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Publisher's Message ~ May 2014 Issue


This is our 10th Year!

In our 10th year we have never been late in sending you our eMagazine but this month we had to hold back due to some amazing news we want to share with you such as: international  speakers Allison Scott and Cindy Smith are coming to the Okanagan to teach as well Gregg Braden and Adam Dream Healer. We are hosting the 1st 'Okanagan Angels and Fairies Day', a 'Summer Solstice - Okanagan Lake Vortex Gathering' event, and many more amazing events.

OK In Health's Okanagan Angels & Fairies Day.
On Saturday June 14th, we are so excited to announce the 1st Okanagan Angels & Fairies DayDuring this day we will have angel card readers, fairy & energy healers, and others readers and healers. We will also have Free seminars through out the day. We have invited International Angel speaker & teacher Cindy Smith to join us and other speakers. 
We start at 9:45am with our Opening Ceremony. Followed by ‘ How to Communicate with your Angels’  with Cindy Smith, ‘Archangels 101’ with Bernice Granger,  ‘Fairies 101 & Land Clearings’ with Maria O’Farrell Carr,  ‘Balancing Your Energies with the Angels’ with Cindy Smith, ‘Experience the Sacred Energies of Ireland’ with Cindy and Maria and many more talks. Ending the magical day with a Closing Ceremony at 4:45pm. Free admission or by donation.
Would you like to be a reader or healers, vendors or attend this events? Limited spaces so please contact us early.

Summer Solstice – Okanagan Lake Vortex Gathering
We would like to invite you to join us for the 'Gathering' ceremony on the Okanagan Lake beach, close to the SS Sicamous in Penticton at 11:11am, Saturday June 21st. We are gathering to assist Archangels Michael and Metatron to do some sacred work with the new Trinity Era energy and clearing/re-activation of the earthstar energy wheel and to welcome in the Summer Solstice. More details...

 OK In Health's International Guest Speaker Events

Allison Scott from South Africa . May 31st/June 1st, 2014. 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 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 and receive messages in a crisp way. I highly recommend this workshop for beginners to advance students. Please book early.

Cindy Smith - is an International Angel teacher and will be offering the Certified Angel Empowerment Practitioners course on June 12,13 & 15,16, 2014 in Penticton, BC. How will being certified as an AEP™ assist you?
Become a certified Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ (AEP™) and learn how to heal and connect with the angels. Cindy has blended her learnings together to create a well balanced Angel Empowerment tool box! Take this certification for your personal development or use it as an opportunity to put new skills in to effect to enhance your spiritual, healing, counselling
or energy based business. • You will develop and enhance your intuitive abilities.• Open and Trust in your own natural psychic and healing power. • Gain practical skills with other students. • In the process Cindy will teach you all Doreen Virtue has taught her and much much more! • Some key skills taught are: how to do professional angel card readings, chakra clearing, working with Archangels, Aura work, energy cord cutting, basics of mediumship, past life healing and more…………….

Gregg Braden is coming to the Okanagan in September. In this fast-paced, multi-media seminar, bestselling author and visionary scientist, Gregg Braden, goes beyond mainstream thinking to identify the converging cycles of climate, war, peak energy and peak debt triggering the dramatic changes in our lives.
Penticton - An Evening with Gregg Braden. Sept 25th, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Vernon - Retreat with Gregg Braden. Sept 27th, 10am-6:30pm
Tickets now available through the OK In Health eMagazine website.

“Brilliant and insightful…I see Gregg Braden as one of our great visionaries.”
—Dr. Wayne Dyer, author of The Power of Intention

“Gregg Braden is a rare blend of scientist, visionary and scholar with the ability to speak to our minds, while touching the wisdom of our hearts.”
—Dr. Deepak Chopra, author of How To Know God??


