Monday, January 01, 2001

Just For Fun: Dealing with PTSD

Just For Fun
For those dealing with PTSD, Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Victimization, Secondary PTSD

Everyone gets burnt out from time to time, especially when working with the many issues associated with sexual violence (childhood sexual abuse, incest, sexual assault, professional sexual misconduct, clergy abuse, sexual harassment, etc.).  
Below is a list of FUN things to do. If you can think of other things to do, just for fun, please forward them to us. 


Disclaimer: Inclusion in this website does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement. Individuals must decide for themselves if the resources meet their own personal needs. 
  1. Fun Internet Links
  2. Jewish Birthday Calculator  - Now for something completely different. Once you find out what your Jewish Birthday is, you can learn about what happened on your birthday in Jewish History.
  3. Jewish Music
    • Music For Your Soul (Neshema)
  4. Things to Do
    • USA
      • Arizona
      • California
      • Illinois
      • Pennsylvania
      • Maryland
      • Nevada
      • New Jersey
      • New Mexico
      • New York
      • Texas
      • Virginia
      • Wisconsin

    • Canada
      • Quebec
    • Israel
      • Birthright Israel (Free Trips to Israel for Jews between the age 18 to 25)

  1. Adam Sandler and the Chanukah Song
  2. Disney Careers -- Welcome! Looking for a new job? ;-)
  3. Eileen's Favorite Camp Crafts and Other Fun Things!  All sorts of Jewish arts and crafts ideas for kids, and or the "Child Within".
  4. Have a Happy Day Dancing Penguins
  5. Jewish Jokes and Facts  A list of "Jewish jokes" and fun facts
  6. JewHoo  is more than lists of famous people. It is increasingly a site with features. The features are found on the feature pages in the center of the site. There are profiles of famous Jewish people, articles on Jewish issues, excerpts from books, and some fun interactive features. Since the beginning, Jewhoo has tried to balance being serious and lighthearted.
  7. Ministry of Silly Walks  Do you remember this from Monty Phython?
  8. Phone Spell  What does your phone number spell?  Try this site out and see.
  9. Silly Putty University  Learn everything you can about Silly Putty
  10. Rejection Line   Someone won't leave you alone? - Give them "your" number: 212-479-7990
  11. Trapeze School  Get an education in something completely different.
  12. World Rock Paper Scissors Society  Founders of the International Rock Paper Scissors Championships

  1. Ohr Chadash  By Ayelet HaShachar, (Lisa Aronson Friedman, Shalomis Koffler, and Stephanie Rabinowitz). The trio's original songs blend unique vocal arrangements and beautiful harmonies to create "sounds of deepest feeling" that inspire and uplift. Their music is a sensitive expression of eternal Jewish themes, resonating with meaning for our times.

  2. Day of Rest  By Rahel Jaskow - There are hundreds of songs devoted to the Sabbath, or more specifically the times of day within it - songs for the evening, the morning, and the following afternoon as the sun sets and we prepare to return to the weekday world. It is always wonderful to sing with people, to learn new songs and to return to the more familiar ones, or"old friends" as I call them. That's how I learned all the songs on this recording, and I thank everyone who taught them to me. Here is a small sampling of some "old friends".  

  3. Peter Himmelman  Peter has several CD's out there. But on his CD called "From Strength to Strength" There are two MUST hear songs. They are: "This too shall Pass" and "Impermenent Things"

  4. Meditations of the Heart, Vol. 1: Hassidic Aspirations For by Alon Michael and Israel Edelson. Also Vol. 2-Meditations of the Heart.  From the Breslev Tradition.  Hasidic Aspirations For Voice and Piano. Meditations of the Heart, P.O Box 32285, Jerusalem, 91322, Israel. E-mail: Meditations of the Heart

  5. Simply Tsfat Three Breslev Chassidim, 2 Americans and one Israeli, 2 guitars and one violin. Their aim is to spread the joy and inspiration of Breslev Chassidim.  they are based out of Tsfat, Israel.

