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      FriendFeed was shut down on April 9, 2015. We maintained the service since we joined Facebook in 2009, but the number of people using FriendFeed had been steadily declining and in the end, the community was just a fraction of what it once was. Given this, we decided that it was time to start winding things down. We want to thank you all for being such a terr […]
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      Dear FriendFeed community, We wanted to let you know that FriendFeed will be shutting down soon. We've been maintaining the service since we joined Facebook five years ago, but the number of people using FriendFeed has been steadily declining and the community is now just a fraction of what it once was. Given this, we've decided that it's time […]
    • Custom FriendFeed themes and a way to show them off
      When we launched FriendFeed themes we mentioned some improvements we wanted to make, and here they are! Choose how people see your FriendFeed profile Starting today, people who visit your profile will see it in the theme you've chosen. If you'd prefer visitors not to see your theme, you can turn it off on your settings page. You can also choose the […]
    • FriendFeed accepts Facebook friend request
      We are happy to announce that Facebook has acquired FriendFeed. As my mom explained to me, when two companies love each other very much, they form a structured investment vehicle... The FriendFeed team is extremely excited to become a part of the talented Facebook team. We've always been great admirers of Facebook, and our companies share a common visio […]
    • FriendFeed API v2: Out of beta, OAuth for installed applications
      Two weeks ago, we launched version 2 of the FriendFeed API in beta. Since then, we've watched how developers have been using the API and collected a lot of their feedback. We've implemented some changes, and now, we're ready to remove the beta label! In addition to removing the beta label, we also added support for using OAuth in applications […]
    • Ben Darnell joins FriendFeed: Ben++!
      We're very excited to have Ben Darnell joining the FriendFeed team starting today! Not only is Ben our newest employee, he's our first new employee in over a year!I had the honor of working with Ben on the Google Reader team and I'm thrilled to have him bring his ninja-fu data-storage and scalability skills to FriendFeed.Of course, now that we […]
    • Improve FriendFeed for your friends by recommending subscriptions
      As a devoted FriendFeed user, I have tried to convince all of my friends and family to join the site, but a handful of them never quite got their accounts set up properly. With our new Recommend friends feature, I can fix their FriendFeed experience by recommending subscriptions to them. Visit http://friendfeed.com/friends/recommend, and you can recommend su […]
    • FriendFeed API v2: Real-time, OAuth, file attachments, and more
      Today we are launching version 2 of the FriendFeed API for beta testing. We focused on making the API simpler to use, and we added number of compelling new features: Real-time APIs - utilize long polling to get feeds in real-time, including search! Flexible sharing options - Direct message users. Share to multiple feeds. File attachments - Attach images, pdf […]
    • Someone's in the kitchen with FriendFeed themes
      Variety is the spice of life, and we know you like some spice when you 'feed, so we cooked up a few more themes to please your palette.Grasslands gives a breath of country air to the FriendFeed experience and, if higher altitudes are your fancy, we've got Orion (thanks for the pic, NASA!) Knot brings a little bit of elegant decoration, and be sure […]
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I Feel Relieved!!

It seems that the interest in the field of mental health has peaked in the last few days due to a famous actress discussing her own issues on popular press and how she is seeking treatment. And the press is very busy interviewing this and that psychiatrist who advocated the use of drugs to treat this condition, at the same time explaining how there isn’t really a test of exam to confirm the diagnosis. So, how exactly do they determine one is bipolar?

Hm…

To me, it sounds scary.

To me, it is much better to get to the root of whatever mental health issue one has, rather than get medicated into mental numbness and oblivion.

To me, it is much better to do Dianetics.

Read this, it was written by someone who attended a Dianetics Seminar at the  Dianetics Foundation in Washington, DC:

I just feel like the anger that was stored in my mind toward other people is gone. I feel very relieved. I can express myself without being scared of anyone. I feel more powerful than my past. I want to be more successful and to see other people doing good as well. I love to be around people with positive energy because that is the key to success.” – C.A.


If you want to watch more testimonials,  click on the video here on the left. This video comes from the Dianetics video channel and there are a lot more there to watch.

