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Publisher's Message ~ June 2016 Issue

I am so excited!!!
Counting the days for the Angels and Fairies Expo.  
What  a gathering this is going to be. There are people car pooling from along the Okanagan, from Calgary, Vancouver and even Seattle. We hope to see you all for this one-time event as who knows what next year will bring forward - so don't miss this wonderful treat.

Under the Umbrella of the OK In Health eMagazine, the third annual "Okanagan Angels and Fairies Expo" is happening  Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12, at the Shatford Center in Penticton.  It is admission by donation with door prizes, free seminars and more. The concept was started by Maria O’Farrell Carr who is originally from Ireland who has been living in Penticton for 25 years. Maria works with the Angels and Fairies Realm and offers Sacred Tour to Ireland each year and she thought it would be great to have a special Expo right here in the Okanagan.  Last year was a magical event. This year she has invited many great local speakers as well as Canada’s Angel Guide Cindy Smith from Calgary and Kimberly Marooney ( from California, USA) as well as Medium Michelle Morrison,  Bonita Summers, Carol Bray Pippard (Ont), Stephanie Banks,  Jen Mueller (AB), Jo-lynn Daisy (USA), Michael O'Connor, Dylan Smeaton, Maria O'Farrell Carr & More... 
Samosa Express on site as most people are visiting the Expo all weekend! 

There will be vendors and practitioners in from all across Canada and USA who will be offering Angel Card Readings, Fairy readings, Holistic Vendors,  Energy Healers & Body workers, Crystals, Gems, Jewellery, Drums, Hypnosis, Psychics & Mediums Readers, Gifts, Books  & more... 

It is with great anticipation that we look forward to this year Expo on June 11 (9:30a

The Largest Okanagan Summer Solstice
 gathering will be held on Monday June 20th at 6:30pm at Marina Way by the Marina Beach in Penticton, Across from us is the Prague Cafe which will have tea, coffee and cold drinks.More Details & RSVP Please click going on our solstice facebook page.m to 7pm) and Sunday 12th (10am to 5pm) More Details - Book a Booth

This Sunday is the Holistic Market on Sunday June 5th at the Laurel Packinghouse, in Kelowna, BC. It is free admission. Drop by and say hello at our OK In Health eMagazine. You might like to have a Celtic Wisdom Reading or  Fairy Healing Sessions with Maria O'Farrell Carr.

Penticton Wellness Fair  has a special on right now. Book a booth now and choose a corner booth for the same price as a single booth. More Details 

More Tours with Maria Carr
Sep 4-12 - Kryon Ireland Tour (Maria & Lee Carroll) SOLD OUT
Sep 18-28 - Circle Dance Ireland Tour  10 spots left
March 2017 – James Van Praagh Ireland Tour 2017 
April 2017 – Kryon Ireland Tour 2017 
May 2017 – Irish Gardens and Sacred Sites Ireland Tour 
Sept 2017 – Spiritual Cruise 2017 

New Book about Okanagan Leylines and Vortices 
I will be launching my new book at the Penticton's Angels & Fairies Expo on June 11 and 12. 
The Story of a Stone Circle and of one of Ireland's Leylines
 By Celtic Wisdom Keeper Maria O’Farrell Carr

'This book is designed to share with you the amazing adventure and spiritual journey that took place in Ireland. Along with the story of messages given to Maria O'Farrell Carr from Archangel Michael and Angel Jerome. It is also a book that explores the stone circles, vortex and leylines in Ireland and in England, the OKANAGAN, BC Canada, North America and Hawaii. It is about some of the energy places that we have visited on our Sacred Tours. It reflects the new energy changes that we are experiencing now and I hope that it also enhances your spiritual connection to these magical places.'

