Cathy's Crawly Composters, Vermicomposting, Indoor composting with Red Wiggler Worms

Healthy Happy Start Newsletter

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."
~ E.E. Cummings ~

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Cathy having some laughs with Ginette & Maya

 

 

 

Join us for Laughter Yoga at the
Historic Sharon Temple



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What do you call a worm with no teeth?

A gummy worm.

 

 

 

 

The Greta Effect

"If man doesn’t learn to treat the oceans and the rainforest with respect, man will become extinct."
Peter Benchley

 

 

 

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FAN-Full Access Network

"We had our first in-person session of Laughter Yoga with our instructor: Cathy Nesbitt. Thank you to our members for not being afraid to be silly in the community. We love our Friday Laughter Yoga!"

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Waste Reduction Week Oct 17

 

“If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired,
rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold,
recycled or composted, then it should be
restricted, redesigned or removed from
production.”

Pete Seeger Legendary American folk singer/songwriter, naturalist, and peace activist.

 

 

 

 

What happens to worms who dig too much?

They get in-DIG-estion.

 

 

 

 

Featured Video:

Communing with Nature

Cathy with special guest Ginette Gauthier offer tips on getting up close and personal with nature.

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Is coffee important to you? Discover the gourmet coffee that is not only delicious but is actually good for you!
Organo Gold, try it for one week and see how good you can feel.

Join us for the 7 day challenge.
Try our healthy, Ganoderma infused coffee or tea exclusively for 1 week and see how great it makes you feel. Contact us to learn about the Organo Gold 7-day coffee challenge.

 

 

 

 

Waste-Ed

Don't be fooled by Biodegradable bags.

Most 'biodegradable' bags are not what we think. A group of scientists conducted research on a few shopping bags that were supposedly biodegradable, but the truth was much more disappointing.

This research doesn't solve the global issue of green washing, but it does help bring to light how dishonest bag producers can be about how eco-friendly their products are. So as we're waiting for tougher regulations on the matter, please watch out and don't get fooled!

 

 

 

 

 

Sprouting Beans

Are you ready for a new sprouting taste sensation? Try out the newest sprouting beans & seeds.

Broccoli or Bok Choy? How about Fenugreek, Chickpea or Blue (French) Lentils. And of course Mung beans will always be available.

A full list of all the sprouting beans & seeds currently available at Cathyssprouters.com.

 

 

Alfalfa
Alfalfa

 

 

 

 

Added Benefits of Sprouting:

  • It is easily digestible.
  • Sprouting increases the vitamins and mineral content.
  • Doubles the Vitamin A content.
  • B complex vitamin increases 5-10 times more.
  • Level of Vitamin C increases.
  • The bio availability of nutrients increases.
  • Proteins are easily digestible.

Sprouts are biologically dense foods and contain proteolytic enzymes that make carbohydrates and proteins digestible. Sprouts increase the level of antioxidants and Vitamin C in your body along with chlorophyll content that boosts your immune system and detoxifies your body.

 

 

 

 

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Use this link
and get a $10 credit for your first shipment with Flagship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lasered Fruit & Veggies

Coming to a supermarket near you.

Food retailers aiming to cut plastic packaging by ditching stickers on fruits and vegetables

The humble fruit sticker may seem an unlikely cause for environmental concern but removing it from produce could create huge savings in plastic, energy and CO2 emissions world wide.

In response to consumer demand for less packaging, many retailers are adopting this and other conscious decisions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Back to School for the kids.

We do not know what form it will take but sometime soon School will start. Once again it will be time to learn.

Either online or in person Cathy's workshops are always fun and informative.

Follow his link for your Back to School options.

Back to School for the adults.

Laughter Yoga Leader Training

The online version of Laughter Yoga Leader training has proven to be very popular. A great way to learn laughter without worrying about the rest of the world.

  • Powerful mental & emotional benefits.
  • Techniques that will enrich your life.
  • Lead your own Laughter Sessions.

Back by Popular Demand!
Spaces are limited.

Follow this link for the full story.

Back to feeling good and having fun for everyone.

Welcome to Fab Fridays!

Start every Friday with a laugh. Just a quick reminder to always be Fabulous.

Start with some Laughter Yoga exercises, throw in some breathing techniques and a whole lot of whimsy and you are having a Fab Friday.

