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Sacredness Of Giving & Receiving

Posted by on Dec 9, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Lifestyles, Metaphysics & Complementary Healing | 0 comments

Sacredness Of Giving & Receiving

It is at this time of year that many heated discussions arise on the touchy subject of gift giving, gift receiving and the materialism of the season. Have you had these conversations? Which side are you on – the side which says gifts can be a fun and meaningful way of expressing your friendship, love or appreciation for someone, or the side which sees only the commercialism and materialism in giving and receiving gifts at this time of year? This is a subject dear and close to my heart, mainly because I love giving gifts. And truth be told, I love receiving them as well. I grew up in a...

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Be Santa to a Senior in Victoria

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

Be Santa to a Senior in Victoria

This is the time of year when many of us are busy attending holiday parties. But not everyone is so fortunate. Many of our elderly find December a lonely, isolating month. That’s why becoming Santa for a Senior can make a huge difference. Nancy Hum was looking over a small Christmas tree at Heart Pharmacy IDA Shelbourne earlier this week. The tree was decorated with paper ornaments, on which are written the name of a senior and a gift they are hoping to receive for Christmas. Hum then spied an ornament which lists “socks and slippers” and removed it from the tree. That means...

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A question from mother

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, Food, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

A question from mother

 Why do I still need to eat healthy? When you have an elderly parent, encouraging healthy eating may seem a bit condescending. After all, she is over 85 years old, and must have been doing something right all this time? Why shouldn’t she just eat what she wants, or skip a meal when not feeling hungry? In fact, elderly seniors need more nutrients at a time that they need less calories. So, every bite counts. Proteins are important to maintain lean muscles to keep your strength, balance, and ability to walk. Losing lean muscle mass increases risk for a fall. The current recommendation for...

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Animals cannot say what hurts

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Metaphysics & Complementary Healing | 2 comments

Animals cannot say what hurts

 One of my visions is that every zoo would have a Reconnective Healing® practitioner employed. Somebody who gives perhaps every three months a session before something serious shows up. Animals cannot say when they do not feel right, have a headache, pain in the chest or the back. A lot of suffering could be prevented … and also the stress of being in captivity could be reduced and they animals would be happier. The sessions I gave at the SPCA showed me that animals respond much faster to the Reconnective Healing® frequencies.  It is a very different healing modality than all the energy...

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The Magic of Gabriola

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Lifestyles | 0 comments

The Magic of Gabriola

Roger Christie’s cat loves her Gabriola home – O, yes she does.  And, many a story circulates the neighbourhood.  Her prow, and her complete abandon to anything but pure, unadulterated relaxation.  I interviewed Roger Christie, or to be more accurate, Roger gave me his preamble not knowing I would ask for the opportunity as it presented itself.  With Roger’s permission, I offer the love of living on Gabriola, humans and animals, pets and the odd pest.  It is why a smattering of about 4,500 persons have chosen Gabriola as their home.  Most have arrived from places far the...

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Mammograms Are Not Foolproof

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness | 4 comments

Mammograms Are Not Foolproof

The issues surrounding the misdiagnosis of women who have dense breasts when they have mammograms are alarming. The false sense of security most women have is tragic and life threatening because they are not informed of the fact that they have dense breast tissue by various organisations that control mammograms. Women in B.C. have a right to know the implications and vagaries in the way our mammograms are read and interpreted, they are playing with our lives. Delayed diagnosis can kill. To bring this problem into to focus for Island women, the article below is written by an Island woman who...

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Aging.

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Lifestyles | 1 comment

Aging.

     Aging is one of the most thought about topics in the world. Every nation has proud centurions, usually quite willing to give their own personal hints on how they managed to live so long. Whisky and cigars have even been credited on occasion. That they survived at all has got to be a fluke of nature, still we sometimes see them on TV, wrinkled-up, but still smoking. These are the exceptional. Most of us go into a slow decline, fighting all the way with exercise, meds. and diet, trying to last as long as possible, hoping desperately our brain cells will hold up.     Asking a little...

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The countdown to Christmas is here!

Posted by on Nov 19, 2017 in Art, Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

The countdown to Christmas is here!

Some of us count down in days, others in weeks, and those with big shopping lists – in pay periods! One of the most fun ways to countdown to Christmas is with an advent calendar. I decided to add a new twist to an old tradition. In this article, I will show you how to make beautiful ‘advent’ boxes. These boxes also make perfect gift boxes for those ‘great things that come in small packages’ or, fill with chocolates for a wonderful hostess gift. In our home, we number these boxes and hang them on a garland, but feel free to hang them right in your tree or anywhere else that needs a...

