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. You can stay informed by adding me to one of your social circles on Google+ or follow me on Twitter.Sure Could Use a Little Good NewsThe Good News Guardian is a website I visit when I need an attitude boost. Here's some stories that will brighten … [Read more...]

UK: Health Care in Other Nations

In the post “Circle Round”, I asked other practitioners with disabilities to join me in learning about different types of socioeconomic systems and how they have been implemented in other nations. I would like these series of posts to be our opportunity to think about important aspects of society which include: trade, knowledge, interpersonal relationships, culture, health, safety, and natural resources (air, water, food). These are very broad topics so we’ll take each one a step at a time. … [Read more...]

Good News Thanksgiving Community Linkage Special

Since superstorm Sandy hit the eastern seaboard in October, parts of Freemont, NY are still without power and many people are in shelters. Mercy Chef, a faith based nonprofit, is preparing their mobile unit and will be serving a full Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings to over 1000 people at lunch and dinner in Freemont.image: A cornucopia, horn shaped basket, created with wicker and trimmed with holly berries. It is filled with fall colored leaves, small guards, a bunch of green … [Read more...]

The Rod of Asclepius Relic On TV

Image: Shining bronze sculpture of a snake wrapped around a staff. The top of the staff of almost cup like instead of round. The storage room is lit up by old lighting which makes the ancient staff glow, emulating it's ancient powers. From the Warehouse 13 WikiI have become a huge fan of Warehouse 13 which is produced by the SyFy network. I'm watching past seasons. There is a long hiatus which drives me nuts about shows these days but I will be able to catch up by the time the new season … [Read more...]

Use Daylight Savings End as a Safety Reminder

IMAGE: Horologe. Clock machine in Museum of life in Burgundy, Dijon, France. An assortment of old metal gears ranging in size from several feet across to several inches operate a small white dingy clock with black handles. The face is not encased.(Wiki Media)Here are some important things to do when Daylight Savings Time begins and ends:1. Check your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors.2. Go through all prescribed and over the counter medications, and vitamins or other … [Read more...]

Vote for the Worth and Dignity of Every Person

There is a value that people in the various Pagan and Magic traditions share: the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Everyone has a human right to health care, sustenance, and housing. This election vote for the candidates who will uphold the programs that put these values into action.What stronger actions are there to show a person they are valued then to maintain their physical temple by feeding them, housing them, and getting them the medical wisdom they need? Fortunately there … [Read more...]

My Inner Flame was Restored by a Caring Human Voice

A volunteer at a crisis line restored my connection to the Divine that dwells within and flows through everything.Last week I was once again reminded why it's important for me to practice my anxiety coping skills daily. When a person learns a martial art, they do the moves over and over so the mind and body function together in one fluid motion. The person can react instinctively.I was told by my social worker that I needed to keep up with my meditation and skills. When a person has … [Read more...]

Frank and Funny Conversations about Disabilities.

Video by AttitudeTVLiving with a disability has its tough times... but lots of lighter moments too. We interviewed people all over the country to hear their insights; these frank and funny conversations reveal the truth about disability and today we bring you the best moments from that series.English CC provided. … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

My husband and I have been battling small black blood sucking creatures. This happened just after we recovered from almost having pneumonia. Though it's just fleas it sound's like a Halloween horror story. I tried, I really did, to use natural remedies. I put Pennyroyal on Rosie but they wouldn't go away. Eventually we had to wash EVERYTHING. All the clothes and bedding. I'm weary from all of the laundry and spraying the house. I finally broke down and bought flea pills for Rosie and Raven, our … [Read more...]

Explanation: A mother talks to her autistic child about 9/11.

The is a guest post which first appeared on Facebook from my long time friend Jennifer Gibbs who lives in the St. Louis area with her husband and three children. Her words to her daughter reminded me to see the tragedy in my life with a new point of view. I hope it inspires you as well.My daughter, Megan, is twelve years old and some people don't know she's on the autism spectrum. Frequently I have to explain people's reactions emotionally because she doesn't get it. So today Megan came home … [Read more...]


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