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Publisher's Message ~ December 2013 Issue

Wishing all our 5,000 OK in Health community network members a wonderful and relaxing festive holiday, full of fun, joy, peace, and laughter. We hope this eMagazine finds you in good spirits!

Is it time to pamper yourself a little over the holidays, before having to get back to your busy lives? If so, take a moment and come visit the OK in Health eMagazine - explore the many suggestions such as a massage, an energy healing treatment, custom crystal and gems jewelry, a facial, a Reflexology treatment or sit down and have yourself a good read! Finding an original and unique gift can be hard at times – see below wellness directory for some gift ideas!.

Wishing you all a heart-warming festive season from the OK In Health team


In 2014, OK In Health Community Network is celebrating our 10th Anniversary of serving the mind, body & spirit community.
Over the year we are planning some special celebration events. We are excited to announce some of them such as:

'The OK-anagan Gathering'
Hosted by the OK In Health community network.
A 10th Anniversary Special Event
January 15th - 7pm at the Sandman Hotel, Penticton.???

Join us once a month to gather together in a loving free light community event. Were we can connect, support each other and raise our vibrations in love, light and peace. Everyone is welcome, from those who are just starting their own journey, to those who have been working in the community for years. This is an opportunity to gather as One, and really get to know the people in our community and what they are passionate about to-day.
Each month we will have lots of time to network and to share. We will have some topic discussions and some guest speakers. The evening will start with a short mediation and we plan to end with laughter, love and light and hopefully make some new friends. We are so blessed to live in one of the most sacred places in North America.
We invite you to join us for a gathering of like-minded people and to be in the vibration of this loving energy. To register and for more information contact Maria Carr email 250 493 0106 or Rhonda Kyle.  Entrance Fee: By donation (suggestion $5 - $10). [Kelowna date to follow - Please email us if Interested in more details]
This month's Topic is: MOVE OVER SEDONA!

Two Group Tours
We are hosting two tours this year to Ireland. Last year we had a marvellous time. This year we have two dates and two different types of tours to choose from.
March -
Celtic Angel Sacred Tour to Ireland with Maria Carr & Cindy Smith. Includes the 4 day Angel Empowerment Practitioner Course, sacred sites & is lots of fun.
September -
Celtic 'Holiday & Irish Music' Tour to Ireland - with Maria O'Farrell Carr - This a fun-filled & relaxing tour of Ireland and everyone is welcome - See Ireland thru your host Maria O’Farrell Carr's Irish eyes. Irish landscapes, live Irish music at night, castles, lots of fun tours, laughter & CRAIC!...
All tours are booked through our Registered group K. Banks travel agent.

International Guest Speaker
We are arranging to fly in another international speaker to the Okanagan. We are very excited to announce that Allison Scott will be joining us in May 2014. She will be hosting an event where we will learn step-by-step technique to connect to the Angelic and Celestial realms, and bring through messages of Love and Wisdom from your Higher Self, Ascended Masters, Spirit Guides and Angels, while staying fully present in your body.
Learn to channel and you will also learn to work in the vibration of the 12th Dimension.
I highly recommend this workshop for beginners to advance students.

Expos and Wellness Show
As always we will be bringing the OK In Health eMagazine and our list of events and practitioners details to many places in 2014. Some events that we will be attending are:

  • Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair - March 1-2
  • Okanagan-Similkameen Healthy Living Fair in Penticton - March 8
  • Vancouver Body & Soul Expo – April 4-6
  • Calgary Body & Soul Expo – April 11-13
  • Calgary Spring Fling with the Angels Conference – May 10
  • Kelowna Wellness Fair – October 4 -5

Keep an eye on our website, social media pages and our monthly eMagazines for more updates of our special Celebration events. You will also find a wide range of events posted by our members. See our event directory for more information.

Please take a moment to read this month's eMagazine below and see what inspires YOU!

Happy Holidays
From Maria Carr and the OK In Health Team
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.


Crunch Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad

Description:
Rich, sweet, high protein and delicious! Quinoa originated in the Andean region of South America, where it has been an important food for 6,000 years. The Incas, who held the crop to be sacred,referred to quinoa as chisaya mama or mother of all grains, and it was the Inca emperor who would traditionally sow the first seeds of the season using 'golden implements'. Quinoa has a light, fluffy texture when cooked, and its mild, slightly nutty flavor makes it an alternative to white rice or couscous. The health benefits of eating almonds in moderation promotes lower cholesterol levels, prevents heart disease and can help with weight loss.


