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What are we reading this week?

April 30, 2010


Another addictive read

We read another one of Martina Coles book as she has become one of my favourite authors. This is not a book that you would give to your grandmother to read, but story line becomes addictive.

This novel is about Nick Leary another underground mobster who has kept himself on top for a very long time, he has also kept his little secrets hidden for a very long time. Although one night changes everything!

This book is disturbing, violent, vicious, nasty but utterly compelling.  Another well written book that Martina Cole has written and again is an0ther bestseller.


Ovarian Cancer Whispers – so listen carefully . . .

April 13, 2010

Watch out for tell tale signs

Watch for Pelvic or abdominal pain or discomfort;    
·       vague but  persistent gastrointestinal upsets such as gas, nausea, and indigestion 
·       frequency and/or urgency of urination in the absence of an infection; 
·       unexplained weight gain or weight loss 
·       pelvic and/or abdominal swelling, bloating and/or feeling  of fullness; 
·       ongoing unusual fatigue; 
·       unexplained changes in bowel habits. 
If symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, ask your doctor for a combination pelvic/rectal exam, 
CA-125 blood test, and trans-vaginal ultrasound. 

A Pap Test WILL NOT detect ovarian cancer.



What are we reading this week?

April 9, 2010

The Celestine Prophecy an adventure by James Redfield

The book states that you have never read a book like this before and I guess they are right!

This book was an enciteful book that takes you on a road to discovery; the story although slow to begin with ends up keeping you gripped to your seats and wanting to finish it.

If you can read through the lines and understand the underining meaning of the book then it is a good read. It challenges your belief system which is not for the faint hearted.

The book itself has sold over eight million copies in more then thirty two countries and was the best selling American hardcover book in the world for two executive years.

Most of the people I have mentioned the book to have already read it; I think it is one of those books that come around again and again.

I am about to read the second book; so I will keep you posted!

Interesting Occupations – BodyTalk Practitioner

February 20, 2010

What does a Body Talk practitioner do?

A BodyTalk Practitioner explores the reasons behind their client’s illness or “dis-ease”.   Using a method of applied kinesiology (muscle testing), and following a comprehensive BodyTalk protocol, the practitioner is able to detect imbalances in their client- be it on a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual level…Once detected, the practitioner uses various techniques to “fix” these imbalances and bring harmony/homeostasis back to the body, mind and spirit.  The techniques are non-invasive and the session is extremely relaxing for the client.  Most of my clients feel less stressed, heal from various illnesses and are much more happy and confident with themselves.

What attracted you to the position?

In 2003, I wanted to find a modality that was more than just a band-aid solution to my family’s and client’s problems.  I had taken 3 levels of Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, and was a certified reflexologist (and studying nutrition at that time) but found the sesssions didn’t produce long lasting results or really go to the core issues of the problem.  My own sons who were very small at the time had several food allergies and gastrointestinal problems so I needed to find a therapy that would help them but not just cover up the symptoms.

How did you come to this position?

I was working in a Naturopathic/Chiropractic clinic where allergy elimination techiques were used (NAET) amongst other modalities,  and I noticed that many clients were not experiencing long lasting results from the treatments.  I realized there was something missing from those treatments – exploring the root cause of the allergies.  I went on a search for a truly holistic modality that could get to the root of these issues.  When I found out from a friend in Calgary about the effectiveness of Bodytalk and that it really went to the core of so many issues, I was intrigued and needed to learn more. I went onto the International BodyTalk Association’s website ( and took a look. I signed up for the first 4 day course without even having experienced a BodyTalk session!

Did you need to study a certain course?

Yes.  The BodyTalk System offers a four day intensive course that is designed for those that want to become practitioners called Module One and Two.  The requirements to become a practitioner are that you need to take these modules twice (the second time at a discount) and perform 50 case studies (sessions for non-paying clients).  On the day of certification, a written AND practical exam are done in the presence of an instructor.  The expectations are set very high and you need a very high percentage to pass (90% I believe).

After Module One/Two , a practitioner can take other modules.  There are 9 basic modules and 2 “university” levels of BodyTalk (Called Parama College) along with many other courses (“Chinese Medicine for BodyTalkers” is one such course).  I have the 9 basic modules as well as 3 other BodyTalk courses and will soon complete the first Parama level.

