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...]

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.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...]

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...]


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