then try again. Keep the invitations simple; “Any chance we could have breakfast Saturday?” > “ARE YOU AVOIDING ME BECAUSE YOU’RE DEPRESSED OR BECAUSE YOU HATE ME I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU.” “I miss you and I want to see you” > “I’m worried about you.” A depressed person is going to have a shame spiral about how their shame is making them avoid you and how that’s giving them more shame, which is making them avoid you no matter what you do. No need for you to call attention to it. Just keep asking. “I want to see you” “Let’s do this thing.” “If you are feeling low, I understand, and I don’t want to impose on you, but I miss your face. Please come have coffee with me.” “Apology accepted. ApologIES accepted. So. Gelato and Outlander?””

#613: How do I reach out to my friends who have depression? | Captain Awkward

P.S. A lot of people with depression and other mental illnesses have trouble making decisions or choosing from a bunch of different options. “Wanna get dinner at that pizza place on Tuesday night?” is a LOT easier to answer than “So wanna hang out sometime? What do you want to do?”

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A friend of mine just killed himself last week. His funeral is today and I can’t go because of work, but this is extremely accurate. Sometimes reaching out doesn’t work, I’ll be honest. But that doesn’t mean you don’t try. Fucking try. 

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comaniddy:

explainers-nysci:

Yessenia points out the difference between young boys and girls going into science.

See her full video here: http://youtu.be/63G1RtkWeMo

Let’s say you’re a young girl who is unsure about science. You know, because of society and stuff. Then you happen to visit a science center like NYSCI. And you see young people, especially young girls like Yessenia, teaching science. Wouldn’t you be more inspired to pursue STEM?

This is why the Science Career Ladder and Explainer Program are so powerful.

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