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April 1-30 2020, pay what you can

In Light of the intensity and uncertainty we face, for the whole month of April, I am offering distance healing sessions, to nourish and uplift the people I serve. Rather than my usual hourly rate, these will be pay what you can, by donation sessions. 

I am inviting anyone for whom it is Light to work with me, by phone/distance, to reach out and let me know they are interested. 

I am aware that lots of people are facing new and very challenging changes. They may really benefit from some support, and yet they may not have the same income that they usually do. 

Please do not let finances be a barrier to you reaching out, and receiving support. 

For all of April, I am offering distance sessions on a pay what you can, by donation basis.

Following our distance session you can e-transfer me what you can, or process a credit cared payment, via Square, over the phone, and if money isn’t what you have available right now, maybe you have an abundance of something else, like maybe garden veggies, herbs, garlic, fruit, eggies, maybe you raise animals, or hunt, and have meat, maybe you make soaps or lotions, maybe you create home canned preserves, maybe you have lots of beer, wine, or something else you can barter with, in exchange for your healing session. 

This is available to new clients, as well as to all the beautiful people I have worked with before. If you know someone you sense could benefit from a distance healing session, and some uplifting nurturance, please feel free to share this message. Please email, or call/text me 778.928.6423, and we can find a time, and connect about payment and/or what/how we might like to arrange some creative bartering. 

Everything I receive in exchange for these sessions will be engaged in the creation of more consciousness, and in sharing the Truth that unconditional Love is real, and there is ample Love for everyone! 

I am joyfully anticipating this community experiment, in effect from the 1-30 of April 2020, and the opportunity to work with you in Light. 

affirmation, October 20, 2013

Today’s Love-full affirmation:

Thank you for my expanding awareness of the Love that is available to me.

happy healing.

National Organic Week in Canada!

We at holistic health consulting, are over-the-moon to welcome this guest contribution, the author of this post, ‘National Organic Week in Canada’ is:  Dr. Catherine Trask!

This Saturday marks the start of National Organic Week in Canada (September 21-28).  There couldn’t be a more appropriate time of year for a celebration of fresh food and produce; as Elizabeth has noted on social media there is an abundance of wonderful fresh foods available right now.  That is really something to get excited about!

Gorgeous Gala Apples, grown in beautiful British Columbia's interior.

Gorgeous Gala Apples, grown in beautiful British Columbia’s interior.

The organic week website describes local events in many parts of Canada, and lots of these are famer’s market events that give an opportunity to meet the farmers and get fresh local food.  The measurable health benefits of eating organic food are not clear  in scientific studies.  Since we all share the same soil, air, and water, pesticide contamination is often also found on organic crops, albeit in lower amounts.  So why would one buy organic?  One can consider not only pesticide exposure, but other aspects of food and environmental quality.  There are clearly differences in the characteristics of a garden-grown heritage tomato grown in your neighbourhood and a genetically-modified, hyper-resistant tomato that can endure thousands of kilometers of travel to make it to your plate.  An older variety of tomato might not be as large or thick-skinned , but it might also have more vitamins (something that isn’t captured if you test two identical crops and only spray one of them).  As a consumer, your choices can help limit the amount of pesticide and synthetic fertilizer released into the environment.  Historically organic producers were also smaller, family-run farms, so an organic purchase was more likely to be local and sustainable.  With the entry of agri-corporations into the organic marketplace this is not always the case, so you might actually support your local farmer with non-organic foods that you buy from a farmer’s market or on the farm.  I would encourage folks to appreciate foods that contribute broadly to community and environmental health: locally-produced, organic, or non-standard varietals (such as heirloom tomatoes or red fife wheat).

These beautiful Roma Tomatoes were grown on a small family farm in British Columbia.

These beautiful Roma Tomatoes were grown on a small family farm in British Columbia.