Roast Turkey with Apple, Sausage, with Herb Stuffing

Description:
Traditional roast turkey is still the dish of choice for most holidays and evokes images of celebrations with family and friends. This is the season for enjoying turkey. Health Benefits of Turkey is that is a lean meat and is a very good source of protein. A four ounce serving provides 65% of the daily value for protein, along with 11% of the daily value for saturated fat, about half the amount of saturated fat found in red meat. The structure of the human body is built on protein. We use animal and plant sources of protein for our amino acids and rearrange the nitrogen to make the pattern of amino acids we require. Turkey is a very good source of selenium, B vitamin and niacin.


Raisin Crunch Cookie Mix in a Jar

Description:
Christmas is about giving, and what better way than to give someone something that you put your thought, time and handmade touch into. Here are some great small gift ideas that can go a long way. In some recipes, the ingredients are all layered in a clear glass jar so that each layer is distinct, giving it the look of "sand art." If you're going for this layered look, the ingredients need to have different colors and textures. A sugar cookie mix made with white sugar and white flour is not going to show up well as layers Packing 'em In. Most of the cookie and brownie varieties of mix-in-a-jar recipes will fit into a 1-quart or 1-liter wide-mouth canning jar, as long as you pack the ingredients in as tightly as possible. • After placing one ingredient in the jar, press it down with a utensil with a fairly wide flat bottom (a long-handled tart tamper works especially well). Do this after each ingredient, especially after adding things like brown sugar, flour, oats, nuts, confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder, shredded coconut, and dried fruits. • White sugar will seep down into layered items like colored candies, chocolate chips, nuts, etc. It's better to put white sugar below these ingredients. • All-purpose flour and confectioners' sugar also have the same seeping problem, so put them on the bottom, too. • The layers will stand out most if you pack the highly contrasting items next to each other.

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
Awaken Enchantment - 2508649013
Bahiti Belly Dance - 250-809-4530
Being Wellness and Healing ~ Dylan Smeaton - 250-460-1693
Bellwether Coaching/Evergreen - 250-215-7757
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 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
Penticton's Whole Foods Market - Health Store & Cafe - 250-493-2855
Psychic and Spirit Medium - 250 547 2262
Sandra Lee Custom Stone & Gemstone Jewellery - 250 306 4472
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
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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:

Who has been awarded the honour of the 'Nobel Prize of agriculture'?


ANSWER:

In an obscene development, a Monsanto executive is winning this year’s 'Nobel Prize of agriculture' -- the prestigious World Food Prize -- for creating GMOs.

Receiving it legitimizes the sort of rampant genetic modification Monsanto pioneered, and helps validate a ruthless business model that impoverishes farmers and monopolizes our food.

If that wasn't baffling enough, the founder of Syngenta, the same biotech giant joining Bayer in suing Europe to keep selling bee-killing pesticides, will also win the prize. The ceremony is in less than one week, so we need to act now.

Please join me in tell the World Food Prize Foundation not to reward Monsanto and bee-killer Syngenta’s outrageous practices.

Copy and paste this link into your browser:

http://action.sumofus.org/a/world-food-prize-monsanto-syngenta/?sub=mtle

Supreme Events
Nutritional Supplementation for Mental Well-Being
December 3, 2013
Get Hot ~JOGA
December 7, 2013
Angelic Healing Practitioner Training
January 10, 2014
Maximize your Fitness with Kasie
January 12, 2014
'The OK-anagan Gathering'
January 15, 2014
Sound Healing Practitioner Training
January 17, 2014
Stress Indicator Point System (SIPS) Level 1
January 24, 2014
Seminar and Live Channeling with Lee Carroll & a Kryon Okanagan Event
February 9, 2014
Nurture Yourself to Embrace Mid-Life Change - Luxury Hawaii Retreat
February 24, 2014
Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair - 10th Annual
March 1 - 2, 2014
2nd Celtic Angel Sacred Tour to Ireland with Maria Carr & Cindy Smith ~ 2014
March 8, 2014
Okanagan-Similkameen Healthy Living Fair
March 8, 2014
Shiatsu Practitioner Training Program
March 12, 2014
Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ International Course in Ireland
March 13, 2014
Spring Festival of Awareness
April 25, 2014
Weekend Yoga Workshop with Desiree Rumbaugh
April 25, 2014
I Can Do It! Conference 2014 Vancouver
May 17 - 18, 2014
RAC Teacher Trainer course - 2014
May 24, 2014
Registered Reflexology Therapist Certificate Course - 2014 ( Registration Open)
May 29, 2014
Conscious Channelling Workshop with Allison Scott from South Africa ~ Okanagan
May 31 - 1, 2014
Celtic 'Holiday & Irish Music' Tour to Ireland - with Maria 0'Farrell Carr (September)
September 8, 2014
Wise Women's Festival 2014
September 19, 2014
Kelowna Wellness Fair
October 4 - 5, 2014
Sacred Tour in Hawaii & Advance Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ Course
November 6, 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
Guitar Circle ~ South Okanagan ~ Come Join us!
Ongoing
Penticton's Leggotts School of Rock and Roll - Join a Rock band!
Ongoing
- Noontime Tai Chi with Claudia -
Ongoing
Kelowna Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
Ongoing
Yoga Classes for People with MS
Ongoing
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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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Lemurian Seeds: Hope for Humanity Paperback Ph.D. Shelley Kaehr (Author)

