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This is our 10th Year!

To celebrate OK In Health is hosting International speaker Gregg Braden events in Penticton and Vernon. We have a special discount for our members from now until July 1st

Upgrade your Seat - Penticton - Sept. 25th - NEW LINK
 https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-with-gregg-braden-in-penticton-the-turning-point-a-crisis-in-thinking-tickets-11076158087?discount=GoldforSilverOK

$50 off - Vernon - Sept 27th:  NEW LINK
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/retreat-with-gregg-braden-creating-resilience-in-a-time-of-extremes-tickets-11100248141?discount=EarlyBirdOK

Gregg Braden, bestselling author and visionary scientist, Gregg Braden, goes beyond mainstream thinking to identify the converging cycles of climate, war, peak energy and peak debt triggering the dramatic changes in our lives. More details.....
Penticton - An Evening with Gregg Braden. Sept 25th, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Vernon - Retreat with Gregg Braden. Sept 27th, 10am-6:30pm
Tickets now available through the OK In Health eMagazine website.

* “Brilliant and insightful…I see Gregg Braden as one of our great visionaries.” Dr. Wayne Dyer, author of The Power of Intention
** “Gregg Braden is a rare blend of scientist, visionary and scholar with the ability to speak to our minds, while touching the wisdom of our hearts.”  Dr. Deepak Chopra, author of How To Know God


Group Tours with Maria & OK In Health Members 
September
- Celtic 'Holiday & Irish Music' Tour to Ireland - with Maria O'Farrell Carr and Nancy Rebecca. 3 spots left
November - Sacred Angel Tour in Hawaii with Maria O'Farrell Carr and Cindy Smith. Cindy will be teaching the Advance Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ Course. Family are welcome to come join you at a non-course rate.
March - Sacred Angel Tour to Ireland 2015 with Maria O'Farrell Carr and Cindy Smith. Registration is now open. Cindy will be teaching the Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ Course.
All tours are booked through our Registered group K. Banks travel agent.


Last Month
Wow! what a wonderful June we had.

We celebrated our 10th Year at our Ok In Health Gathering.
























1st Annual - OK In Health's Okanagan Angels and Fairies Fair

Saturday June 14th was an amazing day with awesome vendors, readers, speakers, the community of co- creation and the public! So many beautiful people came in to shop, learn, get readings and listen to the many talks!
Maria Carr and Bernice Granger and OK In Health send a big Thank-you!! to everyone!
 
Feedback:
  • Congratulation on your incredible successful event. I appreciate the work you put into your events.  I had a marvellous day!! Thanks again sincerely loved loved loved the show!! - Evelyn
  • We had so much fun at your event! Thank you for having us, we can't wait for the next one :) - Ross & Sabrina
  • Okanagan Angels & Fairies event was definitely memorable! Thank you to all who participated.  - Debbie
  • What a great day!!!  Thank you divine ladies for bringing the day to play with angels, fairies and lovely ladies!!!  - Shirley
  • I'm grateful that the weather changed my prior plans so that I could spend most of my day there. Heard interesting talks and had the pleasure of connecting to many wonderful people. Thanks so much Maria, Bernice and all who made this possible. Great day!!!!! - Rita
  • Thanks for a great day! - Donna
  • It was a really great fair with something for everyone. I loved the two speakers I saw. It Rocked!! - Fred
  • Really great event! Thank you for all your hard work in putting it together! xox – Genevieve
  • We met great people, the treasures we found & shared, the hugs, inspiration, love & acceptance & so much more! Beautiful! So glad my friend made me wake up & come, it was a magically angelic fairy-dusting of wondrous energy & Love! Way to go! – Freyja
  • Musician Evan Robillard, Spanish classical guitarist was very good! - Genevieve
  • Lovely to have a fairy table for the kids - Thanks to the fairy godmothers Rayah & Anika for taking care of the wee fairies




On June 21st we had the OK In Health's Summer Solstice by the Okanagan Lake

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Recipes
Shannon BlissRecipe Host Manager - Shannon Bliss, manages the recipe Section. CNP, ROHP is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, Certified Live Cell Microscopist, Weight Loss and Healthy Eating Specialist. Do you have a recipe you would like to share with our members?
Click on the add a recipe link on our recipe page.


Summer Corn and White Bean Soup

Description:
This quick, fiber-packed soup is a terrific way to use fresh corn. Add a slight kick with a sprinkle of Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers just before serving. When possible try to find non-GMO corn. With over 80% of the corn grown in the north America is genetically modified, and biotechnology companies phasing out non-GMO corn seed varieties, American farmers have fewer choices for finding non-GMO seeds to grow. GMO means genetically modified organism, which is a novel organism created by scientists when they genetically modify or engineer food plants. Scientists have cited many health and environmental risks with genetically modified (GM) foods. As a result of these risks, many people in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, and other nations are demanding non-genetically modified (non-GMO) foods. Visit your local farmers markets or health store and look for non-GMo corn. Corn and beans are high in fiber. Dietary fibers are found naturally in the plants that we eat. They are parts of plant that do not break down in our stomachs, and instead pass through our system undigested. All dietary fibers are either soluble or insoluble. Both types of fiber are equally important for health, digestion, and preventing conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, diverticulitis, and constipation.


