Volume 23 Issue 5 January/February 2018
What’s for Breakfast?
by Stacey Tress
Hannah Whitaker for the New York Times writes: “Saki Suzuki, 2-3/4 years old, Tokyo. The first time Saki ate the fermented soybean dish called natto, she was 7 months old. She promptly vomited. Her mother, Asaka, thinks that perhaps this was because of the smell, which is vaguely suggestive of canned cat food. But in time, the gooey beans became Saki’s favourite food and a constant part of her traditional Japanese breakfasts. Also on the menu are white rice, miso soup, kabocha squash simmered in soy sauce and sweet sake (kabocha no nimono), pickled cucumber (Saki’s least favourite dish), rolled egg omelet (tamagoyaki), and grilled salmon.” Do you lack imagination when it comes to breakfast? The vast majority of us, surveys say, start our days with cold cereal — and those of us with children are more likely to buy the kinds with the most sugar. Children all over the world eat cornflakes and drink chocolate milk, of course, but in many places they also eat things that could strike us as strange, or worse.
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Largo Farm Community Shared Agriculture
by Christopher Sanford Beck
Twenty two years ago, Judy Ternier and Tom Burns began a community shared agriculture (CSA). In this system, customers buy a share in the garden prior to planting. This share, purchased at a fixed price, enables members to receive fresh produce as it is grown throughout the year. Or, in the case of root vegetables, throughout the winter. Customers thus share in both the risk and the bounty of the garden. However, the good years far outweigh the bad. According to Judy's meticulous records, there have been only five really bad gardens in Largo Farm’s CSA history.
Feel the Healing Sound of Music Throughout Your Whole Body
VibroAcoustic Sound Therapy: A Profoundly Effective Approach to Wellness
by Beverley Dawson
Are you experiencing… Stress/Anxiety, Pain, Grief/Depression, Abuse, Lack of Sleep, Anger/Fear, Low Self Esteem? Are you looking for… Spiritual growth, A sense of deep peace, Higher energy levels, Clarity, Enhanced vitality? VibroAcoustic Sound Therapy (VAT) may be the answer for you. Many of us love massages, but imagine a massage so deep that tissues, organs, and cells could also be “massaged.” That’s exactly what vibro-acoustic therapy, a low frequency sound massage, is clinically proven to do, and new research at the University of Toronto suggests that it may also help people with debilitating diseases.
The Chakradance Journey
by Katie Bell
I call Chakradance a journey because that is what a class feels like. You arrive to class in one space and journey through your soul and leave in a different space. It has been referred as the “Sister to Yoga” or even “Spiritual Zumba.” Chakradance is a holistic workout, a workout for the mind, body, and spirit. It is something that anyone can do at any age.
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You are Love
by Cari Moffet
It’s been nearly three years since I’ve been introduced to Medical Intuition. Contrary to what some people think, we do not diagnose medical conditions as that is illegal without a medical license. Rather, we use our intuition to find where the energy is blocked in the body and chakras, shine a light on it, and then offer recommendations as to how a person can break through this block and allow their own energy to flow in a healthier way.
The Way of the Bow: Three Seconds and Twenty Years and Twenty-five More Years Later (Part 2)
by Guy Hince with Nancy Tam
Upon arriving in Saskatoon nearly 25 years ago, we continued to practice Kyudo, we taught a beginner’s seminar and I gave many demonstrations, too. However, life took us in a different direction and our practice went on the “backburner” for many years, yet the Kyudo flame was still there, gently flickering, waiting to be revived again. Nancy dreamed of walking the Camino in Spain to celebrate her 50th birthday and as this milestone approached, preparations were made, but then she felt a deep calling to return to practicing Kyudo instead. So we started to practice again, outdoors with the mosquitoes, blue skies, bright sunshine, and strong breezes, reacquainting ourselves with the various forms. We were both “rusty,” but it came back to us like a dear friend that you’ve been out of touch with for a while.
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Investigation into Mind, Thought, Spirituality, and Floating
by Roy Dopson
The central idea around Hinduism (the world’s oldest religion) is that the physical world is not fundamental reality, but is rather like a dream, or a movie. In exactly the same way that human consciousness can be drawn into a captivating movie, to the extent that we forget about oneself sitting in the chair, so has the Divine Universal consciousness forgotten its true Self. “Your name here” therefore, isn’t your true Self; it’s just a very convincing lead character in this particular movie.
by Melva Armstrong
It has been another whirlwind two months and the year is nearly over as I write this message. By the time you read this, it will be the new year (Happy New Year!) and I’m sure time will continue to fly by quickly. The snow fall in early November caught me by surprise and it took me a while to adjust to the snow and the cold. I was hoping to have a lovely gentle snow-free autumn until December but nature had other plans in this neck of the woods. There is something quite pleasant though, about walking in the snow and bundling myself up to keep warm and then coming into our home to a crackling fire and a nice hot cup of tea. I always remind myself that snow and cold are part of the delights of prairie life.
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