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Practitioner Of The Month:

 Dylan Smeaton is a holistic consciousness health practitioner from Naramata, BC practicing out of the South Okanagan Naturopathic Clinic, 461 Martin Street in Penticton, BC. He is the founder of Being Wellness and Healing, which specializes in body, mind & spiritual health and well-being. Dylan has been a certified practitioner of the BodyTalk system for many years. Also Body Talk Animals.
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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?
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Kale Potato Soup

This soup could be made using curly leafed kale, other times black kale. The potatoes vary, too, depending on what you have in the pantry. Savory and comforting, this soup is an excellent reminder to appreciate the gifts of winter, even when you're on the cusp of spring. Health Benefits of Eating Kale are many. Kale is being called “the new beef”, “the queen of greens” and “a nutritional powerhouse.” Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat. One cup of kale has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat. It is great for aiding in digestion and elimination with its great fiber content. It’s also filled with so many nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium as well as those listed below. Kale is high in iron. Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef. Iron is essential for good health, such as the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, transporting oxygen to various parts of the body, cell growth, proper liver function and more. Kale is high in Vitamin K. Eating a diet high in Vitamin K can help protect against various cancers. It is also necessary for a wide variety of bodily functions including normal bone health and the prevention of blood clotting. Also increased levels of vitamin K can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Kale is filled with powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants, such as carotenoids and flavonoids help protect against various cancers. Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food. One cup of kale is filled with 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids, which help, fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders. Kale is great for cardiovascular support. Eating more kale can help lower cholesterol levels. Kale is high in Vitamin A.Vitamin A is great for your vision, your skin as well as helping to prevent lung and oral cavity cancers. Kale is high in Vitamin C. This is very helpful for your immune system, your metabolism and your hydration. Kale is high in calcium. Per calorie, kale has more calcium than milk, which aids in preventing bone loss, preventing osteoporosis and maintaining a healthy metabolism. Vitamin C is also helpful to maintain cartilage and joint flexibility Lastly, Kale is a great detox food. Kale is filled with fiber and sulfur, both great for detoxifying your body and keeping your liver healthy. Chop Kale finely into your next salad, steam or use in soups.

Portobello Mushroom, Goat Cheese and Walnut Sliders

This bite-size mushroom burger makes a tasty meat-free option at summer barbecues. Portobello mushrooms, sometimes also spelled portabella, are actually the same species as a crimini mushroom. Generally, the mushroom is called a crimini when small and a portabello when its cap has grown to about four to six inches in diameter. These large brown mushrooms have a meaty texture and can be grilled, roasted or used as an ingredient in other dishes. One cup of sliced portobello mushrooms, approximately 121 g, makes up a single serving and has only 42 calories. There is 1 g of fat and 5 g of protein in a cup of sliced portobello mushrooms. The total carbohydrate content of a serving of portobello mushrooms is 6 g, of which 3 g is fiber. Water makes up 108 g of the total weight of a 1-cup serving. There are only 12 mg of sodium in a cup of portobello mushrooms, so it is considered a low-sodium food. A 1-cup serving of portobello mushrooms supplies 31 percent of the daily recommended intake of selenium, or 21.4 mcg. It also contains 30 percent of the recommendation for copper and 18 percent of the requirement for both phosphorus and potassium. Other minerals in portabello mushrooms include iron, magnesium, manganese, calcium and zinc. In a serving of portobello mushrooms, there is 7.2 mg of the vitamin niacin, or 36 percent of the daily recommended intake, and 0.6 mg of riboflavin, or 34 percent of the recommendation for that vitamin. Portabello mushrooms also contain the vitamins pantothenic acid, folate, choline, vitamin B6 and thiamin, also known as vitamin B1. The nutrient betaine is also found in portabello mushrooms. Mushrooms also contain compounds called purines, which may cause health problems in individuals with gout. People with this condition may want to avoid eating portobello mushrooms. More antioxidant activity is found in the caps of mushrooms than in the stems. Unlike many other foods, most of the antioxidant level in mushrooms is not destroyed by cooking.

Raw - Ice Creme Parfait with Cacao

This is a super easy way to make ice crème. There are many “raw food” versions of ice cream but this is by far the quickest. Other versions include nut milk or coconut milk and can be processed in an ice cream maker. They are all delicious and nutritious.

