SGC Admin: From our inbox to you from; The Whitby Library: ABC Abilities Audio Book Club

SGC Admin: From our inbox to you from;

The Whitby Library: 

ABC Abilities Audio Book Club


Traditional book clubs can be frustrating for those living with the effects of a brain injury or for people with developmental or learning disabilities.

Join the Brain Injury Association of Durham and the Whitby Public Library for a bi-weekly audio book club for adults with cognitive disabilities.

We will meet every second Thursday to listen to and discuss great stories. 
  • Thursday, January 14 2016
  • Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Room Location: Meeting Room 2 at the Central Library.
Please call 905 668-6531, extension 2010 or email to register.

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First Sun 2013
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April Edition of OM Times Maginzie

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April C 2015 EditionOMTimes is excited to Grateful to have Mallika Chopra on the cover of the magazine.

Mallika Chopra is the successful author of 100 Promises to My Baby, the author of 100 Questions From My Child, and the author of the recently released book Living with Intent. She is a successful entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of, a social platform for people sharing their intents to lead a happier, healthier, and more meaningful life.

OMTimes is honored to share this exclusive interview.

Read more here

March 2013 SGC E-news shared events calendar section

March 2013 SGC Shared Events Calendar:

March Special from Heather Burton Facial Reflexologist: 3 treatments for $75:00 with fourth treatment FREE

  • 1:  The Dave Bacha Band Live at McGradies Tap and Grill
  • 2167 Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough: http://www.reverbnation
  •  1:  Moon Enters Scorpio
  • 2: Sugar Moon Cottage  March Calendar:
  • Tea Leaf Reading Workshop on March 6th, 2013 – $25.00 – 7pm to 9pm. – Hosted by Carolyn: 
  • Monthly Get Together – Subject Luck and abundance   – March 20, 2013 – 7pm to 9pm FREE – Limited Space – RSVP Required. Hosted by Sharon: 
  • Course in Miracles Study Group – March 21, 2013 – 6:30 to 8:00pm – FREE – Hosted by Brian: 
  • March 24, 2013 – 1 to 3pm – Automatic Writing Workshop – Hosted by Lisa Killingbeck – $25.00: 
  • March 31, 2013 – Astrology 101 – Examine your Birth Chart – $25.00 (Includes your chart) – Hosted by Sharon
  • 3: S.O.D.A: (School of Dramatic Arts) March Break Registration This Sunday atClass Act
  • 11am – 1pm: 104 Consumers Drive, Whitby, Ontario, 905.668.2229
  • 4: Circles in Circles women’s networking meeting: 7 to 9 pm: This month Teresa of “sugar my skin” shares her knowledge. 
  • 3 steps up coffee-house 605 Brock St N  Whitby, ON L1N 9S8: Email Sherry @
  • Rousseau’s fine furniture March Sale to March 31 2013: Harvest Tables, Chairs and Cabinets 30 percent off….216 Mary Street East Whitby Ontario L1N 2P5
  • 4: Axiational Alignment Workshop: 83 William Ingles Drive Oshawa: 6;30pm 10:30pm: Cost $40 plus $5:00 for booklet:
  • Email Tracy
  • 8: Drum Circle with Julie Ditta at The Tranquil Garden Retreat: Let out your inner drummer! We start with a meditation and then let the drumming take us on an energizing, music making journey which is never the same twice.  We embrace the natural flow of free form drumming. Djembes, Native frame drums and rhythms instruments are welcome. Some extra drums are available. Please reserve.
  • 7:00 pm: The Tranquil Garden: 1053 Ritson Rd. N Oshawa: 
  • $10.00
  • Please call the Tranquil Garden in advance to register 905-425-6357
  • 10: Daylight Savings Time Begins Clocks go forward one hour at 2 am
  • 11: New Moon: Moon void of course (not in any sign)
  • 11: SGC February draw winners
  • 12: The moon enters the sign of Aries
  • 12: SGC Post: Brigid’s Balm Website, Natural Goat’s Milk Soaps and more
  • 12: SGC New Link/Connections added Brigid’s Balm Website
  • 14: The Tranquil Garden Retreat Happenings
  • 14: Reuse Day Whitby: Donate your used goods March 16
  • 15: Local Newspaper (Metro Land) looking for your stories about your mum for Mother’s Day Ebook
  • 15: Tranquil Garden Meditation with Julie Ditta: March 18
  • 15: Ladies Night Out…. Deer Creek Golf Course: $75.00 for as many mini treatments as you can fit in a 3 hour period. Heather Burton will be there doing mini facial reflexology: Benefits Simcoe Hill Settlement House in Oshawa:
  •  16: The Psychic Cottage “pot of gold” Free Event
  • 17: St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Holiday observing St. Patrick  
  •  17: The Psychic Cottage Beginners Tarot
  • 18: The Psychic Cottage Automatic Writing March 24
  • 18: The Sun enters the sign of Aries March 20
  • 18: Guided Meditation with Julie Ditta at the Tranquil Garden Retreat: Relax your body, open your heart and activate your imagination as you go on a personal and enlightening journey. Guided Meditation is an effective tool for restoring peace and well-being, reducing stress  and for improving sleep. A new theme which touches the soul and stimulates the spirit is introduced each month.
  • 7:00 pm: The Tranquil Garden: 1053 Ritson Rd. N Oshawa: $10.00
  • Call the Tranquil Garden to register 905-425-6357
  • 19: FYI News from Eco-Justice
  •  19: Free Active Living “fair” for Seniors
  • 20: Guided Meditation with Julie, Whitby:
  • Relax your body, open your heart and activate your imagination as you go on a personal and enlightening journey. Guided Meditation is an effective tool for restoring peace and well-being, reducing stress  and for improving sleep. A new theme which touches the soul and stimulates the spirit is introduced each month.
  • 7:30 pm: Whitby: $10.00 Please Call Julie – 905-666-8238
  • 21: Drum Circle at Alternative Thinking Toronto Free Event 
  • 22: The Dave Bacha Band Live at the Wee Pub Oshawa 
  • 22: Drum Circle with Julie: Entice your spirit, raise your vibration and make music with others. Join us for a fun evening of drumming, meditation, and music making. Some extra drums are available. Please reserve.  7:30 pm: Ezra Annes Bed & Breakfast: 239 Wellington St., Whitby: Refreshments: $10.00 please call Julie at: 905-666-8238   
  • 24: Palm Sunday: Catholic Religious Celebration
  • 26: Passover Begins: Jewish Religious Celebration
  • 27: Full Moon
  • 29: Good Friday: Catholic Religious Holiday observing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ
  • 31: Easter Sunday: Catholic Religious Holiday observing Jesus Christ rising from the dead. 

