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Mental Health: Conspiracy Theories
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Mental Health: Conspiracy Theories

By Natalie Taylor Conspiracy comes from Latin: to breathe together; and it suggests people coming together to get something for personal gain. More than that, a conspiracy theory is about power, gaining control over an unseen enemy, an “us against them.” When everything familiar seems to be falling apart and there is no clear response...

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service
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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service “The Gathering Storm” Speakers: Rev. Jurgen Ahlers and Rev. Mark Johaningsmeir Sun, May 24, 10:30am Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/414604040 Password: 294513 By Joseph Plummer In this Sunday’s UUFSMA service, two retired ministers converse with each other about several crises unfolding in the world and, as a team, suggest responses to strengthen...

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Mental Health: Dreaming During the Pandemic

By Natalie Tayler A few weeks ago, I heard my husband groan in his sleep. When I tapped him to awaken him, he began screaming and flailing at me. I had to shake him and call out his name till he was fully back from his nightmare. This is not something that I’ve ever experienced...

Mental Health: Skin Hunger
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Mental Health: Skin Hunger

By Natalie Taylor Human beings are inherently social creatures—from the moment we are born until we die, we have a need to be touched. This is why babies deprived of touch do not thrive, and why prisoners in solitary confinement often report craving human contact as much as freedom. The Touch Research Institute of Miami...

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service
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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service

“Money and Me” Speaker: Rev David Usher Sun, May 17, 10:30am Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/414604040 Password: 294513 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service By Joseph Plummer In this Sunday’s online sermon by the UU Fellowship of SMA, visiting speaker Rev David Usher will turn to a topic touching almost everyone these days. Money, he will tell his...

A Free Podcast Channel Launched in San Miguel De Allende
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A Free Podcast Channel Launched in San Miguel De Allende

By Fredric Dannen In 2004, a British journalist combined the word “broadcast” with the word “iPod”–at the time a widely used portable media player–and came up with a new term: podcast. The podcast is a pre-recorded radio program that is broadcast via the internet rather than over the radio. Back in 2004, you might download...

Mental Health During The Time Of Covid-19: Ask Dr. Alan
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Mental Health During The Time Of Covid-19: Ask Dr. Alan

By Natalie Taylor Q: I’m usually positive, mostly seeing the cup half full, but this pandemic has changed me. Now I worry about every sniffle, I’m afraid to touch anything, and worst of all, I don’t think life can ever be joyful again. Can I ever get back to normal? A: First you should realize...

MÉXICO NEWS
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MÉXICO NEWS

Travel News By Judy Newell USA, Canada, México Extend Travel Restrictions Another Month The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the extension of restrictions on all non-essential travel across US, Canadian, and Mexican borders for an additional month in light of the as-yet-uncontrolled coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released April 20, Acting DHS...

Vistas de san miguel
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Vistas de san miguel

“Vistas de San Miguel” is a graphic reportage of scenes and events in San Miguel de Allende by Susan Dorf, a local San Miguel artist who has an eye for noticing and capturing the unusual moments and details in everyday scenes. Her new book, Vistas de San Miguel, a collection of these sketches from the...

Why it’s Important to Give Back, Especially Now
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Why it’s Important to Give Back, Especially Now

An interview with Chip and Lucy Swab By Paco Guajardo We recently sat down with Chip and Lucy Swab to talk about a range of subjects from volunteering in rural areas surrounding San Miguel de Allende to the water conditions in those areas and what they think is likely to happen when the COVID-19 arrives....