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Publisher's Message ~ July 2013 Issue

This month
we have a full line up of new events and workshops coming up this Summer and Fall.
See our workshops and events line up below.
Do you have an event, retreat, workshop or classes coming up?
Do you offer health & wellness services?
Have you considered sharing it with our OK In Health members?
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For more events, workshops, new articles, recipes and more...
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New Updates:
OK In Health is hosting some up coming events such as:

·  Spiritual & Financial Freedom Workshop with Jaden Sterling & Cindy Smith - Oct 19 & 20 

·  Conscious Channelling Workshop with Allison Scott from South Africa ~ Fall 2013

·  Healing Touch International - Level One - November 16 & 17

·  2nd Annual Celtic Angel Sacred Tour to Ireland with Maria Carr & Cindy Smith - March 2014. Contact us if interested.

·  for many more events from our OK In Health members - see main event page 

Our deepest intention is to awaken, enlighten, and empower you with soulfully inspiring information, articles and events to positively impact the richness and fullness of your life. We hope you enjoy the latest eMagazine.

We have so many events posted by our members on our calendar. So have a look at our new July eMagazine below and all the wonderful articles, recipes, and events that your community is offering ~ Community supporting Community!
Sit back, relax and take a moment to see what they have to say…….

Warm Regards

Yours In Health
Maria Carr and OK In Health Team
Publisher of OK In Health E-Magazine. Est. 2004

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Special Announcement:

This month
, OK In Health eMagazine is proud to announce registration is now open for our 2nd annual Celtic Angel Sacred Tour to Ireland with myself and AEP facilitator/Angel guide Cindy Smith. This tour is expected to fill up quickly, so if interested please book early.

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

"From the moment of landing until your last day your trip will be a remarkable adventure . Whether you are an seasoned traveler who usually makes all their own arrangements or a beginning world explorer you will appreciate the care and detailed arrangements that Maria makes in preparation for the trip and during your days of travel. There is so much to see in Ireland and Maria manages to squeeze in an amazing variety of engaging experiences: historic sites, sacred circles, breathtaking landscapes, cityscapes, shops, galleries, museums, pubs! Places to linger all day or evening. Food of course is important. While on the road Maria finds interesting stops for delicious and always too plentiful amounts of food. Evening group dinners will be a highlight. It is a jam packed trip. With Maria's sense of humour even
the road touring experience in the green Paddy bus is a delightful experience. Bring your wellies!" Dawn

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

 “What can I say except everything was way beyond my expectations” - Carol

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.

Cherry Smoothie

Cherries can be sweet or sour, red or black. My favorite varieties are the big black ones. We used to enjoy “Bing” cherries I commonly now see a variety called “Lapins”. Cherries contain anthocyanins, the red pigment in berries. Cherry anthocyanins have been shown to reduce pain and inflammation. Anthocyanins are also potent antioxidants. In addition, they appear to significantly lower blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. Cherries are considered a warm food and are great for increasing circulation. They make an excellent detoxifying food, helping the body eliminate uric acid and cleanse the kidneys. They contain ellagic acid, an anticancer compound. So, not only do they taste fabulous, they are also very healthy. A word of caution, cherries are considered to be part of the “”Dirty Dozen” when it comes to fruits and vegetables that have been found to contain the highest levels of pesticide residues. So, it is vitally important to choose only organically grown cherries. They may be considerably more expensive, but your health is worth every extra penny you spend. Fresh cherries are best stored in a bag in the fruit drawer of your refrigerator. They can also be pitted and frozen into serving sized portions.

Baby Spinach, Tomatoes, Mixed beans with fresh balsamic herb dressing

Beans are a great idea for a supper side dish or for a quick lunch. This salad can be kept in the fridge for up to two days. Consuming beans adds significant amounts of fiber and soluble fiber to a diet, with one cup of cooked beans providing between nine to thirteen grams of fiber. Soluble fiber can help lower blood cholesterol. Beans are also high in protein, complex carbohydrates and iron. Balsamic has a rich tart taste, but the sweetness covers the tart flavor, making it very mellow. True balsamic vinegar is aged for between 3 and 12 years. Some balsamic vinegar is aged for up to 100 years, but they usually are very expensive. The Health Benefits of Balsamic is that it has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties which make it an effective remedy for treating infections and wounds. Balsamic vinegar contains powerful antioxidant called polyphenols which fight cell damage and boost our immune system. The antioxidant in balsamic have also the potential to protect against heart disease, cancer, and other inflammatory conditions. Balsamic can help boost the activity of the digestive enzyme pepsin thus improving metabolism.

