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

Vulnerability

Posted September 26, 2019

Over the last four months since receiving my copy of Holistic Healing: Theories, Practices, and Social Change, I have really been staring my vulnerability in the face. This vulnerability has come in many forms as we approach the October 4th book launch in Toronto. On October 4th, I will be standing in front of an academic audience discussing the power of Energy Medicine. This will be my first time going public in a large way with this immense career shift. 

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Book Review: The Path of Transformation: How Healing Ourselves Can Change the World by Shakti Gawain

Posted September 6, 2019

Over the years, I’ve heard about Shakti Gawain and yet this is the first of her books that I’ve read. With another flight to Winnipeg for mom’s left eye cataract surgery, I had lots of time to read. I really enjoyed how Shakti discussed and compared three different paths we can select:

The Path of the Material World; The Path of Transcendence The Path of Transformation

Myself and most of my readers are on or looking for the path of

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On Our Paths

Posted September 6, 2019

As we move into autumn, I am conscious that we are all being called to follow our paths. This has come up for myself and many people with whom I interact.

Whether you are walking a path of healing, becoming a healer or shaman, uncovering transformation, finding your true self, releasing old patterns and moving forward, or identifying your purpose, this is a time of awareness, awakening, and shifting.

As you keep reading our newsletter for this month,

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Book Review: Elemental Shaman: One Man’s Journey into the Heart of Humanity, Spirituality & Ecology by Omar W. Rosales

Posted August 9, 2019

A delightful true story of Omar’s exploration into four ancient healing traditions, including Toltec, Cherokee, Maya, and Buddhist. These adventures started as Omar searches for a cause and cure for his mother’s illness. I loved how the author interspersed cultural tidbits and historical facts in among the fascinating recount of the places, people, and sights through which he journeyed.

From harrowing near misses to charming interactions, these tales kept me engaged during travels to and from Winnipeg to support my

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Time to Receive

Posted August 8, 2019

     Summer is the perfect time to recharge. Spending time in nature, whether it’s a back yard, a beach, a cottage, or your other favourite spot, allows us to rebuild our energy and our strength. 

     Recently, I observed that I was spending a lot of my time and energy giving to others. In our society, we are taught that “it is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). I am exploring moving towards balance

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Book Review: The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace

Posted July 9, 2019

Back in 2013 when I was working at the Paradigm Centre, I read and reviewed “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz.  Now, it’s time for a review of another one of his books (written with Janet Mills), “The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace”

   With teaching a new series of students in the Mexica healing path, it was the right time and place for me to have read this book. My biggest take home message…

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A New Story

Posted July 4, 2019

We all grew up with stories from parents, teachers, mentors, ministers, relatives, and society in general. Those teachings rang true when we were trying to be part of the mainstream tribe. For me, most of those paradigms fell away more than eight years ago when I left the world of toxicology consulting. Every day, I feel like different stories and beliefs are being tested. The old beliefs included the emotions of guilt, shame, blame, fear, worry, anxiety, distrust, hatred,

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A Peek Into The World Of Energy Medicine, Authored By Me

Posted June 25, 2019

Three years ago, I was invited to write a chapter for a text book on Holistic Healing: Theories, Practices and Social Change. Last week, I received my personal copy of this book published by Canadian Scholars Press, including the chapter I wrote, “A Peek Into The World Of Energy Medicine.”

I am incredibly grateful to be part of this project that promotes concepts and practices of holistic healing in post-secondary education and contributes to the knowledge of practitioners in the field and…

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Compassion

Posted June 6, 2019

On May 9th, I had the pleasure of attending an evening symposium on “The Science of Compassion”, with guest lecturer Kim Barthel, a registered Occupational Therapist. Thanks to Kidsability and Canadian Mental Health for bringing this wise lady and engaging speaker to southern Ontario. She discussed her experience meeting and speaking with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I appreciated the fact that the word “Compassion” in the Tibetan language is a verb requiring action. In her definition, “Compassion is the…

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Serenity

Posted May 1, 2019

This spring, my mantra became:

“In this moment, as in every moment, I am serene.”

This feeling of serenity always has been incredibly easy to maintain at Ignatius. The beauty of the land, plus the peace of the building, and the calmness of the other practitioners all contribute to being serene while at Ignatius. And serenity is a feeling that I love!

As unexpected as it may sound, for the last year I struggled with serenity at home. Some of

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