Fab Friday

 

 

What form is this year's classroom going to take? Will we all be behind masks or plexiglas? Or perhaps live via Zoom? We don't know.

What we do know is that with the challenging conditions our teachers and students are having to deal with, the need for informative and captivating workshops is going to be more important than ever. This year Cathy is back with a triple shot workshop.

Wonder of Worms, Simplicity of Sprouts & The Magic of Laughter

  • Worms are going to play an ever-increasing role in waste management, soil production and therefore food security.
  • Sprouts are considered nature's superfood. Learn how to grow sprouts in your classroom in 24-48 hours.
  • Discover the key role laughter plays in our mental and physical well being.

Worms for amending the soil and sprouts for eating are going to help solve world hunger. Wash that down with a good D.O.S.E. of laughter just for the health of it. Find out how. Students also learn about Life as an entrepreneur. What are some of the challenges and some of our research and collection projects are discussed.

Is this the year that Cathy visits (or returns to) your class with one of her high energy, interactive workshops? Have fun and meet your curriculum requirements at the same time.

These Worm Workshops are designed to get students excited about the environment and the study of worms. Students have fun learning how to setup and maintain a Vermicomposter. Explore the basics of worm biology and other environmental issues. Students can take home their own mini-vermicomposter.

Sprout Growing Workshops.

Sprouting is the practice of germinating seeds to be eaten either raw or cooked. Sprouts can easily be grown at home and in the classroom.

Sprouts are Considered Nature's Superfood!

Sprouts are so high in nutritional value that they are considered nature's Superfood. Packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, enzymes and phytochemicals, sprouts have been shown to help digestion, increase energy levels and provide a boost to the immune system.

Sprouts

"(Sprouts) supply the highest amount of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, etc. of any food per unit of calorie."
Lucie Desjarlais, RNC

 

Adding sprouts to your life adds life to your life.


Start sprouting in your kitchen for health and food security.

 

Laughter Workshops

Have you heard that Laughter is the best medicine? Did you know there is science that backs this claim. With each round of laughter your brain is flooded with the love drugs: Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin and Endorphins. Get your D.O.S.E. today.

  • Easy and fun exercise
  • Increase happiness and reduce stress
  • More energy and strengthen immune system
  • Promotes a positive mental attitude

Contact us today to book your
Workshop

1-888-775-9495

Adopt-A-Worm Bin

Sponsor a Worm Bin in your child's/grandchild's school.

Are you a Parent, Grandparent, Aunt, Uncle or Community Member? Interested in enhancing the learning environment at a local school?

Our Adopt-a-Worm Bin Program may be just the opportunity you are seeking.

Many people realize the educational value of having worms in the class and have asked us how they can help make Vermicomposting part of their child's educational program.
The Adopt-a-Worm Bin Program allows concerned Parents or Guardians to sponsor a Worm Composter or Worm-Workshop.

Contact us today to find out more about this responsible and rewarding program.

 

See what people are saying about Cathy's Worm Workshops:

 

Hi Cathy,

I wanted to let you know, we have had fabulous feedback from your workshops. Of the 3 eco-workshops we organized last year (yours, one on bees, one for gardening) yours was hands above in engaging the students. That from teachers and parents. Thought I'd share with you some of the quotes:

Erin M.

Follow this link for more Testimonials.
Follow this link to book your Worm/Sprouting/Laughter workshop.

 


FAN-Full Access Network

"We had our first in-person session of Laughter Yoga with our instructor: Cathy Nesbitt. Thank you to our members for not being afraid to be silly in the community. We love our Friday Laughter Yoga!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Although Zoom was fun too!"


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Online Event: Weekly Zoom Laughter with Cathy
All are Welcome

Date: Every Tuesday (9:30 - 10:00 am) Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Sponsor: Cathy's Club
Location: Online event
Details: Do you need a good laugh? Or are you Laughter Curious? Cathy Nesbitt is inviting you to a scheduled weekly Zoom meeting:
Topic: My Laughter Meeting
Every Tuesday 9:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

A Free & Fun event. Click here to have some fun.

Georgian Bay Festival (Live in-person)
Date: September 11, 2021 (11:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Sponsor: Georgian Bay Park
Location: 4230 Crossland Road, Tiny Township
Details: A Premiere Event Featuring: Market Vendors Vintage trailer / Live tractor show / Live Music on the main stage / Food Trucks Kids Zone (200’ mini zip line, rock wall) Hobby Farm 1/4 acre Sunflower field.
Purchase tickets in advance here.

