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The Vampire Facial: An assault on science or simple race baiting?


Back in 2013, Kim Kardashian tried the newest trend in esthetics, or so it may have seemed. The Vampire Facial. The Spa world responded discreetly and quickly renamed the procedure "microneedling." Count on MTV to showcase this attempt at cultural stereotyping and shoddy science. 19 year old teen bathes in pigs blood to retain her 'youth'… Continue reading The Vampire Facial: An assault on science or simple race baiting?

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Boredom: What is it and how should we respond?


What is Boredom? Why would anyone other than someone who is bored be interested about the topic? Why write about it unless your creating solutions to a problem? Could boredom ever be healthy? Boredom is a feeling first and foremost. It lies at the root of many illnesses, so many in fact, that the modern… Continue reading Boredom: What is it and how should we respond?

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NCB and FSMTB: The Muddy Water Remains?


I recently saw this article posted about a meeting of the minds between the NCB and the FSMTB. Meanwhile, comments continue to arise from various quarters across the country and abroad about what has been described as a lack of clarity. The following statement from the NCB illustrates the lack of clarity I have heard expressed:… Continue reading NCB and FSMTB: The Muddy Water Remains?

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Silence and what may be an unjustified abuse of the idea of Health, Wellness and Patient Centered Care


It is my understanding that part of what ObamaCare is intended to accomplish DUE TO THE FACT that PRIVATE INDUSTRY has not already done so or created an alternative, is to create a national database of health information.At the moment, no such system exists. I will accept the need and value of this RUMOR when… Continue reading Silence and what may be an unjustified abuse of the idea of Health, Wellness and Patient Centered Care

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Marion Zimmer Bradley Accused of Child Molestation and Rape Posthumously


Marion Zimmer Bradley's daughter has posthumously accused her mother of sexually abusing her between the ages of 3 and 12. I had no idea that Marion Zimmer Bradley's former husband had been tried and convicted of child abuse, rape and child sexual molestation while she was alive. I also had no idea that Zimmer's daughter… Continue reading Marion Zimmer Bradley Accused of Child Molestation and Rape Posthumously

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Christian fiction: Is it, or is it not, and Oxymoron: Or Which Witch is Which?


I am deeply upset about my previous post. It's written to my ex and his current/girlfriend/fiancée. I have never been this hateful in print....EVER. It's targeted. I insult and I compliment her, but the post is overflowing with examples of psychological abuse toward her. If I had to describe in my own words how I… Continue reading Christian fiction: Is it, or is it not, and Oxymoron: Or Which Witch is Which?

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Untangling the story behind the Doomsday Christian Cult that created a Massage Business to hide their activities


The Spa Industry and all of us associated with it, remind ourselves and the public that our brand of holistic thought is about the philosophy of medicine wherein all aspects of people’s needs, psychological, physical and social should be taken into account and seen as a whole. Science and Technology are what keeps Modernism within the… Continue reading Untangling the story behind the Doomsday Christian Cult that created a Massage Business to hide their activities

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Criticizing the book Culture of Narcissism and the Narcissism Abuse Support Groups and Spiritual Advisors


I had what can only be described as an 'incident' happen in the last two to three weeks. To be honest, what I realized was something very simple, that may not be a shocker for many people. For me it was an "Ah Ha" moment. However what occurred revealed larger issues and I think it… Continue reading Criticizing the book Culture of Narcissism and the Narcissism Abuse Support Groups and Spiritual Advisors

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Teaching the Controversy


I came across a great article from The Wild Hunt at Patheos about the new wave of 'Teach the Controversy' propaganda being put out by the religious wackos of our age. I will not step into the muddy water that is the very source of the problem by stereotyping religious wackos as Republican or Democrat,… Continue reading Teaching the Controversy

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Professional Massage Therapists Protest Lifetime’s The Client List


This isn't the first post I've done about this topic and it most likely wont be the last. In case you haven't heard, Lifetime Network has a new show set to air in March called The Client List. Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt in the lead role as a single mother who decides to go to… Continue reading Professional Massage Therapists Protest Lifetime’s The Client List