Ask me anything   Hadiah Ardiani. Indonesia. Right-brained person.

    "I can never unlove you. I’ll just love you in a different way now."
    Marco, Starting Over Again (via perfect)

    (Source: daneataye, via psych-facts)

    — 1 week ago with 56740 notes


    Gaza Artist Turns Israeli Air Strike Smoke into Powerful Sketches

    As the world looks on with horror at the growing civilian toll in Gaza, and Hamas and Israel consider the terms of a U.S.-proposed ceasefire, one young Palestinian architect is responding to the crisis through art. Gaza-based Tawfik Gebreel aims to send a message, in the “universal humanitarian language understood by all peoples of the world.” He is using photos of the smoke thrown up by rocket strikes and reworking the images with symbols of hope and unity.

    (via that-leopardhijab)

    — 2 weeks ago with 17833 notes
    Bloom and bloom. Happy Eid Mubarak 1435H for all muslims in the world, may Ramadhan kareem bring back the purity of our heart in holy Eid al-Fitr day tomorrow and ever after 🌹🎉💞 

#flowers #rose #orchid #eidmubarak

    Bloom and bloom. Happy Eid Mubarak 1435H for all muslims in the world, may Ramadhan kareem bring back the purity of our heart in holy Eid al-Fitr day tomorrow and ever after 🌹🎉💞

    #flowers #rose #orchid #eidmubarak

    — 3 weeks ago
    #rose  #flowers  #eidmubarak  #orchid 

    Dear my future husband,

    I think you should really understand my condition when I have period. Like almost every single day when period comes I struggle in the damn hurting syndrome called dysmenorr.. I hope you understand, when my mood swing and complaining in everytime dysmenorr attack me. I’m in the big mess when dysmenorr came.
    So.. prepare yourself, I already warn you about this problem. And when you love me at my worst, and I will love you with my best :’)

    *who is my future husband anyway? I know, still in lauhul mahfudz.
    *umm… could you read my tumblr post from there? lol

    — 3 weeks ago
    What I hate is ignorance, smallness of imagination, the eye that sees no farther than its own lashes. Who you are is only limited by who you think you are 👀👊

#eye #eyes #selfreflect

    What I hate is ignorance, smallness of imagination, the eye that sees no farther than its own lashes. Who you are is only limited by who you think you are 👀👊

    #eye #eyes #selfreflect

    — 1 month ago
    #eyes  #eye  #selfreflect 

    When we take on the world all the diamonds and pearls
    Couldn’t take me away from your smile and your love
    And I know you feel lost
    And you wanna give up
    After every hardship comes ease

    — 1 month ago
    "How beautiful would it be to find someone who’s in love with your mind."
    (via odd-visions)

    (Source: moeyhashy, via psych-facts)

    — 1 month ago with 597819 notes
    "I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."
    Groucho Marx (via observando)
    — 2 months ago with 444 notes
    "I know people make promises all the time
    Then they turn right around and break them
    When someone cuts your heart open with a knife, now you’re bleeding
    But I could be that guy to heal it over time
    And I won’t stop until you believe it
    ‘Cause baby you’re worth it"
    JT - Not A Bad Thing
    — 2 months ago
    Just Breathe: The Simplest Means of Managing Stress

    Hello buddy!

    Howdy do? Since the last time I wrote, I returned this evening and finally got the inspiration to write again. This time, my writing is associated with conditions that i feel about, yeah final year, final assignment, thesis .. oops.. Yes, it’s about stress management. (I think there is a strong bond between final year and being stress, like what i feel now, just saying :p)

    Our bodies aren’t shy about telling us that we are stressed out! Muscle tension, backaches, stomach upset, headaches, burnout and other illness states are ways in which the body signals to us the need to relax. Rather than run for that anti-anxiety medication, we can utilize our easiest, natural defense against stress: our breathing. The way we breathe can affect our emotions and mental states as well as determine how we physically respond to stress.

    The general physiological response to stress is called the stress response or “fight or flight” response. When we experience stress, hormones activated by the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system flood our bloodstream to signal a state of readiness against potential threats to our well being. While these hormones serve to help us act quickly and with great strength during emergency situations, they exemplify the concept that there can be “too much of a good thing.” Chronic stress results in excess release of stress hormones, which can cause immune-system malfunction, gastrointestinal issues, and blood vessel deterioration, among other health complications. Over time, such symptoms can evolve into degenerative diseases like diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.