Laughter Yoga in the Historic Sharon Temple
Date: September 15, 2021 - (7:00 - 8:30 pm)
Sponsor: Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum
Location: 18974 Leslie St. Sharon, ON L0G 1V0
Details: Join Cathy for some laughter at one of the coolest buildings in Southern Ontario, the Historic Sharon Temple. Laughter is the best medicine. Ha ha How fun is that? Come experience the magic of laughing for the health of it. Caution: You may experience strong feelings of euphoria and goodwill during and after the event. Bring the family and connect like never before. Register for this fundraiser at sharontemple.ca.

Garden of We’Eden, Born to Bloom Special Event
Date: October 30, 2021 - (12:30 - 3:30pm)
Sponsor: Hip Lives
Location: Live on Youtube - Registration link to follow
Details: Garden of We’Eden, Born to Bloom Special Event

    Provisional Agenda:
  • Emotional Health: Cathy – Laughter Yoga
  • Intellectual Health
  • Career Therapist Mental Health
  • Psychotherapist: Evolve Mental Health & Cannabis
  • Spiritual Health: – Guided Meditation
  • Physical Health: – Breathing Yogi

For a full listing and directions to all events please visit our website.

 

 

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
2 day program (consecutive Saturdays).

Become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and help spread laughter. Bring the joy of laughter into your community. Learn how to lead Laughter Sessions live and online.

This course is ideal for anyone who is looking to expand their skill sets and bring more laughter into their lives and the lives of others. The course is also suitable for businesses and organizations wishing to train leaders or teams to bring the benefits of laughter back to the office.

Please contact us to find out more about how this exciting program can help you.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the News

Print

  • Composters have come a long way. Check out some attractive options for apartment and condo-dweller
    For a more low-tech option there’s vermicomposting, or composting with worms, and it’s come a long way since those ugly retrofitted, stacked rubber bins. Cathy Nesbitt of Cathy’s Crawly Composters began sells the Living Composter, which is pretty enough to set out in just about any room of the house and strong enough to use as a stool.
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Podcasts

