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Publisher's Message ~ March 2014 Issue


This is our 10th Year!

Over the year we are planning some special celebration events. Last year we took a group over to Ireland for the Celtic Angels Tour as part of the 'Gathering 2013'. Maria was just awarded with a certificate of recognition hand-signed by the actual President of Ireland. This year she is taking another group in March and September back to Ireland.

'The OK-anagan Gathering'
Hosted by the OK In Health community network. A 10th Anniversary Special Event ~ Please come out and join us once a month to gather together in a loving free light community event. Where we can connect, support each other and raise our vibrations in love, light and peace. Everyone is welcome, from those who are just starting their own journey, to those who have been working in the community for years. Entrance Fee: By donation (suggestion $5). March 20th at 7pm  at Shatford Center, Penticton.

Group Tours with OK In Health 
September - Celtic 'Holiday & Irish Music' Tour to Ireland - with Maria O'Farrell Carr and Nancy Rebecca. There are no workshops on this course but there is be some group sessions during the tour with Nancy. This a fun-filled & relaxing tour of Ireland and everyone is welcome - Irish landscapes, ancient sites and fairy places, live traditional Irish music at night, castles, lots of fun tours, laughter & great CRAIC!... Optional: mini tours to London and Paris.
November - Sacred Angel Tour in Hawaii with Maria O'Farrell Carr and Cindy Smith. Cindy will be teaching the Advance Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ Course. Family are welcome to come join you at a non-course rate.
All tours are booked through our Registered group K. Banks travel agent.


International Guest Speaker Events
Allison Scott from South Africa . May 31st/June 1st, 2014. Shatford Center. We are arranging to fly in another international speaker to the Okanagan. We are very excited to announce that Allison Scott will be joining us in May 2014 . She will be hosting an event where we will learn a step-by-step technique to connect to the Angelic and Celestial realms, and bring through messages of Love and Wisdom from your Higher Self, Ascended Masters, Spirit Guides and Angels, while staying fully present in your body. Learn to channel and you will also learn to work in the vibration of the 12th Dimension in a crisp way. I highly recommend this workshop for beginners to advance students. Please book early.
Also with Allison in Penticton                              
May 30 - Guest Speaker at the OK-anagan Gathering - 7pm - 9pm - FREE
May 31 & June 1 -  Conscious Channelling Workshop   (10am-6pm) - $400
June 2 & 3 - Private  Consultations with Allison
June 2 - Group Healing Evening with Allison (2hrs) 7 – 9,  - $50

Gregg Braden is coming to the Okanagan at the end of September. Watch the OK In Health eMagazine for more details....

Last Month
We attended the Kryon event and had a chance to meet Lee Carroll. It was a very informative afternoon, enjoyed by all. See event review below.

We also had a great turn out at our monthly Ok-anagan Gathering on Feb 19th in Penticton. What a wonderful night! Thank you to guest speakers Bob Etienne, Bernice Granger and Trish Zierler. To our helpers Dylan Smeaton, Haley Macintyre and Rhonda Kyle. Thank you to everyone who turned up and for staying for some tea and a chat afterwards. Next Gathering is March 20th and we have 3 great speakers you won't want to miss. Our topic is 'The Sacred You!. Mark your Calendar...
Bob's Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnLaPw38Tpc
Bernice's Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy3WikStw4g



Expos and Wellness Shows
As always we will be bringing the OK In Health eMagazine and our list of events and practitioners details to many places in 2014. Some events that we will be attending are:

  • Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair - March 1-2
  • Healthy Living Fair in Penticton - March 8
  • Ok-anagan Gathering -March 20
  • Vancouver Body & Soul Expo – April 4-6
  • Calgary Body & Soul Expo – April 11-13
  • Ok-anagan Gathering - April 17
  • Calgary Spring Fling with the Angels Conference, May 10
  • I Can Do It! Vancouver - May 17/18
  • Doreen Virtue Seminar - May 19
  • Ok-anagan Gathering - May 30
  • Kelowna Wellness Fair – October 4 -5

Drop by and say hello - Volunteers still welcome for some events.

