Volume 28 Issue 2— July/August 2022
It’s the Berry Best Time of Year
by Stacey Wiebe
Summer is in full swing! The days are gloriously warm and flowers and vegetables are starting to appear in gardens. The birds are all back by now and we can hear them in the trees every morning and evening. Many of us are thinking of summer holidays; get-togethers with friends and family and having a great time until the snow flies again. I am very blessed to live out in the country around this time of year; I and my kids go and look for berries. We especially love saskatoons, haskaps, and raspberries. We have saskatoons growing wild all over our cow pastures, so we are lucky enough to be able to go and pick those right from the property. For raspberries, we usually pick from friend's canes that are generous enough to share, and we have bought frozen haskaps from local producers in the past.
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The Iyengar Approach to Yoga
by Pamela Nelson
“How useful yoga is can be understood by practicing it.” ~ Geeta Iyengar
As a child I didn’t know what yoga was, but I was introduced to the idea of it at a young age, as my mom would go to classes and practice along with a book by Kareen Zebroff. Seeing her do a headstand made my mom seem amazing! During university I picked up my own “first” yoga book by Silva, Mira, and Shyam Mehta, students of B.K.S. Iyengar, and I feel grateful for that happenstance purchase. Living in a remote area where no classes were offered forced me to study the words and pictures and really try to comprehend on my own the feel and meaning.
Harvesting Your Garden for Craft and Medicine
by Tom Webster
With the warming summer sun, the lushness of our gardens begins to call us like kin. In the garden we are caretaker and guardian, there is a constant change ever taking place, new plants are introduced, and often old plants die. I always try to grow common wild plants in the garden to reduce my wild harvesting, watering, and provide a similar ecosystem to our animal species. When harvesting our gardens, most species of plants have a prime moment of being cut and gathered.
What is Cupping Therapy?
by Becki French
Cupping is an ancient alternative therapy used to reach deep muscles and tissues. Oxygen is removed from the cup, placed on the area to be treated and inside the cup, the skin and underlying tissues are pulled upwards. This is a negative pressure and can reach structures up to 4 inches below the skin's surface. The cups can be made out of glass, silicone, or plastic. Depending on the type of cup, a pump, or flammable substance can be used to remove oxygen from the cup.
What a Difference a Day Makes
by Sussanna Czeranko, ND
When you feel tired and there’s no more juice in the tank to carry you through the day, what do you do? If reaching for a cookie or candy bar is your solution, well, let me share a secret. There are so many healthier ways to improve our energy and vitality! For starters, sugar snacks not only add calories, but are also often devoid of any nutritional benefits. Sugar becomes this awful addictive response to fatigue. We eat a little and then we are eating a lot. The fatigue persists. Time to switch strategies. How about a day at the spa?
Need an Escape? Ready for Change?
Why Not Go on a Retreat?
by Jeanne Hoag
Why go on a retreat? Making time in your busy life to go on a retreat is a gift to yourself. It provides an escape from your everyday routine to immerse yourself in relaxation, self-care and powerful transformation. Consider it an investment in yourself and your growth. A retreat gives you a chance to breathe, pause and look at your life from a new perspective; to reveal answers to questions that have perhaps been troublesome. Taking a retreat is a nurturing “time-out”; a time to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit; to re-connect with your authentic self; to re-connect with nature; to reassess what you truly value, and to consider if you are living your life in alignment with those values.
by Wayne Fullawka
We are rebranding the incredible Sho-Tai® and taking it to a new level under the name Aurakinetics.
We use a combination of a few different methods and techniques, such as reading the eyes, reading the tongue, and an advanced muscle test to help determine the body’s levels of health. It’s an advanced, non-invasive combination of techniques that does not use equipment, machinery, or chemicals to determine ailments in the body. Aurakinetics is a simple, safe, and natural method of techniques used to perform physical, structural, and nutritional analysis of the human body. A deficiency in any of these areas could cause or contribute to various acute or chronic health problems.
by Melva Armstrong
Yay! It is finally summer! Time to enjoy the great outdoors. And then comes the mosquitos and ticks. So much for spending those lovely warm days outside. I still go outdoors but it just isn’t as enjoyable as it could be without those critters buzzing around and biting. And because we have already had more rain this year than last, these creatures are out in droves. All things considered, and after that severely cold and long winter, I am still very happy that summer has arrived.
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