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u/kaaris · 3 pointsr/asheville

Someone mentioned CBT, which is similar to DBT, which is what I came here to recommend. DBT is an AMAZING resource, and you should be able to find a weekly group to get her in NOW, and it will be more affordable. I'm positive there are at least a couple DBT groups running here. All Souls might be able to direct you to one, or maybe even Mission knows who you should contact. Without insurance, it'll probably be around $100/week, but you could ask about a cash discount perhaps.

Also, order the DBT workbook and read some of it each night with her. It's a wonderful resource and the information is SO helpful, that I personally think the curriculum should be taught in schools to the general population.


Editing to add: Doing a daily mindfulness exercise is very helpful, too. It calms the nervous system and really helps to reset things. Some meditations include tensing and relaxing your body in order from top to bottom or from bottom to top, watching the flame of a candle for a few minutes while letting thoughts leave your mind as quickly as they come in, doing a sound meditation where you close your eyes and hyper-focus on sounds around you, counting your breaths until you get to 10 then starting over again, and envisioning a warm disc of light glowing in your chest and warming you with calm light.

Also, for immediate "distress tolerance", taking a bath can help, walking a dog or snuggling with a cat, distracting her with TV or a movie, putting lotion on your arms or legs, writing your worries/thoughts in a journal, even screaming into a pillow.

I'll be keeping you in my thoughts tonight, and PLEASE PM me if you need any more info or support.

Here is some basic info about DBT. It is such a wonderful approach.

Much love and light to both of you tonight.

u/rockytimber · 1 pointr/asheville

Mr Ayers publishes the The Anniston Star. "The Star gained a reputation as one of the few liberal-minded Southern newspapers. It was nicknamed "The Red Star" by George Wallace, because of its support of school integration — one of the few Southern newspapers to take such a stance." (wiki)

Mr Ayers new book "In Love With Defeat: The Making of a Southern Liberal" is getting great reviews on Amazon

""Clear eyed and perceptive, grounded in community and global in outlook, Brandt Ayers has spent a brave lifetime of commentary calling his beloved South to redemption. Now, summarizing that lifetime as a family newspaperman in Anniston, Alabama, Ayers eloquently insists that the road, though rocky, has been up, and that South and nation are more nearly one than at any time since the founding of the Republic." -Hodding Carter III, Professor of Leadership and Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill"

Considering what is happening in NC these days (at the capital and elsewhere), Mr Ayers deserves a listen, and maybe some good questions too. Reddit of Asheville: meet an ancestor of r/localpolitics.

u/catchatorie · 2 pointsr/asheville

Checkout the Western Carolina Kayaking group on Even if you don't want to participate in meetups, you can get an idea of where to go and what level the water is at different places by looking at the past events and looking at the pics or reading the comments.

My husband and I just went up to Bear Creek Lake near Cashiers last weekend. It was a really scenic lake and without hundreds of houses lining the banks. There's also a huge waterfall you can hike up to the base of, but we didn't have time to do it.

There are a bunch of recreational lakes within a 1-1.5 hour drive. Lake Lure, Lake Junaluska, Fontana Lake, Lake Glenville and on and on. I usually just browse around on google maps, find a lake that looks nice and then Google some info about it.

For rivers, you'll probably want to look at taking a skills class or a guided tour where they let you bring your own boats, before trying it out on your own. The exception being certain stretches of the French Broad. You'll need a shuttle anyway for a river, and there are outfitters in Asheville who will drop you off at the put in for the Class I float and then you don't have to worry about finding it yourself.

You might also want to look into purchasing a river guide. My husband and I got Carolina Whitewater as a gift and it is pretty thorough.

u/radix99 · 1 pointr/asheville

Are you using space heaters? Since you say your neighbors have "more" I assume so. Space heaters may as well be fueled directly by dollar bills. They're the most expensive way to heat a home among standard sources. There are use cases in which they make sense, i.e., if you have a 2500 sqft house and only want to heat one room, it's better to run a space heater and leave the HVAC at 60F. A heat pump will use 1/4 or 1/3 of the energy as a space heater for the same amount of heat created.

Is the water heater in a heated space? If so any waste heat is just heating the house in that case, which reduces the negative effect of a crappy old heater... at least until summer! What's the temperature set point? That can be a big factor. Is your hot water scalding hot? If so, turn it down.

How old is the refrigerator? Refrigerators are powered 24/7/365 so small differences in efficiency can add up there.

Unless you're doing tons of dishes/laundry, things like dishwashers and washer/dryers aren't a big contributor. Those machines only run a few hours a week. Energy = power X time. So even if a device pulls a lot of power, if it runs 10 minutes a week, its energy consumption is insignificant. Conversely, if something runs 24/7/365, it can consume huge amounts of energy. Pool or pond pumps are a good example of that. We have a tiny pond with a moderate pump. If we ran the pump (~250W) 24/7 it would cost $22/month. Just for a pond pump!