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Focus Bodywork at The Wellness Spa - 250-215-1564
Akashic Records with Alara - 250-309-0411
An Energetic Life - How You Get It! - (250) 826-2788
Ashley Piderman ~ Registered Acupuncturist ~ Vernon, BC - 778-475-4265
Being Wellness and Healing ~ Dylan Smeaton - 250-460-1693
BodyTalk with Heidi Reid - 778 212 1777
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
Cherylann Thomas ~ Mind Miracles Hypnotherapy - 778-755-4001
Daydream Esthetics Studio with Deanna Klan - 2504901233
Ferlow Botanicals ~ New! OnLine Shop - TollFree +1-888-747-6287
Hypnotherapist Ruth Hart - 250 707 0770
Inner Balance Wellness Studio - 2508627631
Jese Wiens Naturopathic Doctor - 250-494-3321
Kate Young RHN ` Registered Holistic Nutritionistat Happily Holistic - 250-491-7559
Resonance Repatterning® sessions with Kimberly Rex, MS - 3607390162
Spirit Kelowna - 250-863-5505
The Samoan Highland Retreat - 780 965 6745
Wholistic Essentials - 778 754 7388
Wind in the Willow Creative & Healing Arts Studio - 250-276-5308
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QUESTION: If I brush my teeth twice a day, why do I also need to Floss?.

ANSWER: Flossing not only cleans areas of your teeth where ordinary toothbrushes can't reach, it is a key factor in preventing gum disease. Brushing is an excellent beginning, but flossing is a crucial factor when it comes to keeping your teeth healthy.

The bacteria that get caught in the nooks and crannies between teeth and in the tight spaces that toothbrushes can't reach are removed by flossing. Bacteria, if not removed regularly, may cause a host of problems in your mouth.

For instance, a by-product of the bacteria is acid; this acid eats into the enamel of otherwise healthy teeth and creates cavities (no one wants cavities). Another by-product of the bacteria is a sulfur compound which causes halitosis (aka bad breath). If that's not bad enough, remnants of food, combined with remaining bacteria turns into a stronger byproduct called plaque. Plaque, left hanging around between the teeth will become an even stronger more toothbrush resistant substance called tarter.

Tarter is not removed by normal brushing. Tarter removal requires the professional services of a dentist (now is when it starts to cost financially, dentists are not free). Tarter left alone allows the bacteria to breed and cause an even more serous condition called gingivitis. Gingivitis occurs when the bacteria emits toxins that irritate the gums and causes redness and swelling. If the tarter isn't removed, it worsens and causes periodontal disease.
Supreme Events
Holistic Market Okanagan
June 5 - 11, 2016
Maria O'Farrell's Book Launch - About Okanagan Leylines and Vortices - at Angels & Fairies Expo
June 11 - 12, 2016
Okanagan Angels and Fairies Expo 2016 - June 11 &12
June 11 - 12, 2016
Guided Meditation
June 13, 2016
OKanagan's Largest Summer Solstice Gathering
June 20, 2016
Monster Energy Center of Gravity 2016
July 8 - 10, 2016
Ancient Celtic Vibrations & Sacred Land Workshop (Ireland )
September 3 - 17, 2016
KYRON Ireland Tour with LEE CARROLL ( September 2016)
September 4, 2016
Circle Dance Ireland Tour 2016
September 17, 2016
Spiritual Heart Hawaiian Cruise 2017 ( Vancouver Round-trip)
September 17, 2016
RAC Certified Foot Reflexology Course (Kelowna)
October 15 - 5, 2016
Penticton Wellness Fair 2016
October 29 - 30, 2016
Are You Coming to Peru?
December 11, 2016
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society ~ Sunday Meetings
Counselling Hypnotherapy Program - Basic and Diploma
Dru Yoga Spring Series 2016
Gateway To Oasis Reiki School
Herbology I ~ by Dr. Terry Willard
Kelowna Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
Noontime Tai Chi with Claudia
Penticton's Leggotts School of Rock and Roll - Join a Rock band!
Penticton's Guitar Circle ~ South Okanagan ~ Come Join us!
Dealing with Occupational Stress by Carole Fawcett
People have migraine headaches on Sunday night and that the rate of heart attacks and heart attack-like symptoms are very high in the early hours of Mondays. The rising stress in workplaces is a problem, but there are some easy, simple methods to combat it.
Elementals – the Nature Spirits of Earth by Monika Muranyi
The Earth is more alive than you think. In the deepest parts of the oceans, there is life. In the depths of the Earth, where volcanoes are born, there is life. Even the air we breathe has the attribute of life. The universe is just teeming with life, and some day it will be seen by scientists. Some of them are already starting to see it, and they are talking about physics with an attitude, and intelligent design.
How Can I Connect with My Guides and Angels? by Pamela Shelly
All of us have numerous Guides and Angels that love to assist us with guidance and clarity. We all have at least one Guardian Angel that is with us from birth to our transition and many other Guides, Angels, Archangels, Elementals and Power Animals work with us throughout our lives.
Spiritual Growth and Your Intuitive Self by Emily Matweow
A relationship with your intuitive self is one of the rewards of spiritual growth because it introduces you to aspects of yourself you may have been unaware of. This support for a life of quality and…
Spring Cleaning by David Dixon
In spring we tend to overhaul our vehicles and dust and vacuum areas of the house that have remained virtually untouched during the winter. So why not give our body the same consideration?
Table Salt Versus Sea Salt Versus Crystal Salt by Sandra Butler
Why you should be concerned about using table salt? What is the difference between table salt versus sea salt versus himalayan crystal salt? Are you “worth your salt” or are you “the salt of the earth”? Salt is really an important and necessary part of our daily lives. I invite you to think about it seriously and treat it with respect...
The Bach Flower remedies....sooo much more than just Rescue Remedy by OK In Health's Articles
By Deborah Burnip. You may already be familiar with those small, bright yellow boxes containing Rescue Remedy that sit on the shelf of your local health food store in the calm or homeopathic section. I carry one in every bag I own and give a bottle to family members for any occasion. However, the Bach Flower remedy therapy is sooo much more because....
The Longing of the Soul by OK In Health's Articles
By Rev. Kimberly Marooney, Ph.D. The call of the soul comes in many different ways. Sometimes it is a dramatic experience of revelation. It can be a deep inner knowing. And, the soul can call to you through feelings, life circumstances, illness, injury, friends, mates, and children. The soul often calls through our most unwanted circumstances in life. As the soul rises to the surface, its purpose is to
The Power of Unconditional Love by Maggie Reigh
Unconditional love is like the sun - it is always there, behind the clouds. We come to trust that it is still shining, even when we can’t see it.
What is clairvoyance and claircognizance? by Cindy Smith
As promised, I want to share with you how easy it is to use your four main senses to communicate with your Angel Team. This issue I will focus on clairvoyance and claircognizance as the senses to use with Angelic communication. I am sharing the basics of how...
What is Constipation? by Brenda Watson, C.N.C.
According to the Canadian Association of Gastoenterology approximately one million Canadians a year suffer from constipation. Constipation has many damaging effects on the body including, raising your risk of colon cancer, causing pressure in the bowels which can stimulates the growth of cancer cells, psychological distress, anxiety, depression, insomnia and sexual dysfunctionand Autointoxication.
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.

