Gift Shopping for the Genotypes

Photo by whattamonkey “Gifts”

We recently hosted our introduction lecture to the personality types of the six Genotypes, and with our participants have updated our seasonal shopping list. Let us know if you have any other innovative ideas from your gift-giving experiences!



  • A day at home alone to think
  • An eclectic, gourmet meal prepared for just them (Chef at Home Eric Patenaude of Todric’s Catering)
  • Instruction Manuals and maybe the gadget that goes with them
  • Consumer Reports
  • A subscription to a series of plays or symphonies
  • More time to think
  • Quirky Cohen Brothers films
  • A nice hat, scarf and matching sweater
  • A day at home alone to think
  • Vitamins and Supplements for when they forget to eat
  • Orgone Blanket to help harness more earth energy
  • A gift certificate for Kiva

Silicea Child:

  • Harry Potter books
  • C.S. Lewis books
  • Grimm’s Fairy Tales
  • Water Colour Supplies
  • Modeling Clay
  • Knitting Supplies



  • No time alone at home to think
  • A hot series of Cabaret shows
  • Sparkly/iridescent shoes, mittens, hats or swanky bag
  • An evening of dinner, dancing and chatting at the hottest nightclub in town with all his/her friends
  • Long distance certificates to talk to friends and relatives (better make it a good number of hours)
  • A gift certificate at the best Thai restaurant in town specializing in hot and sour soup
  • Books on Travel
  • Shiny, red phone
  • Trip to the Le Nordik for two and/or couple’s massage
  • Home decor: frames, candles, cushions, serving platters for gatherings, etc.
  • A new gadget they can show off to their friends (ie shiny red phone)
  • A watch, jewellery, purse
  • Subscription to “good life” magazines on food, decor, lifestyle, fitness
  • GC to retail shops for dresses, shirts etc.
  • Organic beauty products: body scrubs, lotions, etc.
  • Innovative organizational items (colour coded would be awesome :)!

Phosphorous Child:

  • Sparkling/ iridescent anything
  • A pen-pal in a foreign country
  • Romantic story books with lots of colourful pictures



  • All-butter shortbread cookies
  • A soft mohair sweater
  • Recipe book for cookies, cakes and pies
  • Warm intimate evening at a French Restaurant
  • A Massage
  • Movies by Jane Austin
  • A Book of Love Poems
  • A Pencil drawing of your favorite pet (Anne Lafrance, Artist, 613-744-1359)
  • A guide to outdoor sports and activities in their area

Pulsatilla Child:

  • stuffed animal to love and hug
  • dolls to love and hug
  • a kitten to love and hug
  • a puppy to love and hug



Book suggestions:

  • How to make the Stock Market work for you
  • A guide to effectively building your business
  • 10 Easy steps on how to work a Crowd
  • Dressing for Success
  • How to Keep your hair perfectly coifed in a wind storm
  • A gift certificate for Gucci, Armani or Harry Rosen.
  • How to be sincerely loving to your partner while wearing a suit

Lycopodium Child:

  • Books “How to make the Stock Market work for you” or “How to influence your friends, parents and teachers”
  • Penny Stock Portfolio
  • A suit

Calcera Carbonica


  • A year supply of movies and chips
  • A jigsaw puzzle
  • Getting Things Done, by David Allen
  • A Palm Pilot to help employ an external structure to manage their time
  • An egg timer to help them get out the door on time if the Palm Pilot fails
  • Slip on shoes and velcro shirts to help them get out the door on time
  • Contact an old friend from their childhood

Calc. Child:

  • A Mechano Set and the time to finish it
  • Puzzles and the time to finish it
  • Skis/snowboard to help overcome their sedentary nature



  • Gift certificate to a Buffet (doesn’t matter which one)
  • New Clothes that actually fit without holes (sneak their old ones out to the trash)
  • A gift certificate for ironing service at the local dry-cleaners
  • How to structure your business and accomplish specific tasks in a day

Sulphur Child:

  • Current Guinness World Book of Records
  • A new video game
  • A Children’s Business Building Club
  • Nature Explorers Club
  • Lord of The Rings Trilogy (movies)

The Declaration of Independence

My son has been studying U.S. history for over the last 6 weeks and last night he stood in the living room working on memorizing the first lines of the Declaration of Independence. I was preparing supper in the kitchen within earshot and was so blown away by the first sentence that I dropped the broccoli and waited for Jordan to read the first line yet again. This is what I heard come from my 14 year old with gusto:





The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Admittedly, I’ve always felt I swam against the tide and as a kid, I declared to my parents, “I hate society and all of the stupid rules made by the government.” Although I don’t wholly recall what provoked this tantrum of sorts,  I do, however, recall the feeling of frustration at being impinged upon by some ideology that differed from my own map of the world. That feeling of injustice hit sharply against my my inner sanctity and striving for freedom. These child-like dreams just became bigger and more intense as I grew into maturity. And so did the magnitude of the injustices as I saw them.

