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Publisher's Message ~ September 2013 Issue
Come share and connect with our members on the OK In Health Community Network. The longest and largest eMagazine and local network supporting our wellness community since 2004.  

This month, our September eMagazine is full of new community workshops and events, new articles, wellness directory, new recipes, new soular rhythms and news from our members.

 OK In Health Special Events:

OK In Health Events:
  Spiritual & Financial Freedom Workshop  with Cindy Smith & Jaden Sterling from Calgary - Penticton October 19 & 20  
  Healing Touch International - Level One - Penticton Nov. 16 & 17
  Conscious Channelling Workshop with Allison Scott from South Africa -  Penticton May 31/June1

OK In Health Member's Tour:
2nd Annual Celtic Angel Sacred Tour to Ireland with Maria Carr & Cindy Smith - March 2014. Contact us if interested.

Okanagan Retreat:
Imagine spending three glorious autumn days in the sunny Okanagan immersed in the beautiful energy of the Wise Women's Festival. 50 instructors and 40 healers share for 3 days. Over 50 workshops to choose from. A festival store with great networking opportunities.

Okanagan Wellness Fair:
Calling all wellness vendors and practitioners - The Annual Kelowna Wellness Fair still has some booth available

International Angel Day will be held in Vancouver and Calgary

For more details on these events and many more events from our OK In Health members - see main event calender page 



Join Maria and Cindy in Ireland for 2 weeks and a bit!

OK In Health eMagazine has places left for our 2nd annual Celtic Angels Sacred Tour to Ireland with Irish Guide Maria Carr and Angel guide and AEP facilitator/Angel guide Cindy Smith. This is going to be a trip of a lifetime and we would love for YOU to come join us. 

This Month

Please take a moment to scroll down thru our eMagazine and click on the links to the topics, workshops, events that interested you the most.
 
We hope you enjoy this month's eMagazine!
 
Love and Light
From all of us here at the OK In Health community network and eMagazine.
Based in the Okanagan, BC & networking beyond since 2004.

YOUR WELLNESS COMMUNITY AT YOUR FINGER-TIPS!

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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.


Cucumber Raita

Description:
This traditional Indian side dish or sauce is cool and delightful especially with spicy curries. Cumin, scientifically known as Cuminum Cyminum, belongs to family Apiaceae and is extensively used in culinary in Indian Subcontinent and some other Asian, African and Latin American countries, as a condiment or spice. The health benefits of cumin for digestive disorders has been well known throughout history. It can help with flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, morning sickness, and atonic dyspepsia. Cumin is also said to help relieve symptoms of the common cold due to it’s antiseptic properties.


Almost Alfredo Sauce - Wheat Free

Description:
Much of my passion for food comes from working with an amazing caterer when I was thirteen. The cornerstone of many recipes is a good white sauce; but how do you make one without using wheat? It took a while to get the proportions right, I hope you enjoy it!


Whole-Wheat Carrot Cake

Description:
Carrot cake is a perennial favorite, but it is often loaded with vegetable oil and laden with a cream cheese frosting. Our version is healthier, using a small amount of olive oil, a full cup of honey for moistness and flavor, and a combination of whole wheat pastry and unbleached flours. The crunchy walnuts even add a bit of omega-3 fats to this sweet treat. With a cup of hot green tea, this cake will make you forget about cream cheese frosting. Enjoy!

Wellness Directory
Feng Shui & Design ~ Teresa Hwang - 250-549-1356
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
Allie Arnst ~ Meridian Sound Therapy - 250-499-9895 or 499 2075
Arlana Tanner ~ Permission2bu - 250 300 9933
Bahiti Belly Dance - 250-809-4530
Being Wellness and Healing ~ Dylan Smeaton - 250-460-1693
Bellwether Coaching/Evergreen - 250-215-7757
Carla Van Voorst ~ Holographic Healing and BodyTalk - 250-763-7264
Celtic Healing with Maria 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
Endless Possibilities - 250-497-8696
Feldenkrais Practitioner - Lynn Andersen - Self Sense - 250-498-4855
Gillian Padgett ~ Okanagan Stress Management Inc. - 250-542-7602
Happily Holistic Natural Health and Wellness - 250-491-7559
Health is Bliss - 250-801-2798
Ilona Peet, DCH ~ The Homeopathic Practice - 250 826 2058
Indigo Dreamer ~ Kerry Palframan - 250-494-8955
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
Om Shiatsu ~ Carly Wrighton - 250-870-8183
Penticton's Whole Foods Market - Health Store & Cafe - 250-493-2855
Psychic and Spirit Medium - 250 547 2262
Sheila Stephenson – Penticton Health Practitioner - 250-493-3768
Survivorship Dragon Boat Team - 250-490-4045
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.