From the author of Edgar Cayce’s Guide to Gemstones comes a look at the ancient Lemurian civilization with information about how these advanced and benevolent beings are attempting to send messages to our planet at this time through seed crystals left behind long ago. Could these crystals hold key information to the destiny of the entire human race? Learn how to unlock the wisdom within the crystals and why this is important at this time.


Review

"This is the first book I've ever seen that tells how to use Lemurian seed crystals. A great read!" --MaryAnna Cirilli

"Lemurian Seeds is invaluable to those called to work with these crystals. Perfect timing to get this information out!" --Kathleen Baker

Teriffic detailed photos show you what they look like! --Tom Stevens


About the Author

Shelley Kaehr, Ph.D. is currently one of the world's leading authorities on energy healing and mind-body medicine, author of nine books and entertaining international guest lecturer.
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EARTHSTAR WHEEL SACRED VORTEX CEREMONY on Sunday 17th November, 2013

I have been working with Archangel Michael, Archangel Metatron and the Lemurians who guided me to gather a group to do some work on the Okanagan lake vortex energy point. In North America we have the ‘North American Earth Star wheel’. It is a circle of vortex energy points that are connected by a major Leyline. They also energize smaller Ley Lines that branch out from there. The ceremony was similar to the one AA Michael facilitated in Ireland but this time the energy moved very fast. As all the celestial beings arrived it was like a world conference or gathering on the shores of the lakes spreading out along the beach surrounding our circle, along the beach, on the lake and on the hills. I won’t go into all the details of the ceremony but just to say it was an amazing event for us all. We all felted blessed to have been apart of it. JOin us on January 15th if your owuld like to hear more.
I had such lovely feedback from the people who were distantly sitting with us. Even though we were later in starting the ceremony part they all said they felt it start around noon and was done by 12:30. One lady sent me a photo of a huge wave that came crashing over the rocks just after 12.30, were they were on the Queen Charlotte Island. It felt like the energy was arriving to them as a giant wave of energy.
My friend in Ireland said that she felt herself fly over us and saw us on the beach, again she said on the hour to the half hour. She asked did we start later :O)
There was a duck that was in the center of our wheel circle. After the event, as I left to head home the duck walked all the way up from the shore, and stood in front of me. I thanked him for joining in the ceremony too and then off he went.
Thanks to all 19 who were able to join us for this special day
Grá agus Solus,
from Maria Carr


"We began our morning with a blanket of white snow and sunshine. A quick reminder of the gathering of the people with the Angelic Realm at the Okanagan Lake for the activation of the beautiful Earth Star #18. The brightness of the full moon and her energy the night before made the ceremony absolutely magical. I was facing the North on point 19 during the ceremony as I felt the energy of White Buffalo and the Archangels coming through. The caption for the perfect moment was the Raven which flew overhead of us with a walnut in his mouth." Aho, Raven Soul Star!
RK Penticton



Thank you for inviting me to the ceremony, I enjoyed the learning experience very much and it was good to gather with so many like-minded souls. I felt the vortex in the middle of the circle quite strongly. I was feeling chilly from the weather but suddenly I became very pleasantly toasty all over. At the same time I saw with eyes closed a huge bright object, multi-faceted with large roundish facets, kind of like a giant celestial crystal, with chards of light firing off each facet in all directions, extremely bright and white, almost blinding, intensely beautiful. It seemed to be about a foot in front of me. Then it all faded very quickly and was gone. The whole thing felt like it took no more than three seconds. Anyway, that was my experience. Again, thank you for inviting me. With best wishes,
Deb

