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About Denis Ouellette

Denis is a breathworker, bodyworker, seminar leader, author and editor, who lives in Livingston, Montana. A holistic-health practitioner since 1978, he publishes the bi-monthly healthy-lifestyle magazine, Natural Life News & Directory, distributed throughout the West. Read more about Denis here:

Is Bowenwork Right for You?

Turn Your Hands into Powerful Healing Tools

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
November-December 2019 • Vol 3, No 107

If you’ve read my previous articles about Bowenwork in this magazine (available in the Archives), then you know that Bowenwork is a system of moves along muscle and connective tissue. It enhances the body’s innate ability to heal, creates balance, and resets the nervous system out of “stress mode.” So now, the question is: Is Bowenwork right for you?

In his booklet, Understanding the Bowen Technique, John Wilks describes Bowenwork as “a very gentle form of natural healing. In order to appreciate its subtlety and depth, the therapy really needs to be experienced.” Bowenwork differs from massage, where the therapist’s hands are on the body the whole time. Instead, the Bowenwork practitioner will apply a few moves and then let the body “receive and process” for a couple of minutes or longer, depending on the procedure being applied.

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The Greatest Gift

You Can Give Your Animals

Kim Shotola
November-December 2019 • Vol 3, No 107

In an ideal world, the greatest gifts you could give to your animals would be a forever home filled with love, and the ability to understand each other on a heart and soul level.

Most pet parents adopt their animals. But did you know that many of those animals don’t realize that they have a forever home? Even if they’ve been with you for years, it’s possible they don’t know that you intend to keep them. If your animal acts anxious, apprehensive, depressed, stressed, or has an upset tummy, they may be living in fear that each day will be their last with you. Look deeply into your animal’s eyes and tell them verbally, “You have a forever home with me. Wherever I live, you will be with me. I’m your forever person.”

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A Past-Life Message to Humanity—

Letting Go of the Stories of Our Past

Tara Maier
November-December 2019 • Vol 3, No 107

During a recent Quantum Healing Hypnosis session, a female client viewed a past life as a medieval soldier. The man’s name was Banyon, and he was incredibly strong and courageous. He exuded confidence, as he confronted a mad king about the impending fall of his kingdom due to the dictator’s own greed, gluttony, and incompetence. As conquering forces encroached the village, Banyon led the townsfolk to safety and left the king to his demise.

Years later, Banyon, living peacefully in a small mountain cabin, was approached by the soldiers of a new king. They asked him to fight for them, as his valor in battle was renowned throughout the land. Once again, Banyon displayed his confidence, as he spoke with this new ruler and declared that he would only lead the soldiers of a monarch who put his subjects before himself. Only after the king proved himself to be loyal to his people did Banyon go to fight for him.

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Eating with the Seasons: Warming Foods

Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

Marlenea La Shomb, N.D., LMT
November-December 2019 • Vol 3, No 107

Yes, the temperatures are dropping, making it the perfect season to reach for warming foods. Think: Herb teas, hot lemon-ginger water, broths, soups, stews, sauces and gravies, crockpot, slow-cooked meals, and warming smoothies. Include: Garlic, onion, Mexican hot peppers, radishes, all types of sea vegetables. Use: Herbs like basil, oregano, peppermint, ginger, horseradish, mustard, paprika, cayenne, sage, and turmeric. Add: wasabi, umoboshi plum paste. Spices too: cinnamon, clove, star anise, licorice, nutmeg, allspice, and pumpkin-pie spice. Stir your rose-hips tea with a cinnamon stick!

Dr. Richard Schulze, ND, MH, is known for his natural-healing crusade. He reminds us: 1) Cayenne pepper promotes overall core warmth, circulation and heart health. 2) Horseradish root goes right to the head. 3) Ginger root goes out to the extremities and back in again internally, creating movement as a wave of warmth. There you have it—heart, head and hands!

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The Gift of Giving

& the Art of Receiving

Catherine Nelson, Ph.D.
November-December 2019 • Vol 3, No 107

Here we are already making plans for the upcoming holidays, especially Christmas. Some of us have already stashed presents away, and some of us will be last minute shoppers. The spirit and joy of the holidays is infectious, and we all want to be a part of it one way or another.

One of the main themes at this time of year is giving gifts to friends, family, and others. Some of us worry about finding the “right” gift for each person on our list. Will it be a good color or the right size? Will it be “enough” for a certain person? If it is not well received or valued, what should I do? How can I afford all of the gifts on my list?

These kinds of questions and concerns create tension, worry, and frustration inside of us. We seem to have lost the real value of giving. Maybe these two stories will help us remember the essence of gift giving in the days ahead.

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Endocrine! The Least Known Body System

The Thymus Is at the Nexus!

Marlenea La Shomb, N.D., LMT
November-December 2019 • Vol 3, No 107

Our bodies are made up of systems, most of which you are familiar with: skeletal, muscular, cardio- vascular, digestive, nervous, immune, and respiratory. Yet, how often do you hear about the endocrine system? It consists of the glands and organs shown above. Off the top, we have been hearing about the thyroid, adrenals, pancreas and reproductive. However, the least known is probably the thymus.