Fresh Cherry Crisp

What says summer more than cherries? This is a delicious cherry crisp made with fresh cherries instead of canned. It may take a little longer to make because you need to pit the cherries, but it is well worth it when you taste the finished product. The nutritional benefits of cherries are pretty big, particularly when you consider their small size. Many of the health benefits of cherries are related to the natural chemical that gives them their color. Anthocyanins give flowers, berries and other fruits the colors ranging from red to blue. Some of the best food sources of anthocyanins are red grapes, chokeberry, eggplant and, of course, cherries. These pigments attract pollinators, act as a “sunscreen” and protect the plant from radicals formed by UV light, so they act as antioxidants. The antioxidant benefits are transferred to people when the fruits or vegetables are eaten. Anthocyanins are also natural pain relievers and anti-inflammatories. They inhibit the production of COX-2 enzymes, as do over the counter and prescription pain relievers. Natural anti-inflammatories are believed to reduce the risk of many types of cancer. But, there are more nutritional benefits of cherries. Cherries contain melatonin, another natural pain reliever and COX-2 inhibitor. Melatonin also helps to regulate sleep cycles and has been sold as a natural sleep aid. Reduced levels of melatonin have been associated with heart disease and increased cancer rates in night workers. The human body naturally produces melatonin, but primarily in darkness. Constant artificial lighting present in most homes and work places reduces the amount of melatonin that the body produces. So, one of the health benefits of cherries to modern day man has to do with replacing some of the melatonin that has been lost to artificial light, unhealthy work schedules and unnatural sleep patterns. And, there are more nutritional benefits of cherries. Cherries, like most fruits, contain vitamin C. The proven and suspected health benefits of cherries and other vitamin C rich foods are too numerous to be covered in this recipe.

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, Herbal Medicine & Laser Therapy - 250-328-3811
Allie Arnst ~ Meridian Sound Therapy - 250-499-9895 or 499 2075
Arlana Tanner ~ Permission2bu - 250 300 9933
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
Carla Van Voorst ~ Holographic Healing and BodyTalk - 250-763-7264
Celtic Healing with Maria Carr, AEP - 250 493 0106
Certified Cancer Coach ~ Kane Consulting - 250-469-4623
Challenge in 8 with YJ Reshape ~ Youth Juice - 778-471-3912
Chi Solutions, feng shui foundations - 250 307 2555
Cloud 9 Coaching with Wendy Binggeli - 250-490-6055
CranioSacral Therapy & Rhythmic Reflexology with Judy Lamb-Richardson - 250-359-7052
Crystals Spirit Adventures - 250-681-1354
Dare To Dream Store & Wellness Centre - 250-712-9295
Daydream Esthetics Studio - 250-490-1233
Dr Ursula ~ Okanagan Thermography+ Cancer Support - 250-864-5260
Dr. Alex Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic - (250) 492-3181
Dr. Jese Wiens ~ Naturopathic Doctor in Penticton & Summerland - 778-476-6016 or 250-494-3321
Dr. Natalie Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic - (250) 492-3181
Dr. Tamara Browne - The Natural Family Health Clinic and Chelation Centre - 250-497-6681
Endless Possibilities - 250-497-8696
Feldenkrais Practitioner - Lynn Andersen - Self Sense - 250-498-4855
Gillian Padgett ~ Okanagan Stress Management Inc. - 250-542-7602
Happily Holistic Natural Health and Wellness - 250-491-7559
Health is Bliss - 250-801-2798
Herbal Wraps at Shirley's Studio - 2504925506
Ilona Peet, DCH ~ The Homeopathic Practice - 250 826 2058
Indigo Dreamer ~ Kerry Palframan - 250-494-8955
Kveta's Natural Healing Centre - 250-866-5677
Life Access with Daria Hanson - 250-575-3951
Locals Supporting Locals - Calendar - 250-770-9789
McHugh and Associates LLC ~ "Remote" Regression Therapy and Hypnotherapy - 303 995 4276
Milagro Studios - Okanagan - 778-478-0128
MotionWorks Fitness Studio ~ Nia & Yoga-Fit classes - 250-868-8060
Norma Cowie Enterprises ~ Psychic Readings - 250 490 0654
Okanagan Herbalife - 7784841939
Om Shiatsu ~ Carly Wrighton - 250-870-8183
Penticton's Whole Foods Market - Health Store & Cafe - 250-493-2855
Psychic and Spirit Medium - 250 547 2262
Sheila Stephenson – Penticton Health Practitioner - 250-493-3768
Survivorship Dragon Boat Team - 250-490-4045
Wind In The Willow - 250-276-5308
Your ProActive Health Now - 250.488.1656
Questions & Answers
Cindy AtkinsonYou Ask – We Answer! . . . your road map to health & wellness.
HAVE A QUESTION? LET US HELP! - We are here to help you with any of your health-related questions – nothing’s too big or too small! Our professional expert panel will do our best to provide you with information, suggestions, and resources.
The Q and A column is managed by Cindy Atkinson, BA Science in Genetics & Cell Biology.
Click here to ask a question on our Q & A page.