'The OK-anagan Gathering' 
 
Sponsored by OK in Health eMagazine, celebrating 10 years of service.  Our fourth gathering of the The OK-anagan Gathering & Bean-A-Ti was held at the Shatford Center. April’s theme was Sharing Y-OUR Sacred Gifts.  Volunteers created an atmosphere of comfort, Love and Light.  Brenda White Dove, lead our opening meditation with drum and welcoming in our Ancestors, and closed Sacred Space before Bean-A-Ti.

Our speakers were talented women from our community. Joan Moffat looked back on forty plus years of service as a Physiotherapist and Healer. Sharing that service flowed best for her when she followed her inner intuitive guidance.  Wendy Binggelli shared how being a Law of Attraction and business coach was always a part of who she always was.  Optimistic and open, looking to her inner guidance, ready for the Universe to fill in the steps. Raina Lutz was so beautiful, admitting that she had taken a huge leap through fear in the last year. Following her inner guidance and ending up with a busy life of  teacher at college and taking deeper steps in her creation and personal thriving business as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. Discussion followed opening the door to the concepts explored by our speakers and much more. We ended the evening with Bean-A-Ti , that is a cup of tea and visiting. It was hard to leave as the community enjoyed the moment. 

Our next gathering is  Friday May 30th. Allison Scott is here from South Africa to speak on Connecting With Your Sacred Guides! Saturday and Sunday she will be teaching a course to connect you with your 12th Dimensional Self and your guides.
June 12th's Gathering is 'Connecting with Your Sacred Angels" and our guest speaker is international speaker Cindy Smith.
Join us in Sacred Community to learn, live and laugh together!
Everyone is welcome, from those who are just starting their own journey, to those who have been working in the wellnss community for years. Entrance Fee: By donation (suggestion $5).
May 30th at 7pm  at Shatford Center, Penticton.


Last Month

After I just arrived back home from Ireland it was off to Calgary and last weekend to Regina for the Body and Soul Expos. In Regina I had a chance to meet up for chat with Adam Dreamhealer and he is now coming to the Okanagan in September.
We also had a booth at Whole Food Market's Earth Day Celebrations and a great turn out at the Okanagan April Gathering & Bean-A-Ti.

         
  Calgary Expo
 
 Okanagan Gathering
& Bean-A-Ti
 Earth Day
 Regina Expo
 Adam and Maria

Group Tours with OK In Health 
September - Celtic 'Holiday & Irish Music' Tour to Ireland - with Maria O'Farrell Carr and Nancy Rebecca. 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.
March - Sacred Angel Tour to Ireland 2015. Registration is now open


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:

  • Calgary Spring Fling with the Angels Conference – May 10
  • I Can Do It! Vancouver - May 17/18
  • Doreen Virtue Vancouver Seminar - May 19
  • Okanagan Angels and Fairies Day - June 14
  • Kelowna Wellness Fair – October 4 -5 

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!

Love and Light
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.


Sodium-Reduce Banana Bread

Description:
This Sodium Reduce Bannad bread recipe has only 757 mg per 12 slices that equals to 63mg per slice. To compare on bagel is about 400 mg of sodium. If you've never experimented with different ingredients, making changes to a recipe may seem daunting. To be fair, sometimes simple changes can ruin a recipe. But with some knowledge of the ingredients' functions, you can lower the risk of having to put your creation go right from the oven into the garbage. In this banana bread recipe (and other "quick breads" like muffins), the role of salt is simply to add flavour. Therefore, removing it should only affect the taste. By comparison, in bread made with yeast, salt also control how quickly bread rises. You cannot remove it without making other changes to the recipe.


Steamed Asparagus with Lemon Butter

Description:
Lemon with Asparagus make a wonderful zesty team. Asparagus is an alkaline food which is rich in protein but low in calories and carbohydrates. Although it's available all year round, asparagus usually is most found and best in spring and is harvested when it is about 6 to 8 inches tall. It is an excellent source of potassium, folic acid, vitamins A, C and K, and traces of vitamin B complex. A good source of dietary fiber, asparagus is also rich in niacin, phosphorus and very low sodium. And my favourite health benefit of asparagus and certainly most impressive is that it is one of those few vegetables that actually has the calcium and magnesium in the ideal ratio of 2:1.


