Magic Stream Journal
...a guide to emotional wellness:

Magic Stream is a self-help and mental health resource. Extensive references for mental health professionals, consumers, family members and individuals seeking self-help information and an aid to personal growth.

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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Self-help Review:

The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
By Julia Cameron
The idea behind The Artist's Way is that by writing three pages, longhand and stream-of consciousness, first thing in the morning, you can overcome the obstacles that stop you from becoming your most creative self.

Sharing in the Journey:

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.


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.
Global Health and Fitness

Diets Don't Work... -- By Chad Tackett.
We Don't Fail Diets; They Fail Us! Dieting can help us lose weight (fat, muscle, and water) in the short term but is so unnatural and so unrealistic that it can never become a lifestyle that we can live with, let alone enjoy!

The Issues:

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. "
That Funny Feeling -- by Kevin Jennings. My funny feeling was brought on by the anxiety I felt about going back to school, an anxiety which was not unique to me but is one to which I believe all people can relate. But my funny feeling was heightened as a teenager when I realized I was gay and when other kids started calling me faggot.
Just the Facts -- A fact sheet that summarizes important statistics about the impact of homophobia on gay and lesbian youth.


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.
Protected or Neglected? -- A Preventable Disease "Report Card" on Older Adults Shows Few Passing Grades. Children get much better grades than adults over 65 for immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases.

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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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