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Linda Warwick EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Bridging the gap between alternative and conventional practices

art of giving Giving to others for ourselves

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The power of relationships

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HOLISTIC LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

Fall 2012 6 Linda Warwick

by Jennifer Worley Bridging the gap between alternative and conventional practices

11 Emotional Eating by Kirstin (Kiki) Rozema

How to break the cycle

12 Synergy Favourites Products

15 Rainbow Rissoto

by Tracy Persson

On the cover

Linda Warwick Bridging the gap between alternative and conventional practices

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Giving to others for ourselves

Partnering with Nature for Sustainability The power of relationships

by Tanis McRae

Giving to others for ourselves

17 Finding Training in the Land of Woo

by Jennifer Worley

Art of Giving!

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How to find the right course for you

21 Partnering with Nature for Sustainability

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The power of relationships

24 Synergy Bookshelf

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HOLISTIC LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

Fall 2012

Publisher: Linda Warwick Editorial & Design Senior Editor: Susan Fitzgerald Copy Editor: Carolyn Bateman Art Director: Nancy Seiz Journalist: Jennifer Worley Photography: Popik Photography Business Development Southern Alberta: Sherry Heyliger Northern Alberta: Rhonda Reichert

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Editorial ◗

It's all in the details D

uring the 2012 London Olympics this summer, I read an interesting behind-the-scenes story about the team of people it took to manage the torch relay as it moved from city to city across England. The story, posted on the 2012 London Olympics website, related the following statistics: During the relay 26,640 hotel beds were booked in various cities. Luggage was loaded and unloaded a total of 31,680 times—that adds up to 475,200 kilograms of bags hauled off the trucks and into the hotels. Participants and staff ate 12,180 lunches, including 5,400 bananas. Some people might be bored by the statistics, but they fascinate me. That’s how my brain works. Similar behind-the-scenes logistics, although on a smaller scale, are needed in the magazine world, as multiple departments work to produce 32 pages of reading pleasure. When you break it down, each tiny detail is an important step in achieving the end result. Sometimes in life, all the little details don’t line up exactly as we have planned. When this happens, I revert to my catch phrase, “Everything happens for a reason.” This Fall 2012 issue is one of those times, and I will reflect on the turn

of events with deep gratitude for years to come. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the subject for the feature story for our Southern Alberta edition had to cancel only days before we went to press. I had intended to put myself on the cover at some point, but had no idea it would be this soon. With the encouragement of friends, family and colleagues, I am excited to experience Guided Synergy magazine from a different perspective: from within. Congratulations to the subject of our Northern Alberta feature, Leah Podollan. This busy entrepreneur and I have discovered just how difficult it is to portray the complexity of a woman’s life in 1,400 words or less. Enjoy the inspiring story of a woman with lots of heart and passion! We hope you embrace our Fall 2012 issue from beginning to end, finding it full of informative and interesting articles to help you live your best life. Namaste, Linda Warwick, Publisher As always, if you are interested in reading feature stories or articles from a different region, digital versions of the Northern Alberta and Southern Alberta editions are available online at http://issuu.com/guidedsynergy.

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I was very interested in Julia Khafizov’s article regarding food sensitivies. I recently had food intolerance testing done (Hemocode through Rexall Pharmacy) and was wondering what specific tests Kelly Stubbert received though Dr. Dube. Did she receive conventional allergy testing, or did the test involve a blood sample used for IgG reactions to certain foods? Any information on her testing would be greatly appreciated and may shed some light on my recent food sensitivities. Thank you, Lydia Chiasson, PhD

Dear Lydia, Thank you for your interest in Julia’s article, “Food Sensitivities” (Spring/Summer 2012). We passed your question along to Julia and wanted to share her response with you and our readers. Editor I have spoken to Kelly regarding your question. She had both tests done. The blood testing was done several years ago, but Kelly didn’t find it very useful because it wasn’t comprehensive enough. I have also recently learned that drug allergies do not show up on this test. Dr. Dube does conventional skin-reaction allergy testing, so he was able to test Kelly for a variety of food and other common allergens. A great number of my clients have had and benefitted from comprehensive allergy testing (a blood test) done by Meridian Labs. This test, however, is not covered by Alberta Health and costs about $250. I hope you find this information useful. Warm regards, Julia Khafizov If you have a question about any of our articles, please feel free to send them to us at editorial@guidedsynergy.ca

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Feature

Linda Warwick


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Bridging the gap between alternative and conventional practices

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Written by jennifer worley PhotoS by poPik Photography

hen Linda Warwick found herself unexpectedly at her husband’s hospital bedside this spring, uncertain of his condition, she was terrified. The emergency occurred just as her two oldest sons were moving into a place of their own, and she was unable to help them with the transition. A few days later she was in a car accident.

things in place to be kinder to the body, mind and soul, Ken has shed 50 pounds since his health scare.

It was a wake-up call for the busy Grande Prairie businesswoman, wife and mother— one she might not have answered before purchasing Guided Synergy magazine in 2009. The stories and people featured in the pages of her magazine—a publication devoted to the body, mind and spirit—have taught her many lessons about alternative medicine and, most importantly, the ability to be in control of her own health.

Warwick has slowed down her own train by reducing her work week to four days,

“The universe was sending me a message. I knew I needed to slow down and take care of myself,” says Warwick, 45, who is the mother of three sons, Sheldon, 23; Travis, 20; and Austin, 17, and who will celebrate her 25th wedding anniversary with her husband, Ken, in February 2013. “It’s really tough to slow down a locomotive that’s been speeding through life.”

“His health situation has taught me to be kind to my own body,” says Warwick, whose self-care practices include yoga, therapeutic massage, acupuncture and reflexology. “I truly feel that this magazine has given me a real sense of freedom with my own health.”

As the couple settled on the family grain and cattle farm near Oyen, Alberta, Warwick got her wish to discover green pastures, but she was still connected to her farming roots. They worked on the farm, started a pipeline construction business and had a family. Linda worked part-time as a financial administrator at the local school division. Her first introduction to energy healing was through Ken’s mother, who practiced reflexology and Reiki on the couple. “I remember thinking this was kind of

“The universe was sending me a message. I knew I needed to slow down and take care of myself,” moving her business out of her home to a dedicated office and hiring additional staff to help her. She’s learning to enjoy the quiet time in her life while Ken and the boys are away working in Tumbler Ridge, BC. Gardening is her passion, and when the family is home she loves nothing better than preparing a nutritious meal for them and going on long walks with Ken and the family dog, Patch.

