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Publisher's Message ~ December 2014 Issue

Editor’s Message:

 

Aloha,
Last month, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Big Island in Hawaii for the first time. I had been to Hawaii before but not this Island which is known for its Sacred sites. There were 14 of us on the Sacred Tour and many of us took the Advance Angel Empowerment and Certified Medium Practitioner course with Cindy Smith. Congrats to everyone for passing.
We visited some beautiful places on the Island. The highlight for many was when we met High Priestess Kahuna Kalei'iliahi Ka'ili-kapu-o-Lono who is a Spiritual Intuitive/Healer, a Wisdom Keeper, and Keeper of the Lemurian Truths.
Kahuna Kalei guided us in making an offering to the Goddess Pelehonuamea, who is the goddess of all volcanoes.  We stood on a remote point right on the edge of Pele Volcano, on a place that used to be were the lost temple of the woman and the lost temple of the men was held long ago. From there we called in our ancestor, the Hawaiian, the Lemurians as well as all the Archangels and Goddesses. The wind came up with such force and sacred energy as we completed this all-inspiring spiritual ceremony.
The other wonderful experience was swimming with the wild spinner dolphins.
At one time there were over 100 dolphins swimming with our group.
Over all, the Sacred Tour to Hawaii was an amazing experience.
Contact us for more info on Hawaii 2015.


JANUARY: A Kelowna Community Meeting - 'The Sacred Okanagan - Move Over Sedona'  on  Friday January 30th at 7pm. For more details please contact us.

JAN/FEB: Coming up - We will be at the Illuminate 2015 Psychic Fair on January 31st/Feb. 1st, 2015. Back by popular demand, Illuminate 2015 is designed to give you the support and guidance you seek as you set out on a New Year filled with the magical possibility of living a more vibrant, heart-centered life.
Please contact OK In Health if you would like to join our team on the day. We are in need of some volunteers.

Are you looking for the special gift to yourself or your loved one?

MARCH: Maria O'Farrell Carr and Cindy Smith will be head back to Ireland for our 3rd 'Celtic Angels Sacred Tour to Ireland' with AEP angel course included. Early-bird rates are still available. This would make a wonderful Christmas gift for yourself or your love one. .

 

APRIL: Cindy Smith will be offering her 4 day Angel Empowerment Practitioners  Certified Course on April 21,22,23,24, - just before the Spring Festival Weekend on April 24 – 26. Both events are held in Penticton.

JUNE: We are excited to make a big announcement. We now have the new dates for the 2nd annual 'Okanagan Angels and Fairies Expo' on June 13/14 in Penticton. We have Free Seminars with International speakers such as Angel teacher Cindy Smith and Ireland's Vibrational healers & Celtic Shaman Jane Donald, Maria O'Farrell Carr, Bernice Granger and other wonderful speakers. There will be many Angel & Fairies Card readers, healers plus lots of vendors, crystals, gems & Jewellery, drums, books and more. Admission is by donation. Mark your Calendars!

Ireland's Jane Donald will follow the Expo with her 3 day
Ancient Celtic Vibrational Energy Course
. The INTENTION of this workshop is to pass on experience of how to increase your vibration/energy and awareness. Jane is one of Ireland's well known Vibrational healers, Celtic Shaman and teacher. Learn how to connect and use the energy of land, earth, sky, nature, trees, flowers, sacred sites, elementals in everyday life. Learn from insights in how energy works around you and through you so you can gain greater clarity in everyday life and the human situations we all face. Learn how humans fit in to the natural ecosystems of nature and the greater universe. Jane Donald will talk about how to do LIGHT work safely and what to do with lightworker's symptoms. You will also learn about Celtic Shamanic work and includes Celtic ceremony and Celtic wisdom messages from Jane. She has been interviewed on Television and Radio, Newspaper & Magazines around the world. This course is open to men and women. Everyone welcome.

