Thursday, May 29, 2008

More developments

Another blogger will join Internations. I stumbled upon him through Sincerae.
His name is Christos and lives in Patras and Thessaloniki, Greece.

Christos has a mixed background. His grandparents were Greeks from Turkey; one of his grandfathers was adopted by a Turkish official and they left Turkey sometime during 1917. His first visit to Turkey was in 1983 when he was 8 years old and then again in 2003 when he met his ex-girlfriend (she is Turkish). Later he started a business in Istanbul and lived there from 2006-2007. Now, he share his life between Thessaloniki and Patras, and he plans to start a business again with Turkey.

He will further introduce himself.
And more surprises on this blog will follow...

Welcome Christos.

Want to get better- Blog it!

Ever since i started blogging i wondered why it was that i started telling You - the reader - all about the stresses in my daily life. Being a very personal individual i like to keep things to myself. Keep them for a long time, nurturing those bad feelings, feeding them in private - until i explode over the smallest details and look like an idiot. Now scientists have come to the rescue and have offered a reason as to why i do what i do - Basically its healthy.

A recent article in the Scientific American titled 'Blogging, its good for you' reveals that writing is a form of self medication.

'besides serving as a stress-coping mechanism, expressive writing produces many physiological benefits. Research shows that it improves memory and sleep, boosts immune cell activity and reduces viral load in AIDS patients, and even speeds healing after surgery. A study in the February issue of the Oncologist reports that cancer patients who engaged in expressive writing just before treatment felt markedly better, mentally and physically, as compared with patients who did not.'

The article then goes on to quote scientists 'Whatever the underlying causes may be, people coping with cancer diagnoses and other serious conditions are increasingly seeking—and finding—solace in the blogosphere. “Blogging undoubtedly affords similar benefits” to expressive writing, says Morgan (lead author of the oncology study), who wants to incorporate writing programs into supportive care for cancer patients.'

So there you have it, now that you see me blogging, you know i am self medicating.

Day Opening - May 29

"Butterflies" by Andy Warhol.