June findings – sharing the goodness

Here are my favorite discoveries for June 2014!

Crystals
Since starting my Earning the Light Shamanismcrystals training I have been more interested in crystals. I bought the book The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones by Margaret Ann Lembo. I love it references 160  crystals, minerals, and stones. There is a colour photo for every gemstone and each page provides information about mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual uses. At the end of the book it shows you how to make crystals grids.

I wanted to make a few grids so I went to buy some gemstones at The Garden of Light on Bank St. They have a lot of common crystals at really good prices. All the crystals in the photo cost about $12

I have also registered for a Crystal Healing Certification course this August. Can’t wait!


Osteopath
I was referred to Robert Black at Holistic Wellness OttawaottawaHolisticWellness. This was my second time seeing an osteopath. It was clear that Robert knew his stuff. I also realized that I am lacking body awareness in some areas. I left with 5 exercises to help my condition and the confidence that they will work.


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My friend Eric lent me the audio book Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and SugarYour Brain’s Silent Killers. It was a good listen and has inspired me to eat way less grains, fruit and sugar and has changed my beliefs about saturated fat and cholesterol. I now understand why my allergist says “Eat fat. It’s so good for you.”

My husband often makes coconut whip cream which I don’t like but add cocoa to it and it’s awesome! Here is a recipe from the book.

3 Ingredient chocolate mousse:

  • 1 can full fat coconut milk (organic)
  • 3-4 Tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid stevia or 1-2 Tbsp liquid sweetener of choice **I used xylitol and it was good.

Place the coconut milk in the refrigerator overnight to thicken.  Open and scoop into a mixing bowl.  Beat about 5 minutes or until it thickens and becomes a cream-like texture.  Add cocoa powder and sweetener and blend in.


Sawmill Creek Pedestrian and Cycling Pathway
I was so happy to see they have opened this pathway. It runs from Brookfield to the Walkley transit station and connects to other pathways, at both the north and south ends, linking neighbouring communities. I was able to jog from Walkley station to Mooney’s Bay on mostly paths. Hopefully it will get cyclists off the sidewalks. There are too many around here.


organic-handsanitizer_357x400Natural Hand Sanitizer
I recently started to work in a medical office and wanted to use something other than the Purell to sanitize my hands. I found Dr. Bronner’s natural hand santizer at Kardish. It smells great and isn’t sticky or greasy. It’s small enough to fit in a purse.