Keep an eye on our website, social media pages and our monthly eMagazines for more updates of our special Celebration events. You will also find a wide range of events posted by our members. See our event directory for more information.

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

Happy Spring Time
From Maria 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.


Fresh Chow Mein with Cabbage and Carrots

Description:
Fresh chow mein at home is delicious and easy. Well, technically this is Lo Mein, but most people will consider it Chow Mein. This recipe is made without meat, so it can go easily with any other stir fry dishes.


Tropical Lemon Cranberry Coconut Chia Bars

Description:
Remember the early 90's and the ch-ch-ch chia pets? The popular decorative planters were, in fact, sprouted chia seeds. Chia (Salvia hispanica) is an ancient grain that was used as a staple food by early Mayans and Aztecs, who found benefit in its high energy production, easy transportation, and easy crop maintenance. It was also used within many medicinal applications. Today, Chia has been adopted by the public as a nutrient dense dietary "super food." These tiny seeds contain high concentrations of essential fatty acids, protein, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and can easily be incorporated into any diet for an extra boost of nutrition. Chia typically contains 30-35% oils and is high in Omega-3 and Omega-6, with each tablespoon providing approximately 2.5-3 g of Omega 3. Fiber content of 30-40% per serving, with a high ratio of soluble fiber. This type of fiber allows a slower conversionof carbohydrates to glucose, assisting with those suffering with sugar-related illness. These essential fatty acids and high amounts of soluble fiber, make Chia very beneficial for cholesterol management and cardiovascular health. Promotes bowel regularity, while soothing inflammatory bowel issues. They are classified as a high protein food, offering a complete protein (amino acid) content higher than most other grains. They contain a high antioxidant content, providing a mix of bioflavonoids and quercentin, with the average ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value per tablespoon being 960-1000.


Irish Salba Hummus

Description:
Hummus is a chickpea paste that is popular in various local forms throughout the Middle Eastern world, but its origins are unknown. In Arabic the word hummus is used to describe the dish or just chickpeas. Salba seed is actually what you are seeing on commericals for chia pets.The salba seed is the richest whole food source of fiber and omega 3 fatty acids found in nature. The seed is flavorless and odorless. The salba seed is the only ancient grain for which there are acute and long term human nutritional studies. The salba seed is one of the most nutritional packed foods in the world. It has been labeled " the super grain." It has 6x the calcium of milk - 3x the antioxidant strength of blueberries- 2x the potassium of bananas- 3x more iron that spinach- 8x the omega 3 fatty acids of salmon- 2.5x the vegetable protein of kidney beans- 15x the magnesium of broccoli- 1.1x the fiber of bran- half the folate of asparagusd and aids in digestion.

