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Summer soothers: Au naturale

Summer soothers: Au naturale

By Jessica Kirby, Senior Editor of TheGreenGazette – Summer is a great time to be in the chemical business. Statistics aren’t kept on the amount by which total dollars spent on common ailments increases this time of year, but I can tell you this: the sun care industry alone earns around $135 million in Canada […]

Grounded Balance

Grounded Balance

By Leah Selk – “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates Many of you may know me as a fixture in the local arts community. I grew up as “that artsy girl” among peers, went away to art schools, and returned to play a role in arts administration and in […]

Car Seat Recycling Program Pilot 2017

Car Seat Recycling Program Pilot 2017

– Submitted by Cariboo-Chilcotin Conservation Society – Waste Wise is proposing a one-year pilot program to recycle car seats, with direct reporting to ICBC that could result in partial funding from the corporation.   After one of her recent school presentations, local Waste Wise educator Mary Forbes found herself contemplating the issue of old car […]

Activism | US Department of Justice admits CO2 levels place nation on “costly, insecure, and environmentally dangerous path”

Activism | US Department of Justice admits CO2 levels place nation on “costly, insecure, and environmentally dangerous path”

On January 13, the United States filed its answer to youth plaintiffs’ complaint in Juliana v. United States. In their answer, the federal defendants make several admissions to their long-standing knowledge of climate change danger and to today’s knowledge on the severity of those impacts. “The Department of Justice and the Federal Defendants have now […]

Health Issues | What You Need to Know About Wireless Radiation and Your Baby

Health Issues | What You Need to Know About Wireless Radiation and Your Baby

By Patti Wood – The beautiful and awe-inspiring process by which a few cells develop into a new life is truly miraculous. Through intricate and complex steps, the creation of a new life unfolds, forming delicate organs and vital systems, making billions of important connections in the brain alone. Scientists and medical professionals around the […]

HEALTH ISSUES | Electrosmog: The acid rain of today

HEALTH ISSUES | Electrosmog: The acid rain of today

By Dr. Magda Havas– I’m an associate professor of environmental and resource studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. For the past 25 years I have been teaching university students about the biological effects of electromagnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation, collectively referred to as electrosmog. Since 2000, I have been invited to give more than […]

‘Snow Time Left to Waste: Ride Local

‘Snow Time Left to Waste: Ride Local

By Oliver Berger – Five years ago, Morgan Day and I worked at Mt. Timothy Ski Area. Like in most seasons, we assisted patrons with their daily riding needs, tended to the lifts, repaired groomers and whatever else needed to be repaired, and built whatever needed to be built. Maintenance life at a small ski […]

SUSTAINABILITY | The Future of Death: Human compost and flesh eating mushrooms

SUSTAINABILITY | The Future of Death: Human compost and flesh eating mushrooms

    By Patrick Taylor – As of 2015 the world population sits at approximately 7.3 billion people, and is estimated to be 8 billion by the year 2024. This figure is staggering when considering it will have quintupled from the 2 billion documented in 1927. This increase in the global population has led to […]

HEALTH ISSUES | National Toxicology Program Report on Cancer Risk from Cellphone Radiation

HEALTH ISSUES | National Toxicology Program Report on Cancer Risk from Cellphone Radiation

By Dr. Joseph Moskowitz –  On May 26, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) of the National Institutes of Health issued the first in a series of reports that contains partial findings from their long-awaited $25 million study of the cancer risk from cellphone radiation. This report summarizes the study of long-term exposure to cell phone […]

COMMUNITY | Intentional Communities: Living together in a new era of change

COMMUNITY | Intentional Communities: Living together in a new era of change

By Terri Smith – To some, the idea of a group of people all sharing land and living together harmoniously in a community sounds absurd or downright awful. To others, it sounds fabulous and like it might be the only way our world can continue to survive. Intentional communities are by no means a new […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength with Superfoods: Kombucha

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength with Superfoods: Kombucha

By Devon Chappell – Strange, what is it!? Kombucha! A rejuvenating health elixir many of you may have heard of before. If you’ve tasted it you probably either loved it or found it wasn’t for you. If you loved it you may now be brewing your own at home or maybe you’ve even gone to […]

NATURAL HEALTH | The Top 5 Drugs You Shouldn’t Take Without Trying the Natural Alternative First

NATURAL HEALTH | The Top 5 Drugs You Shouldn’t Take Without Trying the Natural Alternative First

