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Publisher's Message ~ January 2019 Issue

Greetings

I would like to give thanks and gratitude to 2018 for all the blessing it has given us all. To be part of these wonderful times of change, enlightenment and renewed connection to mother earth. Even our up and downs are blessings.

This year I was blessed to host four Sacred Ireland Tours, attend three wellness shows and meet some wonderful people. I also visited the Greek Islands twice this year in preparation for our up coming Greek Island Tour next September.

One of the great fun adventures was in December when Jody Heinrich the founder of Mermaids Tales TV show and Vancouver Film maker Jason Kenzie came to Penticton to do a TV episode and interview with me. The show was all about the Sacred leylines in the Okanagan and beyond.  

TV Interview with Maria O'Farrell Carr on Okanagan Leylines

Video by Jason Kenzie
Mermaids Tale - Episode 3 - Adventures Penticton
Travelling to Penticton British Columbia to meet a Healer and Published Author Maria O'Farrell Carr

2019.
The four numbers of 2019 in Tibetan Numerology reduce to twelve (12), and then to a three (3). So let’s take the final three (3) and work with it. Loosely, it means that 2019 will be a “catalytic year.” What’s that? A catalyst is often seen as “something that causes change. So expect some dramatic events this year that may change what many do from now on. This applies to us personally, our country, and also the world in general.

Horoscope for the Year – 2019 

Read your personal Horoscope for 2019 in our  Soular Rhythms column  by Michael O’Connor

Readings
Come join Maria O'Farrell Carr and OK In Health Team at our booth at the Psychic fair in Kelowna. Celtic Wisdom sessions available with Maria during the Fair. This Psychic Fair is an amazing weekend event, great speakers and many booths. 

Contest
We have a booth at the Illuminate Psychic fair in Kelowna. We are giving away two - One day passes to the Psychic Fair. To enter please go to our 'Maria's Irish Tours' Facebook page and LIKE and share. 
https://www.facebook.com/MariasIrishTours/ 


Featured Article of the Month
Archangel Michael's Leyline and Sacred Sites in Ireland
by Maria O'Farrell Carr

Unravelling the Mystery. By Monika Muranyi 


Featured Events of the Month

Healing Hot Stone Massage Certificate Course.  Jan 12 - Jan 13, 2019. Peachland

Illuminate 2019 Psychic Fair & More. Kelowna. Date: Jan 25 - Jan 27, 2019.

Celtic Wisdom Readings in Kelowna Illuminate Psychic Fair with Celtic Wisdom Keeper Maria O'Farrell Carr.

Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
These informative free teleconferences feature interviews with cutting edge experts in the complementary medical field, an opportunity to speak directly with Caroline and to ask questions. You can listen to the teleconferences by telephone or on the internet.

Messages from Spirit with Stephanie Banks in Kelowna.                Date: Feb 20, 2019 7pm

Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair 2019.  Date: Mar 2 - Mar 3, 2019

Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society ~ Sunday Meetings
Penticton - Free Admission or By Donation

Sacred Tour of Ireland: with Maria O'Farrell Carr and Guest Hosts. Date: Mar 10, 2019

See our Event page for more workshops and events. 



Upcoming Tours with Maria O'Farrell Carr

**·Ireland Sacred Tour and St Patrick day Festivals in March 7 to 21, 2019 - Book before January 15th

** Greece Islands Holiday Tour with Maria in September 22 to October  5, 2019 - Book Now

** Thin Places Mystical Tour of Ireland - March 22 to April 3, 2020 - - Book Now

** Vibe with Your Tribe - World Tribe Gathering Ireland Tour and the Bealtine Fire festival at the Hill of Uisneach in May 2020

To view the complete itinerary and for all the information on these upcoming tours please visit www.IrelandSacredTours.com 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.

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.


Sweet Potato Colcannon with Kale

Description:
An Irish slant on a Christmas or Thanksgiving side with a bit of a kick! Traditionally in North America you might have sweet potatoes with marshmallows, roasted or in a casserole, so why not tip your hat to the Irish flag and create this Irish sweet potato colcannon. Traditionally colcannon is eaten at Halloween but it’s a wonderful dish to have at any time. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). They are also a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus. Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet-tasting but their natural sugars are slowly released into the bloodstream, helping to ensure a balanced and regular source of energy, without the blood sugar spikes linked to fatigue and weight gain. Note: Grocery stores often have two types of labelling for sweet potatoes. Yam — Soft sweet potato with a copper skin and deep orange flesh. Sweet potato — Firm sweet potato with golden skin and lighter flesh.


Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Dessert

Description:
Not our usual style of recipes but this one is for a special occasion or treat. This Baileys Irish Cream ice cream pie is sure to make you friends coming back for seconds. If your mouth isn't watering at the very sound of this dessert then you're off your rocker! I top it with Cadbury flakes.

Wellness Directory
Avichi's Rachijpah Healings - 250-328-9807
Being Wellness and Healing ~ Dylan Smeaton - 250-460-1693
Candy Widdifield Reiki, Counselling & Coaching - 778-821-1745
Celtic Wisdom Keeper, Healer and Intuitive Readings with Maria O'Farrell Carr, AEP - 250 493 0106
Certified Craniosacral Therapy ~ 'Nurture' ~ Pam Tilitzky - 2504886796
Certified Emotion Code & Metatronia Therapy ~ On-line or in person with Kveta Jasek - 250-866-5677
Daydream Esthetics Studio with Deanna Klan - 2504901233
Energy Balancing with Michelle Parry - 2504922186
Okanagan Natural Care Centre - Kelowna - 250-7693-2914
Penticton Integrative HealthCare - 250-328-3811
True Health Canada - 2364200022
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.


Today let's globally set intent that we might just wish more people understood and have awareness....what she or he has is not a cold or the flu. It is a long term journey. A nap won't help... but rest and non-stess, non drama, non worry, non anxiety times helps. She is not lazy but she is has waves of okay or bursts of energy and then waves of tired to the point of a lethargic state.

She's maybe on meds to try to make it easier to thrive and not merely survive as there is no cure. Many people say that she's faking it, looking for attention or that she will just have to push through it. Well sometimes she can push through the pain or burn out crash and live her life to the fullest when she can, but there are days where she can't even function without having to hold on to something.

Her joints hurt. Her body hurts. Her mood is varying and she is sad a lot but often happy too. She tries to control her mood swings and depression. She often never lets you know too as she dosent want to he labelled as unwell etc. She takes her meds everyday and lots of vitamins to help keep her up, but some days nothing works.

She has an AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE.

Please honor and show loving kindness and love of someone who is fighting Lupus, Graves Disease, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Scleroderma, Ulcerative Colitis, Fibromyalgia, Interstitial Cystits, Crohn's, Sarcoidosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac, PBC, CIDP, Aplastic Anemia, Takayasu's arteritis and Stiff Persons Disease and vasculitis.

