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

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Posted September 14, 2021

Eight to twelve years ago, Steve and I were actively involved in Transition Guelph, a resilient community building network. As I was trying to figure out my next career, I became trained as a Transition Trainer in 2009. The Transition Canada and global movements are intended to create local and self-sufficient communities. These are the community networks we are grateful for now.

One of the Transition activities was to create positive headlines. Headlines that allow us to smile and bring joy

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Book Review: Everyday Mindfulness: 108 Simple Practices to Empower Yourself and Transform Your Life by Melissa Steginus

Posted September 14, 2021

In the spring of 2021, I came across this book, Everyday Mindfulness, and spent 108 days refreshing myself on mindfulness practices. I have a strong habit of being in the moment, yet it is always helpful to refresh and find new ways and a different perspective. I appreciated how Melissa Steginus structured the book into physical, emotion, rational, spiritual, occupation, and network. With daily practices and thought-provoking questions, the reader is encouraged to undertake self-discovery on the journey to become more present. Personally, I

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Discernment

Posted July 7, 2021

Discernment

This month, I am going to share two stories from how my life has unfolded since we last connected. These stories describe how important inner reflection is when making decisions. 

This first story was a wonderful experience when I knew everything was unfolding perfectly. I had 20 minutes between finishing my day at Ignatius and a walk with friends. I had forgotten some flowers at home that were originally intended as a gift. I briefly considered rushing home for

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Wakening Wise Ones

Posted June 9, 2021

The month of May has felt like I am part of a life-size version of Dungeons and Dragons. Magic feels like it is alive and well. Every day seems to be filled with a little bit of magic. A few examples from my life in which serendipity seems to be participating include:

the magic of a pine gladethe heart healing of a hawthorn tree the rainbows after a thunderstormclouds blowing over during sessionsvibrations from crystalsmy drum combining with…

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Drumming in Inner Harmony

Posted May 25, 2021

I’m a May baby. As an early birthday present, Steve found a drum for me.

I’ve been spending lots of time with this drum, my new friend.
Drumming in our back yard.
Drumming under a hawthorn tree.
Drumming as part of sessions.
Drumming under the full moon last week.
Drumming and singing in meditative ceremony. 
Drumming to connect with source energy.
Making a vibration and sound that heals me and ripples out to all beings.

Right now, our world needs more balance and harmony. Energetically,

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Interview: The Thyroid and Speaking Your Truth

Posted April 16, 2021

Recently, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Juliana Leamen from Naturally Joyous. We had a wonderful time discussing how I healed my throat and my voice. Back in toxicology days, other staff members would track me down by following the sound of my regular throat clearing. When I finally paused and asked the frog in my throat what it wanted and needed, I knew I had to change careers. There is an energetic connection between our thyroid and

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Articles: Doctors Prescribing ‘Nature’

Posted April 16, 2021

I am so delighted that Western Medicine is recognizing that nature has the potential to heal. Doctors in Canada, including Ontario and BC, are starting to prescribe patients a healthy dose of “nature” to help them with their ailments. Click here to read an article from the Toronto Star. Plus, The Nature Conservancy Canada has a good summary. This is a prescription that I support 100%! Let’s get outside and enjoy spring flowers, sunshine, budding trees, and the delight of a rain shower.

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Healing Through Nature

Posted April 16, 2021

This month, it is time for just a few words. These two memes summarize what I am feeling and what needs to be said. The earth and nature have incredible potential to heal us as a species. So much more possibility than anything the human mind and ego can create. I am spending a great deal of time in nature and doing those things that heal my body and nurture my soul. Ask Tonantzin (pronounced “tone-ant-sin”), our Mother Earth,

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Book Review: The Healing Power of Smudging

Posted March 5, 2021

Steve and I love reading and learning. As one of my Christmas presents, Steve gifted “The Healing Power of Smudging: Cleansing Rituals to Purify Your Home, Attract Positive Energy, and Bring Peace into Your Life” by Rodika Tchi. It was wonderful reading a book that summarized many of the smudging techniques that I already know, plus provided lots of interesting tips and tricks for making your own smudge sticks and smudge altar.. Smudging has been used around the world to purify

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Raising our Vibrations

Posted March 5, 2021

Welcome to March. The wonderful sunshine feels like spring and new beginnings are around the corner. 

I’ve been paying attention to what feeds my soul and raises my vibration. When I am frustrated and feel tired, I know that my energy is weakened and drained. The importance of keeping our vibrations high is connected to how we evolve as a species and move into elevated dimensions.

In this newsletter, I’ve highlighted events and workshops that utilize our inner wisdom

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