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Hope and Coping in Difficult Times

Sadness Comes from Many Places
Perhaps it is the peaceful passing of my colorful mother-in-law Fernie Powers who had dementia the last 5 years of her life or perhaps it is the recent mass killings in Orlando, Florida or perhaps it is the post-viewing of “Vaxxed: From Cover Up to Catastrophe” video interview after video interview of parents/grand parents telling their very personal stories of vaccine injured babies and children (some dying from injuries) that has me in tears. Throughout the day, I seem to be filled with a deep grief that needs to be felt and to be expressed with tears. Perhaps it is just one big ball of grief for humanity. Perhaps you feel it too.

Acute Illness
As moms (and some dads too who have full time care of their kids), we put off getting sick when our kids our sick. We carry on; sleep-deprived and nurture-starved, giving and giving and giving to help our kids heal through the latest illness. That can be the illnesses that are short-lived (like flu or chicken pox) with a beginning fever, a middle part with a rash and an ending…illness over and immunity life-long. Then maybe onto the next child or family member and dang, if it isn’t the moms who are the last hold out to get sick!

Chronic Illness
But there are families who live the reality of a chronically ill child. Autism parents are on 24/7. No one does the 24/7 more courageously than the moms and dads committed to helping their children recover from a diagnosis of autism. And the children are recovering. But it is expensive, time consuming and all too often filled with heartbreak and setbacks. These moms and dads carry on…everything for the sake of their kids.

Movie “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe”
By the time this lands in your email inbox, I will have been to see the movie “Vaxxed: From Cover Up to Catastrophe“. The showing runs at the Plaza Theatre in Calgary until June 23rd, 2016, so it is possible that you might still be able to get a ticket to see it. Tickets must be purchased in person at the theatre, however you can buy them ahead of time.

I expect I will be a blubbering mess by the time I leave the theatre. Monday June 20th, 2016 will be a Q&A after the showing.

And as much as I will be feeling the grief of so many babies and children and adults being injured by vaccines, I will, beneath that ocean of tears, be hopeful that maybe now change will happen.

All anyone has been asking up to this point, without media polarizing people into pro and anti vaccine status, is for there to be a conversation about unbiased vaccine safety studies, free from corruption and data manipulation so that parents can make a choice.

One of the basic beliefs I have is that homeopathy can help in infectious childhood disease outbreaks. If you are a vaccine free family, you can use homeopathy to help heal measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, whooping cough, diphtheria…all the diseases where vaccination is the only medical procedure offered to parents. I also believe that if you choose to be vaccine-free, it is important to know the diseases, the signs and symptoms and to know when you need medical intervention.

Unlike vaccines, which cannot confer life-long immunity, having and healing from the infectious illness will confer life-long immunity. I speak as someone, who as a child had all the infectious illnesses in the 1960’s. It was ‘normal’.

If you are a vaccine family or person and you want to learn about the infectious childhood illnesses and how homeopathy can help support healing, please go to: for a complete list of the courses offered. Study at your own pace, your own times with the support of Power Point, MP3 audio with transcript and handouts.

In the meantime, if you too are feeling just a little overwhelmed or maybe sad about events in the world, I offer some suggestions for support.

Three Suggestion for How To Help Yourself and Others

1.    Light A Candle

Prayer and lighting candles are always a way to care for others when there is little money and you still want to do something for someone who hurts.

Real candles not possible? Then go to and light a virtual candle. This website is inspirational and uplifting. I love getting their quotes every morning in my email.

Love resonates healing energy. Send love to all the moms and dads of vaccine injured children. Send love to all those who hurt because of the shooting in Orlando, Florida. Send love to all those grieve the loss of a loved one.

2.    Meditation

For some, prayer is a natural go-to. For many years now, using the Buddhist practice of Tonglen has been a helpful way to process my own feelings and in so doing, process the feelings of others who may be experiencing the same feelings. Here is a link to PemaChodron explaining the concept of Tonglen.

There are many ways to pray. You will know what works for you as you pray on behalf of others.

3.    Homeopathic remedies for shock and grief

Ignatia is one of the most well known remedies for emotional effects after hearing shocking news, especially if there is crying and sighing.

Gelsemium is another remedy to consider, especially if the news has left one feeling shaky and fearful of an ordeal.

Be sure to give your homeopath a call. A remedy can help support you as you are called to help another or as you are called to grieve on behalf of a hurting world.

Yours in health and healing,

RSCHom, CCH, RSHom (NA), Classical Homeopath

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