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Reiki: Health and Wellness

Reiki: Health and Wellness

What is Reiki?

Reiki is something I learned over 7 years ago and while I first only intended to use it on family and maybe a friend or two, I recently decided I could better put it to use by helping others.

So, with much enthusiasm I re-took my Level 1 and 2 course for Reiki to refresh my skills and began practicing like a mad-woman! First on family, then on friends and friends of friends. Discussing each session with my clients and marveling at the feedback and accuracy of this new practice I have found myself in!

So What is It?

It is energy work. Pure and simple. Working with the universal energy and allowing it to flow from the abundant universe to the client’s own body. It is relaxing, so much in fact that many clients fall asleep within minutes! Non-invasive and gentle, it can be done on anyone.

I write more about it on my Airdrie Reiki Health and Wellness blog so please take a moment to pop over there to learn more about Reiki and how a session typically goes and what it’s all about!

If you haven’t already tried Reiki – I STRONGLY suggest you find a good practitioner and have a session done -it’s amazing!

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Posted by on November 19, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Does My Mac Have Virus: Redirects to Yahoo Spam Search Results

Mac Computer Redirecting to Yahoo Search Results

If you are using FIREFOX and your computer is redirecting you to Yahoo and then a bunch of non-relevant sites, you may not have a virus at all. I had this issue for months and could not figure it out. Turns out, it was some add-ons by the same company, SPIGOT, (don’t ask how they got there, I don’t know!) But once removed, everything was fine.

  1. When your Firefox browser is open go to TOOLS
  2. Click on Add-ons
  3. Go to Extensions
  4. Start looking for any by the company SPIGOT (will likely be greyed out because it’s not compatible with updated Firefox
  5. Uninstall the SPIGOT extensions. (Amazon, Ebay and a couple others most likely. Personal experience, there were 4 add extensions to delete.)
  6. Clear history and Close Firefox.
  7. Reopen and should be good as new!

This also removes that annoying ‘Hot Deals’ tab that shows up in your browser. Don’t bother with all that DNS changing stuff until you’ve tried this. I tried DNS first and of course it didn’t work. The problem was in the Firefox extensions.

Hope this helps!


Posted by on September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized


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It Works! Body Wrap for Natural Weight Loss

It Works! body wraps are very unique and designed to help you lose fat. It tightens and tones and helps flush all the toxins out of your body. Seriously.

Does It Works! Really Work?

Okay, I was skeptical too. When I used to write for Suite 101 our articles were complemented by advertisements which is how the company made money. They allowed these gosh awful ‘belly’ ads to appear. You know those ones with the flabby belly cartoon and then it mysteriously shrinks!

We HATED those ads. They were cheap and cheapened the articles we worked so hard on producing. They did make money though and why wouldn’t they? Do you know how many people want to have a flatter stomach. Firmer thighs and buttocks. Get rid of the flab under the arms and the chin? Lose the wrinkles on the face. Yeah, we’re talking MILLIONS.

But recently, a friend of mine was introduced to It Works! and tried it out. She lost 4 inches on her waist after the first application! The application is 45 min long and the formula keeps on working for 72 hours! It absorbs into the body, breaking down fats and toxins and with your help in drinking lots of water, you flush it out.

Sounds too good to be true, but if you see the number of Before & After photos out there and read the testimonials, how do you say it doesn’t work? You won’t know until you try right?

Can It Works! Get Rid of My Baby Belly Fat?

As a mom, you probably have  bit of loose skin around your mid-section. Baby stretches you out and sometimes that skin doesn’t easily snap back into place. Despite exercise and good eating, it can seem like a losing battle. (I know, been there, done that.) Plastic surgery is not always an option. Expensive, hard on your body and big recovery time.

So what kind of natural weight loss/fat loss method can you try? There are diets, sure. But like all diets they don’t work. Most likely you will slow your metabolism down and as soon as you start eating again you gain weight. Fail. You can try supplements designed to boost your metabolism. Some of these can work, though some may be dangerous, especially over a long period of time. Research must be done on what supplements are safe. Plus, boosting your metabolism helping you burn what you are eating – you need something to tighten and tone what you have.

Before and After Photos of It Works! Body Wrap

Not Photoshopped, these are actual photos and believe me, there are many, many more just like them.






If you want to know more about this amazing product and how to buy It Works! visit my website at Natural Health: Skin and Body.


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Posted by on April 25, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Oil Pulling and Health Benefits

How to Do Oil Pulling & Health Benefits

Oil pulling is not a new concept, it’s been around for hundreds and How to do oil pulling and the health benefitshundreds of years but it’s lately making a comeback as a great way to de-toxify your body, whiten your teeth and give you good overall health. It’s an Ayurvedic method that detoxifies and rejuvenates your body and requires nothing more than some oil and the dedication to swish it around in your mouth for up to 20 min a day!

What is Oil Pulling?

