Sweet November

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the cancer diagnosis and passing of my dog, Dolce. To honour him, I am offering free follow-up sessions for animals who have been diagnosed with cancer (a value of $45 per session). Whether you would like to assist your pet with pain management, or help them feel more positive and at peace, a Holistic Energy Therapy session can help. It can bring balance to their immune system, allow them to get a good night’s sleep, help them understand what’s going on, give them the opportunity to communicate their wishes and concerns to you, and much much more.

For any pet who is not a current client, there is an Initial Consultation fee of $60, but all subsequent sessions in November will be free of charge. There is no limit to the number of sessions you can book.

<3,

Avril

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Why do we wait until it’s almost too late?

It’s healing time!

I’ve been sleeping until 12pm or 1pm most days this month. And I’m exhausted when I wake up – and not because I’m not getting enough sleep (I’ve been logging a solid 8-10 hours per night). My skin also looks terrible, I’ve been experiencing more and more headaches, my eyes feel strained, my back is bothering me, my entire body feels tense… the list of health annoyances goes on and on. The worst part is that I know what I need to do to heal some of these issues – I’ve known it for many months: I need to change my diet.

About a year ago, a friend introduced me to the concept of the Ketogenic Diet (a diet that is high in fat, moderate in protein, and low in – only complex! – carbs. As soon as she told me about it, I had an intuitive nudge that this diet would help with healing my body in various ways. But I’ve put it off this long because it is such a restrictive diet, and the idea behind it is to go on it and stay on it. What can I say? I’m Italian, and I love my simple carbs…

Goodbye grains. Goodbye sugar.

However, my body is starting to cry out in protest. It’s time to make the switch. I’m finally at that breaking point that it takes so many people to get to before they finally feel compelled to make some sort of change.

Why do we torture ourselves with our problems? Why do we insist on allowing things to reach a breaking point? How come we can’t just make the changes we see need to be made as soon as a problem presents itself? I suppose sometimes it’s difficult to believe in the possibility of healing/thriving, when we’re viewing it from the feargrounds of familiarity and/or finances. That’s why we continue eating foods that manifest diseases, and stay in jobs that make us want to pull out our hair, and remain in relationships that no longer serve us.

Eggs are Keto-approved 😀

It takes a breaking point.

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had a new client say to me, “I’m at my wit’s end with this animal!” or “I’ve tried absolutely everything. You’re my last hope!” (Way to put pressure on a girl…) As a holistic practitioner, I’ve learned to accept that this is the reality of the alternative medicine field in general. People turn to holistic modalities when they have nowhere else to go. True healing takes work – and oftentimes a lot of it. Regardless as to whether you’re trying to heal yourself or your pet, you have to be willing to try different (and unconventional) approaches, and keep your mind open. Sadly, most people who love their pets prioritize their animals’ healing better than they prioritize their own. When it comes to animals, we will try unconventional approaches before we try them for ourselves. (On the flip side, this can be a really wonderful thing, because many people begin exploring their own holistic options after seeing how well their animals respond.)

And I can still have my homemade vegetable soup…

People often avoid their own healing because they don’t want to do the work. Some people don’t want to face their emotions. Others don’t want to give up their lofty pay checks. Or their mediocre sex. I don’t want to stop eating popcorn. Or risotto. Or chocolate. (*Drool…*)

But I do want to heal. The truth is, deep down, we all want to. Most of us just need a good push. And if we don’t resist those little pushes that precursor the big one… then we don’t have to deal with the health crises, or the mental breakdowns, etc. When we pay attention to the signs, and follow what our hearts and our bodies are trying to communicate, there is happiness and prosperity and healthfulness waiting for us. You have to climb the rainbow first if you want to slide into that pot of gold.

That is something that I’m finally ready to work for. Are you?

<3,

Avril

Happy Halloween!

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It’s Halloween night! Every junk food addict’s favourite time of year 😀

This year, I decided to hand out healthy treats – homemade popcorn. My friends and family always ask me to make this popcorn whenever I host gatherings. It’s so addictive! And it is quite healthy, too. Here’s the recipe, below:

 

 

The Best Ever Homemade (Vegan) Popcorn 

Ingredients:

  • air-popped organic popcorn
  • extra light-tasting olive oil
  • himalayan pink salt

Directions:

  • Air-pop a big bowl of popcorn.
  • Add the olive oil, one over-flowing Tbsp at a time. 🙂 Make sure to pour the spoonfuls of olive oil all over the popcorn – not just in one spot.
  • Mix REALLY well.
  • Mix, mix, mix, mix, mix….
  • Add the himalayan salt, to taste.
  • Mix, mix, mix, mix, mix….
  • You’re done!

Happy Halloween, everyone!

<3,

Avril

Glendor the Dragon’s Channelled Message for October, 2017

My Spirit Guide, Charlotte, told me that until further notice, Glendor – my Dragon Guide – is going to be the one delivering the monthly messages. Hope the rest of you are enjoying him as much as I am 😀

Glendor says…

This month, wee ones, I want you to consider all things false. They are not yours to keep and want for, still. Throw these things away fast – like lightning in a storm – and hurry to the ones who keep your favour, still.

Be kind to those who matter. They are your handlers, your brothers, your sisters, your fathers, your mothers. They are the ones who keep want of you in times of need, of distress. They are your chosen few, the ones who desire your keeping in times of night and dark. The ones who keep you, still, after all you have been through.

Look to them now, in your time of delight, of conquest, for direction and afterthought. Be they mighty or green, they will want what is best for you in all your endeavours. Keep to them your pride, your anguish, your terrible regrets. Sing to them of your praises, your diamonds, your charitable works. Know no demons; let troubles pass you by. It is a dying grace to be with the splendour of elders.

Keep want in your heart of these things and let time sing your praises. This is all I want for you. Let it matter.

~ Glendor ~

Thank you, Glendor!

<3,

Avril

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Waves of Gratitude

As many of you know, I left my well-paying, full time day job back at the beginning of June so that I could spend more time on my business working with animals. Here in the Western Hemisphere, the more dollars you have, the more you are. Well, I for one want to amount to more than a bank account – no matter how much money is in it. I started my own business so I could do something gratifying and soul-fulfilling with my time and my energy. However, sometimes it’s really easy to get sucked back into that Western-hemisphere mentality that money is everything. As some members of my extended family might voice it: “Oh yeah it’s nice to do something that makes you happy… But you have to make money.”

The entrepreneurial journey has not always been easy, but it’s also never been boring. Which is more than I can say about some of the mainstream positions I’ve occupied in the past. This month, I’m feeling especially grateful to those friends, family and teachers – like Roxana Roshon, Atherton Drenth, Dee Hughes, my parents, grandparents and countless others – who have supported me on this path to becoming a healer, a teacher and a businesswoman. I’m thankful for their encouragement, their lessons, and their patience as I continue to learn how to navigate the waters of self-employment.

I’m forever grateful to all of my human clients – my wonderful, loving, curious and oh-so-wise human clients – for all of their support, questions, suggestions and referrals over the past several years. I couldn’t have made it this far without you guys!

Last, but certainly not least, I’m thankful for my animal friends – new and old, both in- and out-of-body – who continue to demonstrate that the most important thing to do in this life is live it with joy. Even if all we have is a cardboard box or a dirty kleenex.

Here’s to building castles in the sky.

Happy Thanksgiving and Halloween, Everyone!!!

<3,

Avril

 

 

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