Volume 24 Issue 1 May/June 2018
For the Love of Garlic
by Stacey Tress
“There are 5 elements: earth, air, fire, water, and garlic.”—Louis Diat
Who still has a stash of garlic from last fall? I know we are getting low on ours and look forward to this years’ bounty that is to come. I’m headed to Regina next week to connect with something that may be new to you – it’s called Black Garlic (or fermented garlic). I got a taste of this amazingness a few years ago from my friend Keirsten of Culture Mother and haven’t had it since. And so this is how this article is coming together – me dreaming of garlic and then thinking of all the ways my family enjoys it.
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Ageless Grace Brain Health Fitness®
Changing your aging brain can be as simple as child's play!
by Barbara Kunz
A woman hears noise coming out of the exercise room and it does not sound like a senior’s class – it sounds like a ROCK PARTY! "What is going on? What is instigating all the hoots, hollers, and laughter?" she wonders. The 45-minute class finishes and she can see the participants start to file out of the room with this glow about them. They are all chatting and still laughing. There is certainly a mixture of people, the youngest may be 55 and the oldest may have crossed the century mark. There are students with canes, walkers, wheel chairs, and people just walking out – everyone seems energized and has a smile on their face. She decides to find out more. She comes to the desk and asks me, "Can exercise be fun?" I answer "Yes!" and I explain the benefits of our newest program. She is excited and I see her at the next class.
Five Essential Lifestyle Ingredients
An excerpt from Turbo Metabolism – 8 Weeks to a New You: Preventing and Reversing Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Disease, and Other Metabolic Diseases by Treating the Cause
by Pankaj Vij, MD
As the modern Western lifestyle spreads around the globe, so too does metabolic syndrome — a cluster of symptoms that increases the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other conditions. The good news: metabolic syndrome can be tamed by a sensible program of exercise, natural foods, stress management, and quality sleep. In his new book Turbo Metabolism, Dr. Vij distills a mass of medical research into a simple, effective program for vibrant health. Avoiding fads and gimmicks, he provides practical advice, case studies of ordinary people, and brief sections that debunk common medical myths. We hope you’ll enjoy this short excerpt from the book.
Experience the Healing Powers of the BioMat with a Reiki Session
by Beverley Dawson
The blending of a Reiki session while lying on a BioMat creates a deep and efficient healing environment. I have incorporated it into all my regular Reiki treatments. Users love the gentle warmth of the amethyst BioMat and the overall gentle relaxing effect.
Shamanism, Alchemy, and Light © 2018
by Julianne Bien
In a complex multiverse with spaces as large as galaxies and as mysterious as black holes is it even possible for us to grasp the immensity of the cosmic storehouse of information we may be able to tap into? Memory and knowledge must exist everywhere as nature knows the exact chemical and energetic formulae and evolutionary changes necessary for survival. Are all past, present, and future expressions of natural and technological advancement available here and now in frequencies and patterns to those able to perceive them?
The Need to Be Needed
by Colleen Bond
In life there is a need to be needed by all ages. It took me some time to realize this was a problem I was going through. It was the years our children were working, getting married, having children, that I took note. They all lived in the city, doing their own thing. I used to hear my friends talking, "cooing" about the weekends and holidays, spending time with their children and grandchildren. Their kids were home and they would be babysitting and doing all the cute things that went with grand-parenting. Frankly, it made me jealous, listening to all the fun things they did.
The Revival of Canadian Home Funeral Vigils – Strengthening Family Well-Being and Legacy
by Don Morris, MEd
There was a time before the rise of funeral homes in Canada where a deceased was cared for at home by family and or the birth/death midwife, then either kept in bed or casketed in the parlour. This benefitted the well-being of the family system and the community. First Nations people had their unique rituals expressing love, supporting grieving, and meeting deep metaphysical needs.
by Melva Armstrong
Welcome to the 23rd anniversary issue of WHOLifE. Thank you for reading and supporting it over the years. I am grateful to each one of you. When I look back over the years, I can see I have been truly blessed to meet many wonderful people. It has been very heartwarming working with other souls of like-mind who are on a similar healing journey, as we grow together and evolve into more conscious individuals.
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