Simply put – it’s swishing oil around in your mouth. Sort of like a mouthwash, though you do it a little longer. The idea is to swish the oil around in your mouth, have it mix in with the saliva and allow the oil to draw toxins from your mouth and body into the swish. After the 20 minutes is up, simply spit out the swish (into a garbage) and rinse your mouth if you desire. Done.

Who Can Do Oil Pulling?

Because you do not want to swallow or especially, choke, on the oil, be careful when allowing children to do oil pulling. They need to be able to do the swishing without swallowing or chocking.

There are also mixed reviews on whether to do oil pulling when pregnant or breastfeeding. Always do your own research. Many women have done oil pulling because they can’t get dental work done while pregnant and they have claimed no adverse reactions and have had no teeth problems either. Others have claimed it helped their morning sickness, but again, do your research to be safe.

Health Benefits of Oil Pulling?

The whole concept goes beyond just a healthy mouth. The whole health of your body starts with your mouth and with the oil pulling the toxins from your body and helping your body function as it should, it’s no surprise that oil pulling is said to be good for:

  • Migraine Relief
  • Hormone Imbalance Relief
  • Reducing Arthritis Inflammation
  • Help with GI Tract
  • Reduce Eczema and other skin related issues
  • Reduce lung problems, bronchitis
  • Reduce Sinus congestion and mucus build up
  • Improved vision
  • Reduce insomnia
  • Helps with hemorrhoids and irritable bowel syndrome
  • Reducing hangover
  • Reducing pain
  • Reduces allergies
  • Detoxifies from heavy metals


Dangers of Oil Pulling

There are no known dangers of oil pulling except for the obvious danger of swallowing the oil. Actually, swallowing the oil pulling leads to white teeth and overall good healthoil itself is not really harmful, though the toxins the oil will contain once you are done are not meant to be swallowed. Any oil is dangerous if choked on though, so be sure not to choke on the oil. If the oil enters the lungs you will not be able to get it out.

This is why you must show caution when deciding on what age children should be allowed to do oil pulling.

How to Do Oil Pulling

Best done first thing in the morning, before you have eaten anything. Do not oil pull on a full stomach.

Take the oil of your choice – it can be coconut, sesame, sunflower etc. Personally, I prefer coconut oil. You can take 1 tsp or 1 TBSP, whatever is most comfortable for you. ( I would start with a teaspoon and work my way up eventually.) Now, you can either get the oil in liquid form (if it’s not already) by placing it in a small bowl, inside a larger bowl of hot water. Or, you can just put it in your mouth, coconut oil for example melts really quickly.

Now, gently begin swishing back and forth, swishing between your teeth and working the oil around your teeth with your tongue. You don’t have to swish hard and you don’t want so much oil in your mouth that you end up swallowing or choking on the oil!

Many people wake up in the morning, get the oil in their mouth, jump into the shower, do their routine and then spit the oil out (into the garbage otherwise it’ll clog the drains) and then be on their way. You can swish with a bit of sale water once you are done and brush your teeth if you’d like, or just swish with regular water if you need to.

Original Article here….


Posted by on April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Adobe error code 1069 for Kobo

Getting an error code 1069?

After searching for an answer online and not seeing any solutions I played around with my Kobo and figured it out.

Recently I had changed my Adobe password, this is likely why I suddenly couldn’t download any books from my library.

I uninstalled Overdrive and then reinstalled it. Check your date and time settings ( otherwise Adobe will tell you to check them at the next step).

Go into Overdrive and add your library. You will be told you need an Adobe ID. Enter you ID and password and browse all the setting options.

You should be good to go now. With your Adobe ID updated you should now be able to download your books.

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Posted by on February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Natural Remedy for Vertigo and Inner Ear Problems

Many people suffer from vertigo and symptoms range from mild to severe. Vertigo can be so debilitating that many people are confined to bed. There are natural remedies to treat vertigo that are safe and effective. Vertifree from Native Remedies is a safe and effective natural remedy that is easy to take and helps to relieve vertigo symptoms including dizziness, vomiting, nausea, spinning and it helps to restore normal inner ear balance.
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Posted by on February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Organic India and Tulsi Tea

I was contacted by the company to try out their teas and I have not been disappointed! They are wonderful teas and best of all, you are supporting fair trade and sustainable practices!

Organic India and Tulsi Teas


Otherwise known as Holy Basil, Tulsi is a common plant found in many Indian homes. It is known as “The Queen of Herbs” and makes a wonderful and healthy tea. It has been noted in scriptures that date back over 5,000 years ago and still widely used today!

Tulsi Tea and How it iS Good For You

There are various flavors of teas you can brew and they all provide a vast array of health benefits including:

  • Reduce Stress
  • Support Immune System
  • High in Antioxidants
  • Builds Stamina
  • Strong Adaptogen
  • Digestive Aid
  • Anti-Aging
  • Balance Metabolism
  • Balance Energy Levels
  • Uplifts Moods

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Posted by on September 19, 2013 in Uncategorized


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