From the Editor's Desk:
My New Year's Non-Resolutions --
By Regina Pickett Garson
I've never liked the idea of New Year's Resolutions. If you make them, you feel like you are somehow accountable. Still, as the holiday festivities wind down, I enjoy curling up and spending some time thinking. This is not a long assignment, just a few moments with a nice cup of coffee, a pen and a piece of scratch paper.
The Man Who Sat Around All Day
And Did Nothing --
A Short Story By Araykay
An old fashioned fable, with a happy ending.
Over the holidays already and you are on to your New Year's Resolutions? If you are just as typical as the rest of us, at least one of those resolutions probably has something to do with staying fit. If so, here's some help, a Free E-Book to get you going, from the folks at Global Fitness.
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The Top 7 Fitness Mistakes Just About Everybody Makes
By Dr. Frank B. Smoot, MA, DD.
GHF's Success Coach
-- You'd really love to be fit as a fiddle, but you just can't seem to make it happen. Too much weight, too little energy, too much flab, too little tone.
"Been there and done that," here's some help to get you back on track.
Scrooged - A Dickens of a Way
to Manage Change! --
By Martin Haworth
Managing change in our lives and in our businesses is vital in the modern environments in which we live. There is much to learn from that old and cantankerous Dickens character, Mr Ebenezer Scrooge himself...
How to Help a Grieving Loved One During the Holidays -- While many people look forward to yearly gatherings with family and friends, for those who have lost someone special, the holidays may emphasize feelings of loss and loneliness.
The Most Deadly Disease of All: DENIAL --
By Michael McCright
No matter what the statistics show about Heart Disease or Cancer, or any other disease, the disease of DENIAL kills more people every year than any other disease.
How Drug Companies Deceive Doctors --
By Shane Ellison, M.Sc.
Following doctor's orders has become synonymous with danger. Every year, FDA approved drugs kill twice as many people as the total number of U.S. deaths from the Vietnam War.
Join A Support Group
And Reduce Your Stress Levels --
By Royane Real
When you are facing a particularly difficult time in life, support groups can help you on your journey.
Anger Management Practice:
The Gift of Forgiveness
By Charlie Badenhop
If your sense of anger or resentment is strong, you might have to do this Practice a number of times.
Coping Emotionally with Disaster
Trauma Treatment Manual -- Originally written for people working in the field with survivors of rape in
Bosnia. Can be used as a guide for helping anyone who has
survived any kind of trauma.
Helping Children After a Disaster. -- A catastrophe or violent act is frightening to children and adults alike. It is important to acknowledge the
frightening parts of the disaster when talking with a child about it. Falsely
minimizing the danger will not end a child's concerns.
Managing Traumatic Stress -- From the APA, what happens and how to cope after a disaster. How do you know when you need help?
When Disaster Strikes: Helping children cope with life at its worst -- Whether they see it on TV, or live through it themselves, children too have to cope and come to some level of acceptance and understanding in the face of disaster. This information is from the national PTA.
Dealing with Physical Disaster
Online Charity Fraud -- By Regina Garson, Publisher Magic Stream.
Cyber crime in every form is on the rise, and this includes phony charities and cyber looting.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
-- What you need to know to stay healthy.
-- Hurricane Health & Safety -- How to survive the aftermath. Prevent illness, and injury, physical and emotional well being, safe cleanup, repairs and more.
NAMI Responds to Hurricane Katrina --
Resources, Support, Education, and how you can either help or get help for Gulf Coast Consumers, Families, and Friends Living with Mental Illness.
Dedicated to all those travelers
who share in the one journey
that can never be made alone