The other big news is that we are hosting the first ‘Okanagan Sacred Land Tour’ and we have people coming from all over the Okanagan, Canada, USA, Ireland and around the world. for this magical week-long event. It will run from June 12 to 22, 2015 in Penticton, BC.
On this tour we will be visiting local sacred sites, the Angels & Fairies Weekend Expo, Seminars and Jane’s workshops, Celtic Stone circle ceremony, Aboriginal Day, Okanagan Wine Tours  as well having lots of fun. At the end of the tour we will have a huge closing ceremony and Okanagan Vortex Clearing at the Penticton Marina's beach on June 21st for Summer Solstice and everyone is welcome. What a magical week this will be and we hope you can be a part of these celebrations.

Keep an eye on our website, social media pages and our monthly eMagazine for more updates of our special events.
You will also find a wide range of events and workshops posted by our members.

See our event directory for more workshops and event information.

Check out our Wellness directory for local wellness practitioners and our new articles below.

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

Love and Light

From Maria O'Farrell Carr and the OK In Health Team


Note: See our 'Event Review' section below for an update on our Angels and Fairies Fair in June

 

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.


Pam's Tuscan Kale Salad

Description:
Kale has a history of being a pretty green vegetable that you would see on the side of a plate as a garnish, or hidden in a soup or stew. It has not been popular as a vegetable in its own right. However, kale is making a come back as a delicious food that people can't get enough of. Kale Salad and Kale Pasta are but two of the favorites in my family. Let's look at the high nutritional value of kale. One cup of chopped kale has approximately 34 calories, 2 grams of protein, and more vitamin C than an orange! It is a rich source of iron and calcium. It is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for brain health, and boosts heart health. It also contains Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and Folate. These carry powerful cancer protecting antioxidants. Kale tends to have a bitter taste unless it is prepared correctly.Below is a recipe that tastes good.


Roasted Sweet Patatoes with a Touch of Spice

Description:
Did you know that sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, beta-carotene, and vitamin E? Sweet potatoes are good for you because they have high levels of beta carotene (the same vitamin found in carrots). They are a great source of fiber when eaten with the skin on. They provide much needed nutrients such as potassium, iron and vitamin B-6. Sweet potatoes are fat-free and cholesterol-free, and they are loaded with antioxidants that can help prevent heart disease and cancer, bolster the immune system and even slow the aging process by promoting good vision and healthy skin. They have been recently reclassified as an “anti-diabetic” food. They are anti-inflammatory and can protect against emphysema. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of copper, manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin B-6. Sweet potatoes are a super food and they taste great! They are excellent accompaniments to poultry, beef, lamb or seafood. They can also be substituted in virtually any recipe that calls for apples, squash or white potatoes.


Roast Turkey Roll Stuffed With Fruit, Nuts and Camembert Stuffing

Description:
Holiday Dinner all rolled into one. There are about 32g of protein in a 4-oz. serving of turkey, making it a very good source of these essential amino acids. Just one serving of turkey provides 65 percent of your recommended daily intake of protein. Protect Yourself From Cancer. A little-known health benefit of turkey is that it contains trace minerals thought to aid in cancer prevention. Turkey contains selenium, which is essential for the healthy function of the thyroid and immune system. Selenium also has an essential role to play in your antioxidant defense system, helping to eliminate cancer-friendly free radicals in the body. Get Your B Vitamins. Turkey is considered a good source of vitamins B3 and B6, rated because of the density of these vitamins in the meat. A serving of turkey meat has 36 percent of the daily allowance of B3 and 27 percent of your recommended intake of B6. Benefit From Less Saturated Fat. Saturated fat is necessary for biological functions, hormone production, padding for organs and energy. While saturated fat is necessary for a healthy body, most moderately-active people need to avoid overindulging. Turkey has under 12 percent of the recommended daily allowance of saturated fat per 4-oz. serving. Choose Organic, Pasture-Based Turkey Grass-fed turkey raised under organic conditions convey the most health benefits. Grass-fed turkeys offer higher nutrition and are superior to birds given antibiotics or raised without access to natural pasture. Consider looking for a local, grass-based poultry farm when shopping for organic turkeys.

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
Avichi's Rachijpah Healings - 250-328-9807
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
Empower Plus - QSciences - 2502992851
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
Heidi Reid's BodyTalk Clinic - 778 212 1777
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
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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
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What is HUNA?

