Nurturing Your Inner Garden - Roxana Roshon, Naturotherapist, Ph.D.

Life Purpose

Posted October 5, 2017

I must say that September was a very interesting month. There were lots of unforeseen changes. Through a series of events, I am finding my voice and my purpose.

A little bit of history… As a child, I was taught to meet the needs of others. Many girls and women feel this way. There were many times that I acted as a “peacemaker” in my family. It was this “job” that drained me and led to my weakened immune system and

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Book Review: “The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision” By James Redfield 

Posted October 5, 2017

After reading the Celestine Prophecy earlier this summer, I was intrigued by the additional books in this series. So, I read “The Tenth Insight”. The adventures continue in the wilderness of the American Southeast where a friend has gone missing.

Ideas in this book really intrigue me. The concept that before we choose to be born into this life, we get glimpses into our “Birth Vision”, which is an overview of our life purpose as it unfolds with our optimal potential.

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Amazing Moments

Posted September 7, 2017

September is here with its cooler nights, shorter days, and the flurry of getting back into autumn routines. As we reflect on our summer holidays, what stands out as special for you? What is that moment of gratitude, uniqueness, and joy that sustains you into the autumn?

One of the highlights for both Steve and I from our August road trip was Elk Island National Park in Alberta. While we were hiking, a bull bison walked down the trail towards us. As

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Book Review: “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” By Stephen R. Covey

Posted September 7, 2017

During our road trip, Steve and I listened to numerous audio books. Here is a review of one of them that we discussed and learned from. The audio book was abridged and I’m sure it differs from the 300+ page book that Steve has on his reading list. In summary, the seven habits are:

Be proactive. Take responsibility. Begin with the end in mind. Have a clearly defined purpose and values. Put first things first. Live by your purpose. Be…

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The Goddess Group

Posted August 24, 2017

During my Ph.D., I came across a flyer in the University Center for WomanSpirit – a lunch-time gathering where we would discuss a wide range of topics related to feminine spirituality. Over time, some of us stayed connected and evolved into the Goddess Group. I participated in those retreats from 2001 until 2008. Through these, my science brain started coming into balance with my intuitive and creative side. This group of amazing ladies supported my journey through the end of

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Ceremonies

Posted August 3, 2017

Back in November 2007, I led a ceremony for the first time. This House Clearing was to celebrate my becoming an independent home owner. I bought out my ex of 17.5 years. Twelve amazing friends joined me as I celebrated my past relationships, my current independence and dreams for my future. It was that evening that I recognized the importance of ceremonies in my life. There was a real sense of accomplishment of having designed and implemented this special evening.

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Evolution

Posted July 4, 2017

I frequently ponder human evolution. In undergraduate, I was fascinated by Charles Darwin and Aldous Huxley and the controversy they created with theories of evolution that went beyond the beliefs and religious teachings of that time. 

Now I wonder if we are at another such turning point in human history and human evolution? Is interest in energy medicine and intuition mounting as humans turn towards a new understanding of our connections and intertwining?

With reading “The Celestine Prophecy”, it gave

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Book Review: “The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure” by James Redfield

Posted July 4, 2017

On a recent rainy trip to our family bush lot, I had the opportunity to read “The Celestine Prophecy”. This thought-provoking novel had me reviewing and accessing events in my life. Based on the concept of a manuscript being discovered in Peru that contains nine insights facilitating human growth and spiritual development, each reader can access their current openness and where they want to go.

If you have started your spiritual journey, this is a fun summer read to get

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Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!!!

Posted June 30, 2017

Canadian By Choice

As our amazing country, Canada, approaches its 150th birthday, I reflect on what it means to me to be Canadian.

I am Canadian by choice. I was born in Pennsylvania and we moved to Canadawhen I was 5 years old. I have told my mom many times that I am delighted and very grateful that she chose to move her young family here. We all became Canadian citizens when I was 12.

After my Ph.D., I did consider applying for postdoctoral fellowships in other countries

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Book Review: “The Alchemist” By Paulo Coelho

Posted June 17, 2017

Looking for some good summer reading? Maybe something with a deeper message, yet an easy read? Then why not pick up “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho (1993)? This book has been read by celebrities and translated into approximately 80 languages.

This story is about the journey of life and following your dreams regardless of where they take you. Santiago, a shepherd, follows a recurring dream to find his hidden treasure. This adventure takes him many places, including northern Africa and

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