Are certain body shapes healthier than others, and how does my waist size relate to my health?


Certain body shapes can be healthier than others, but it's most important whether or not you're overweight or underweight. Now overweight is not particularly healthy at all, but if you're overweight where your body stores its weight becomes very, very important. If you store your body fat in the upper body, around the belly area, for example, you're considered to have an apple shape.

If you store your body fat primarily in the hips and thighs, you're considered to have a pear shape. And this is all genetically determined. You cannot change your inherent body shape.

But you can do a few things to become more aware of where your body stores its fat and that can influence what steps you take to control your weight.

It's important to understand that body fat around the waist is associated with more chronic health problems especially hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. So keeping track of your waist size no matter what your weight is, is a good thing.

It's important for men to keep their waist size below 40 inches. It's important for women to keep their waist size below 35 inches because below these limits you have a much lower risk of contracting the effects of heart disease, diabetes, and these other chronic health problems.

Supreme Events
Your Destiny and You - 2 day course
July 6 - 7, 2013
PH Balance: What's the big deal?
July 9, 2013
Sound Healing Practitioner Training
July 19 - 25, 2013
FSRC Professional Certification Feng Shui Course Modules 1 & 2
July 19 - 22, 2013
Jim Cuddy Sunset Concerts at CedarCreek
July 21, 2013
Clinical Hypnotherapy and Energy Healing Workshop
July 23, 2013
Working With Power Crystal Tools!
July 27, 2013
The Nia White Belt Training with Martha Randall - 7 day Course
August 3, 2013
Healing Attunements with the Masters Workshop
August 17 - 18, 2013
Sam Roberts Band at CedarCreek Winery
August 25, 2013
Mount Shasta, California Event
September 5, 2013
FSRC Professional Certification Feng Shui Course Modules 3 & 4
September 6 - 9, 2013
Wise Women's Festival 2013
September 20, 2013
Sheila Granger's Virtual Gastric Band with Hypnosis
September 20, 2013
Kelowna Wellness Fair
October 12 - 13, 2013
Free Intro Night ~ Spiritual & Financial Freedom with Jaden Sterling & Cindy Smith
October 18, 2013
Spiritual & Financial Freedom Workshop with Jaden Sterling & Cindy Smith
October 19 - 20, 2013
Loretta Lynn’s 50th Anniversary Concert
October 22, 2013
Conscious Channelling Workshop with Allison Scott from South Africa ~ Okanagan
October 26 - 27, 2013
I Can Do It! 2013 - Pasadena
November 8, 2013
Healing Touch International - Level One in the Okanagan
November 16 - 17, 2013
2nd Celtic Angel Sacred Tour to Ireland with Maria Carr & Cindy Smith ~ 2014
March 8, 2014
Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ Course in Ireland
March 13, 2014
Registered Reflexology Therapist Certificate Course - 2014
May 24, 2014
Basic and Diploma Counselling Hypnotherapy Program
A Girls Weekend Out… Kamloops
Children's After School - Art and Yoga Classes
Adult & Children Pottery Classes
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
Free Audio Affirmations with Debbie Ford
Goddess Wisdom Intensive- Awaken your Inner Goddess, 7 Week Program
Hypnotherapy Correspondence Course
Certified Holistic Health & SHIATSU Practitioner Diploma Program
Herbology I ~ by Dr. Terry Willard
Mayan Prophecies For Changing Times ~ with Dr Terry Willard
Distance Learning through Windsong School of Healing
~ MotionWorks Fitness Studio ~ Nia & Yoga-Fit classes
*POP* The Power of Pleasure ~ How weight loss can be fun & sexy!
NIA ~ 5 STAGES with Patti Tennessy
Indian Head Massage Course
Rejuvenating Face Massage Course
Okanagan Wellness Workshops with Dr. Troy
Free Summer Yoga at UBC
Book Club
Lyndsay BlaisThe OK In Health's Book Club is managed by Lyndsay Blais, a passionate speaker, author and success coach.
Join in Lyndsay's weekly discussion on the book of the month. As an avid reader, Lyndsay looks forward to facilitating interesting conversations with you through the OK in Health Book Club! Would you like to join our New OK In Health's Book Club? Open to all OK In Health members.