Huna is a Hawaiian word meaning "secret," but it also refers to the esoteric wisdom of Polynesia. Kupua is another Hawaiian word and it refers to a specialized healer who works with the powers of the mind and the forces of nature. In that respect it is very similar to the Siberian Tungusic word "shaman". The understanding of Huna

The Seven Principles - The basic assumptions of Huna are these:
1. The World Is What You Think It Is.
2. There are no limits.
3. Energy Flows Where Attention Goes.
4. Now Is The Moment Of Power.
5. To Love Is To Be Happy With (someone or something).
6. All Power Comes From Within.
7. Effectiveness Is The Measure Of Truth.

The Three Selves (or Four) - Another set of assumptions used in Huna is that human behavior and experience can be explained and changed through the interaction of three (sometimes four) selves, aspects or functions:

1. The High Self (Kane, Aumakua), inspires.
2. The Conscious Self (Lono) imagines.
3. The Subconscious Self (Ku) remembers.
4. The Core Self (Kanaloa) wills.

The Four Levels of Reality – A third set of assumptions coming from the kupua tradition divides all experience into four levels or frameworks of beliefs about reality which can be summarized as follows:

1. Everything is objective (Scientific reality).
2. Everything is subjective (Psychic reality).
3. Everything is symbolic (Shamanic reality).
4. Everything is holistic (Mystical reality).

The Kupua (Hawaiian shaman) learns to move in and out of these realities in order to change experience more effectively.
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Blood Sugar Levels and the Holidays
December 9, 2014
Energy Medicine Course with Reiki Attunement
December 12, 2014
The Lemurian Series - Seminar & Meditation Evenings
January 8 - 12, 2015
PSYCH-K Workshop - Get Ready to Resolve Your Resolutions!
January 10, 2015
Touch for Health Level One
January 17, 2015
Tuning Forks Level 1 : Accessing the Extraordinary Vessels
January 24, 2015
Our Sacred Okanagan - Move Over Sedona!
January 30, 2015
Karuna Reiki Class in Penticton
January 31 - 1, 2015
Reiki Levels 3 Training
January 31, 2015
Illuminate 2015 Psychic Fair & More
February 1, 2015
FSRC Dynamic Xuan Kong Feng Shui
February 4, 2015
FSRC Business Feng Shui Course
February 8, 2015
Touch for Health Level Two
February 21, 2015
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
Bowen Therapy Training Kamloops
March 26, 2015
The Way of the Seabhean: Women Only
April 10, 2015
Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ International Course - Penticton
April 21, 2015
Spring Festival of Awareness - in Penticton (New Venue)
April 24, 2015
GEMS - Goal, Element, Mode, Stack
May 9, 2015
SIPS - Stress INdicator Point System - Level One
June 5, 2015
The OKanagan Sacred Land Tour
June 12, 2015
Okanagan Angels and Fairies Expo - 2nd Annual
June 13, 2015
TFH 5-Element Metaphors
June 14, 2015
Ancient Celtic Vibrational Course with Ireland's Jane Donald & Maria O’Farrell Carr
June 16, 2015
The OKanagan Summer Solstice – Okanagan Lake Vortex Gathering ( Near the Penticton Marina)
June 21, 2015
The Magical Tour to Ireland with Maria O’Farrell Carr & Nancy Rebecca (September 2015)
September 15, 2015
Sacred Tour in Hawaii & Advance Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ Course
November 7, 2015
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
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Counselling Hypnotherapy Program - Basic and Diploma
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Herbology I ~ by Dr. Terry Willard
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NIA ~ 5 STAGES with Patti Tennessy
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Sacred Messages from Sacred Ireland - Jane Donald

A story of Jane Donald's personal experience from illness to recovery through the discovery and use of one's own energy and inner healing power. Follow the path where it lead into nature and Sacred sites in Ireland. The gift of inspirational channeled messages illustrated by beautiful photography. Insightful messages allowing people to connect to their inner power and appreciate their own lifeforce that courses through their physical bodies and which unites them with every other living consciousness in the Universe. Helping people to understand that the Universe is vibrational and all is energy, love and light, a part of eternity, part of timelessness.

