13 Oct: The World COmes to You : Michael Stone Wisdom

This collection of writings by prominent Buddhist teacher and yogi Michael Stone is part of his legacy to us. This small book informs and inspires.

08 Oct: The Thing About Positivity, Positive Emotions & Choice

Positivity has gotten a bad rep and has come under fire. As a HeartMath trainer, there are important nuances that can make a difference to what this means.

03 Oct: 6 Unknown Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment

Tennessee-based chiropractor Dr Peter Hintz shares with us the different ways chiropractic care can enhance our health, beyond pain relief.

Join What Therapy Editor Sandra Shih for a 21-day online journey to cultivate your own self care practice based on Jin Shin Jyutsu, HeartMath tools, and other exciting ideas. Experience what daily self care feels like, even if only for a few minutes, and explore what true self care is, when it is sourced from self love and fuels self love. It is a powerful thing – discover what is possible and how you can show up more fully as your core essence.

Self Care Self Love 21- Day Workshop

23 Sep: The Art of Jin Shin : Self-Care Resource

The Art of Jin Shin is the newest book on this amazing art of healing and living. This beautiful book is an easy way to start your Self-care practice!

18 Sep: SAD : A Different Perspective on seasonal symptoms

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects many people. Is the reduction in sunlight the reason? Here is another perspective to consider.

14 Sep: Liver Intelligence

The liver is an amazing part of our body. Yet we know so little about its roles and the wonderful ways it helps in homeostasis. That’s liver intelligence.

10 Sep: Defusing Back to School Stress

School is fun and exciting. It can also be stressful. Are you feeling the back-to-school stress, after a summer of sun and fun?

05 Sep: hello There Autumn

Each season has its own magic and message. Find out what the Autumn brings us in all its golden glory and shedding leaves.

29 Aug: A Healthy Culture of Leisure and Pleasure

When you look at your life and culture, is there room for pleasure and leisure? Are these your mindset? These are not indulgences or luxuries. Really.

26 Aug: Japanese Zen Archery: The Meditative Art of Kyūdō

Guest writer Allie Cooper introduces us to this Japanese zen archery form and how this may be the thing you’ve been waiting for.

22 Aug: Try *This* To Get Out of Your Box & Comfort Zone

Get out of our comfort zone, we are challenged. Do you jump out of a plane skydiving? Bungee jumping perhaps? Does feeling unsafe inspire change?

19 Aug: Rub Your Belly For Stress Relief

Rub our belly for stress relief? Find out how from Lisa Levine, Certified Practitioner + Self-Care Teacher of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®

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As the weather cools and the leaves yellow, we can feel and see the approach of autumn. In the Chinese culture, the harvest is celebrated at Mid-Autumn Festival, the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. The first month, the Chinese New Year, usually falls sometime in January or February. This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival is on Friday September 13, also called the Harvest Moon, a Full Micro/Mini moon, when it is the furtherest away.

So you may celebrate the autumn season after the equinox or earlier according to the lunar calendar. Perhaps you live so close to the tropics, you don’t have seasons. Whatever the case is, we have this season and its corresponding air/metal element in our lives. It may be a season in our life, a time of the time, the four hours that the related two organs are “in charge”, in your astrological birth chart…

How does the autumn and air/metal energies show up in your life?


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We move through seasons not just the four we are most familiar with during the year. Understand the five seasons to choose a better diet.

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We call them weeds yet they are medicine. Michelle McKenzie’s Dandelion & Quince shares recipes that transform weeds that are healthy into delicious meals.


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The breath is the one thing we can do consciously and automatically. How we breathe, throughout the day, in moments of challenge, using pranayama techniques to direct our life force, or in meditation, has a profound impact on our health and well-being. We look at the different approaches to stress relief, resilience building, greater respiratory function, inner peace, and more.
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Meditation is not reserved for the stressed. Studies have shown how meditation has a positive effect on our health and well-being. New to meditation? Try this 20 minute technique and find out who else meditates and why.

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In Chinese Medicine, there are three levels of dis-ease and well-being – the earthly level, the human level, and the celestial level. Each one requires a different focus though the elements are linked and interdependent. At the earthly level, we work with the environment, including the climate and the diet. At the human level, we look at our patterns of thought, emotions, and behaviour. Our fixation and attachment can lead to imbalance and even suffering. At the celestial level, we look at how we follow our heart as a way to fulfill our “destiny”. At What Therapy we believe that there are more than physical factors in play and look at the emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of healing.


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While inner glow comes from what we ingest and how we feel, we believe we can add to our glow with clean non-toxic products. What we put onto our skin is so quickly absorbed, we can easily enhance our health by consciously choosing our skincare, makeup, and sunscreen. We are advocates of using beautiful products that are a delight to use and are better for us and the environment , whether they are commercially available or handmade in your own kitchen.
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Facial Marma Therapy, an Ayurvedic treatment, is a great way to boost your health in the electrosmog we live in. This protocol doubles as a natural facelift!


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We live in a global village and most of us are travellers, whether it’s to the most remote reaches of Northern Norway or on a road trip to the next province or state. Travelling is a great way to engage with the greater world and see perspectives other than our own. It is an opportunity to experience local food, beauty rituals, healing traditions, and so much more. We believe travelling nurtures our curiosity and openness. It is a wonderful pause from our everyday routine to disengage from a set way of being. It is a positive disruption that asks us to live more presently.
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As a sentient being, our beautiful planet also has a chakra system. Some say there are 12 major and 144 minor chakras. What are these earth chakras?


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Each season has its own magic and message. Find out what the Autumn brings us in all its golden glory and shedding leaves.


Sandra Shih
Wellness Advocate

Sandra is a HeartMath Trainer, Jin Shin Jyutsu and biofeedback practitioner, and writer. She focuses on helping clients instill a beautiful self-care practice based on traditional wisdom and modern technology.

Dr Taylor Bean
Naturopathic Physician

Dr Bean is a Canadian Naturopathic Physician who is passionate about what she does and aims to bring good information to the table, allowing her patients to make the best choices for themselves.

Tasneem Kagalwalla
Coach, Author & Coach

US-based Life Certified Master NLP Life Coach and Trainer, author, and poet, Tasneem embarked on her journey into the world of alternative therapy began at an early age, focused on a strong commitment to self-awareness and development.


Diana is curious about how we can move through the world with greater ease. She offers mindful movement practices and listening touch therapies and hosts song circles. These include yin and yang yoga based on the five elements, womb yoga, active meditations, Tension Release Exercise, Jin Shin Jyutsu, and Cranio-sacral Therapy.