Click here to join the book club.

"Your Vital Child" By Mark and Angela Stengler, NDs

This book was a wonderful reference to any parent looking for natural alternatives to treat and keep children healthy and happy. It has many references to healthy food choices, and recommended daily allowances for children's nutritional needs. The great thing this book offers that it talks about supplementation, as well as herbal applications for many different aliments. In addition to the alphabetical listings of diseases and aliments, there are sections in the book that specifically address: emergencies, vaccinations, breastfeeding, homeopathy, massage and acupressure, to name a few. I particularly liked the short section called "Your Child's Natural Medicine Kit". throughout the book there are sidebars that feature "Vital Facts" or "Case Histories", I liked the short blurps of information and statistics these provided. There are also references for parents and caregivers to find out more information, including websites and phone numbers of any particular groups they are interested in, such as the different therapies available. All in all I believe my family will benefit from having this book lying around the house, ready to refer to at any time.

Submitted by Diana Marchiel, B.C

Event Review
Event Review
OK in Health Members Review Panel offer their thoughts about a range of events from specialty movies to concerts, workshops, keynote speakers, health fairs, festivals and community events.
We sponsor community events that have value for our members.

Dr. Hugo De Burgos’s film
'Holistic Healing in the Okanagan' - The Movie

We are very excited to announce that Dr. Hugo De Burgos’s film is now complete and available to the public on U-tube. OK In Health eMagazine was involved at the beginning with connecting Dr. Hugo with local healers and many of our OK In Health members are featured in the movie such as Marie Sperling, Pamela Shelly, Evelyn Mulders, Sharon Purdy, Arlene Rannelli, Ginger Marshall, Suki Fox, Miriam Cunha, Maggie Reigh, Petra Heidenreich, Adel Mosly, Jacqueline Wachell, Stephen Cipes, Loesje Jacob, Dr. Charlene Reeves, Heidi Osterman, John Theobald, Dr. Ursula Harlos, Dr. Dietrich Wittel, with soundtrack music by Serge Mazerand.

Here is the link to this ethnographic film by Hugo De Burgos on Medical Pluralism in Canada.,

The film is 1 ½ hours long so you will have to plan for that amount of time.
Well worth the time!

Dr. Hugo De Burgos encourages you to pass this on to everyone you know.

