Hello! I work in a university supporting students with disabilities (including mental health difficulties) and the whole team love this tumblr! It inspires us which helps us pass this on to others too (it's also a real boost for me since I'm going through the toughest time I've had at the mo). We've printed and displayed them around the office. Thanks for being awesome!
That’s fantastic! You are doing some fine work, and I am glad we can assist in our small way :)
I can only stomach affirmations when they come from Skeletor. Thank you.
Yeah, somehow it’s easier to digest coming from an incredibly flawed character, isn’t it? When you hear all that positivity spouting forth from a paragon of perfection don’t you kind of just want to punch them? Not advocating violence of course. But I think maybe it is a valid feeling.
One of your affirmations mentions not seeking chemical answers to emotional problems. Are you opposed to medicating mental/emotional disorders? Or are you talking more about drug/alcohol abuse?
Oh, yes - that was most definitely referring to drug and alcohol abuse! Or, as some people might say - “self medicating”, seeking refuge and solace in drugs and alcohol.
However, I am a huge believer in supervised medicating for chemical imbalances in the brain and so on - I have seen what a positive change that makes in an person and am all for it. Take your medications, people
The "tired of my own bullshit" one really resonates with me. It's what I felt when I realized I was ready to quit drinking. I'm 209 days sober :)
I think that is fantastic! Congratulations, friend. I wish I could remember who said that, it was a random person on twitter and I paraphrased it a bit, but I never got to thank him/her. They inspired a great many people that day!
For those of you who do not know, I am a woman. That is to say me - the creator of Skeletor is Love. I wanted to in some way address the atrocities committed by that misogynist extremist (I am not mentioning his name, he does not deserve that glorification), but to be honest, my thoughts are too panicked, too frightened and most of all - too angry to be able to sum them up in a pithy affirmation for Skeletor today or any day this week. I am not even sure if this is the appropriate place for such a thing. But I don’t think there is ever an an inappropriate place to remind each other to be good to each other, be kind, and treat each other decently. I think we, all of us, have a lot to think about, to talk about and most of all - to change. We’ll be back soon with regular content.
It is occasionally unsettling how Skeletor's affirmations mirror exactly the lesson I need to learn or the process I need to practice on any given day. Thank you, Skeletor.
I hear that so often! Though I am always sorry to hear of the difficulties one might be experiencing, I am glad to know that our posts resonate with all kinds of people, all over the world! We’re all humans, after all. Well..except for me, I guess.
I thought you might like to know that I sent an affirmation to my mother, who teaches mindfulness to elementary school children. She printed it out and taped it to the front of her computer. My brothers and I grew up playing with He-men so she's familiar with Skeletor & now loves your tumblr. I was going to send you a picture, but I can't find where to attach it. The affirmation is "I am grateful for the difficult people in my life. They allow me to practice patience and tolerance." Thanks!
That’s fantastic! We at Skeletor is Love have the utmost respect for educators and other folks who work within the educational system. We have mentioned it her before - it was our sister, a school mental health guidance counselor, who inspired Skeletor is Love to begin with! Give your mom a hug and tell her you appreciate her and all she does :)