Ken, 46, was diagnosed with diverticulosis, an inflammation and infection of the colon that was likely exacerbated by his busy career as the owner of a project management and consulting company serving the oil and gas and mining industries in Alberta and British Columbia. Days on the road lead to poor eating habits, weight gain and stress.

To say that owning a magazine is a dream come true for Warwick is an understatement. A self-confessed magazine junkie, she has been consuming the pages of lifestyle publications since she was a teenager growing up on a farm near Elrose, Saskatchewan. Summers sitting on a lawn mower, cutting acres and acres of grass, gave her plenty of time to reflect upon the world she would one day discover beyond her borders.

Although Warwick is truly grateful for a medical system that was able to diagnose and treat her husband’s condition, she and Ken have approached his recovery not through medicine, but rather through diet and lifestyle changes. As a result of putting

After graduating with a small class of twenty in 1985, Warwick headed to Medicine Hat College to study business administration. There she met Ken, the brother of a classmate. A 30-minute telephone introduction eventually led to nuptials in 1988.

cool, but I wasn’t sure that I really believed in it,” says Warwick. “Looking back, even though I didn’t fully understand the benefits at the time, I was open to it.” When their business fell on hard times, the Warwicks sold the company’s assets and moved to Pigeon Lake in the fall of 1996. They built a home on an acreage and had horses. The kids were growing up and Ken was striking out as a consultant for oil and gas, a job that took him away from home. Linda worked for the 4-H Foundation of Alberta in financial administration. Things were good but the couple was experiencing financial challenges not uncommon in today’s society. “Every step we made was towards improvement,” recalls Warwick. “We were digging ourselves out of debt from the past and building anew.” There was just one thing missing: Ken. His work away from home was difficult for Linda, so they decided to pull up roots and move to Grande Prairie in the fall of 2003. Continued on page 8 ➤ Fall 2012 l Guided Synergy 7


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recognized the need to put a face on the cover of her publication, and the Winter 2010 issue featured local health personality Sharon Dillabough, Grande Prairie business owner and holistic practitioner. The tradition has continued, with health practitioners and holistic business owners on every cover. Warwick also acknowledged that the magazine’s success depends on a team of professionals, and she continues to build on a strong foundation that includes a graphic designer, sales representatives, a web editor, a web developer, freelance photographers, journalists and editors. The growth and changes at Guided Synergy have not gone unnoticed by the practitioners and advertisers featured in the publication who have experienced increased business and greater acceptance of their specialties. “The people who have been involved in the magazine prior to my coming on board have said it is much easier and more acceptable to be in this industry now than it ever has been, and I absolutely feel that the magazine has contributed to that movement.”

Ken and Linda Warwick enjoying some quality time together at Bear Creek Park near their home in Grande Prairie, AB. They will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary February 2013. “There was opportunity in the north and it has been absolutely the best move,” says Warwick. “We’ve grown together. We’ve really grown as a couple. Our boys did very well in school. They were able to make some close friends and be more involved with sports.” Warwick continued to work in the financial and administrative field for oil and gas service companies, but reached a point where she was ready for a change. She needed more flexibility with her time, so she began doing some soul searching and research on homebased businesses. “It had to be flexible, I had to earn real money, I wanted to use my creative side and it needed to be something I could be passionate about,” says Warwick. “I really was diligent in trying to find something that fit for me. So when the magazine presented itself, it allowed me to do everything I was looking for.” Purchasing Guided Synergy in June 2009 was a natural extension to the marketing company Warwick established in 2007, Linken 8 www.guidedsynergy.ca

Marketing Services. Her skills in branding, marketing and creative design for business; financial administration; advertising; contract negotiations; human resource management and business development provided a solid foundation for running a magazine. She credits the professional coaching she and her husband received through the Living in Balance seminars in Kelowna for her recent successes in using her talents to juggle their multiple businesses. When Warwick’s first issue of Guided Synergy rolled off the press in the fall of 2009, she realized she had her work cut out for her. As she and her son Travis delivered the magazine to local stands, she recalls the eager anticipation of customers and staff to hold the most recent issue in their hands. “That’s when I knew I had some big shoes to fill,” says Warwick. “I wanted to honour what had come before me and take the magazine to the next level.” The newly minted publisher immediately

Warwick says the growth potential for Guided Synergy is vast and she has her sights set on new markets, including Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna—a goal she can achieve only with talented people to help her, people she says she is always on the hunt for. Her vision is a national magazine with regional coverage in each of its markets, making it a truly unique Canadian publication accessible to all readers. If Warwick has her way, the gap between alternative and conventional medicine will continue to narrow. It is her goal to help bridge that gap. “I think as more people become aware and open through education and information, maybe they’ll choose alternative practices first, instead of as a last resort,” she says. “That’s definitely one of the goals of the magazine, to be a part of that transition. It’s not about eliminating one to have the other—not at all. It’s about bridging the two to work collectively.” ✽ Jennifer Worley is a Calgary-based writer with more than twenty years in the media industry. She has written on a wide range of topics, including health and fitness, travel and fashion. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the Calgary Herald, the Calgary Sun and Flare magazine.


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t’s been a trying day for Sara. She missed her bus and had to endure a sarcastic comment about tardiness from her boss. Several times during the day, as a little escape from the mind-numbing project she was working on, she found herself in the staff kitchen, snacking on a co-worker’s leftover birthday cake. Annoyed with herself, she vowed to eat a low-calorie dinner. But she was so tired by the time she got home that she couldn’t face cooking and reached for a bag of chips instead. Sara is an emotional eater. Emotional eating is a complex issue because it is based on our feelings. We are constantly experiencing feelings, whether they be loneliness, anger, frustration, joy, shame, anxiety or so on. How our feelings affect our eating—or whether they do at all—is different for every person. For some of us, certain feelings and situations can activate the emotional eating cycle. Triggers can be as varied as the time of day, a comment from a friend or family member, hormones or an upsetting situation. Not all triggers are negative. We may eat to celebrate or to reward ourselves. And just as our feelings can trigger eating, what we eat can diffuse or increase anxiety and guilt. When our eating increases negative feelings, we can get caught up in a cycle we desperately want to avoid: the emotional eating cycle. Although both men and women can be emotional eaters, it’s no surprise that women are, in general, more prone to emotional eating than men are. Many women are so busy caring for others that they have no time or energy left to take care of themselves, leaving them especially vulnerable to stress. In Canada, women are also twice as likely as men to experience depression—another emotional eating trigger. In order to break out of the emotional eating cycle, we must become aware of two things: why we eat and what we eat. When you feel the need to eat, try to determine whether you are actually hungry or whether something is triggering

