Volume 23 Issue 5 — January/February 2018
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.
It continues to be a pleasure to work on each new issue with all the amazing people who show up to have their work included within these pages. There are always new things happening and I’m excited to be able to introduce them to our readers. I’ve watched our Saskatchewan wholistic health and wellness community grow immensely over the 23 years I’ve been publishing the journal. Today I just mentioned to someone how there was only one naturopathic doctor, to my knowledge, in the entire province in 1995. Now we have an abundance of them in a variety of towns and cities whose practices are thriving and growing in leaps and bounds. Every day more people are waking up to the importance of taking care and responsibility for keeping themselves healthy in body, mind, and spirit. The list of healing modalities available is growing and flourishing in the province which means there are offerings for everyone’s tastes and needs. I encourage anyone who would like to have their work featured in WHOLifE to get in touch with me to discuss it.
Stacey Tress asks, What’s for Breakfast? (p. 8), in her Mindful Eating column. She describes what people eat for breakfast in countries other than North America and in many cases you may not have heard of the food. The most important thing, she stresses, is to actually eat breakfast and not just drink a cup of coffee. The body needs nourishment in order to function properly, and especially children. Stacey provides a list of nutrient-dense breakfast ideas that she feeds her family in order for each of them to have a positive profound effect on their day. You will love her recipes and her list of healthy breakfast ideas!
Christopher Sanford Beck has done an admirable job of introducing us, in his article, to the Largo Farm Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) (p. 10), located near Cochin, SK, where he lives with his family and friends. The farm is celebrating twenty-two years of offering this unique system where members buy a share in the garden prior to planting so they can receive fresh local produce as it is grown throughout the year. They started small and now have a sustainable membership where everyone involved has the benefit of healthy, local, earth-conscious food. It is very fascinating how their CSA works, and he explains it in detail.
Katie Bell’s article introduces us to, The Chakradance Journey (p. 16), which is a class that allows participants to unravel blocked energy through free-flowing movements and meditation using guided imagery. After the dance, each person creates a mandala art work as part of the overall experience.
Other articles include VibroAcoustic Sound Therapy (p. 14) by Beverley Dawson where you can feel the healing sound of music throughout your whole body as you relax and release tension on the Somatron VibroAcoustic equipment. Medical intuitive, Cari Moffet, in her article You are Love (p.23), says, “When we honour and love ourselves the most in this world, the drama falls away.” She encourages people to take their power back and know they are worthy of love.
You will want to also read The Way of the Bow (Part 2) (p. 26) by Guy Hince with Nancy Tam, Positive Journey (p. 30) by Colleen Bond, and Investigation into Mind, Thought, Spirituality, and Floating (p. 24) by Roy Dopson.
Each article and advertisement in this issue have their own unique gifts to give you. May you enjoy them all!
Thank you to everyone for your love and support. May your new year be filled with peace, joy, love, laughter, and abundance in all things. Blessed be. Until next time,
(The spirit in me honours the spirit in you)