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55 minutes | a day ago
As a young boy you are living in the poorest section of Detroit before your parents surrendered you to the foster care system, you are nine years old. What can you trust when your world flips upside down overnight? In another part of the world, a young woman endures the death of her mother and her step-father’s imprisonment. She too will enter the foster parent system. She then escapes a highly abusive relationship. Promising her foster parents not to get involved in dating for awhile, she is off to College. As both enter college, they meet and in spite of all the other students, it is only each other that stand out to the other. This is the true story of Alexis Black and Justin Black and what they had to learn to be able to stay in their relationship. Old learned behaviours from their pasts started to play out in their relationship. Old unconscious patterns threatened all hope for a shared future. This is how two foster kids beat the odds and discovered healing, happiness, and love.
56 minutes | 8 days ago
Our brains are often flooded with ideas which could become very viable businesses or a new modality to help others. Most of our ideas come in, we get a momentary little spark of excitement and then we carry on as usual. Now what might happen if we shared it, if we got other people involved, whose energy added to the idea and built on it? Enter Revaz & Mariam Mekvabishvili , a brother and a sister, who had a shared idea, they shared it with their family and elicited their support. Many people take their ideas and hide them away becoming very protectionist. This approach dead ends many a project and many amazing ideas are lost because there is no energy to build upon. Synchronistic energy is powerful. Our guest will talk about the growth of their business to include many people all working with synchronistic intention. A meeting place, a learning place, a sharing place, a dynamic business model taking us to the next level of human development.
55 minutes | 15 days ago
Imagine being a 16 year old and your Father suddenly dies from a massive heart attack . A tough experience for any teenager, however, one year later, your Father’s Spirit not only appears to you but also comes with a powerful life-altering message. This is the story of our guest, Shawn Leonard, an internationally acclaimed evidential medium. His father told him, We all have a purpose and one day you will help people understand their lives and bridge the gap between the physical world and the Spirit World. In the three decades since the visit of his Father’s Spirit, Shawn has worked to finely hone his ability as a Spirit Talker/Medium and his connection to the Spirit World. His gift allows him to help people all over the world as he communicates with departed loved ones, spirits and guides. The insights the Spirit World shares with us help us to better understand our journey here on earth and can provide healing for many people struggling with grief.
56 minutes | 22 days ago
New Year’s 2021!
After a year that started with the promises that come with a new decade and a new year, we progressed into a global pandemic and as we end the year we are in a lock down situation. That about sums up 2020. Can’t say we saw that one coming. As the year earned the repeatedly spoken title of ‘unprecedented’, no one knew where this was going, what were we supposed to do, we are now working from home, so is my spouse, suddenly so are the kids and we are all there, at home 24 /7!! Having survived thus far, it is time to bid 2020 adieu and welcome in 2021. Join Alexia and Gord as we let go of 2020. Since it is time for resolutions, some helpful hints to succeed and why we usually don’t follow through with our resolutions. We will be live, call in, say hi! I suspect for most of us given regulations, this is as much a party as we are going to see this year but fun !
52 minutes | a month ago
The Magic of Christmas Eve
Christmas in 2020 is going to be quite different for many people this year. Under a lockdown by public health, many of us will be spending the holiday without our families physical presence and under the stressful presence of Covid-19. However different doesn’t have to bad or something to dread. Let your magical child help you embrace this experience. Rather than channeling the Spirit of Scrooge with a humdrum attitude, let that magical child get Christmas underway. Whether it is discovering the almost macabre history of its beginnings in ancient Rome (sorry, but Jesus was added in later) to the role of Coca-Cola in painting Santa red! Make Christmas magical for yourself. Yes, Christmas can oft-times feel like something or someone is missing, a sort of melancholy can be present. This evening we will be doing a visualization/ meditation to invite those we are missing to our Christmas celebration. Have a candle ready! And we will be live streaming this show. Join us!