emotional eating. If it’s a trigger, can you identify what it is? Once you’ve figured out the feelings and situations that are likely to have you reaching for the chip bowl, try to reduce their frequency and their effect on you. Here are some tips to help you: • Have reasonable expectations of yourself, and don’t force yourself to live up to others’ unreasonable ones. • Take time out for yourself. When we are so busy taking care of others that we neglect ourselves, we are cheating everyone. Being completely worn out defeats the purpose of being there for others. • Explore your “why” or your purpose in life. When you’re faced with obstacles you don’t know how to overcome, having goals will help you keep moving, rather than sitting on the couch with a pizza. It will also motivate you to take care of yourself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. • Realize, and accept, that life often looks more like a squiggly line than a straight one. • Prepare a list of things other than eating that you can do when faced with a trigger. Distract yourself until the feeling passes.

Next, look at the foods you eat, especially when you encounter a trigger. Are they actually making the cycle worse? Carbohydrate-rich and sweet junk foods can help you feel better temporarily, but can cause cravings for more, eventually leading to mindless eating. If you’re craving carbs, healthy ones, such as those in whole grains and fruits and vegetables, are a much better choice. If you become a conscious eater, aware of what you’re eating and why, you will be more able to stop an episode of emotional eating before it turns into a cycle. Kirstin (Kiki) Rozema is a life coach specializing in emotional eating, confidence and self-esteem, and relationship building. As an emotional eater who is successfully living a healthy lifestyle, she uses her master’s in education to help others who want to help themselves.

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was told by my teacher and true yogi that in the quest to become enlightened and live “yoga,” your diet is as important as your yoga practice. She said that I should eat a sattvic diet (sattva means “purity” in Sanskrit). This is an organic diet rich in colour and free from all preservatives. Truthfully, this is not an easy feat in North America. But I try to stick as close as I possibly can to it and when I do, I feel amazing! Here is one of my favorite recipes. It is vegetarian and can be prepared vegan by leaving out the dairy. It is also gluten free.

Rainbow Risotto Adapted from The Chopra Center Cookbook by Deepak Chopra Serve 8 Ingredients 1 teaspoon plus 1 teaspoon ghee or olive oil 1½ cups leeks, shallots or onions, chopped 1 tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos or tamari 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried sage 2 cups arborio rice, rinsed and drained 6 cups hot vegetable stock 1 cup thinly sliced carrots 1 cup thinly sliced celery 1 cup zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, then into ¼-inch slices 1 cup cooked white beans or one 14-ounce can, drained and rinsed

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Art of Giving

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his world is filled with the most amazing givers—people who give their time, money and resources—and many others benefit from their largesse. But giving can eventually take a toll on givers, as they can become depleted when they give too much. Countless times I have heard a client say, “I give and give and give with no return! When is it my turn? I’m so tired of giving—I can’t do it anymore!”

every act of giving is a gift to the Self and we have achieved true giving. I am not doing it for you—I am doing it for me and am choosing to do it, so no reciprocal energy is required. It is my choice and my gift to myself. Now I can give without depleting the Self because the very act of giving fills and lifts the Self. And it brings me a feeling of satisfaction much more quickly than waiting for my gift to be reciprocated.

Why do we keep giving even after we feel depleted and When you give to a worthy empty? Doesn’t the word giving cause, don’t do it for them; imply no expected return? If we Written by do it for the feeling it gives are expecting a return, maybe tanis mcrae, you. In this way, you are not we should call what we’re doing intuitive healer acknowledging lack, but rather “loaning” or “exchanging.” How creating abundance. When you can we continue to serve others give to others, don’t see them as needing without feeling like we’re giving so much it; see them as simply receiving it, and the away? How can we balance our needs transaction is complete. True gratitude is with a desire to help others? How can present because you are grateful that you we contribute to the happiness of others

yourself, so that you are filling yourself up, creating for the Self by the Self. Be mindful that what you are doing is being done willingly, because you chose it. If you would like to share your adventures in completing this task, I would love to hear them. Tanis McRae, BEd, Intuitive Healer, is passionate about teaching people how to heal themselves. In addition to Tanis’ professional teaching background, she has numerous certifications including Reiki, spiritual psychology, facial reflexology, quantum touch and energy therapy. She is the owner of The Healing I in Grande Prairie, Alberta. You can contact Tanis at askahealer@guidedsynergy.ca.

You simply replace "I have to" with "I chose to." You give yourself the gift of choice. without losing ourselves in the process? These questions interest me, as I want to help my clients and myself with this conundrum. A client I was working with said those familiar and intriguing words: “I give and give. I am so exhausted, I have no more to give. What can I do?” Suddenly a beautiful response came to me. I am sure it’s not new, but it brought a lot of clarity to that moment. I simply asked “Why do you give?” I don’t recall his exact response, but it was along the lines of the usual answer: “Well, I want my family/partner/others to be happy and they need me, so I do what I can to help them.” In that moment I saw a truth, a definition of my idea of giving that has helped me (and I hope him) to find balance: “We do not give to others for others; we give for ourselves. The act of giving is a gift to the Self!” I feel better about me when I give to another. I feel helpful and purposeful, and I matter. I am making a difference! If we adopt this as our own truth, then 16 www.guidedsynergy.ca

had it to give, and the giving completes you, helping you to create how you feel rather than getting that feeling from someone else. When you do something because you want to rather than because you have to, then the doing brings you joy. You are creating your own happiness and abundance, and you are not dependent on the recipient’s reaction to determine how you feel. You have moved from reaction to creation, and that is the true essence of giving—to create joy, happiness and abundance! So how do you practice the art of giving? You simply replace “I have to” with “I choose to.” You give yourself the gift of choice. I will leave you with a task: for the period of one month I challenge you to choose what you give. For example, “I have to make supper” becomes “I choose to make supper because the health and happiness of my family is important to me.” This is done internally with the Self, being conscious of your decisions and choosing them for

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Finding Training in the Land of Woo How to find the right course for you U

Look to professional associations for information. They often have lists of trained practitioners and qualified schools, and some offer training programs of their own.

ntil several years ago, I consciously avoided what I now affectionately call the Land of Woo. Although I am compassionate and very open minded, I considered myself far too logical and realistic to fall prey to either religious dogma or that New Age nonsense. Then it happened. I experienced a sort of spiritual opening, which forever altered my consciousness and introduced me to a new, more energetic reality. I became aware that all was not really as it seemed, and I began to seek not only deeper answers to life’s mysteries, but also ways of integrating a newfound normal into my everyday life. This included my career, so I set out to find a way to integrate spirituality and transformation into my life’s work. For me, an interior designer, feng shui was the perfect fit, allowing me to add to my existing skills while serving others on a new level. After I had done a good deal of reading and self-training, it became apparent that I needed more formalized training, both for my own piece of mind and for my professional credibility. So I began to look for someone who could teach me what I wanted to know. I soon learned that finding high-quality training in the Land of Woo can be challenging.

