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Publisher's Message ~ January 2018 Issue
Happy New Year to our OK In Health members,

New Year, New You? The new year is often seen as a time of renewal. The practice of making resolutions dates back to the time of ancient Babylonians. While many people make resolutions, only 10 percent of people are able to sustain a change after a few months. Why are the majority unsuccessful? How do we succeed in our dreams? Read More

Thinking of going on a gluten free? or have you been on your gluten free diet for a while now and you are feeling so much better you cannot believe you didn’t change your diet years ago. It’s such a simple fix. You also notice that your grocery budget doesn’t go as far as it used to. Living gluten free can take a big bite out of your budget but there are ways of making that budget go further if you know where to shop and what to look for... It's EASY! Read More

This month
OK In Health we will be attending two great wellness shows in Kelowna in January. 

Illuminate Psychic Fair January 19 - 21 at Capri Coast Hotel. (New Location)
Holistic Market & Psychic Fair at laurel packinghouse in Kelowna on Jan 28 and in March, we will be at the Vernon Wellness Show. Booth's now available for rent.
Maria O'Farrell Carr will also be offering one on one Celtic Wisdom reading at Kelowna shows on Jan 19, 20 & 28. Pre-booking appointments is advised.
Soular Rhythms and Reflections for the Year - 2018 by Astrolger/NumerologistMichael 
O’Connor. When added, the numbers in 2018 = 11 the meaning of which includes clearing the old to make way for the new. 2017 was a Universal 1-Year marking the start of a new 9-year cycle and was like a rocket launching. 2018 will be as when it must break through the atmosphere, so get ready the many dramatic trends initiated in 2017 will likely escalate.
Check our YOUR YEAR 2018 AHEAD...

The Ireland 2018 Tours are open for regisration. Check them out !
 **· April 8-23
Celtic Angels Sacred Ireland Tour with Cindy Smith & Maria O'Farrell Carr with a 2 Day Mediumship Course.

 **  May 19-28  
Gaia Soul Ireland Tour with Maria O'Farrell Carr and Bridgetta Tomarchio from, L.A. Talk Radio  with a daily YOGA PACKAGE

 **· Sept 25 - Oct 6
Find Your Inner Love Vibrations Ireland Tour with Maria O'Farrell Carr,
Jane Donald & Melanie Schroeder NEW SACRED SITES

 *** Custom Private Tours available for your group
To view the complete itinerary and for all the information on these upcoming tours please visit or simply drop us an email

This month

We invite you to visit our community event directory for more workshops and event information.
Check out our community 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!

Keep an eye on our website, Facebook and social media pages and our monthly eMagazine for more updates of our special events. See our event directory for locations, details and event information. 
You will also find a wide range of local events &  workshops posted by our OK In Health members.

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

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.

Sausage, Cheese and Basil Lasagna

This recipes has three cheese: part-skim ricotta cheese, grated mozzarella cheese and grated Parmesan cheese. I like to add in baby spinach and finely chopped Kale into these types of recipes to add more favour and nutrition.

Ultimate Hot Toddy For Colds Recipe

Say goodbye to that cold with this ultimate hot toddy for colds recipe. Flu season is here, for many of us, it is round about the time we all get the terrible flu. We have a solution for you that is far more healthy than cough syrup and tastes a million times better too. Firstly please don’t follow other recipes which say you should microwave your honey and whiskey together. This is just crazy as you ruin all the goodness in your honey, not to mention give yourself unneeded radiation. Although this might not completely kill your cold it will certainly make you feel a million times better.

Wellness Directory
Focus Bodywork with Sharon Strang - 250-215-1564
Ashley Piderman ~ Registered Acupuncturist ~ Vernon, BC - 778-475-4265
Being Wellness and Healing ~ Dylan Smeaton - 250-460-1693
Celtic Wisdom Keeper, Healer and Intuitive Readings with Maria O'Farrell Carr, AEP - 250 493 0106
Daydream Esthetics Studio with Deanna Klan - 2504901233
Evolution and Abundance Ltd.with Sheryl Parkin - 5874367755
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: What is Aloe Vera Used for?