55 minutes | a month ago
Magic is Everywhere
As the child grew older, its caretakers and teachers pointed and said, that is theirs and this is ours. The child only saw a wooden fence that separated theirs and ours, confused because it all looked the same. As time went on, the pointing now included, this is us and that is them. Again the child, confused, saw them were just like us! We all know this story, we have/are living this story, as more fences, more us and less of them, infiltrated our brain, filling with the fences implanted by the caretakers who themselves learned the same rules. Walk in a line, stay on the sidewalk, colour inside the lines, each rule disconnecting the child’s awe and curiosity from the magical relationship they had with the plants, trees and animals that nourished the child’s soul. As an adult, we struggle to reclaim the magic around us. Laughing at the many ‘you can’t’, to become I do. Ours is a journey of re-connection to the magic around us, are you ready to reclaim the magic in your life?
55 minutes | a month ago
Knowing our Treatment Options
Canada - The True North strong and free! We pride our self on the freedoms we have, definite bragging rights when compared with our southern neighbour . However, some things like Health care, we may not have the freedom you imagine. When you see your medical doctor, are all treatment possibilities presented? No, because anything not within the realm of medical surgery or standard pharmacology, is rarely accepted. If during your Dr.’s visit you said you wanted to incorporate Homeopathy, and not just prescribed drugs, you would be met with silence. In Europe, most doctors give you Homeopathy or Herbal products as a treatment choice. Our guest today Daniel Dereser, is President and CEO of Boiron, Canada, and will be talking about the world of Homeopathy and his passionate fight to have Homeopathy kept in the public's mind as a viable treatment option. You could say he is a freedom fighter, ensuring we have the right to choose our own approach to health care.
56 minutes | 2 months ago
ALOHA - Spreading the LOVE
If you have had the honour of being a visitor to Hawaii, you will know the word Aloha as a simple greeting on the Islands. But Aloha is much, much more than a greeting. It is a spiritual force of love that is the essence of our connection , that honours each other and the earth. Lei'ohu Ryder and her partner Maydeen ‘lao live by the Aloha Spirit , travelling throughout the world, reaching out to be of service to others. Their non-profit – Aloha in Action. centred on the island of Maui. has built schools in Kenya, provided scholarships in India and provide education funds in their home of Hawaii. As singer/songwriters they use music, dance, and ritual to reach out celebrating marriages, funeral ceremonies, and creating group healing events. As wisdom-keepers of the ancients they celebrate the indigenous soul of every person of every culture. Having just released their album ‘The Sacredness of all’ they will be singing for us this evening sharing the spirit of Aloha.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
Encore: Coming Home To Your Body: The Embodied Present Process
We live in our heads, distracted by its chattering and divided from our deepest intelligence. The source of our modern distress is that we have put a tiny, fragmented portion of our intelligence in charge of our lives – and that portion of our thinking obsesses all day long over problems it can never solve. We have placed the ability to reason on a pedestal without appreciating its severe limitations. Reason offers to control the world around you, but it never can. Nor can it bring into your life what most deeply blesses it. You cannot reason your way into a state of balance, or into a loving relationship. You cannot reason your way into being present. The body processes a billion times more information that we can be conscious of. Uniting with that intelligence is what enables you to be present. It's what enables you to remain in a state of flow and empowers you to land in the body and thrive in the present.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
Red Sky Performance
Red Sky is Canada's leading company of world Indigenous performance in dance, theatre and music. This multi-award-winning company was founded by tonight’s guest, Artistic Director Sandra Laronde in 2000. Internationally renowned for its artistry and innovation, Red Sky has garnered an international reputation for collaborating on landmark projects with some of the most prestigious artists and companies from around the globe. Since its inception, it has captured and ignited the imagination of people from nine countries on four continents. Red Sky highlights the promise and potential of what is possible within contemporary Indigenous performance. Tonight we meet the woman with an inspired vision that has manifested worldwide. A vision that intertwines the arts from dance, theatre to visual art, with culture-keepers and storytellers, in order to see the connections of First Nations, European arrivals, and newcomers.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
Emotion, negative or positive, tends to embed events in our memory. November 11 is Remembrance Day in Canada and the UK. It is Veterans’ Day in America. Initially remembering the men and women who fought, and died, in the First World War. An armistice was signed at the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month. For some people, the day is highly significant and for others, it serves to remind people of the freedoms we enjoy today. It has expanded to include all personnel of all wars. We draw upon memories in this act of Remembrance, of things we never experienced but we seem to know and understand. Memory is strange function of our brain and is heavily influenced by our emotions. Our memories are most vivid when a strong emotion is attached to an event. The rituals of Remembrance Day from the uniforms to the music combine for us to retrieve an emotional memory, even if we had no direct experience of war. Make them laugh or make them cry-if you want to make your mark.