Today, I received an e-mail from a local on-line co-operative group helping individuals to organize car rides with one another from one destination to another, for nominal fees, has been banned by the government. I also read, today, that the mystical Allopathic HPV Vaccine is now being touted to effectively treat the herpes virus expressed as genital warts in males even thought the strains don’t match and the CDC pointed this out some years prior. Maybe when their penises fall off from all the drugs, we’ll all start paying attention. Take a look at my other article on this result of bad science and pure greedy marketing. I also heard today a glitzy little number advertised on the radio for the allopathic flu shot. Folks can contact the City of Ottawa, their municipal government, for more details. God help us, and all this in one day!

Then I recalled the words newly etched in my heart, by my son Jordan, spoken so proudly the night before. He too possesses the same craving for his own sovereignty and freedom. As our former Autistic spectrum babe, I will gladly “join in a band” with him and assume responsibility for myself in utter humility to the “powers of the earth”, and at this juncture, I would like to separate from the existing “political band.” I wholly align myself with the “Laws of Nature” and the God of Nature. Be there not an ounce of separation! I commit to declaring the causes that impel me to seek such a separation. And I will declare them daily, and when really riled, hourly! Here to forth, I declare my independence.

Allyson Andrea McQuinn

21st CENTURY FLU SHOT: ‘Tis the Season for Heilkunst

BY Debra A. Grant

Reprinted from both Nepean This Week and Barrhaven This Week (online), Nov.25, 2008
If you’re one of the growing number of people rolling your eyes rather than your sleeves this flu season, there exists a safe and healthy alternative to the conventional flu shot that won’t touch your arm or your wallet.

Jeff Korentayer, a doctor of Heilkunst medicine, is one of several Ottawa-area, alternative medicine practitioners who offer some form of free homeopathic flu remedies throughout the fall and early winter flu season. The co-owner of Arcanum Wholistic Clinic says that his clinic’s Heilkunst remedy has “tracked a greater than 98 per cent efficacy in over hundreds of participants” since this service was first provided in 2002.

The one-time, oral dose is available at the clinic’s Bells Corners home/office, in addition to its Centretown location in the city’s downtown core. Most of the 15-minute appointment will be spent explaining how the remedy works, and answering questions, says Dr. Korentayer.

One of those questions undoubtedly revolves around the concept of “Heilkunst,” translated from German as the practice (“kunst”) of making whole (“heil”). More than 200 years ago, it was proclaimed by its founder, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, as a complete medical system, transcending and encompassing the homeopathic tenets already discovered by this medical maverick.

This wholistic approach considers the roles of mind, emotion, and spirit, as well as physical body, upon one’s state of health. Unlike conventional (allopathic) medicine, which merely treats the symptoms of illness, Heilkunst roots out the underlying causes of disease. Treatment plans are tailored to the individual, whose life experiences can be explored via a variety of methods, such as the “sequential timeline” of documenting and treating physical and emotional traumas, working backward from the most recent event.

Korentayer’s personal triumphs via Heilkunst involve the permanent elimination of allergies, which he says “occurred within a few months.” This success ignited the desire for serious study of a path which eventually became a career for the psychology major.

Korentayer’s wife, business partner, and fellow doctor of medical Heilkunst, Allyson McQuinn, discovered her career while searching for a cure for her autistic-spectrum baby. She authored a book entitled “The Path To Cure: The Whole Art of Healing” to document this journey.

The practice of Heilkunst purportedly addresses and eliminates the negative effects of the drugs of conventional medicine, a subject linked with safety concerns associated with conventional flu shots and other vaccines provided by “mainstream” medicine.

“There are a great number of issues with vaccinations in general, and the flu shot in particular,” says Dr. Korentayer. “The medical problems boil down to two basic questions of safety and efficacy. On the question of safety, there have been numerous side effects, and health complications which include fatalities. This is due to the tremendous toxic load that is included with flu shot ingredients, which causes a great burden for the body to detox from, and is especially difficult where there are underlying immune system or health problems to begin with.”

With regard to efficacy, he goes on to say that “the key problem is that of the changing nature or identity of the flu strain from year to year. The CDC (Centre for Disease Control) has a very poor track each year (less than 15 per cent) in attempting to guess which strain might be coming each winter, something they need to do far enough in advance to have time for manufacturing the vaccine in mass quantities.”

Korentayer also noted that “conventional vaccines are only designed to attempt to induce an antibody response, which is the most superficial aspect of our immune response to infection, and on its own provides very little, if any protection.”

These issues are included amongst several areas of concern currently being researched by Korentayer, the results to be published in an upcoming resource book for parents, entitled “The Vaccination Myth.” The publication will help parents decide whether or not to vaccinate their children, and to show them “how to navigate through all the massive amounts of information available from both sides in this controversial debate.”

A website ( has also been set up. Current content is sparse, but new material will appear over time.

In the meantime, the team of Korentayer and McQuinn continue to provide multiple Heilkunst services, in addition to the flu shot. Services include: sequential removal of shocks, traumas, and conflicts from cellular memory; lifestyle education (diet, exercise); detoxification; balance of hormonal issues; homeopathic vaccination (travel and childhood); homeopathic protocols for symptoms, conditions, chronic health issues; treatment of deeper emotional blockages. For more info and/or to book a flu shot call 613-234-4604 or visit

© Copyright 2008, Debra A.Grant