Tuesday, November 30, 2010

100 Benefits of Meditation.

Explore the advantages of Meditation.
Meditation is also completely FREE! It requires no special equipment, and is not complicated to learn. It can be practiced anywhere, at any given moment, and it is not time consuming (15-20 min. per day is good). Best of all, meditation has NO negative side effects. Bottom line, there is nothing but positive to be gained from it! With such a huge list of benefits, the question you should ask yourself is, “why am I not meditating yet?”
If you need a point to start from, you should try guided meditation courses. They are inexpensive and can provide you with a good foundation from which to begin meditating.
Make sure you meditate, there are quite simply too many positives to just ignore it
Physiological benefits:
1- It lowers oxygen consumption.
2- It decreases respiratory rate.
3- It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
4- Increases exercise tolerance.
5- Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation.
6- Good for people with high blood pressure.
7- Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
8- Decreases muscle tension
9- Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.
10- Reduces Pre-menstrual Syndrome symptoms.
11- Helps in post-operative healing.
12- Enhances the immune system.
13- Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress
14- Enhances energy, strength and vigour.
15- Helps with weight loss
16- Reduction of free radicals, less tissue damage
17- Higher skin resistance
18- Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease.
19- Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing.
20- Decreases the aging process.
21- Higher levels of DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
22- prevented, slowed or controlled pain of chronic diseases
23- Makes you sweat less
24- Cure headaches & migraines
25- Greater Orderliness of Brain Functioning
26- Reduced Need for Medical Care
27- Less energy wasted
28- More inclined to sports, activities
29- Significant relief from asthma
30- improved performance in athletic events
31- Normalizes to your ideal weight
32- harmonizes our endocrine system
33- relaxes our nervous system
34- produce lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity
35- Cure infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation).
Psychological benefits:
36- Builds self-confidence.
37- Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behaviour.
38- Resolve phobias & fears
39- Helps control own thoughts
40- Helps with focus & concentration
41- Increase creativity
42- Increased brain wave coherence.
43- Improved learning ability and memory.
44- Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.
45- Increased emotional stability.
46- improved relationships
47- Mind ages at slower rate
48- Easier to remove bad habits
49- Develops intuition
50- Increased Productivity
51- Improved relations at home & at work
52- Able to see the larger picture in a given situation
53- Helps ignore petty issues
54- Increased ability to solve complex problems
55- Purifies your character
56- Develop will power
57- greater communication between the two brain hemispheres
58- react more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event.
59- increases one’s perceptual ability and motor performance
60- higher intelligence growth rate
61- Increased job satisfaction
62- increase in the capacity for intimate contact with loved ones
63- decrease in potential mental illness
64- Better, more sociable behaviour
65- Less aggressiveness
66- Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction
67- Reduces need and dependency on drugs, pills & pharmaceuticals
68- Need less sleep to recover from sleep deprivation
69- Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia
70- Increases sense of responsibility
71- Reduces road rage
72- Decrease in restless thinking
73- Decreased tendency to worry
74- Increases listening skills and empathy
75- Helps make more accurate judgements
76- Greater tolerance
77- Gives composure to act in considered & constructive ways
78- Grows a stable, more balanced personality
79- Develops emotional maturity
Spiritual benefits:
80- Helps keep things in perspective
81- Provides peace of mind, happiness
82- Helps you discover your purpose
83- Increased self-actualization.
84- Increased compassion
85- Growing wisdom
86- Deeper understanding of yourself and others
87- Brings body, mind, spirit in harmony
88- Deeper Level of spiritual relaxation
89- Increased acceptance of oneself
90- helps learn forgiveness
91- Changes attitude toward life
92- Creates a deeper relationship with your God
93- Attain enlightenment
94- greater inner-directedness
95- Helps living in the present moment
96- Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love
97- Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego
98- Experience an inner sense of “Assurance or Knowingness”
99- Experience a sense of “Oneness”
100- Increases the synchronicity in your life

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Team Project!

Festival of Lanterns, Fire and Fireworks.  Celebrating 20years at the Arts Station.  We went to the Arts Station to try our hand at making lanterns for the November 20th parade of light!  All fingers and toes... but fun was had by everyone.
There we were, deep in the creative spirit.  No one had done this before, but the creative process is a wonderful thing.  A problem leads to a design of magic.  Surrounded by inspiration, we pressed on.

