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What Draws Us to Facebook?

Facebook and other social networks are continuing to grow in popularity. Why? What gets us hooked into online socializing? And is it really socializing? Or is it just a distraction from our loneliness? Here’s a very decent article that takes a broad look at research into how and why Facebook draws us in. It isn’t all […]

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Mastery of physical goals lessens disease-related depression and fatigue

This is important- we would all benefit from coming up with some realistic goals for physical activity accomplishments or improvements- we feel a lot better when we do that! ~ Dr. Cliff ScienceDaily (Dec. 17, 2009) — Physical activity is known to reduce depression and fatigue in people struggling with chronic illness. A new study […]

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On Being a Survivor: My Thoughts

On Being a Survivor:  My Thoughts by anonymous (Actually by a strong voice within me that spoke this day – I wrote quickly for this voice doesn’t speak very often for it is yet a faint, foreign whisper.) “Survivor” – just the word itself brings to my mind a bedraggled, hungry, exhausted, physically and emotionally […]

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Kindness

Cliff’s notes: I first heard this at a retreat led by Arnie Kotler and Therese Fitzgerald around 2000. Powerful, beautiful, emotional. Enjoy! Kindness Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you […]

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Memphis Rape Crisis Center needs our help.

((Be sure to click and read the hyperlinks for more info)) I don’t usually venture into political stuff much on this blog, but this one needs some attention.  For lots of reasons, the Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center(MSARC) is in trouble and needs our help.  MSARC both helps victims of sex crimes and collects evidence for […]

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