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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Doing the Right Thing

"Providence House is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to transition women who are homeless and recently released from prison back into society. We provide case management and an array of programs throughout our network of transitional residences, individual apartments, and permanent supportive housing. Our goal is to help our residents obtain permanent housing, get an education, learn job skills and find employment. This four-tier approach enables women and children to become strong families. We provide daycare for our infants and toddlers, and we assure that our older children are enrolled in school. In addition, all residents have access to a Registered Nurse through our Family Health Services Program. Our unique structure provides a home away from home. Core community members, volunteers and staff share in the day-to-day life of our residents, teaching by example the life skills that will help them successfully reintegrate into the community. Providence House ultimately strives to break the cycle of homelessness and return to incarceration for these families. To date, over 8,500 women and 4,500 children have lived at Providence House." These women deserve your support. Donate at

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Touring the brain

Over the past five years, I have read at least 50 books on the workings of the brain and almost countless articles. Neuroscience, brain mapping, emotional disability and Neurological psychology has captured my attention permanently. This article, Excerpted from "The Ravenous Brain," available from Basic Books, is one of the the most lucid articles I have yet to encounter. It is extremely well written and very easy to understand. I'm looking forward to reading ""The Ravenous Brain," in its entirety soon.