By Dr. Reuben Dinsmore BScH, ND– Natural supplements, or nutraceuticals, have been given a bad rap lately, which, in some cases, has been absolutely warranted. But natural formulas that actually contain what they claim to contain, and that are formulated to have maximal efficacy can be equal to their pharmaceutical counterparts—but without the laundry list […]

SPIRITUALITY | Coming Home to Connection

By Ciel Patenaude – Martin Prechtel, a New Mexican teacher, author, and healer, has frequently spoken on what he calls the ‘recovery of the indigenous soul,’ a process he believes paramount to healing ourselves and our planet. Speaking not only of those persons who would be specifically classified as ‘indigenous’ – the approximate five per […]

SPIRITUALITY | A Revolution of Rest

SPIRITUALITY | A Revolution of Rest

  By Margaret-Anne Enders – Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era. For a long time, the 60s loudly called my name. Crazy clothes. Wild hair. Peaceful revolution. Freedom and love, man. Last night I went to the Youth Fiddlers’ evening of old-time music, dancing, and socializing. I was transported back into […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Dandelion: Nature’s Nutritional Powerhouse

NATURAL HEALTH | Dandelion: Nature’s Nutritional Powerhouse

By Kristin Lehar – It seems like only yesterday the tree buds burst open with the first greens of the year, temperatures finally allowed for open windows during the nights, and weeds started popping up everywhere. The last jar of fermented vegetables from the previous year’s harvest marked the end of a cycle and I […]

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Holistic Nutrition and the Holistic Perspective

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Holistic Nutrition and the Holistic Perspective

 By Kristin Lehar – I have recently come to Williams Lake not knowing what to expect from the community and not really intending to get involved in anyway. Coming here to live was initially a temporary plan that would allow me to save some money and finish my studies in holistic nutrition. Upon getting a […]

HEALTH ISSUES | The Real Truth About Cancer

HEALTH ISSUES | The Real Truth About Cancer

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc – Recently there have been a surge in patients seeking alternative cures for cancer after watching the popular series, “The Truth About Cancer.” This series does an excellent job of raising awareness about various natural therapies but it does patients a great disservice by discouraging patients from using conventional therapies. […]

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Support Organics at March for Food Justice May 21

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Support Organics at March for Food Justice May 21

By Erin Hitchcock – People around the world will voice their support for organic, toxin-free food during the annual March Against Monsanto, Saturday, May 21. Williams Lake will be no exception, as plans are underway for a March for Food Justice to coincide with events happening across the globe. It takes place at noon that […]

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Your Pet’s Health and Real Food Choices

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Your Pet’s Health and Real Food Choices

By Jacinta D’Andrea – We are all connected. People. Pets. The planet. Cows. Cats. Chickens. Songbirds and honey bees. Monarch butterflies. Old growth trees… I was eating an apple in first year biochemistry class, when I was taught one of the most relevant truths of my veterinary education: “We are what we eat.” The foods […]

Recipes | Eating Fresh: Recipes for Healthy Living on the Go

Recipes | Eating Fresh: Recipes for Healthy Living on the Go

By Lisa Bland – Happy spring! One of the best things about this time of year, other than the increased sunshine, greenery, and birds, are vibrant spring foods. After a winter of eating warming soups, root vegetables, fats, and protein—salad greens, berries, and garden veggies are a sight for sore eyes. Springing into action in […]

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Spring Revolution and Renewal

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Spring Revolution and Renewal

By Ciel Patenaude  – Spring has always been celebrated as a time of rebirth and renewal. From the Roman festival of Floralia, Imbolc day of the Celts, and Baisakh in Nepal–the traditional New Year celebrated in the month of April–spring is seen in cultures around the world as a time to begin again, to intentionally […]

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Choose Organic for Kids and Lower their Exposure to Pesticides

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Choose Organic for Kids and Lower their Exposure to Pesticides

By Erin Hitchcock- As a mother of a two-and-a-half-year-old, with another child on the way this spring, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the number of pesticides to which our kids are exposed. Parenting can be hard work and doing things the right way all of the time can feel impossible, especially when a […]

SPIRITUALITY | Tibetan Buddhist Centre Enters Fifth Year in Williams Lake

SPIRITUALITY | Tibetan Buddhist Centre Enters Fifth Year in Williams Lake

Gendun Drubpa Buddhist Centre, the Cariboo’s only Buddhist Centre, located at 212 S 3rd Avenue, is entering its fifth year of service to the community of Williams Lake. It is a recognized and well-utilized organization, adding to the rich spiritual diversity in our area with a broad range of offerings including but not limited to […]

