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2014, March Caroline Sutherland Newsletter By: Caroline Sutherland

March 2014 Newsletter
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Hello Everyone,


This month I turned 70! Imagine 70 years on the planet. I celebrated my birthday on March 8th - International Women's day. Thank you everyone for your warm wishes via email, telephone, Twitter and Facebook, and for so many lovely cards and gifts. The occasion was well and truly celebrated!


When I was a little girl I never thought about old age, certainly not turning 70. I was born in a tiny village in Scotland - just across the Forth Bridge, which spans the "Firth of Fourth" 9 miles west of Edinburgh.


The year was 1944, in the middle of the Second World War. My father was a surgeon in the British Royal Navy, serving on a naval destroyer, chasing German U-Boats in the North Atlantic. Imagine how scary this must have been for my mother, who never knew from moment to moment, if she would ever see her husband again. A baby is born, life ticks by, and one never knows where one will end up!


At the end of the war our family was reunited. We moved to Africa where my father was a doctor in Kenya, which at that time, was under British rule. I have numerous, vivid memories of Africa. For a number of years, our family lived a charmed life in Nairobi, until we returned to Britain because of the famous Mau-Mau uprising in Kenya. Then my family moved again, and my father took a medical position in British Columbia, Canada.


I have moved many times in my life. I lived in several locations in British Columbia, attended school in Geneva Switzerland, and returned to the Northwest to finish school, and attend college where I met my first husband and raised my family. In 1983 due to mysterious health symptoms, I became fascinated with alternative medicine. You know my story from my books, The Body Knows. In 1990 I moved to the United States and continued to pursue a very successful career as an author, speaker, and medical intuitive. To date, I have spent 31 years in the field.


Just because you were born in a tiny village, it does not mean that you will stay there. The soul knows what you are destined to do and who you are destined to be. Just look at a child. Within each child is the potential for greatness. I am grateful to my parents who groomed me to have a wonderful, rich, and varied life. I have been well-equipped for the life that I have led. And, I have many more years to live. At 70 I feel like I am just beginning. I look forward to each day. Bloom where you're planted!






A Budding Writer in the Family  


My daughter Erica Osburn is an accomplished, writer and editor with nine years of professional experience. Her assignments range from investigative reporting, to business and promotional writing, humour, and travel writing. She contributes regularly to Whistler's Pique Newsmagazine, as well as tourist-oriented publications in Whistler and Pemberton, B.C.


Her latest article below in the Pique (here) references the hot destination, Kona Hawaii where we are preparing for our Third Annual Ultimate Women's Retreat taking place in February 2015. We are excited to announce that Erica will be teaching a writer's workshop during the retreat.

A Book I like 


I have admired Arianna Huffington for many years. When people thought she was crazy, she started the popular online publication The Huffington Post which now has millions of readers from around the world.

Arianna Huffington is considered successful by any standards but her personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye, the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, one of the fastest growing media companies in the world, celebrated as one of the world's most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found  herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like?


Check out her new book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder 


In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising two daughters, of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse and to her "aha moment." Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplace, and our personal lives.  



Spring Green Pea Soup


Celebrate spring with this delicious soup!


2 leeks - washed and chopped

2 TBSP butter

2 cups frozen baby peas - you can also use fresh

1 cup water

1 cup fresh mint - chopped

1 quart chicken stock - or vegetable broth

Salt to taste

1 tsp finely chopped mint - for garnish


In a small frying pan, melt butter. Saute' leeks over medium heat for 5 minutes. In a separate saucepan, bring water to boil, add peas and mint, and cook over high heat for 2 minutes. Do not drain peas. Combine ingredients, pour into blender, and blend at high speed until well mixed.  


Transfer blended mixture into a large saucepan and add 1 quart chicken broth. Simmer over medium heat for a few minutes until soup is just heated through. Add salt if needed. Serve with finely chopped mint as a garnish.



Third Annual ~  Ultimate Women's Retreat
Health & Healing in Kona Hawaii
February 6 - 10, 2015


Join Caroline Sutherland medical intuitive and bestselling author of "The Body Knows," and Deborah Knowles spiritual teacher and creator of the CD "Relax, Renew, Rejuvenate You!" for The Ultimate Women's Retreat, in beautiful Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

This 4 night, 5 day retreat will be held at the beautiful King Kamehameha Hotel in Kona Hawaii. See the hotel here!

This incredible retreat experience is available to 30 women only!

See the details of this very special event here ~ make your plans early to attend.


Lessons From Geese

Just before I left Kona Hawaii this winter, Reverend Deborah Knowles, the wonderful Unity minister who co-presents for our Ultimate Women's Healing Retreat, always comes up with just the right inspirational message. That particular Sunday, she introduced the congregation to Five Lessons from Geese by Milton Olson. This message will stay with you - pass it on.


As each bird flaps its wings, it creates and "uplift" for the bird following. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if the bird flew alone.


Lesson 1: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.


Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the "lifting power" of the bird immediately in front.


Lesson 2: If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those who are headed where we want to go (and be willing to accept their help as well as give ours to the others).


When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back into the formation and another flies at the point position.


Lesson 3: It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks and sharing leadership - with people, as with geese, we are interdependent of each other.


The geese in formation honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.


Lesson 4: We need to make sure our honking from behind is encouraging - and not something else.


When a goose gets sick or wounded or shot down, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help and protect it. They stay until it is able to fly again or dies. Then they launch out on their own, with another formation, or catch up with the flock.

Lesson 5: If we have as much sense as geese we too will stand by each other in difficult times as well as when we are strongest. 

Please pass this on!


Register now for this popular Retreat Weekend in Kona here!   


Radio Show & Teleconferences 


Something New! Once a Month - Healing Meditation

As so many of you know, I have been thrilled with the Virtual Gastric Band Procedure. To date, I have had the honor of guiding well over 300 people through the process - with astounding results. Working as a Gastric Band Practitioner and Trainer got me thinking. What about leading people in a healing meditation combining guided imagery in a healing setting?  


Over the past year I have used this procedure with a number of people with fascinating results. Now I plan to expand the process on a monthly basis. So if you or someone you know is having a health challenge, tell them about the healing meditation. The first meditation in the monthly series, takes place on Monday April 7 at 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET. Register for the teleconference here.  


I believe that this new addition to my career is part of my higher calling as a spiritual teacher. Come and join me!  



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