Pineapple Pecan Muffins

Description:
Gluten-free Muffins. These were a pleasant surprise as they have only honey as a sweetener. They do brown quickly but don’t be fooled. Allow them to bake for their full time. Pineapple is one of those foods that is heaven to eat. A good, juicy ripe pineapple can satisfy a sweet craving as well as any chocolate bar. In addition to being a delicious food, there are many health benefits of pineapple. Pineapple is Loaded with Vitamins and Minerals. The obvious benefits of pineapple are all the vitamins and minerals the fruit is loaded with. Its nutrients include calcium, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. In addition it is low in fat and cholesterol.


Raw - Ice Creme Parfait with Cacao

Description:
This is a super easy way to make ice crème. There are many “raw food” versions of ice cream but this is by far the quickest. Other versions include nut milk or coconut milk and can be processed in an ice cream maker. They are all delicious and nutritious.

Wellness Directory
A Mindful Connection Counselling Services with Carole Fawcett - 250-550-0316
Acupuncture & Laser Therapy with Marcel Mallette - (250) 260-3892
Acupuncture, Western Herbal Medicine & Laser Therapy - 250-328-3811
Alara ~ Uplifted Wholebody and Facial Rejuvenation - (250) 309-0411
Allie Arnst ~ Meridian Sound Therapy - 250-499-9895 or 499 2075
Arlana Tanner ~ Permission2bu - 250 300 9933
Awaken Enchantment - 2508649013
Awareness Life Products at Shirley's Studio - 250 492 5506
Bahiti Belly Dance - 250-809-4530
Being Wellness and Healing ~ Dylan Smeaton - 250-460-1693
Bellwether Coaching/Evergreen - 250-215-7757
Bernice Granger ~ Love's Divine Light ~ Be the Love and Light You Are! - 250 809 5168
Body-Wize with Ross Short CHP - 250 717 3553
Carla Van Voorst ~ Holographic Healing and BodyTalk - 250-763-7264
Carly Penfold ~ Om Shiatsu - 250-870-8183
Celtic Healings Intuitive Readings with Maria O'Farrell Carr, AEP - 250 493 0106
Certified Cancer Coach ~ Kane Consulting - 250-469-4623
Challenge in 8 with YJ Reshape ~ Youth Juice - 778-471-3912
Chi Solutions, feng shui foundations - 250 307 2555
Cloud 9 Coaching with Wendy Binggeli - 250-490-6055
CranioSacral Therapy & Rhythmic Reflexology with Judy Lamb-Richardson - 250-359-7052
Crystals Spirit Adventures - 250-681-1354
Dare To Dream Store & Wellness Centre - 250-712-9295
Daydream Esthetics Studio - 250-490-1233
Dr Ursula ~ Okanagan Thermography+ Cancer Support - 250-864-5260
Dr. Alex Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic - (250) 492-3181
Dr. Jese Wiens ~ Naturopathic Doctor in Penticton & Summerland - 778-476-6016 or 250-494-3321
Dr. Natalie Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic - (250) 492-3181
Dr. Tamara Browne - The Natural Family Health Clinic and Chelation Centre - 250-497-6681
El Colibri: Pathways of Love and Light - 250-492-5007
Endless Possibilities with Rhonda McLean - 250-497-8696
Feldenkrais Practitioner - Lynn Andersen - Self Sense - 250-498-4855
Feng Shui & Design ~ Teresa Hwang - 250-549-1356
Gateway To Oasis ~ Rhonda's Reiki Wellness - 778-476-2509
Gillian Padgett ~ Okanagan Stress Management Inc. - 250-542-7602
Happily Holistic Natural Health and Wellness - 250-491-7559
Health is Bliss - 250-801-2798
Herbal Wraps at Shirley's Studio - 2504925506
Indigo Dreamer ~ Kerry Palframan - 250-494-8955
Judy Holt ~ Shaklee Wellness - 778-480-2209
Kveta's Natural Healing Centre - 250-866-5677
Life Access with Daria Hanson - 250-575-3951
Locals Supporting Locals - Calendar - 250-770-9789
McHugh and Associates LLC ~ "Remote" Regression Therapy and Hypnotherapy - 303 995 4276
Milagro Studios - Okanagan - 778-478-0128
MotionWorks Fitness Studio ~ Nia & Yoga-Fit classes - 250-868-8060
Norma Cowie Enterprises ~ Psychic Readings - 250 490 0654
Okanagan Herbalife - 7784841939
Penticton's Whole Foods Market - Health Store & Cafe - 250-493-2855
Psychic and Spirit Medium - 250 547 2262
Resonance Repatterning® sessions with Kimberly Rex, MS - 3607390162
Sandra Lee Custom Stone & Gemstone Jewellery - 250 306 4472
Shawanda Rocks, Crystal & Gems, Holistic Wellness Center - 250-860-1779
Sheila Stephenson – Penticton Health Practitioner - 250-493-3768
Soul Sistah Activations with Trish Zierler - 250 276-4844
Survivorship Dragon Boat Team - 250-490-4045
Thermography Clinic Central Okanagan - (250) 801-7900
Wind In The Willow - 250-276-5308
Your ProActive Health Now - 250.488.1656
Questions & Answers
Cindy AtkinsonYou Ask – We Answer! . . . your road map to health & wellness.
HAVE A QUESTION? LET US HELP! - We are here to help you with any of your health-related questions – nothing’s too big or too small! Our professional expert panel will do our best to provide you with information, suggestions, and resources.
The Q and A column is managed by Cindy Atkinson, BA Science in Genetics & Cell Biology.
Click here to ask a question on our Q & A page.


