The Four Candles

There are several traditions at this time of year which have to do with Light.  From trees to mantles, altars to special candle holders, lights are used to add a festive touch and symbolize a deeper meaning to many rituals, religious holidays and festivals. One tradition is that of the Advent Candles. Although it is a Christian tradition, the meanings Continue Reading →

The Aroma-Memory Phenomenon

Seeing as next Tuesday is Remembrance Day, it is a perfect time to reflect upon how aromas can increase access to unconscious thoughts, feelings and memories. When people inhale aromas, they have an immediate reaction to the scent. Sometimes it is a body sensation, image, thought, sound or emotion. How can aromas create so many different reactions? The answer lies Continue Reading →

SWINE FLU: Precautions or Panic?

After a wonderful 2 week vacation in the Caribbean, reality hit upon disembarkation at Toronto’s Pearson Airport. The Customs and Immigration officials meeting us were wearing protective masks. Cleaning staff were wearing protective masks, gloves and cleaning all public areas with specialty cleaners. Why all the fuss? Then we were told “Swine Flu Precautions ” were being done. Having been Continue Reading →

Spring Cleaning Help with Natural Products

Spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings . Out with the old and in with the new. Time to shake out the cobwebs, both literally and figuratively. Spring is a great time for embarking upon cleaning and reorganizing projects around the house, office and yard.  In keeping with this theme,  I have found a couple of recipes and Continue Reading →