QUESTION:

Hello,
My cholesterol is a bit high so I want to pick foods that are low in cholesterol. If the product food Labels says Zero cholesterol does that mean it is okay to eat. I ask because some foods could be batter zucchini and say zero cholesterol on food label and that can't be good for you. Do you have any suggestions as how best to use the food labels and how best to pick low cholesterol foods. with thanks from Liam, Salmon Arm, BC

REPLY:

Any product that is made from an animal is going to contain cholesterol for example beef, pork, fish, chicken, eggs... This also includes all your dairy products like milk, butter, cheese... Foods that contain no cholesterol are grains, fruits, vegetables... It is important to stay below 200 - 300mg of cholesterol a day. So when looking at food labels, if there are animal products in the ingredients it will contain cholesterol. Your Doctor, Naturopath, certified Nutritionist or registered Dietitian can provide you with more details.

Cindy Atkinson
Q & A Manager
Certified Rolfer
B.S. Genetics and Cell Biology
Supreme Events
Mount Shasta, California Event
September 5, 2013
FSRC Professional Certification Feng Shui Course Modules 3 & 4
September 6 - 9, 2013
Touch for Health ~ Level 2
September 7 - 8, 2013
Hot Stone Massage Week-end Course
September 7, 2013
International Angel Day Annual Event in Vancouver
September 7, 2013
International Angel Day Annual Event in Calgary
September 7, 2013
**Become Your Own Raw Food Chef and Healer** 3 Class Series
September 8 - 20, 2013
Life-enhancing Pure Essential Oils Workshop - 1 Day
September 9, 2013
The Trivedi Effect - Mahendra Trivedi in Kelowna
September 14 - 15, 2013
Wise Women's Festival 2013
September 20, 2013
Sheila Granger's Virtual Gastric Band with Hypnosis
September 20, 2013
Reiki Levels 1 & 2 Training
September 27, 2013
Rhythmic Movement Technique ~ Level 1
September 28 - 29, 2013
Rhythmic Movement Technique ~ Level 2
September 30, 2013
Kelowna Wellness Fair
October 5 - 6, 2013
Body Intelligence with Lynn Andersen
October 5, 2013
Mindfulness and Body Wisdom Workshop with Lynn and Nancy
October 12, 2013
Free Intro Night ~ Spiritual & Financial Freedom with Jaden Sterling & Cindy Smith
October 18, 2013
Spiritual & Financial Freedom Workshop with Jaden Sterling & Cindy Smith
October 19 - 20, 2013
Loretta Lynn’s 50th Anniversary Concert
October 22, 2013
Sound Healing Practitioner Training
October 25, 2013
Touch for Health ~ level 5 - Element Metaphors
October 26 - 27, 2013
Foot Reflexology Course
November 1, 2013
I Can Do It! 2013 - Pasadena
November 8, 2013
Healing Touch International - Level One in the Okanagan
November 16 - 17, 2013
Maximize your Fitness with Kasie
January 12, 2014
2nd Celtic Angel Sacred Tour to Ireland with Maria Carr & Cindy Smith ~ 2014
March 8, 2014
Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ Course in Ireland
March 13, 2014
Registered Reflexology Therapist Certificate Course - 2014
May 24, 2014
Conscious Channelling Workshop with Allison Scott from South Africa ~ Okanagan
May 31 - 1, 2014
Basic and Diploma Counselling Hypnotherapy Program
Ongoing
A Girls Weekend Out… Kamloops
Ongoing
Children's After School - Art and Yoga Classes
Ongoing
Adult & Children Pottery Classes
Ongoing
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
Ongoing
Free Audio Affirmations with Debbie Ford
Ongoing
Goddess Wisdom Intensive- Awaken your Inner Goddess, 7 Week Program
Ongoing
Hypnotherapy Correspondence Course
Ongoing
Certified Holistic Health & SHIATSU Practitioner Diploma Program
Ongoing
Herbology I ~ by Dr. Terry Willard
Ongoing
Mayan Prophecies For Changing Times ~ with Dr Terry Willard
Ongoing
Distance Learning through Windsong School of Healing
Ongoing
~ MotionWorks Fitness Studio ~ Nia & Yoga-Fit classes
Ongoing
*POP* The Power of Pleasure ~ How weight loss can be fun & sexy!
Ongoing
NIA ~ 5 STAGES with Patti Tennessy
Ongoing
Indian Head Massage Course
Ongoing
Rejuvenating Face Massage Course
Ongoing
Okanagan Wellness Workshops with Dr. Troy
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.