Crustless Broccoli Quiche

Description:
Quiches are easy and versatile. Although by the usual definition, a quiche must be in a crust, it isn't necessary.The health benefits of this low-fat quiche is the protein from the eggs beaters, calcium from the cottage cheese and milk, and vitamin C and folate from Broccoli. This quiche is usually served with a salad or sliced raw vegetables.

Wellness Directory
A Mindful Connection Counselling Services with Carole Fawcett - 250-550-0316
Acupuncture & Laser Therapy with Marcel Mallette - (250) 260-3892
Acupuncture, Western Herbal Medicine & Laser Therapy - 250-328-3811
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
El Colibri: Pathways of Love and Light - 250-492-5007
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.
Click here to ask a question on our Q & A page.


QUESTION:

I know that only a certain amount of your calories should come from fat, but how do you calculate that percentage? and what is the difference from good fats and bad fats?
- Amy, Vancouver

ANSWER:

It is recommended that we get about 25% to 35% of our total calories each day from fat — and most of that fat should be monounsaturated or polyunsaturated.

Saturated fat and trans fat can raise cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease, so they should make up less than 10% of a person's daily total calories.

Individual foods may contain more or less fat, but it's easier to control total fat intake if you're aware of the fat content of the foods you eat. To get this percentage, divide calories from fat by total calories (this information appears on the food label) and then multiply by 100. For example, if a 300-calorie food has 60 calories from fat, you divide 60 by 300 and then multiply by 100. That food has 20% of its calories from fat.

For more information on the benefits of 'Good Fats' check out this month's article by Dr. Melissa Bradwell.

http://okinhealth.com/articles/health-benefits-of-good-fats
Supreme Events
Spring Fling with the Angels - Calgary
May 10, 2014
I Can Do It! Conference 2014 Vancouver
May 17 - 18, 2014
THE ALCHEMIST PATH - SHAMANIC MEDICINE TRAINING - LEVEL 2/3
May 17, 2014
Become a Certified Angel Card Reader™ Course - with Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine
May 19, 2014
GEMS - Goal, Element, Mode, Stack - Level One
May 24 - 25, 2014
RAC Teacher Trainer course - 2014
May 24, 2014
'The OK-anagan Gathering' & Bean A Ti
May 30 - 12, 2014
BOWEN THERAPY TRAINING
May 30 - 2, 2014
Conscious Channelling Workshop with Allison Scott from South Africa ~ Okanagan
May 31 - 1, 2014
Tuning Forks Level 1 : Accessing the Extraordinary Vessels
May 31, 2014
Healing Evening offered by Allison Scott
June 2, 2014
Kim Seer, Spiritual Mentor, Teacher and Medical Intuitive events in Penticton
June 6 - 7, 2014
Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ International Course - Penticton
June 12, 2014
Transform, Heal, Illuminate- Ultimate 3 Day Retreat at Sparkling Hill Resort
June 13 - 16, 2014
Okanagan Angels and Fairies Day
June 14, 2014
TFH 5-Element Metaphors
June 14 - 14, 2014
Melchizedek Method - Combined Levels 1 & 2
June 19 - 22, 2014
Plant Medicine, Breathwork, and Healing Movement Retreat in the Peruvian Amazon
June 20, 2014
Summer Solstice – Okanagan Lake Vortex Gathering
June 21, 2014
Acupressure Oil Massage Workshop
July 12, 2014
Ancient Ireland, Holiday & Music Tour with Maria O’Farrell Carr & Nancy Rebecca (September)
September 8, 2014
BC Yoga Conference 2014
September 12 - 14, 2014
Wise Women's Festival 2014
September 19, 2014
An Evening with Gregg Braden - Penticton
September 25, 2014
Adam McLeod, Dreamhealer is in Kelowna
September 26, 2014
Retreat with Gregg Braden - Vernon
September 27, 2014
Healing Touch Level Two Course
October 4, 2014
Registered Reflexology Therapist Certificate Course - October 2014 (New dates)
October 18, 2014
Kelowna Wellness Fair
October 25 - 26, 2014
Sacred Tour in Hawaii & Advance Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ Course
November 6, 2014
FSRC Face Reading Mian Xiang - Module 1
November 9 - 10, 2014
FSRC Face Reading Mian Xiang - Module 2
November 11 - 12, 2014
Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair - 10th Annual
March 7 - 8, 2015
3rd Celtic Angels Sacred Tour to Ireland with Maria O'Farrell Carr & Cindy Smith (March)
March 8, 2015
Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ International Course in Ireland
March 12, 2015
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
Ongoing
Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society ~ Sunday Meetings
Ongoing
Counselling Hypnotherapy Program - Basic and Diploma
Ongoing
Distance Learning through Windsong School of Healing
Ongoing
Fit classes, Nia & Yoga ~ MotionWorks Fitness Studio ~
Ongoing
Free Audio Affirmations with Debbie Ford
Ongoing
Gateway To Oasis Reiki School
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Girls Weekend Out… Kamloops
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Goddess Wisdom Intensive- Awaken your Inner Goddess, 7 Week Program
Ongoing
Herbology I ~ by Dr. Terry Willard
Ongoing
Holistic Health & SHIATSU - Certified WindSong Practitioner Diploma Program
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Hypnotherapy Correspondence Course
Ongoing
Kelowna Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
Ongoing
Mayan Prophecies For Changing Times ~ with Dr Terry Willard
Ongoing
NIA ~ 5 STAGES with Patti Tennessy
Ongoing
Noontime Tai Chi with Claudia
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Penticton's Leggotts School of Rock and Roll - Join a Rock band!
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Penticton's Guitar Circle ~ South Okanagan ~ Come Join us!
Ongoing
POP - The Power of Pleasure ~ How weight loss can be fun & sexy!
Ongoing
Yoga Classes for People with MS
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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Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom:
Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing
by Christiane Northrup M.D.