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QUESTION

Is there an effective way to prevent or get rid of athlete's foot? Particularly symptoms like itching, burning and skin irritation/peeling? Thanks! From Adam, Surrey, BC

REPLY

Athlete's foot, also called tinea pedis, develops in the moist areas between the toes and sometimes on other parts of the foot, as well. Please consult your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. He or she may suggest using an over-the-counter anti-fungal ointment, lotion, powder, or a prescribed oral medication (depending upon the severity of your case). Though some natural healing practitioners suggest using tea tree oil for treatment of athlete's foot, this oil has not been proven to cure all cases.

The tips below may prove useful for preventing athlete's foot and easing discomfort of symptoms:

•Wash your feet with mild disinfectant soap and hot water twice daily. Dry feet with a cotton towel.
•Keep your feet dry, especially the spaces between your toes.
•Wear cotton or wool socks, which draw moisture away from your feet. Avoid wearing nylon or synthetic socks.
•Change your socks twice daily and wash them in hot water with a disinfectant.
•Wear waterproof sandals in communal showers, pools, fitness centers and other public areas.
•Don't share shoes, socks, or nail clippers.
•Add a few drops of tea tree oil to a vitamin E cream and apply to feet before you go to bed. This will help to reduce itching and burning.
Supreme Events
Electro-pollution: Radio/Microwave/Dirty Electricity; How to protect ourselves.
July 22, 2014
Intuitive Readings Event by Kerry
July 23, 2014
LEARN TO READ YOUR AKASHIC RECORDS
August 15 - 17, 2014
AKASHIC RECORDS LEVEL II with Ernesto Ortiz
August 18 - 19, 2014
Be Your Best Celebration 2014!
August 23, 2014
Touch for Health Level One
September 6, 2014
Ancient Ireland, Holiday & Music Tour with Maria O’Farrell Carr & Nancy Rebecca (September)
September 8, 2014
BC Yoga Conference 2014
September 12 - 14, 2014
Wise Women's Festival 2014
September 19, 2014
Birthing As Nature Intended Course with Teresa Van-Zeller from California
September 20 - 21, 2014
The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch - Penticton Kidney Walk
September 21, 2014
An Evening with Gregg Braden - Penticton
September 25, 2014
Adam McLeod, Dreamhealer in Kelowna - Presented by The Canadian Society of Questers
September 26, 2014
Retreat with Gregg Braden - Vernon
September 27, 2014
Healing Touch Level Two Course
October 4, 2014
Touch for Health Level Two
October 4, 2014
Registered Reflexology Therapist Certificate Course - October 2014 (New dates)
October 18, 2014
Kelowna Wellness Fair
October 25 - 26, 2014
Sacred Tour in Hawaii & Advance Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ Course
November 6, 2014
FSRC Face Reading Mian Xiang - Module 1
November 9 - 10, 2014
FSRC Face Reading Mian Xiang - Module 2
November 11 - 12, 2014
Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair - 10th Annual
March 7 - 8, 2015
3rd Celtic Angels Sacred Tour to Ireland with Maria O'Farrell Carr & Cindy Smith (March)
March 8, 2015
Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ International Course in Ireland
March 12, 2015
Spring Festival of Awareness - Okanagan
April 24, 2015
TFH 5-Element Metaphors
June 14, 2015
Conscious Channelling Workshop with Allison Scott from South Africa ~ Okanagan
June 15, 2015
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
Ongoing
Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society ~ Sunday Meetings
Ongoing
Counselling Hypnotherapy Program - Basic and Diploma
Ongoing
Distance Learning through Windsong School of Healing
Ongoing
Fit classes, Nia & Yoga ~ MotionWorks Fitness Studio ~
Ongoing
Gateway To Oasis Reiki School
Ongoing
Girls Weekend Out… Kamloops
Ongoing
Goddess Wisdom Intensive- Awaken your Inner Goddess, 7 Week Program
Ongoing
Herbology I ~ by Dr. Terry Willard
Ongoing
Holistic Health & SHIATSU - Certified WindSong Practitioner Diploma Program
Ongoing
Hypnotherapy Correspondence Course
Ongoing
Kelowna Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
Ongoing
Mayan Prophecies For Changing Times ~ with Dr Terry Willard
Ongoing
Melchizedek Method - Combined Levels 1 & 2
Ongoing
NIA ~ 5 STAGES with Patti Tennessy
Ongoing
Noontime Tai Chi with Claudia
Ongoing
Penticton's Leggotts School of Rock and Roll - Join a Rock band!
Ongoing
Penticton's Guitar Circle ~ South Okanagan ~ Come Join us!
Ongoing
POP - The Power of Pleasure ~ How weight loss can be fun & sexy!
Ongoing
Yoga Classes for People with MS
Ongoing
Book Club
Lyndsay BlaisThe OK In Health's Book Club is managed by Lyndsay Blais, a passionate speaker, author and success coach.
Join in Lyndsay's weekly discussion on the book of the month. As an avid reader, Lyndsay looks forward to facilitating interesting conversations with you through the OK in Health Book Club! Would you like to join our New OK In Health's Book Club? Open to all OK In Health members.

