Volume 23 Issue 6 — March/April 2018
by Melva Armstrong
This issue you are holding in your hands completes 23 full years of publishing WHOLifE Journal. That seems to me a remarkable length of time to be doing the same work. I feel blessed to be able to do what I love and to provide a venue for people of like-mind to share their healing gifts, ideas, products, services, and much more with the people of this province and beyond. As you will see in the “From Our Readers” section, people write to me sharing their deep appreciation for the precious gems that so many have contributed to the journal in the form of articles and advertising. Each issue I am enlightened and delighted as I read through all the material that comes my way.
I hope everyone will get out in March and support, in whatever way you can, the International Women’s Day celebrations in your area on March 8. I’ve included a short write-up about it in the News of Note section. There are events going on in many communities throughout the province so be sure to do your research and find out what is happening near you so you can participate. I’ve included a few Saskatchewan events that I found online but I wasn’t able to track down everything. I’m sure you’ll be able to find more. I feel it is everyone’s responsibility to take time to honour the women of this world, to thank them for their humanity and for the enormous contributions they make in so many ways, but especially for their ability to foster and encourage and to work for peace on earth. We dearly need lots of people to engage in ways that help our planet move closer to a place where love, healing, peace, joy, and abundance is what every human being and every animal experiences.
March and April are months in which there are plenty of events going on, many of which you’ll find listed in the pages of this issue. So be sure to read each page thoroughly because you don’t want to miss those fabulous local opportunities for looking after your mind, body, spirit, and the environment. There are lots of people and events in every area of this province that can help with whatever needs you may have in order for you to live a fulfilling and healthy life. I also trust that WHOLifE Journal can be a helpful service to you as you travel on your life path.
We are blessed with another issue full to overflowing with a wide variety of ideas and information. We have a guest author, Paulette Millis, who has kindly provided her article called The Mighty Chia Seed (p. 8) featured in the Mindful Eating column. Our dear friend and writer, Stacey Tress, is having a well-deserved holiday.
Some of you may have wondered if you, or someone you know, could be a highly sensitive person. What exactly is a highly sensitive person (HSP)? To tell us more about it is someone who is a counsellor and who is, herself, a highly sensitive person. Her name is Sarah Sand and her article is called, Are You a Highly Sensitive Person? (p. 10). According to Sarah, “To some, being an HSP is a beautiful thing and for others it can be a struggle. The goal is not to gain control over sensitivity, but to live in harmony with it and share its beauty with others.” She points out that there is a quiz you can take to determine if you are an HSP. It is a fascinating subject.
It makes my heart sing to know that more people every day are becoming conscious of the importance of looking after themselves in body, mind, and spirit. It is a fast-paced world and it can be easy for people to get distracted from positive self-care. Thankfully, there are many new ways, such as social media, for individuals to keep abreast of what is available for them to maintain a healthy lifestyle. WHOLifE has a Facebook page and I invite you to post your events and ideas so we can help spread the importance of health and wellness near and far. I love to see all the joyful and inspiring connections that are happening almost every second.
Thank you to everyone who is part of this new issue. It is a great pleasure to work you and I look forward to continuing our heart-warming and inspiring connections.
Until next time, may the return of the light fill your senses with new life and send tingles of joy through every cell of your being.
Blessed be! Happy spring equinox!
(The spirit in me honours the spirit in you)