New Zealand: 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. 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,… Read more

On Holiday

I will be in Tennessee for almost a week visiting family. May all of you have a wonderful new year! Read more

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… Read more

Staff of Asclepius Reader Survey

Writing the Staff of Asclepius blog is an amazing challenge. I get to interview people and research many different topics then share them with you. I hope you enjoy reading the Staff of Asclepius as much as I do writing it. I want to know more about my readers and what you want. Please click here to take survey You can also share what you want to see more of and what you like or dislike about the blog in… Read more

Fruit Humor

IMAGE: Orange carved to look like a person made of peels carrying the fruit flesh across wood planks. Words read: Sometimes you just have to pick yourself up and carry on … Thanks to Richie Bradley, a musician on Google+, for posting this citrus gem. 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 movies and dining in the dark”… Read more

Web of Light

Written during the December Lunar Eclipse In An Orphan’s Tale: In the Cities of Coin and Spice by Catherynne Valente, there’s a tale of the last Star Being of the heavens walking through a vast dark abyss until she reaches countless tiny swirling Grass Stars. Even though she walks carefully through the rivulets and marches of pooled light she breaks many. Their silver light blood splashes her face and destroys her eyes. Now all she sees is light. But in… 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… Read more

Video Video

At the Staff of Asclepius, technology is often showcased because it is used to advance the physical well being of many different people. TED videos are most commonly posted since they are cutting edge and also include humanitarian and environmental topics. If you come across other YouTube videos that you think are fascinating send a link to me tara.miller21 (@) gmail.com VIDEO: How annoying CAPTCHA meant to catch spam software was redesigned to harness human potential. After re-purposing CAPTCHA so… 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… Read more