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

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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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Hakuna Matata, as the animals say…

BagheeraWe all know the kinds of effects that stress can have on our bodies – headaches, muscle tension, digestive issues, just to name a few. But what a lot of people don’t realize is that their stress can also have a dramatic impact on their pets. Animals always seem to be aware when their humans are stressed aboutsomething. Has your cat ever walked across your keyboard right when you were in the middle of typing up an important email? Has your dog ever started barking or become especially playful while you were watching a tense scene in a movie? Animals. Just. Know.

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Painting is one of the things that mellows me out.

And because animals are as sensitive and as intuitive as they are, it’s not uncommon for them to develop health issues due to living with stressed out humans. This is why it’s so important for us humans not just to treat the physical symptoms of our stress, but to address the stress itself. It might mean refusing to bring work home at the end of the day, taking up a yoga practice, going for walks in nature, or…. spending more time with our animals!

For about 4 years I was working full time in a jail (talk about stressful environments!) and this past June I finally left my job to do what I really love – working with animals and their humans to help them live the healthiest, happiest lives possible. For me, leaving my job was something I had to do not just for myself – it was also in the best interests of my animal friends.

I’ve heard more than a few people make the comment that some stress is good, or “You need a little bit of stress in your life – it’s healthy“. Well, I for one never feel as good when I’m stressed out as I do when I’m at peace. And you know what? The animals agree.

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Avril

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Channelled Message for September, 2017

Glendor, my Dragon Guide, makes his second appearance in a row as the deliverer of the monthly message:

Alright, Little Ones, the time is nigh for you to reap what you sow. Look around you at all that you have accomplished. All that you have given. Is it enough? Do yourself a favour and be glad for what you are worth. Be happy that you are now the beholder of your own fortune, the bearer of your own tides. You are not who you used to be.

The time is nigh for you to come forth from your dungeon – whatever that may be – and bring forth all that you know, and all that you are worth. Keep your silver linings playbook at hand, and you will move mountains with those esteemed values of yours.

Do not sacrifice yourself to save others. Do what was done before you and plea with the landscape of all Great Ones that they make amends for you. Ask them to bestow on your loves ones what you yourself have tried and failed to do. Ask that they give to others what you yourself have fought for.

This will be their doing.

I am a mountain of my own worth,

~ Glendor ~

Thank you, Glendor.

<3,

Avril