Glue, tissue and bamboo were flying around the table.  Oz Parsons, Art Station Adminstrator, kept stressing the lack of time as there were only 2 more sessions to complete a lantern.  The pressure was on!  Little Ruby, 4 years old, wanted to make an owl.  Kaya of 9, suggested that would be too complicated.  To which Ruby replied, "Well, then I'll make a baby owl!"  Kids are brilliant! 

We continuted to race the clock.  But even with that in mind, Sunday is detail day.  The parade will be spectacular, there were a lot of talented people there and the creations are amazing!  It was so enchanting to see the light added to these masterpieces.  Amazing work!

Thanks to Lesley Graham for all her hard work in organising this project.  We look forward to seeing the parade light the streets on Nov. 20th.

Nov. 20th was a chilly one, but there was a great a great turn out and the lanterns looked amazing.  Check out the fire throwers in action!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Upper Cervical Adjustments.

Call or email us for more information about how safe and effective neck adjustments are. 
Elk Valley Family Chiropractic, Inc.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bruce Lipton on Conscious Parenting

Bruce Lipton is the author of "Biology of Belief".  Bruce Lipton is an internationally recognized authority in bridging science and spirit. He has been a guest speaker on dozens of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national conferences.   Learn more on how what we think effects every cell in our body.   Dr. Lipton has discovered genes and DNA do not control our biology; that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts. Dr. Lipton’s profoundly hopeful synthesis of the latest and best research in cell biology and quantum physics is being hailed as a major breakthrough showing that our bodies can be changed as we retrain our thinking.  Check http://www.brucelipton.com for more information on this fascinating topic.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chiropractors with Compassion

All year long we contribute to Chiropractors with Compassion. http://www.cwccanada.org/cwctv  We believe in extending our help world wide.  If you know someone who could benefit from Chiropractic care, send a card and save a life.  The way it works: you address the card, we mail it and the recipient gets the benefits.  Your gift includes a full Chiropractic assessment and a report of our findings.  This costs nothing to participate.  We donate $20 to Chiropractors with Compassion, helping with water, education, and housing around the world.
Invite someone to experience the advantage of Chiropractic care, wellness care for a lifetime.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cheryl Sherry, Homeopathic Courses.

Visit Cheryl's website http://homeopathi.ca/ or contact Cheryl for any questions about Homeopathi.
Check out her courses now available at the CofR Fernie Campus.
Mommy and me: using homeopathy for your little ones      Sat November 20th, 9am - 12pm  $45 +HST
As parents we want the best for our children. If we can resist the use of conventional medicine where possible, and stimulate the body's own healing power, we give our children a great start in life, increasing their vitality and ability to resist disease.

This short course introduces you to the concept of homeopathy. You will learn how use homeopathy to combat common childhood conditions including fever, teething, ear ache, colic, tummy bugs, nappy rash, coughs and colds, and more.

Homeopathy for the outdoors      Sat November 20th, 1 -3 pm   $45+HST
A must for anybody who plays in the great outdoors.
This short course introduces the concept of homeopathy and it will help you deal with anything from bugbites and bee stings to bumps, bruises and broken limbs, and from sunburn to frostbite.

Learn how to use Homeopathy effectively / Homeopathic First Aid       Sat & Sun Nov 27 and 28th, 9am - 4pm  $155+HST     Price includes a remedy kit
Homeopathy is a safe and gentle system of healing that stimulates the body to heal
itself; it can be used by anyone, including seniors, babies and pregnant women.
Healing begins within your body, strengthening your immune system and gaining long lasting benefits.
The course covers concepts in health and disease basic principles of homeopathy conditions you can and can’t treat safely how to select the correct homeopathic remedy guidelines for taking the remedies
16 first aid remedies including: arnica, aconite, belladonna, bryonia, chamomilla, pulsatilla, arsenicum, apis, nux vomica
Call the College of the Rockies to register 250-423-4691

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Inspirational Video - Law of Attraction

If you know someone who is going through a difficult time, let them know about this video. It is sure to brighten their day. SMILE!

Evolve Ink's Meditation Courses Starting Soon.

Hi everyone

I am pleased to be offering a variety of interesting workshops for November and early December.   Below you will see an offering of workshops ranging from Meditation to general Self Awareness/Health & Wellness.  Some are only a few hours, others are a series in the afternoons or evenings over the course of several weeks.  Some are complimentary while others have a fee but are eligible for the “Evolve” 2 for 1 Community Coupon offer.     

