I'd be the first one to admit that I don't believe in taking drugs prescribed from the western medical society. Throughout the course of my life I have used natural supplements when dealing with dis-ease. However, I truly believe that through diet with foods selected from organic sources have a higher vibration and therefore supplement your physical needs much better.
It is very difficult to get into a routine of taking your supplements and teas & tinctures. When in a healing crisis it's always the little things that have the biggest impact on our health, so it's extremely important to follow through and take these. Here is Bridget Shaw's Step Four:
STEP FIVE- Encouraging Taking Supplements & Following the Diet
Step Four is about encouraging boosting the immune system. This can be done is so many countless ways. If you been diagnosed with a dis-ease your immune system is completely compromised and you need to give it an overhaul in order to get it back and working for you. I encourage you to do this with the guidance of a holistic healer, someone who has the knowledge of how the body works, but also knows how to read your body for signs as to prescribe the right healing course for you. As Bridget mentions below a naturalpathic doctor, iridologist , Ayurveda doctor, and Chinese medicine doctor all of these can help.
The immune system is strengthened by holistic treatments & practices like yoga, meditation, massage, IET (Intergrated Energy Therapy), BodyTalk, Reflexology, Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Quantum Touch, Ayurvedic therapies, aromatherapy, and etc. There are so many wonderful modalities available for you. A great resource is the PrairieWellnessRetreat.com. Many practitioners, facilitators, retreats, retreat hosts, organic foods, products are listed there.
Here is Bridget Shaw's Step Four tip:
STEP FOUR - Encourage Boosting the Immune System
Step Three - HELP THEM CLEAN OUT THE FOOD CUPBOARDS
We have all heard the saying "You are what you eat". We certainly have been reminded of this past Thanks Giving Weekend! How many of you ate too much and felt like you could crawl into a corner and sleep the rest of the night.
For some of us our food choices are already wholesome, organic and we've already taken the steps to be mindful and conscientious of what goes into our bodies...but we all have that occasional chocolate, chips, crackers, sugar, coffee indulgence. If we "treat" ourselves to these foods once or twice a week, it probably won't kill us, but if we treat ourselves a couple times a day...the negative effects will take place over time.
We also need to be aware that what we absorb through the skin is just as important as what we put in our mouths. Our skin is the largest organ we have and you should NEVER put anything on it that you would not put in your mouth.
Here is what Bridget Shaw writes on her Step Three:
STEP THREE - HELP THEM CLEAN OUT THE FOOD CUPBOARDS
Step Two - Change the Negative to Positive in Everything They Do!
Have you every listen to the voice in your head that speaks to you? It's mind boggling how negative it can really be. Becoming aware of the negative voice and changing it takes practice, but all so doable.
Bridget Shaw also suggests in step two it's a good idea to have a Mantra. There are different types of Mantras and my good friend and business partner Marilyn Pierce shared with me one that Grail Springs in Bancroft, ON uses. It's a series of movements that open your chakras and lets in love as well as releases it.
It's absolutely stunning to witness it, but even more so to actually do it is life changing. It always amazes me that when I do this Mantra it humbles me and makes me cry every time...Amazing!
Step Two - Change the Negative to Positive in Everything They Do!
On my last trip down to the Dolmage House Bed & Breakfast and Anna's Soul Spa in Souris, MB, I happen to stop in Brandon at my favorite gift store and cafe; The Lady of the Lake. I'd met Bridget Shaw (owner) a few years ago, here at the Calder House B&B where she stayed with her family while in La Broquerie for a family wedding.
Bridget and I connected, two kindred spirits who both knew the secret - you can heal yourself.
While at the store I noticed a handout entitled "Ten Steps To Help A Friend On A Healing Journey" written by Bridget Shaw accompanied by a DVD entitled "The Healing of Heather Garden". I was aware of Heather's story, for Bridget had shared it with me when we'd met. I picked up the handout and placed it with my purchases.