Click here to join the book club.


The Turning Point
Creating Resilience in a time of Extremes
by Gregg Braden
1st Edition Jan. 2014
ISBN 978-1-4019-2923-7

The Turning Point is written by Gregg Braden New York Times best-selling author who is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, spirituality, and the real world. Gregg Braden is also the author of several other books such as The God Code, The Divine Matrix, Fractal Time, and Deep Truth. His 2007 best seller, The Divine Matrix, was recently selected as the source for the made-for-television feature, “Entanglement,”
His latest book “The Turning Point” which just hit the book stands in January of 2014 challenges the reader to shift the way in which we think of ourselves and our relationship to the world.

The Turning Point was created as a means to answer questions. Gregg Braden goes into great detail as to the state of our present world issues and how our thinking has to shift if we are to survive as a species. Are we willing to embrace the thinking that makes such possibilities a priority? The Turning Point is an in depth look at how our world has changed in all areas such as Climate extremes, Population extremes, Energy extremes, Economic extremes and what we, as an individual, can do to make sure Earth continues to thrive for all future generations.

The Turning Point gives us “The Big Picture” Gregg asks the reader to keep in mind five facts such as;

1. Now is different
2. The turning point of thriving transformation can replace the tipping point of extremes
3. Life gets better and resilience is the key
4. We already have new solutions
5. The biggest crisis is the most difficult to accept.

Throughout the book Gregg reminds us that shifting our way of thinking and becoming resilient to change is a means of surviving the changes we are experiencing. The Turning Point is a wake-up call for all of us. In times of extreme change such as we have seen and experienced in the past decade our own personal resilience to adapting to such changes will be key to our overall physical and emotional survival.

The Turning Point is written with the intention of empowering the reader in choices that can lead to thriving lives and a new transformed and sustainable world. He quotes Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist, Niels Bohr

“Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it”

The Turning Point is a compilation of extensively researched facts of our ever changing world, its effects, and where we are heading unless we make significant changes in the now. I can honestly say that this book is an incredible resource of information and poignant suggestions that has made me see things in a much different perspective. The author is right when he says that too often we tend to not want to see the changes before us and hope things will go back to the way they were. But the changes are here, we are experiencing more and more turbulen
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OK In Health’s "Okanagan Angels and Fairies Fair"

Under the Umbrella of the OK In Health eMagazine and Angel Empowerment Practitioners™, the first annual OK In Health’s "Okanagan Angels and Fairies Day" had its debut on Saturday June 14, at the Shatford Center in Penticton. There were vendors and practitioners in from our three western provinces, and one in from South Africa. The was a day full of Angel and Fairy talks, acquainting people with the possibilities of working with their Angelic Guides and Fairies Folk. It was a magical day, the energy was clear, playful, and Angelic. The public loved the talks, the vendors, and many took advantage of the Angel Card Readings, Fairy reading, Intuitive reading and many other readers, and practitioners that were present for the day. It is with great anticipation that we look forward to next year, as many people left the day asking when it was going to happen again!
See you there next year!


OK In Health’s Summer Solstice – Okanagan Lake Vortex Gathering

On Saturday June 21st we had a wonderful 'Gathering' ceremony on the Okanagan Lake beach, close to the Marina in Penticton at 11:11am. We gathered to assist Archangels Michael and Metatron to do some sacred work with the new Trinity Era energy and clearing/re-activation of the earthstar energy wheel and to welcome in the Summer Solstice. The day was so beautiful with clear blue skies and surround by the clear blue lake. A duck came into our circle to join us again and a friend people who were at the beach came over to join us too. Thank you to everyone who came from along the valley to join us.


Angel Empowerment Practitioners Course (AEP)

Hosted by OK In Health eMagazine, international teacher, Cindy Smith came in from Calgary to teach her amazing 4 day, Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ course. In this class students learn how to connect with Angels. Empowerment is taught through learning to open to and trust your natural intuitive senses while working with the Archangels for messages and healing for self and others. Cindy teaches how to do professional angel card readings that include chakra clearing, aura work, energy cord cutting and much more. It is an awesome course for Self Empowerment, for the beginner or someone who has been on the spiritual path for many years, wether you do card readings for others or not.

Cindy was also one of our guest speakers at the Okanagan Angels & Fairies Day. Cindy will be back in The Okanagan to teach the AEP course. Please contact Maria Carr or OK In Health eMagazine for more details.