Enjoy!

I Felt Brighter Inside

OK, sometimes it happens that it all goes wrong. There are some days that are just like that. But what if the majority of the days feel like that? What if it feels like nothing ever goes the way you want, so much so that you almost expect things to go astray and it is almost a surprise when something does go the way it is supposed to… and then when that happens, when things to do right, you cannot not even enjoy it, no matter how hard you try?

Sounds familiar?

Do you feel like your emotions are dull, as if there was an invisible layer of something that prevents you from grabbing at reality? Like you see people enjoying life, their family, their friends, while you are watching from behind a screen?

Trust me, I know how you feel, cause I have been there (many many years ago, thank goodness) and I do not wich this feeling to my worst enemy. But I did get myself out of it, with the help of Dianetics.

Many people like me have benefited of Dianetics and here you can read the comment of someone who experienced Dianetics for the first time attending a Dianetics Seminar at the Dianetics Foundation in Washington, DC:

“First I had never heard of Dianetics until I came here for the first time with one of my best girlfriends last week. She gave me a session, then during my session, going through the incidents over and over, I was able to bring up painful things. I cried, I laughed and in the end felt brighter inside. My session today was very good because when I re-watched the video I was able to relate to things along with reading the book on Dianetics. I got a much better understanding and even though there were several people in the room, I didn’t let it distract me. I was able to pour out things within me. You feel in the beginning a little embarrassed, but again, after reading the book and having the supervisor to guide you, my uneasy feelings left. It felt good to let things out. All in all a very good experience and I really enjoyed it.” – J.S.

The Dianetics Seminar is described here, and if you click here, you will find the dates the seminar is available at the Dianetics Foundation in Washington, DC. You can also edit the location, so you can attend the seminar wherever it is easier for you.

And to get a glimpse of what you can learn at a Dianetics Seminar, you can watch what this woman has to say about her experience with Dianetics.

Do yourself a favor – give it a shot!

What is the Real Potential of Your Mind?

Ok, so what would you think if I told you we have no idea of what is the real potential of our mind? And that there are situations that occurred in our past that are stored in our mind and actually control our reactions? Sounds familiar? Ever wondered why that particular sound makes you shiver and that particular smell makes you nauseous? Does it madden you not to be in full control of yourself? Kind of like a puppet, with someone else pulling your strings?

If you ended up here, it means you are looking for answers, and you came to the right place. I am not the one to give you answers, but I can tell you where I, and others, found mine. Read what this person had to say after taking part in the Dianetics Seminar at the Dianetics Foundation in Washington, DC:

“As I was going through my engram* I saw each part, felt each part, smelled, etc. I’ve never thought that this much information could be stored in the reactive mind**, affecting other events in my life. I look forward to understanding more on Dianetics and running through engrams to get cleared one day. I will be able to now live life being freed from the reactive mind.” – J.T.

* engram: a mental image picture which is a recording of an experience containing pain, unconsciousness and a real or fancied threat to survival.

** reactive mind: that portion of a person’s mind which works on a totally stimulus-response basis, which is not under his volitional control and which exerts force and the power of command over his awareness, purposes, thoughts, body and actions. The reactive mind is where engrams are stored.

Watch this video on Dianetics.org. It’ll answer some questions. Then, go to the nearest Dianetics Foundation and find out for yourself.

I Can Accept the Realities of Life

While skimming through the news today I came across a study published on the health section of Time.com (you can read it here) that claims that teenagers who listen to music are more likely to be depressed. And my first thought was “you gotta be kidding!”  I do not know of any teenagers that do NOT like music. What does that mean? That every teenager you see with an iPod is likely to be depressed? Because some of the lyrics of the songs are sad? Oh, please!

What I do find scary is that the “solution” which is often publicized and marketed to people who have been alarmed by such statements is in the direction of anti-depressants, cure-all pills and other “remedies” that diminish one’s control over himself, among the least dangerous shortcomings. And that’s not right.

