Sunday, October 29, 2006

CAT Shiatsu


Vital Balance Bodyworks Therapists: Glenda (on Lady) and Jennifer (on Rip Zone)

Saturday afternoon was really beautiful. So we got on the white "girls" (no prejudice here, they really are white!!!) and enjoyed the rare nice weather this time of year. Experienced riders will tell you how nice the fluid motion of the horse feels on your back and pelvis. It LIMBERS you up!!!
Can't really put into words what a horse ride does for my mind!!! GOOD things!!

Friday, October 27, 2006


Women (men generally have no problem) are infamous for holding their bladders. Some more than others. HOWEVER in the past bit I have really noticed a consistant Bladder/Kidney issue in the office. Can be partially the season change and humidity BUT I have a strong suspicion it is probably this:
HOLDING THE BLADDER....the "feeling" is transferred to the brain, if you don't act on it, the bladder remains full, with the kidneys still doing their job and the signal has been ignored...Even though the signal "thinks" it's job is completed. HOWEVER the bladder becomes VERY stressed (not to mention overflowed) as well as the Kidneys because of the back log. And then, everything else is effected b/c of the toxicity.....MY POINT!?!?!?!
IF YOU HAVE TO GO......GO, everyone understands, trust me!!!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Beautiful British Columbia

Salmon Run in BC
I hope Mom will forgive me for stealing her shot and posting this gorgeous picture. It is incredible that these fish swim upstream for miles and miles to lay their eggs and then die!!! Nature is so loyal and dilligent to their systems and instinct....why are WE so complicated as humans???....oh I know, we have a soul. When we get our emotional, physical and spiritual beings all crossed up, then it is complicated. To be balanced as a salmon fish...maybe just last a little longer.
(this is why you didn't see Glenda in the office this week...JUST MOI!!!:)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Bananas in Cocunut Milk

Sorry this is an example of a Thai dish...not the recipe below.
This is really yummy. The Thai use a lot of cocunut and bananas in their desert cuisine.
4 large organic bananas
1 1/2 cups of cocunut milk
2 tbsp. organic wildflower honey
pinch of sea salt
1 tbsp. chopped fresh mint
2 tbsp. cooked mung beans
1. peel the bananas and cut them into short chunks. place in a large pan with the coc. milk, honey and salt.
2. heat the mixture gently until boiling and simmer for 1 minute. remove from the heat.
3. stir in the mint and spoon into a serving dish.
4. place the mung beans in a heavy-based pan and place over high heat until crisp and golden, shaking the pan occassionally. remove and crush lightly.
5. sprinkle the toasted beans over the bananas and serve warm or cold.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Your Therapists's Auras

It's not too often you have the privilage of seeing an image of your Therapist's Aura. What are they really like!?!? Well both Glenda and myself came back with very "balanced" reports....weird healing gifts came up on both of out reports, the guy that performed our session was curious why we were so balanced, we gave him our card, hee hee. It just proves once again the miracle of universal energy working in harmony!!! :) We apologize about the quality of the images. There expertise is not quite in photography. But really this wasn't our intention of recieving a lovely self-portrait:) In this prospective anyway.
Bart has a website about some of the Aura readings.
Check it out:
I'll mention as well that not only do you recieve this image when you have this done, you actually have an entire image of ALL of your chakras, full body. Didn't scan those ones. This will give you an idea.
It's a good assesment tool to guage where you are at. Like anything, you take what you want out of it, some things you leave. For us, a lot of it was things we already knew...thanks be to Quantum Touch® and other energy therapies we have the privialge of working with!!! may have guessed this is what we came across at the Health Expo. I also got my hands on some very nice SAGE. Definately an enjoyable herb.
Will post another time some of the other "things" we be continued some other time......
ta da...jh

Thursday, October 12, 2006


I must share a shade of humour, a friend of my brother's came over today and for the last 2 weeks or so I have been drying a few herbs that I have managed to grow in my gardens. He got a devilish grin on his face and asked me, "How was your harvest???" You will see that this mere frame of herbs was all he could see....very faint yields, we'll be starving this winter.
Anyways, some of you that have frequented our office will know I encourage the use of Parsley in your diet. For many is a soothing herb to the kidneys, and a gentle one at that!!!
A few of the main qualities are as follows:
Inhibits tumour-cell growth and is good for anemic conditions. Can stimulate the uterine muscle and has estrogenic properties. Provides carminative (inducing the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines), digestive tonic, diuretic and antispasmodic effects.
I personally am very fond of parsley and enjoy it very much.
Well, my Mother, partner (in crime..hee hee) are headed to Regina, SK tomorrow for a Health Expo. MMMmmmm wonder what neat thing we shall find there???
We'll keep you posted.

Friday, October 06, 2006


It seems appropriate after the little blurb on Yoga to share this with you. Lake Louise is quite the world class "shack." Now they take you up in a helicoptor to a mountain peak to do am hour Yoga session and Meditation. And if you can't relax in the heights of the mountains for a wonderful retreat practising your "downward dog"...maybe try your back yard first!?!?!?.
Check it out....there's not a WHOLE lot of info out on it yet, but check this link out anyway.
Maybe if we stay this steady in the office we could go and check it out.....just so we could BLOG the experience!?!?
(I really do believe there are more practical ways of connecting with your inner self, but I still had to post my curiousity:)

Thursday, October 05, 2006


"Yoga allows us to live as we would want to, usefully, lovingly and interestingly." -Swami Pragyamurti, a Satyananda Yoga Monk

Benefits of Yoga:

  • realigns the body, strengthening bones and joints, tones and lengthens muscles
  • builds self-esteem and self-acceptence
  • detoxifies the system, purifying the internal system
  • builds strength, flexibility and stamina
  • increases blood circulation, which improves respiration and raises energy and vitality
  • calms the mind and soothes the emotions, removing anxiety
  • brings focus and clarity
  • massages the internal organs, thus improving bodily functions

-Liz Lark

Yoga has become increasingly more popular in North America, as many other alternative modalities as well. It is encouraging to see our Nation taking more responsibilty for their own health. This is an improvement, as long as the stop b4 Yoga class IS NOT at Mcdonalds.

(No offense Mcdonalds, "Super Size Me" kind of remains on my mind)


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Our new look!!!

We decided our cards need a make over....VOILA. I motivated my Kidney Chi and put this together and our wonderful printers at Copies Xpress are responsible from here.