The endocrine system is mostly related to our thoughts, feelings, and emotions, which affect our physical body. It rules! We truly are sunlight activated, chemical, hormone, and electrical beings. If you are in an arm-wrestling match with your hormones, who do you think is going to win? Your hormones, of course!

I used to think my family was a hormonal wreck—myself included! I could cry at the drop of a hat while under stress, due to lack of sleep, or seasonal/monthly changes in my body. I came to realize we had unbalanced hormones we were fighting with under added pressure.

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Solar Sciences of the Spirit —

Solar Meditation, Solar Gazing & Solar Health Practices

David Christopher Lewis
November-December 2019 • Vol 3, No 107

Spiritual seekers of today who desire to deepen their experience of the Divine can benefit from the powerful energies of the sun through the solar sciences. Allowing solar light to stimulate one’s physical body, aura and chakras is an ancient science that can accelerate intuition and inner peace to flow through our consciousness, being, and world.

Knowing and practicing the solar sciences of the spirit will become commonplace and popular as the sensitive ones use their inner gifts and higher talents to co-create conscious communities of light within a quickly evolving, solar civilization.

Solar meditation is a practice that involves arising early and greeting the source of all life-giving energies, the sun.

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Roasted Apples & Pears

with Dried Cranberries & Candied Ginger

Janice Feuer-Haugen
November-December 2019 • Vol 3, No 107

Two joys of the harvest season include both biting into crisp and juicy new-crop apples and pears, and inhaling their unmistakably rich aroma when they’re baking. Most of us take for granted fall’s abundance and huge variety of apples and pears. Perhaps we forget that, along with their many colors, shapes, sizes, textures and sweet-to-tart tastes, apples and pears are also superbly nourishing.

AN APPLE A DAY… We all know the rest of this maxim. And, recent research finds that as long as you eat the peel, an apple a day does indeed help keep the doctor away. As with both apples and pears, the majority of their vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients are found in their peel. Peel the skin and you peel away much of what makes them so healthy—their fiber, nutrition and phytonutrients. Plus, aesthetically, the contrast of the peel with the flesh adds a welcome contrast of color and texture.

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November–December 2019 • Vol 3, No 107

From the Editor…

Roasted Apples & Pears w/ Cranberries & Ginger • Janice Feuer-Haugen
Himalayan Singing Bowls! • Barbara Woodbury
Cooking with Essential Oils! • Maria Low
Solar Sciences of the Spirit: Meditation, Gazing & Health • David C. Lewis
New Discovery Stops Colds & Flu! • Priscilla Schnarr
How to Get Through Hard Times • Daeryl Holzer
ENDOCRINE! The Least Known Body System • Marlenea La Shomb, ND, LMT
The Trager® Approach Balancing Body, Mind & Soul • Caroline Falconer
Dimensions of Gratitude • Arnie Shapiro, MD
The Gift of Giving & the Art of Receiving • Catherine Nelson, Ph.D.
The Practice of Generosity • Michãel Palmer
The Importance of Self-Care • Penny Cosner
Warming Foods for Winter • Marlenea La Shomb, ND, LMT
Conquer Your Astrology with Mantras • Kathleen Karlsen
Becoming the Living Light • Virginia Ellen
A Past-Life Message to Humanity • Tara Maier
CBD OIL Holiday Recommendations • Tiera Jaquel
Movie in Paradise • Christopher Rudy
An Hour of Nothing— Zero Gravity Floating • Sylvia & Jessi Sparkman
The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Animals • Kim Shotola
Sound Therapy and Dari Rasa Trunk Show • Linda Palmer
How to Conquer Cravings this Holiday • Connie Huft, RN
Is Bowenwork Right for You? • Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
Mexican Hot Chocolate! • Sasha Woods
MFR for Jaw Pain & TMJ • Mary Loveless, LMT, PTA, C.Ped
Mind-Tricking Optical Illusions • Jason Owen
A Snowflake Is Like Me? • Catherine Nelson



Reduces Stress, Soothes the GI Tract, and More!

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
September-October 2019 • Vol 3, No 106

Licorice isn’t really a weed in Montana, but it does grow like a weed in the warm areas of Europe, some Mediterranean islands, and parts of Asia, like Turkey and Persia. Although there are many varieties of this plant, there are only two varieties of Glycyrrhiza glabra that the pharma will use.

As mentioned, in the bottomlands of Turkey, it is considered an aggressive weed. In the early 1900s, large amounts of licorice were exported as a drug in the form of a paste from Smyrna and Sokia.

I am currently growing this herb, and I can see why they say it is an aggressive weed. I started it from seed last year in my greenhouse. I decided to transplant it to one side of my greenhouse last fall, since they grow up to five feet. In the spring, it didn’t seem like it was growing, so I tilled along there to work the soil, thinking I would plant something else. To my surprise, the plant just sprang up! I ended up having eight vigorous licorice plants grow along that area.

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