A groundbreaking book on women's physical and emotional well-being, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom has become a classic, with more than 270,000 copies in print in the four years since its initial publication. Now it has been completely revised, offering the most up-to-date information available on women's health issues.

Christiane Northrup's vision of mind-body wellness has received an extraordinary response from women all over the world. Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom powerfully demonstrates that when women change the basic conditions of their lives that lead to health problems, they heal faster, more completely, and with far fewer medical interventions.

Now Dr. Northrup brings us vital new information about the best techniques of Western medicine and the best alternative therapies, showing how to incorporate both into a complementary whole. She guides readers through the entire range of women's health problems, and offers strikingly new, positive perspectives on normal processes, such as menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. This edition includes:

• An all-new nutrition chapter emphasizing individual dietary needs and body chemistry

• New information on improving fertility after age 35—and how to cut the risk of C-section by 50 percent

• A completely updated program for menopause, including how to decide whether natural hormone replacement is right for you

• Holistic ways to prepare and heal faster if surgery is necessary

• Plus dozens of new natural treatments and a wealth of hard-to-find health care resources

Filled with dramatic case histories from the famed Women to Women health care center, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom is contemporary medicine at its best, combining new technologies with natural remedies and the miraculous healing powers within the body itself.
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The OK-anagan Gathering!

Sponsored by OK in Health eMagazine, celebrating 10 years of service.

Our fourth gathering of the The OK-anagan Gathering & Bean-A-Ti was held at the Shatford Center. April’s theme was Sharing Y-OUR Sacred Gifts. Volunteers created an atmosphere of comfort, Love and Light. Brenda White Dove, lead our opening meditation with drum and welcoming in our Ancestors, and closed Sacred Space before Bean-A-Ti.

