The words “force vive” are a tribute to my favorite 18th-century physicist Emilie du Châtelet. It’s her own handwriting, taken from her edits in the margins of Voltaire’s notebooks.The heart squared (the 2 is also Emilie’s handwriting) is a tribute to playwright Lauren Gunderson. Her play about Emilie inspired me to continue pushing forward in my physics education at a time when I really (really!) wanted to give up.
"Because lives aren’t equations…they are variables inside them.
The governing equations are universal,
But a life lived fully can still change the universe.”
- Emilie La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson
(Tattoo done by Victoria at Cirque du Rouge in Washington, D.C.)
Hayes, S. C., Levin, M. E., Plumb-Vilardaga, J., Villatte, J. L., & Pistorello, J. (2013). Acceptance and commitment therapy and contextual behavioral science: Examining the progress of a distinctive model of behavioral and cognitive therapy. Behavior Therapy, 44(2), 180-198.
This. This. This.so maybe I just need to read it a few more times to fully understand it. Or I’m just dumb. Butconnect-the-dots-backwardwhat is this EXACTLY saying lol? I sorta get it. But I’m not content with my assumed understanding
"Feeling better" has not been found to lead to or cause getting better in functional ways (e.g., establishing relationships, pursuing a meaningful career, practicing health habits, etc.) It seems to be more the case that establishing those relationships and pursuing a meaningful career and practicing healthy habits leads to “feeling better.”
So engaging in those positive behaviors even when you don’t “feel” great or your symptoms are distressful is more important than simply getting to a place where you “feel better.”
Practicing healthy things when distressed > waiting until no longer distressed (if possible) and then practicing healthy things.
petition to change “X group of people is notoriously untreatable” to “we are notoriously bad at treating X group”
stop posting islamophobes and islamophobic content in the science tag, learn some fucking history and treat Muslims with respect, without them there would be no ‘scientific literacy’ for your white fave to follow. Muslims aren’t these bazooka toting, anti-science, anti-reason group of people that you get to use as a marker for how intelligible and “enlightened” you are over them. if anything you might learn a thing or two by closely looking at their true ideals be it in science or society in general. tl;dr your islamophobia and antibrowness is not #science.
Schrödinger equation with an electron trapped in a well. That’s the uncertainty principle on my foot too, but it’s hard to see. I’ve got a bunch more all over me, but I just happened to have this picture handy. twitter: @jasonthalken