Environmentally Friendly and Frugal

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A couple of years ago I started the Facebook group, Eco Wifey. There are actually an equal number of men and women involved. The group is for people interested in saving money and living a more natural lifestyle. It is now moderated by Amber Perry-Assmar, a friend of mine. Here are some of the wonderful tips from that group. I encourage you to join and share your own ideas.17 Natural Soothing Sunburn TreatmentsKeep Spiders Out with Peppermint Essential Oil I found out from Living off … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

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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.Interviewed by Pagan Families BlogI was recently interviewed by Sarah Whedon, PhD of the Pagan Families blog about my experience as a disabled Pagan … [Read more...]

The Anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness

I recently sent the anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness to Megalithica Books/Immanion Press. I've enjoyed working with all of the contributors and my co-editor Taylor Ellwood.This anthology explores magical, occult, and esoteric topics from the view points of practitioners who are disabled, part of the deaf and Blind communities, or have an illness or addiction. Though the voices collected here come from diverse … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Does it benefit to tell your doctor about your religion?

Author and teacher T. Thorn Coyle posted a comment on Google+ which got me thinking. “Educated my doctor about Paganism this morning. Why yes, I am an ambassador of good will!“Being open with a doctor about your spirituality can provide better medical and social services. My primary physician is a Doctor of Osteopathy meaning he includes holistic medicine in his practice. I explained to him my beliefs and how they are important to my well being. Since he is a D.O. I was lucky he had many of t … [Read more...]

The tricky mind and body connection.

I recently had a scary incident where my antibiotics interfered with my medication and I spiraled into a unhealthy mental state.Even though I had sever bronchitis I was feeling great. I was so happy to be alive and in love with my husband and pets. The little girl I had dreamed of a year ago was finally born to my sister. I sat on the couch wrapped up in my favorite comforter drinking oloong tea and doing word search puzzles. My soul was amazed by all of the wonderful colors and sounds in … [Read more...]

Saving our Energy

As a teenager I worked in an after school program. I was assigned as a janitor in the elementary building to a tough but very smart boss. He wasn’t much taller than me, and I was only four feet eleven inches or so at the time but his sense of presence made him seem enormous. When he spoke his words left a long lasting impression on me and I still remember much of his advice. The one thing that stuck the most was save your steps. That advice has come in especially handy since I became disabled. … [Read more...]

Misery in the state of Missouri: Politics, Ethics, and Common Sense (warning triggers)

Furry and wrath race along my spine and down my arms into my fingertips as I start to write this. I've taken a long break from reading political. Yesterday, however, I heard my Missouri Representative's comments. Rep. Todd Akin, on the Fox News Jaco Report said:"legitimate rape" rarely results in pregnancy because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."He has since recanted his statement as off the cuff. I didn't care. When I was about nine and again at … [Read more...]


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