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Volume 16 Issue 1
May/June 2010

A Passport to Heaven

A Season for Eggs

Xanthan Gum vs Guar Gum: Consider the Differences

Pomegranate - An Ancient Fruit Has Come of Age ©2010

Yoga Works... For Athletes, Too!

Angels in Action: Kokolulu Cancer Retreats

BOOT CAMP for Your Life


Melva ArmstrongEditorial
Volume 16 Issue 1 — May/June 2010
by Melva Armstrong

It is celebration time for WHOLifE Journal to mark 15 years of publishing. How sweet that is! I am happy and excited to have reached this milestone and it is thanks to everyone of you who has supported this business adventure over the years that has made it lasting and successful. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to you all! It is important to note that many of the advertisers have been in all, or nearly all, the issues, and many contributing writers have been involved for a very long time, and thankfully, the readers and subscribers have been faithfully reading the journal for the entire fifteen years. It is a joy to have such terrific support. It makes sense why I was divinely guided to create the journal, because the feedback I have received over the years tells me it has been extremely beneficial. It feels good to be helping people find ways to be healthy, happy, whole, and peaceful.

To celebrate this anniversary, we are having an open house on Sunday, May 30, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at The Refinery Arts & Spirit Centre in Saskatoon, so please drop by and say hello. In conjunction with this, WHOLifE is sponsoring a concert on Saturday evening, May 29, at The Refinery, with singer and songwriter Pam Gerrand. She will also be performing a few songs on Sunday at the Open House. (See the display ad on page 2 for details of both events.) We are also hoping to have a celebration in Regina, so watch the July/August ‘10 issue for details on that.

I am excited to have Pam Gerrand as part of our celebration, for she has a voice and presence that makes you feel as though you are in a blissful angelic realm. She writes her own music and lyrics which come directly from spirit, so they are filled with inspiration, joy, comfort, love, gratitude, peace, and above all, grace. Deepak Chopra says Pam’s music “…embodies the essence of the message that is the key to our healing and transformation—Love Is All.” Born and raised in Regina, Pam’s prairie roots are evident in the expansiveness of her voice and the heart and strength at the core of her lyrics. She is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and has since gone on to travel extensively, performing at festivals and concert halls from London, England, to Los Angeles, California, and coast to coast from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Victoria, BC. She lives with her husband and two children in Stratford, Ontario. Pam and I have enjoyed a synergistic, supportive relationship over the past number of years and we have had several articles about her and her performances in the journal during that time. So, thank you Pam for being part of this celebration!

At this time, I want to thank Paulette Millis, from the bottom of my heart, for the many articles on food and nutrition that she has contributed to the journal over the past twelve years. All the hours of work she has done to provide the information and recipes have been truly appreciated. Paulette has now embarked on some new directions in her life, which means she will no longer be submitting articles for the journal.

We now welcome Sandra Brandt of Regina, who will be contributing her food and nutrition articles to each issue. You may have seen Sandra’s article in our Jan/Feb ‘10 issue called Eat Well! Food as a Vital Part of Our Spiritual Journey. Sandra teaches wholistic cooking classes, gives presentations, and offers dietary consultations, so if you are interested in any of these be sure to contact her. You will find her newest article called A Season of Eggs on pages 12–13, in which she says, “Eggs… incorporate a whole spectrum of highly bio-available nutrients, thus qualifying as a quintessential whole food.” You can find Sandra’s contact information with her article.

Be sure to have a look at all the other informative articles in this issue—from two different styles of yoga to a boot camp for life, from pomegranates to guar gum, from living your passion to secrets for spiritually attracting your soul mate, from tips on consulting a psychic to finding a passport to heaven, and then discovering some heavenly angels in action in Hawaii (where I went for a holiday in March and absolutely loved it!)

May you enjoy the return of spring, feeling the touch of its soft breezes and the warmth of its glorious sunshine!

(The Spirit in me honours the Spirit in you)

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