Interview with Drake Spaeth, PsyD.: Pagan Minister, Psychologist, and Professor (Part 1)

Because of the Western world's economic downturn or crisis as it is sometimes called, there is a debate going on in the United States and the United Kingdom over health care budget cuts. These proposed cuts are disheartening for disabled and impaired Pagans. The good news is citizens aren't going to take it. www.patheos.com/community/paganswithdisabilities/2011/02/25/saturday-us-and-uk-citizens-unite-to-uncut-social-benefits/The other news is that important steps are being made toward better … [Read more...]

American Pagans Want to Change Health Care Legislation to Do More

In January, the Associated Press conducted a health care law poll and spoke to 1001 Americans by telephone. For more information about the poll you can read the previous Staff of Asclepius post. www.patheos.com/community/paganswithdisabilities/2011/01/25/associated-press-january-2011-american-health-care-poll/Of the 1001 participants Religious affiliation: Protestant 25% Catholic 25% Mormon 1% Jewish 1% Muslim 1% Other 26% No religious denomination 19%Of the “Other” religion 87% were Chr … [Read more...]

Divine Family Health Care Practices

There is an informative three part series on Pagan health care by Cara Schulz at Pagan+politics, a project of the Pagan Newswire Collective."Much of the conversation regarding health care in our country revolves around cost and what the government’s responsibility is towards the citizens in providing health care. Sprinkled throughout are bits about greedy doctors, litigious lawyers, and rich taxpayers. Very little is said about the role that you and I play in maintaining our health. We are l … [Read more...]

Teen Voices the Realities of Living with ADD

At the Witches' Voice there is an essay by Katryna who candidly writes about life as a teen with ADD/ADHD."ADD/ADHD: How to Make it into a Positive Journey" www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=usmd&c=words&id=14318"I think my main problem with ADD/ADHD is how people try to "fix" it, and how they handle this "problem". They try to make you concentrate by doing negative things, such as taking away your TV, or freedom, or whatever other privileges you might have if you can't concentrate. … [Read more...]

Unless You Know The Mystery

For a very long time I moved through the world tied down to the most reviled person I knew. Myself. This other person rode along in my body, giving constant snarls and criticism on everything I did. The relationship was similar to the initially toxic symbiotic relationship of Melanie and Wanderer in The Host by Stephanie Meyer. I felt alien in my body, in the world yet not experiencing it. I feed off of and needed the attention of others. I was married and had friends but because of depression, … [Read more...]

Are you prepared for a medical emergency?

Image: Red emergency bag labeled with a white equilateral cross.It was almost midnight and my sister was holding my hair and shoulders to keep me from falling off the bed as I vomited again and again. My husband tried to calm me. We had tested my blood sugar and it was normal unlike just six months before when I ended up in the ER with a blood glucose of 400. I wasn't keeping any stomach medication or water down. When I lost my emotional cool and couldn't breathe, they decided to call … [Read more...]

When Big Women Go BAD: Body Awareness Divas Part 2 (Artistic Nudes Pictured in This Post)

On Imbolc, I joined almost three hundred women via the phone and Skype for “Fat Positive Art & The Fat Body Beautiful with Substantia Jones and Her Models.” The call was part of a Body Love Telesummit hosted by Golda of bodylovewellness.com.Substantia Jones, which is her art name, is an award winning photographer who has exhibited through out the Eastern US. Her work has appeared in various publications including the New York Times. She spoke during the call about her work with musicians a … [Read more...]

When Big Women Go BAD: Body Awareness Divas Part 1

My Winter Solstice and Lunar Eclipse ritual included a promise to myself and a prayer to the Goddess and the Universal Divine asking for assistance in keeping that promise. That promise was to love myself. To love and accept myself for who I am and by doing so I would be empowered to live my life to the fullest. For me that includes caring for my health, making new friends, and getting beyond fear of failure to do what I love.How did I spend Imbolc, that time of year where we light candles to … [Read more...]

Loneliness and Revelation: The Process of Spiritual Unfolding

On Elemental Podcast author and philosopher Brendan Meyers joins T. Thorn Coyle (mystic, author and teacher) to talk about the process of loneliness and the power of Water. One of the more powerful points discussed was how we have privileged exclusive access to our own minds which no one else can ever truly understand. This creates a sense of loneliness which can be used to explore our deep selves leading to greater understanding and a long lasting sense of joyous interconnection with the … [Read more...]

Interview with Charlton Hall, therapist and Chief Druid of the UOD Part 2

I had the opportunity to interview Charlton Hall, MMFT, LMFT, therapist and Chief Druid of the Universal Order of Druids about his survey, Pagan Perspectives on Marriage, mental illness in the Pagan community. If you are a Pagan and would like to participate visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/67JKXMGYou can read Part 1 at www.patheos.com/community/paganswithdisabilities/2011/02/01/interview-with-charlton-hall-therapist-and-chief-druid-of-the-uod/Part 2Masery: On your page at the Saluda … [Read more...]


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