“Behind every stressful thought is the desire for things to be other than they are.”
“Capable, generous men do not create victims, they nurture victims.”
Miraculously recover or die. That’s the extent of our cultural bandwidth for chronic illness.”
WHAT IS A BLOG??
- · Kudos to the CUE Center for Missing Persons: http://www.ncmissingpersons.org/about/
· Introduction to our guest
· Stress Resources, LLC and what Pam’s company has to offer: http://stressresources.com/
· The importance of connection and the mind, body, spirit aspect of our being
· After the crisis…. Training resilience and seeing the need
· Resources to become more prepared- re Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction- MBSR
· ***Books and free downloads to come on Pam’s website
· Delilah discussed her experience with blogging with and for Susan Murphy Milano and her Stage four, multi-organ terminal cancer creating a blog: http://www.conqueringcancer.me/
· Where do we draw the line with social media?
· Pam’s Study on Blogging at Tufts School of Medicine: http://www.stressresources.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/bloggingpaper.pdf
· Blogging, transitioning and making meaning!
· How do these principles apply to crime victimization?
· Social Media is NOT your megaphone… It should be a conversation
· Delilah comments on the audience of “non-victims”
· Finding someone in “your same boat” Google hangouts, real time video
· A STORY- surrounding a Stage Four Breast cancer survivor & how the New York Times was forced to “sit up and take notice”
· Pam’s Op-Ed Piece http://cognoscenti.wbur.org/2014/01/17/blogging-about-cancer-pamela-katz-ressler
· Bill Keller’s Op-Ed Piece http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/13/opinion/keller-heroic-measures.html?_r=0
· Do’s and Don’ts for posting on a blog or otherwise
· Pam’s Contact re Social Media: http://www.pamressler.blogspot.com/
Questions from the Gallery
· What is “stress hardiness” and what does the research tell us?
· What cultural influences have shaped our outlook in becoming more aware of the possibility of trauma?
· What is Mindfulness and how does it relate to our daily lives?
· What was Delilah’s experience in creating a blog for her close friend with chronic illness?
· What are Pam’s impressions with those on line who suffer from chronic illness?
· Why did most chronically ill patients who blog not want to share with their health care providers?
· How is blogging different than using a pad of paper?
· How can crime victims best express what has happened to them?
· How can we be mindful as “non-victims?”
· How do blogs give back to victims?