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June 2017 News

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June 2017 News

What’s a good way to stay connected to the big picture? Take some quiet time each day to imagine your big picture. Read a good book and journal what you got from it. For me, it’s morning time with the Bible.

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May 2017 News

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May 2017 News

To ensure the best possible air quality at Source, we have been using salt crystal lamps and nebulizers to purify the air. Effective May 1, we are going scent-free to further improve air quality at Source.

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April 2017 News

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April 2017 News

At Source Centre, everyone has access to healing – everybody. To support your healing, we are making a small change from silence to whisper-quiet entrainments in the entrainment room.

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March 2017 News

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March 2017 News

It’s been 3 weeks of ruthlessly decluttering our new home. And the results are in. We have pared down our belongings by at least a quarter, even a third! It feels so good to have the space to breathe and move around. How did we get to here?

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Dancing our Way Home with Compassion and Joy

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Dancing our Way Home with Compassion and Joy

Are you a secret dancer? You love dancing in your living room but might be shy to do it with other people. Maybe you’ve been told or believed that only certain types of people can dance. Everyone is a dancer – even if you “think” you’re not! What is Dance Our Way Home™? Dance Our Way Home™ (DOWH) is a gentle and healing dance practice that takes us on a sacred journey to dive deeply into ourselves and connect with others in a warm and accepting community. DOWH is for everybody who longs to dance and connect their spirits with their bodies. DOWH offers a safe and non-judgmental space to be yourself, just as you are. If you love to dance or would love to dance, regardless of your age, gender, size, shape or fitness level, you are welcome! This practice is especially welcoming for people who may feel shy or reluctant to dance. DOWH offers a chance to feel connected to your own beautiful unique creative spirit. It’s an invitation to experience the joy and rejuvenation of moving, enjoy a sense of belonging and homecoming, and a chance to nourish yourself with self-love and care. DOWH is all are about honouring your own body wisdom and authority. In this practice, there’s no “right” or “wrong” way to move – just what feels right for your body. DOWH can be as gentle or as exuberant as you want. Everyone is invited to move at their own pace and in their own way. A DOWH session offers a mix of free-style and guided dance, relaxation and guided imagery, combined with life-affirming, spiritual principles, ideas and practices. You’ll be led on a spiral dance journey accompanied by a varied and vibrant mix of music – to connect to yourself, to community, and then back home to yourself. You don’t have to worry about following any steps because there are no steps! My Journey with DOWH DOWH was created by Erica Ross and Nan Keyser in 2001 for Sheena’s Place, a support organization for people with eating and body image issues. Erica continued to hone and deepen the practice and in the fall of 2007, she offered DOWH to the community-at-large, for anyone wishing to dance and connect more deeply to themselves and others in sacred connection. I’ve participated in DOWH since 1997 and was thrilled to take the inaugural facilitator training with Erica Ross in 2010. I was immediately drawn to the way DOWH creates such a safe, welcoming and celebratory space to express all of who we are, including the parts we’ve been shy or ashamed of. All expressions are welcome – tentative, tender, sad or roaringly outrageous and ecstatic. DOWH has been a key part of my personal journey, offering a profound way to connect with my bodily wisdom and intuition, the divine feminine, and other kindred spirits travelling a similar path. The non-verbal dimension of the DOWH practice helps me drop deeply into my body and into the hidden places of knowing that lie beneath words. Self-acceptance is the heart of the practice, and has been a key and continuing theme on my own personal journey. Here are 2 of the 10 principles that have had an enormous impact on me and that I come back to again and again, in both my dance practice and my life. Experiencing these principles in action has made DOWH so compelling to me. “Acceptance of self is the way to joy and freedom: When we accept all that we are with no judgment, where there is no right or wrong, good...

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Classical Chinese Medicine vs. Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Classical Chinese Medicine vs. Traditional Chinese Medicine

The popular treatment known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is actually a modern modification of the +2000 year-old Chinese Medicine and was formed in the early-mid 20th century. In the formation of TCM, important philosophical and practical doctrines from Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) were left behind in order to simplify the medicine and to train new practitioners. By simplifying the medicine, some of the deepest theoretical tools were neglected and in time forgotten. I was very fortunate to study some of this ancient knowledge in my formal training and have continuing learning form the world’s leading experts teaching the classical theories. Here are some of the main differences between Classical Chinese Medicine vs. Traditional Chinese Medicine: CCM TCM Health is an active process of nourishing life in order to maximize one’s potential Health defined as the absence of symptoms and ailments Individual diagnosis and  treatment Standardized diagnosis and treatment Treating according to individual assessment in conjunction with universal factors of time & space Treating according to patterns using formulas of points Treating the whole person in a holistic approach Treating separate symptoms and systems in the body Mind is primary to body Body is primary to mind Treating according to one’s personal qi and constitution People with similar patterns will be treated similarly Different treatment according to gender No difference between genders Different treatment according to season No consideration to the season Different techniques for treating existing conditions and preventing future ailments Similar principles for treatment and prevention...

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