Wellness Directory
A Mindful Connection Counselling Services with Carole Fawcett - 250-550-0316
Acupuncture & Laser Therapy with Marcel Mallette - (250) 260-3892
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Alara ~ Uplifted Wholebody and Facial Rejuvenation - (250) 309-0411
Allie Arnst ~ Meridian Sound Therapy - 250-499-9895 or 499 2075
Arlana Tanner ~ Permission2bu - 250 300 9933
Awaken Enchantment - 2508649013
Awareness Life Products at Shirley's Studio - 250 492 5506
Bahiti Belly Dance - 250-809-4530
Being Wellness and Healing ~ Dylan Smeaton - 250-460-1693
Bellwether Coaching/Evergreen - 250-215-7757
Bernice Granger ~ Love's Divine Light ~ Be the Love and Light You Are! - 250 492 6093
Body-Wize with Ross Short CHP - 250 717 3553
Carla Van Voorst ~ Holographic Healing and BodyTalk - 250-763-7264
Carly Penfold ~ Om Shiatsu - 250-870-8183
Celtic Healings Intuitive Readings with Maria O'Farrell Carr, AEP - 250 493 0106
Certified Cancer Coach ~ Kane Consulting - 250-469-4623
Challenge in 8 with YJ Reshape ~ Youth Juice - 778-471-3912
Chi Solutions, feng shui foundations - 250 307 2555
Cloud 9 Coaching with Wendy Binggeli - 250-490-6055
CranioSacral Therapy & Rhythmic Reflexology with Judy Lamb-Richardson - 250-359-7052
Crystals Spirit Adventures - 250-681-1354
Dare To Dream Store & Wellness Centre - 250-712-9295
Daydream Esthetics Studio - 250-490-1233
Dr Ursula ~ Okanagan Thermography+ Cancer Support - 250-864-5260
Dr. Alex Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic - (250) 492-3181
Dr. Jese Wiens ~ Naturopathic Doctor in Penticton & Summerland - 778-476-6016 or 250-494-3321
Dr. Natalie Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic - (250) 492-3181
Dr. Tamara Browne - The Natural Family Health Clinic and Chelation Centre - 250-497-6681
Endless Possibilities with Rhonda McLean - 250-497-8696
Feldenkrais Practitioner - Lynn Andersen - Self Sense - 250-498-4855
Feng Shui & Design ~ Teresa Hwang - 250-549-1356
Gateway To Oasis ~ Rhonda's Reiki Wellness - 778-476-2509
Gillian Padgett ~ Okanagan Stress Management Inc. - 250-542-7602
Happily Holistic Natural Health and Wellness - 250-491-7559
Health is Bliss - 250-801-2798
Herbal Wraps at Shirley's Studio - 2504925506
Indigo Dreamer ~ Kerry Palframan - 250-494-8955
Judy Holt ~ Shaklee Wellness - 778-480-2209
Kveta's Natural Healing Centre - 250-866-5677
Life Access with Daria Hanson - 250-575-3951
Locals Supporting Locals - Calendar - 250-770-9789
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
Penticton's Whole Foods Market - Health Store & Cafe - 250-493-2855
Psychic and Spirit Medium - 250 547 2262
Sandra Lee Custom Stone & Gemstone Jewellery - 250 306 4472
Sheila Stephenson – Penticton Health Practitioner - 250-493-3768
Soul Sistah Activations with Trish Zierler - 250 276-4844
Survivorship Dragon Boat Team - 250-490-4045
Thermography Clinic Central Okanagan - (250) 801-7900
Wind In The Willow - 250-276-5308
Your ProActive Health Now - 250.488.1656
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.
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Question

I sometimes feel dizzy while doing some yoga stretches where the head is lower than the heart (like downward facing dog). What types of exercise should you avoid when you have low blood pressure?

