Spa Scrub Recipe

I've been very busy preparing to host a Yule dinner with friends and making gifts. My husband and I don't have much money so we often bake and create gifts. He makes amazing apple pie and cookies.For the Staff of Asclepius blog I'm wrapping up an interview with a Pagan in New Zealand concerning the government and healthcare there. I'm also putting together a couple of posts about the health and beauty benefits of olive oil.There are many reasons to use all natural bath and beauty … [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. Not just weekly but every weekday. You can stay informed by adding me to one of your social circles on Google+ or follow me on Twitter."'Untouchable' Challenging Box Office Record in France" Brent Lang of Reuters and "Yahoo! Disability News: Holiday … [Read more...]

In-Home Care: What happens to the injured?

My sister was fortunate to walk away from a serious auto accident that totaled her vehicle. While her bones and joints mend (three cracked ribs and a dislocated collar bone), my family and I are assisting. Since I'm currently unemployed, I've got the morning and day shift. That's mainly getting her three kids to school and daycare then helping my sister get dressed for the day. I stay with her helping with chores, errands, and getting to doctor's appointments until it's almost time for my mom … [Read more...]

World Aids Day

World AIDS Day is held annually on December 1st. It began in 1988 and was the first ever global health day. World AIDS Day is a chance for people to unite in the fight against HIV by learning about the disease, ways to prevent it, and treatment opportunities. They can support those living with HIV and commemorate the many who have died.The Pagan Book of Living and Dying by Starhawk and M. Macha Nightmare has a section on grieving for and honoring those who have died of aids.HIV is … [Read more...]

Norway: Healthcare 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. Currently in many nations around the world, people are gathering in occupations and protests over these issues. It 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, … [Read more...]

Haven

My husband pulled the car into the garage. My head tilted back, legs tensed, right arm shook as tears streamed down my face during the seizure. I kept my eyes closed knowing I would only see flashes of light or dark spots anyway. I sort of remember staring at the dashboard and drying my eyes after. There's some noise and in his nervousness my husband has dropped a bag of groceries and broken the eggs while trying to help me. I stare fascinated by some spot on the fabric of the now open car … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Samhain: When Your Roots Become Your Branches

This is a post from October 2011 which I wanted to share again.I enjoy living in a small rural town. Each fall I look out my kitchen window on a back yard filled with walnut trees and corn. This year the reformed Amish family didn't plant sweet corn so my husband and I planted a small patch of popcorn. It's long since been harvested and the stalks bundled up for decoration in the front of the house. Cool crisp wind blows in from the east and north now bringing frost instead of stifling heat … [Read more...]

Cherish Even the Normal Days

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.By Listry at Defenders of Lady Gaia Facebook PageThe past month has been very … [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.Entertainment and EducationAt the Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC)’s Annual Convention this past weekend there was a special educational edition release of the award winning documentary Monica & David."MONICA & DAVID explores the marriage of two a … [Read more...]

Interview with Author and Radio Host Deirdre Hebert about Recovery (Part 2)

This is part two of an interview with author and radio Host Deirdre Hebert You can read part one here.Deirdre “Dee” Hebert hosts the radio show PaganFM! which broadcasts live on WSCA 106.1 Portsmouth, New Hampshire and on-line at portsmouthcommunityradio.org Thursdays from 10 pm - Midnight Eastern. Her new book is The Pagan in Recovery: The Twelve Steps From a Pagan Perspective.Dee would like to make the book available to those in need who can not afford a copy at this time. You can request … [Read more...]


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