• How long is the course? • How much will it cost, including any needed materials? • What makes the course unique? • Does your program offer ongoing support or advanced training?

Part of the difficulty in finding quality training in the Land of Woo is that the nontraditional helping professions are largely unregulated. There is little consistency in programs, and you can find certification and teacher-training programs ranging from weekend workshops to courses that take years to complete. As a practicing yogini for nearly 20 years, I have seen the yoga community respond to this problem through the founding of selfgovernment organizations such as the Yoga Alliance. Their trailblazing efforts to bring credibility to their industry has been a model for many holistic modalities. Mia Staysko is a certified feng shui practitioner and a feng shui teacher. She is a founding director of the Sacred Lotus School of Feng Shui and the education director for the International Feng Shui Guild.

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So how do you go about finding the right teacher, school or program for you? Here’s what I learned in my successful quest for the exact training I needed. First, talk to professionals in the modality that you want to learn. They may share their experiences in getting training, as well as in pursuing further professional support once the training phase is over. When you find a course or program that looks interesting, contact the trainer or program director personally before signing up. This gives you an opportunity to get a feel for who they are, whether they and their course will be a good fit for you and how much they will care about you. Ask a lot of questions, such as these: • How long have you been teaching this course? • Where did you train? • Are you a successful practitioner yourself? If so, how long have you been practicing?

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Permaculture, a term coined by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren by combining the words permanent and culture, refers to a system that utilizes the forces of nature to support human needs, including the need for food, natural medicine, shelter and warmth, power sources and even tools and clothing. Permaculture is just beginning to make waves in Alberta. In North America, many households are part of a vast grid of isolation, fed and supported by immense industrialization and consumption, where people are detached from the sources of the goods that meet their basic needs. Recently, however, we are beginning to see a transition in the way people view their place in the world and their relationship to nature. Although permaculture can be applied to virtually any aspect of living, this article provides a brief glimpse into how we can partner with nature in a sustainable way, focusing on the power of relationships between elements placed

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First, permaculture teaches us not only how to grow a wide array of food-bearing plants in a small area, but also how to do so sustainably. In fact, one long-term goal of such a system is to require less work than a conventional garden. When determining the most ecological design for a landscape such as a food forest, we look to nature for clues. Any true forest, for example, includes everything necessary for it to be self-perpetuating, without any human intervention. With permaculture we simply consider our own needs as well.

Taken further, the pond could be placed south of an ecologically designed food forest to reflect the sun, providing the system with more solar energy. Edible fish in the pond would provide both a source of food and protection against mosquito breeding. The droppings from the fish would fertilize aquatic plant species; those species could feed water fowl, and so on.

However, it is not merely about what is in the forest but also about how those pieces are placed in the landscape—their relationships to each other. Which plant species are closest to the water sources? How is the water captured and fed into the landscape? Which plants are able to grow beneath the canopy of the white spruce, and how might that spruce be supported by those plants? An important rule in designing a permacultural system is that each element performs numerous functions, and conversely, each function is met by more than one element. In other words, if we were to introduce a greenhouse to the landscape, we would have it do more than shelter the plants it encloses. Its roof could be used to capture water for plants in the garden, while the building might also be oriented to shelter tender shrubs from wind as well as to support a grape trellis. Likewise, we approach each function multilaterally. Using water catchment as an example, we already have the greenhouse capturing some water.There may also be a tool shed, or a driveway that could divert water in the direction of the garden. Additionally, we could use the roof of the home; build ponds, swales or dams; and mulch the growing areas to prevent evaporation. The key here is redundancy. Multiple relationships create a system of resilience, with very little human

Maintaining healthy soil in an ecological garden works in much the same way. Permaculture systems usually contain ample perennial species, which serve various soilbuilding functions. As in a natural forest, soil is built when organic debris, such as leaves and twigs, falls to the ground and decomposes. In addition, the roots of certain plants pull mineral nutrients from deep down and deposit them where other plants can access them. In an optimal system, there is no need to clear away this material in the spring, and only minimal weeding is done throughout the summer because this layer of mulch keeps the weeds down. So by allowing this relationship between the perennials and the soil to flourish naturally, we have saved ourselves several tasks: spring cleaning, weeding, mulching by hand, tilling, adding store-bought soil and extra watering. Sustainable? You bet! In a food-bearing landscape, forging relationships that serve many functions and having each function supported by numerous relationships produces a healthy system requiring less energy from the gardener or from petrochemical means. This web of connections is but one example of how permaculture creates a whole more powerful than the sum of its parts. Ted Bahr is a certified permaculturist and the founder of Prairie Sage Permaculture. He is an avid naturalist and consultant, specializing in workshops and landscape design in and around Calgary, Alberta. For more information on permaculture, visit www.prairiesagepermaculture.com. Fall 2012 l Guided Synergy 21


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MIRAGE HOLISTIC SPA For thousands of years, people have relied on the power of plants and scent to lift their moods, calm their minds and awaken their spirits. Restore your health at Mirage Holistic Spa. Located in the Holiday Inn – where it’s all about you! 9816 – 107 St. Grande Prairie, AB 780.513.0300 www.mirageholisticspa.ca THE L SPA & WELLNESS CENTRE Many of our treatments can be customized with pure essential oil blends taking your experience to the next level. Featuring Comfort Zone Aromasoul (Oriental, Mediterranean, Indian & Arabian)…a path to discover your ancient soul. 10612 – 99 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB 780.830.0302 www.lspa.ca