Country Living | Morning Meditation

Country Living | Morning Meditation

By Kate McDonough –  I’m awake, no doubt about it, and it’s cold, snapping cold in here. At least minus forty, I guess. This is the Chilcotin, after all, far away from the nearest town, Williams Lake, British Columbia. I can see my breath above the wool-stuffed comforter, a fog halo lingering above our heads. […]

HEALTH ISSUES | Detoxification and Cancer

HEALTH ISSUES | Detoxification and Cancer

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc – On a regular basis, I have cancer patients come to my clinic who, when diagnosed, immediately started a self-prescribed detox protocol to rid their body of the toxins from cancer. Intuitively, it makes sense to remove toxins from a body fighting cancer. The cancer is stressful on the body […]

HEALTH ISSUES | Diabetes and a Five-point Buck

HEALTH ISSUES | Diabetes and a Five-point Buck

  By LeRae Haynes – I have been chased by a pugnacious five-point buck during rutting season. I have encountered snarling dogs who looked at me like I was a dish of pate, and been pelted by ice, rain, sleet, and hammering wind. I know I look like an eccentric walking-stick-flailing nut job galloping down […]

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Love Is…

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Love Is…

  By Ciel Patenaude –  “Life is the flower for which love is the honey,” wrote the besotted French poet Victor Hugo in the late 1800s. “Where there is love there is life,” said the social activist Ghandi, apparently no less moved by the power of love in the 20th century. And even our recently […]

HEALTH ISSUES | Message to Public Schools and Parents about Wireless Devices and Health

HEALTH ISSUES | Message to Public Schools and Parents about Wireless Devices and Health

By Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D   — If wireless devices, such as WiFi, are used in your schools, then the health of your staff, your teachers, and your students can be at risk. But this problem can be successfully addressed, and with benefit to all. Background: Wireless devices transmit information using radiofrequency/microwave radiation. The international biomedical […]

SPIRITUALITY | In a Time of Abundance

SPIRITUALITY | In a Time of Abundance

By Margaret-Anne Enders   — In our house, we recently celebrated a sunny fall Saturday with a garage sale. It felt so good to purge stuff from the house that I haven’t used in years. When I was doing the big clear-out, some items were easy to put into the get-rid-of pile, while others took a […]

HEALTH ISSUES | Immunotherapy vs Chemotherapy

HEALTH ISSUES | Immunotherapy vs Chemotherapy

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc   — There has been a recent surge of interest in immunotherapies and cancer care. These therapies are a major paradigm shift from conventional chemotherapy. In the past, cytotoxic chemotherapy was the only option available to many patients. This involves the use of compounds that are toxic to both cancerous cells and […]

FITNESS | Bull Mountain Cross Country Skiing in the Cariboo

FITNESS | Bull Mountain Cross Country Skiing in the Cariboo

By LeRae Haynes — People looking for outdoor, winter family fun in the Cariboo can find the perfect answer close to home at the Bull Mountain Ski area just 16 km north of Williams Lake. Cross country skiing, one of the fastest-growing sports in Canada, is not only a top-notch cardio workout, it’s accessible to […]

NATURAL HEALTH | The Art of Getting Sick: Becoming a Mindful & Empowered Patient

NATURAL HEALTH | The Art of Getting Sick: Becoming a Mindful & Empowered Patient

By Ciel Patenaude — It’ s not likely that many of us will escape the winter season without getting the cold and/or flu at some point. Maybe it hits us early (and hard, as it has been for some people locally already), or maybe we will make it almost to spring before getting knocked out, but it’s […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Ginger Tea for Cancer

NATURAL HEALTH | Ginger Tea for Cancer

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc — Often when looking for natural therapies patients turn to complicated exotic treatments. By doing this it is easy to forget about some of the more basic treatments that are also effective. A more complicated treatment plan is not necessarily more effective. A simple yet relatively unknown cancer treatment is […]

HEALTH ISSUES | International Appeal: Scientists call for Protection from Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Field Exposure

HEALTH ISSUES | International Appeal: Scientists call for Protection from Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Field Exposure

Two hundred and seven International scientists including EMF researchers, university professors, and medical doctors from 40 countries have signed an appeal which calls upon the United Nations (UN), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the UN Member States to address the emerging public health crisis related to cellphones, wireless devices, wireless utility meters, and wireless […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength in Superfoods: Wheatgrass Love