SGC January 2013 E News….

Serenity’s Gift Cove (SGC)

January 2013 E-News

Happy New Year, may it be healthy, happy and prosperous

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Graphics: Artist: Raimundas Gvildys


 January 1 New Years Day. Happy 2013 Everyone… Good Health, Happiness and Prosperity … 

January 3rd, 4th & the 5th. The Violet Door…Customer Appreciation Days at the Violet Door (12% off everything, sale merchandise included) **New hours for January 2013**: Sunday & Monday – Closed: Tuesday to Friday – 10 till 8pm Saturday – 9 till 5 pm. Visit the Violet Door Book (and gift) Store @ 185 Church Street Bowmanville, Ontario 905.623.0706

January 7th Monday: Circles in Circles: Ladies business group: We meet once a month on a Monday (usually the first Monday) at 3 Steps Up Coffee Shop: 605 Brock Street North Whitby, ON L1N 9S8: It’s a very casual environment, come on out Ladies, all ladies are welcome….even if you don’t have a business yet… J Please Contact: Susan at: or Sherry at: for more information. January’s Meeting: Joy Lavoie, a Young Living Essential Oils Representative, educates us on the wonderfully healing uses of Essential Oils…

January 11: The Dave Bacha Band: This band has been doing “the circuit” for many years, simply because they love music… Come on out and support live bands… J The Dave Bacha Band will be playing at The Wee Hideaway 361 Wilson Rd S, Oshawa, ON, L1H, 08:00 PM

January 14 When friends gather” Guided Meditation/Healing: Come and join Pamela and MaryLou as they guide you through a relaxing evening of meditation and healing…J Evening begins at 7:30pm. Please Contact: Pamela Scott: 905-668-3073: MaryLou Westenhoefer: 905-668-6494

January 17: Body Blitz Spa 48 hour Argan Oil Sale: We (body blitz) are holding a 48-hour sale on our organic argan oil face serum starting Thursday, January 17th. Our argan oil will be on sale for $50 – that’s over 20% off our regular price. This amazing oil has phenomenal anti-aging and skin protecting qualities. Perfect for nourishing and hydrating the skin to combat winter dryness. You can pick one up at the spa or order online.