Reply

The medical term for your condition is orthostatic hypotension. It typically occurs in situations like you are describing when there is a sudden change in posture, particularly so when the head rises from below the heart, but it can also happen from a supine or prone position when the head is level with the heart. The reason it happens is that circulation (blood pressure) isn't forceful enough to return adequate blood to the brain and so there is a moment of dizziness. The danger is that you can pass out, and so you need to take precautions to avoid the problem.
Any sudden postural changes during exercise when your head is below or level with your heart is a risk for orthostatic hypotension. A range of exercises could be involved: bench press, sit-ups, bent-over rows, reverse flies, aerobic dance, yoga poses like you report, and step classes where there is forward bending are all examples. I've also seen orthostatic hypotension occur during lunges or squats, even though the head is not below the heart, and it can happen if you stop and stand still immediately after cardio exercises like the treadmill or an Elliptical machine because blood pools in the legs (your heart needs the contraction of the leg muscles to assist it in pumping blood back to the head after standing cardio exercises, thus the reason for an active cool down ).
You need to change posture slowly during the head-raising portion of any exercise and cool down gradually after aerobic exercise if the problem is chronic for you. Most people accommodate to the problem, but sometimes you can forget to take precautions, and in other cases, it happens no matter what you do. The prudent thing to do if it occurs is to sit down until it passes. You should also speak with your doctor if it continues. Sometimes doctors will recommend an increase in sodium, and some people on hypertension medicines will need to have their dose reduced (this is particularly so during weight loss).
Take care, and thank you for your question.
Supreme Events
Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair - 10th Annual
March 2, 2014
Reiki Level 1 Workshop with Mahada Thomas
March 2, 2014
Awakening The Illuminated Heart
March 6, 2014
Modern Native Feasts
March 6, 2014
Modern Native Feasts: Cooking Class
March 6, 2014
2nd Celtic Angels Sacred Tour to Ireland with Maria O'Farrell Carr & Cindy Smith (March)
March 8, 2014
Okanagan-Similkameen Healthy Living Fair
March 8, 2014
Shiatsu Practitioner Training Program
March 12, 2014
Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ International Course in Ireland
March 13, 2014
Touch for Health Level 3
March 15 - 16, 2014
'The OK-anagan Gathering' & Bean A Ti
March 20 - 24, 2014
Yuen Method Mastery - Level 1
March 22, 2014
FSRC Face Reading Mian Xiang - Module 1 - with Master Olga Garcia
March 27, 2014
Enlightenment Intensive ~ 4-day experiential workshop & retreat
March 27, 2014
Foot Reflexology Course
March 28, 2014
Stress Indicator Point System Level Two
March 28 - 30, 2014
Practical Face Reading Mian Xiang for Human Resources with Master Olga Garcia
March 29, 2014
Free The Voice Workshop by Mahada
April 12, 2014
Tantra Yoga and The Deep Psyche
April 18, 2014
The Yoga and Psyche Conference
April 18, 2014
Touch for Health Level 4
April 19 - 20, 2014
Spring Festival of Awareness
April 25, 2014
Weekend Yoga Workshop with Desiree Rumbaugh
April 25, 2014
Living Out Of The Box ~ Weekend with Stephen Garrett
May 3, 2014
I Can Do It! Conference 2014 Vancouver
May 17 - 18, 2014
Become a Certified Angel Card Reader™ Course - with Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine
May 19, 2014
RAC Teacher Trainer course - 2014
May 24, 2014
GEMS - Goal, Element, Mode, Stack - Level One
May 24 - 25, 2014
Registered Reflexology Therapist Certificate Course - 2014 ( Registration Open)
May 29, 2014
Conscious Channelling Workshop with Allison Scott from South Africa ~ Okanagan
May 31 - 1, 2014
Healing Evening offered by Allison Scott
June 2, 2014
TFH 5-Element Metaphors
June 14 - 14, 2014
Ancient Ireland, Holiday & Music Tour with Maria O’Farrell Carr & Nancy Rebecca (September)
September 8, 2014
Wise Women's Festival 2014
September 19, 2014
Kelowna Wellness Fair
October 25 - 26, 2014
Sacred Tour in Hawaii & Advance Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ Course
November 6, 2014
Basic and Diploma Counselling Hypnotherapy Program
Ongoing
A Girls Weekend Out… Kamloops
Ongoing
Children's After School - Art and Yoga Classes
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Adult & Children Pottery Classes
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Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
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Free Audio Affirmations with Debbie Ford
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Goddess Wisdom Intensive- Awaken your Inner Goddess, 7 Week Program
Ongoing
Hypnotherapy Correspondence Course
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Certified Holistic Health & SHIATSU Practitioner Diploma Program
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Herbology I ~ by Dr. Terry Willard
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Mayan Prophecies For Changing Times ~ with Dr Terry Willard
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Distance Learning through Windsong School of Healing
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~ MotionWorks Fitness Studio ~ Nia & Yoga-Fit classes
Ongoing
*POP* The Power of Pleasure ~ How weight loss can be fun & sexy!
Ongoing
NIA ~ 5 STAGES with Patti Tennessy
Ongoing
Indian Head Massage Course
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Rejuvenating Face Massage Course
Ongoing
Okanagan Wellness Workshops with Dr. Troy
Ongoing
Guitar Circle ~ South Okanagan ~ Come Join us!
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Penticton's Leggotts School of Rock and Roll - Join a Rock band!
Ongoing
.- Noontime Tai Chi with Claudia -.
Ongoing
Kelowna Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
Ongoing
Yoga Classes for People with MS
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Gateway To Oasis Reiki School
Ongoing
The Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society ~ Sunday Meetings
Ongoing
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.

