Backlund's Backlands Light Yourself On Fire Pottery

Backlund's Backlands Light Yourself On Fire Pottery Fairy doors and other ceramics created by Firefighter and his author wife, artists at heart, chasing their dreams on their hobby farm.
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And don’t forget about acknowledging your own problems. Sometimes it’s easier to see signs of stress in others than ...
06/12/2018
Treating invisible wounds: Addressing firefighter stress

And don’t forget about acknowledging your own problems. Sometimes it’s easier to see signs of stress in others than it is in ourselves. That’s why we need to give our colleagues permission to tell us when we’re not acting like ourselves. If someone confronts you about your mood or behavior, don’t get upset or angry. Be thankful that they care enough about you to make sure you’re okay. Listen to what they have to say and spend some time reflecting on your behavior and feelings. Such interventions may prevent someone from turning to drugs or alcohol to cope with their stress or even su***de.

*Not do the exact opposite and tell them they are crazy and normal people don't think like that.

Support colleagues to neutralize the negative effects stress can have on firefighter mental and physical health

"If you are a supervisor, especially a company officer, you should always make the effort to help them, not just provide...
06/12/2018
Treating invisible wounds: Addressing firefighter stress

"If you are a supervisor, especially a company officer, you should always make the effort to help them, not just provide a phone number and let someone else deal with it. It is critical for you to follow up. If you are able to help them by just talking and listening, be sure to follow up a couple shifts later to see how they are doing. Moreover, if they seek professional guidance, you still can follow up without breeching any confidentiality by asking “Hey, I just wanted to see how things are going since we last spoke.”

Support colleagues to neutralize the negative effects stress can have on firefighter mental and physical health

06/11/2018
Our Mom Addiction | #MOMTRUTHS

Oh wait, you mean you should by shame new moms for being tired and trying to get sleep??

Some people want a whole lot in life....what do we want? A little more of this...... #MomAddiction Watch #MOMTRUTHS Live in your city. To see tour dates near...

06/10/2018
Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds on His Guilt as a 'Unique Mormon' - Extended Cut

I love this whole speech. ♡ "We should love our uniquenesses"♡= Not damn people for them. Yet scramble to the TV enamored by America's Got Talent, Survivor, or whatever other reality unique talent bases show you are watching. Seems sort of back wards people support in public, what they kill at home.
#idontgetpeople

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds talked with Ellen about his documentary, "Believer," in which he struggles with his strict Mormon faith and his own bel...

"I want parents, mothers and fathers, to know the science and to know what's happening to their sons' brains, because…...
06/07/2018
Children who play football before age 12 show CTE-related symptoms much sooner

"I want parents, mothers and fathers, to know the science and to know what's happening to their sons' brains, because… if a mother knows what's happening inside that helmet, she's not going to let her son out on the football field," Ransom said.

One California family whose son began playing football at 9 years old is blaming the sport for his early death

06/05/2018
Triangulation (psychology) - Wikipedia

Triangulation (psychology) - Wikipedia

Triangulation is a manipulation tactic where one person will not communicate directly with another person, instead using a third person to relay communication to the second, thus forming a triangle. It is also a form of splitting in which one person manipulates a relationship between two parties by....

FYI you can forward it to the correct address but you can not hand deliver mail to a box or you're a felon! It's federal...
05/30/2018
Is it Illegal to Open Someone's Mailbox?

FYI you can forward it to the correct address but you can not hand deliver mail to a box or you're a felon! It's federal property. You don't have permission to touch it. Plus you're trespassing.

Most people are aware that removing mail from a mailbox is a crime. However, the rules regarding opening another person's mailbox or putting material inside may be unclear to some.

It's domestic Violence awareness time. #Shinealight"You may not realize that abusers feel powerless. They don’t act in...
05/30/2018
The Truth About Abusers, Abuse, and What to Do

It's domestic Violence awareness time.
#Shinealight
"You may not realize that abusers feel powerless. They don’t act insecure to cover up the truth. In fact, they’re often bullies. The one thing they all have in common is that their motive is to have power over their victim. This is because they don’t feel that they have personal power, regardless of worldly success. To them, communication is a win-lose game."

How to spot an abusive partner before it's too late.

Many of the narcissist’s coping mechanisms are abusive–hence the term, “narcissisticabuse.” However, someone can...
05/30/2018
How to Spot Narcissistic Abuse

Many of the narcissist’s coping mechanisms are abusive–hence the term, “narcissisticabuse.” However, someone can be abusive, but not be a narcissist. Addicts and people with other mental illnesses, such as bi-polar disorder and anti-social personality disorder(similar to the older term, sociopathy) and borderline personality disorders can also be abusive, as are many codependents without a mental illness. Abuse is abuse, no matter what is the abuser’s diagnosis. If you’re a victim of abuse, the main challenges for you are:

Clearly identifying it;Building a support system; andLearning how to strengthen and protect yourself.
#ptsd #codependant #narcassist #relationship #abuse #depression
#knowledgewillsetyoufree #endnarcassisticabuse

Knowlege is Power: Abuse is Never Your Fault

05/19/2018
Canada FASD Research Network

Canada FASD Research Network

The successful implementation of Changing Directions, Changing Lives, which seeks to improve mental health and well-being in Canada, cannot be realized without considering FASD. While, 94% of individuals with FASD also have mental health disorders, most mental health professionals have not been trained to identify or diagnose FASD, and therefore it goes largely undiagnosed and treatments are ineffective. The implementation of a FASD-informed recommendation, such as those of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015), can provide a more effective approach to mental health services and improve mental health outcomes.