'Meet the Clairs' – 10 Kinds of Intuition by Emily Matweow
Clair refers to our physical and intuitive senses. Ten different kinds of intuition are named and briefly described. Three new names are added to the previous list of seven: Clairtaction, Claireloquence and Clairessence. Each name identifies…
“Chucking the Whole Onion” by Allison Scott
We are first and foremost energetic beings then physical beings ie. we have an energy field surrounding our physical bodies (which can be measured by science) which responds to stimuli in our environment before our physical senses do. This energy field registers what is happening in your environment and then feeds the information to your body which then reacts. We interact with our environment through our energy field. Every experience we have ever had has the memory of that experience registered in our DNA and cellular memory. How can we release the negative emotional charge from these memories?
Aggression in Dogs by Dr. Moira Drosdovech
There are a number of reasons for aggression in dogs and I will not be going into detail on most. What I will discuss here is sudden onset of aggression in a normally non-aggressive dog and possible reasons for its appearance.
Ask Ann – Crank Nosebands by Ann Turner
Ask Ann – What do you think of Crank nosebands? Ann Turner answers your question about Horse wellness -
Asking the Angels into Your Dreams by Doreen Virtue
Our dreamtime is often the most productive time to gain new spiritual growth and understanding. Many people have psychic dreams that foretell the future, or that give guidance about career, home, and family. You can receive consistent and clear guidance while you sleep by inviting angels into your dreams. This is an especially good way to gain new understandings and creative ideas when your daytime thinking mode is locked into black-and-white viewpoints. While sleeping, we let go of.....
Awesome Asparagus is Here! by Sandra Butler
Summer is in full swing here in the Okanagan and we have been enjoying tender new shoots of lovely lettuce and other salad greens right from the garden. Another wonderful vegetable that is hitting the market and ultimately our dinner table is the “long-awaited local asparagus”.
Choosing a Non-Toxic Cookware by Lindsay Coulter
Sure, there are other 'green' pans on the market, but for me cast iron wins because I can use it to scramble eggs, fry pancakes, sustainable fish, or beans, sauté Swiss chard, or even bake crème caramel! And it's super low-maintenance. Learn how to season and clean a cast iron pan...
Connecting to the Source by Wayne Dyer
Before merging into form, we were a part of God, with all the inherent qualities of a Creator who sends forth abundance, creativity, love, peace, joy, and well-being. The spiritual dimension calls to us in this material world of beginnings and endings. When we listen and allow it to, Spirit guides us to something greater than our life as a physical being. When I let myself align with Spirit, I have a feeling of contentment, but more than this, I experience joy. I'm able to receive the vibrational energies of my Source—call them voices, messages, silent reminders, invisible suggestions, or what have you—they're vibrations of energy. I've learned to get my "self" out of the way and...
Cries for Water by Alexis Costello
In my experience as a health practitioner, if I ask any group of people if they know how important water is for their health, they say yes. If I ask, ‘do you drink enough water in the day?’ almost everyone replies “no,” usually accompanied by downward cast eyes and a guilty expression. It can be particularly hard to get enough water into kids;....
Detoxification by Dr. Tamara Browne
Since it appears as though everyone carries a toxic load, and toxins contribute to degenerative and autoimmune diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis, it is logical to follow steps to detoxify on an ongoing bases. If you suffer from fatigue, chronic pain, brain fog, or chronic illness…detoxification may help you return to optimal health. Following are guidelines which will help you to remain free from toxins, thus enabling your body to remain in balance and free from disease....
Do You Block Healing for Yourself? by Cindy Smith
Dear Angel Friends, I posed the question to Archangel Raphael around healing for you because there seems to be some confusion on how we can heal ourselves. Yes, there are many lightworkers in our world that can assist with amazing healing energy and I am blessed to have met so many of them. I do want to remind you that you have the most powerful gift of healing at your own fingertips-your Angelic Team. Yes, we may not all know practiced techniques of healing but your basic gift of healing is ASKING your team for assistance. What I have witnessed...
Fibromyalgia - A Natural Approach by Jennifer Strong