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength in Superfoods: Wheatgrass Love

By Devon Chappell Grass: it cushions bare feet, the games of children, and sometimes even lovers. We all recognize the external enjoyment we get from that lovely, green, growing carpet, but what can it do for you internally? Ever wanted to roll around on that freshly cut lawn just to have that lovely scent surround your […]

NEWS | HEALTH ISSUES | Better at Home ~ Truly caring for seniors

NEWS | HEALTH ISSUES | Better at Home ~ Truly caring for seniors

  By LeRae Haynes — Being able to live comfortably and safely in their own home as long as possible is an enormous benefit for seniors, according to Better at Home co-ordinator Carrie Sundahl. She says the emotional, mental, and physical well-being of seniors can be greatly enhanced with a mix of practical in-home services […]

HEALTH ISSUES | Sugar and Cancer

HEALTH ISSUES | Sugar and Cancer

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc —    I tell virtually every cancer patient that they should avoid sugar as much as possible. Some doctors insist sugar has no effect on cancer. This is simply not what the scientific literature states. If you are trying to fight cancer or prevent the recurrence of cancer, then you […]

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Cancer Expert Warns: Extremely Important to Adopt Precaution against RF Exposure

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Cancer Expert Warns: Extremely Important to Adopt Precaution against RF Exposure

Dr. Anthony B. Miller — “There is a potential risk of rapidly progressive and more  malignant tumours.”             In March and April, 2015, the Canadian Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health invited international experts to testify about Safety Code 6—Health Canada’s exposure guideline on non-ionizing radiation from cellphones, WiFi, cordless phones, […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength in Superfoods: Glory days goji berry

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength in Superfoods: Glory days goji berry

By Devon Chappell —   Well, ladies and gentlemen, enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, farmers, friends, and other fine folk! Spring has arrived, evolved, and seems to be turning into another glorious sunshine-filled summer. Some of us will have been preparing for this by trying to recover our “beach bods,” while others of us have kept eating clean […]

Margaret Anne Enders | Radical Acts

Margaret Anne Enders | Radical Acts

By Margaret Anne Enders —   Just when the troubles of the world get me down and feelings of powerlessness loom large, along come people who, with radical acts, offer inspiration and hope. Two stories have been on my mind lately.   There is no substitute for feeling valued, feeling worthwhile…. Such empathy is foundational […]

SPIRITUALITY | From Radicalization to Connection | Margaret-Anne Enders

SPIRITUALITY | From Radicalization to Connection | Margaret-Anne Enders

By Margaret-Anne Enders —   As this goes to print, the country is in distress over six young people from Quebec who have set out for the Middle East to fight with ISIS. There is much talk of the proposed legislation to prevent travel for such purposes and jail time for those returning home. People […]

HEALTH ISSUES | Medical Oncologists and Naturopathic Doctors Need to Work Together

HEALTH ISSUES | Medical Oncologists and Naturopathic Doctors Need to Work Together

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc —    This year I had the privilege of attending the 4th annual ONCANP (Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians) conference where Naturopathic Oncologists from around the world gather to discuss the latest research and advances in integrative oncology. It is exciting to see how rapidly the field is advancing and […]

HEALTH ISSUES | The Dangers of DHEA

HEALTH ISSUES | The Dangers of DHEA

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc — DHEA is often described as a wonder drug that is used by patients interested in its anti-aging effects. As we age the levels of DHEA in the blood start to decrease so the logic was that if patients were given this hormone then they would be able to partially […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength in Superfoods – Maca: Fit for life, aid for pleasure

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength in Superfoods – Maca: Fit for life, aid for pleasure

By Devon Chappell — “When maca is consumed the spirits are close. Maca draws in spirits to be birthed.” — Traditional Andean shamans(pacos)             Individuals seeking zest and craving an active attitude towards life often swear by the power of food to guide their well-being nutritionally, medicinally, and religiously. No matter the situation, obstacles, or […]

YOUTH PERSPECTIVES | HEALTH ISSUES | 5.6 Billion Haters

YOUTH PERSPECTIVES | HEALTH ISSUES | 5.6 Billion Haters

  By Sam Delacherois — “When did loving yourself become so rare that it is revolutionary to do so?”- unknown It started when humanity decided to pluck the line between Confidence and Arrogance and relocate it; so instead, Confidence is struck by that line and omitted from our vocabulary, leaving behind Arrogance as the sole […]