OK In Health’s - OK-anagan Gathering & Bean-A-Ti

The OK-anagan Gathering & Bean-A-Ti’s, were a huge success for celebrating OK In Health’s ten years of service. Our theme in June was Connecting to Y-OUR Sacred Angels. Our guest speaker, Cindy Smith AEP™, created an intimate and safe space where we could feel the presence of our Angels in the room. We ended the evening with Bean-A-Ti, that is a cup of tea and visiting. This was our last gathering for the year. We plan to be back in the New Year and we invite you to come out and celebrate with us and join us in Sacred Community to learn, live and laugh together!


Our next community event we are sponsoring is Gregg Braden visit to the Okanagan in September.


Please contact Maria Carr or OK In Health eMagazine for more details
Articles
150 Organic and Natural Gardening Tips ~ Part Six ~ 125 to 150 by OK In Health's Gardening Articles
We come to our last 25 Tips, Hints, Tricks and Facts for Natural Gardening. June is all about getting ready for the summer growing season. Put your hanging plants on pulleys to allow for easier watering. When you first see evidence of pests in your garden, don’t go for the harmful pesticides first. Begin your attack by picking them off by hand, spraying them off with the hose, or clipping them off with pruning shears. Paint the handles of your gardens tools a bright, contrasting color other than green to help you find them amongst your plants. Read more tips...
A Green Environment for Now and the Future by Dalai Lama
If we look around, we can now see that those houses in the monasteries and in various camps where people have planted fruit trees, now enjoy great benefit as a consequence of their action. First of all, if there is a tree in your courtyard it creates around it an atmosphere of natural beauty and serenity. It is also obvious that you can eat the fruits from the tree, sit under it and enjoy the cool shade. What was required on your part was a little patience to allow some time for the tree to grow up....
A Love for Lavender by Michelle Cubin, Vancouver, BC
Lavender, mostly known for its beautiful relaxing scent, often seen in sachets and spas, is so much more that a pretty smell. This purple scented flower, native to the Mediterranean, has countless unknown healing properties.
Acid Reflux and Stomach Problems by Caroline Sutherland
Have you been having stomach problems lately? Maybe your doctor has suggested medication for acid reflux and although it seems to be helping, you may be reluctant to be on medication for something that you feel should have a simple explanation and solution. Here are some useful strategies....
Beautiful Nails and a Beautiful Garden by Deanna Klan
Yes, you can have both! These tips will help if you have already ruined your nails or are about to launch into serious weeding or planting.
Boating with Pets by Dr. Moira Drosdovech
Because it’s summer time and that means a lot of us are out on lakes or on the sea, we should address the issues surrounding taking a pet with you on board your boat. Some of you might even be thinking about taking a longer term ocean cruise with your sailboat and your pet.
Breaking the Habit(s) by Carole Fawcett
We all have the best of intentions. We really mean it when we say that THIS is the year we will change our habit(s). We WILL quit smoking, we WILL lose weight – we WILL change the way we eat. We start off with determination and then our resolve falls short. Why? Well, the answer is simple. We have....
Feng Shui and Real Estate by Teresa Hwang
In terms of modern day application, Feng Shui can be utilized in the successful and expedient sale of properties, by detailed analysis of the Qi Natal Chart of the building, making changes as required to support the health and wellness of the people living/working within the space, and by activating the relative Wealth Qi with very specific Feng Shui methods.....
Flush It Out For Summer by Lisa Van Reeuwyk
Learn how to eat, drink and clean your way to a detoxified and healthier you!! There are many affordable and easy changes you can make to your eating & cleaning routines to flush out your system and home. Summer is the perfect season to reap the benefits of mother nature’s bounty.
Gluten Free Holiday Travelling by Cathy Lauer
At this time of year many people travel to be with family or friends for holidays or they travel to get away from the long weather. Traveling at this time of year can also be fraught with delays that can put flights behind or cancel them altogether. What can you do to minimize the added stress of needing to eat gluten free when you are stuck while traveling? Here are some suggestions that will make one part of your traveling a little less stressful....
Having a Green Baby by Lindsay Coulter
New parents could change thousands of diapers by the time a child is two or three years old. Or, go diaper-free. Ingrid Bauer coined "elimination communication" after traveling throughout India and Africa where diaper-less babies are the norm. EC uses a combination of signals, timing, intuition and body language. It's not toilet training in the traditional sense—like the "potty dance" and bribing your toddler with M&Ms. The process begins as early as......