ANSWER: Aloe Vera – This is one of the most healing of plants. Apply it to sunburns, burns of any other variety, scrapes, abrasions and any other skin condition that has been influenced by an outside source. Use the gel for topical (on the skin) applications and the juice for internal use (to assist with digestion and other digestive tract complaints.) Aloe Vera can also be used for our pets to provide a wide array of natural vitamins, enzymes and amino acids, which boosts your pet's immune system, relieves irritated skin and improves overall well-being. If someone receives a severe burn (as an example), and has seen aloe vera help renew healthy skin and put an end to any bacterial invasion, that is significant enough proof for many of us, to give it a try. Most of the time, Nature provides us with whatever we need, to get and/or remain healthy. For more info on Aloe Vera check this local Okanagan family run company's website.
Supreme Events
Illuminate 2018 Psychic Fair & More (3 days in January) Kelowna
January 19 - 21, 2018
Holistic Market & Psychic Fair
January 28 - 27, 2018
Free Intro to Therapeutic Touch (Kelowna)
February 16, 2018
Level One Therapeutic Touch (Kelowna)
February 16, 2018
Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair 2018 - 14th Annual
March 3 - 4, 2018
Celtic Angels Ireland Tour ~ April 2018
April 7, 2018
Ireland Gaia Tour with Bridgetta Tomarchio & Maria O'Farrell Carr
May 19, 2018
OKanagan's Largest Summer Solstice Gathering - Thursday June 21st, 2018
June 21, 2018
Ireland Holiday Tour: Embrace Your Inner Love and Joy Vibrations
September 25, 2018
The Ireland Way Walking Tour - April 2019
March 31, 2019
(On-Going) MasterPeace Meditation Course: Teacher's Edition. Class I, II, III and IV (On-Going)
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society ~ Sunday Meetings
Counselling Hypnotherapy Program - Basic and Diploma
Gateway To Oasis Reiki School
Herbology I ~ by Dr. Terry Willard
Kelowna Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
Penticton's Leggotts School of Rock and Roll - Join a Rock band!
Penticton's Guitar Circle ~ South Okanagan ~ Come Join us!
Tai Chi with Claudia (Penticton & OK Falls)
Guide to the Irish Megaliths Stone Circles by Maria O'Farrell Carr
There are over 250 stone circles scattered across Ireland, often located in spectacularly beautiful locations. There are indications that stone circles have their origin in the Neolithic (c. 4000-2400 BC) though they are primarily a Bronze Age ritual monument (c. 2400-500 BC). Most Irish circles are believed to have been
How To Avoid Heart Problems by Klaus Ferlow
Cardiovascular disease is the leading health problem in the Western world. It is the number one cause of death in the United States, claiming more than over 1 million lives annually. Heart disease can be prevented even if there is a strong tendency for heart problems in the family.
Indoor Plants and Your Health by Miscellaneous
When you add indoor plants to your home's interior, you add greenery as well as living organisms that provide health benefits. A number of studies have found an association between houseplants and a range of positive psychological and physiological benefits.
Irish legend of Tir na nOg by Maria O'Farrell Carr
Tir na nOg (or ‘land of the young’) is an otherworldly realm in Irish mythology whose inhabitants are gifted with everlasting youth, beauty, health and happiness. It was said to be the home of the Tuath De Dannan, the ancient gods, as well as the fairies, and forbidden from mortal humans. The only way a mortal man or woman could enter the land was by...
Living Gluten Free on a Budget by Cathy Lauer
You have been on your gluten free diet for a while now and you are feeling so much better you cannot believe you didn’t change your diet years ago. It’s such a simple fix. You also notice that your grocery budget doesn’t go as far as it used to. Living gluten free can take a big bite out of your budget but there are ways of making that budget go further if you know where to shop and what to look for...
New Year, New You - Behaviour Change Tips by OK In Health's Articles
The new year is often seen as a time of renewal. The practice of making resolutions dates back to the time of ancient Babylonians. While many people make resolutions, only 10 percent of people are able to sustain a change after a few months. Why are the majority unsuccessful? One pitfall is setting up too many resolutions. People also fail because of what is called the false hope syndrome which means they have...
Starting and Maintaining an Exercise Program by Miscellaneous
You can increase your chance of success by making a plan that is specific, achievable and realistic. Writing down your goals and recording your accomplishments may be a way to motivate you. A study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology measured how often people exercised in a two-week time frame. Those who were in the group that....
What is the Human Akash? by Monika Muranyi
The Human Akash is complicated and often misunderstood. The premise is that the many attributes of our past lives are carried over into the current life in that mysterious energy called, The Akashic Record. Often, specific past-life experiences seem to be etched into our cellular structure and continue to effect us today. Do these residuals carry over and affect where we live and how we make decisions? The answer is yes, and the many life-changing potentials are profound.
Your Most Common Excuses for Skipping the Gym—Busted! by Miscellaneous
IHRSA has conducted extensive research to determine why people stop going to the gym. The following are four of the most common excuses, plus research-backed reasons why they’re bunk.
Connect with Yourself Weekly ~ Soular Rhythms
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.

