Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you.

Entertainment and Education

At the Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC)’s Annual Convention this past weekend there was a special educational edition release of the award winning documentary Monica & David.

“MONICA & DAVID explores the marriage of two adults with Down syndrome and the family who strives to support their needs. Monica and David are blissfully in love and want what other adults have—an independent life. Full of humor, romance and everyday family drama, the film uses intimate fly-on-the wall footage to reveal the complexity of their story. While Monica and David are capable beyond expectations, their parents, aware of mainstream rejection of adults with intellectual disabilities, have trouble letting go.”

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VIDEO: Official Trailer posted by the American Film Institute

The film Alexandra Codina’s debut as a director and producer. She is Monica’s cousin. The film was distributed by HBO and aired last fall. It won best documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival. Monica and David was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Programming, Long Form.

Employment

FCC (Federal Communications Commission) announced the creation of 100,000 broadband enabled call center jobs which will be returned from overseas to the US. Many of these positions will be work from home opportunities.

Health and Spirituality

The New Existentialist Yoga calms the schizophrenic mind This well researched article explores how Yoga helps mental health patients calm and center their minds so they can better communicate with health care providers.

About Tara Miller

Tara "Masery" Miller is a panentheist Gaian mage living in the Ozarks with her husband and pets. She's also a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church. She writes the Staff of Asclepius blog. She's also a new author and editor with Megalithica Books. If you would like to be notified when Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness will be available please email her at tara.miller21 (at) gmail.com Donations for the blog can also be sent through PayPal to the same email.


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