About the author:

Jane channels messages from the Lifeforce through Green Man energy. It is for mankind to be aware of the power of love. Love is the answer, love is the power to heal the world - fear is the enemy - allow yourself to be in your heart, allow yourself to be, concentrate on being, concentrate on allowing yourself to be all that you can be, all that you are, allow yourself to be the power of love in the world - shine that light of love in all areas of your life and everything you do will flourish and be blessed. Love is the basis of all life, love is the force that flows through us all and breathes life from our soul and shines through our eyes. Love is the beauty of our soul, the song of our heart and the beating of our heart. Love is the part of us that flows through all we do, say and think - that is what we want to know - that is what we want to be all our lives - that is what we want to feel all our lives. Love is the most powerful force in all the world - the most accessible power to us all when we open our hearts to our true potential and to our true purpose in life.

The Green Man is an Ascended Master who are great spiritual teachers, healers, powerful guides who can help in all aspects of your life. The Green Man is the face of nature and an ancient fertility deity who helps crops to grow, he represents the healing effects of nature. Call on the Green Man to help increase your connection to nature or to help in your garden or farm. Especially for people whose purpose involves the environment, nature,flower essences, crystals, plant spirit medicine or other natural healing methods. Often represented in paintings and cravings in ancient churches in western Europe and India and popularly associated with the Hill of Tara in Co Meath, Ireland.

Why and how Jane became a healer

Following a collapse in 2000 at the age of 26 with M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), (or Post Viral Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome) and subsequent years of chronic exhaustion and debilitating illness that Jane began to explore her sensitivity to energy and holistic health therapies to aid in the recovery of her health, energy and wellbeing.

Jane Donald is coming to teach in June in Penticton and across BC & AB - Contact OK
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EVENT SURVEY QUESTION:

Last June we hosted the 1st annual Okanagan Angels and Fairies Fair in Penticton. There were vendors and practitioners in from our three western provinces. 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!.

SO OUR QUESTIONS ARE:

Would you like to attend next June?

Would you be interested in a Saturday only?

or Saturday and Sunday?

Are you interested in a booth? one or two days?



We would love to hear back from you!

From the OK In Health Team

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Achieving Happinesss in Five Steps by Carole Fawcett
We all enjoy life so much more when we are feeling happy and fulfilled. I believe that we will live longer and stronger if our personal purpose is joy. Happiness is not bought nor is it given. It is something we must reach out for and create in our own lives. It has no monetary value, but the value it does have is priceless. The road to happiness can be taken by starting with the following 5 things:....
Archangel Ariel 101 by Maria Carr
Each month we will look at one of our Archangels or a Goddess or Ascended Master. The intent is that we discuss and get to know one archangel a month. Over the month, we invite that angel or goddess to come be with us and to guide us in our daily lives. We will look at ways to invite them to work with us, some sample affirmations to use daily, what crystal to use and hopefully give us a chance to get to know each one a little better. This month we will start with Archangel Ariel...
Chicken Soup for the Cold by Alexis Costello
Legend has it that chicken soup was first prescribed by a twelfth century doctor named Moses Maimonides as a cold and asthma remedy. Now we have the technology and believe it or not, laboratory tests have concluded that chicken soup actually can help fight a cold.
Don’t Let Sleep Slip Away by David Dixon
Sleep is a determinant in health, especially in today’s stressful lifestyle. Many practitioners believe that all dis-eases stem from one type of stress or another. Physical stresses can be just as devastating as emotional and when the two are combined it is not surprising that people have difficulty in sleeping. The body is so agitated that it will not slow down and relax enough to allow sleep to arrive…or at least, remain for very long. Once we determine that stress is playing at least a part in our sleeplessness, we can decide which route to take to help alleviate it. Often, people come to me, asking for melatonin. While it can be very beneficial for some people, it is definitely not the substance of choice for others. I’ll explain....
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!
Expressing Love and Compassion by Pamela Shelly
So many of us have deep wounds of our soul that we have brought in with us from many past lives. These core issues often profoundly affect us in this lifetime.
Feng Shui & Christmas by Teresa Hwang
The Christmas celebration happens a few days after the Winter Solstice, when the Water energy is strongest – most Yin time of the year, which is reflected by the cold temperature outside, and the shortest daylight hours during the day. In order to maintain a balance, we would need to activate the Yang energy in the form of lighting and activities.
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 Stay Fit During the Holidays by OK In Health's Articles
The holidays are full of parties, food and drinking. It is the time of year when people are too busy to go to the gym, its too dark to go for a run and too cold to want to even go outside. Here are some tips on how you can stay fit during the holidays....
Karma and Life Lessons by Monika Muranyi
Karma is most often described as the law of moral causation, but what if karma is actually part of a benevolent system designed to help humans move into spiritual evolution? Sound controversial? Yes, but perhaps there is still more for us to understand about the things we think we know.
Layers of Onions by Kerry Palframan, RN
Over the years I’ve kept peeling the onion on my anger and resentment – getting better each time I experience the immensity of these strong emotions; seeing it as an opportunity...
Meet the Intuitive, Creative and Adventurous Deer by Lisa Van Reeuwyk
If you are reading this article the concept of all life being connected is not a foreign concept to you. Join me in this article to learn more about spirit animals and guides in your life.
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...
Thyroid Disease and What You Need To Know by Dr. Christiane Northrup
Hyperthyroidism results from the body producing too much thyroid hormone, but far more common is hypothyroidism, the result of not making enough thyroid hormone. Statistics show that one in eight women between the ages of 35 and 65 and one in five women over the age of 65 have some form of thyroid disease.
Wild Yam - The Natural Herb for Menopause & PMS by Klaus Ferlow
In North America, there are an estimated 30-40 million menopausal women and some 20-30 million baby boomer women on the brink of menopause. Mother Nature has provided us with something called Mexican Wild Yam, which has an active phytoestrogen ingredient called "diosgenin", scientifically recognized to balance women's menstrual cycles and reproductive hormones rather than causing extreme changes like the HRT, ERT, MHT does to the body.
Xmas in the Raw by Cleo Murray
Suggestions for "living" Xmas gifts such as Raw "Uncook" Books, special kitchen utensils for the raw foodist, raw recipe and other great gift ideas.
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Blood Sugar Levels and the Holidays
December 9, 2014