Soular Rhythms and Reflections for the Year - 2018

Tip of the Week:
Over the course of 2018, significant astrological cycles will unfold and new ones will begin that will activate measurable changes for us all. Jupiter in powerful Scorpio as of October 2017 and Saturn in its own powerful sign of Capricorn as of late December 2017 will lead the charge. They will introduce new leaders on the world stage stimulating new social policies and important economic trends.
In mid-April, the maverick planet Chiron will enter bold and pioneering Aries inspiring us all to be more pro-active regarding authentic self-actualization. Then, in mid-May, mover and shaker Uranus will make its debut in Taurus to begin a 7-year cycle ploughing ahead with the finesse of a bulldozer. Finally, late in the year in early November, shortly prior to Jupiter’s entry into visionary, philosophical and adventurous Sagittarius, its own sign, the Moon’s Nodes will leave the Leo/Aquarius sign axis and enter into t...
Free Admission Events
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
Every Monday - 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET - Everywhere

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mt. Baldy (Dilworth) Rifle Rd. Join our walking instructors as they guide you on the path to physical health and well being. Meet new friends, and get fit at the same time! Please arrive on time
Kelowna 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.
Festivals & Fairs
Illuminate 2018 Psychic Fair & More (3 days in January) Kelowna
January 19, 2018

Booths are still available... Only 100 seats for the Keynote address are available and the cost for a VIP ticket is $30: New Venue: Takes place at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna. Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday January 19-21, 2018.
Holistic Market & Psychic Fair
January 28, 2018

The Holistic Market brings together healing arts practitioners, artists, holistic vendors & speakers in Kelowna every month. Market dates are Sundays 11-4
Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair 2018 - 14th Annual
March 3, 2018

This event, which welcomes over 2000 guests over the weekend, takes place at the Vernon Recreation Centre Auditorium and holds over 60 exhibitors from all areas of health and wellness.
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
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For Rent in Penticton
Beautifully appointed, professional clinic space available in the Penticton Medical Arts Building for a licensed, insured professional on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and/or Sundays. Waiting room, front desk, kitchen/dispensary with storage, two treatment rooms (one with storage) with patient chairs, clinician's wheeled stools, treatment tables and sinks. There is lots of free parking. Cleaning included. This clinic space is suitable for consultations, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, somatic experiencing, body work, massage therapy, dietary 
counseling, and other health/medical work. Rent is relative to number of days and rooms required. Contact Jennifer at 250-328-3811

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