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“ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU” By Pascale Lutz


Hello! my name is Pascale. My book is about Angels, “Always There For You”, and also about positive thinking, funny anecdotes and Angels stories.

I have been living in Ireland for the past 28 years and last year, I got my book published by a wonderful lady, Jane Donald, author of “Sacred Messages from Sacred Ireland”.

It tells about how I ended up in Ireland all those years ago, how my life has been altered by a very serious motorbike accident when I was 18. How I came through it, and how I discovered Angels when arriving in Ireland, and how they changed my life. It also tells about my being lost when confronted with English language, which led to many very funny anecdotes, well, looking back on it, of course, as at the time, it left me baffled!

The message I wanted to convey with this book is that we should always have faith in our Angels, even for those, like me, who don’t see them, feel them or hear them! just know that they’re there, always willing to help you.

Talk to them like you would talk to your best friend. you will notice the difference when you ask help and when you don’t.

Angels are always there for you!


Web address link for more information: www.pascalelutz.com


Event Review
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SPIRITUAL & FINANCIAL FREEDOM Workshop,
Oct 19 & 20, 2013
Penticton Bc - 1st time in the Okanagan
Hosted with Cindy Smith (Calgary) and Jaden Sterling (Florida)
OK In Health Presents: This course is perfect for you if you are really ready to make changes to how you believe and think about money and spirituality.



EVENT REVIEWS:

"I was in awe and gratitude after Jaden and I taught this workshop. This was a true example of moving from "I can't to I can." I send gratitude to all the students who trusted in themselves to change old belief patterns that no longer serve them and created new patterns that work and benefit them now. Amazing change Jaden and I witnessed and the feedback from students about the positive experiences since course have been incredible. So please take the leap of change and join us in our next class to increase your Spiritual and Financial Freedom!" Cindy Smith

"Course has allowed me to become aware of my unconscious blocks I had with finances and spirituality-- mainly finances which in turn has raised my self-esteem. I now have tools to reinforce the huge shift I experienced." Lee

"Amazing course! Gets down to the core and heals completely. I loved and enjoyed every minute. I look forward to what can be created." Diane M.

"You connect everyone to their soul's purpose and it makes everyone's life a better path. Your love gives everyone joy and we all love you back with gratitude." Louise


To Register:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e7e12tfscb8ca1de&llr=9y5muldab