HEALTH ISSUES | Doctors Call for Protection from Radiofrequency Radiation

HEALTH ISSUES | Doctors Call for Protection from Radiofrequency Radiation

  Wireless safety standards that are more protective of the health of Canadians; and Guidelines and resources to assist Canadian physicians in assessing and managing health problems related to microwave radiation. There is considerable evidence and research from various scientific experts that exposure to microwave radiation from wireless devices, Wi-Fi, smart meters, and cell towers […]

SPIRITUALITY | Explore the Dark Side, You Must | Margaret-Anne Enders

SPIRITUALITY | Explore the Dark Side, You Must | Margaret-Anne Enders

By Margaret-Anne Enders —  As I write this, it is well past Winter Solstice, and the return of the light is noticeable. In the hectic preparations for Christmas, solstice is often forgotten, but it is an important part of many people’s spirituality. The Multiculturalism Program and the Women’s Spirituality Circle celebrated the Solstice with the […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Heat: The Achilles Heel of Cancer

NATURAL HEALTH | Heat: The Achilles Heel of Cancer

  By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc —  It is a well established fact that cancer cells are vulnerable to heat. On a cellular level it makes intuitive sense that cancer cells would be sensitive to heat. Normal cells are spatially arranged so that heat can be distributed evenly and they will not divide if they […]

HEALTH ISSUES | Microwave Electromagnetic Fields Produce Health Effects by VGCC Activation

HEALTH ISSUES | Microwave Electromagnetic Fields Produce Health Effects by VGCC Activation

By Martin Pall, Ph.D – Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, Washington State University — Canadian and U.S. safety standards for microwave radiation are entirely based on the assumption that the only important thing microwave EMFs (electromagnetic fields) can do is to heat things, like heating food in a microwave oven. The belief […]

SPIRITUALITY | The Tough Road of Compassion

SPIRITUALITY | The Tough Road of Compassion

  By Margaret-Anne Enders — Compassion was our November theme for the Women’s Spirituality Circle. It is a core value in each of the world religions and has had sticking power as a virtue throughout the ages. Despite its longevity, compassion is one of those enigmatic words: hard to define, hard to understand, and even […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Cooking for Dragons: Not for the faint of heart, but quite an adventure

NATURAL HEALTH | Cooking for Dragons: Not for the faint of heart, but quite an adventure

  By Corinne Stromsten — Our adventures began many years ago when my children were just wee babes. My daughter Emily suffered from colic, eczema, and digestive issues. With the help of a naturopath the causes were pinpointed. She was found to have many food intolerances. I, too, was tested, and much to my surprise […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Stepping Up or Numbing Out: The importance of self-discovery

NATURAL HEALTH | Stepping Up or Numbing Out: The importance of self-discovery

  By Ciel Patenaude– We human beings will do just about anything to avoid really looking at ourselves, at our true selves. We will go to no ends to avoid really seeing and understanding our emotional damages and how they shape our lives—and what we can do about them. We will shop, eat, drink, drug, […]

ARTS & CULTURE | FITNESS | Skijoring and Ice Sailing: Outdoor winter fun in the Cariboo

ARTS & CULTURE | FITNESS | Skijoring and Ice Sailing: Outdoor winter fun in the Cariboo

  By LeRae Haynes — One gloriously unique winter activity in the Cariboo is skijoring. Dog lovers, nature enthusiasts, and outdoor adventurers can find fun and satisfaction in a fast-paced activity that combines cross-country skiing with taking your dog for a run. Animal Care Hospital veterinarian Bianca Scheidt loves the sport. She has volunteered as […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Exercise and Cancer

NATURAL HEALTH | Exercise and Cancer

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc —  Everyone has heard that exercise is good for your well being. Exercise has been shown to boost mood and increase energy levels. Patients who regularly exercise are statistically less likely to develop a number of very serious health conditions. The effectiveness of exercise is not debated in the medical […]

SPIRITUALITY | The Tools and Possibilities of Shamanic Practice

SPIRITUALITY | The Tools and Possibilities of Shamanic Practice

By Ciel Patenaude — Shamanism is the oldest known system of healing practice on Earth, and yet it offers great wisdom to our contemporary challenges. Deeply connected to and reflective of nature and the oneness of all things, this practice seeks to reconnect an individual with their spiritual path within the context of the whole. […]

SPIRITUALITY | Reconciliation: Joining hearts, stepping forward

SPIRITUALITY | Reconciliation: Joining hearts, stepping forward

By Margaret-Anne Enders — This is an article about relationships and about our personal and collective work of building, maintaining, repairing, and honouring relationships. As one of the co-ordinators of the Women’s Spirituality Circle, I am blessed to have a job where relationships are the cornerstone of my work. Our Circle was formed just over […]

HEALTH ISSUES | SCIENCE | Little Bodies Out of Sync?