I’m too old, I’m too scared, I’m too fat – I am too… by Wayne Dyer
You probably notice that in men around the age of 40 or 50 the body starts to make some shifts and you just look thicker. People just look thicker. I just saw a picture of Tom Hanks, a very popular actor, of course, and I noticed this guy is a lot bigger than he was not long ago, just thicker. You know what I mean? And I just decided that I didn’t want to be thick!....
Mastering The Art of Self-Love by Kerry Palframan, RN
Self-love is the most needed vibration on the planet at this time. You probably already know the theory, however, what I have seen most often over the years is the disconnection between knowing the theory and applying (practicing) the art of self-love. It is my intent to offer you some practical steps to do this (yes this is homework) in order to help you more smoothly into the flow of...
Raw SuperFoods by Sandra Butler
So, what is a superfood? A superfood is a living, whole raw plant food that has a dozen or more unique properties, not just one or two. For example...
Saint Brigid Celtic Goddess Brigid by OK In Health's Articles
Goddess Brigit was thought to have been a Sun Goddess, who was born at sunrise. It is said that when She was born a tower of flame burst forth from Her forehead from Earth to Heaven. She is the daughter of the Dagda. Brigit was one of the great Triple Goddesses of the Celtic people. Both Brigit and Imbolc represent the stirring of life again after the dead months of the winter.
Summer Fruits and Vegetables in Season by Nature and Wildlife Articles
Fresh fruits and veggies come packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. There's nothing healthier than fresh fruits and vegetables. You can get these at your local supermarket, or from the proliferation of summertime roadside stands. Here are the dates for the more popular summer fruits and vegetables...
The Benefits of Blessing Your Food Has Been Scientifically Proven by Dylan Smeaton, CBP
Most of us have partaken in and/or seen someone say grace before a meal at some point in our lives. It’s a custom that is rich in history and is not bound to any one culture, region nor period in time. In fact, it’s probably even safe to say that saying some type of grace or thanks is a tradition that is present pretty much throughout the entire world in one type of fashion or another....
The Energy of Gaia by Monika Muranyi
There is more to our Planet Earth, Gaia, than meets the eye. Have you ever wondered about Earth energies? What are portals? Why do hauntings occur, and are they related to the energy of Gaia? Gaia’s Earth energies interface with humanity in a surprising and astonishing way. The natural history of our Earth is well published, but could there be a missing piece of this puzzle? Could it be that there is something that explains why we are here and the role of our planet, Gaia? Perhaps Gaia and humanity are bigger than you think?...
The Threat of the Approaching Bikini Season – Homeopathy and Weight Loss by Ilona Peet, DCH,
The Threat of the Approaching Bikini Season – Homeopathy and Weight Loss. It’s that time of the year again where many dread the thought of donning their beach outfits. It may be about shedding extra weight or about changing your body image. Find out how homeopathy can help you achieve healthy weight loss and/or a greater sense of well-being with the body you have.
The Wisdom of a Spirituality-Based Science by Gregg Braden
During the last years of the Cold War, I had a front row seat as a senior systems designer in the defense industry to one of the most frightening times in the history of the world, and the thinking that led to it. During the last years of the most potentially lethal, yet undeclared, war in human history, the superpowers of the United States and the former Soviet Union did something that seems unthinkable to any rationally minded person today. They spent the time, energy, and human resources to develop and stockpile somewhere in the neighborhood of 65,000nuclear weapons — a combined arsenal with the power to microwave the Earth, and everything on it, many times over.
Tickets - Gregg Braden by Gregg Braden
A fast-paced, multi-media seminar with the bestselling author and visionary scientist. Early bird special now on till July 1st or while seats last.
Wellness and the Chakras by Sue Chambers
The ancient system of chakras is a map to the flow of energy through our body. Exploring the movement of our energy by way of the chakras helps to understand where blocks exist that may be causing symptoms and illness.
What Makes Gregg Braden Tick? by Gregg Braden
Gregg Braden is coming to the Okanagan in September. It is hard to know where to begin to describe this man. Author of such books as “The Turning Point, The Divine Matrix, Awakening to Zero Point, and Walking Between Worlds: The Science of Compassion, Gregg is a visionary with feet firmly planted in the realms of disciplined scientific thought, and a humanist who believes people are...
Free Admission Events
Electro-pollution: Radio/Microwave/Dirty Electricity; How to protect ourselves.
July 22, 2014