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DEBRA SILVERMAN, M.A. Debra’s specialty is blending astrology and psychotherapy to help clients understand their life lessons, unique purpose, strengths and challenges. Discover astrology with Debra where she will assist you in the continual pursuit of wisdom and integrity while honouring your spirit. Astrology classes in Canada and the US. Book Online! Astrology readings may be done by phone or via Skype! 303.665.0320 silvermansupport@gmail.com www.debrasilvermanastrology.com/ astrology-readings WHEELKEEPER Astrology Charts for self-awareness and empowerment: The Stars have a strong influence on you and your life. Birth charts outline your personality, strengths, weaknesses, challenges, talents, relationships, health, career, obstacles, opportunities and more. Transits are an update of the year to come. 30 years experience. 780.831.5223 wheelkeeper@hotmail.com www.wheelkeeper.com

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HOLISTIC HEALTH CALGARY/COCHRANE Healing takes place through energetic intervention. Biofeedback is diagnostic and therapeutic. It recognizes energy pattern disturbances and rebalances them with electromagnetic waveforms by stimulating the body’s own healing mechanisms. This is a gentle solution to reduce stress and support the body physically, emotionally and mentally. 403.463.1456 maryalema@shaw.ca www.holistichealthcalgary.com 28 www.guidedsynergy.ca

Premium directory listings appear in each issue of the MAGAZINE and in Guided Synergy’s ONLINE holistic directory! http://guidedsynergy.ca/holistic-andnatural-health-directory Cost per listing is $50/category OR $120/year per category, (three issues) and includes up to 50 words. Additional words are .85 cents each to a maximum of 85 words. A great value for any advertising budget! Book your spot today. Email us at directory@guidedsynergy.ca NIKI LUCAS Tired? Stressed? Depressed?...just not feeling well? A Complete Health Analysis and balancing of hormones, allergies, mental/emotional blocks, toxins/fungi/parasites, ADD/ADHD and much more. To book an appointment call Niki Lucas BFS; DIHom. #104, 9914 – 109 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB 780.296.5373 nikil@telus.net PEACE COUNTRY WELLNESS CENTRE Quantum biofeedback - Electrodes are placed on the foreheads, wrists and ankles. The device searches for 9000 energetic frequencies or stressors, balancing vitamins and minerals, allergies, hormones, toxins and emotional blocks. Sharon Dillabough. #201, 11117 - 100 St. Grande Prairie, AB 780.538.9833 www.peacecountrywellness.com SACRED ESSENCE See your Full body Aura Picture and Chakra Energy Analysis with our Biopulsar system. Immediate data on the vitality of 46 organs, glands and brain parameters. Instant and accurate biofeedback of your energetic health! Contact Leanne Van Wagner, Certified Biopulsar Analyst 780.882.2584 vanwag@gpwins.ca www.sacredessence.ca

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M.J. DOMET M.J. DOMET ‘Waves of Blue Light, Heal the Heart and Free The Soul’ is written by local author Marilyn Dometraschuk. In this bestselling release, she invites you to look into her heart and soul, empowering you to heal on your own. Visit the authors website to find out where to pick up your copy or order online at amazon.com or amazon. ca. Oracle cards based on the book are also now available through her website. 780.505.1349 expecttobeempowered@gmail.com www.expecttobeempowered.com MOOD MENDER Gifts for the Mind, Body and Soul. Crystals, Books, Tarot, Candles, Incense, Crystal and Brass Bowls, Fountains, and much, much more. 10024A - 100 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB 780.538.9950 OPENING THE SENSES OF THE SOUL Healing Into Wholeness With Nature’s Vibrational Medicine is a look at how we can empower and heal ourselves by looking to nature’s equilibrium . . . one chakra at a time! Order online! 63 Crowfoot Terrace NW, Calgary, AB 403.208.0812 www.sensesofthesoul.ca RABBIT HOLE Open late everyday, located in the heart of downtown Grande Prairie, the Rabbit Hole Bookstore features a wide selection of books of every kind. We also carry new and used Vinyl LP Records, Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga, Posters, T-shirts, Leather Journals, Toys, Games & Gifts. Come in and relax on our couches by the fireplace! 10020 - 100 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB 780.539.7999

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CANDACE MCKIM Private Chakra Therapy determines which chakras are out of balance, are re-balanced and provided with tools to maintain optimal health. Yoga Soul Centre, 9022B - 108th St. Grande Prairie, AB 780.814.9645 info@candacemckim.com www.candacemckim.com

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TAMMY & THE COUNCIL Speak directly with the angelic group The Council over the phone. Any question, any topic - their ability to explain all aspects of a situation provides clarity, understanding, and answers to any problem. Author, Spiritual Teacher, and Direct Channel Tammy conducts phone readings for clients throughout North America and Europe. Edmonton, AB 780.885.2517 contacttammy@gmail.com www.workwiththeangels.com

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MONICA HIRAI Colon hydrotherapy, cleanse, detoxify, rejuvenate. 17 years experience offered at Hirai Health Services. Gravity fed filtering system with ozone & oxygen. Prices on website. Address stubborn digestive, acne, psoriasis, and low energy issues. Also offered: Cranial Bodywork, nutritional counseling, auricular therapy & energetic testing to determine body priorities. Registered with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada. 403.276.5756 monica@hiraihealth.com www.hiraihealth.com

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SACRED ESSENCE What colours are your energy? Colour is a powerful tool. Learn various ways to use Colour to change your life and yourself! Workshops, Individual Therapy Sessions & Colour Personality Tests. Contact Leanne Van Wagner, Qualified Colour Energy Consultant 780.882.2584 vanwag@gpwins.ca www.sacredessence.ca

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GUIDED SYNERGY Our Peace Country Regional Holistic Directory has become a valuable and trusted resource for natural health & alternative medicine, fitness & yoga, spiritual inspiration, body, mind & soul. Contact us today and become part of the Guided Synergy community! 780.538.3150 directory@guidedsynergy.ca