HEALTH ISSUES | SCIENCE | Little Bodies Out of Sync?

Why Electromagnetic Fields and Wireless Radiofrequency Radiation Exposures Matter for People with Autism Spectrum Conditions — By Cindy Sage, MA, Sage Associates, Santa Barbara, CA USA: Co-Editor, BioInitiative Reports (2007 and 2012) — Ask any parent-to-be about their top concerns for a new baby or for their young children and they will often say autism. Parents […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Naturopathic Medicine and Cancer

NATURAL HEALTH | Naturopathic Medicine and Cancer

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc — Naturopathic medicine has a wide range of tools that can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine to effectively treat cancer. Many people have this underlying assumption that naturopathic treatments are not “evidence based” because otherwise their oncologist would have recommended them. The truth is that many of these […]

HEALTH ISSUES | CHILDREN | Strangers in Our Homes: TV and Our Children’s Minds

HEALTH ISSUES | CHILDREN | Strangers in Our Homes: TV and Our Children’s Minds

    By Susan R. Johnson, M.D. — This is a condensed version of a paper that was presented at the Waldorf School of San Francisco on 5/1/99 as part of a senior project. The full version can be found at thelizlibrary.org. It may be freely copied and distributed. TV rots the senses in the head! It […]

ARTS & CULTURE | Featured Artist: Living in the Flow with Al-Lisa Tresierra McKay

ARTS & CULTURE | Featured Artist: Living in the Flow with Al-Lisa Tresierra McKay

By Lisa Bland — Artists and visionaries throughout the ages have stood at the edges of worlds unseen—gatekeepers to parallel universes, reminding us of the myths, dreamscapes, and mysteries that exist within and around us in every moment, yet lie just beyond our reach. The trust and courage required to stand fully and authentically in […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | Dreamhealer: Quantum Realities

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | Dreamhealer: Quantum Realities

By Lisa Bland — Dear Readers, I can’t believe we’ve already entered the heart of winter and the shortest, darkest days of the year. Although it’s been fairly moderate so far, it still seems like the change in the weather dropped in out of the blue. The scramble for winter tires, snow shovels, snow scrapers, […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | HEALTH ISSUES | SPIRITUALITY | Healing Mysteries

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | HEALTH ISSUES | SPIRITUALITY | Healing Mysteries

By Lisa Bland — Dear Readers, Fall is but a memory now, and with it the spectacular display of colour and beauty around us. As the cool breath of winter creeps across the countryside, mist rises from lakes and forests and morning frost covers the ground for longer each day. It’s time to get used […]

FITNESS | CHILDREN | HEALTH ISSUES | Creating Change for the Future: Why Movement Matters

FITNESS | CHILDREN | HEALTH ISSUES | Creating Change for the Future: Why Movement Matters

By Melissa LaPointe — Movement is vital to life. Yes, there are the more obvious health benefits of exercise – combating obesity, heart disease and diabetes; building strength, balance, and flexibility; improved breathing, and increased circulation that aids digestion and keeps the organs healthy. But there’s so much more. When we move using large muscle […]

SPIRITUALITY | Giving Thanks in Abundance

SPIRITUALITY | Giving Thanks in Abundance

By Jessica Kirby — Long before Martin Forbisher and the Forbisher Expedition celebrated Canada’s first Thanksgiving to commemorate successfully reaching what is now Newfoundland during attempts to find the Northwest Passage in 1578, native people held ceremonies in honour of the harvest and a sense of security heading into winter. In Europe, ancient festivities celebrated […]

SCIENCE | HEALTH ISSUES | Cellphones and Health

SCIENCE | HEALTH ISSUES | Cellphones and Health

By Dr. Joel Moskowitz — In the last issue we explored the potential hazards of electromagnetic radiation from iPad use. We learned about warnings from the European parliaments and doctors’ associations in various countries, and discussed the differences between pulsed digital wireless signals and continuous analogue radio waves. This time we are pleased to invite […]