Electro-pollution is all around us. It is not going away. Effects can be harmful. Learn how to protect yourself.
Be Your Best Celebration 2014!
August 23, 2014

Every year we have a celebration of health and wellness, good food and good people. Come join us! This year we're trying something different...
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
Every Monday - 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET - Everywhere

FREE Teleconference - Ask a Question - Each week, Internationally Recognized Medical Intuitive, Caroline discuss a topical health issue that affect us all. Then she opens up the phone lines, does some spot readings.
Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society ~ Sunday Meetings
Every Sunday at 10.30am - 2965 South Main Street, BC , Penticton

Everyone is welcome. We invite you to come and celebrate the joy of life through body, mind and spirit. Each week we have a different meditation and speakers.
Buddhist Discourse and Meditation
Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 - Kelowna

Buddhist Meditation and Discourse Thursday evenings at Heartwood Buddhist Meditation Centre. 7-8:30pm #3 2979 S. Pandosy St. By Donation
Concerned about your Diabetes? - Terrace
Tuesday Afternoons 1:30 - 2:45 - Terrace

FREE Diabetes information event - Different subject every week. Limited seating. Please RSVP and mention OK In Health as your referral.
Do You Suffer from Anxiety?
Every Wednesday 11am to 12 - Penticton

Join us for a relaxation workshop at the Penticton Wellness Centre.
Free Course - Families and friends of individuals diagnosed with any mental illness
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm - - Kelowna

A FREE Course For families and friends of individuals diagnosed with any mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Bi-polar, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsion.
Goddess Circle
ongoing: Second Tuesday of each month 7 pm - Lake Country

Women's sharing circle. Connect with other heart centered women on thier spiritual journey. All are welcome. No charge, no experience needed. 7 pm on the Second Tuesday of each month.
Guided Hiking - Free
10am - Kelowna

Mt. Baldy (Dilworth) Rifle Rd. Join our walking instructors as they guide you on the path to physical health and well being. Meet new friends, and get fit at the same time! Please arrive on time
Kelowna Conscious Cocktails
Every 2nd Thursday of the Month. 6 - 9 pm - Kelowna

Connect. Converse. Conspire. Create. Come out and create community with others of "light" mind. No agenda other than to be true Self and share in a safe space. You are never alone! $2 Toonie donation at the door.
Kelowna Gifts to Grandmothers
Every Thursday morning 9:30 a.m. - Kelowna

Dedicated volunteers assist vulnerable women & children in Africa along with grandmothers who are raising orphaned grandchildren due to the HIV/Aids pandemic
Meditation Support Group
Each Wednesday 7-8:30 pm - Kelowna

We meet to support each other in tranquility meditation and sit for 45 minutes. Both beginners and experienced welcome.
Penticton Green Drinks
1st Thursday of the month at 5pm at the Barley Mill - Penticton

People who take sustainability seriously in the South Okanagan now have an opportunity to meet up on the first Thursday of every month at an informal session known internationally as Green Drinks.
Personal Insights
On going - Lake Country

Spiritual Growth Support Group- Come out on the third Thursday of each month. Sharing and discussion of various spiritual topics, books etc. Ongoing.
Retreats & Weekend Away
Ancient Ireland, Holiday & Music Tour with Maria O’Farrell Carr & Nancy Rebecca (September)
September 8, 2014

A fun-filled & relaxing tour of Ireland - Irish landscapes, seascapes, castles, Traditional live Irish music at night, lots of fun tours, surprises, laughter & CRAIC! ONLY 4 ROOMS LEFT!
BC Yoga Conference 2014
September 12, 2014

Immerse yourself in an "all-inclusive" yoga retreat at the tranquil Naramata Centre in the South Okanagan.
Wise Women's Festival 2014
September 19, 2014

50 instructors and 40 healers share for 3 days. Over 50 workshops to choose from. A festival store with great networking opportunities.
Girls Weekend Out… Kamloops
You pick the weekend! - Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Get all the girls together and spend an unforgettable, fun and relaxing weekend at the South Thompson Inn & Conference Centre.
Drumming for Kids ~ Summer programs
July and August - Kelowna

Looking for an exciting summer program with activity for kids. Experience various percussion instruments of the world. (Bongo, Conga,Timbales, Doumbek, Djembe, Surdo, etc.)
Sober but Stuck?
On-going - Kelowna

Have you been clean & sober for quite a while yet find yourself: Unhappy, discontented, or having difficulties? Treat yourself to an individualized renewal retreat! One, two or three weeks.
 
Festivals & Fairs
Vernon's Mosaic Market
Every Saturday 9am to 12pm - Vernon

We have a variety of vendors with locally grown/made products at Westshore Estates Community Park
Fitness Classes
Fit classes, Nia & Yoga ~ MotionWorks Fitness Studio ~
On-Going - Kelowna, BC

MotionWorks Fitness is a health and wellness lifestyle studio dedicated to safe and meaningful exercise methods. Join Patti Tennessy Nia Technique Black Belt, Yoga-Fit, Pilates, and more classes.
NIA ~ 5 STAGES with Patti Tennessy
On Going - Kelowna, B.C., Canada

NIA 5 STAGES: Learning Nia 5 Stages Technique gives you a movement elixir for increasing body awareness and ageing with grace. Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing and Walking
Noontime Tai Chi with Claudia
.Monday to Friday 12:10-12:50 - Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

Tai Chi in action generates energy flow and releases blockages there by doing Tai Chi results in overall balance. I guide a 21 movement sequence that suits novice, seniors, children, patients recovering from mobility and pain - everyone welcome.
POP - The Power of Pleasure ~ How weight loss can be fun & sexy!
On - Going - Kelowna

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO: look forward to your exercise class?, feel energized, pumped, sweaty AND happy from your workout? and release weight and have fun doing it? Join our 6 week program to-day!
Yoga Classes for People with MS
Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. - Vernon, BC

The Okanagan Vernon Chapter of the MS Society holds weekly yoga classes for people with MS. For more information, please call Sherry
Aqua Prenatal
Friday afternoons - 2 pm - Kamloops

Gentle postnatal exercises gradually help the new mother to regain physical strength, tone their muscles, enjoy deep relaxation and develop close bonds with their baby.
February Freeze up Run/Walk
11.30 for regisration - Peachland

