Holistic Healing SchoolsWritten by C. Bailey-Lloyd/LadyCamelot
What is a Holistic Healing School? Holistic healing schools educate potential healers in alternative mind, body health care programs like aromatherapy, astrology, Feng Shui, hypnosis, meditation, natural and energy healing, new age, spiritualism, yoga, massage therapy, and so much more. Holistic healing schools teach natural ways of alleviating pain and even homeopathic ways to cure our ills. Holistic healing schools are on upswing of new age teachings. Holistic healing schools offer us academies for healing arts, naturapathic education and holistic studies encompassing everything from martial arts like Tai Chi to Reiki and Zero-balancing. Some holistic healing schools will allow you to attain a four-year degree in acupuncture, acupressure, herbal prescription, TaijiQuan and meditation. Other holistic healing schools conduct 600-hour clock programs for massage therapy.
Protecting Your Kids On the InternetWritten by Aaron T. Hyde
The Internet is a great tool for many things, such as doing research, reading latest news, shopping and staying in touch with family and friends. To borrow from title of a Clint Eastwood movie, along with good comes "the bad and ugly".
Freedom on Internet also opens door for illegal activity, such as emails pretending to be your bank (aka phishing), expression of various ideas - whether you agree with them or not, scams to separate people from their money and content that some find objectionable, like pornography.
While searching Internet for homeschool support groups, to ask for permission to list their web site as a resource in HomeSchoolEXPOs' Support Groups & Organizations directory, I became a victim of porn-napping. I didn't know this term existed until I decided to do research for this newsletter. My purpose was to help other parents, who are short on time, learn about what they can do to protect their children who use Internet.
Porn-napping happens when a non-pornography domain or web site address becomes inactive and it is purchased by a pornography business. The site might have closed down or owner didn't renew their ownership. Once pornography business owns address, they post their content on it. Below is an example of how I was porn-napped.
Let's say there is a homeschool support group called Family Homeschooling. Their web site address is www.familyhomeschooling.com. The group discontinues because all of children have graduated high school and have gone to college. The parents decide not to renew ownership of their website address. A pornography business discovers support groups' web address is available and decides to buy it. Now that they own address, they post their content under domain www.familyhomeschooling.com, with no warning of content that is coming. Another tactic they may employ is something called a re-direct. This happens when you click on or type in a web site address they have purchased, e.g. www.familyhomeschooling.com, and you are re-directed to another site with their content. Re-directing is not illegal. Many web sites use this feature for functions such as load balancing or redirecting users to a sites new web address because it has changed.