Holistic Healing in Hastings County

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After a long journey of self-discovery, Mozhdeh Nikmanesh sought a new home in Bancroft, inspired by the natural surroundings and the supportive community. 

Tell us about yourself.

I’m a Registered Nurse and a Holistic Healer. I was born in Iran and immigrated to Canada 8 years ago. When I landed in Toronto in 2013, I decided to change my career from Business to Nursing, so I went back to school for Nursing. In the second year of my program, I lost my sister in law who was only two years older than me. I was overwhelmed by the fear of dying without fully living my life. I started to experience anxiety and panic attacks. I started seeing a counselor in my college and she introduced me to meditation. Shortly after, I decided to take a year off school and go on a self discovery journey to find my purpose in life.

I traveled to India and did my Yoga Teacher Training there, came back and studied Vibrational Art, Mindfulness and other modalities in healing. After a year, I went back to school with a new sense of purpose and compassion for myself and my patients at the hospital.

At that point I knew my purpose in life is to serve people to find peace and love within and it was just the matter of finding the right vessels to offer that. Today I provide this service through Light Unity Healing which is my private practice for nursing services and healing sessions.

What made you decide to move to Hastings County?

I love being in nature and felt ready to leave the city life and live more in harmony with nature and environment. On my search to rent a house in the forest I was gifted with the beautiful 5 acres land that I currently live in right beside the forest.

Tell us about the steps you had to take to start your life in Hastings County?

Finding a house to rent outside the city was very difficult. My fiance and I had to search online many times a day for over two months until we found our current house. After finding the house things flowed very easily. People in Bancroft are very friendly and we connected with some local residents through a Facebook page called Bancroft & Area Things To Do.

What is your favourite thing about Hastings County so far?

The people. It’s been a very pleasant experience to be welcomed by the community here. Everyone we met so far has been very friendly and helpful, giving us tips and information about local deals and resources.

Tell us about your business.

I was inspired to start my holistic healing offerings through Light Unity Healing sessions two years ago. I work with my clients to achieve their wellness goals from improving their physical health to connecting deeper to their emotions and managing their anxiety and stress levels. After graduating from my Nursing program, I added my Nursing services to the Light Unity Healing offering. Currently, I am offering Private Nursing services to adults and children with disabilities and providing support to elderly population with Dementia and end of life care.

How can clients connect with you?

You could find more information on my services at lightunityhealing.ca. The best way of contacting me is through email at Lightunityhealing2020@gmail.com or through my website. I am excited to connect with the community at Hastings County and serve the people here.

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Quinn's of Tweed

345 Victoria St. North Tweed, Ontario K0K 3J0

Visitors often ask about the building and it’s name, Quinn’s of Tweed. In fact, tradition dictates that we keep, with honour,  the name Quinn’s of Tweed, the original name of the store and building. The Quinn’s of Tweed building is one of the town’s oldest and most beautiful historic stone structures, dating back to the 1880s. The twelve foot walls allow us to hang paintings in the traditional French salon style. You’ll marvel at the craftmanship of the ash and maple staircase, the old bookeeper’s office, and the stained glass that brings one back to an era when a handshake and promise were as good as gold – today, we still believe in those principles.

gaylord hardwood flooring

228 Victoria St N, Tweed, ON K0K 3J0

Charles Frederick McGowan sold the lot in 1907 to William James Lawrence for $600.00. Shortly thereafter Mr. Lawrence erected the building which still stands there today. He conducted a furniture business until 1912, when he sold the property to the Traders’ Bank of Canada, which within the year, was taken over by the Royal Bank of Canada. It operated out of the building until 1942, when the war forced consolidations and closures due to a lack of tellers (men). The property changed hands a couple more times before local Tweed family, Gaylord Forest Products secured the property in 2003. Since then, they have evolved every inch of the interior into an experience. Each room throughout the building is a real life ‘showroom’ from top to bottom; you simply have to see it to believe it. The stairwell in particular holds a lot of history!

Marmora and Lake Inn

Come as strangers. Leave as friends.

29 Bursthall St, Marmora, ON K0K 2M0

Experience the charm of our 1906 mansion, nestled in the village of Marmora, Ontario, an historic town celebrating 200 years in 2021. The large and stately home was built by Ed Shannon for lumber baron Henry Reginald Pearce (known as “Reginald”) and his family, who purchased the lot for $200. It remained a private family dwelling for many decades and eventually was converted to a Bed and Breakfast by Chris and Lilly Boldly.

It now operates as Marmora And Lake Inn B&B and boasts beautiful, spacious bedrooms with quaint old-world craftsmanship for a luxurious stay. Onsite amenities include an exceptional indoor swimming pool, bubbler tub, infrared sauna, large screen SMART TV’s in each room, wireless internet access throughout, and generous sized gathering rooms. And being a small town, the pool is open to the community and friends for a nominal fee (pre-booking is required).

Our guests enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast including locally baked breads and pastries, yogurt and fresh fruit, an extensive beverage and tea/coffee bar featuring a wide variety of flavours and blends. Great outdoor patio area for fair-weather relaxation and large private events.

Whether planning a romantic weekend for two, a small wedding, a family reunion or a week-long visit to bask in the natural beauty of the region, the Marmora And Lake Inn B&B will help make it a time to remember. (Please note that all bedrooms are on the upper levels and we don’t yet have accessibility assist.)