More Details:
http://www.okinhealth.com/events/details.aspx?EventID=1241
Articles
Are You a Lightworker? by Doreen Virtue
I believe that each person has a personal mission in life—something that you agreed to learn during this lifetime. It could be patience, forgiveness, compassion, balance, self-care, integrity, and so forth. Everyone is working on a soul-growth lesson. In addition to their personal missions, some individuals agreed to take on “global missions,” which involve...
Children from Another Lifetime? by Brian Weiss
Sitting in the Green room of the Donahue show many years ago, I witnessed a stunningly surrealistic scene. There was Jenny, a 41-year-old woman from England, sitting with her son, Sonny, age 75, and her daughter, Phyllis, who was 69 years old at the time. Reunited by love, and a past life...
Conscious Eating – You don’t have to say “No” by Lisa Kilgour
What I wanted to find was a way of eating that welcomed new foods and changes, without the stress of saying “No” to that favourite chocolate snack. A way of eating that would even make my stubborn brain happy. That’s when I discovered...
Embracing Change by Lyndsay Blais
Three Steps Towards Moving Past Resistance: Awareness, Reality Check, Choose. With practice, moving through resistance becomes easier and easier with less time spent feeling stressed out and more time enjoying your life and manifesting your dreams!
Environmental School Has Lessons For All by David Suzuki
The kids are back in school. But for 60 students in Maple Ridge, B.C., school doesn’t mean a stuffy classroom. According to an article in the Vancouver Sun, the children, ranging in age from four to 12, will get their lessons “in parks, at picnic tables, alongside streams, under tarps and tents, in gardens, libraries, restaurants, fitness centres and even municipal council chambers.”...
Healthy Food for Kids by Alexis Costello
The start of a new school year presents new challenges, as well as opportunities. Children need the proper foods to keep those energy levels up so that they can run, play, learn, and grow strong, healthy bodies to carry them into adulthood.
How Do You Know Your Angels Are With You? by Pascale Lutz
How to trust your angels are with you whether you feel them or not. You can ask your angels for help even though you are not aware of them physically. How can you be sure you are helped the way you think you could be, by your angels, when you can't feel, hear or see your angels? Well, you would be in the same situation as me, as I have spent years trying to see, hear or feel my angels and....
How Psychic Are You? by Stacey Wolf
We all have psychic experiences. Do you possess natural psychic ability or just a basic intuition?
How to Manage Dry Skin by OK In Health's Articles
Did you know that the most common cause of itching is dry skin? Here are some ways to deal with this condition:
International Angel Day by Cindy Smith by Cindy Smith
IAD reflects a celebration of community working together in Divine Energy and connection to higher vibration. Jaden Sterling and Cindy Smith took the course, Angel Therapy by Doreen Virtue. During this course Doreen discussed with the class her intention to have Angel Therapy Practitioners around the world holding a workshop or an event each year around the time of 9/11 to continue to share and celebrate our connection with community and Divine Angel Energy.
Make this School Year a Success for Everyone! by Maggie Reigh
In this age of hyper-parenting many parents feel pressured to MAKE SURE their child succeeds. Parents want children to get good grades, make great friends, and have every opportunity available to be the next Tiger Woods.
My Own Personal Story about Psoriasis and Neem by Klaus Ferlow
My own experience with Neem has been nothing short of miraculous. Growing up in Northern part of Germany “country style” I quickly developed a love for the bounty of Mother Nature, especially berries, flowers, herbs and vegetables. In my 20's I developed severe psoriasis on my scalp and elbows. At times my psoriasis was flaring up to a point when I even had difficulties combing my black hair due to very thick build-up on my scalp and elbows. Millions of people world wide are suffering from skin diseases such as acne, eczema, dandruff, psoriasis, rosecea, shingles, rigworm to name just a few were Neem could be the answer...
September is Arthritis Month by OK In Health's Articles
What is Arthritis? - Arthritis is an umbrella term used to refer to over 100 related conditions that can strike anyone at anytime in their life. In Canada, 4.5 million people, or one in six Canadians 15 years old and over are affected by arthritis. Arthritis is not an "old person's" condition. Approximately 61,500 Canadian children and youth are living with arthritis. Generally there are two types of arthritis: rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and related diseases, which are...
Taking Personal Responsibility by Sandra Butler
When you can stop being bothered about what others are doing about their health and take personal responsibility for your own health, living a raw food diet becomes easier.
The Cholesterol Connection by David Dixon
Over the years, cholesterol has been given a bad rap. However, studies have shown that when people’s intake of cholesterol has been dramatically increased, their blood cholesterol levels have remained constant, even dropped, in some cases because the body produces it…and for good reason.
The Dreaded School Lunch Dilemma by Cathy Lauer
How to make it kid friendly and gluten free. What kids want in a school lunch and what parents want in a school lunch can be vastly different. Add in the fact that it now needs to also be gluten free and you may find yourself in a frazzle. Here are some basic tips to help you de-stress school lunches.....
The Seven Rules for Intuitive Health by Mona Lisa Schulz
How to create a healthy mind and body. Understand the warning signs your body is sending you - AFTER 20 YEARS as a medical-intuitive advisor, I realized that teaching people how to listen for the intuitive message behind the disease wasn’t enough to help them create true and lasting health. My clients needed to know how to effectively respond to what their intuition was advising, and how they could learn to heal their lives and assist in healing those around them....
Vegan Food For Children by Nicola Aichele
Clean, whole fresh foods, moderation, balance, small amounts at a time in harmony with your child’s needs will most succeed. Sunshine, fresh air, clean water, play, quietude, respect, touch & love, love, love…
You Snooze, You Win: The Power of Sleep by Dr. Melissa Bradwell
Are you tired of being tired? Have you decided that you’re never going to get another good nights’ sleep ever again? Well, you’re not alone. In times where there often doesn’t feel like there’s enough hours in a day, the area that usually gets affected is our sleep....
Your Thoughts can Change the World by Emily Matweow
When you are anxious or frustrated, or when you feel anger, what are you sharing with those around you? When you think of love your whole vibration changes. Love changes the chemistry of the body…
Free Admission Events
Free Intro Night ~ Spiritual & Financial Freedom with Jaden Sterling & Cindy Smith
October 18, 2013

