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Volume 18 Issue 1
May/June 2012

Creating Tranquil Spaces

The Importance of Healthy Food for Kids and the Whole Family

Passion & Purpose = Sustainable Style! What will you be Wearing?

New Documentary Film Shows That Your Health Is In Your Own Hands

Shut Your Mouth!

Forgive, Understand, and Love

Venus Stars in 2012!


Melva ArmstrongEditorial
Volume 18 Issue 1 — May/June 2012
by Melva Armstrong

Welcome to our 17th anniversary issue! Each time an anniversary comes up it gives me an opportunity to reflect on the past year, as well as on all the years since WHOLifE’s inception. I was inspired to create the journal in January 1995, and it has been growing steadily ever since. It is truly amazing when I think of all the changes that have occurred, all the different people who have designed it, and especially the many advertisers, writers, distributors, printers, and helpers who have contributed so generously and faithfully.

This past year has been a year of growth. We have more subscribers and more distribution locations across the province, and lots of new advertisers and contributing writers, as well. We are blessed to have a solid, strong base of advertisers, most of whom have been with WHOLifE since it began. It is truly a joy to be doing this work and having the opportunity to know all the unique and dynamic people who get involved with the journal. I send huge thank yous, hugs, and love to everyone.

Having started my own business, I would like to encourage anyone who has a dream to just step into your passion and say, “YES!” to whatever is calling you. Studies show that the best way to learn is by doing. I was introduced to a new book by Loral Langemeier called Yes! Energy which we have mentioned in our News of Note on page 10, and she has created a formula to help people achieve whatever it is they want. It is people like Langemeier who are helping others to become all they can and want to be in this life. So, I say, “Go for it!” I have never been more grateful for anything than to be able to work for myself, so just be brave and do whatever it is you are guided to do. It might be working for others too, it doesn’t matter the situation; it matters that you are doing what your heart desires. If you are following your heart then you are contributing to the health of the whole planet, as well as to your own health and wellbeing.

As the pace of our lives gets faster and faster, I feel it is important to have specific places in our various environments where we can feel at peace and relax, and there is no more important place than our own homes. That’s where the expertise of feng shui consultant Bridget Saraka shines, as she introduces us to the important concept of Creating Tranquil Spaces (p. 22), to “find yourself a sacred place to call your own, where you can become grounded in the moment and be still to savour your existence.” I think we all need such a place for our highest good. Along with her explanation of why these things are so important in our lives, Bridget provides more than a dozen ideas of things you can consider doing to create those special places.

There is a new documentary film out called Hungry for Change, created by the same people, Laurentine ten Bosch and James Colquhoun, who produced Food Matters. We have included the notes from their website on pages 18–19. Although I haven’t watched the film yet, I did hear a two-hour interview with two of the nutritional consultants in the film and their knowledge of food and nutrition was amazing. According to their press release, “Hungry for Change tackles the myths mainstream media and the multi-billion dollar food and diet industries have promoted, for people who may think they are doing the right thing, but have really fallen victim to lies designed to keep that money coming in.” Colquhoun says, “This film helps people help themselves.” I feel we all need to look more closely at the food we eat and find ways to eat organic, locally grown food as much as possible. The trend now seems to have people going back to the land and growing their own food, so I think the times are changing and we are waking up to new/old ways of keeping ourselves and our food healthy and whole. Knowing the source of our food and how it is grown and raised is imperative in order to preserve and ensure the quality of what we eat.

Please read and enjoy all the articles and advertising in this issue. Thanks especially to the advertisers who make this journal possible.

May you enjoy the sweet scent of spring blossoms as you take time to walk in nature and feel the warm breezes on your cheeks. Nature is a healer.

(The Spirit in me honours the Spirit in you)

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