 Drum Circle @ The Tranquil Garden with Julie Ditta**At time of “printing” dates where not known to SGC, please call the number below or check back with SGC in the next week or so** We (Julie Ditta and friends) start with a meditation and then let the drumming take us on a creative, energizing, music-making journey that is never the same twice. You don’t have to know how to drum to be part of this circle. We embrace the natural flow of free form drumming. There’s no right or wrong. No pressure to perform. Just let go and drum! Djembes, Native frame drums, and rhythm instruments are also welcomed. 7:00 pm: The Tranquil Garden: 1053 Ritson Rd. North Oshawa: $10.00: Please call The Tranquil Garden to register: 905-425-6357: Facilitated by Julie Ditta of Whole Soul There are some extra drums available to borrow. Please call in advance to reserve.

Meditation Circle Whitby: **At time of “printing” dates where not known to SGC, please call the number below or check back with SGC in the next week or so** Join Julie Ditta of Whole as she gently guides you into a relaxing/healing meditation, then partake of refreshments and leave feeling renewed and invigorated.

Drum Circle Whitby:** At time of “printing” dates where not known to SGC, please call the number below or check back with SGC in the next week or so** Join Julie Ditta of Whole as she guides you along a journey of release through the healing sounds of drumming. Bring your own, drums, rattles and shakers. If you don’t have any instruments, drums can be reserved ahead of time.

January 11: New Moon: The moon remains in Capricorn until 2:44pm, she will be VOD until 4:01 am January 12 when she moves into Capricorn: The New Moon arrives at 2:44pm January. Please Checkout our moon phase and sun sign posts as January 11 approaches to see what this may mean for you. 

January 19: Sun Moves into Aquarius: Please Checkout our moon phase and sun sign posts as January 19 approaches to see what this may mean for you. J Happy Birthday Water Bearers…

January 21 Birthday of Martin Luther King:

January 26: Full Moon: The moon fulfills her cycle in the sign of Leo at 11:38 pm. Please Checkout our moon phase and sun sign posts as January 26 approaches to see what this may mean for you. 

News, Ads and Recipes

Natural Wellness Solutions

Mexican Breakfast Casserole  -Gluten Free/Dairy Free  Serves 8 to 10


12 eggs, whisked

1/2 medium onion, diced

1 lb organic ground beef or turkey

1 sweet potato, shredded with skin on

1 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups diced fresh tomatoes

2 cups fresh spinach


1.    Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease  a 9″X13″ baking dish.

2.    Whisk eggs in a medium bowl and set aside.

3.    Shred sweet potato using a food processor with shredding attachment or by hand. Set aside.

4.    Cook ground beef (turkey)in a large skillet over medium-high heat until no pink remains. Break into crumbly pieces using a spatula. Drain off extra grease. Add onion, shredded sweet potato, garlic, jalapeño, chili powder, salt, and paprika into skillet. Cook until onions are translucent (about 5 to 7 minutes). Add tomatoes and spinach into skillet and cook for about 2 minutes or until spinach begins to wilt.

5.    Pour beef(turkey) and sweet potato mixture into the prepared 9″X13″ pan and spread evenly along the bottom. Pour whisked eggs over the top, making sure to mix the eggs into the sweet potato mixture with a spoon or spatula. (The casserole can be made ahead 1 day in advance, cover and refrigerated. Remove from fridge 15 minutes before cooking.)

Place in preheated oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until middle is firm and edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.   




Pamela Scott Invites You To…. 

“Improve your well being while enjoying a

A relaxing spirit guided treatment with an experienced healer and channel “.