OK In Health eMagazine is proud to welcome Jaden Sterling & Cindy Smith to the Okanagan. Are you really ready to make changes to how you believe and think about money and spirituality?
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.
Free Audio Affirmations with Debbie Ford
On-going - Internet

Are you feeding yourself with the thoughts, ideas, and words that will add to your self-love? Listen now to one of the self-esteem boosting affirmations below.
MEEPLE: A monthly evening of board game play
September 19, 2013

Streaming Cafe is excited to offer MEEPLE: More than Monopoly! Small World, Dominion, D&D, Ticket to Ride, Goblet, Pandemic, Puerto Rico, Eclipse and more!
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.
Course in Miracles ~ Monday Meetings
Every Monday at 7:00 pm - Kelowna

Study the Course in Miracles with old and new students. Weekly reading from the Text, break, and discussions on individual practice experience. No fee
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
Mount Shasta, California Event
September 5, 2013

Join Pamela for another life changing magical experience at Mount Shasta for the 3 Day Sound Healing Practitioner Training and more.
Wise Women's Festival 2013
September 20, 2013

50 instructors and 40 healers share for 3 days. Over 50 workshops to choose from. A festival store with great networking opportunities.
A 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.
Clare Island Yoga Retreat
On-Going - Co Mayo

Join us for a special retreat and go home feeling refreshed, revived and recovered.
Dolphin Spirit Gate Retreat
On Going - Co Kerry

Lois Dolphin Spirit Gate Retreat center on Inch Beach, Co Kerry - Four Celtic Fire Festivals
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.
Writer’s and Artist’s Irish Retreat
On-going - Co. Cork

Anam Cara Retreat - A tranquil spot that provides sanctuary for novice as well as experienced people working in the creative arts
 
Festivals & Fairs
Kelowna Wellness Fair
October 5, 2013

This is the sister fair to the Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair. The Vernon event is beginning of March, the Kelowna event in October.
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
*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!
~ MotionWorks Fitness Studio ~ Nia & Yoga-Fit classes
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
15th Annual Rhythm of Life: The Run and Walk for Everyone
September 8, 2013

Rhythm of Life is Burnaby Hospital Foundation’s annual community event raising much needed funds and support for Burnaby Hospital’s most urgent needs.
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.
Aqua Prenatal
Friday afternoons - 2 pm - Vernon

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 - 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 - Vernon

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
On-going - Vernon

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 - Vernon

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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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.
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September 6, 2013

Tip of the Week:

The last New Moon of summer occurred on September 5 at 4:36 am PDT at 13:04 Virgo in the ‘Tropical Zodiac’. Linked to the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, it is this Zodiac that honors and measures the rhythmic and annual distribution of sunlight on the planet. Every day this distribution changes incrementally, but enough to recognize especially now as we head towards equinox. Shorter cooler days have already been very evident for several weeks and will become much more so over the next several weeks until the day and night share equal hours. This intimate relationship with the sun’s light contains within it more than an outer phenomenal reality. In fact our mental, emotional and yes even spiritual ‘layers’ of consciousness are directly tied to it. We truly are one with life, creation the rhythmic seasonal changes and the various aspects of what is generally referred to as ‘our environment’. While we are affected by these influences, as tho...
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How to use Squash
Squash is a water-laden vegetable. We suggest baking or roasting squash to evaporate some of the water and to concentrate the vegetable's flavors. For ribbed squash, cut in half or in large wedges. Place the pieces cut side down on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. To roast peeled chunks of squash, scatter on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper.

Plastic Bags
Plastic bags are bad and for the most part unnecessary. Many of us older folks remember a time, only a few decades ago, when we didn't have them. Sure, they're convenient, but is that an excuse to damage the environment and the life it supports?

Staying Hydrated
There is nothing better then water! It's important to stay hydrated. Some signs of dehydration include headache, dizziness, dry mouth, dry skin. Look for Clear or light-colored urine as this means you're well hydrated, whereas a dark yellow or amber color usually signals dehydration.

A Night Light That Uses No Power
Do you have solar lights outside, along a path or border? You can bring them into the house for the night, set each into a vase or drink bottle, and spread them out to give you free lights all night. They aren't bright enough for reading, but are bright enough for you to get around. The next day, you just take your solar lights back outside and they will recharge and be ready for you to use the next night or any time the power is out. Submitted by Sally Scales

Motivating Yourself to Exercise
A good way for many people to maintain or increase exercise is through finding an upbeat workout partner. Almost everyone does better with encouragement than with negativity, and many people do better if they have another person working with them. Encouraging each other can positively affect your attitude and increase your desire to come back for more.