  • HOHOLYMPEGGS 08-08 Happy Presents Cathy Nesbitt
    Game on Celebration, Cohoperation, Care, Creativity. "Building Bridges Through Laughter" The objectives of this event are: -To promote public awareness of Laughter Yoga -To promote the LY mission of Health, Happiness & Peace -To come together as One for celebrating, cooperating, in a caring and creative way, for the good of all living beings on Mother Earth - To"Make Our Mother Earth Great Again"
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  • Mental Health Monday - Featuring Cathy Nesbitt
    At Delight's Digital Cafe, we have developed a community of individuals who strive to bring the best out of one another. We start every morning with a positive morning show, where the hosts provide positive news articles, weekly specials, and inspiring guests. Every cohost brings talent such as cooking, self-talk motivation, mental health experts, exercise gurus, and creativity inclusive for all. Bringing out the best in one another and our community!
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  • Laughing Yoga with Cathy Nesbitt ON Freshwaves Radio
    This week Bren Masson speaks with Laughing Yoga instructor Cathy Nesbitt.
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  • Bleep Bulimia Episode 42 with Cathy Nesbitt Founder of Cathy's Laughter Club about - Laughter
    Yes, a laughter club! And Cathy loves to laugh! Interesting conversation about laughter and how Cathy came about becoming a Laughter Yoga Instructor and Leader. Cathy and I discussed how it is interesting that if you are crying alone people feel empathy, yet if you are laughing alone, they think you are "crazy". Laughter is so important. It helps to relieve stress and pain. And as Cathy points out, it exercises your body without working hard at it! :) Laughter it contagious - spread it!
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  • Talking with the Experts
    Cathy Nesbitt - Laughter is the best medicine. As the name suggests, my guests, experts in their field, and I dive deeply into topics relevant to businesses large or small.
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  • Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine For More Reasons Then We Realize
    Laughter might be a miracle cure for a lot of things that ail us. The best parts are that it’s free and contagious. When we laugh a deep belly laugh it makes us breathe in very deep bringing more much-needed oxygen. A lot of breath to shallow anyway. You actually burn calories as well kicking your brain into high gear. Also leads to an endorphin boost.
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  • Go On with Guido Podcast
    Cathy Nesbitt returns to talk about Laughter. Cathy introduces Guido to Laughter Yoga. What is it? How does it work?
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  • Health & Wellness Summit with Jodi Clarke ~ Awaeenan
    On this episode, Ian has a chat with Cathy Nesbitt, a Worm Advocate and Founder of Cathy's Crawly Composters, an environmental business specializing in vermicomposting. Established in 2002, Cathy's environmental business is a leading edge answer to our organic waste problem.
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  • Vermicomposting: Digging In The Dirt
    On this episode, Ian has a chat with Cathy Nesbitt, a Worm Advocate and Founder of Cathy's Crawly Composters, an environmental business specializing in vermicomposting. Established in 2002, Cathy's environmental business is a leading edge answer to our organic waste problem.
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  • She's back ... Cathy returns to the Pirate Broadcast with Russ Johns
    RJ: I'm Russ Johns and I'm here today to talk about a no downside lifestyle that you may not know about. And we're going to be talking to Cathy about this and I just really excited to see you again, Cathy, how are you doing?
    CN: Thank you, Russ. I'm excited to be back. I love being a pirate.
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  • POKO PONDERS: What is worm charming?
    You’ve heard of snake charming, but what about worm charming? SaltWire host Sarah Poko speaks with worm advocate and 2011 Canadian worm charming champion, Cathy Nesbitt, about the history of worm charming and why it exists.
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  • Laughing with the Worms and Cathy Nesbitt
    My guest today, Cathy Nesbitt, who has a dual mission: to help save the Earth with worm composting, and to help us all feel better through laughter.
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  • Reality Check Talk Show
    Ever heard that laughter is the best medicine? Want to learn more about this magic medicine? Watch this exclusive FB live with Lisa DelaRey Barkhuysen. Ha ha just try not to laugh.
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  • Discover the magic of laughing with no reason
    With a contagious laughter, Cathy, a worm advocate, tells us about vermicomposting, growing sprouts and laughing exercises designed to make us feel better.
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  • Aurora Public Library: From Garden to Plate - Zoom Gardening Panel
    COVID has really brought awareness to the importance of food security, as well as heightening the enjoyment of eating fresh veggies from the garden. With that in mind, Aurora Public Library has invited Cathy to be on a panel on gardening.
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  • Go On with Guido Podcast
    Cathy Nesbitt joins us to talk about her worm composting and how you can get your very own composting kit that is great for all size homes!!! She also talks us about International Compost Week and how to participate in composting all-year-round. An informative session!
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Television

  • Third Eye View
    A live & interactive psychic/medium entertainment program aimed to reach & connect with loved ones who have "crossed over". Medium Lynn Stevenson talks with Cathy Nesbitt about tapping.
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For all the wormy news please visit our website.

 

 

Fab Fridays

A Peace Passion Prosperity Project

Welcome to the Peace, Passion, Prosperity Project, the goal is that through entrepreneurship, we can spread peace worldwide. Through co-operation as opposed to competition. Through solving today’s complex problems and coming up with ideas, products and services to make positive changes on the planet!

A while back David Cohen, founder of The Peace, Passion, Prosperity Project, approached Cathy with a new project idea. In line with movement's belief that Peace can happen and as business owners we can make it happen, David was looking for a way to make Fridays fun. A smile to start the day. A way to make Fridays Fabulous again.

So Fab Friday's was born. A high octane videoblog that is one part Laughter Yoga, one part Breathing Exercises and all parts whimsy. Some segments will be profound, some will just be silly, but one thing's certain. Every Friday will be Fab.

Posted every Friday to The Peace, Passion, Prosperity Project on facebook & CathysClub.com.

Week 1

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 1: Are you ready?

Week 2

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 2: Tap Tap Tap - Laughter yoga and Tapping (EFT).

Week 3

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 3: Have you had your Laughter Vaccine yet?

Week 4

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 4: Laughter Yoga on the road again.

Week 5

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 5: Cricket: No danger.

Week 6

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 6: Olympic Laughter - We all qualify.

To see all 16 episodes (so far): follow this link.

Cathy's Crawly Composters

Bradford, Ontario
Local: (905) 775-9495
Toll Free: 1-888-775-9495

To find out more about Cathy's Composters, Cathy's Sprouters
and Cathy's Laughter please visit our websites:
www.cathyscomposters.com
www.cathysSprouters.com
www.cathysclub.com

 

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