Volume 7 Issue 4 January/February
Soothing My Soul Down Under
by Melva Armstrong
On November 16, 2001 I returned from an incredibly wonderful
holiday Down Under! It is always a gift to have some time
away from ones work in order to rebalance
the scales and to focus on things totally opposite to what one does normally.
It helps to replenish the spirit and sooth the soul.
Circles of Light - Casting a Healing Glow
by Todd Lorentz
It is rare these days to find anyone who has not seen photos
of the stunning array of crop circles that have been appearing
around the world for the past
30 years or so. In many ways, the huge crop circles seem to be related to the
crosses of light which have been discovered around the world since 1988. These
have generally appeared in regular frosted-glass windows and they cast a healing
glow on those people and communities that they grace. Since 1997, however, there
is "a new kid on the block." Indeed, circular patterns of concentrated
light have been seen to glow on buildings across the northwestern United States
Read the article
Naturopathic Medicine - It's Stronger Than Ever!
by Alana Barmby, N.D.
What is Naturopathic Medicine or Naturopathy?
Naturopathic medicine is the art and practice of disease
diagnosis, prevention and treatment using natural-based therapies.
The goal of naturopathy is to support
and stimulate the body to heal. Naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive approach
to health care and its roots can be traced back to the beginning of time and
to many ancient cultures. It is one of the oldest forms of medicine known to
human kind. In fact, it was only in the last 100 years or so that we turned away
from natural substances and natural processes and began to lose our focus on
preserving health and wellness. Well, that focus is back and it is stronger than
Read the article
Extremely Versatile Cabbage
by Paulette Millis
Cabbage is one of the most ancient of the more common vegetables. It has been
in circulation for more than 4000 years. Centuries of cultivation have produced
other forms of this brassica family: kale, kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli
and Brussels sprouts. Cabbage is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A and
some vitamin B, minerals calcium and phosphorus. The green outer leaves have
as 40% more calcium than the inner leaves. Cabbage is low in calories 3
1/2 ounces raw = 24 calories and 3 1/2 ounces cooked and drained = 20 calories!
by Melva Armstrong
I started writing about my Down Under trip as an editorial
and, as I suspected, it grew larger than I had intended so,
instead, I made it into an article called, Soothing
My Soul Down Under (p. 16). In it I capture a very tiny portion of my experiencesthose
that came to mind when I sat down to write. What particularly stood out for me
was the realization that thirty years ago I mustn't have noticed the thick tropical
vegetation or the large number of exotic birds in these two countries because
this time they seemed brand new to me. Wherever I went it felt like I was in
an enchanted forest and as I travelled each day I soaked up the sights, sounds
and smells so I could bring that energy and beauty back with me. Everything in
their nature was truly a delight to look upon, particularly because it is so
vastly different from the nature we have in Canada.
Natural Reflections: The Earth Speaks to us in Dreamtime
Cathy Asks: Pilgrim's Journal - Glastonbury
Book Review: Callings
Loving Lichen - Old Man's Beard
Windsong School of Healing