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Did you know that watching fish is clinically proven to reduce stress, lower your blood pressure, even stave off Alzheimer's?

Several years ago, I set up one of those tiny 3-gallon mini-aquariums in my office. For a few weeks, I was in a state of aquatic bliss. Every time I was faced with a crushing deadline, I would press my face to the glass (well, acrylic) and watch a small school of tetras swim by. Instant relaxation!

Unfortunately, I didn't anticipate all of the challenges of office aquarium maintenance. I won't go into the Incredible Tale of the Massive Tank Leak and Ill-Situated Electrical Powerstrip Under Desk.

Since those days, I have found simpler ways to enjoy fish in my office. There are abundant free screensavers you can put right on your computer, such as or [If you're at work, check to be sure that downloading their free demos is okay with your technology staff.] Or you can enjoy a home aquarium at work by visiting this site, where you can see home fish tank photos and videos from around the world. I am slightly wounded that my tank presently ranks only #582 out of 1149 similar tanks worldwide - but I'm not stressing over it!

Happy (fish) daydreams. -- Bob Kim, a former ACLU staff attorney in Washington, D.C.

Courtesy of the e-zine of Blue Avocado

For more information and resources on Accelerated Learning:

  • The International Alliance for Learning:

  • Wilderdom explores human-nature relations and seeks sustainable solutions to modern-living:

Organization and Professional Development:

Every person in this life has something to teach me -- and as soon as I accept that, I open myself to truly listening. 
-Catherine Doucette; author

Just for fun:
Pictures of cats, kittens and other animals with captions that capture the humor of life – LOL!

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