As an analogy, consider vehicle gas mileage. The difference between 25 mpg and 30 mpg is giantif you're driving 200 miles per day for your commute. But if you drive 2 miles a week it really doesn't matter if you buy a giant SUV that gets 8 mpg or a tiny car that gets 35 mpg. Either way you're not driving enough to pay a significant amount for gas.

As somebody else mentioned, you can buy a Kill-A-Watt ( to test anything with a plug. You setup the Kill-A-Watt with your energy cost (12c/kWh), plug the device into it, then it into the wall. Use your device normally for a week or so and it will tell you how much the device costs per day/week/month/year. This can really help you to understand what's going on. But, as mentioned, it only works with stuff plugged into a normal wall outlet, so if you suspect your water heater, HVAC, etc., it's not helpful for those.

u/ecotton · 2 pointsr/asheville

The only two programs that I'm aware of are SMART Recovery and Rational Recovery. Not sure if Rational Recovery does meetings but there's a book called "The Small Book" which might be helpful if she's looking for a more secular recovery process. The author definitely spends a little too much time bashing 12-step for my taste but I found it helpful nonetheless

u/Atlas_Schmatlas · 6 pointsr/asheville

Let me go in depth into what I meant:

I don't care about Zeb Vance. Well, I do hope that he's taught about in Asheville schools, but I don't care about his legacy. He is not so important to the current city of Asheville that his name must adorn the downtown obelisk. But that's exactly my point. We don't have a statue of him downtown. We have an obelisk, that, asides from a plaque, does not carry any kind of Vance memento on it. It is a simple stone structure.

I don't see any reason to tear that down. Like you noted, Vance's legacy is already much forgotten. Why tear down the monument, when it can be edited? To most Ashevillians, the monument is more a place marker than a reminder of slavery. THAT BEING SAID, Vance's legacy is one of oppression. I don't see any reason for the monument to have to be related to Vance anymore, but there can still be information around it about the man.

In fact, if the monument was taken down, I expect there would be an plaque or something talking about the former monument. Luckily, we don't have to take it down in order to change its meaning. If you're interested in how the meaning of a particular era or structure can be changed very quickly, I recommend reading Confederate post-war revisionism, or this book.

edit: You're right my analogy about the building wasn't great. I guess what I'm trying to say is that an obelisk is more like a building than a statue. It carries no meaning that can't be repurposed. To me, it's more of a tool than a memorial. Cleopatra's Needle for example, may have been constructed using slave labor, and may have been used a tool of propaganda during Egypt's rule. But now, it sits in Central Park, a beautiful structure and nothing more. In short, obelisks, have no race, class, gender, or borders (unlike a statue, or at least, less like a statue). It's like having a fountain, and then destroying it because it honored a racist. There's no need! Just rename it, and everyone will still enjoy it.

u/mincky · 2 pointsr/asheville

I have a few of Jeanne Lemlin's books but my most-used is Quick Vegetarian Pleasures. I love that she's not such a purist that the recipes must be made with hand-harvested organic dried beans, but a can of black beans is fine. She also doesn't use weird exotic ingredients that you only use once and then have a jar sitting in the pantry forever.

The library might have her books, and I've seen them at Mr K's too.

u/hammock22 · 1 pointr/asheville

Any outdoor recreation shops will have all the maps you need: REI, Diamond Brand, Frugal Backpacker, a lot of the bike stores, etc. This is the best map you can get for finding trails, planning routes, etc. Although it's not the most detailed map as far as Topography goes, find one of the more specific USFS maps for this.

u/RandomMandarin · 1 pointr/asheville

The Goodwill has potential, where books are concerned, if you are very lucky that day.

I once paid about three bucks for a copy of A Military History and Atlas of the Napoleonic Wars. My friend who does historical war gaming was very pleased.

u/Wdt2000 · 1 pointr/asheville

Sure you could get something like this off Amazon. home depot and Lowes likely sell something similar. And it will not be near as accurate as a lab it will be close enough for your purposes. I would buy 2 kits. Test one as directed then test again after letting the water run constantly for 20 minutes. If the normal test detects Iron and the 20 minute flush does not it is likely something in the well or your lines. If they both test high it is likely the water.

I would skip the DIY. For the most accurate results NC Health Department

or Pace

u/heygorges · 1 pointr/asheville

For the wonks out there, check out the book "The High Cost of Free Parking." Made a lot waves when it came out in 2011.

u/AuntieSocial · 3 pointsr/asheville

BTW, for a really cool look at the early Civil War era history of the area, I highly recommend "Ghost Riders" by Sharon McCrumb. No-spoiler plot synopsis here. Essentially, it's a historical fiction that flips back and forth between modern times and the Civil War. Her books are always meticulously researched, and her writing captures the tone of the place and the people really well. I ended up reading it a few months before moving here, without realizing it was about this area, and when I got here it was like I already knew the area and the history/people that are just street names and statues to everyone else.