While many suffer with fibromyalgia, there are effective natural approaches to treatment. Learn what you can do for yourself through diet adjustments, body therapies, exercise and meditation, and how professionally prescribed herbal medicine and treatment can help you make life worth living again!...
Following My Spirit – A Journey by Agnes Toews Andrews
Being a moving adept and a writer all my life has provided some unique places to live; for a time, until the spirit within like the deer leads me gently on to a new adventure. Then, 'voila', I’m off again to be where at this specific time in my life I need to be for a certain energetic vibration to progress as a soul. Nelson area is just such a place....
Grief and Divorce by Kathleen Ciavarella
Going through a divorce is a life-changing experience and we tend to muddle through it with a mixed bag of emotions by our side. On the one hand, we want to be happy but on the other hand we do need to grieve for the loss of our marriage.
Have They Found Atlantis? by Miscellaneous
Two scientists, Paul Weinzweig and Pauline Zalitzki, working off the coast of Cuba and using a robot submersible, have confirmed that a gigantic city exists at the bottom of the ocean. The site of the ancient city — that includes several sphinxes and at least four giant pyramids plus other structures — amazingly sits within the boundaries of the fabled Bermuda Triangle. According to a report by Arclein of Terra Forming Terra, Cuban Subsea Pyramid Complex, the evidence points to the city being simultaneously inundated with rising waters and the land sinking into the sea. This correlates exactly with the Atlantis legend.....
Healing the Emotional Heart by Caroline Sutherland
Everyone has wounds. We wouldn’t be human without them. I believe that illness is the manifestation of unresolved emotional wounds. Therefore, healing the emotional heart is where the deepest level of personal self mastery resides. You can climb the mountain of your own spiritual journey if you can forgive. Here’s my own forgiveness story. Maybe you’re like me. Perhaps you perceive that you have had a difficult...
I’m the Only Celiac in the House by Cathy Lauer
Avoiding cross contamination at home - How do I make my kitchen safe enough for me to eat in when I am the only one who is celiac? My family is very respectful but they really don’t understand just how careful they have to be. This is the lament of the newly diagnosed celiac.
Keeping Your Cool in the Heat of the Moment by Maggie Reigh
Children and teens are experts at pressing their parents’ buttons. And if you’re like most parents, including myself, you probably “lose it” on occasion.
Scar Tissue by Wayne Still
Broken bones become whole again while cuts, gashes and surgical incisions heal to recreate unbroken, if scarred, skin. Let’s explore the nature and function of the specialized tissue which produces the scar.
Summer is here and so are Farmer’s Markets by Cleo Murray
If you love Farmer’s Markets and want to step out of your comfort zone in terms of the produce you buy, you’ve come to the right place. How to’s of creative preparation complete with recipes and nutritional benefits.
The Healing Power of Garlic by Klaus Ferlow
This amazing little herb has been performing medical miracles throughout the world for hundreds of years. Many of the world’s oldest civilizations considered garlic to be one of the most important spices for good health.
Top Ten Easy Steps to Drying Herbs by OK In Health's Gardening Articles
Do you have in your garden some sage, thyme, summer savory, dill, bay leaves, oregano, rosemary or marjoram? Imagine how your dishes will taste this winter if you have your own garden herbs to add to them. Here's how to do it, complete instructions in easy steps and completely illustrated. You don't need any special equipment: air drying or room drying is the easiest, as well as, most inexpensive method for preserving herbs....
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?...
What is Feldenkrais? by Darcy Nybo
Feldenkrais® is a system of neuro-motor training and reconditioning that includes hands-on and verbally directed techniques to promote integrated movement. In simpler terms, Feldenkrais® uses gentle, slow movements done within each individual’s comfort zone, to help you boost your capacity to move effortlessly.
What is Healing Touch? by Catherine Awai
We are energetic beings and when our energy is balanced and flowing freely we experience health and harmony. Through the stress of daily living our energy system can become disrupted, unbalanced and depleted and the result can be fatigue, tension, and pain or the symptoms of illness.
Who Are The Hathors? by Pamela Shelly
Learn about these beings known as the Hathors who are an ancient ascended race originally from Venus that are assisting us on earth during our ascension process……
Free Admission Events
PH Balance: What's the big deal?
July 9, 2013