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Sacred Messages from Sacred Ireland - Jane Donald

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

About the author:

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

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

Why and how Jane became a healer

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

http://www.johnstowngardencentre.ie/
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The OK-anagan Gathering!

On February 19th, a large group turned up at the Shatford center to join us in the celebration of the OK In Health eMagazine year to celebrate. As part of our 10th year, we are gathering together to share ideas, stories and to connect with each other and or community. Last month’s theme was ‘Move Over Sedona! We connected with the idea how wonderful and sacred the Okanagan is. To give gratitude to this amazing place we live.
This month the topic is ‘The Ancient Sacred Okanagan’ where we look at the time before us.
Our Guest Speakers were Bob Etienne and Bernice Granger. Trish Zierler sang some Lemuria Tones during our meditation time. We ended the evening with Bean-A-Ti, Tea and a time to share and connect.

March topic will be 'The Sacred You! and how do you care for yourself?. We will have three great speakers and some spring celebrations.

Each month we will have new open discussions on many topics. This is the year to Gather!
Come Join us!







Are you planning on attending an event this month such as the Kyron event or a Reiki class?
Send us your event review to share with our members.


Articles
10 Tips Every Successful Writer Needs to Know by OK In Health eMagazine
I’ve been in the publishing industry for almost three decades and I’ve worked with hundreds of New York Times best-selling authors, renowned speakers, savvy business owners and aspiring writers from around the world. Most of these people—including me—have found that there is no quick and easy road to success. We’ve learned that oftentimes the best way to reach our goals both professionally and financially is by making mistakes and gaining experience from them. Over the years, I’ve discovered...
12 Goddesses and Who They Are? by OK In Health's Articles
A lot has been written about Goddesses, who originate from many different cultures. It is said that by working with them we can enlighten and heal our own feminine wisdom, thus improving our spiritual intuition. Here's a few of the better known ones and their areas of "expertise" so that you can call on them should you wish to ....
15 Angel Signs and How to Spot Them by OK In Health's Articles
Want to know if you have been visited by an Angel or a passed loved one? If so it might be time to take a closer look at the signs around you. Angels and those we have lost, particularly ones we have loved dearly, will often leave signs to reassure, comfort and guide those they've visited. Whether it's to remind us of their presence, help us through a difficult time or merely to let us know they're there if we need them, these beings will always find a way of alerting us to their presence – often in very unusual and unexpected ways. If you'd like to find out whether you've been visited by an angel or deceased loved one, why they've come to you and interpret any secret messages they might have left you, the following overview of some of the most common signs and their meanings should answer some of your questions...
150 Organic and Natural Gardening Tips ~ Part One ~ 1 to 25 by OK In Health's Gardening Articles
Let's start we the first 25 Tips, Hints, Tricks and Facts for Natural Gardening. January is all about getting ready for Spring and preparing for the summer growing season. Pest management begins with healthy soil. It produces healthy plants, which are better able to withstand disease and insect damage. Plan now for healthy garden. Check out these tips
Chicken Soup for the Cold by Alexis Costello
Legend has it that chicken soup was first prescribed by a twelfth century doctor named Moses Maimonides as a cold and asthma remedy. Now we have the technology and believe it or not, laboratory tests have concluded that chicken soup actually can help fight a cold.
Consciousness by Sue Chambers
Making choices with judgment and compassion for yourself and others. Walking into your fears head on. Living fully in this life and become who you are. Lets look at becoming conscious!...
Depressed? Here are 10 natural treatments... by OK In Health's Articles
