Reflexology with Pete Swales

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Pete is a Healthy, Vibrant and Loving man whose purpose in being, doing and having is to create experiences that consciously influence his life in assisting and promoting wellness in body, mind and soul. Known now as a Personal Motivator within his field and Community he strives to support all in being the best they can be. This motivation in life showed up as a direct result of Living what he learned and then making a conscious choice to integrate these amazing tools and insights into his life. Using the tools provided he moved from a career and a lifestyle full of dis-ease, dis-comfort and resistance in self-care to an Amazing Personal Journey full of passions once considered not only out of reach, but also even unimagined.

Owner of one of Central Alberta’s largest  Therapeutic and Wholistic Massage Clinics has  given him the opportunity to become involved  in many fields of Wellness. His Wholistic and  Loving shift in Health seems to have become  contagious in it self.

Pete has shared his Personal Journey with thousands of clients during his career, with a strong conviction based on, if you want change, if you want growth, if you want to participate in life, then do so.

In the past, Pete has been a published columnist and was featured on the front cover of “The Source” magazine. He is currently working on his own book to assist in attitudinal healing as well as guest speaking on radio programs helping people in Central Alberta and abroad!

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Aspartame Insight by Pete Swales

Hi Honey, I’m Home!

Published in “The Source” June/July 1999 Issue

Hi, it’s early January 1999. Still having problems with the lower extremities, bowels, etc. Doc must be right, the Christmas bringing can be hard on the metabolism. I’ll try the Metamucil for a couple more days, Wish I had more energy though, seem to tire out so easily.

February 1999

Wow, really got to take a look at my diet. Pooped out, pain in the lower extremities, must have got up at least three times in the night. Time for meditation. Got to get to the bottom of this. Meditation goes well. I now realize there is more to my discomfort than basic diet/rest measures. Doc visit goes fairly well. He is convinced there may be more to it as well. Usual test inconclusive.

On February 26th I visit with Lynn Dunning at her Clothes Sew Clean laundry mat as I do most every evening after dropping off the clinic laundry. During our visit a most incredible man walks into the laundry mat, hands Lynn his cleaning tag and claims his clean clothes. As he leaves he notes that I am drinking my usual Diet Cola. He stops, looking me directly in my eyes and in a voice I soon won’t forget tells me “That stuff will kill you. Did you know that it is believed that the sweetener in this stuff (aspartame) turns into formaldehyde at 83 degrees F and your body is 98 degrees F?” He followed by challenging me to take a look at aspartame on the ‘Net’. As this stranger left I placed my cola down proudly declaring this my last. Lynn giggled, I’m sure not quite believing me.

March 1999

We just moved into our new home. The excitement in the air grows with every day. New plans shared for each room, one to a massage room, paint the fireplace room, our antiques proudly displayed in our living room. Crystal’s energy and room sense has it looking like a museum. The pride in her eyes is awesome. Yet, as happy as I am, I grow increasingly tired. In fact, I start to stumble and even fall as I try to walk my dogs during the evening. What is going on? I return to the Doc in mid March. It is quite apparent things have gotten worse. He leaves the room and makes a call. I’m off to a new Doc, a specialist. He take a lot of notes, has me do things. Excitedly explains a possibility of coccygcal equinal syndrome, orders a cat scan and mylogram. He needs to know where the swelling is, where to cut open the spine in order to release the pressure threatening my lower limbs. I can’t quite believe how fast things are happening, he says every moment counts. It’s Friday, two days after my appointment with the specialist. I arrive at the hospital, my wife at my side. On the stretcher and down the hall, as I arrive at the scan, I am informed my procedure has been cancelled. I will have to return Monday. This brings tears and anger to my wife’s face. Why? “Were we not told that every moment counts?” she asks. “Sorry”, we hear, there is nothing they can do. I tried to be calm and instill the same in Crystal. She is scared. We remind each other things happen for a reason. Crystal, I think at this point, wishes for a moment I wasn’t so damn metaphysical and would like me to feel and react sick instead of intrigued by all of this. “To hell with your experience,” she proclaims, “I’m scared.” I was too. It is, however, incredibly neat to experience the syndrome as it happens to my body. I’m thinking already about my next column.

Saturday arrives. I can barely walk, something new. As well, the discomfort has begun to move into my chest, lungs, and later in my arms, first the right, then the left. Sunday, vision and headaches. Wow, what is going on?

Monday arrives. The scans are done but the Doc has new concerns. If this syndrome is right, it should not be affecting anything above my waist. While we wait a day or two for the results I’m sent to yet one more specialist – this time to determine if I have Multiple Sclerosis. This I doubt as in my work with metaphysical I come to know this syndrome as a discomfort usually associated with a personality that shows to be somewhat inflexible. (I’m sure I’ll draw some heat for this remark. I will address it further in upcoming issues.) This new Doc can’t say that it is M.S., however, there is an apparent impediment of neurological stimulant causing some confusion to the muscles.