PRISM ADVANCED LEARNING Ready Set Goals Workshops. Empowering people worldwide to live their dreams and passions. Sports teams, summer camps, youth groups, schools and corporations (ages 11-90). Visit us online for information and to register. Fort McMurray, AB 780.750.0350 www.prismadvancedlearning.com RAINDROP AND HOT ROCK MASSAGE CLASSES Learn for family or friends or to incorporate into your business. 1 and 2-Day workshops. Contact Sharon Dillabough at Peace Country Wellness Centre or visit our website. #201, 11117 - 100 St. Grande Prairie, AB 780.538.9833 www.peacecountrywellness.com SACRED ESSENCE Discover the power of healing energy with Quantum Touch, Aura/Chakra, Colour Energy, Reiki, Guided Meditations and Healing Circles. Release mental, physical, emotional and spiritual blocks that restrict your healing. Workshops and Individual sessions. Contact Leanne Van Wagner, Pain Relief Specialist 780.882.2584 vanwag@gpwins.ca www.sacredessence.ca THE GEMINI POTENTIAL On demand classes in Reiki, Deep Cellular Healing, Face Reading, Animal Spirit Guides, Chakras, Past Lives and The Empowerment Series. Introducing WAVES (Wisdom Awakening Vibrational Energy System) class. Find the class that empowers you by contacting Marilyn. Grande Prairie, AB 780.505.1349 expecttobeempowered@gmail.com www.expecttobeempowered.com THE GEMINI POTENTIAL Reiki/Crystal Reiki. A Reiki Master Teacher in 3 disciplines, Marilyn offers Usui, Karuna, or Komyo Reiki classes for adults (Levels 1-4) and Crystal Reiki classes for kids ages 6-12. Grande Prairie, AB 780.505.1349 expecttobeempowered@gmail.com www.expecttobeempowered.com YOGA & YOU Hatha Yoga, Gentle & Stress Reduction Yoga, Group & Personalized Yoga, Customized Classes for Seniors (one on one sessions) Find your confidence, your strength, and your flexibility. Laurie Marshall, ssyt, iyt.

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YOGA SOUL CENTRE Candace McKim offers an array of Yoga, Chakra and Healing workshops and retreats that are appealing and open to everyone. Yoga Soul Centre, 9022B 108 St. Grande Prairie, AB 780.814.9645 info@candacemckim.com www.candacemckim.com ENERGY MASSAGE This gentle yet effective therapy assists the body in healing through removing blockages in or those affecting the central nervous system. It is safe for all ages and a variety of conditions. Amy Koziel, Peace Country Wellness Centre. 780.832.6633

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DHARMA IN MOTION & THE 5RHYTHMS In this weekly 5Rhythms class we will learn to move through the rhythms of flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness. This practice helps us balance the mind, body and emotions. We will use eclectic music and various movement exercises to release tension and unlock physical creativity. We offer various classes and workshop themes that will open your mind and bring you into your body. Calgary, AB 403.984.2567 evangelosd@gmail.com dharmainmotion.com

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MIRAGE HOLISTIC SPA Our seaweed baths, steam baths and marine body treatments detoxify and exfoliate your body for enhanced health. Located in the Holiday Inn – where it’s all about you! 9816 - 107 St. Grande Prairie, AB 780.513.0300 www.mirageholisticspa.ca PEACE COUNTRY WELLNESS CENTRE Far Infrared Sauna offers deep heat therapy, detoxifies, improves circulation, boosts immune system, burns 600-900 calories in 30 min., increases metabolism, removes cellulite, reduces stress, and lowers blood pressure. Contact: Sharon Dillabough. #201, 11117 - 100 St. Grande Prairie, AB 780.538.9833 www.peacecountrywellness.com THE L SPA & WELLNESS CENTRE On our new Vibra Pro 5500 you can shake your way to a healthier you OR enjoy our 5 person Far Infrared Sauna (benefits: improve your immune system while relaxing, stress relief, healthier skin, weight loss, pain relief & heart health). Members enjoy complimentary benefits. 10612 – 99 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB 780.830.0302 www.lspa.ca

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HOLISTIC HEALTH CALGARY/COCHRANE Psychosomatic Energetics identifies and homeopathically treats unresolved emotional conflicts, which affect your entire well-being. Studies show a success rate of 86% for chronic patients! Solutions, another holistic modality, addresses repeating negative life patterns, identifies cause and resolves the energetic imprinting. Book your session today! 403.463.1456 maryalema@shaw.ca www.holistichealthcalgary.com

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ANGELIC HOLISTIC HEALING Natural Health Practitioner/Reiki Practitioner. My goal is to help people achieve optimal health through diet, exercise, herbals and supplements. Reiki is “Laying on Hands” using life force energy to promote a happy and healthy life. 780.513.0787 www.angelicholistichealing.com

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THE HEALING PLACE WITHIN YOU Heal all emotional, physical, and mental PAIN through the mind. Eliminate anxiety, stop smoking, weight management, and more. Book your session today and pave your way to health and prosperity! Find me on FB and my website. 587.216.7716 ladyhans@yahoo.com www.thehealingplacewithinyou.com

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SENSES OF THE SOUL Flower and Gemstone Essences. Discover an archetypal essence that supports you to free yourself from unhealthy patterns/emotions and connects you back to your authenticity. Visit us in store or online today! 63 Crowfoot Terrace NW, Calgary, AB 403.208.0812 www.sensesofthesoul.ca

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THE HEALING I Empower Yourself! I will guide your healing journey and help show you how to realize your personal potential through Workshops, Healing circles and Individual Energy Therapy sessions. For more in-depth workshop information and prices please contact Tanis McRae, Intuitive Healer. Grande Prairie, AB 780-518-9530 thehealingi@gmail.com www.thehealingi.com

THE L SPA & WELLNESS CENTRE Try our brand new Vibra Pro 5500 ~10 minutes a day can make a profound difference to YOUR health & well-being. Members enjoy complimentary benefits. We will be launching new fitness equipment in September. Come for a tour today! 10612 – 99 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB 780.830.0302 www.lspa.ca

FEEL YOUR LIFE- WALK BAREFOOT Helping you reconnect with yourself by releasing emotional, mental and physical pain. Call today and let YOUR journey begin! Vanessa Zieglgansberger, Intuitive Healer. Grande Prairie, AB 780.897.1196 feelyourlifewalkbarefoot@gmail.com

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HEALTH HUT Serving Northern Alberta for more than 30 years carrying a complete inventory of quality health supplements, foods, vitamins & herbs. When you visit our store, you will find that we have the time and expertise to support your families choice to live a healthy lifestyle. Prairie Mall, Grande Prairie, AB 780.539.4339 1.877.539.4339 www.healthhut.ca

