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Strangers in a Strange Land
Harvey Newman
I just finished reading two books that resonated very deeply with me. One was an old science-fiction book called Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein, and the other was a non-fiction work by Ernest Becker called The Denial of Death. That I happened to read these two books in sequence turned out to be a wonderful example of how synchronicity operates in life.
Stranger in a Strange Land is the story of Valentine Michael Smith who becomes an orphan on Mars and is brought up as a Martian. When a second expedition arrives on Mars years later, they decide to bring Valentine Michael... (Click Here to Read More)
Mental Health Empowerment Project Twentieth Annual Peer Network Gathering
A Keynote Address by Vanessa Jackson LCSW
Paul Chipkin, Senior Peer Advocate, Staten Island Peer Advocacy Center
ďI am unapologetically an angry black woman! Why arenít you angry?
We want a queen! We want a queen! Kill the queen! Kill the queen!
You just need to discharge your rage so that you donít destroy the person next to you, trying a different strategy!
People have learned how to chop off the heads of the leaders, so leadership must be diversified! There are all sorts of people out there doing things that we never hear about! What are your passions? What is your neighbor living for?
What happened to you? How does it affect you now? What do you need to heal? Though still wounded, what... (Click Here to Read More)
The Twenty-Sixth Annual NYAPRS Convention
A personal perspective
Paul Chipkin, Senior Peer Advocate, Staten Island Peer Advocacy Center
One neednít look deeply at the offerings of the 26th annual NYAPRS convention, held at the Nevele Hotel, in Ellenville, NY, to know that there was enough of quality, to serve all appetites. There was so very much fun, rewarding and enlightening, so much richness to reap great satisfaction, from whatever oneís perspective. In the few days was ample opportunity to create oneís own personal ďmagic carpet-ride.Ē This is the story of what I found most meaningful---of course, Iím telling my own experience...a hundred different tales are ready to be recounted, thanks to the New York Association of... (Click Here to Read More)
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