Things to Do


Just the Facts
  1. Looney Laws in Arizona

  1. Chandler Ostrich Festival  Yearly festival.  For more information call: (480) 963-4571

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Just the Facts
  1. Illinois Arts Council News Releases  Go to an art opening or see what's happening in the Art world.
  2. Illinois State Parks, Lodges and Natural Areas  Resource to all of the State Parks in Illinois
  3. Looney Laws - Illinois

Chicago Metropolitan Area
  1. Cernan Space Center  Has various laser light shows to music created by students.
  2. Chicago Architecture Foundation  Walking Tours of your town or one nearby may be interesting and inspiring.
  3. Chicago Botanic Garden  Many Cities in the World have Botanic Gardens, or beautiful peaceful parks. Why not visit one near you.
  4. Chicago History  Before you go on a tour, why not search the web and learn about your town?
  5. Morton Arboretum  1,700-acre outdoor museum of trees.  Footpaths lead through natural areas.
  1. Starved Rock State Park, La Salle, IL  One of my favorite parks in Illinois, Park and Surrounding Area and the area has an interesting history Indian Influence.
  1. Superman's Hometown - Metropolis, IL  Metropolis is the the self-proclaimed "Hometown of Superman," celebrating its local hero every possible way it can. The local bank is "home of super financial services." The town newspaper calls itself The Planet.

  1. Boyds Bear Country - Gettysburg, PA  A special place for place for your child within to visit.  A huge farmhouse of Boyds Bears located in a picturesque country setting in Gettysburg,Pennsylvania,
  1. Home of the Heershey Chololate - Hershey Amusement Park and museum.
  1. Intercourse is the hub where the Amish and local folks do their business and host thousands of visitors each year. The beautiful Amish farms surround the Village, which is located on the Old Philadelphia Pike (Route 340). The Village stands as a clear reminder of our traditional American heritage as people live by a simpler way of lif

Just the Facts
  1. Fun Facts Maryland
  2. NCR Hiking Trail - The most popular activities on the trail are hiking, jogging, bicycle riding and horseback riding. The trail also provides access for fishing.

  3. Assateague Island  The island is perhaps most famous for the wild horses that continue to roam the beaches since the late 17th century.

  1. American Visionary Art Museum  What is visionary art?   Like love, you know it when you see it. But here's the longer definition, straight out of our Mission Statement: "Visionary art as defined for the purposes of the American Visionary Art Museum refers to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself." In short, visionary art begins by listening to the inner voices of the soul, and often may not even be thought of as 'art' by its creator.
    • Make Car Art  Creating an art car can be quite an undertaking, so we gathered up some tips and techniques used by the best art car artists to give you a head start.

  2. Baltimore's Inner Harbor is one of the top destinations in the City of Baltimore. It has been one of the major seaports in the United States since the 1700s, and started blossoming into the cultural center of the City 1970s.

Just the Facts
  1. Looney Laws in Nevada

  1. National Cowboy Poetry Gathering  For more information call (775) 738-7508

New Jersey
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New Mexico
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  1. Roswell UFO Encounter  site of the notorious 1947 flying saucer sightings.  For more information call: (505) 623-5695

New York
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Just the Facts
  1. Pennzoil Art Car Weekend  Houston - Free For All!  WHAT IS AN ART CAR ? "An art car is anything you think is an art car and some things you probably don't"

Just the Facts
  1. Lumberjack World Championships "I'm a lumberjack and that's Okay".  For more information call: (715) 634-2484
  2. Raw Vision  List of Art Exhibits on Visionary Art in Wisconsin


  1. Just for Laughs  Montreal's world-renowned comedy festival. For more information call (888) 244-3155

  1. Jeff Seidel's Jewish Student Information Center  Offers information on just about anything you can think of in Israel.
  2. The Western Wall  A beautiful and inspiring 90 second movie.


Birthright Israel
Offers free trips to Israel for Jewish young adults between the ages of 18 to 26.  For more information go to:
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