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AROMA BOREALIS HERB SHOP is home of the new book, The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North written by owner and herbalist, Beverley Gray, who has formulated and created of over 200 different herbal healing products including natural skin care and herbal teas that have been inspired by the Northern Boreal Forest. Order online! 867.667.HERB (4272) www.aromaborealis.com MONICA HIRAI Herbs & Homeopathy for healing & optimal health. Certified Herbalist/Holistic Practitioner, Monica Hirai will use her 17 years experience to help you find the best solutions. Skin, hormones, acid reflux, digestion/constipation issues, joints etc. Cranial bodywork, colon hydrotherapy, auricular therapy & energetic testing to determine body priorities. Member of the Natural Holistic Practitioners of Canada. 403.276.5756 monica@hiraihealth.com www.hiraihealth.com

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SOULFUL DISCOVERIES Denise is an intuitive energy healer and transformational life coach. She inspires and empowers her clients to transform their lives from mundane to “WOW”. Let her help you peel through the layers and discover your true purpose and passion. Contact: Denise Ouellette. Grande Prairie, AB 780.814.7681 info@soulfuldiscoveries.com www.soulfuldiscoveries.com

WAVE LIFE COACHING Providing clients with the best overall health and wellness programs available. Offering Life Coaching services specializing in: Weight Loss (EMOTIONAL EATING), Self-Esteem/Confidence, Relationship Building and Life Transition….take control of your life and call Kiki today. Grande Prairie, AB 780.897.3710 www.wavelifecoaching.com

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LIGHTS OF AVALON Unlock the magic of your human potential and open pathways using dimensional keys with Sabian Merlyn Agape, International Dimensional Healer, Angelic Practitioner, Jikkiden Reiki, Shaman, Pleiadian & Arcturian Lightworker, Empath, Medium and Clairvoyant. Grande Prairie, AB 780.832.5445 sabian@lightsofavalon.com

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THE L SPA & WELLNESS CENTRE L Spa Junkie members receive one 60-minute massage free/month & unlimited $59 (60 min) wellness massages AND a complimentary massage on your birthday. Check our website for a full listing of all of our massages. 10612 – 99 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB 780.830.0302 www.lspa.ca

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EIRIU EOLAS Experience the revived techniques of ancient knowledge now proven by current scientific research. Relieve your stress, gently detoxify your body, mind and heart with today’s most effective breathing & meditation program. Simple to learn and easy to add to your busy schedule. DVD set available. Ongoing classes in Grande Prairie & Fort Saint John, and monthly workshops in Edmonton. Contact: Irini or Carolyn. 10020 - 100 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB 780.539.7999 780.532.4022 carolyn@eiriu-eolas.org www.EEBreathe.com

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BEYOND EXPECTATIONS As a Healing Medium I help provide clarity, healing and practical guidance in all areas of life. Whether you seek insight about your daily life or a connection to departed loved ones. Experience contact from beyond! 780.296.5963 beyondexpectations73@gmail.com

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TRINITY NATURAL HEALTH CLINIC Michelle Golany, Naturopath, RNP Naturopathic Medicine for the whole family. Complete consultations & assessments, diagnostic testing, ongoing treatments and maintenance, practitioner grade supplements and medicines, all natural and non-invasive. 214 Place North Box 22 Suite 1126, Grande Prairie, AB 780.538.1995 www.trinitynatural.com

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GLUTEN FREE MARKETPLACE INC. One of the largest Gluten Free Stores in Calgary with over 1600 products including popular brands like Udi’s, Glutino, Stella’s, Natures Path, Green Beaver, Glutenfreeda. You won’t be disappointed! #222, 40 Country Hills Landing NW, Calgary, AB 403.984.9087 info@glutenfreemarketplace.ca www.glutenfreemarketplace.ca NURTURE HEALTH & WELLNESS We offer an apothecary of products for the mind, body, soul and spirit. Our products are consciously sourced from local, ethical fair-made and fair-trade sources when possible. Visit our store or online today! 63 Crowfoot Terrace NW, Calgary, AB 403.208.0812 www.nurturehealth.ca D IRE C TORY B OOK ING DEA DL INES Sept-Dec

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THE L SPA & WELLNESS CENTRE Stimulate your body’s natural collagen renewal for incredible skin tightening results and substantial improvement in the appearance of wrinkles, try our new Tripollar Radio Frequency Treatment ~ non-invasive facial tightening and body contouring. Results are immediate & visible from the very first treatment. 10612 – 99 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB 780.830.0302 www.lspa.ca

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CANADIAN SCHOOL FOR SELF-HEALING There is an alternative to glasses and surgery. Improve your vision, wean from glasses and enjoy clear natural vision. Call today or visit our website to learn how. Edmonton, AB 780.757.2774 www.csshealing.com

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FOREVERGREEN Discover the benefits that ForeverGreen and Versativa have to offer you for your health restoration. Marine Phytoplankton, Organic Hemp, Therapeutic Essential Oils, Organic whole foods are yours for the taking when it comes to your health. Accelerate the environment of your health and our planet now! Wynn Ewer, Independent Distributor, Restoration90. www.2409472.restoration90.com 780.833.1239 freemind@persona.ca www.2409472.myforevergreen.org

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ZERO POINT PERSPECTIVES Kundalini Yoga Classes, Workshops & Retreats; PSYCH-K™ Belief Repatterning; Spiritual Response Therapy; Quantum Vibrational Pendants. Remove the blocks – CHANNEL YOUR TRUE SELF. Contact Angela. Grande Prairie, AB 780.882.2664 angela@zeropointperspectives.com www.zeropointperspectives.com

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SPIRIT OF THE RIVER HEALING The Angels are around us all the time helping to guide and assist us in times of need. Find out what your Angelic team wants you to know right now to assist you on your path for your highest good. Calgary, AB 403.826.2419 spiritoftheriverhealing@shaw.ca www.spiritoftheriverhealing.ca SPIRIT OF THE RIVER HEALING The Akashic Records are the record keepers of all time for each soul and it’s journey. Through a series of questions that you devise you can uncover the reasons behind blocks you are experiencing in this life and resolve them. Calgary, AB 403.826.2419 spiritoftheriverhealing@shaw.ca www.spiritoftheriverhealing.ca

THE L SPA & WELLNESS CENTRE Try our brand new Vibra Pro 5500. Whole body vibration helps combat fatigue by increasing energy, osteoporosis by building bone density, and arthritis. 10 minutes a day can make a profound difference to YOUR health and well-being. 10612 – 99 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB 780.830.0302 www.lspa.ca

TAMMY & THE COUNCIL Speak directly with the angelic group The Council over the phone. Any question, any topic - their ability to explain all aspects of a situation provides clarity, understanding and answers to any problem. Author, Spiritual Teacher and Direct Channel, Tammy conducts phone readings for clients throughout North America and Europe. Edmonton, AB 780.885.2517 contacttammy@gmail.com www.workwiththeangels.com

