Community Linkage

Community Linkage July 31, 2011

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.

Coming up at the Staff of Asclepius:
Interview with PaganFM! host and author Deirdre (Dee) Hebert about her new book The Pagan in Recovery: The Twelve Steps From a Pagan Perspective.

In other news:

The New Existentialists “Amy Winehouse, Addiction, and the search for meaning in life”

Patheos “Albus and Harry, Guru and Sishya” by Padma Kuppa
“The final question Harry poses Dumbledore, and Dumbledore’s brilliant answer, is a testament to the beauty and complexity of what a disciple can learn from the guru.”

disabilityscoop “Protests Mark ADA Anniversary” by Michelle Diament

July 26th was the 21st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities act. Members of the National Federation of the Blind chose that day to hold “informational protests” outside the district offices of members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Tuesday. The protesters wanted senators to reject a proposal to allow disabled employees of sheltered workshops to be paid less than the Federal minimum wage. “Plan To Regulate Subminimum Wage Sparks Debate”

BBC “Keeping your mental health safe online”
“Social online media and forums can be a great way of keeping in contact with like-minded people, but there is little information aimed at helping adult mental health service users to keep safe in these spaces.

Negative behaviour on any site, including specialist online communities, can impact on your wellbeing. So we’ve put together some general suggestions about keeping yourself safe and well while online, with help from two mental health service users, who have experienced the good and the bad of the medium.”

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