After a long winter, sometimes we can feel a bit blue. Here is a list for 10 Natural Depression Treatments
Don’t Let Sleep Slip Away by David Dixon
Sleep is a determinant in health, especially in today’s stressful lifestyle. Many practitioners believe that all dis-eases stem from one type of stress or another.
Environmental Chemicals and Cancer by Kristan Aronson
Chemicals can linger in our environment and eventually make their way into our bodies. Without even knowing it, and despite our best efforts, we come in contact with these pollutants everyday -- in our water, soil, air, food, and manufactured products.
Health Benefits of Good Fats by Dr. Melissa Bradwell
Very rare does a day go by in my office where I am not discussing the importance of ‘good’ fats to my patients. More and more often, I am seeing the detrimental effects that a no or low fat diet has had on a person’s body and health....
How to Manage Dry Skin by OK In Health's Articles
Did you know that the most common cause of itching is dry skin? Here are some ways to deal with this condition:
Pet Parasites – More than Just Poop Patrol! - Part Two by Dr. Moira Drosdovech
Part two of this article carries on from the first article in the theme of external parasites. Ear Mites, Heart worm, Tapeworms, Bot Fly and Beaver Fever - In the mite department, we see cats with Ear Mites, and dogs with Demodex...
Support for Your Weight Loss by Judy Holt
Studies have repeatedly shown that friendly support not only increases the chances that you’ll stick with your weight-loss program but also that you will be successful.Forming groups of local and Internet-based support can be a...
The Gift of Sound Healing by Pamela Shelly
For several years I have had an interest in Sound Healing and I believe it will become one of the most known and popular methods of healing. The psychic Edgar Cayce predicted that sound would be the medicine of the future. Everything is frequency and in a state of vibration.
Top 10 Health Benefits of Eating Kale by OK In Health's Articles
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...
What’s For Dinner? by Sandra Butler
So, my challenge to you today is this: See if you can incorporate a raw food diet for an entire two week period. Incorporate one dinner idea that you can adapt into many useful raw food dishes to use for the two weeks...
Where’s Your Focus? by Lyndsay Blais
Have you managed to feel a moment or two of gratitude in the past few weeks? Just a few of the many things I am grateful for are hot summer days on the beach, heart connections, the beauty of nature, healing with water, time with loved ones, and the unconditional love and support I experience in my life.
Winterizing Skin Care Tips by OK In Health's Beauty Articles
During the spring and summer months the air is moist, the vegetation is thick and rich and our skin tends to be well moisturized and dewy. As fall sets in and winter approaches our skin, like the dying leaves becomes dehydrated, flaky and tight. It is important to change or tweak your skin care regime as the seasons dictate. Here are some winterizing tips to help your skin glow all the way until the arrival of spring...
Free Admission Events
Modern Native Feasts
March 6, 2014

Come experience food that is natural, healthy, and tastes great; all under the guidance of a internationally recognized master chef and author.
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.
The 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.
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
Do You Suffer from Anxiety?
Every Wednesday 11am to 12 - Penticton

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

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

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

Mt. Baldy (Dilworth) Rifle Rd. Join our walking instructors as they guide you on the path to physical health and well being. Meet new friends, and get fit at the same time! Please arrive on time
Kelowna Conscious Cocktails
Every 2nd Thursday of the Month. 6 - 9 pm - Kelowna

Connect. Converse. Conspire. Create. Come out and create community with others of "light" mind. No agenda other than to be true Self and share in a safe space. You are never alone! $2 Toonie donation at the door.
Kelowna Gifts to Grandmothers
Every Thursday morning 9:30 a.m. - Kelowna

Dedicated volunteers assist vulnerable women & children in Africa along with grandmothers who are raising orphaned grandchildren due to the HIV/Aids pandemic
Meditation Support Group
Each Wednesday 7-8:30 pm - Kelowna