The PH of your body can determine your health. Learn what you can do to maintain a healthy PH balance. Presented by Lila Elliott
Working With Power Crystal Tools!
July 27, 2013

Come learn how to work with a variety of crystal power tools in all their shapes and glories!
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
Every Monday - 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET - Everywhere

FREE Teleconference - Ask a Question - Each week, Internationally Recognized Medical Intuitive, Caroline discuss a topical health issue that affect us all. Then she opens up the phone lines, does some spot readings.
Free Audio Affirmations with Debbie Ford
On-going - Internet

Are you feeding yourself with the thoughts, ideas, and words that will add to your self-love? Listen now to one of the self-esteem boosting affirmations below.
MEEPLE: A monthly evening of board game play
July 18, 2013

Streaming Cafe is excited to offer MEEPLE: More than Monopoly! Small World, Dominion, D&D, Ticket to Ride, Goblet, Pandemic, Puerto Rico, Eclipse and more!
Do It Yourself Jewelry - For Teen
July 30, 2013

Free events for teens only. Starts at 3pm in the Vernon library meeting room. Contact Stephanie
Buddhist Discourse and Meditation
Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 - Kelowna

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

FREE Diabetes information event - Different subject every week. Limited seating. Please RSVP and mention OK In Health as your referral.
Course in Miracles ~ Monday Meetings
Every Monday at 7:00 pm - Kelowna

Study the Course in Miracles with old and new students. Weekly reading from the Text, break, and discussions on individual practice experience. No fee
EECO Storytime
Wednesday mornings at 10:00 in January & February - Kelowna

Fun and interactive weekly program for pre-schoolers, three to five year old children and their caregivers. Learn more about nature, our Regional Parks and the animals of the Okanagan.
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.
Peaceful Warriors Gathering - for men
Every Friday - 7:30 to 9:30 - Penticton

Light minded men who gather & discuss their spirituality & its affect their lives. Share knowledge & experiences & discuss topics that are happening around the world affecting consciousness.
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.
Summerland Geology Bus Tour
July 20, 2013

Join our expert geologist Dr. Kathleen Jagger for an entertaining and informative journey exploring the first rock formations of Summerland.
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
Jim Cuddy Sunset Concerts at CedarCreek
July 21, 2013

Jim Cuddy brings his music to CedarCreek Winery on July 21st.
Sam Roberts Band at CedarCreek Winery
August 25, 2013

Sam Roberts Band brings their music to CedarCreek Winery on August 25th.
Co~creation Community Relationships Faire
July 7, 2013

This faire was born from a vision to bless our local community to connect in a real, true, authentic way. Co~creators from the Okanagan come to help one another by being in service to one another.
The Okanagan Artist Fair
August 17, 2013

One of a kind event where all small businesses are welcome, handmade crafters’ as well as local artisans.
Okanagan Feast of Fields - FarmFolk CityFolk
August 18, 2013

With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you can taste the very best of BC from chefs, farmers, fishers, ranchers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, distillers and other beverages
The Interior Savings Moonlight Movie Night
August 20, 2013

The feature movie is "Rise of the Guardians". There is no charge to attend the event, but a donation of $3 per person is encouraged with all proceeds benefiting the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs
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
The Nia White Belt Training with Martha Randall - 7 day Course
August 3, 2013

Learn, Move, Energize with International Nia Trainer, Martha Randall
*POP* The Power of Pleasure ~ How weight loss can be fun & sexy!
On - Going - Kelowna

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO: look forward to your exercise class?, feel energized, pumped, sweaty AND happy from your workout? and release weight and have fun doing it? Join our 6 week program to-day!
~ MotionWorks Fitness Studio ~ Nia & Yoga-Fit classes
On-Going - Kelowna, BC

MotionWorks Fitness is a health and wellness lifestyle studio dedicated to safe and meaningful exercise methods. Join Patti Tennessy Nia Technique Black Belt, Yoga-Fit, Pilates, and more classes.
Free Summer Yoga at UBC
Every Monday at 12:05 to 12:55 pm - UBC Kelowna

No Cost. Come Join In! The Hanger - Studio 1 at UBC Okanagan
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
Foundations of Kelowna: A Walking Tour Downtown
July 13, 2013

Discover downtown Kelowna from its beginnings as a mud road to the newly completed revitalization project. Meet at the Okanagan Heritage Museum
Yoga Guided Timed Practices
August 10, 2013

A deep and quiet practice. The names of the poses are called and held for a specific length of time.
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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July 5, 2013

Tip of the Week:

The first New Moon of Summer occurs on July 8th at 12:14 am PDT, so it takes place on July 7th for most of the world. The eclipses in April and May and the ‘Super Moon’ of June sure have delivered in terms of synchronizing with powerful events. I am referring to the massive flooding the world over. These peak points in the cycles of nature are not easy to predict, but they are certain to occur and the endeavor to be able to predict where and when they will occur constitutes the roots of science and astrology. These powerful events have and continue to bring about the change and transformation that they were predicted to produce this year. Astrologers sent this warning out earlier this year. I made clear mention of it in my Horoscope for the Year 2013 which is posted on my website, along with forecasts for each sign covering 2013. Regarding the catastrophic impact of nature that have and continue to be visited upon humanity, finding the silver lining ...
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