The handout explains how you can help a friend on a healing journey. Bridget simplifies it in 10 steps and she nailed them all. Great job Bridget!
Holistic healing practitioners BELIEVE you can heal yourself. But when you are the spouse, relative, sibling, or friend of the person with the "dis-ease", you don't know where to begin to help them.
Over the next couple of weeks I'll be sharing Shaw's beautiful words of wisdom and her simple 10 Steps.
Don't miss out and be inspired to help your friend or yourself. You Can Heal Yourself!
I helped a friend on her healing journey from a wheelchair to a vibrant life. I believe that if you want something badly enough you can work towards it little by little and it will happen. The doctors told her that her disease was incurable and she would be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. She wanted to be able to run with her son.
She's cute, friendly, funny and incredibly intelligent! She knows a lot about everything and anything. You could call her a social media guru of sorts. She can take you on a tour through Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and her own blog. In fact she's probably blogging as we speak.
Who is she, well her name is Robyn of course from BC. What is she doing? Well she is traveling all over our province to EXPERIENCE it! Robyn has been to Riding Mountain, Gimili, Hecla, Whiteshell, Steinbach, Churchill and Winnipeg (only to name a few) experiencing anything from Ukrainian bread, dog sledding, to Rain drop Therapy.
It takes an outsider (Robyn from BC) to express in writing through social media what a diverse, beautiful, delicious, exciting province we have. I'm serious, have you ever really looked around you to appreciate the beauty that surrounds you in the incredible province we have called Manitoba.
Robyn has been on the road since early July EXPERIENCING our "friendly Manitoba" and having an absolute blast. She's taken several hundreds of photos and hoping to share all the good ones with our province through Travel MB.
Take the time to see our surroundings through the eyes of an outsider. Follow Robyn and her stories with Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and blog. You might surprise yourself and learn to be proud of what our wondrous province we call home has to offer.
Recently, I was forwarded an inspiring email that a fellow Art of Living member wrote. The message was to the point and really made me think. The gentlemen who wrote this message is in his early 20's. Oh! do we have something to learn from the young.
It is my hope you take his message seriously or at the very least take the time to read it.
Humans need to start evolving their consciousness. Every passing day humans remain oblivious to what is actually going on in our world, and if we refuse to awaken to our soul potential, and choose to remain in this low level of awareness, the consequences could be devastating.. for all of humanity and life on this planet.
For the past 4 years Simone, Carole and Walter have been bringing you a unique experience of doing yoga in a very unique, peaceful setting. The Calder House allows yoga and nature to come together. You will here bird songs, leaves rustling in the wind, chimes, and water trickling in the background. A beautiful experience awaits to open and liven up all of your senses.
Discover as you breathe and practice, with stretches, postures and meditation; becoming present and turning within...and then bring this awareness to the appreciation of chocolate or fruit or wine. Savour the textures, colours, tastes, and bouquets, while gaining a new appreciation for the moment and for life!
Join Simone Morin, from Earth and Spirit (yoga instructor), Walter Andrejowich (appreciation facilitator), and Carole Tetreault, (host/owner of the Calder House Bed and Breakfast), for an evening of yoga and appreciation.
Weather permitting this series will be done outside!
This workshop series can be purchased together or individually. Registration is easy! Click here and enter your info and choose the Yoga Workshop under the "Spa Services" or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday, August 21st – we will savour some bio-dynamic wine with fruit & chocolate
6:30 – 9:00 pm Cost $50
I recently hurt my back by pretending I was a carpenter for the day. I was in the midst of removing 100 year old floor boards from our attic. The injury was caused by being bent at a 180 angle for several hours. You see I'm not 20 years old anymore. Not that I'm old, but when your muscles are not used to doing something, well you get the gist. My pain was very real and I could hardly walk.