As the days go by I fall sicker and sicker. I open my line of communication, reach out to friends, Reiki, massage, nutrition and it helps me focus. I hear aspartame one more time. We access the ‘Net’. Crystal reads on. “Oh my God!” I hear her say. There are countless hits all about the possible affects that are being associated to this sweetener. Gulf War Syndrome, mimicking M.S., Lupus, and body pain as I am going through. Scary, scary stuff. Could this be it??

I head off to see a chiropractor, a long time associate. I ask him his thoughts. He uses a scan on my back telling me he hasn’t seen a scan result like that for a while. I mention the sweetener to him. His eyes open, he thinks for a minute, then tells me a story of a doctor (ret.?) who he met while skiing in the U.S.  The Doc has written articles suggesting the ugly side of these sweeteners. Next thing the Doc knew his lease was up. He couldn’t renew, etc. As the story goes he now drives a cab, still writes his articles, still explains his story to those fares who care to listen, determined, I suppose, not to let big brother get him down. I listen. I know the message is here. When I search further into the ‘net’ I find reference that indicates total withdrawal of Aspartame for a period of no less than 60 days will help to determine where you really are. Crystal searches all of our food products for Aspartame, artificial sweeteners of any kind. She finds that Phenylananine is a new way of packaging sweeteners in a double strength form. She watches for that name as well. We toss out jello, chewable vitamins, some jams, gums, even antacids, some antibiotics, all diet pop, and to my horror, we find the suggested orange flavored Metamucil contains the highest concentration of Aspartame. Metamucil, the product suggested to me at the beginning of this malady may turn up yet to be one of my biggest foes. I talked to Marnie at Pure Energy, she suggests switching to psylium (no additives). Armed with new information, I approach my Doc. He listens, however his diagnosis of a viral infection within the spinal column remains his final diagnosis. He lets me know that I may be ill a minimum of four to six months. I thank him and leave. The ‘Net’ says sixty days.

As I sit here writing this column, on this the 74th day Aspartame free, I’m excited to tell you I stumble less, feel better, bowels move regular and I can once again do massage (at this point only four a day but I know tomorrow there will be more). In my heart, I thank every day the ‘angel’ who walked into Lynn’s laundry mat. I really do believe this man saved my life figuratively, if not literally. I now freely -if not somewhat forcibly- share, explain, send copies to family, friends, clients, the lady drinking diet cola in the mall, of sweetener toxicity, hoping that I too can make a difference –someone’s got to! Oh yeah, honey I’m home!!! – Pete Swales, RMT

Published in “The Source” June/July 1999 Issue

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Weekend Inspiration

Today I will make a difference. I will begin by controlling my thoughts. A person is the product of his thoughts. I want to be happy and hopeful. Therefore, I will have thoughts that are happy and hopeful. I refuse to be victimized by my circumstances. I will not let petty inconveniences such as stoplights, long lines, and traffic jams be my masters. I will avoid negativism and gossip. Optimism will be my companion, and victory will be my hallmark. Today I will make a difference.

I will be grateful for the twenty-four hours that are before me. Time is a precious commodity. I refuse to allow what little time I have to be contaminated by self-pity, anxiety, or boredom. I will face this day with the joy of a child and the courage of a giant. I will drink each minute as though it is my last. When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever. While it is here, I will use it for loving and giving. Today I will make a difference.

I will not let past failures haunt me. Even though my life is scarred with mistakes, I refuse to rummage through my trash heap of failures. I will admit them. I will correct them. I will press on. Victoriously. No failure is fatal. It’s OK to stumble…I will get up. It’s OK to fail…I will rise again. Today I will make a difference.

I will spend time with those I love. My spouse, my children, my family. A man can own the world but be poor for the lack of love. A man can own nothing and yet be wealthy in relationships. Today I will spend at least five minutes with the significant people in my world. Five quality minutes of talking or hugging or thanking or listening. Five undiluted minutes with my mate, children, and friends.

Today I will make a difference.

Max Lucado

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Here is your Friday Story, Courage or Conformity

Here is your Friday Story,

Courage or Conformity

The late Earl Nightingale was, for many years, the most listened to man on radio. His radio show, “Our Changing World” was broadcast on over 1,000 radio stations around the world. He researched and wrote every show himself. The man virtually devoured books. He was consumed with the idea of why so few people succeed in life and so many others do not.

I had the good fortune of working for a number of years with Earl. It was a tremendous learning experience, one I treasure more with each passing year.

We all admire the courageous person and quite often consider the individual who lacks courage, a coward. However, that is not how Earl Nightingale saw it. He said the opposite of courage was not cowardness, it was conformity. I believe the more you think about that, the more you will be inclined to agree with him.

It takes courage to break away from the crowd, to go your own way, to do the thing which may be unpopular. It takes courage to stand up for the person who is being unjustly criticized, rather than agreeing and going along with the crowd. It takes courage for the teenager to say no, when all the rest of the kids begin going down the wrong path.

Earl Nightingale was correct – the opposite of courage is conforming. It is one reason so few people enjoy any lasting success. It is so easy to go along with the large group. We don’t have to stand out, to be different.