It should be noted that there is a one day class for laypeople called “BodyTalk Access”.  In this class you learns the 5 most important BT techniques so you can use them for yourself and family.  Its offered in Hong Kong on a regular basis.  Laypeople can also take the regular Modules (1-9 and Parama) if you do not want to become a practitioner.  There are many people that take them just for personal growth.  Taking these classes is a journey of self-discovery!

What do you love about your job?

Many things… I’m a people person- I love the interaction I have with children, their parents and other adults.  I love being a witness to the power of the body to heal itself given the right opportunities.  I love being a facilitator in the healing process for my clients. I’ve had many clients who’ve had amazing results with BodyTalk sessions.  Crohn’s , Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Depression, ADHD and Aspergers- improvements could be seen and felt quickly.  BodyTalk practitioners assist the client’s body to heal itself-this is something I tell my clients all the time so that they know its the wisdom of THEIR body that does the work.  I’ve also had clients whose illness didn’t get better but their attitude to having the illness changed tremendously- it just didn’t bother them as much.

What are some of the negatives?

There aren’t really any negatives!  Well, maybe becoming too busy that I feel a bit guilty for spending time away from my own family!

Any advice for those considering becoming a Body Talk practitioner?

BodyTalk is the fastest growing modality in the world.  The courses are jam-packed with so much information that it will truly blow you away and expand your consciousness.  Anyone can take these courses!  You don’t need any specialty training, although many practitioners of other modalities take it.  A basic knowledge of anatomy would be beneficial but not needed. BodyTalk is taught all over the world in many different languages.  It is used in schools, clinics, hospitals, orphanages, business organizations and many others. Please visit to get an idea how far-reaching this modality has spread.

Come in for a  session too!  Those that say they read about it on the WIC website will receive $200 off a session. Reg. price $600.

What are the women in Discovery Bay doing for Chinese New Year?

February 10, 2010

Does everybody in Discovery Bay leave to go away during Chinese New Year? I asked a few members and here are their answers!

We aren’t doing anything! The girls are having a movie night though…..Leah Douglas

CNY, have no idea yet but hopefully will be peaceful 🙂 Helen Harries – Inspirare

 I was originally looking at escaping Asia and heading over to Europe (as the flights are so affordable at the moment) but unfortunately I am in the process of trying to work around my husbands work schedule.  Paula BarnesEnjo

 We are off to Phuket for a well earned family vacation. It will be an opportunity for us all to de-stress and have some wonderful quality time together. Illana Mckinstry – Career Consulting

 We will do some good hikes around HK and will go with the kids to see the fireworks on a junk, organized by some friends. That should be fun! Danielle Ribs – Life Harmony

I will be running scrapbook classes of course! For more details contact HK Memory Chest  Angela Collingwood – HK Memory Chest

I am going to the  USA Christine King – Headland Homes.HK

I will try to have family at home that are coming from France, for 10 days so I will  guide them through Hong Kong, Kowloon and New Territories and enjoy family time. We will try to go in the crowd to see  the parade, the lion’s danse and the firework.  Cecile Thomas – Double Faces

Twas The Month After Christmas

January 12, 2010

Twas the month after Christmas and all through the house
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.

The cookies I’d nibbled, the eggnog I’d taste.
All the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).

I’d remember the marvelous meals I’d prepared;
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,

The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
And the way I’d never said, “No thank you, please.”

As I dressed myself in my husband’s old shirt
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt—

I said to myself, as I only can
“You can’t spend a winter disguised as a man!”

So–away with the last of the sour cream dip,
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip

Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
Till all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won’t have a cookie–not even a lick.
I’ll want only to chew on a long celery stick.

I won’t have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,
I’ll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I’m hungry, I’m lonesome, and life is a bore—
But isn’t that what January is for?

Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!

Tours, Tours, Tours

October 26, 2009

Cecile is planning something for everyone, she has prepared hikes, walking tours, mums with prams tours and much more, get to know what else is on offer in Hong Kong by coming along to one of these guided tours!  We have another popular Orientation tour in November so if you are interested in the tour or any other tour that Cecile has to offer then contact us for more details.

Hello world!

October 22, 2009
Paula & LeAnn: back-to-back WIC bloggers

Paula & LeAnn: back-to-back WIC bloggers