SPOTLIGHT – Crystal Jensen by Tom Kernaghan

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How much can you know about yourself if you have never played in the dirt? For Crystal Jensen, this is more than a rhetorical question, it is a personal call to action. Crystal, an early childhood educator and the founder of Mindful Expressions, wants children to feel free to discover themselves and create possibilities through play and exploration in nature.

Having spent many moments of her own childhood playing outside and finding her truth, Crystal understands the freedom in knowing who you are and having the independence and confidence to share it with the world. She also understands the crucial importance of guiding children through their early years in a way the builds their sense of self, healthy boundaries, and a voice within a group. 

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Member SPOTLIGHT – Donna Roth

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Donna Roth is all about your taking action for your health. Donna has been on a mission of creating awareness and cultivating personal health empowerment for many years. For this herbal educator, holistic health coach, and author of the book Practical Solution to the Cancer Injury, one’s wellness is a profoundly personal journey of questioning conventional beliefs and opening oneself up to unexpected discoveries. 

It started in 1993 when Donna was shaken by the cancer deaths of her beloved mother, aunt, and mother-in-law. In the emotional aftermath of these losses, she embarked on a long quest to turn over stones and uncover different perspectives on cancer. Influenced by the work of Antoine Béchamp, Ron Gdanski, and Dr. Jerry McLaughlin (Paw Paw), Donna came to reject many commonly accepted explanations regarding the disease and the role of microbes in our lives.

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Member Spotlight – Donna Fairhurst

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“Have you ever seen a waterfall you didn’t like?”

This question has been swirling around in my mind since I heard Donna Fairhurst pose it in a recent BWB video. It’s an apt metaphor for this “endless student of life on Planet Earth” who has been gathering and mastering a vast array of skills and gifts for decades. Like a river, Donna draws from many sources and can go deep to help her clients find their true selves and “know, grow, flow, and glow.” 

Donna is a unique life/soul coach, Reiki master, psychic medium, empath, and aura and chakra intuitive who isn’t afraid of to face truths and surrender to personal change. However, her path to wisdom has been a long and circuitous one. Continue Reading

Member SPOTLIGHT – Sherry Lukey

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Are you stuck, stressed out, or frustrated by unhealthy behavioural patterns that are choking the life out of your relationships? Feel like giving up? For Sherry Lukey and the clients she has helped, this isn’t the time to tap out, but to “tap your crap” and move on. 

Sherry Lukey is an internationally accredited advanced EFT tapping practitioner with certification in matrix reimprinting. For years she has helped people improve their personal and professional relationships and transform their lives. It’s about identifying and overcoming our limiting subconscious beliefs programmed into us during early childhood. It’s about creating new, positive associations that are aligned with our desires to live well. If other modalities have not worked for you, maybe it’s time to try tapping. 

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) tapping works by stimulating high concentrations of nerve endings (acupressure points), turning off the stress response, and sending calming signals to the brain and harnessing its full potential. Having developed a signature method called Tapping Infinite Potential, Sherry offers a selection of programs that can help you go deep and root out belief systems that no longer serve you. A speaker, self-described obsessive learner, and family woman who has worked through her own personal challenges, Sherry understands the courage required to make profound and meaningful changes in your life. 

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Business Member SPOTLIGHT of Barbara Wellborn by Tom Kernaghan

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Often the best way through the hardest decision is to take the gentlest route. For Barbara Wellborn of Wellborn Bodyworks, that means looking inward and finding a new direction toward self-care. With 20 years of experience in spiritual coaching, massage, meditation, deep energy work, and aromatherapy, Barbara guides women to the clarity and confidence they need to release the trauma of the past, move forward at a crossroads, and create the life they deserve, with the grace and self-awareness needed to continue on their journey.

Barbara understands the pain and difficulty of change. After struggling with personal and professional challenges during her younger adult years, she listened to the universe and chose a healthier path. After learning to honour her true self, she answered the call to help others live better lives in the present. Today she offers long programs and short courses for individuals and groups, focusing on the uniqueness of each person and the obstacles they face while blossoming into their truth.  

I was delighted to learn more about Barbara, the work she does, and her thoughts on well-being. 

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Business Member SPOTLIGHT of Dale Choquette by Tom Kernaghan

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Dale Choquette has run a dozen marathons and she is still running on full. This is not surprising when you consider that Dale is a Certified Master Trainer in Human Relationships with more than 20 years’ experience in corporate and professional development, and has worked with a vast array of teams ranging from a martial arts dojo to large organizations. It also makes perfect sense when you realize that her focus is on teaching her clients to gain what they need to cross their finish lines: personal insight. 

Also a veteran speaker and the author of Excuse me, I’m Being Audacious, Dale’s understanding is clear and broad: all success is built on healthy human relationships, relationships are built on effective communication, and effective communication requires a keen insights into how the interplay of different personalities works — and what to do when it doesn’t. Most importantly, she understands that leadership is an inside job; it’s about knowing oneself and leading oneself.
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Business Member Spotlight of Keyla Sereen Ohs by Tom Kernaghan

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Keyla Sereen Ohs understands the journey to health and wellness can be a long and challenging one. As the owner of Sereen Spirit Healing and Retreat Centre, Keyla has lived paths ranging from high-level athletics to imbalanced work choices. She is also keenly aware that our spirit can speak to us and offer guidance, if we are willing to listen to it. 

Ten years ago, Keyla listened to that voice when she realized her life was literally making her sick. While struggling in a job that was causing her anxiety, bodily illness, and blackouts, she had a bad car accident that shook her deeply and made her determined to make some holistic changes to the way she was living. But then, resilience and resolve were nothing new to her. 

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Business Member Spotlight – Kelly Lee Bennett – by Tom Kernaghan

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Kelly Lee Bennett is the “Change Catalyst,” which is a fitting name for a woman who has seen plenty of challenges throughout all facets of her life, and has learned how to master them. An executive leadership and life coach with over 20 years of experience, and more certifications than can be listed here, Kelly has a multitude of tools to help you clear your path and ignite your passion to discover and grow. A former executive and therapist, Kelly understands both the professional and personal obstacles that can keep us from moving forward and achieving our highest potential. 

Kelly is on the verge of achieving her MCC and ICF designations, the highest in coaching. She offers workshops, retreats, seminars, one-one-one sessions, and a vast array of modalities to suit each client. Such diversity comes as no surprise as Kelly has a rich and varied history of experiences, has travelled to 121 countries and lived in 5, and she continues to seek adventure and seize every opportunity to learn more.

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Spotlight Feature – Alisa Farr & Cameron Hayward by Tom Kernaghan

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They inspired my imagination with the very first sound — their new business name. As the word flourish suggests, Alisa Farr and Cameron Hayward offer restorative, growth-focused therapies to the imbalances caused by our over-stressed lives and unhealthy patterns. With combined certifications in Alchemy Sound Therapy, Sound Journey Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Reiki, and hypnotherapy, Alisa and Cameron tailor programs to help individuals, corporate groups, and sports teams reset their minds and bodies, reclaim the joy of living, and maximize their mental and physical performance. 

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Business Member SPOTLIGHT – Layton Park – by Tom Kernaghan

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I started by reading his “Last Chapter” blog post, which is about his own death. When I  found myself bursting into laughter, I knew I was in. I could see that Layton Park is a natural storyteller who knows good storytelling is about the writer’s relationship with the reader, oneself, and the roads of life. Layton — a lover of motorcycles, hotrods, and horses — has certainly travelled many literal and figurative roads at full throttle. And he has the playful, quirky, insightful wit of a man who knows how to live and how to get plenty of guffaws while delivering important messages.  

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