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...]

Making an Important but Tough Decision

Please forgive any errors you may find in today's post. Keep reading and you'll understand.I got a call from the principal at the school I substitute at. I've been anxiously waiting to hear from her hoping to help get students oriented the first week of school. Instead she offered me a full time job. I was honoured. She had just gotten the go ahead to hire three full time aids in the kindergarten classrooms and wanted me to think it over. Since I don't have a teaching certificate, I wouldn't … [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.Health NewsThe National Benefit Authority in Canada recently reshared an essay link on Twitter concerning body dismorphic disorder and eating disorders. … [Read more...]

Ease Allergy Symptoms Naturally

I'm allergic to dust so to others out there who are suffering during the enduring North American drought, you have my sympathy. I'm also allergic to mold and pollen. When we encounter one of these common allergens our immune system will over respond. This can cause one or more of the following symptoms:scratchy or swollen throat dry or watering eyes rash/hives coughing/wheezing/shortness of breath runny nose sneezing headache nausea diarrheaThese symptoms depend on whether you … [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.The Pagan blogosphere has been abuzz with dialogue weight. I wanted to share some more positive and encouraging posts on the subject."My BIG Sacred … [Read more...]

A Tragedy Creates Potential for a National Pagan Discussion on Health

David Grega (1984 - 2012) was an important figure in Pagan mass media and he was only twenty-seven. He passed recently due to heart failure. He was part of the Pagan Centered Podcast and the Texas branch of the Pagan Newswire Collective.Peter Dybing, charity coordinator and Pagan blogger, wrote his concerns about the state of our community's health. “One of the most valued principles within the Wicca community is that all bodies are sacred and beautiful. This is so engrained in our culture t … [Read more...]

My Moral Dilemma with Medical Testing on Animals

I'm struggling with a moral dilemma. I strongly believe that all animals are independent living beings that deserve to be treated with compassion. Yet I rely on medications manufactured by pharmaceutical companies that test on animals. Even if I didn't take manufactured drugs, I would have to ingest animal parts, such as pig and cow thyroid, in order to survive. How can Pagans with serious illness find a balance between the harshness of survival and compassion?My family raised cows for a few … [Read more...]

Practical and Magical Wildfire Safety

I was listening to Modern Pagan Podcast's (Correction: Pagan Weekly News) June 10th episode where RevKess and Zaracon discussed the Colorado wildfires. (Thank you for mentioning the anthology and blog!) Even in cities sixty miles away from the major blaze, there is thick smoke tainting the air with its acrid smell. The haze dims streetlights and fills store entryways. If you are near the wildfire areas, it's important to pay attention to air quality reports especially if you are elderly, have a … [Read more...]

Pagans with Disabilities or Developmental Differences Anthology Still Accepting Submissions

Please DistributeCall for Submissions/Writers:E-mail for inquiries and submissions: tara.miller21 (at) gmail.com; please put “Immanion Press Anthology Submission” in your subject line.The new submission date for rough drafts is August 31, 2012.Megalithica Books, an imprint of Immanion Press (Stafford, U.K./Portland, OR, U.S.A.) is seeking submissions for a magic anthology from the perspective of practitioners with disabilities or developmental differences. This includes but is … [Read more...]


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