This past Saturday, I attended the Transformational Wellness Fair at Dublin Street United Church in Guelph, Ontario. Over thirty holistic practitioners and vendors set up booths featuring a diverse array of products and services.
I also listened to the following guest speakers:
Jill Hewlett is an internationally recognized speaker, trainer, author, wellness TV personality, and brain fitness expert. In the hour-long session, she shared simple and effective ways to improve cognition.
Some of Jill’s insights and suggestions…
The brain is the most powerful, complex, and clever technology on the planet.
Make coffee something you enjoy, not a tool to sculpt your brain.
Do things differently and create your own results.
We first work on habits, and then our habits make us.
When you feed your body properly, you will fuel your brain.
Brain at its best: 80% water, 12% fatty lipids, 8% protein.
Be hydrated…If you’re thinking, you’re drinking.
As we move our bodies, we recreate our brains.
If you say “No” too often, you will remain in your comfort zone.
If you’re in your comfort zone, give yourself novelty. If you’re always on the go, give yourself more structure and rest.
Jill showed a trailer of The Croods. This prehistoric comedy adventure follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed.
In the next hour, Energy Worker Tina Wright facilitated an interactive session, where we danced, opened and closed sacred spaces, and constructed our own sand paintings. This shamanic practice enables us to remove energy blocks that may be holding us back in our life journeys.Contact Tina at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In her session, Naturotherapist Roxana Roshon helped bridge the gap between Western medicine and complementary therapies. After personally experiencing the healing power of alternative medicine, she obtained a Ph.D. in Toxicology and trained in
holistic energy healing (BOS, TBM, Therapeutic Touch, Craniosacral Therapy), with a focus on indigenous healing techniques (Mexica /Toltec). In addition to sharing her own journey, Roxana described breathing techniques and other tips for providing relief. She also guided us through a relaxing meditation.
The afternoon ended with a session on “The Fulfillment Factor” by Russell Scott. A former addictions counselor, Russell now provides one-on-one work and retreats for independent seekers aka mystic misfits. His primary purpose: “Help people awaken and live their best lives.”
Some of Russell’s insights and suggestions…
It’s not always about being happy–Our aim is to be authentic and real.
What fulfills us is the development of consciousness.
Learn from the insanity.
If you want to change your situation, you need to accept it as it is. Allow for the natural flow of life.
When you don’t accept the situation, resistance will block the natural flow.
If you are struggling with acceptance, start journaling. At the top of a journal page, write “The truth of this situation is…” After several days of journaling, reread your entries and circle anything that stands out.
The best book is the book of yourself.
Purpose of life: To be fully who you are.