Volume 10 Issue 4 — November/December
The first big snowfall is upon us as I write these words.
Each autumn I hope that the snow will hold off until late
December but most times it doesn’t and then the winter
can seem very long. I just came back from my walk and the
icy snow was crunchy under my feet and my black fleece jacket
was catching the flakes as they fell from the sky. I had
to quickly blink my eyes as the flakes were lightly flying
into them and melting as they touched the warmth of my eyelids—a
rather lovely feeling. Thankfully the temperatures are still
warm enough that my face wasn’t freezing. I am grateful
for my walks as they always help keep me in touch with Mother
Nature, which is part of that precious balance I like to
have in my life in order to maintain good health and happiness.
I hope all of you are finding that important balance in your
lives too, so you can live each day being healthy and happy.
We have another issue full of great information to help you
along your path of enlightenment. I get regular feedback
from readers telling me how they find WHOLifE extremely helpful
by providing lots of valuable information in the articles
and the advertising. Many readers also tell me they are excited
to have discovered a community of like-minded folks for them
to connect with so they have a support system to turn to
as they are advancing in their personal growth and development.
I see WHOLifE as an integral part of our wholistic health
community in which we disseminate information and educate
folks. That’s why we encourage and welcome all inquiries
about placing articles and advertising, so we can provide
the widest variety of information for all to read. Our contact
and deadline information is on the left-side column of this
page and we look forward to hearing from many of you.
Our regular nutrition writer, Paulette
Millis, is convinced you will all be Raving
About Raw Seeds once you read
her well-researched article. It is amazing how those tiny
wee seeds can be so jam-packed full of many of the essential
nutrients we need to keep our bodies and minds healthy and
fit. After giving you the nitty-gritty nutritional values
of the seeds, she ends with a heap of great recipes that
will leave your mouth watering as you read them. You’ll
likely want to give them a try!
We also have included some Healthy
by Elizabeth Abraham, one of Canada’s leading vision
educators. In her article she reminds us that we often don’t
give our eyes the care they deserve and need in order to
serve us the way they were meant to. Most of us simply haven’t
been educated on maintaining our eye health, so Elizabeth
is here to kick-start us with some basic habits to consider
(and it is never too late) in order to keep your eyes functioning
in a healthy and natural way, and more importantly, to improve
them no matter what their condition. We are hoping that Elizabeth
will do a series of articles on eye care, so keep a look-out
in our future issues for more of her vision expertise.
As people everywhere become more conscious
of how their choices in life affect people in other parts
of the world, one of
the areas that is most controversial is in the production
and marketing of coffee, tea, cocoa, and sugar. In order
to ensure that producers receive a fair price for their products
and that workers receive fair wages, several national and
international organizations have formed a unique marketplace
known as, “Fair Trade”. Nancy Allan, of Saskatoon,
is an advocate of fair trade practices, as well as a distributor
of fair trade products. In her article, Fair
Trade, A Marketplace Where Everyone Wins, she
gives an overview of how fair trade works and explains how
we, the conscious consumers,
now have an alternative choice when deciding what kind of
products we purchase—simply look for the fair trade
Don’t miss Cathy Fenwick’s Humour
and Hope article
and Gwen Nyhus Stewart’s Gratitude
bring to the forefront three virtues that are essential parts
of the process of healing and maintaining good health.
Finally, check out our feature article, Ganoderma:
Herb, in which author Rob Roy describes many
of the healing qualities of what is believed to be the oldest
used as medicine—the Reishi mushroom.
Until we meet again, Happy Solstice and Happy Holidays!
(I honour the Spirit in you!)