by Donna Powers

Sparrow Medicine

Have you ever had an experience of nature and wondered if perhaps there was some personal significance, message or meaning in the event, in the encounter between human and animal or force of nature? Often times, it is the dramatic that catches the imagination. A random sighting of a hawk or eagle in flight, mountain … Read more

September 22, 2016 –  Special Newsletter: Vaccine Free: Now What? Goes Live in Calgary

Recognize any of these scenarios that are becoming more common and are maybe affecting you directly or affecting someone you love? You just ‘outed’ yourself on FB as being vaccine-free. Scary huh? Wondering who will ‘unfriend’ you? Or send a nasty note? Or… you posted that you ‘liked’ Vaxxed: From Cover Up to Catastrophe on … Read more

A Day to Remember

Browsing through old newsletters, cleaning up folders and files, I came across something I wrote for you in 2013. October 7, 2013. Those were the early first days of writing a weekly blog post. On rereading, I was taken back once more, to the place of remembering. Strange…I am already planning Thanksgiving dinner for this … Read more

Sometimes School is Scary….Even for Grown-Ups

September, first day of school, whether a first time at play school, Kindergarten, grade school, junior high school, high school, university or adult education, school can be scary. Scary for all kinds of individual reasons and scary because in general, doing anything new or for the first time can remind us of everything that makes … Read more

Sitting, Slow Medicine, Sick Kids and Our Spiritual Journey

Hello Everyone, You know how I feature guest bloggers every once in awhile? Everyone brings a perspective on health, healing and sickness and this week I am asking to hear from you, especially if you have kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews or kids in your care. We all have stories, even our own of being a … Read more

Immunology (i.e. vaccination) or Natural Immunity – Same or Different?

Until I read Dr. Tetyana’s book Vaccine Illusion: How Vaccination Compromises Our Natural Immunity and What We Can Do To Regain Our Health, I had NO idea that an immunologist had little or no training on the natural immune system. As Dr. Tetyana says in her book: “The biological term immunity refers to a universally observed … Read more

As Below, So Above

Trees. Unless you live in a desert, they are all around us. When you look at a tree, what do you see? What tree comes to mind for you?  Do you ever consider what is below the tree, under the ground? What do trees need to live? How does a tree get what it needs … Read more


Mushroom Soup for the Soul

What’s your favourite soup? The book would have us believe that it is chicken soup, which is good, but the favourite in this household is mushroom, hands down. And the mushroom soup is my own recipe—not from the can. Being a 21st century grandma, making mushroom soup from scratch is my own little form of … Read more

Cancer and Homeopathy – in Plants and People

Cancer in woody plants…who knew? I guess if you are a botanist or arborist you might know of such a phenomenon but I was quite unaware. I am currently visiting my folks in Winnipeg…again. I really thought I was done travelling this summer. But the invitation for my husband to do some work for family … Read more