Volume 20 Issue 4 November/December 2014
Our Daily Food – Choice or Chance?
by Sandra Brandt
Food is a major aspect of everyone’s life – in fact perhaps THE most important thing in some respects. First, of course, it’s a basic and regular requirement for our very survival. Much of our daily thinking and planning revolves around food – where and when we will acquire and partake of it, what we will choose to consume, as well as who we will share the experience with since much of our collective personal consumption of food is carried out in the company of other people.
It is said that we make more than 250 decisions about food every day. Countless factors enter into these choices. Some may not seem like much of a decision, being influenced to a large extent by ingrained habits and assumptions, but our actual choices as adults are often much broader than we may realize.
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Everything is About to Change
by Paul Hanley
Eleven billion people will populate this marvelous planet by century's end. Adding 3.7 billion to an already overburdened world will force everyone to change everything. In my new book, ELEVEN, I argue that the sweeping changes that will make a full world work will wholly transform humankind, reshaping its inner life and external conditions. This process will result in the emergence of a new culture, a new agriculture, and ultimately a new human race. But the transformation that will bring about this new and better world will occur concurrently with a terrifying disintegration of the old one, making the 21st century a precarious time.
Beyond Right and Wrong: Using Mediation to Transform Conflict
by Darla Tenold
I’ve noticed the term “conscious uncoupling” in the media recently. For example, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin used it to describe their divorce process. Based on many media reports, they are committed to taking personal responsibility for their relationship, working together to ensure the separation has the least impact possible on their children, and remaining good friends. How does one go about remaining good friends when conflict arises in important relationships? Sometimes we are able to resolve relationship conflicts on our own. But when people begin having the same disagreements over and over, even to the point that they stop talking about them, resentment continues to build and can lead to separation. Mediation can have a significant impact on your ability to stay together peacefully or, if you’ve chosen to separate, “consciously uncouple.”
Adventures in Lucid Dreaming
by Ro Kessinger
Several years ago, I happened upon the topic of lucid dreaming. I was immediately fascinated by the idea and wanted to experience it. Unfortunately, I am not one of the lucky people for whom getting lucid comes easily, but I learned how, and it was well worth the effort. Being conscious in dreams is the most amazing thing I have ever experienced. I believe there has been increasing awareness of the phenomenon of lucid dreaming over the last few years, but I will describe it for those who have yet to come across it. A lucid dream is a dream in which the dreamer is conscious of the fact that it is a dream. It is associated with increased control of the dream. There are several techniques for achieving lucidity, which are well-described in the reference below.
The Secret to Good Health and True Happiness
by Shreya Shah
Breathing is the first act of life. Within the breath is the unexplored secret of life. Sudarshan Kriya® is a powerful yet simple rhythmic breathing technique that incorporates specific natural rhythms of the breath, harmonizing the body, mind, and emotions. The technique eliminates stress, fatigue, and negative emotions such as anger, frustration, and depression, leaving the mind calm, focused, and the body energized and completely relaxed. Sudarshan Kriya brings a profound depth to life, unravelling its mysteries. It’s a spiritual breakthrough giving the experience of a glimpse of infinity. Sudarshan Kriya is the unrevealed secret to health, happiness, peace, and an insight of life beyond!
Geothermal and Solar as Heat Sources
by Donald Sutherland
For thousands of years, First Nations and Inuit people have been innovative learners and compassionate teachers. These gifts were prerequisites to prosperity and survival on Turtle Island. In 1812, the half starved, and often ill, Selkirk settlers, former highlanders would have been decimated by the extreme cold and lack of food if not for the leadership, generosity, and teaching skills of Chief Peguis and his people who resided at that time near the Forks in what is now Winnipeg.
We’Moon 2015: Wild Card
by Mother Tongue Ink
We’Moon: Gaia Rhythms for Womyn, the iconic feminist datebook, is a best-selling astrological moon calendar, earth-spirited handbook in natural rhythms, and visionary collection of women’s creative work, now in its 34th year of publication. We’Moon 2015: Wild Card celebrates the precious energies of sensuality, mirth, freedom, earthly matter, woman—the Wild. Each year We’Moon features art and writing submitted by women from around the world in response to the theme announced in the Call for Contributions, and rooted in the archetypes of the Tarot’s major arcana. For We’Moon 2015, we daredevil a provocative and complex theme—Wild Card. We’Moon artists and writers explore woman’s free and feral spirit, endangered planetary life, the possibility of Change in every moment. They share reflections on hilarity as spiritual insight, on tragicomic dramas playing out on the world stage, on prayers offered and burdens released at the altar of Transformation.
by Melva Armstrong
I have been totally basking in the gorgeous autumn weather. It has been so much warmer than many previous years, that I’m joyfully soaking it all up and feeling extremely thankful. Having just returned from participating in the Wellness Expo in Regina, I have to say it was a very rewarding and delightful experience. I met lots of dedicated professionals who are in the service of well-being and it made my heart sing to know that so much is out there to help people keep themselves healthy and happy on their life journey. I was able to introduce WHOLifE to a number of folks who had not heard of it, so they left the show carrying a full bag of the past year’s issues to educate themselves about the many available resources. Of course, there were lots of folks who have been reading the journal for a long time who came and said hello and shared their kind and supportive words with me. It was a real joy to be in Regina and to visit with so many fantastic people.
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