Mommy's gotta new pair of heels! Just in time to send a special Mother's Day message to my favorite fams! It says "Perfe...
05/10/2018
Imagen: 15 Helpful Hacks To Make Your Shoes More Comfortable | Coral color ...

Mommy's gotta new pair of heels! Just in time to send a special Mother's Day message to my favorite fams! It says "Perfect for digging your heels in."

Happy Mother's Day!

I'm not going any where.
#yourtruecolors
#motherssaythefunniestthings
#circleoflife
#roar

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04/28/2018
Nintendo Labo feat. Bill Nye - Make, Play and Discover

Nintendo Labo feat. Bill Nye - Make, Play and Discover

Watch Bill Nye go hands-on with Nintendo Labo! Watch him customize a Toy-Con RC Car, make Toy-Con Fishing Rod, and get creative in the Toy-Con Garage! Ninten...

Holy Fire, Cake Girl
04/16/2018
Holy Fire, Cake Girl

Holy Fire, Cake Girl

Trigger warning / please share :
I'm a fire fighter's wife. (Ffw for short)
I'm PI**ED off at fire departments for this. I'm PI**ED OFF for my friend, whom I met sitting next to her during an LODD tribute, for a ffw, who now is one of these families from 2017 learning to live without her ff. Their department nor really anyone has seemed to step up and help her and her kids, like we always were told they would, if such an awful thing happened.
It is an unacceptable slap in the face.
It is cruel, painful, and such a waste.
I'm PI**ED off that we continue to take advantage of people with codependant tendancies, the only people who would hurt for others in the first place, only to leave them hanging when they need it most.

You can schedule a weekend throughout the year for training, surely you can schedule care for your crews to heal with actual professional doctors and therapists. You guys need to do this. For you, and your loved ones. NO MATTER how much you protect us, you can not save us from ourselves, and LISTEN TO ME, YOU PEOPLE LOVING AS****ES, YOU CAN'T SAVE YOU FROM YOURSELF! We all are in this together. Don't think there is time? There is time. Trust me. I know the inside. If you can find time to get drunk and waste money on T-shirts at some lame conference to stroke your own pride, then you can schedule mandatory mental care days.

The elephant in the room: This process is eroding the foundation of security and trust your men need to survive.

Stop creating a rift in the support system they have outside of the department. It does no good convincing your firefighters to keep secrets from their spouses in order to protect them. It sets up a rift. A divide. A beginning to an end. It is one of the reasons you have to keep everyone distracted with fancy uniforms, glittering badges, and ego stroking T-shirts.

Brothers, Sisters, Chiefs:

I only say this from painful experience and fighting so hard to keep us together.

They are supposed to protect their family from the horrors, the heavies, and the hurts of their job. Why?! Because we can't handle it. This is a lie first off. Our imagination is far more damaging with the tid bits you give us. Secondly, this is when the erosion and distrust can start. Lost trust can be considered the leading a root cause of depression, triggering PTSD, and su***de.

Let's face it. Think about it, please so we can change this awful reality.

If they have too much adrenaline at the department to have a crash and swing, they are going to do it at home.
The proof is in the 100s, if not 1000s of posts written by fire fighter wives searching for answers. Begging others for any advice. This sets us up to be taken advantage of by eager entrepreneurs ready to take this loyal groups money, and give all sorts of bad, well meaning, advice.
I know...
I was one of them.

We as loved ones face alone too. Neither of us should.

Another point, this loss of trust, also can lead those at home, feeling at an arms length. Following your example they shield you as well. We stop allowing our selves to trust spouses with our fears, extra stress, and worry. Often, triggering outside mental, emotional affairs, and loss. I've seen it over and over. It is a trauma bond caused by the need for comfort from others verses one's self. It will make a low self esteemed person do unspeakable things. A codependent person, seek trust else where, while trying to protect their family. Most likely this is also the leading cause for the high divorce rate in the service.

It is in the warning from Chiefs themselves, to watch for narcassistic tendacies, in your once codependant people.
I know.
Mine was one of them.
We almost lost each other. But it is going to be a life long battle.

My Friend is not so lucky to be able to fight the rest of her life with her spouse. Turns out, he spent the rest of his life with her. And I'm angry and heart broken for her. I pray no one has to go through this again. I pray they listen.

Enough is enough.
IS THERE another way to train our guys?

What do you think?
We need to think out of the box and radically different if we are going to see this stat change.

Side note: i hate even saying stat. This is a stat that represents real human loss that costs us millions of dollars and a priceless amount of tears.
#ptsd #ptsdawareness #ffw #ff #firefighter #timeisup #su***deprevention #su***de #youarenotalone #youareimportant #youdeservebetter #itisnotright #wecandobetter #weowethemmore #chief #listen #thehonestfirefighterswife #facefacts #loddversessu***de #truthhurts #truthchangesthingsforthebetter #dontlikeitdontbeit #dosomething #nobrotherleftbehind #liars #denial #maltesecross #mysix #emergency #howmuchmoreproofdoyouneed #narcassistic #narcabuse #emeshedfamily #familysecrets #silencebreaker #lynbacklund #holyfire #mentalstrength #scoutsoath #morallystrong #helpoamotherout

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04/14/2018
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