In 2010 I have had the good fortune to train at the Chopra Center (Dr. Deepak Chopra) in California several times and I am delighted to share with you their fascinating teachings particularly in the field of meditation.  The many benefits of meditation have been understood by practitioners for thousands of years.  Science is catching up to prove its merits to the masses and can now explain how it changes brain chemistry along with body physiology.  This is why it is now being used in the field of medicine to support heart patients, pain management, people suffering from anxiety, insomnia, feelings of depression and STRESS to name a few. 

I can personally attest that meditation is hands down the most powerful daily habit I have ever incorporated into my life affecting my mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, professional and financial wellbeing.  

New York Times best selling author and heralded global pioneer of Mind-Body Wellness Deepak Chopra declares,
“if there is one thing you do to increase your overall health and wellbeing-LEARN & PRACTICE MEDITATION!”

This is the perfect time of the year to settle into the comforts of indoors and to make time to reflect and recharge your battery by taking a workshop before the excitement of Christmas, ski season and the New Year is upon us.

These months also represent 2010 coming to a close along with new beginnings for 2011 emerging.  With that timing we naturally often reflect upon how the year has gone so quickly, what did we do, what didn’t we do, what do we want the new year to bring and to create for ourselves?  Improved health, peace of mind with finances, greater connections with others, less stress-more fun, life balance, new work opportunities along with many other goals are often top of the list. 

But what will make these goals and efforts more successful than in the past?  How can we stop the cycle of circling around the same unmet wants & concerns over and over?  How can you end 2010 on a high note and set yourself up for an amazing 2011?  

Consider you must try something different to have different results.  Give yourself permission to try something new. 

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”  Wayne Gretzky

Gallop poll studies indicate that individuals double their rates of success
by joining a group where all participants share similar goals.

I invite and encourage you to join me for a workshop to renew and refresh your energy, outlook and goals.  And to experience first hand the powerful benefits (see below) journeying into greater self discovery can bring to you.  Learn how fun, inspiring, supportive and effective group workshops are. 

Bring a Friend and you both will Save 50% off workshops with the “Evolve” Fernie Community Coupon
 2 for 1 offer!  Coupon Books are available to purchase through Evolve Ink and around town for $15   

If any of the benefits below spark your interest, you are feeling an urge to create new shifts in your life and/or you have a curiosity to learn more about YOU, keep reading, sign up for a workshop and stay tuned for future programs.

More Energy - Increased Self Confidence - Better Sleep - Overcome Fears - Relax-have More FUN - Stronger Sense of Intuition - Healthier Habits - Honour your Self Care without Guilt

A more Positive Outlook/New Perspective - Improved Relationship with Money - Enjoy vs. Endure your Life - Reduced Anxiety/Blood Pressure/Feelings of Depression/Stress

Enhanced Sports Performance - Increase Capacity to Live in the Present - Deeper Connections with Others - Clarity of Goals & Direction - Enhanced Ability to Focus – Tune into your Passions

Take Action vs. Procrastination/Paralysis - Greater Life Balance-Harmony - Alleviate areas of Difficulty - Greater overall Sense of Self & Satisfaction - Let Go of the grips of Disease to Please

Embrace & Initiate Change - Unlock Creativity - Detoxify your Thoughts, Body, Home & Relationships - Inner Peace, Calmness, Wholeness - Attract More of what YOU really Want

Please forward this email to a friend or business who may find this of value.  Thank you.

Please call 250 423 6697 or email me sue@evolveinkcoaching.com to sign up for the workshops listed below or if you are interested but the timing doesn’t work right now let me know for future workshops, what days-times best suit you.

Introduction to Meditation

Perfect for anyone who has ever wondered what meditation is, how to do it, what the emotional, mental, spiritual, physical benefits of it are.  If you think you are too busy to do it, or that you wouldn’t be able to relax your mind enough to do it, then now is when meditation will actually offer its greatest value to you.

Sunday November 7th, 10 am-noon.

Centennial Room in King Fir Lodge at Fernie Lodging Company, Fernie Alpine Resort
drive up towards the resort, take the 2nd left-Timberline Crescent, again the second left into the parking lot.  King Fir Lodge is the building with the flags over the entrance.  The Centennial room is on the main entry level just to the right of the lobby & fireplace.      

