Magic Stream

Magic Stream is a self-help and mental health resource. Combining an holistic approach to health, nutrition, and psychology with emotional wellness, Magic Stream seeks to provide a well rounded resource for wellness. Our philosophy is to do what we can to take care of our self both physically and mentally, make our self stronger, accept our self as we are, and seek help when it is needed.
Regina Garson, Editor.

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Celebrating Mothers, Moms And Women:

Mobilized Mothers Demonstrate Power Of Heart -- By Megan Cooley. Determined Women Working Together Can Achieve Durable Change.
Mothers Pay Price For Nurturing Human Capital -- By Ann Crittenden. Mothers and other early caregivers are the nation's principal wealth producers. Yet, the vital economic role of these producers is virtually invisible.
This Mother's Day, Let's Give Thanks To Mother, The Breadwinner -- By Carol Head. A heartfelt thanks to all those mothers who are truly terrific providers for their families. Putting food on the table. Paying the rent. Buying the shoes...
Teddy Bear Hugs For Mom -- A little something for the little ones to color.
The Perfect Gift For Prehistoric Mom: A Spear -- By Caryl Rivers. The portrait of women in prehistory is drawn from a "Flintstones" scenario, women waiting by the fire for the men to come home from the hunt. Big mistake.

Regular Features:

Magic Stream's E-card Rack -- Keep in touch the service is free. Pick up or send your own here.

Sharing in the Journey:

Walking Kirby To Class: A True Story -- By Thom Rutledge. There were times when it felt like I was the one facing death, and in a way I was -- admittedly from a much safer distance than Kirby.
My Grief Journey -- By Whitney Lyons. I would like to share my journey of grief. I am a 37 year old woman with Cerebral Palsy and Mental Illnesses living in my first accessible apartment which is surrounded by elderly people. I was totally shocked by elders' reaction towards me when I suddenly lost my unique Dad of five years. You will understand why I think he is special as you read this true story.

The Issues:

Men And Sexual Trauma -- By Julia M. Whealin, Ph.D. Men who experience sexual assault may suffer from depression, PTSD, and other emotional problems. Emotional symptoms following trauma may be different from those of women.
Broken Bodies, Shattered Minds -- The torture of women worldwide.
College Women Twice As Likely To Be Stalked -- By Megan Costello, A woman hears footsteps behind her as she walks back to her dorm at night... The same fellow seems to turn up in several of her classes... Should she be worried?
NGLTF Responds To Flawed Spitzer Study On So-Called Reparative Therapy -- The study suggests that in some cases, "highly motivated gay people" can change their sexual orientation, snake oil packaged as science.
A Mother Speaks Out -- by Leslie Sadasivan. "For 2 years prior to his death the change in Robbie from a happy fun loving child to a reclusive moody teenager had profoundly affected our family. I initially dismissed his change in behavior as typical of being an adolescent. Little did I realize what the future held. "


Guidelines For Choosing A Self-Defense Course
Exercise Helps Keep Your Psyche Fit -- Research shows exercise to be a viable, cost-effective treatment for depression and may help in the treatment of other mental disorders.

Health, Mind & Body Print Resources:


Why Married People Should Continue Dating -- By Michael Webb, "We tend to put our best foot forward during the courting ritual, then we get married..."


Dumpster Oregon To Women On Welfare: Dumpster Dive -- A WEnews Outrage. Oregon's welfare agency advised women on welfare in the Eugene area to "check the dump, residential and business dumpsters" in order to save money.
What Makes People The Happiest? -- Researchers Say It's Not Money Or Popularity. APA Study finds autonomy, competence, relatedness and self-esteem at top of list of psychological needs.
Catharsis Increases Rather Than Decreases Anger And Aggression -- Contrary to popular belief, venting anger through physical aggression-such as hitting a punching bag or a pillow-does not decrease one's anger. According to new research, such acting out only increases a person's hostility.
New Online Service Offers Quick Answers to Questions About Hospital Care -- HCUPnet—that permits policymakers, researchers and others to send questions about inpatient hospital care in the United States over the Internet and receive answers within seconds.

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    Past Editions

    Winter 1999
    Spring 1998
    Fall 1997
    Summer 1997
    Winter 1997
    1996 Internet World Expo Pavillion Edition
    Fall 1996
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    Dedicated to all those travelers
    who share in the one journey
    that can never be made alone

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    Thank you to many folks, from many parts of the globe.

    Regina Garson, Editor

    Copyright © 1999 Regina P. Garson
    All writings, graphics and scripts are Copyright by the individual authors. Except where noted,
    nothing on this site may be reproduced electronically or in print without permission of the individual authors.

    No claims are made as to the reliability of any of the above linked information, sources often disagree. None of these pages are meant to be a replacement for professional help, but a resource that enables one to be a more intelligent consumer. You can learn a lot by becoming aware of different opinions. Don't be afraid to ask questions when it comes to your health, physical or emotional.

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