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Important Mortgage Changes.

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, Finance, General | 0 comments

Important Mortgage Changes.

Purchase or refinance now before rules change in January If you’re looking to buy and will have more than 20 percent down, or if you are considering refinancing, then you might want to do so before January 1, 2018. Why? On October 17, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released new guidelines for residential mortgage underwriting at all federally regulated financial institutions. Beginning January 1, 2018, a new ‘stress test’ will be applied to all new conventional mortgages – and not just those mortgages that require mortgage insurance...

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An Emotional Video With a Twist

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

An Emotional Video With a Twist

Roy went to a Seniors Health Show in Nanaimo last week and was very enthusiastic about a project he had come across there. It involved a chair that a man, Jon Pimlott, had designed to enable a lady with mobility issues to access the beach in Parksville. The next day Roy had created an article to be posted on Seniors 101’s “Island Voices” page. The article included photos and a video. When I watched the video I was reduced to tears. To watch the sheer joy experience by this lady as she felt the sand beneath her toes was so emotional but this paled for me when I realised that...

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Preserving the Harvest

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, Food, Gardening, General | 0 comments

Preserving the Harvest

There’s a resurgence in preserving foods right now and there are many ways of doing this. It ranges from basic storage for winter squash and root crops such as onions and potatoes, to freezing, canning, dehydrating, pickling and fermenting. I often take an ingredient and put it by using several techniques; for example I dehydrate plums for compotes and snacking, and make plum jam, as well as freezing them for winter desserts.   The freezer presents the least time consuming method of food preservation. Food rotation is important, because the maximum storage time for quality frozen fruit...

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What’s the Best Time to Eat?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, Food, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

What’s the Best Time to Eat?

Eating healthfully involves more than what you choose to eat. It also includes when you choose to eat. Because even if you choose the right things, eating them at the wrong time can set you up for cravings that will drive you to eat things you will be upset at yourself for eating. Determining when to eat doesn’t involve memorizing times on the clock that are universal rules for everyone. In other words, there is no “best time” to eat. Here’s how to create a plan to eat at the right times that’s unique to you. Eat Within 1 Hour Of Waking Up  While I don’t agree that breakfast is...

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She opened the lid, peered inside.

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Art, Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General | 3 comments

She opened the lid, peered inside.

“Where did you find this, Lydia?” I asked.  “It was in the garden. I was digging a hole for the new lilac bush, over by the kitchen      fence, when I hit something hard with the shovel. I thought it was a rock and tried to pry it out but then when I cleared some more dirt off it, I saw it was a box.” “Well, it’s been there an awful long time then, because we’ve lived here for twelve years now.” Lydia cleaned the box some more and saw there was tiny padlock still in place. “I don’t want to damage anything, how can I get that...

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Abortion pill not covered

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, Gardening, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

Abortion pill not covered

Women are choosing unnecessary surgical abortions because the province doesn’t cover the abortion pill, the executive director of the Vancouver Island Women’s Clinic says. Dawn Fowler said the $350 price tag on Mifepristone, also known as the abortion pill, means some women who want to terminate unwanted pregnancies at the clinic opt for surgery because it’s covered by the province. “Women who want to terminate a pregnancy are being forced to put price in as a factor,” Fowler said. Canada approved Mifepristone, which has been available in other countries for 25 years, in 2015. It...

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We have a new puppy!!!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in Animal Health, Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

We have a new puppy!!!

Meet Shay.   Dr. Louise Janes D.V.M. & Dr. Jeff Grognet D.V.M. Mid-Isle Veterinary Hospital 5-161 Fern Road West Qualicum Beach, BC Tel (250) 752-896  Mid-Isle Veterinary...

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A B.C. case study

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

A B.C. case study

Mi–Jung Lee is an investigative journalist and has worked for CTV News in Vancouver for 18 years. She anchors CTV News at Noon and at Five. Mi-Jung graciously spoke with us about her cancer diagnosis, what she learned about breast density and her efforts to raise awareness. When did you start having mammograms? In British Columbia, it used to be recommended that women start getting mammograms at age 40. They have since changed that to every 2 years starting at age 50, but I started at 40 and got mammograms regularly. I was conscientious about that. Please tell us about your diagnosis....

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