Video Video: Mental Skillness

VIDEO: "At TED's Full Spectrum Auditions, comedian Joshua Walters, who's bipolar, walks the line between mental illness and mental "skillness." In this funny, thought-provoking talk, he asks: What's the right balance between medicating craziness away and riding the manic edge of creativity and drive?"Joshua Walters is also a mental health educator.VIDEO: Joshua talks about mental state cycles of bipolar disorder and what happens when people decide to stop their medication because they want … [Read more...]

Spam-A-Lot and Community Linkage

It takes some time to go through all of the comments submitted to the Staff of Asclepius. I appreciate the views reader's express and I am so grateful when a few extra minutes are spent contributing information that wasn't included in the original post. Those informative comments assist in shaping our community. It may take a day or two for your comments to appear because all submitted comments must first be approved. I approve all submissions that are relevant to the post no matter if I agree … [Read more...]

Netflix Sued for Lack of Closed Captioning

IMAGE: Symbol for Closed Captioning. Two C's in a box resembling a TV.Special thanks to Ocean from the Deaf Pagan Crossroads for informing me about NAD's lawsuit."The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), the nation’s premier civil rights organization of deaf and hard of hearing individuals, announced the filing of a major federal lawsuit against Netflix today in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Western Division in Springfield, MA. The lawsuit charges the entertainment g … [Read more...]

Magicians on Stage and Off: Part 2 Luna Shimada

Click here for Part 1 Jeff McBride.Luna Shimada"Luna has been performing in top venues across four continents from Europe to Japan to America, and the showrooms of Las Vegas. Luna has also been featured in countless American network TV specials such as, the PBS series “Art of Magic” and “Mystery’s of Magic”, “Magic’s Greatest Illusions” on TLC and “Grand Illusions, The Story of Magic” for Discovery and most recently also featured in two new documentaries, “Women in Boxes” and “A Mag … [Read more...]

Magicians on Stage and Off: Part 1 Jeff McBride

Jeff McBrideHis performances have garnered awards and recognition. He won The Magic Woods Award for Best Magician, in 2008. He's earned recognition from the Academy of Magical Arts, the Society of American Magicians, and named "Magician of the Year" by the International Grand Prix of Magic. The Academy of Magical arts named him "Lecturer of the Year".McBride holds several Guinness World Records. (Wikipedia)He and his wife, singer Abbi Spinner, teach within the Vegas Vortex Pagan community … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a round up of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you.Star Foster at Pantheos featured Kelle Maize a rising female rapper from Pittsburg, Penn. who includes a spiritual message in her lyrics. She's currently number one on Amazon. Her music is free if you share a message about her on Facebook, Twitter, or join her email list. … [Read more...]

The Time Traveler's Wife

Update: Character's name corrected from Annette to Clare.All married couples struggle with issues of trust and caring for a partner who is ill for a short while. When a partner has a long term illness or disability, the couple must coop with more than the usual life difficulties. The Time Traveler's Wife is about how Clare and Henry DeTamble find ways to build and maintain a healthy and vibrant relationship.In a unique and fantastic sci-fi way, the story portrays what it's like for couples … [Read more...]


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