We meet to support each other in tranquility meditation and sit for 45 minutes. Both beginners and experienced welcome.
Penticton Green Drinks
1st Thursday of the month at 5pm at the Barley Mill - Penticton

People who take sustainability seriously in the South Okanagan now have an opportunity to meet up on the first Thursday of every month at an informal session known internationally as Green Drinks.
Personal Insights
On going - Lake Country

Spiritual Growth Support Group- Come out on the third Thursday of each month. Sharing and discussion of various spiritual topics, books etc. Ongoing.
Retreats & Weekend Away
2nd Celtic Angels Sacred Tour to Ireland with Maria O'Farrell Carr & Cindy Smith (March)
March 8, 2014

See Ireland thru Irish Eyes and Angel Eyes. Have you ever dreamed of going to Ireland? Join Irish guide Maria Carr and Angel guide Cindy Smith for a trip of a lifetime to see the real Ireland. This tour is thru K. Banks Travel
Enlightenment Intensive ~ 4-day experiential workshop & retreat
March 27, 2014

An ancient method of partnered contemplation, combined with modern communication techniques that allows you to delve deeply into the truth of who you are, what you are, what another is & what life is.
The Yoga and Psyche Conference
April 18, 2014

This conference will be presented by: A.H. Almaas, Baxter Bell, Mariana Caplan, Christopher Chapelle, Yogi Amrit Desai, Angela Farmer, Rod Stryker, Rama Jyoti Vernon, and many others...
Spring Festival of Awareness
April 25, 2014

Over 50 Workshops, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Sunrise Meditations and Tai Chi, A Healing Oasis, A Festival Store, Saturday night Entertainment and more
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.
Drumming for Kids ~ Summer programs
July and August - Kelowna

Looking for an exciting summer program with activity for kids. Experience various percussion instruments of the world. (Bongo, Conga,Timbales, Doumbek, Djembe, Surdo, etc.)
Sober but Stuck?
On-going - Kelowna

Have you been clean & sober for quite a while yet find yourself: Unhappy, discontented, or having difficulties? Treat yourself to an individualized renewal retreat! One, two or three weeks.
 
Festivals & Fairs
Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair - 10th Annual
March 1, 2014

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.
Okanagan-Similkameen Healthy Living Fair
March 8, 2014

Healthy Heart Screening & Trade Exhibition. FREE to the Public. Over 50 Health & Fitness Exhibitors. ...
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
Weekend Yoga Workshop with Desiree Rumbaugh
April 25, 2014

Contact us for more details on this Yoga workshops
*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!
.- Noontime Tai Chi with Claudia -.
.Monday to Thursday 12:10-12:50 - Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

Tai Chi in action generates energy flow and releases blockages there by doing Tai Chi results in overall balance. I guide a 21 movement sequence that suits novice, seniors, children, patients recovering from mobility and pain - everyone welcome.
~ 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.
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
Yoga Classes for People with MS
Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. - Vernon, BC

The Okanagan Vernon Chapter of the MS Society holds weekly yoga classes for people with MS. For more information, please call Sherry
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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Connect with Yourself Weekly
Michael O'ConnorTake time in your busy week to reflect on your inner rhythms of yourself and your life. OK In Health's Soular Rhythms column managed by Michael O'Connor.
Astrologer/Numerologist and a popular columnist, lecturer, presenter and workshop facilitator, Michael brings enthusiasm, passion and a wealth of knowledge.

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March 2014

Tip of the Month:

We are now in the final stretch to spring and there is a lot happening with planetary activity. Mercury turned ‘Direct’ on February 28 at 6 am PST. Interestingly, the New Moon in Pisces occurred at 11:59 pm PST on February 28 as well. This is the completion of the first of three, 3-week retrograde cycles that occur annually. So, Mercury has now entered its ‘shadow’ or recovery period, essentially retracing its path which extends precisely to Spring Equinox. Spring this year occurs on March 20 at 9:57 PST. As mentioned previously, here and in my New Moon Newsletter (free sign-up on my website), both Mars and Saturn too are poised to turn retrograde on March 1st and 2nd respectively. The retrograde period for Mars is March 1 to May 19th. The focus of this particular Horoscope forecast will devote some attention to the general influences of Mars Retrograde for each sign. While I will elaborate further in coming weeks and in my newsletter, here is the ba...
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10th ANNIVERSARY
For our 10th year Anniversary in 2014, we are asking our members to show their support of this community network and eMagazine by emailing us few words as to what OK In Health means to you!
Were we a connection when you first moved to this area?
Did we help you spread the words about your events or wellness business?
Did you find the articles inspiring and educational?
Maybe you found a great recipe thru us?
We would LOVE to hear from YOU!

This is as AMAZING as ever!
I feel SO proud and blessed to witness your phenomenal 10 year journey! YEAH!!!!!
BIG love and hugs always
Chris Stormer, South Africa


"When I moved to the beautiful sunny Okanagan 4 years ago I was looking for a change in my wellness journey. I came across the OK In health eMagazine when searching the web for holistic events and practitioners. I found the site to be very informative, positive and easy to navigate. The layout of the site guides and connects me to all my holistic needs. The topics on holistic healing and practitioners is variable and meets the needs of all. It covers a multitude of various kinds of healings, healing practitioners, community and world events, healthy food recipes, families, animals and plants. I love how OK In Health is non-biased, and it offers me free will to explore my own personal wants and needs in the privacy of my own home. I feel Maria of OK In Health has captured a way for the Okanagan community to explore one another while providing the highest of good intentions for both the consumer and the practitioner. Maria has been a great support to me in wellness. Her heartfelt attitude and crystal twinkle in her eyes radiates far beyond her captivating smile."

Reiki Blessings, RK

Congratulations to the Wellness Spa who are also celebrating their 10th Anniversary ~ from OK In Health

Thank-you very much for posting our Hot Stone Massage event Feb, 22-23, Maria! Such great service! It looks great...I appreciate your prompt response. I am also just finishing my 10th year! I remember that.....we started around the same time. Sharon Strang, The Wellness Spa

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In 2014, OK In Health Community Network is celebrating our 10th Anniversary of serving the mind, body & spirit community.
We have now posted over 10,000 events and workshops, 1,000's of wellness practitioners, published over 10,000 high quality articles and best of all we have just reached the 100,000 mark for the numbers of people who have visited our website and eMagazine. Wow! We thank you all for your amazing support during the last 10 years.

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Featured Practitioners of the Month

Gateway To Oasis ~ Rhonda's Reiki Wellness

Rhonda Kyle, ECE, RM/T CRA12-122, is located within Penticton's city limits is Rhonda's Reiki Wellness place. Rhonda offers Reiki treatments and classes for both women and children, card readings, Indian Head Massage - In person or distantly. Specialties: Indian Head Massage, Card Readings, Distance Healing, Reiki, Children's Health & Wellness, Crystal & Gemstone Healing, Chakra Healing. For more information


Judy Holt ~ Shaklee Wellness
 
Kelowna & The Okanagan
As a Health Coach and Author, I empower you to discover ways to create a more balanced and healthier lifestyle. ... More Details

Soul Sistah Activations with Trish Zierler
Uniquely personalized combinations of Reiki, Liqhtwave, Sound, Colour, & Powerful Images are used to balance, harmonize, align and activate you into moving forward on your own life's journey.
Penticton & beyond.  More Details

 

 

Acupuncture & Laser Therapy with Marcel Mallette - Vernon & North Okanagan
Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy provides full Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture by a fully qualified Registered Acupuncturist under BC Government (CTCMA)along with Low Level Laser therapy. More Details

 

Bernice Granger ~ Love's Divine Light ~ Be the Love and Light You Are!  

Location: Penticton & Beyond

Angel Card Healing & Reading, Energy Healing, Classes and Learning....helping you find your way with compassion and love, aligning you to your Life’s Journey!... More information

 



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