Wow, what a full day of ceremony and celebration of our divine alignment... a very auspicious day indeed .. made exceptionally auspicous by the Earth Star Wheel Ceremony ... thank you for the honour of participating in the grounding of these sacred energies. Life, love and light,
Ajeet ji

I am really glad to have been there and participate. i loved being out there doing that...Keep doing the work you do. I am really happy about any good that becomes of any of this we do and rejoice in our collective efforts regarding. Thank you for inviting me
Claudia

I was honoured to be on "The Wheel of Life" and to be in company of so many medicine people...all walking our own truths and sharing them with other's...just by the simple presence and being in like vibrations our Unity Consciousness affects the world and we connected on many levels! I reached a deep level of grounding...that which I have never experience...I like to fly with spirit and grounding is something I have to really concentrate on...I almost flew a couple of times but kept my eyes open so I could focus on the duck who seemed to like to come around my drum...I was a bit afraid of it lol...that is part of my "contrary" medicine...I fear animals but embrace the medicine and power of them! That duck was indeed VERY connected to the ceremony.
How very special was that gathering and the connection to the water!
I felt the energy of White Buffalo medicine and thought it was absolutely perfect that I was standing on point 5 which was the James River, North Dakota meridian. The White Buffalo teachings are from there and the Lakota/Dakota people...very close to where I was born and raised...Winnipeg, MB
Exactly where you need to be when you need to be there...that is being in the flow... AHO ALL MY RELATIONS ... RED WIND DANCING of Turtle Clan -
Brenda "White Dove" Hebert


We are soooooo lucky to be available to do this work and aware of the gifts we get as an individual and the collective. I feel so blessed to have a marvellous connection with the Shuswap and the Okanagan rivers of light...
Thanks so much for facilitating today and your willingness to step up to the "plate".
SP, Vernon


Maria, wow! Thanks so much for inviting me to help in the Earth Star Wheel Ceremony!
When you asked me to help, I knew almost instantly that my gift was to help ground the energies and that is exactly what I experienced. Helping you to ground, I could feel you way up there, doing the work. From the waist down I was solid and imbedded deeply into the Earth. I was in awe at what was being accomplished. The experience was exquisite! It was such a gift to be on the beach in the presence of such open hearted people feeling our Oneness and, being in the Divine Love of the Archangels and Heavenly Hosts.
With Gratitude, Love and Blessings
Bernice Granger


Articles
A Big Leap: From Jerusalem to Little Fort, BC by Agnes Toews Andrews
Initially we camped out in our new home and slept on Turkish carpets awaiting the arrival of our furnishings. The first night I heard the metaphysical wolves howling on the plateau behind us and the third night heard the psychic sounds of native battle cries. The fourth day I met a local rancher, a Cartwright and he became my first Reiki client. I asked him about the UFO interest in the village....
Animal Guides, Totems and Medicine by Kerry Palframan, RN
OK In Health columnist and author of 'Spirit talk' Kerry Palframan RN discuss 'Animal Guides, Totems and Medicine' - Using the animals as spiritual tools along your individual journey – to guide you on your path of self-discovery is a great asset in guiding you through periods of your life....
Archangel Raphael Message by Cindy Smith
Cindy Smith shares with us a channelled message from Archangel Raphael and the crystal she personally uses when working with Archangel Raphael for herself and clients...
Counting Sheep Isn’t Working by Alexis Costello
I know I’m not alone. Either falling asleep or staying asleep is a huge issue for many people. If a squalling infant isn’t your reason for being up all night it usually falls into one of three categories. Three categories of sleep problems and how to help...
Embracing the Holidays, the Stress-Free Way! by Lyndsay Blais
Card writing, cookie baking, parties, concerts, get-togethers, fundraising, volunteering, shopping, wrapping, traveling – as well intentioned as one may be to start early and plan ahead to avoid the rushing-around-last-minute kind of stress that is often associated with the Christmas season, many people find themselves experiencing holiday stress due to lack of time to fit it all in. And we wonder why we’re stressed!
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....
How to Have Beautiful Skin by Caroline Sutherland
This article addresses the concerns of a 29 year-old Montana woman with acne. Her acne was so bad that she considered having micro-dermabrasion treatments. She tried topical creams, soaps and astringents all to no avail. Here are my suggestions. One of the blessings of Montana apart from the big skies is the clear air and bright sun. I suggest 15 minutes of....
How to Remake your Old Favourite Holiday Recipes by Shannon Bliss
Simple tips on how to remake your old favourite recipes… just in time for the holidays. This is simpler than you would think… When I look at any recipe I look for good healthy ingredients...
Redundancy Angels by Pascale Lutz
How to cope with shocking news about employment, or lack of, and redundancy. Know that the Angels always have a solution for us, providing we trust. It might not be what we want, but it will certainly be what we need. All we have to do is ask, trust and let go. Of course it is not always that simple...
Shiatsu by Brenda Molloy
In ancient Eastern healing practices the body is seen as a reflection of the environment in which we live. Each person is a unique landscape similar to our Earth with wells, springs, streams, rivers & seas of qi /chi (energy)...
Staying Raw During the Holiday Season by Sandra Butler
Staying raw and healthy over the holiday season can be a challenge unless you are prepared to celebrate good health and remain strong in your convictions. New recipes too...
The Benefits of Gluten-Free Lentil Flour by Cuisine Soleil
This month, we discover lentils flours! Human beings consume lentils since prehistoric times. High in fiber and low in fat, it is also rich in folate, an essential element for pregnant women. This tasty flour will delight you! Try it for lunch in pancake topped with chunks of green apple, arugula and smoked salmon. A real treat! Some Healthy Benefits of Lentils Flour are...
The Invisible Line by Carole Fawcett
It is a silent and unspoken judgment. It is insidious and sneaky in its approach. It takes us by surprise because it seems to happen almost overnight. We cross an invisible line and become de-valued and unseen in our own society. Unfortunately it is growing exponentially due to the current demographic and it impacts our society in a negative manner...
What is 'Initiations'? by Pamela Shelly
Initiations is about how in the past we were guided step by step through the initiation process and in our times we experience inner initiations which often create confusion, discomfort and many other challenges as we are nudged and pushed to learn our spiritual lessons…
What is Channelling? by Allison Scott, from South Africia by Allison Scott
Channelling can be defined as the act of an individual allowing a spiritual being to communicate through them to those on the physical plane. The spiritual being can be an angel, archangel, ascended master, guide or deceased loved one. What are the different forms of Channelling?...
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Nutritional Supplementation for Mental Well-Being
December 3, 2013

