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The ASMR Daily 36
The time is 23:36, and 158 years ago today Mexico gained victory at the Battle of Puebla.
Today we take a break from experiencing ASMR, and we take a little time to appreciate it’s rise into pop culture with a video interview from @arkdesc. [Note: The video is not embeded into this article, so you will have to click this link to view the video].
ArkDes is an abbreviate of: The Swedish Center for Architecture and Design. It’s a museum! At the moment, it’s a museum with an exhibition called Weird Sensation Feels Good, which is a very fitting name for an exhibition focused on ASMR!
As we are all aware, quarantine season is in full swing! This is unfortunate for the museum, as the universal act of social distancing has put the exhibit [scheduled to open on May 15th] on hold. That didn’t kill the vibe over at ArkDes though! Not even a little! The Center jumped straight into doing a series of live chats aptly titled: Pillow Talks, in which the curator of WSFG, James Taylor Foster, sits down to talk with various individuals; experts if you will, involved with the ASMR Community. James literally conducts the interviews while sitting on a giant pillow!; and for his first Talk, he sat down with New York based writer Drew Zeiba.
ASMR Activism was the subject of discussion for the first pillow talk. How cool is that?!; ASMR with political poise! We know that ASMR is meant to relax the mind, body, and soul, and we know that any venture in activism requires contributions of that same trifecta! Drew discusses that when information is delivered through the medium of ASMR, it is easy and stress-free to consume. My agreement with that statement is well beyond a whisper. ASMR channels that go beyond relaxation are some of my absolute favorites! Have you ever seen ASMR Gaming News? Or taken an ASMR language lesson? Not to mention one of my all time favorite videos, this vocabulary builder.
For those who are unfamiliar, ASMR stands for Auditory Sensory Meridian Response. The term ASMR was first coined by a women named Jennifer Allen back in 2009, but the phenomenon was birthed two years prior, in a forum thread, by an individual with the username Okaywhatever51838.
The briskness with which that individual produced their username, I can only imagine. Did they know they would go down in history as ‘okaywhatever?’ Obviously not, but I do wonder…if they could go back, would they change their name to something more zingy? Honestly I have no idea if the creator of that forum thread has ever relieved their identity. At the end of the data however, it won’t matter if we know what Okaywhatever’s real name was. When it comes to ASMR, one thing matters above all else! Does the asmrtist make good sounds?
Want to know more about the science behind ASMR? Dr. Craig Richard runs Asmr University, and that is the best place to start.
The time is 15:47, and I need to listen to some ASMR!
Every-single-day, you can expect a new article here at asmr.community. Sometimes it will be a light article, touching only upon the superficial aspects of ASMR. Sometimes I will talk about the heavy stuff, like that time I was revived by Narcan.
Tomorrow you can expect the second part of this article, in which I will discuss episode two of Pillow Talks, featuring co-founder of Whisper Lodge, Melinda Lauw.
x. Spark Twain
Everyday Sobriety Advice
I am a recovered alcoholic/drug addict, but I am not a qualified addiction counselor. To help other alcoholics/addicts achieve sobriety, I have created the mantra’s below. Although I call them “steps,” I believe that all four mantra’s should be recited in concurrence.
When the urge to drink alcohol or use drugs comes upon you, I suggest reciting these four steps, and then implementing an activity to “kill time” until your urge to use drugs/alcohol is less intense. I suggest you use ASMR videos to “kill time”
Good luck, My Friend
Below are the steps of admittance required for using The ASMR.Community Sobriety Program [ACSP] successfully.
Step 1: “Sobriety is a choice, and it is up to me to make the right choice.”
Step 2: “Not everybody will be able to achieve sobriety, but that knowledge does not prevent my success regarding sobriety.”
Step 3: “The urge to imbibe (substances that I know will prevent my success) is finite. Sometimes the urge will exist, sometimes the urge will not exist.”
Step 4: “Sobriety is not the same for everyone. Success is.”
I believe the steps I listed above are a complete, non-exclusionary list of all mental admissions needed to achieve your goals regarding sobriety.
Everybody’s definition of sobriety is different, but everybody’s definition of success is the same.
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For more daily support, check out Sober James on YouTube. He does a livestream every night at 21:00 Eastern Standard Time, and his live streams are a great place to receive support, gain motivation, and listen to encouragement in regard to addiction recovery. His program is based on the Twelve Steps.
SMART Recovery is another great program for individuals who are ready to tackle their addictions.
If you are seeking spiritual guidance, I highly encourage you to check out Tarot Reader ASMR. Her name is Amalia, and she is a kind-hearted individual with a skill for bringing us closer to ourselves.
Don’t underestimate the power of Yoga! Specifically Yoga With Adriene. My shoulder is broken, and so you can do some Yoga for me too. I really wish I could…
If you are looking or more information about ASMR, I’ve found the best place to learn about the subject is ASMR University. Their information is accurate [to the best of my knowledge], and plentiful. I mostly work with the application of ASMR, but there is a whole lot more to ASMR than using it to gain sobriety or fall asleep, including the history and the science of it.
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