55 minutes | 3 months ago
Qi Gong - Creating Balance
Qi-Gong is a millennia-old system of co-ordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial-arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, Qi-Gong is traditionally viewed by the Chinese and throughout Asia as a practice to cultivate and balance ‘qi energy’ - life force. While the Chinese government has restrictions on Chi Gong, it is embraced globally by millions of people for its life changing practises. Master Teresa’s new art of healing, the Pureland Qi Gong®, is a cutting edge Chi Gong practice. This method of healing is based on raising consciousness to expand awareness, as it accelerates healing through the integration of the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual states. Chi Gong has been refined for well over 5000 years to stabilize mood, improve sleep, reduce fatigue, and re-energize the body thus promoting self-healing, disease prevention, increases alertness.
55 minutes | 3 months ago
Disagreement, tension, stress, and conflict are part of all relationships and communities. There’s no magic pill to make it go away. But, we don’t have to suffer so much. There are ways to get through disagreement, dignity intact. It’s possible to respectfully hear each other across deep divides. The people around us may have all kinds of different beliefs, ideas, and cultural practices but, as primates, we share the same underlying needs. Non-Violent Communication (NVC) is a way to bridge the gaps through assertive honesty and compassionate listening. Marshall Rosenberg, the founder of NVC, was inspired by Gandhi, influenced by Eric Fromm and worked with Carl Rogers, while developing break through communications around segregation and racism. NVC strengthens independence AND interdependence: it increases our ability to stand up for ourselves without hurting others, AND care for our interconnected world without harming ourselves.
55 minutes | 3 months ago
What if every time you communicated with others, both personally and professionally, it was coming from a place of authenticity. A place of connection to yourself and the other person. What if you could stay aware of what you are feeling, even if uncomfortable, and continue to stay with your connection to the other person. This is what is called Authentic Relating, but only a part of it. Knowing what you think of and how you may treat your inner child, at age 6, age 10, and the 14-year-old? Authentic Relating includes all of our parts even those we learned to hide or we don’t yet know about. It moves us to know who we are, the skills and talents that have laid unknown to our self and to others. Authenticity in relationships pave a pathway toward the richness of our private and work lives. It is the full welcoming of our own darkness — and that of others and of the world — that fosters the integration of darkness with light to help us become whole and fully actualized human beings.
56 minutes | 3 months ago
Discovering Resilience - Dancers' Stories
Have you ever had your world side-swiped by the consequence of doing something you believed would keep you at the top of your game? Our guests - award-winning international dance soloists, Mary Louise Albert and Rebecca Margolick. Starting her training as a young girl she rose to be a world-class soloist. M-L retired to become Artistic Executive Director of one of Vancouver’s top Theatres, and she is poised to return to the stage in 2021. Mary-Louise joins us to discuss issues facing women in the dance world. The exacting standards dancers are forced to adhere to and the devastating effects of disordered eating and body dysmorphia. With Dance Trainers, minimal public performance costumes and always the mirrors, a focus is constantly upon the body. An unforgiving public and dance elite who foster unnatural expectations on body size and shape. She shares her journey, wisdom, and Mother's instinct in guiding her own award-winning daughter Rebecca through Dance at N.Y.U., unscathed.
