Our Home Routes concert series is coming close to the end. Two concerts left in our winter season.
Nathan Rogers has one foot firmly planted in the past and the other stepping into a bright future, Rogers has the skills to become a major force in the world of folk music. Aside from his notable pedigree (think father, Stan and uncle, Garnet), Nathan has already garnered a wide critical acclaim from audiences at home in Canada and internationally from countries as far afield as Germany, Denmark, the UK, Israel and the USA. With two albums and various international tours completed in the past six years, the 33-year-old is taking his place as a major force in folk music. He plays six-string and twelve-string guitars, plays a stomp box for rhythm and sings with a deep, resonant baritone that has an eerie similarity to his deceased father. He tells deeply cinematic and descriptive stories through song and his lyrics reflect a profound sense of respect for everyday people and unsung heroes. Nathan has recently become an adept throat singer in the Tuvan style, a form of singing that produces two or more notes simultaneously. It is a small part of a performance that has been described as “intelligent and witty” and “capable of turning the folk world on its ears”.
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What: HomeRoutes Concert
Time: 7:30 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.
Where: Calder House B&B
This past summer Grant and I had the honor and privilege to host a group of folks from NDTV filming a very popular cooking show called "Vicky goes VEG".
The television network decided to take their show on the road to Canada and created a series called " Vicky goes healthy in Canada!"
When Chef Vicky Ratnani arrived at the Calder House, he became very excited and expressed that this was a dream come true for him and absolutely needed to cook in our kitchen. He just LOVED our house and what it had to offer. So the NDTV troupe made an impromptu decision to film a segment here in our kitchen. I'd never been someone sous-chef before, but let me tell you it was hard work and an awesome experience. According to chef Vicky my kitchen has EVERYTHING a chef could ask for and more.
Many business were featured from the south eastern region of Manitoba: Stonelane Orchard Nursery & Market Garden, Nadeau's Bison Farm, The Ridge International Cannabis Consulting, St. Norbert's Farmers Market and Benjamin's Gourmet Foods (restaurant) in Selkirk.
We are forever grateful to the whole gang from India for the wonderful experience and to those who brought them to the Calder House.
Click here to see the TV segment
We are so fortunate to have so many modalities of healing aids available to us. I've recently completed a course called "Rain Drop Therapy", developed from Dr. Gary Young (Young Living Essential Oils).
My friend; Marilyn Pierce told me about this lady from Carrot River, SK who stayed at her B&B in Souris (Dolmage House B&B and Anna's Soul Spa). Bev Wiens is an intuitive healer and horse rancher. She started using this therapy a number of years ago and swears by it's healing properties. Bev has amazing stories and testimonials to share from animals to humans.
I know I still haven't told you what it is, I'm getting to that. I will tell you that it's a combination of essential oils applied to the feet and the vertebrae with some very specific massaging techniques. Now imagine me, the scent free bed and breakfast & spa allowing smelly stuff in the house. Yeah I was very skeptical when Marilyn was raving about it. Awhile later, Marilyn happen to be here for a meditation retreat and she had brought her oils with her. She challenged me to smell them one by one. I was scared! You see I get violently ill from such scents. My body rejects smells from giving me a headache, to body hives to diarrhea. I have always had severe reactions to smells.
I gathered my courage from Marilyn's enthusiasm and cautiously I snifted basil, thyme, oregano, marjoram, cypress, pepermint, lavendar, and so on. I waited....and nothing happened. In fact I was drawn to smell them again and again. So why didn't I react? Young Living makes 100% pure, organic essential oils. The difference between perfumes, colognes, candles, makeup, creams, body sprays and so on, is these products don't use 100% pure essential oils; they use synthetic smells and they are DEADLY for the body. Many wise women who make their own skin care products have told me; "you should never put anything on your skin that you would not eat".
Now that the essential oils passed Carole's smell test, what now? I contacted Bev Wiens and asked are you coming to Steinbach anytime soon? Being that Carrot, SK is a 9 hour drive, the answer was not likely. I thought, well if it's meant to be it will be and the universe will bring us together. As I say the stars aligned and the cold winter brought me Bev Wiens where 2 of us were able to complete the "Rain Drop Therapy" course.
I've now had several customers to this therapy and the results have been absolutely INCREDIBLE. I am absolutely amazed by the healing properties of these oils. I'd love to share their stories, but I will invite them to write about it in the comments.
I want to share this knowledge for all those who want to learn. Courses will be available towards the middle of the year. You can however, book your Rain Drop Therapy session anytime. A session lasts 45 - 60 minutes and the cost is $84.
I'd like to acknowledge my gratitude for Marilyn, who knew I would enjoy this therapy and pushed me to learn it. I'd like to send my appreciation to Bev Wiens, who made her way to Steinbach to pass on her knowledge. I'm forever grateful to both of these incredible women. Thank You, Merci, Thank You!
Carole is the owner and operator of the Calder House Bed & Breakfast along with her partner Grant. Read more about the everyday happenings and events at the Calder House!