5 km Run and Walk - Fairly flat route along Beach Avenue and the foreshore of Okanagan Lake. A very scenic route. $20
Feldenkrais Works...... - Nelson
Thurs.'s 5:15-6:15 p.m., Fri.'s 12-1 p.m. - Nelson

Better balance, posture, flexibility, less pain.....
Friday's Dance Nights
On-Going ~ Every other Friday - Kelowna

Join us for a great night of dancing. Big band, Latin, swing, country, Ballroom and yes disco. We will dance to them all. Everyone is invited beginners - pro, we are goig to have fun.
Good Morning with Dru Yoga!
Saturdays from 9 - 10:00 am - Penticton

Activations, body preps, energy block release sequences, yogic postures and breath work with a final restorative relaxation to start your day!
Kelowna Nature Hikes
Wednesdays and Weekends - Kelowna

Bring a lunch. For general information call Rick Gee 250-763-0124
Nia Classes - Vancouver
Tuesday 6:00pm or Sunday 11:00am - Vancouver

Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music. Classes run in sessions. Newcomers are welcome anytime. Flex passes and unlimited passes available.
Nia Classes - Kamloops
Mondays 6:30pm - Kamloops

Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music. Classes run in sessions. Newcomers are welcome anytime. Flex passes and unlimited passes available.
Nia Classes - Penticton
Tuesday 10:30am, Thursday 9:00am , Monday's 7:00pm , Wednesday 6:00pm, - Penticton

Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music. Classes run in sessions. Newcomers are welcome anytime. Flex passes and unlimited passes available.Please phone to check times.
Nia Classes - Spokane
Mon. or Wed. 5:30pm or Tuesday or Thursday at 9am - Spokane

Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music.
Noon Hour Yoga Classes
Wednesday at 12 - Kelowna

A one hour class open to all levels of students. All levels of students are welcome. Modifications will be given when necessary.
Salsa Thursdays
8pm to 10:00pm - Kelowna

Singles, Couples, All levels and ages-30 minute lesson with dance to follow - Great exercise for body and mind, meet new people, ongoing event since 2007.
Scottish Country Dancing
Wednesday or Thursdays nights at 7.30pm - Kelowna

No experience necessary and no partners needed! Come and enjoy the camaraderie and get fun exercise too!
Sound Bath ~ Tibetan & Crystal Bowls in the Water
3rd Thursday of the month - Kamloops

Conic healing session while floating in the warm salt waters with quartz crystal singing bowls live, Tibetan bowls etc. The results are waves of peace, heightened awareness, and relaxation.
SOYA Yoga Teacher Training
On-Going - Penticton

Offers RYT 200, 300 & 500 Hour Extended Programs. Become a certified & registered Yoga Teacher at International standards! Find out for yourself why people love our SOYA Yoga Teacher Training program!
UBC Run/Walk group meeting
Every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Kalamalka Residences Wellness Centre. - Kelowna

Students, staff, public, and faculty are welcome. Great opportunity to get or stay fit while exploring the hiking trails around campus and meet new people. All levels welcome. Free
Watsu & Tibetan Bowl
3rd Friday of the Month - Kamloops

Join with Audrey Meuse and cCome experience the perfect mix, a Watsu and the sound vibrations of the Tibetan Bowls. Restorative Calm.
Woga ~ Gentle Water Yoga
Tuesday, Thursday, 5:30 – 6:30 pm - Kamloops

Gentle Yoga is great for people new to yoga and for those hoping to strengthen and stretch muscles and ease joint pain. End with a floating heart meditation.
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Connect with Yourself Weekly
Michael O'ConnorTake time in your busy week to reflect on your inner rhythms of yourself and your life. OK In Health's Soular Rhythms column managed by Michael O'Connor.
Astrologer/Numerologist and a popular columnist, lecturer, presenter and workshop facilitator, Michael brings enthusiasm, passion and a wealth of knowledge.

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July 2014

Tip of the month:
Summer is under way. Looking back we came through the great and in some cases dreaded Cardinal Grand Square. Some were very much affected by it while others did not notice a thing, at least not in their life. But they might have noticed it in the lives of others, if they knew what they were looking for and appreciate the synchronicity factor. People with planets somewhere between 10 and 18 degrees or so of Cardinal Signs will have experienced the direct ‘influence’ of thus of changes in their life.

Astrology illustrates that there most certainly is a rhyme and reason, time and season to things. It can be described as an inner intelligence, purpose and plan if you like. Some call it destiny. Although this is quite evident and even measurable and demonstrable, mainstream academia rejects it. Thus so too do ‘the masses’. Even the most educated people can be very dogmatic assuming that their perspectives are purely objective.

Over the next 10 days o...
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10th ANNIVERSARY
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10th ANNIVERSARY
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We would LOVE to hear from YOU!

This is as AMAZING as ever!
I feel SO proud and blessed to witness your phenomenal 10 year journey! YEAH!!!!!
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We have now posted over 10,000 events and workshops, 1,000's of wellness practitioners, published over 10,000 high quality articles and best of all we have just reached the 100,000 mark for the numbers of people who have visited our website and eMagazine. Wow! We thank you all for your amazing support during the last 10 years.

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