Learn how nutritional supplementation, when taken in the right combination can help promote mental well-being.
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.
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
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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
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Study the Course in Miracles with old and new students. Weekly reading from the Text, break, and discussions on individual practice experience. No fee
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
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
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
Get Hot ~JOGA
December 7, 2013

Grab a friend, a mat and and a towel and get your sweat on
Maximize your Fitness with Kasie
January 12, 2014

Learning the tricks & tools of a Personal Trainer!! This workshop for all fitness levels will leave you with the knowledge and confidence to maximise your workouts and see results faster.
*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!
- Noontime Tai Chi with Claudia -
Monday to Thursday 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.
~ 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
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
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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December 6, 2013

Tip of the Week:

The last month of 2013 has begun. In this annual window of time, which some attribute to Ophiuchus, asserting that it is the 13th Sign of the Zodiac; we begin our farewell to the year. Some even project their confusions about it by exclaiming that due to the existence of Ophiuchus Astrology is bunk or is ‘out of whack’, according to one enthusiast, or simply does not work. Such are the opinions of people who know very little about how and/or why Astrology works. While this argument may hold some weight for Vedic Astrology, which adheres to the Sidereal Zodiac, Western Astrology is based on the Tropical Zodiac. It is based on the annual, cyclical and literal distribution of sunlight on Earth which is divided into 4 by the Solstices and Equinoxes, Each quarter represents a season which is in turn divided into 3 month periods, beginning, middle and end, which when multiplied by the 4 seasons = 12. The notion of the 12 Zodiac constellations is ...
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Last month
We hosted Celtic Shamanic Teacher Amantha Murphy from Ireland.
We had a full event for the Ancient Celtic Wheel, Seabhan, Shamanic Workshop & Samhain Ceremony with Amantha.  She introduced us to the ways of Seabhean, Ancient Irish Shamanism, Irish Goddess and Celtic ways. I really enjoyed the afternoon. Thank you to everyone who joined us and to Amantha for coming to the Okanagan to teach.

 

Okanagan Energy Healers Gathering

On November 17th a group of Vibrational workers, Energy healers, Crystal workers, Light workers, Angel workers and a duck gathered on the shores of the Okanagan Lake. Together we did some energy work and energy vortex work. Thank you for everyone who gathered.


We also hosted the Healing Touch Level - One. Kathleen Smythe is a certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor with Healing Touch International. With her background in biochemistry and nursing she brought a science based understanding to the concepts of energy healing. Kathleen is passionate about healing work and teaches with enthusiasm and compassion.

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