Monday, June 30, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

ireland it is

so callum will at last meet his extended family
i will be in ireland in just over a week
it's been 3 years since my last trip over
and this will be the last for a while

my boy is becoming quite the international traveller
with parents like his, this is inevitable

so am looking forward to seeing/meeting cousins
the family is so large there are still dozens of second cousins i haven't ever met
and also --- mmm minstrels!

Monday, June 23, 2008


i love this article which talks about the benefits to you and baby if you nurse even for a few days, and through to the self weaning process.

plus i like that it's called normalfed instead of breastfed

Sunday, June 22, 2008

digital scrapbooking of my more recent attempts...

put that on a tshirt for fathers day

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

a pic of me and the bub

from fathers day...callum at 14mths...a bit of a drool fest going on ;)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

the healing tones of sound

my latest obsession is sound therapy

it's all because of the healing fair but i can finally take my daily meditations to a deeper level

it's sweet when i do my ohm part of the meditation in different tones, callum tries to mimic me

blissed out boy!

anyhow, i've just ordered a bunch of tibetan singing bowls, and am looking forward to using them in my practice. so exciting.

i purchased ones with the chakras that i need the most help with - heart, throat, sacral and root. the others can wait. i suppose i need to learn how to do it before i venture out and complete the set. i'll do a bit on the chakras some other time in the blog but for now...time for some info on tibetan singing bowls...
(from wikipedia) "Singing bowls were traditionally used throughout Asia as part of Bön and Tantric Buddhist sadhana. Today they are employed worldwide both within and without these spiritual traditions, for meditation, relaxation, healthcare, personal well-being and religious practice."
"The use of singing bowls in Tibet is the subject of much debate and many stories. Some people say they were used for meditation while others say they were magical tools for transformation of self and of matter."

Friday, June 13, 2008

and still this speaks to me...

you should be grateful and tales of horror from the angry c front - so relate-able!

"Then I began to realize how evil it is to tell a woman who's experienced a physically or emotionally traumatic birth that she should be grateful because when you say that, she hears that she isn't grateful enough for the precious baby she's been given. "

Sunday, June 08, 2008

the healing fair

went to the healing fair in the glebe and let me tell you it was sooooooo amazing. did a bit of networking there for my own massage work, but mostly there to learn!
it was only a few bucks to get in with several free classes and lectures and the option of 20min treatments for $10! so i did do a few treatments i've been wanting to try - rolfing, quantum touch and pranic healing. well, i had such a huge release! it was such an intense and amazing day.

rolfing is so amazing! it is deep and intense and i had been looking for someone who is a practitioner in ottawa. well she was there! and she is an rmt as well so we plan on doing an exchange - yay! her rolfing, me doing thai yoga massage and tibetan acupressure. she helped realign my diaphragm and hips which were most affected by my pregnancy and birth. i can't say enough about it!

plus a few of the free lectures and classes were just unbelievable! joyful yoga - which was simple yoga moves and laughing and singing. and the most amazing of all was the tibetan bowls and the tonal series (working on chakras through breathing and using your voice). i had a strong/negative reaction the first time i had an experience with the bowls (inexperienced therapist) but this time - omigod! the emotions just flowed out, and i felt the resonance through my heart and straight into my hands - my hands were like fiery tingly! the tonal class was just beautiful...all of these voices in different tones and ohms and hus and singing and moaning and gutteral sounds all blended - it was the deepest and most healing meditation i have had in years...i know i am going on and on but wow!

i don't know if he ever goes out of town to work, but jeremy sills is really gifted! sacred sound

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

salsa chili crockpot

the crockpot - again i laud this wonderful time saving kitchen appliance

here's a low fat recipe so that you can add your cheese guilt-free at the end!

Salsa Chili - Low Fat !
1 1/2 lb chicken breast
2.5 c of salsa (i used spicy - yep callum had no prob with it)
2 c water
1 tsp cumin
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp taco seasoning
1 can of peaches and cream corn
1 can of mexican red beans
- everything but the beans and corn in the crockpot
on low for 6hrs
about 4hrs in break up the chicken into shreds with a fork
add beans and corn
let it finish slow cooking

- low fat! you can add shredded cheese - dh and callum had it this way
- i warmed up some garlic naan to go with - delish!

Monday, June 02, 2008

monkeys, autism and what it has to do with vaccines

amazing read...crazy and mindblowing.

"The first research project to examine effects of the total vaccine load received by children in the 1990s has found autism-like signs and symptoms in infant monkeys vaccinated the same way."

people will of course argue the safety of vaccines, big pharma has lots of $ to defend its position while those who question the safety of vaccines risk it all to show that maybe injecting aluminum, formaldehyde, human tissue from aborted foetuses isn't the safest thing to do for the youngest in our society

Sunday, June 01, 2008

a look at the mmr and autism

it's interesting that no matter how often big pharma tries to refute any link between vaccines and neurological disorders, there are respected publications and health professionals that are willing to stick their neck out, reputation, and livelihood to speak out against the way we currently vaccinate.

an interesting article in the london telegraph recently talks about the mmr, hannah poling, and dr andrew wakefield...
highlight from the article - "Dr Bernardine Healy, former head of the National Institutes of Health, America's medical research agency, told CBS News: "I think that the public health officials have been too quick to dismiss the [autism link to vaccination] hypothesis as irrational."
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