55 minutes | 3 months ago
Gratitude With Attitude
Thanksgiving. Hum, Are you feeling thankful? 2020 is requiring us to dig deep. Some people don’t feel very thankful or blessed or want to acknowledge Thanksgiving at all. I understand it. Covid-19 Pandemic, actually most pandemics, take the shine off the silverware. We stand to gain the most when we are challenged by the good around us. Throughout history the harvest has always been celebrated and thanks given to the universal powers that cause the sun to shine and rain to fall. We humans have sunny days and rainy weeks, but we pretend its not true. Well most of the time. Some strive to thrive by putting a little bounce into their step. They stand up, and see, smell, and hear the creation we are a part of. We can reach up to stand tall, walk with a rhythm in our step and call it, attitude. Gratitude with attitude can overcome any obstacle. Head held high, a smile to the sky and you have started to live Thanksgiving!. Gratitude moves through us and it can move the world.
55 minutes | 4 months ago
The Secret Pandemic within the Covid-19 Panademic
As Covid-19 continues wrecking havoc, another possibly lethal pandemic is silently growing, substance abuse. The Public Health protocols for controlling the Covid -19 virus from spreading also create conditions that unknowingly bolster substance abuse. Isolation, loneliness, stress, fear, boredom, job losses creating financial uncertainty, all contribute to addictive behaviours. Excessive drinking can be common during stressful times, but excessive can become abuse and then an addiction. Opioids were a problem before the Pandemic , overdoses have doubled over the last 7 months resulting in an increased mortality rate. Suicide, always a risk with substance abuse, has become another tragedy in our pandemic experience. Whether it is chemicals including alcohol, internet gambling or online shopping they all lead to adverse experiences. Gord and Alexia both have extensive addictions experience and will share ways to take care of yourself and others during this time.
55 minutes | 4 months ago
Astrology- A Universe of Archetypes and Metaphors
Do you believe in astrology? It is 1,000’s of years old and exists in most cultures worldwide. It is likely the oldest symbolic language we humans have. Astrology reflects the social realities of the times in which it is practiced. It morphs with culture. The language of archetypes and mythic reality which astrology is all about allows us to make meaning out of our experience, and this is done with a kind of grace. Astrology is not a tool for hard-line predictions but rather it is one to use for navigating whatever comes our way. In this particular year of pandemic and pandemonium, that 2020 has turned out to be, astrology has been most helpful. Astrology has never been more eloquent in allowing me to see the road we are on than it has been in 2020. Although I am horrified, the same as all of us, by things which are happening, on account of astrology I am not surprised. To be honest, I saw it coming. On account of that I have a sense of where it’s going which is helpful.
55 minutes | 4 months ago
ENCORE - Coming Home To Your Body: The Embodied Present Process
ENCORE BROADCAST. We live in our heads, distracted by its chattering and divided from our deepest intelligence. The source of our modern distress is that we have put a tiny, fragmented portion of our intelligence in charge of our lives – and that portion of our thinking obsesses all day long over problems it can never solve. We have placed the ability to reason on a pedestal without appreciating its severe limitations. Reason offers to control the world around you, but it never can. Nor can it bring into your life what most deeply blesses it. You cannot reason your way into a state of balance, or into a loving relationship. You cannot reason your way into being present. The body processes a billion times more information that we can be conscious of. Uniting with that intelligence is what enables you to be present. It's what enables you to remain in a state of flow and empowers you to land in the body and thrive in the present.
56 minutes | 4 months ago
Let Me Introduce You to Your Body
Do you experience muscle and joint pain? Perhaps loss of strength and body stiffness? Our guest may help shed light on what your body is experiencing and help you move past the discomfort your body is causing. Throughout our life we will experience various forms of trauma. The death of a loved one, the loss of a job or having an unexpected diagnosis given to us, all can be traumatizing for some. We may believe that the trauma and feelings we have experienced is held in our brain, in our emotional memory. What we now know is trauma is held in our bodies. When we experience that moment of trauma, a part of our energy locks or freezes in us. Over time the actual memory may fade but the trauma in our body doesn’t fade. It has taken up space that will continuously impact our body but with the use of movement, the body can release and re-balance itself. Getting to know your body can shift pain, loosen muscles, free you of fear all because you started moving. Worth Considering!
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