Non-affiliate Amazon link with reviews:, but FYI the local library has a few copies.

u/ArtsyAmy · 3 pointsr/asheville

That’s the J we BYO’d to move here. Have you seen this shirt on Amazon?

u/Mayutshayut · 5 pointsr/asheville

I bought this book directly from the author. He also sells honey in McDowell county and will talk to you about his experience writing it.

Spoiler alert- science based professional hunts for ghosts, finds none, but outlines all the crazy(but real) sources for light.

u/RavenRavinoff · 1 pointr/asheville

Green Man was indeed brewed at JOTW in the past. After a very public falling-out, Green Man moved to the South Slope. They are in no way connected at this point.

I highly recommend my friend's book, Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing.

u/IveMadeAHugeMistake · 2 pointsr/asheville

I need it tomorrow, so the internet might not work. If all else fails, we'll just make G&Ts in glasses for the gathering. The book is The Girl On the Train, it's pretty good, in the same vain, but not as good as, Gone Girl.

u/Legitninjaguy · 3 pointsr/asheville

Firstly, if you actually have any interest in convincing me of your views you should start by treating me like another human being from the same town.. instead of starting with "fuck it, I'm downvoting you." Onto your arguments:

>Was the Civil Rights Act an infringement on personal liberty?

The Civil Rights Act covered a lot and was largely a great document. This is a very different discussion. Its important to remember some key facts. HB2 only "discriminates" against those who identify as a gender that differs from their actual sex. If you live in North Carolina and committed to changing your sex and had an operation, HB2 has zero affect on you at public events. You may change your birth certificate in North Carolina as a result of a sex change. Other states are even more loose on the issue and allow birth certificate sex changes based on doctors notes. Now talking specifically about personal liberty and businesses: hopefully we can agree that an individual deciding in their mind with no operation that they were born in the wrong body and demand they have separate bathrooms is very different than black people being allowed to vote.

That said, I do disagree with TITLE 2 in the civil rights act though I agree that the section may have made a positive impact on interracial relations. This wasn't the only route to this accomplishment though. I recommend Thomas Sowell's (whos an African American economist) book [Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality?] ( For further reading on the topic. Heres an excerpt:
>> Sowell: “In the period from 1954 to 1964, for example, the number of blacks in professional, technical, and similar high-level positions more than doubled. In other kinds of occupations, the advance of blacks was even greater during the 1940s — when there was little or no civil rights policy — than during the 1950s when the civil rights revolution was in its heyday.

>>“The rise in the number of blacks in professional and technical occupations in the two years from 1964 to 1966 (after the Civil Rights Act) was in fact less than in the one year from 1961 to 1962 (before the Civil Rights Act).

back to your comments:
>That's such an entitled argument - that you should be free to act however you want with your business. Can you deny African-Americans? Women? People in wheelchairs?

Yes. its entitled but its no more entitled than allowing you to refuse Jehovas' witnesses from entering into your home if you disagree with their ideas. Though I would argue that those who deny women or people of color is horrible for business and the free market will weed those businesses out. That can be accomplished through free speech. Not government regulation. We should all be entitled to decide who we want in our homes or in our place of business. It is YOUR home and it is YOUR business.

>We have communal rules to protect those with little power. Move your business to a totalitarian state if you don't like it.

The constitution are the communal rules that protect all individuals and it doesn't discriminate based on race or gender.

>fuck it, I'm downvoting you.

>You're throwing out this tired "blame Charlotte" argument for HB2.

>If you look at the 30 largest U.S. cities, only 8 of them lacked discrimination protection for LGBTQ individuals. Charlotte's attempts at democratic governance would have taken that number to 7.

This argument is entirely irrelevant.

>And if you don't like abortions, don't get one. 3% of planned parenthood money goes to abortion. The rest goes to health efforts like STD prevention and contraceptive services. The money that "Obama" is taking from you is actually reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies way more than any theoretical abortions.

I never even mentioned planned parenthood but I will just copy paste what I responded to another user with

Some reasons you shouldnt like planned parent hood (below)

Planned Parenthood has become a billion-dollar organization on the backs of taxpayers. They earned $128 million in revenue with over $1.4 billion in net assets last year. In the same year, federal and state governments gave them over $528 million to fund their lucrative programs.

Planned Parenthood performs one in three abortions in the U.S. They reported performing 327,653 abortions last year. Former employees have even made allegations that there are mandatory “abortion quotas” each affiliate must meet.

Planned Parenthood emphasizes abortions instead of preventative care. They made only 1,880 adoption referrals and just 18,684 prenatal services last year. Even cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood have decreased 50 percent since 2004.

Planned Parenthood has been accused of financial fraud with taxpayer dollars. In 2013, an affiliate payed a settlement of over $4 million to Texas for Medicaid fraud. Similar investigations revealed over $8 million in possible fraud across nine states.

Planned Parenthood fights laws that protect women and children. They have opposed legislation that would protect infants born alive after failed abortions and tried to derail an anti-human trafficking bill because the legislation included a longstanding and widely-supported policy against taxpayer funding of abortion.

But ultimately if you are pro abortion, planned parenthood may not horrible to you, so we can just agree to disagree there.