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SACRED ESSENCE I can help you Heal yourself! Many clients experience immediate pain relief for back, neck, shoulder, hip, sciatica and more. Turn anxiety, depression and fear into hope and healing. Workshops and individual sessions. Contact Leanne Van Wagner, Certified Quantum Touch Instructor 780.882.2584 vanwag@gpwins.ca Website: www.sacredessence.ca

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MIRAGE HOLISTIC SPA Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing therapy that deals solely with our ‘chi’ life force energy. Reiki is a non-invasive energy tool that helps release the tension and stresses we encounter on our journey. Located in the Holiday Inn – where it’s all about you! 9816 - 107 St. Grande Prairie, AB 780.513.0300 www.mirageholisticspa.ca PEACE COUNTRY WELLNESS CENTRE On the body or off, Reiki Quantum Healing is very effective for aches and pains. Promotes healing and is very relaxing. Contact: Sharon Dillabough. #201, 11117 - 100 St. Grande Prairie, AB 780.538.9833 www.peacecountrywellness.com SOULFUL DISCOVERIES Ascend to another level of pure relaxation and healing beginning with a jade stone massage (a healing and detoxifying stone) followed with the divine and pure energy of Reiki. Contact Denise Ouellette. Grande Prairie, AB 780.814.7681 info@soulfuldiscoveries.com www.soulfuldiscoveries.com

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ILLUMINATED EVOLUTION Psychic Medium Readings, Reiki Master/Teachers, Certified and Experienced Life Coaches, Certified Personal Trainers Contact Pat today! 780.897.5507 illumi22@illuminatedevolutioninc.ca www.illuminatedevolutioninc.ca LORINNE BALSDON Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT) is a process of Soul Level Clearing that removes limiting beliefs, discordant energies and blocks to positive expression. SRT frees the soul to experience happiness and healing on all levels. Lorinne is pleased to offer her services in-person and by phone. Call to book your session today! 780.832.2265 lorinne.balsdon@gmail.com www.zeropointperspectives.com

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ZERO POINT PERSPECTIVES Kundalini Yoga Classes, Workshops & Retreats; PSYCH-K™ Belief Repatterning; Spiritual Response Therapy; Quantum Vibrational Pendants. Remove the blocks – CHANNEL YOUR TRUE SELF. Contact Angela. Grande Prairie, AB 780.882.2664 angela@zeropointperspectives.com www.zeropointperspectives.com

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LIVING TAI CHI Living Tai Chi is an 8-week program originally created for cancer patients. Supported by an instructional DVD, it can be used safely by anyone as a healthy routine. Classes, workshops, presentations, and teacher training available. Contact Jane to bring Living Tai Chi to your community and/or workplace. Calgary, AB 403.281.7553 www.livingtaichi.ca janesponiar@gmail.com

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JUBILEE HEALTH RETREAT Nestled deep inside the Rocky Mountain foothills, enjoy customized health programs developed by Dr.Pat Meerholz, Medical Practitioner of 40 + years. Heal naturally using a holistic approach for better nutrition, weight management, diabetes, cancer care during and after treatment, personal fitness, spa treatments, life coaching and spiritual wellbeing for everyday life. 53131 Grand Valley Rd. Cochrane, AB 403.463.1116 info@jubileehealthretreat.ca www.jubileehealthretreat.com TRINITY NATURAL HEALTH CLINIC Michelle Golany, Naturopath, RNP Naturopathic Medicine for the whole family. Complete consultations & assessments, diagnostic testing, ongoing treatments and maintenance, practitioner grade supplements and medicines, all natural and non-invasive. 214 Place North Box 22 Suite 1126, Grande Prairie, AB 780.538.1995 www.trinitynatural.com

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EVOLVING SOLUTIONS Offering intuitive healing with Reiki and Quantum Touch, as well as Whole Foods Consultations and Life Coaching. Various workshops available. Check out our extensive lending library that includes books, DVD’s and cd’s. Call today and we can help transform your life! #209, 9823 - 116 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB 780.533.3105 evolvingsolutions8@gmail.com www.evolvingsolutions8.com SOUL REMEDIES TRACY PERSSON, Chopra Centre Certified Ayurvedic Health Instructor, Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Instructor and Reiki Master. Discover the tools that Ayurveda provides by incorporating teachings that help you find the balance necessary in your life! Personalized individual sessions available. Grande Prairie, AB 780.933.6388 Tracypersson@choprateachers.com www.soulremedies.com

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JACKIE DUMAINE Trained in India and a Certified Akhanda Yoga Teacher, Jackie combines the physical postures of yoga along with calming meditation, inspiration and the 10 Sacred Secrets of The Yoga Code. Register for a class or workshop near you. Calgary, AB 403.860.7700 jackie@jackiedumaine.com www.jackiedumaine.com

YOGA FOR EVERY BODY Introduction to Yoga, New to Yoga Hatha Yoga, Beginner Hatha Flow Yoga, Flow Hatha Yoga, and Specialized classes can be designed for specific populations (Pre/Post Natal, Seniors, Chair, Special Populations, Schools & Corporate) Contact Wenda Housego. 9917 - 112 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB 780.402.37340 www.yogaforeverybody.info YOGA SOUL CENTRE Formerly GP YOGA ZONE. Yoga Therapist Candace McKim teaches all-level VINYASA YOGA movement linked to breath. Receive modifications and personal instruction to enhance your practice. Contact Candace McKim. Yoga Soul Centre, 9022B108 St. Grande Prairie, AB 780.814.9645 info@candacemckim.com www.candacemckim.com ZERO POINT PERSPECTIVES Kundalini Yoga Classes, Workshops & Retreats; PSYCH-K™ Belief Repatterning; Spiritual Response Therapy; Quantum Vibrational Pendants. Remove the blocks – CHANNEL YOUR TRUE SELF. Contact Angela. Grande Prairie, AB 780.882.2664 angela@zeropointperspectives.com www.zeropointperspectives.com

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Friday, September 14 at 7:30 pm The Epcor Centre’s Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary

Mantra workshop: Sunday September 16, 2-6 pm A presentation of Self Connection Books

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Visit www.selfconnection.ca for more information and tickets or phone 403.284.1486, toll-free 866.735.3457 Self Connection Books: 125, 4611 Bowness Road NW, South: 564 Willow Park Village Mall SE

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