Category Archives: Wellness

How Important is it to Become an Organ Donor? Read 8 year old Evannes’ story!

Evanne poses with her mom Tamara in May of 2012
Evanne poses with her mom Tamara in May of 2012

In my life there is a very special spirit that captures the hearts of everyone she meets, with her love of life, her wonderful imagination and storytelling…my granddaughter. It is her spirit and courage that inspires me daily.

You see, an abnormality was found on my daughter’s routine 20 week ultrasound. An abnormality that would eventually lead the doctors to tell us that the fetus would not survive. But she defied them and not only survived but thrived. Much to the specialists surprise and joy. Her first month of life was on lights, beeps, iv’s, tubes, tests. Evanne received a heart transplant at 5 weeks of age. Now while we knew a transplant was not a cure – it exchanges one set of problems for another , we were so grateful for that chance. Continue reading

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How I Woke Up with Yoga

Lisa DumasHow I Woke Up with Yoga

Written by local Yoga Instructor Lisa Dumas

It wasn’t part of the plan. I had left my career as a radio broadcaster to raise my young daughter and support my husband as he focused on his own flourishing radio career in a brand new city. My little family of three had accepted the adventure to move off to San Diego, leaving our loved ones behind in Canada. Life had offered me a beautiful new city to explore and the opportunity to spend time with my daughter. I never could have imagined that soon I would shift my entire way of thinking and become a teacher of yoga. Continue reading

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Ever wonder why roses are given on Valentines Day?

Rose oilThe most exclusive of all oils, Rose Oil, heralded for its emotional and psychological benefits. It is a natural anti-depressant and aphrodisiac. No wonder the rose is the choice of valentines! 70% of the world’s Rose Oil is produced in Bulgaria. Harvesting of the flowers is done by hand in the morning before the sun rises and the oil must be distilled the same day. A very fragile caring process very fitting to the purpose it was made ~ to look after our hearts. Interestingly it takes 60,000 roses to produce 1 ounce of Rose Oil. Happy Valentine’s Day

by Audrey Cranston

The Oil Factory

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Contact: audreycranston@gmail.com

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Life in Balance

balance, harmony and idyll are in you own handsBalance–it’s a term that seems to imply psychological, physical, spiritual health. It’s something we can strive for but not something we can easily accomplish or achieve. But we keep trying, partly because our North American culture has convinced us that we need to achieve, and partly because balance is often an elusive goal. Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Flu Season Get You Down

Young man coughing

With flu season in full swing, there are many things you can do naturopathically to protect yourself from being one of the casualties. After all, prevention is the best cure. The basics always apply, so remember to cover your mouth and nose when coughing, wash hands regularly and avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose. But if your immune system is compromised, the avoidance strategy is most likely not enough. You need to begin boosting your immune system, and now is the perfect time to start. Continue reading

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