June 2016

Tip of the Month:

The New Moon in Gemini occurs on March 4th. It hosts an exciting alignment of planets including an exact triple conjunction of the Sun, Moon, and Venus. Furthermore, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto and the Moon’s Nodal axis are all in close aspect to this king, queen and princess alignment. Basically, this will activate a pivotal cycle for many.

A core feature of the themes indicated is linked to relationship fronts. Personal/romantic, social/cultural, and collective/economic activity will escalate. We can expect a lively and animated time complete with a noticeable increase in exciting new ideas and perspectives on the social airwaves.

In other respects, June will prove to be a go-ahead month for many people and in many ways. In some respects, relationships recently initiated will enter into their net effective stage. Yet, long-standing involvements may well end. Of course, life is all about beginnings and endings, but this month will likely ma...
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.
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.
Festivals & Fairs
Holistic Market Okanagan
June 5, 2016

The Holistic Market brings together healing arts practitioners, artists, holistic vendors & speakers in Kelowna every month. Market dates are Sundays 11-4
Maria O'Farrell's Book Launch - About Okanagan Leylines and Vortices - at Angels & Fairies Expo
June 11, 2016

Maria O'Farrell Carr will be launching my new book at the Penticton's Angels & Fairies Expo on June 11 and 12. THE CELTIC CRYSTAL HEART
Okanagan Angels and Fairies Expo 2016 - June 11 &12
June 11, 2016

3rd Okanagan Angels and Fairies Expo - June 11 & 12, 2016 - Keynote Speakers from across Canada & US, workshops - Angel & Fairy Card readings, Healing sessions, gems, jewellry & more. Admission by donation
Monster Energy Center of Gravity 2016
July 8, 2016

The Okanagan’s biggest adrenaline-fueled sports and music festival is back for its 9th year! Monster Energy Center of Gravity will return to Kelowna’s City Park
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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