Remembering Yourself?

Remembering Yourself? When I experienced Remembrance Day in Canada for the first time, I had a huge sense of relief. Back in Germany, the men who had fought in the war came home sick and wounded in body and soul. What was even worse was that they had given all they...

Heroes and Runny Noses

Heroes and Runny Noses “I thought you were teasing me! I was sneezing and had a runny nose because of my hay fever, and you gave me a remedy of an onion! But it worked, I am amazed.” This is what a patient told me while laughing when he came for a follow-up...

Butterfly Medicine

Butterfly Medicine Ever Heard about Butterfly Medicine? Today I walked our dog Brodie in the woods. In a sunny spot on a Bitter Cherry bush, there was an Admiral butterfly sitting. To be exact, it was a Lorquin’s Admiral which is one of the beautiful butterflies...

Autism – A Modern Epidemic

Autism – A Modern Epidemic Imagine living in 1918. No internet, no cell-phone, no high tech medicine. It was the day of the door to door doctor. In 1918 the notorious flu spread around the world. In a matter of months as many as 50 million died. Many healthy young...

My Grandfather’s Truth About Ending War

My Grandfather’s Truth About Ending War My grandpa was the most loving man you can ever imagine. After having experienced WW1 and WW2 and the terror of the Nazi regime, his love was drenched in sadness. As a little boy I soaked up the despair that was expressed...

Half Life of Truth?

Half Life of Truth? Have you ever wondered what “half life” means? In physics the half life of a substance is defined as the time that it takes for half of the original substance being decayed and half of it being left. For example, the Technetium isotope...

Springtime and Allergies

Springtime and Allergies It feels like springtime here in Victoria. The daffodils and crocuses are blooming. And with the alder blossoms and other pollens, many people start sneezing. Are you allergic to anything? Do you know what the solution for allergies is? You’ll...

The Eagle’s Gift

The Eagle’s Gift A few days ago I wrote about the last Nature Walk. I have been pondering about the experience with the hunting eagle since then. I could enjoy the sight as a natural phenomenon and be happy with that. Then it would be merely an outer event....

Eagle on The Hunt

Eagle on The Hunt This afternoon, a small yet steadfast group met at the Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood for a Nature Walk in spite of the cold and rainy weather. Two of the participants even had come all the way from the Comox valley! The weather did not allow for too...

I Own My Space Now

I Own My Space Now Did you ever feel like you were the victim of negative thoughts, the victim of emotions of fear and anxiety? If so, then this story might be just for you. Too often we do not run our lives but life seems to run us. Or to be more precise: our fears...