Holistic Wellness

The History of Psychedelics in Relation to Wellness

From sacred rituals to indigenous medicinal traditions to therapeutic potentials to sociopolitical movements to taboo retaliation… psychedelics have had quite the crazy trip over time. The use of hallucinogenic substances dates back to ancient civilizations, where they used psychedelics for medicinal healing, shamanic rituals, and spiritual enlightenment. Our modern society has developed a different outlook […]

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November 13, 2022

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Breathing Exercises to Relieve Anxiety

Breathing is something that we all do pretty mindlessly. After all, it’s essential for us to survive! So, what is there to really think about? There is more to breathing than meets the eye (yes, that pun was intended). Breathwork can be a powerful practice that supports us in all aspects of life. What is […]

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October 12, 2022

Meditation

The Best Feelings in the World

It is so easy to get wrapped up in the bigger picture and continuously be looking onwards to the next momentous life achievement or goal. We often look for satisfaction and fulfillment in these seemingly pivotal events that we strive so hard to reach. What we sometimes seem to lose sight of is – what […]

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April 6, 2022

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It Was All Just a Lucid Dream

Where do we go when we fall asleep? Our inner dream world is as elusive and mysterious as it is transcendental. When we cross the barrier of consciousness and drift into our own dimensions, we are immersed in an experience that is the greatest contradiction – a place where abstract introspection meets concrete thinking. Dreams […]

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December 28, 2021

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Elemental Healing

The Universe is embodied by us. We are all interconnected through nature and the Earth’s energy. According to the ancient wisdom of Alchemy, the five elements Air, Earth, Water, Fire, and Aether form the basis of all life. Every element exists within every cell of our body – we all have their energy encapsulating us. […]

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September 30, 2021

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What is Sound Healing?

Have you ever heard of sound healing? You may be thinking, how on earth would sound be able to heal our bodies? Sound is used to influence and boost morale in our everyday lives – this is because humans have a natural instinct for sound therapy… just think about how music can change your mood! […]

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August 14, 2021

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Early Conceptions of The Soul

Humans have long known that we somehow exist as a separate entity other than our physical selves. The ethereal concept of the soul is present throughout ancient religious, philosophical, and mythological traditions. Composed of the incorporeal essence of a living human being, the soul is considered to be the divinity of an individual’s highest being, […]

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July 21, 2021

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Crystal Healing: The Basics

Have you ever heard of crystal healing?  These sparkly little rocks are more than just a pretty face… they have superpowers that will help you align with your highest self. Yes, you heard that correctly! Crystals are energetic talismans that harness the elements of the Earth and the Universe, meaning they hold an immense amount […]

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June 8, 2021

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Mental Wellness: Mastering the Art of “Thinking Like a Kinesiologist”

Hi!  My name is Melissa Bowman and I’m a BCAK registered kinesiologist based in beautiful British Columbia.  I graduated from Trinity Western University in Langley, with a degree in Human Kinetics and a specialization in Kinesiology.  Like many others – I have struggled with anxiety and depression – and continually work hard to keep my […]

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February 17, 2021

Holistic Wellness

The Importance of Sleep Hygiene

There’s nothing like crawling into bed after a long and exhausting day, ready for a deep and blissful sleep. Except when you finally close your eyes, you find yourself unable to fall asleep right away. Or you have a restless night tossing and turning. Then when your alarm clock blares you awake in the early […]

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February 8, 2021

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