Interval Training
Interval training mimics the behavior of our hunting-gathering ancestors better than continuous exercise that maintains a constant pace for 20-40 minutes. Interval training can be defined as short, high-intensity exercise periods alternated with periods of rest. Periods of high and low intensity are repeated several times to form a complete workout.

Fiber
There are two main types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber has been associated with lowering blood cholesterol. It is found in oat bran, beans and other legumes, psyllium, prunes, apples and pears. Insoluble fiber, found in fruits, vegetables, dried beans, wheat bran, seeds, popcorn, brown rice, and whole grain products, is typical of the course material we think of as roughage. It helps keep the bowels regular and may also help prevent certain types of cancers. Both types of fiber, when taken with plenty of water, aid in weight control and the regulation of blood pressure.

Strength Training
The health benefits of strength (resistance) training include increased bone mass, increased muscle strength, and improved quality of daily living. Carrying groceries and lifting children become easier. Injury is less likely. The risks of developing obesity, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure are reduced. Strength training isn't about becoming muscle bound. Women, senior citizens and even men can receive the benefits without bulking up.

Monounsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated fats are the type of fats that tend to lower blood cholesterol, especially LDL or the 'bad' cholesterol. Good sources of monounsaturated fats include olives and olive oil, canola oil, nuts and peanut butter.

Healthy Schools
School-based programs can significantly impact the health of young children. If you are a parent, consider becoming a PTA member. PTAs can encourage schools to include healthy lifestyle curriculums, promote physical activity, and offer more nutritious food choices.

Fat Content Can Be Misleading
When you see a product in the grocery store labeled 98% fat free, don't be fooled. According to the Food & Drug Administration, that percentage refers to the percentage of fat by weight, not by calories. For example, a slice of 89% fat free deli meat means that only 11% of the weight of the product is fat. Although this sounds low, over 50% of the calories may come from fat -- making it a high-fat choice as far as your body is concerned! When selecting low fat foods, ignore the advertising hype; look for grams of fat or the percent Daily Value for fat on the nutrition label.

Foot Health
Many foot problems result from poorly fitted shoes. A few buying tips: Try shopping for shoes in the middle of the day, as feet tend to swell most at this time. Strive for about a 1/2 inch of space between the end of the foot and the tip of the shoe. Wear the type of socks or stockings that will be worn with the shoes. And finally, consider having both feet measured. Feet can vary in size.

The Bread Test
The loaf should feel heavy and look dense. Black is beautiful. Put your fingers and thumb around the top of the loaf. If you can squeeze the loaf from the outside more than an inch towards the centre with very little pressure, it fails the test. Read the label. If the bread contains white flour, sugar, hydrogenated fat or salt, it fails the test.

Help for Aging Bones
It's never too late to begin! Recent studies involving mature men and women found that regular weight training improved hip-bone density. Weight bearing exercises significantly improved bone strength, reducing the risk for falls and fractures in later life.

Sleeping Position
Did you know that sleeping on your stomach can aggravate back pain? The best sleep position is on your side with your knees bent. In addition, check to be sure that your pillow allows your neck to remain straight. A strained neck can cause poor posture, aggravating back pain during the day.

 
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·  Spiritual & Financial Freedom Workshop with Jaden Sterling & Cindy Smith - Oct 19 & 20 
·  Conscious Channelling Workshop with Allison Scott from South Africa ~ Fall 2013
·  Healing Touch International - Level One - November 16 & 17
·  2nd Annual Celtic Angel Sacred Tour to Ireland with Maria Carr & Cindy Smith - March 2014. Contact us if interested. For many more events from our OK In Health members - see main event page 


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“I would highly recommend this Celtic Angel tour & the people who organized it were amazing. The people on the trip are now family and it was so hard to leave. I so want to go on another one! A big thank you to Cindy and Maria and everyone who assisted us along the way. I especially liked the sheep, handing candy to the kids in the St. Patrick’s day parade, the scenery and views, Maria’s family and the bus driver was so informative and friendly. I give this tour 10 out of 10” - Theresa

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the road touring experience in the green Paddy bus is a delightful experience. Bring your wellies!" Dawn

"On our recent tour to Ireland, I was very appreciative of Maria's knowledge of the area and Cindy as an amazing teacher. We had so much fun".

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