The next time you are encouraged to fall into line, to be a sport, and everything in you says no – be courageous and go your own way. There is no compensation in conformity.

Bob Proctor


‎”I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.”

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Here is your Friday story, Acres of Diamonds

Dear My Body Whisperers,

Here is your Friday story,

Acres of Diamonds

One of the most interesting Americans who lived in the 19th century was a man by the name of Russell Herman Conwell. He was born in 1843 and lived until 1925. He was a lawyer for about fifteen years until he became a clergyman.

One day, a young man went to him and told him he wanted a college education but couldn’t swing it financially. Dr. Conwell decided, at that moment, what his aim in life was, besides being a man of the cloth – that is. He decided to build a university for unfortunate, but deserving, students. He did have a challenge however. He would need a few million dollars to build the university. For Dr. Conwell, and anyone with real purpose in life, nothing could stand in the way of his goal.

Several years before this incident, Dr. Conwell was tremendously intrigued by a true story – with its ageless moral. The story was about a farmer who lived in Africa and through a visitor became tremendously excited about looking for diamonds. Diamonds were already discovered in abundance on the African continent and this farmer got so excited about the idea of millions of dollars worth of diamonds that he sold his farm to head out to the diamond line. He wandered all over the continent, as the years slipped by, constantly searching for diamonds, wealth, which he never found. Eventually he went completely broke and threw himself into a river and drowned.

Meanwhile, the new owner of his farm picked up an unusual looking rock about the size of a country egg and put it on his mantle as a sort of curiosity. A visitor stopped by and in viewing the rock practically went into terminal convulsions. He told the new owner of the farm that the funny looking rock on his mantle was about the biggest diamond that had ever been found. The new owner of the farm said, “Heck, the whole farm is covered with them” – and sure enough it was.

The farm turned out to be the Kimberly Diamond Mine…the richest the world has ever known. The original farmer was literally standing on “Acres of Diamonds” until he sold his farm.

Dr. Conwell learned from the story of the farmer and continued to teach it’s moral. Each of us is right in the middle of our own “Acre of Diamonds”, if only we would realize it and develop the ground we are standing on before charging off in search of greener pastures. Dr. Conwell told this story many times and attracted enormous audiences. He told the story long enough to have raised the money to start the college for underprivileged deserving students. In fact, he raised nearly six million dollars and the university he founded, Temple University in Philadelphia, has at least ten degree-granting colleges and six other schools.

When Doctor Russell H. Conwell talked about each of us being right on our own “Acre of Diamonds”, he meant it. This story does not get old…it will be true forever.

Opportunity does not just come along – it is there all the time – we just have to see it.

Earl Nightingale
1921-1989, From Our Changing World Radio Transcript
Author of The Strangest Secret

Prosperity Affirmations

Prosperity… the ability to have a thriving business, a successful life, an abundance of good fortune.  Often we refer to prosperity as wealth but it’s also a state of living a generous life full of happiness and good health.

“It is good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven’t lost the things money can’t buy.”


  • I am a magnet for money. Prosperity of every kind is drawn to me.
  • Wherever it is that I work, I am deeply appreciated and well compensated.
  • Today is a delightful day. Money comes to me in expected and unexpected ways.
  • I have unlimited choices. Opportunities are everywhere.
  • The money that comes to me today is a pleasure to handle. I save some and spend some.
  • I live in a loving abundant, harmonious universe, and I am grateful.
  • I am now willing to be open to the unlimited prosperity that exists everywhere.
  • Money is a state of mind that supports me. I allow prosperity to enter my life on a higher level than ever before.
  • The law of attraction brings only wellness into my life.
  • I delight in the financial security that is a constant in my life.
  • I express gratitude for all the good in my life. Each day brings wonderful new surprises.
  • I pay my bills with love, and rejoice as I write our each check. Abundance flows freely through me.
  • At this very moment, enormous wealth and power are available to me. I choose to feel worthy and deserving.
  • I deserve the best and I accept the best now.
  • I release all resistance to money and I now allow it to flow joyously into my life.
  • My good comes from everywhere and everyone.
  • Life supplies all my needs in great abundance. I trust life.

Health Affirmations

Affirmations can change your life, they’ve certainly changed mine! By harnessing the power of your mind and using success quotes and prosperity affirmations you can attract money, wealth and abundance into your life. Take the time to read through these, as well…make up some of your own!


  • I enjoy the foods that are best for my body. I love every cell of my body.

  • My body is always doing its best to create perfect health.

  • I balance my life between work, rest and play. They all get equal time.

  • I am grateful to be alive today. It is my joy and pleasure to live another wonderful day.

  • I am willing to ask for help when I need it.

  • I have a special guardian angel. I am divinely guided and protected at all times.

  • Perfect health is my divine right, and I claim it now.

  • Water is my favorite beverage. I drink lots of water to cleanse my body and mind.

  • My happy thoughts help create my healthy body.

  • I am grateful for my healthy body. I love life.
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