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

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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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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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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Posted April 8, 2019

I’ve always been interested in how the choices we make affect our lives. Back in graduate school days, a wise friend asked “When you are 80 sitting in your rocking chair, what will you remember?” Even back then, I knew I knew I would remember time with friends and family. In addition, I’ve always chosen to  be the best person I could be. I often ask myself that question or a similar one when I am faced with a choice. Whether

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Book Review: Choose the Life You Want

Posted April 8, 2019

I recently finished a really amazing book entitled “Choose the Life You Want: The Mindful Way to Happiness” by Tal Ben-Shahar. Originally, I borrowed this book from the Guelph Public Library. By the time I was approximately half way through, I decided to purchase it. I was flagging wonderful quotes and useful tidbits on almost every page. This book is a compilation of interesting stories that explain 101 small choices that have the potential to change your life for the better.

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Pure Love

Posted February 7, 2019

Do you ever have those moments when life gives you repeated signs that it is time for a new pattern because your old way of looking at things is draining? The last couple of months have been that way for me. A new way of looking at love is coming forward.

Back on December 31st, Steve, two other friends, and I gathered in our home and listened to a New Year Blessing for 2019 with Master Sha. This

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