I spent many years shopping on a student’s budget, and as with many other individuals and families it was just not financially viable to buy organic all the time.  Taking inspiration from Elizabeth’s concept of holistic health, living under financial stress does not support optimal health.  Therefore, it might make sense for you to start small or to make limited changes that fit your budget.  If you are interested in introducing some organic food, you may consider starting with those foods listed on the Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’.  On average, these foods typically have more residue.

Organic foods, along with farmer’s market or non-standard foods, almost always cost a bit more, but the way you incorporate them into your lifestyle and kitchen habits can help.  If you conceptualize these foods as ‘treasured treats’ then you are unlikely to waste any of them of leave them to spoil.  Buying an organic chicken?  Use the bones for stock.  Buying beets from the farmer?  You can eat the tops too, just like chard or spinach.  Like everything else, these kitchen habits take a bit learning.  I have found the blog ‘Mennonite girls can cook’ to be a great inspiration on this front; they have lots of great recipes to use in-season produce, as well as great tips to eliminate waste and make use of everything.  This blog in particular does a great job of presenting food as a pleasure and not a chore.  Posts this time of year emphasize storing and preparing for winter as a way to mark the seasons and acknowledge our history and our ancestors.  This doesn’t need to mean canning 80lbs of fruit, it can be as simple as freezing some blackberries and a litre of soup for a rainy Fall night to come.

Many of the most delicious berries are far too delicate to transport, your best bet to taste these fragile little treasures, is to visit your local farmer's market or family-run produce stand. The berries don't survive long once they are picked, but they certainly can be frozen and enjoyed later.

Many of the most delicious berries are far too delicate to transport, your best bet to taste these fragile little treasures, is to visit your local farmer’s market or family-run produce stand. The berries don’t survive long once they are picked, but they certainly can be frozen and enjoyed later.

I hope you enjoy the season and the seasonal produce, and enjoy the organic week events in your community.  However, please avoid feeling that non-organic foods are not nourishing, or that you cannot live healthfully without them.  Wash all your produce (including organic!) and look for opportunities to connect with the food that nourishes you: when you can, start with the raw/unprocessed food, meet the farmers, and develop an awareness of the food production system.

Bon appétit!

Post Author: Dr. Catherine Trask

Happy New Moon: September 5 2013

Happy New Moon and happy September to all!

September often feels like a time of new starts and new rituals, so much so, that September 1st feels more like New Year’s to me than January 1st.

If you are getting down to some new adventures, new classes, or new rituals now, I offer words of encouragement, and well wishes to support your success.

In addition to the goal setting/achieving advantages that September brings, this evening brings with it, a New Moon.

New moons are great times to make goals for our holistic wellness. I feel we are more supported to start new healthy rituals, and mini-resolutions on and near New moons.

So this means that today is a double-awesome time to give some thought to how you are feeling, and if it is not quite how you want to feel, spend time discovering and implementing new ideas, thoughts, and actions to support your wellness, holistically.

If you find you are interested in some assistance with your self-assessment or with catering your goals, or learning some wellness-strategies, to support your goals and wellness, please contact us, we would Love to help you reach your optimal experience of Awesome.


Introducing: mini-maintenance healing sessions

Introducing the TraskE healing method, mini-maintenance sessions.

This promotion is available to all clients who have had an initial Traske healing method session. This promotion is designed to provide a little feel-good booster for in-between sessions.

Scheduling and budgeting has never been easier, these little bite-sized healing sessions are available by distance, in 15, 30 or 45 minute bookings.

15 minutes = $30

30 minutes = $55

45 minutes = $75

Please contact us with your questions, and to secure your booking.

**This promotion may not be combined with any other promotions or coupons.

For full promotion details please  click here

 happy healing.

Dial 8-1-1 for free health information, 24/7

When you call 8-1-1, you will be connected to a health services representative who will direct your call to the HealthLink BC service that fits your needs.

This is an awesome, free resource that can help you navigate the health care system, or connect with a Nurse, Pharmacist, or a variety of other health service representatives to help support you to make informed decisions about the health care you choose, all without any user fees.

If you are not able to access this resource from your phone, or would like more information please visit the HealthLink BC services website link bellow: