Having Cancer is scary. Not just for the person with it, but for the people that love that person.
My husband has had it twice.
Once in his late 30s and then in his early 50s.Having cancer catches your attention. And you have the opportunity to make some pretty radical changes in your lifestyle forever, or not. My husband chose the radical changes. Overnight he quit dairy, alcohol (socially), red meat, flour, sugar and salt. He only ate organic, meat, vegetables, fruit. He started taking massive doses of vitamins, did hundreds of hours of research, signed up for Reiki, studied QuiGong, started walking and reading books on finding balance in your life..
Even though he has been cancer free for a couple of years now, he has stuck with this lifestyle. We are now involved with the raw foods community, the organic community, health supplements and many different natural or alternative choices. We have also talked to lots of people that have had cancer, mostly people that took control of their health and got healthy using a combination of both medicines. Western medicine AND alternative/natural medicine. The second time, we didn’t panic when he got the diagnosis. We felt empowered to choose the treatment that was best for us. We took time to do a lot of research and make different choices that we felt fit our values, beliefs and lifestyle better with regards to treatment. And even though after a year he chose to go for surgery again - he was in the best shape of his life. His recovery was amazing, his health was amazing and it was a journey that educated and empowered us. We don’t have to believe everything the Drs. say, we can question, we can be curious and we can explore other treatments. We know our bodies best and the treatment you choose is a highly personal choice. And - there is a choice.
The reason for the Langley Natural Health Fair is to help people making that choice. So they can experience, share, educate and have conversations with other professionals about health. We hope you can join us April 27 in exploring options for better health for yourself and your loved ones.
Fear has taught me to stand in truth and to live my life from the place of truth. Fear has become my best friend; it allowed me to set boundaries when my life was at risk. I learned how to love myself and live in joy—all from my friend called Fear. I took my life in my own hands and became responsible for life here on earth and in accomplishing that I became my own best friend. Fear has taught me to let go of the rope that I was hanging myself by, to expand my dreams because the ones I failed at were just practice runs anyway. My best is yet to be, now that I have befriended this, that I call Fear. I now know how my body speaks to me and I know it never lies. Truth is here in me now and always, I am grateful to Fear my newest best friend.
We must become aware of dis-ease in our lives. It need not be cancer! We are able to change now with intention and conviction to do things we love to do and to live in authenticity. We must be the change, we must love, forgive and focus on our dreams. Now is the time.
The actual quote is "Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls, they give us hope." Toni Robinson
I love horses. Growing up in Langley, we were like "Our Gang" where each of us had a pony and we rode wild and free, often bareback, all over South Langley on the roads and in the fields. We were at one with the horse. (Not always - many times we were NOT the boss, or equals and ended up on the ground as a learning experience.) And people are still using horses as bonding, connecting and learning experiences.
This is one of the reasons I am so excited to have Krista Brown from Wisteria Acres at the fair. She is in the relatively new field of Equine Guided Development. Her horses work with people. It is a "Self Healing" program that offers Clarity, Illumination & New Learning.
There is something about a horse that can 't be explained. It has to be experienced. Dogs are totally accepting, cats - meh - maybe - maybe not - but horses - all 1500 lbs of flesh and muscle, demand a connection and a respect from us in the present moment. And they know. They know your secrets, your pain, your hurts and your sorrows. And when you let them, they will just be with you at the very core of who you are.
It's an experience you'll never forget and I encourage everyone to be in the stillness of the horse and the total depth of that present moment. Thanks Krista for making that opportunity possible for everyone. Check her out.
My husband and I have been drinking a lot of tea lately and it has been wonderful. There are so many different kinds of tea out there now that it is truly a sensory experience - much like the wine experience of years ago. The only thing missing was a little something something to eat while sipping a steaming cup of Strawberry Puerh. So I went in seach on the internet. We are trying to incorporate mostly whole foods into our diet and within that many of the recipes I have been playing around with have been "raw". Like raw zuchinni noodles with marinara sauce (which also doubles as pizza sauce and is wonderful on flatbread with a little feta and balsamic). So I was looking for a "raw" cookie.
What I found was these delightful morsefuls from "Rawmazing"! I made them and thought I would share them with you - in writing. I made a 1/2 batch so am giving you the recipe for that.
1 1/2 cups cashew flour, 1/4 cup almond flour, 1 Tbsp lavender divided, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 Tbsp lemon zest, 1 Tbsp coconut oil melted, 1/4 tsp vanilla and 1Tbsp Agave (I used honey) and 1/2 cup dried coconut
I made the cashew flour by blending 1 cup organic raw cashews in the vitamix (careful not to overblend - you'll get nut butter). Also blended the almonds (1/4 cup makes about 1/2 - don't overblend). Mix together flours, 1/2 lavender, lemon juice, zest, vanilla, coconut oil and sweetener.
Blend the remaining lavender and coconut into a fine powder. Roll nut mix into balls and roll them into the coconut blend. Chill to set for 20 minutes in the freezer.
The fair is coming up quickly and just wanted to put the word out that we are still looking for vendors so please suggest your local Drs. and practioners so we can get them out to enjoy this great show!
Well here we are 2013 - the year that "Back to the Future" considered "in the future". I hope you have all arrived healthy and happy! We are starting the preparation work for the 2nd Langley Natural Health Fair and we have some great things planned which will make it bigger and better than ever before. I notice many people shifting towards better health and using natural health as the alternative. There is so much to choose from. There is horse therapy now which is an amazing experience for those of you that haven't tried it. One of the vendors that has already signed on will be doing "light therapy" treatments where you can lie down, relax and heal. This year we are excited to be adding a special component of "Crunchy Parents" for young people looking at alternative methods of health, products and services as well. Tender Tushies has come on board and I know my daughter only uses cloth diapers on her newest baby. There is even a cloth diaper "group" that consider themselves diaper enthusiasts. Diapers have come a long way. We will again have food, services and products in the beautiful Langley Golf Centre Venue so put the date on your calendar and come celebrate health with us.