Our speakers were talented woman from our community. Joan Moffat looked back on forty plus years of service as a Physiotherapist and Healer. Sharing that service flowed best for her when she followed her inner intuitive guidance. Wendy Binggelli shared how being a Law of Attraction and business coach was always a part of who she always was. Optimistic and open, looking to her inner guidance, ready for the Universe to fill in the steps. Raina Lutz was so beautiful, admitting that she had taken a huge leap through fear in the last year. Following her inner guidance and ending up with a busy life of teacher at college and taking deeper steps in her creation and personal thriving business as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. Discussion followed opening the door to the concepts explored by our speakers and much more.

We ended the evening with Bean-A-Ti , that is a cup of tea and visiting. It was hard to leave as the community enjoyed the moment.

Our next gathering is Friday May 30th. Alison Scott is here from South Africa to speak on Connecting With Your Sacred Guides! Saturday and Sunday she will be teaching a course to connect you with your 12th Dimensional Self and your guides.

Join us next month, in Sacred Community to learn, live and laugh together!
Articles
15 Archangels and Who They Are by OK In Health's Articles
Archangel Ariel. Name meaning: "Lioness of God". Assists with courage and prosperity. Archangel Ariel will help us to believe that all things are possible and will help those of us who call upon her to manifest positive results through our beliefs and intentions. Ariel also oversees the elemental world (fairies, sprites etc) and is involved with healing and protecting animals, fish and birds too....
150 Organic and Natural Gardening Tips ~ Part Three ~ 50 to 75 by OK In Health's Gardening Articles
Let's start we the next 25 Tips, Hints, Tricks and Facts for Natural Gardening. March is all about getting ready for Spring and preparing for the summer growing season. It is a good time to start to make plans and plant something new every year. You never know what you might really enjoy and you get to learn something new every season. Read more tips for your garden...
Animal Guides, Totems and Medicine by Kerry Palframan, RN
OK In Health columnist and author of 'Spirit talk' Kerry Palframan RN discuss 'Animal Guides, Totems and Medicine' - Using the animals as spiritual tools along your individual journey – to guide you on your path of self-discovery is a great asset in guiding you through periods of your life....
Avoiding Environmental Chemical Exposure in Everyday Living by Dr. Tamara Browne
Environmental pollutants exist in air, water, food, manufactured goods, cosmetics, and dental fillings, amongst many other sources. The bad news is that it is difficult to avoid exposure to pollutants and it is estimated that the average person stores over 200 chemicals in their body; but the good news is that with education and determination, we can avoid many sources of environmental toxins, and there are proven methods of detoxifying these chemicals. So why worry?...
Calcium - look beyond the dairy aisle by OK In Health's Articles
Calcium is key for healthy bones and getting enough calcium helps build bones as we grow from children to adults and calcium helps slow the loss of bone as we get older. While calcium and dairy are beneficial by lowering the risk of osteoporosis and colon cancer, the negatives of high intake include increasing the risk of...
Clear Your Space, Clear Your Mind! by Linda Andersson
Coping with clutter is rarely easy and staying focused and motivated to get the job done can be one of the biggest challenges. Here are a few tips to help get you started and stay motivated when it all seems like too much!
Feng Shui and Numerology by OK In Health's Articles
In Feng Shui numerology, the numbers are not added (as in Western Numerology) but are analyzed individually. What is your favour numbers? The number 1 can represent...
Is Stress Affecting Your Health? by Sue Chambers
As we go about our everyday lives in different ways, we all have one thing in common and that's stress. A small amount of stress is normal, however, with the known effects of stress on the body, eliminating constant stress is essential for a Healthy life.
Know the pHacts! by Dr. Melissa Bradwell
One of the main reasons we become acidic, or develop acidosis, is due to our typical Western diet, which tends to be high in acid-producing animal products and lower in alkaline-producing fruits and vegetables. Coffee and soft drinks, refined flours and sugars, artificial sweeteners, and some medications can also lead to acidosis.....
Meadowlark Festival – Miss It!... Miss Out! by Nature and Wildlife Articles
The Meadowlark Festival has evolved into one of Canada’s premier outdoor nature celebrations offering over 80 environmental tours and events held under the open sky which take people from Canada’s unique desert to the alpine meadows high above the Okanagan Lake.
My Vibrational Shifts in Ireland by Cindy Smith
I want to share about our Celtic Angel Sacred Tour to Ireland this year for two reasons, gratitude and vibration shifts with our Angels and Mother Earth. On this trip, our second tour, my Angel Team assisted me to increase my awareness of understanding of how different locations on mother earth, affect my physical being and can make it easier to connect to the Angels because of this vibration.
Summer Fruits and Vegetables in Season by Nature and Wildlife Articles
Fresh fruits and veggies come packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. There's nothing healthier than fresh fruits and vegetables. You can get these at your local supermarket, or from the proliferation of summertime roadside stands. Here are the dates for the more popular summer fruits and vegetables...
Taking a Well Deserved Break by Lyndsay Blais
As a coach, I frequently encounter individuals who have an incredible ability to pull energy from the tips of their toes to get things done, only to burn out from the extreme activity they’ve demanded of themselves. This results in an interesting rollercoaster of energy highs and lows that ultimately inspire them to want off the ride!
The Seven Rules for Intuitive Health by Mona Lisa Schulz
How to create a healthy mind and body. Understand the warning signs your body is sending you - AFTER 20 YEARS as a medical-intuitive advisor, I realized that teaching people how to listen for the intuitive message behind the disease wasn’t enough to help them create true and lasting health. My clients needed to know how to effectively respond to what their intuition was advising, and how they could learn to heal their lives and assist in healing those around them....
True Abundance by Pamela Shelly
What is true abundance? To me it is accepting the current circumstances of our lives, knowing we are the Creators and taking action to create new circumstances if we are out of alignment in any area.
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 Chia? by OK In Health's Articles
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."
Yoga Styles Guide by OK In Health eMagazine
Although there are many styles of yoga, the differences are usually about emphasis, such as focusing on strict alignment of the body, coordination of breath and movement, holding the postures, or the flow from one posture to another. No style is better than another; it's simply a matter of personal preference. More important than any style is the student-teacher relationship.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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 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
Plant Medicine, Breathwork, and Healing Movement Retreat in the Peruvian Amazon
June 20, 2014