    We can help preserve and enhance our health, though, by refusing to fall victim to chronic release of stress hormones, even if we are not able to control when or how stressful situations challenge us. We can learn to effectively manage our physiological reaction to stressors by teaching the body to induce a relaxation response. A relaxation response counteracts the effects of the fight or flight response by helping to boost immune system function, reduce blood pressure and cortisol levels, and protect tissues from damage caused by stress-hormones.

    The way we breathe affects our autonomic nervous system (ANS), the branches of which signal automatic physiological reactions in the body, like the fight or flight and relaxation responses. ANS activity is outside of our conscious control. The ANS is responsible for managing our breathing, heart rate, body temperature, digestion, and other basic processes necessary for survival. While the sympathetic branch of the ANS initiates the stress response, the parasympathetic branch induces a relaxation response. Our somatic nervous system, over which we do have conscious control, makes possible the movements of our eyes, limbs, and mouths, for example, as well as how (not whether) we breathe. Thus, we can, through somatic manipulation of our breath, affect which ANS branch remains active, especially during moments of stress.

    One of the best means of inducing a relaxation response is through diaphragmatic breathing: inhaling deeply through the chest and virtually into the stomach. Engaging the diaphragm may be the key to inducing a relaxation response through deep breathing because the diaphragm’s close proximity to the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is a cranial nerve which supplies approximately 75% of all parasympathetic fibers to the rest of the body, and may be stimulated through diaphragmatic movement. Conversely, thoracic breathing that is limited to the chest cavity is associated with the sympathetic branch stress response.

    Situations may catalyze stress for us when we are uncertain about them or unable to control their outcome. We may feel helpless, overwhelmed, fearful, or forced into stifling our true feelings, and may experience additional anxiety over our inability to control the resulting hormonal fight or flight response. The key to stress management is recognition that while we may not be able to control the stressor, we can always control our reaction to it. We have choices: whether to relax through diaphragmatic breathing techniques until we feel ready to make beneficial decisions, or to just react while on sympathetic branch automatic pilot. Even if we don’t find a solution to the stressful situation, choosing to take time out to breathe protects our bodies from detrimental effects of stress.

    Upon experiencing fear or anxiety, our diaphragm involuntarily flattens and we breathe in a shallow manner as our body prepares for action. Armed with the knowledge that we can create a counter-response by breathing deeply, we can change any automatic course of action. When a stressor engages us, we can consciously control the speed and fullness with which we inhale, trusting that a relaxation response will happen as long as we keep breathing in this manner and do not lose patience. Recognizing the need to breathe diaphragmatically is half the battle; actually doing it is what empowers and frees us.

    One of the keys to creating a relaxation response is to “be the breath.” Focusing on the breath helps you be present. When thoughts enter your mind, acknowledge them, let them go, then refocus the mind on the sound of your breath. Perhaps visualize a relaxing scene or imagine continuous ocean waves slowly rolling into the shoreline. Maybe listening to peaceful music or repeating a du’a in your head that brings you serenity will help you free your mind of distracting thoughts. Your memory is another tool you have to facilitate relaxation. Recalling a time of great happiness can help you replace negative feelings with pleasant ones. Tapping into your particular spiritual belief system at this time might also help you relax; some people find that saying a prayer while breathing deeply can help decrease stress.

    The solution to stress lies within us. Nature has given us a defense mechanism with which to combat the physical effects of stress: parasympathetic nervous system activity catalyzed by diaphragmatic breathing. While breathing alone may not resolve the issue stressing us, it can empower us to healthfully adapt on mental, emotional, physical, and even spiritual levels.

    For some people, spirituality may permeate the mind-body breathing practice. The role of spirituality in stress management may relate to how we perceive situations beyond our control. Believing in a higher power (whatever that means to us individually) can relieve us of the perceived burden of always having to handle things on our own.

    Learning to cultivate a relaxation response may involve trying various methods until you discover the one that works for you. Finding a technique that you enjoy is the key to making it a lifestyle habit. When you feel the effects of stress… just breathe. :)

    - stress is not to be avoided, but faced.

    — 3 months ago with 2 notes
Jabbal Ar-Rahmah, 2013



    Jabbal Ar-Rahmah, 2013

    — 3 months ago with 1 note
    #makkah  #umrah  #jabbalarrahmah 
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