This is why I feel it is important for those people like me who have been exposed to a REAL solution, to do all I can to make it known, so that others can have the same successes many of us have had using Dianetics, like this person who attended a Dianetics Seminar at the Dianetics Foundation in Washington, DC :

“Through Dianetics I feel I can accept the realities of life that hurt me as unfortunate events and nothing more. I feel that in allowing my auditor to help me admit to the pain I feel and why I feel it, it helps me overcome the oppression of bottling up my emotions. Sometimes bad things happen, but it doesn’t make me a bad person, it just makes me a more aware person and responsible being.” – R.G. (Dn Sem)

* auditor: a person trained and qualified in applying DIANETICS and/or SCIENTOLOGY processes and procedures to individuals for their betterment – called an auditor because auditormeans, one who listens.

You can also watch an introductory video about Dianetics to know more about it:

Like Taking a Deep Breath of Fresh Air

While watching TV the other night I noticed a lawyer-sponsored ad mentioning a possible link between pregnant women taking anti depressants and child birth defects. That got me thinking. Many of these women, had they known about Dianetics, would have probably never even gotten near an anti-depressant.  So, I figure that if I can get the message out, then more and more people will be aware of Dianetics and will be able to see what it can do for them. so they don’t have to turn to drugs.

In the next few days, I will be posting some success stories regarding normal people’s experience with Dianetics. This is people like you and me, with their day-to-day life and experiences. See what they have to say, and feel free to post your comments and share your experience with Dianetics. And if you want to ask a question, go ahead. If I know the answer, I will tell you, or I will research where you can find the answer. And kindly phrase your questions in a civilized matter: religion is a sensitive matter and it can flare up tempers, but there is no need for that. Just ask plainly.

Here is today’s success from someone receiving Dianetics auditing at the Dianetics Foundation in Washington, DC :

“I keep finding that there are more emotions tied up in memories that I always thought of as simply events in my life with no further significance. It’s surprising and quite a relief to uncover and clear these experiences so I can remember them and remove their negative effects on my life. It’s like taking a deep breath of fresh air and the breath gets deeper and the air gets a little fresher with each experience.” – S.H.

For more personal stories, watch this video:

New Dianetics Success Videos

The publisher of Dianetics, Bridge Publications, just launched their new website – and with it launched a series of excellent success videos from people using Dianetics in their lives (including the one pictured below, featuring my good friend Alex!):

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Definitely worth a look.  Dianetics has nearly infinite applications, from removing stress in one’s day to day life, to invaluable lifestyle assistance for the expecting mother

Have a look! 

Dianetics 60th Anniversary Being Celebrated in Churches of Scientology Around the World

image Churches of Scientology around the world celebrate the original release of the religion’s first book this weekend.  Published May 9, 1950, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health became an overnight success and has been a continuing bestseller for 60 years.  The work is the anatomy and full description of a portion of the mind that is the source of nightmares, unreasonable fears, upsets and insecurities.  More than 20 million copies have been sold.

Based on author L. Ron Hubbard’s researches into the mind and human behavior prior to 1950, its release brought on the spontaneous formation of 750 Dianetics groups around the U.S. and establishment of the Hubbard Dianetics Foundation in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  Mr. Hubbard lectured, instructed and otherwise met a staggering demand, while continuing research into the fundamental nature of man culminating in the founding of the Scientology religion in 1952.

Today, Dianetics remains a key substudy of the greater body of Scientology Scripture, its perennial popularity sustained by its workability.  Before Dianetics, prevailing scientific thought held that Man’s mind was his brain, nothing more than a collection of cells and neurons, and IQ and personality were considered fixed and unchanging. With Dianetics, IQ and personality improved, its effectiveness documented in a multitude of case histories over more than half a century of application.

In 2009, Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center, announced the completion of translation in 50 languages of Dianetics and seven other basic Scientology books.  Mr. Miscavige also released 32 new films of visual instruction in Dianetics procedures on DVD, part of a special Hubbard Dianetics Seminar now offered at Churches of Scientology, which include turnabout application of Dianetics procedure.

Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health is published by Bridge Publications and is available in 125,000 libraries in over 180 countries as well as public bookstores and Churches of Scientology.  Dianetics Anniversary celebrations are open to the public.

Source: ScientologyToday

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