Plant Medicine, Breathwork, and Healing Movement Retreat in the Peruvian Amazon with Raul Diego Nelson Falch, Inger Skogvold, and Dawn Dancing Otter
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
Okanagan Angels and Fairies Day
June 14, 2014

Admission by donation & Free Seminars with International Angel speaker Cindy Smith and other speakers, Angel & Fairy Card Readers, Healers, Vendors, Crystals, Books and more...
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
Fit classes, Nia & Yoga ~ MotionWorks Fitness Studio ~
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
Noontime Tai Chi with Claudia
.Monday to Friday 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.
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!
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
Aqua Prenatal
Friday afternoons - 2 pm - Kamloops

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 - 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.
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 - Kamloops

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
3rd Friday of the Month - Kamloops

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 - Kamloops

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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May 2014

Tip of the Month:

The New Moon in Taurus on April 28 was a Solar Eclipse. These moons are described by some as ‘super moons’. The seeds they sow contain a much bigger charge than a regular New Moon. Each sign will generally feel the impact over the next month and especially by the time of the Full Moon on May 14. Yet, it is also said that the waves from a Solar Eclipse continue to roll in, at least in the wake of our personal lives, until the next eclipse season which this year occurs in October.

The exact degree of this eclipse was 8 Taurus 52. The impact is increased significantly when the eclipse makes close aspects to sensitive points in our Birth Chart. The nature of the influence depends on the nature of the aspect. Generally, the Fixed Signs, Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio stand to feel the effects most strongly. Yet, people with planets or angles at 6 to 10 degrees of any sign will experience the effects.

That these powerful events have ...
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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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