I’m looking into clinical psyc PhD programs (I could technically apply the end of this year 😳) and I’m finding out they’re more competitive (in regards to percentage admitted versus applied) than both law school and med school and I’m just over here feeling INCREDIBLY unqualified and like the possibility of ever being admitted is getting smaller and smaller. Most programs admit 4-10 students a year. This is so incredibly daunting!

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Monday Hopeful PSA:

May you be Happy.
May you be Healthy.
May you be Free from suffering.
May you be Filled with Peace.
🖤✌🏽❤️

(Those are happy tears by the way) 💛

Had to share 💛

I emailed my favorite prof about being on his research team and he emailed back with an emphatic YES which was amazing enough BUT THEN:

I met with the other research assistants and him, and and he explained that he doesn’t recruit, but waits for students to come to him. With that, he said that every quarter he has a student or two that he hopes so strongly will ask him. Then he said I was that student 😭

Being so warmly regarded and seen as valuable is so powerful. Wow wow wow.

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From the latest episode of the liturgists podcast, "Understanding is not a requisit for cooperation with other human beings when they are suffering." -Bushi Yamato Damashii

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A factor of privilege is being able to state certain ideas both clearly and succinctly without effort, because the words are already there, and everyone knows them.

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Just read this:
“Someone once told me that giving a person a story about why they are in pain is one of the most powerful things you can ever do. Taking away the story for your pain is just as powerful.”

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It is a truly beautiful thing when I become so convinced something is true that I begin to lose the compulsion to argue its merit.

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PSA toot: do not give up on this platform because you are afraid you aren’t deep enough, or have the right book to recommend, or scientific theory to cite. You are welcome here. Playfulness, encouragement, and sharing joy - is welcome here.

My full self was my full self at therapy today, meaning we brought autism into the space and explored what it meant to me.

It was the most liberating hour of my life. I was stimming the entire time, hardly made eye contact, laughed so much, talked SO much (😂), and felt so allowed to be myself and to start to see that as good and not only to see me as “passing” as good.

It was as if she (the therapist) said, “hey I see this too (“this” being how autism impacts my entire life), and it’s okay.”

Hi all! I enjoy a great deal doing hand lettering in my “down time” but have found myself quickly running out of quotes/poems/words/etc.

SO: send me your quotes/poems/words you enjoy if you’d like, I might just make something out of them you can use for a phone background or just to gaze upon 😂💛

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So this is kind of shocking to me. I was told about a religious mastodon instance today by one of my users. Being a very queer, polyam, trans non-binary person, I immediately was like "Oh shit, another instance I'm gonna have to block."

But after investigating, I'm seriously surprised. These folks are explicitly anti-racist, anti-transphobia, anti-homophobia, into social justice, etc.

So color me delighted and surprised! Welcome to the federation @mike and your instance!

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As teachers turn to mindfulness to restore calm in the classroom, it’s important to realize some of the ways it's practiced –– sitting still, eyes closed, in silence –– can be triggers for students who have experienced trauma.
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I’m claiming it. I am courageously giving myself permission on at least one platform to be my whole self:

I’m autistic.

I was informally diagnosed by a therapist last year who saw me on and off for 7 years and had a v good idea of who I am/how I navigate the world.

I have felt it innapropiate to claim it without formal diagnosis, even while I understand the barriers to such diagnosis and fully accept other’s self, informal, or otherwise diagnoses.

So, here I am.
Thank you for having me.

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I don’t care what the favorite button is for, I’m continuing to use it as a like button ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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