Blood sugar levels affect . . . everything! Come learn what you can do.
Our Sacred Okanagan - Move Over Sedona!
January 30, 2015

Join us to gather together in a loving free light event and discuss our sacred Okanagan while we raise the Okanagan vortex energy vibrations. Everyone Welcome.
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.
Osteopathic Study for Chronic TMJ (Jaw) Pain
September - November 2014 - Kelowna, BC

FREE OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT... if you meet the criteria required for my osteopathic clinical research study on chronic TMJ dysfunction.
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
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.

Click here to see Michael's ideas for reflection.


December 2014

Tip of the Month:

The final countdown has begun. Whether you refer to the end of the year as leading to Winter Solstice, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve or otherwise, it is fast approaching. Sagittarius is the 9th Sign and includes the 12th month and both signify ending and completion. Astrologically, the big news is Saturn in its final days of its journey through Scorpio that remains in the forefront. Despite a sojourn back into Scorpio from mid-June to mid-September, Saturn will enter Sagittarius on December 23rd.

Saturn is significant and when it changes signs everyone experiences and feels it somehow. Whether it comes as outer synchronistic events or inner compulsions, it spells change. For some it is simply the next chapter, which is significant in itself. Yet for others, especially those in their late 20’s or 50’s it marks the Saturn Return.

It is certainly interesting that this 29.5 year cycle parallels the 29.5 year Progressed Moon ...
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It's been fun following your progress from your first year. I enjoy reading your e-magazine and have promoted it in my newspaper column in Salmon Arm. In this issue I learned that Adam McLeod is coming to the Okanagan on Sept. 26 and I plan to be there for his all-day workshop. In the past I have taken his workshops in Burnaby, Vancouver and Victoria. This time he will be just an hour and a half away and he will share experiences since he became a naturopathic doctor, and since he opened a clinic in Vancouver.
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10th ANNIVERSARY
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10th ANNIVERSARY
For our 10th year Anniversary in 2014, we are asking our members to show their support of this community network and eMagazine by emailing us few words as to what OK In Health means to you!
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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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In 2014, OK In Health Community Network is celebrating our 10th Anniversary of serving the mind, body & spirit community. 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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