I had no time to be out of commission, for I had a jammed packed 4 days. I was heading off to Brandon for a Bed and Breakfast of Manitoba conference, then the following day was setting up a display booth at the Mind, Body Spirit show in Winnipeg, and then off to Whitemouth to the Moon Gate Bed and Breakfast for a reflexology class. So you could imagine my panic, when the thought occurred to me that I might actually have to cancel all events.
Lucky for me the moment my back went out my carpenter who I was trying to assist is also a reflexologist and knows lots about acupuncture. So he got to work on me right away.
As you would have it, the second night of my injury my Reiki students were coming over for Reiki Share. This is an evening we get together and each take a turn in receive healing. We then share our experiences as the receiver and the healer. But this particular night was a special one, for I got to receive healing through my students. Simultaneously, all four of them used different methods of therapy from Raindrop therapy, to massage to Reiki. Those girls worked on me for 2 hours. It was truly an incredible feeling to have four sets of hands on you at one time. I literally felt like I was being massaged by an octopus.
The next day...I could stand up straight and walk with ease. 80% of the pain was gone.
The third day I was on my way to Souris, before my conference in Brandon. I wasn't out of the woods yet when it came to discomfort and pain. Circumstances surrounded me with more holistic healers at the Dolmage House Bed & Breakfast and Anna's Soul Spa. Once again I found myself on the massage table being worked on by 3 wonderful women. Next day....much better.
The fourth day I managed to get to Winnipeg and set up for the Mind, Body, Spirit show. Guess what? All the exhibitors are holistic healers. So I set myself up for a 20 minute treatment with Cecile offering Quantum Wave therapy. Cecile worked on my lower and upper back where all the pain was stored. By the end of the day, surrounded by a high energy vibrations, my pain was gone.
The fifth day once again, I 'm in the company of more holistic healers at my reflexology class at Moon Gate Bed and Breakfast. After a few practice reflexology treatments...my back pain...what back pain?
I took no drugs, I worked with my body, I acknowledge the messages it was giving me and I surrounded myself with holistic practitioners. Within 5 days the acute injury was healed.
It is amazing what our bodies are capable of!
It is with the deepest gratitude that I express a warm felt THANK YOU to all my "EARTH ANGELS". You know who you are (Carley, Michelle, Lise, Raylene, Marilyn, Jenny, Glenys, Cecile, Louise, Darlene and Michel). Thank you for allowing me to receive, thank you for bringing me the beautiful loving energy of Reiki, thank you for being a part of my HEALING journey!
The time has come to have our last Home Routes concert of the season.
The Honey Dew Drops will be performing on their Manitoba tour on April 9th, 2013.
Hailing from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, VA, the Honey Dewdrops are Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish.
Together, they write songs, sing harmonies; play guitar, mandolin, and banjo; have toured the country for the past 4 years and appeared
on A Prairie Home Companion; gained Folk Radio notoriety with a #1 album and have shared the stage with musical greats such as Carolina Chocolate Drops, Mary Gauthier, and Matt Flinner Trio. The Honey Dewdrops have been making music together since they met in 2003. With two guitars and a shared love of the Beatles, Bill Monroe, Neil Young and Mike Seeger, they began singing their favorite songs together in college with the most pared-down sound. Almost 9 years later, that sound and the songwriting of the Honey Dewdrops has evolved and begun to dig deeper, with new instrumentation and taking influence from American traditional music as well as modern songwriters like Darrell Scott, Iris Dement, Mary Gauthier and David Francey. “We’re inspired by songs that are rooted in the experience and lives of people and songs we can all see ourselves in. We try to write and perform in that spirit,” says Laura. During their 4 years of touring and traveling and playing for audiences across the country, Laura and Kagey have drawn inspiration from the people they meet and places they stay. “Traveling has taken us to communities all over and we meet people at the shows, in restaurants, standing in line at the post office or drug store. Everyone we meet has a story they share and that is inspiring to us,” says Kagey.
What: HomeRoutes Concert Series
Time: 7:30 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.
Where: Calder House B&B
RSVP your seat
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!