$20 (includes HST).  $10 with the “Evolve” 2 for 1 Fernie Community Coupon

*Bring a pillow and a blanket if you like.  I will have some on hand too.
*Feel free to pack a lunch and stay for the afternoon session of Vision Boarding

Vision Boarding

Excellent process for identifying and clarifying desires and goals.  A fun opportunity for those wishing to experiment with the powers of the subconscious and laws of attraction.  And, a great compliment to enhance the impact of your meditation practise.

Sunday November 7th, 1-3pm
Centennial Room in King Fir Lodge (same location as Introduction to Meditation listed above)

*No Charge-all supplies provided.  Just be prepared to have Fun.  Bring any pictures, quotes, magazines etc that inspire you.
*Children with supervision welcome to come along too.

Meditation Mini Series

This workshop is designed to allow you over the course of several weeks to explore various styles of meditation, overcome obstacles to creating a regular practise and to ultimately implement it successfully into your daily life.  Beginners welcome.  

Wednesday nights Nov 10 & 24, Dec 1 & 8, 7-8:30pm

Evolve INK location above Board Stiff on 2nd Ave-downtown Fernie.  Take the door to the right as you look at Board Stiff-come up the stairs.  

$80 (includes HST) As a workshop participant you also have access to over 400 books & learning cd’s from the Evolve library  
*or $40 per person with the “Evolve” 2 for 1 Fernie Community Coupon Savings   

New Horizons Series

This is a terrific workshop to end 2010 and set you up for a great 2011.  Designed to benefit both individuals and businesses, you will enjoy a smorgasbord of different exercises and discussions each week to bring more awareness to your life/business-your goals, desires, habits, self sabotaging thoughts & behaviours etc.  With more awareness combined with proven successful strategies, you will move towards better choices in alignment with what really matters to you which then in turn, produces desired outcomes you have been wanting. 
Very effective support structures for sustainable change are both time and repetition.  Between each class you will have concepts to experiment with and apply to discover what serves you well.

Tuesday afternoons Nov 23 & 30, Dec 7 & 14, 1-3pm   

Evolve INK location downtown Fernie

$99 (includes HST) Includes all classes, a workbook and one private Coaching session to be used at you convenience.  As a workshop participant you also have access to over 400 books & learning cd’s from the Evolve library.  
 *Again, save 50% and come as a pair with the 2 for 1 “Evolve” Fernie Community Coupon Savings  

Evolve Evening of “I” Inspiration & Insight

An opportunity to hear all about all the various forms of Integrated Medicine that are being researched and taught at the Chopra Center which are very effective and easy to adopt into our daily lives. 
Also an opportunity to meet and connect with myself and others who are seekers of overall health and wellbeing. 

Tuesday Nov 30th 7-8:30pm

Evolve INK location downtown Fernie

*No Charge-just an open mind & a smile will do!

Please call 250 423 6697 or email me sue@evolveinkcoaching.com to sign up for the workshops listed above or if you are interested but the timing doesn’t work right now let me know for future workshops, what days-times best suit you.

Stay connected for 2011 programs which will include

  • A 4 month “Evolve” Book Club Jan-April to ignite personal & professional transformation through studying and applying the “inked” wisdom of some of my favourite life changing books.
  • More in depth Meditation & Visualization
  • Money Matters-Evolving your Money Beliefs & Story
  • New Horizons Level 2-delving into the deeper layers of Self Discovery
  • School of Mastery Discipline 1-a focus in letting go of old beliefs and creating new ones
  • Exploring Hypnosis for health benefits, confidence & sport enhancement

Please forward this email to a friend or business who may find this of value.  Thank you.

“May you cultivate the thoughts, habits and consciousness
To nourish your life and feed your wildest dreams”

Health, Happiness & Good Fortune,

Sue Hutchinson-Bawden
Member of the International Coaching Federation
"To have differently, we must be willing to do differently"

Workshops – Private Sessions – Retreats – Tele Classes
Dedicated to the growth, success & wellbeing of people and organizations.

office        Ingram Block 542 2nd Ave, Fernie BC Canada
hours       Mon-Thurs 9-4 by appointment
phone      250 423 6697

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bionic Burger!

True story about a man who's been saving hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and Big Macs from McDonalds for over 18 years... and they look EXACTLY the same! Visit http://BionicBurger.com or
http://www.TheBestDayEver.com for more information.

Does this mean we are what we eat?

Be sure to attend Dr. Mike's complimentry Power Hour on Nutrition. 7 p.m. Dec. 13th, 2010 at the College of the Rockies, Fernie Campus.  Call here 250-423-3003 or the College to register 250-423-4691.