Volume 29 Issue 3— September/October 2023
Season of Change
by Jade :||: Cathy Chicoine
With the turning of the great seasonal wheel of life, we once again enter the time of harvest here in the Northern hemisphere. We see the fruits of our labours and we begin to reap what has been sown. And while autumn is certainly a time of great celebration, and of giving thanks for the abundance in our lives, it also marks an important time where we have an opportunity to evaluate and take stock not only of what has grown well, but also what could be improved upon, along with the things that may not have worked out at all as we had hoped. In doing so, we can become the alchemists of our lives by honouring our grief and turning our lead into gold!
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Eating the Abundance
by Lisa and Ben Martens Bartel
We have all been on a bit of a wild ride the last couple of years, as food prices spiked in the aftermath of global supply chain problems and new conflicts erupted disrupting food distribution, we all suffered under rapid inflation. Those of us in agriculture saw our costs rise rapidly, and food prices soared. Even though we treat it as a normal commodity, with the prices rising and falling on the whims of international markets, food is not just a commodity, it is a necessity, we would do well to treat it a little differently.
The Power of Kindness
by Node Smith, ND
You have an internal voice that guides you throughout your day. It tells you what to do, how to feel, and what thoughts to think. For most people, this internal voice is anything but friendly, and may actually resemble an army drill sergeant.
by Pam Fichtner
Cancer isn't going to go away any time soon. According to statistics, there is an increase in cancer rates world-wide, yet at the same time, the mortality rates have declined due to the overall prevention, detection, and treatment of cancers. This is a good sign as it leaves us with a population that is alive, in the here and now, and that needs to be able to live well, as they deal with the ongoing challenges of side effects physically, mentally, and emotionally after the cancer diagnosis. Yet, how can cancer survivors thrive, live to their optimum level of health, after dealing with this life changing news?
Foot Reflexology: Tapping into the Healing Power of Your Feet
by Carolynn Sikorski, RCRT, LCRT
Foot reflexology is a therapeutic practice that harnesses the healing potential of reflex points on the feet. As a Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist (RCRT), Licensed Canadian Reflexology Teacher (LCRT), I have witnessed the remarkable effects of foot reflexology on my clients’ health and well-being. In this article, we will explore what foot reflexology is, how it works, its benefits, and how you can practice self-care to alleviate common ailments.
Standard of Living and Quality of Life are Not the Same Thing
by Betty Hamm
How we farm at Catherwood Organics is not rocket science, but it is Intentional.
Hello again my friends. It’s been 5 years since our last excerpt in this wonderful publication, and so much has changed around here including a little bit of the way we farm. You have all been so supportive and we can’t thank you enough for your continued support.
Conscious Uncoupling: The Next Evolution of Divorce
by Sally Mitchell
No one gets married with a plan to get divorced. So much to the contrary, that when they are standing at the altar, they will look into the eyes of their love, and promise them, without a shadow of a doubt: forever. Even though, factually, they know they have roughly a 40% chance of staying together until the day one of them dies. We override our factual brains when we get married by saying, “Yes we know the statistics, but we know it won’t be us.” And then for many of us, it is us. Divorce has been so stigmatised that we leave no space to even consider that it could impact us, until it does.
by Melva Armstrong
Welcome to the autumn issue! I trust you have all enjoyed the beautiful and warm summer days and that you ventured out into Mother Nature as often as possible. It’s important for good health to soak up her healing and nurturing energies. Maybe some of you went camping and roughed it a little. That’s always fun. I think it was really good weather for outdoor activities of all kinds. We prairie folk have to pack as much outdoor activity as we can into the warm days we are given.
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The Provocative Gift: Silence as Performance in Spartan Greece
Mindset Mentorship Teaches Children the Power of Self-Confidence and Other Life Skills
We'Moon, the Best-selling Moon Calendar and Visionary Collection of Art and Writing by Creative Women from Around the World
News of Note