Nurture Your Happiness with Nature

This moment, which has been circulating the internet for quite some time and has become anonymous, captures the simple joy of connecting with nature. The smiles on both ladies faces have a childlike delight that is often forgotten. According to ecopsychology we all rely on a connection with nature for mental well being. "Ecopsychology, or eco-psychology as it is sometimes called, is situated at the intersection of a number of fields of enquiry, including environmental philosophy, psychology, … [Read more...]

SciFi Fantasy Books for Kids that have Disabled Characters

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Over at Reddit there is a pretty good thread where people are recommending Young Adult and Children’s SciFi/Fantasy books where a character has a disability. It was started by KristaDBall. Hey everyone! In my new book, I have an amputee character. A mother of a seven year old contacted me to ask why I did it and I explained how my own Mom is an amputee, and people like her are underrepresented in fiction. She agreed and said there are almost no books out there for her daughter, with characters … [Read more...]

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"Disabled Writers Speak Out About Voters Rights" Lydia M. Crabtree and Erick DuPree are writers in the upcoming anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction and Illness. This week they wrote about the DOMA decision and Voter Rights changes."What is it like to raise a child who's different from you in some fundamental way (like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a criminal)? In this quietly moving talk, writer Andrew Solomon … [Read more...]

Winners – 2013 Beat the Heat Movie Awards

Image: “The Hawaii Theatre Center, a.k.a. The Pride of the Pacific, is an old movie palace in downtown Honolulu, now converted into a performance venue. My old masters at the Hawaii International Film Festival help maintain the 35mm projectors for occasional screenings.” christian razukas from Honolulu, Hawaii WikiCommonsThank you to everyone who participated. I also decided to post the nominees at PaganSpace.net so votes were culled from there and the comment section here. The original nom … [Read more...]

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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.It’s festival season, and I’m seeking guest authors to write about their experiences at festivals or gatherings both large and small within the past five ye … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek at Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul

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An Excerpt from the Anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness."Turning Disability into Opportunability" by Lydia M. CrabtreeNature seems to say, “Adapt.” It is, in fact, the very basis of evolution. As one form of adaptation is no longer needed, another rises to take its place and be utilized for the greater good.If nature is encouraging us to adapt, then there are several adaptations those of us with dis … [Read more...]

Zen Millionaire: A Father’s Day Tribute

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Zen Millionaire: A Father's Day Tribute by JazminePoeThis essay was first posted on Reddit in the frugal section.I was home from college, most likely my freshman year. Dad and I had run to the grocery store for something -- who knows what. Dad always did the grocery shopping in our family. Given that he wasn’t much one for cooking, I think it was his way of still influencing our meals. As we went down the aisles we spoke about things 19 year old girls and their father’s talk about- cla … [Read more...]

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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. First of all, I’m very sorry if anyone’s comments have disappeared. I’m having trouble with the Discuss comment upgrade. Your participation is important to me … [Read more...]


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