Please email Pamela for more details or call her directly at: 905-668-3073


January Message by MaryLou

White Swan Spirit Heart

Listen to your Dreams & Intuition

The Universe is whispering to you

Embrace this year with pleasure and delight

Your thoughts will become your new reality

 Blessing to All and Happy New Year

Mary Lou

Marylou Westenhoeffer has many years of experience working with spirit and she is pleased to announce her new Intuitive Parties… have a party and get a reading 20 minuets for $20:00. Marylou currently has two Meditation CD’s for sale: One for Adults and one for Children. Please Click here to visit her website and to order your copy today. MaryLou is now offering gift certificates for the following: Energy Healing, Intuitive Readings or Personal Meditation. MaryLou always provides her clients with a safe and nurturing space for self-discovery and spiritual awareness.


For The Tranquil Garden Retreat Oshawa January events please Click Here

For Natural Sense Bowmanville January Specials and Christmas hours please Click Here

For The Magical Blend Montreal January News, Specials and Work Shops please Click Here

For Azure Green January News and Specials please Click Here

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We try hard to post on a regular basis, but time flies, so forgive us if we are tardy in our posts.☺ Our posts are mostly about local happenings but sometimes include news/events from afar… We enjoy spreading the word for small business’s and those with creative fun hobbies, and we advertise for free… We sell services such as emailed tarot card readings, and astrology charts, we have a combined astro-reading which includes a tarot reading and a month by month horoscope. SGC also has product for sale ….All pricing on our site includes applicable taxes and estimated shipping costs. Shipping costs have been estimated for Canada only, international and U.S. shipping will cost extra, of which the buyer will be notified before transaction is completed. We accept payment by credit card via pay pal, account deposit by pay pal, and cash. SGC Monthly E-News: If you have an event or a special offer to send out, or if you would like to share an experience with others, please send it along by the last week of the month and we will make mention in our E-News or post on our weblog with a link to the post in our E-news.  Our E-news is emailed out to our contact list monthly. If you do not currently receive our E-News directly to your inbox and you would like to; please email us with “please add me to your e-news contacts” in the subject line. If you would like to be removed from our E-news list please email us with “please remove from E-news list” in the subject line.

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FYI: Links and Connections

Check out our Links and Connections Page

For more information and to connect with the following and other links

Labelle Savage: This is an Etsy site of unique and fabulous hand made jewellery. Located in the state of New York. This site was recommended to us.

Comfy Cotton Diapers: Pick up of dirty cloth diapers with drop off of clean cloth diapers.

Free Metal Pick up:Whitby and Oshawa

Natural Sense: Local (Bowmanville) supplier of spa products

Renovations: Dave Sutherland is one handy guy, located in Oshawa service area includes GTA.

Dentist: Local (Whitby) Dr. Larry Greenland and his friendly staff welcome you. Dr. Greenland is now located in the Whitby Mall Dental Office.

Chic Interior Redesigns: Selling your home, and need someone to help you stage or redesign it? Sherry Gostlin is happy to help and has a fabulous eye for detail. Sherry is also a colour specialist and loves to help people find the right colours for their home.

Bangles, Beads and great gifts…. Check it out online….

Social Solutions. Help for people and families experiencing challenges regarding learning and socializing.

Winky the Clown: Got an event and need some entertainment? Check out Winky, face painting and balloon making fun….

Unique Touch Photography: Local photographer… Weddings, Graduations, Family Photos, Portraits ……..

Ezacesswear: Fabulous easy access clothing for those undergoing dialysis and other treatments.

John J. Bucknam B.A. LL.B. Barrister Solicitor Notary: Looking for a local lawyer…. Real Estate and Family Law: 202-50 Commercial AvenueAjax, ON L1S 2H5 Tel: (905) 683-7037

LivingLibations: A Canadian owned and operated online store: Product line includes natural skin and hygiene products and essential oils along with Raw Source Chocolate. LivingLibations has been in operation since 1996. SGC recently became an affiliate member of LivingLibations and we thanks all who visit and purchase from this website when connecting to it via SGC. You can find living libations on SGC by Clicking Here: Please let us know about any comments you may have about LivingLibations….