You dont have to share unless you want too as this post is about simple awareness and love to those who suffer from a silent disease that there is no one cure or path but awareness means we can have understanding and compassion for those suffering and one day they will find the key. Meantime we embrace the good days and thank our friends and family to help us on our bad days of a flare up.
Supreme Events
Healing Hot Stone Massage Certificate Course
January 12 - 13, 2019
Illuminate 2019 Psychic Fair & More (3 days in January) Kelowna
January 25 - 27, 2019
Adventure in Nepal
February 9, 2019
Messages from Spirit
February 20, 2019
Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair 2019 - 15th Annual
March 2 - 3, 2019
Sacred Tour of Ireland: with Maria O'Farrell Carr and Guest Hosts
March 10, 2019
Greek Islands Tour ~ September 2019 with Maria O'Farrell Carr & Guests
September 22, 2019
(On-Going) MasterPeace Meditation Course: Teacher's Edition. Class I, II, III and IV (On-Going)
Ongoing
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
Ongoing
Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society ~ Sunday Meetings
Ongoing
Counselling Hypnotherapy Program - Basic and Diploma
Ongoing
Gateway To Oasis Reiki School
Ongoing
Herbology I ~ by Dr. Terry Willard
Ongoing
Kelowna Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
Ongoing
Penticton's Guitar Circle ~ South Okanagan ~ Come Join us!
Ongoing
Tai Chi with Claudia (Penticton & OK Falls)
Ongoing
Articles
Archangel Michael's Leyline and Sacred Sites in Ireland by Maria O'Farrell Carr
The Saint Michael Leyline is largely intact because of the work of the Druids. This Leyline runs across Ireland for several hundred miles, intersecting with various sacred sites that have been dedicated to Saint Michael. One of the original amplification points of this ley is a 230 metre rock, called Skellig Michael, which stands in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Ireland. For 600 years since the seventh century AD, it was a centre of monastic life for Christian monks who lived in a monastery that still exists...
Benefits of Therapeutic Touch during Cancer Journey by Laurie Bartley
Laurie shares a few research outcomes as well as personal experiences which highlight some benefits of receiving Therapeutic Touch during cancer journeys. Pets love it, too.
Celtic Wheel by Maria O'Farrell Carr
As we start a new year, it is a nice time to take a moment to give thanks for the blessings of the past year. A time to embrace and set the intent for a blessed new year ahead of us. In Eiru we have a wheel. Often called the ‘Wheel of the Sun’ or the Celtic Wheel' this goes back through time immemorial and is often seen carved into our stones within the sacred sites. This wheel connect with the seasons of the year. 1st November beings the first day of the new year. Now a days people celebrate the New Year on January 1st. In the Celtic wheel 1st November beings the first day of the new year...
Clear Your Space, Clear Your Mind! by Linda Andersson
Coping with clutter is rarely easy and staying focused and motivated to get the job done can be one of the biggest challenges. Here are a few tips to help get you started and stay motivated when it all seems like too much!
Finding a Way to Bake Gluten Free and Egg Free by Cathy Lauer
Of all the allergy challenges, I have found baking egg free to be the one that saw the most testers go in the garbage. Eggs are such a vital part of baking that when you take them out it leaves a hole that can be quite tricky, and in some recipes down right impossible, to fill...
Healthy Tips for Flu Season by Dr. Radka Ruzicka
We all know that with the change in seasons comes cooler weather and the possibility of cold or ‘flu. The following are some tips to help get you through the ‘flu season!
How to Avoid Genetically Modified Foods by OK In Health's Articles
Genetically modified(GM) foods - are they safe or harmful? While regulatory authorities have approved GM food that is on the market, some people are concerned that there is risk of harm. Most foods we eat may contain ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). If you live in Europe, avoiding GM foods is easier since laws require labeling. In the US and Canada, however, food manufacturers are not required to label if their food is genetically modified or not. Here are some guidelines for steering clear of GM foods in your diet, if that is your choice....
Provide a Chemical-Free Safe Home for You and Your Family! by
Is your home a toxic dump? According to the Canadian Cancer Society and the David Suzuki Foundation, almost one in two Canadians will get cancer at some point in their lifetime. One in two of us! What's going on here? It's time to clean house. Topics include: * Some cleaning products can do more harm than good * The myth of “throw away” convenience * Let's dish on dish soap * “Au naturel” cleaning tips for the bathroom * Static-free and loving it * Mothballs: they smell bad for a reason * Drugs on your lawn: just say no * TAKE ACTION!......
Sacred Sites and Earth’s Power Places by Monika Muranyi
There are numerous sacred sites and power places all over the planet. What makes them sacred? Why do humans feel “power” emanating from the Earth? The answers are different for each person because we all feel things differently based on what is happening with our spiritual core, our connection with Gaia (Mother Nature), and our Akashic maturity (our cumulative past lives).
WARM UP – How Much, How Long, Why? by Sonya Patrick
Addressing the Warm Up Controversy. There has been constant debate on the intensity and duration of a warm-up, having read that it can be up to 30mins long for endurance athlete’s is one train of thought. I must say however, that I believe it to be an important part of working out even for us average Joe’s is......
What is a Chiropractor? by Cary Yurkiw
Have you ever wondered what exactly a chiropractor is? Most people say they do back adjustments! True, well sort of as the question is simple enough, but the answer is much more! The definition of chiropractor in Spine Health is: A chiropractor is a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine. Simple enough right? Wrong! I have found that every aspect of our daily lives contributes to the proper or improper alignment of our spines and with that our overall health...
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.


Horoscope for the Year – 2019

2019 will take off early in a rather dramatically due to the Solar Eclipse in Capricorn on January 6th and the Lunar Eclipse two weeks later under a Super Full Moon. This tempo will remain high to mid-February then quiet down due to a strong Pisces influence. In April the momentum will rise steadily through May, plateau, then peak again in July calming a bit in mid-August through September.

Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune all year, and Mars in Aries (Jan 1 – Feb 14) are each in the sign they rule placing each in a status of honor. When there is more than one planet in honor, they tend to compete for attention possibly disrupting clear decisions and focused action. Giving each their due is the key.

Mars in Aries will activate 2019 like a gunshot conjunct Uranus at critical 29 Aries in early to mid-February will prove revolutionary and momentous. January 6 and 20 host a Solar and Lunar Eclipse, in Capricorn and Leo, respectively activating new strides...
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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 2019 Psychic Fair & More (3 days in January) Kelowna
January 25, 2019

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 25 - 27, 2019.
Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair 2019 - 15th Annual
March 2, 2019

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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