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Publisher's Message ~ November 2012 Issue



Allison and MariaIn October we were at the Kelowna Wellness Fair and had a fun weekend. Thank you to all of the people who came by our booth to say how much they enjoy reading the eMagazine each month. Many people expressed how pleased they were to have this community network in the Okanagan for all these years; and how they use the event calendar all the time to find local workshops and events; and the wellness directory to locate practitioners. Other people mentioned how they love the articles and recipes. All your support and kind words are greatly appreciated.

Ok In Health presents... We were very excited to bring Allison Scott to the Okanagan (and she also travelled to Washington & Vancouver). We enjoyed a fun 2 day workshop and learned how to connect with the 12th this level we have access to Beings whom we would not be able to access from your 3rd Dimensional space. It was a very exciting and informative two days. The Free introductory talk on Friday night was a packed house. Thank you to everyone who turned up for the talk. The workshop was also full, so we plan to bring Allison back next spring.

Celtic Angel tour to IrelandThe OK In Health's Celtic Angel Tour to Ireland with Maria Carr and AEP teacher Cindy Smith is nearly full. This Sacred tour has been guided by Arch Angel Michael. We have only four places left. We would love it if you joined us along with other OK in Health members on a trip of a lifetime.  Email Maria for more details

This month, our eMagazine is full of new community workshops and events, new articles, wellness directory, new recipes, new soular rhythms and news from our members. Please take a moment to scroll down through our eMagazine and click on the links to the things that interest you the most.
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Broccoli and Sun-dried Tomato Frittata

Eggs! They are one of the more inexpensive and impressive forms of protein, containing 9 essential amino acids. There are obvious parts of an egg: the white and the yolk. The yolk is the egg's major source of vitamins and minerals, but also fat and cholesterol. However, the yolk also contains an enzyme that helps us digest cholesterol. The white is made mainly of protein. To get the health benefits without excessive fat, eat one yolk per thee whites! *Healthy Fact!*Naturally raised free run chickens have dark rich yellow yolks whereas the typical factory farmed egg is pale in colour. The darker the yolk, the more vitamin dense it is. This is because of the high quality suitable food the chickens eat and the fact that they are living in a cruelty free environment.

Cous Cous Salad with Tomatoes and Beans

Cous Cous - So good they had to name it twice. Couscous (pronounced Koose-Koose. Due to its quick preparation and health benefits, the popularity of this dish is quickly growing in other parts of the world as well. Including couscous in your diet provides several health benefits. A 1 cup serving of couscous provides 43 mcg of selenium, or 61% of the 70 mcg daily value. This is a trace mineral that the body needs in small quantities, acting as an antioxidant and protecting healthy cells from the mutating effects of toxins that change the DNA and structural composition, leading to disease and premature aging. The potassium in couscous provides important functions, such as regulating blood pressure and the heartbeat. Potassium helps control fluid balance, an important factor in blood pressure regulation. It also assists with muscle contractions, and because the heart is a muscle, it requires potassium to prevent arrythmias, or irregularities of the heartbeat. A 1 cup serving of couscous provides 91mg of potassium, or 39% of the 3,500 mg the FDA recommends to get daily.

Salty Granola Bars with Lentils Flour

Great homemade granola bars! Lentils are popular amongst health enthusiasts. The antioxidants within lentils is a unique ingredient which provides the necessary folic acid for pregnant women. Also rich in protein and low in fat, this pea provides an appreciable feeling of fullness. Contains many antioxidants - beneficial against the development of cardiovascular disease, cancer and other age-related diseases. Great Source of Iron - Essential for the formation of red blood cells and transporting oxygen in the blood. Very rich in vitamin B9 (folate)which is essential for pregnant women and ensures proper fetal development.Reduce the risk of neural tube defects in the fetus. Necessary for the production of new cells and genetic material. Lentils flour is also a High Source of Fiber which is beneficial for intestinal health. Helps prevent constipation. Reduces the risk of colorectal cancer. Reduces the levels of bad cholesterol. Contributes to the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Facilitates the control of glucose (blood sugar). Reduces the risks associated with diabetes when consumed regularly. Provides a sensation of fullness more quickly and thus facilitates achieving or maintaining a healthy weight. Excellent Source of Phosphorus and Zinc.

Wellness Directory
A Mindful Connection Counselling Services with Carole Fawcett - 250-550-0316
A Venue 2 Ascension - 250-493-3435
Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine & Laser Therapy - 250-328-3811
Alara ~ Uplifted Wholebody and Facial Rejuvenation - (250) 309-0411
Awareness Life Products at Shirley's Studio - 250 492 5506
Bahiti Belly Dance - 250-809-4530
Bellwether Coaching/Evergreen - 250-215-7757
Celtic Healing with Maria Carr, AEP - 250 493 0106
Certified Cancer Coach ~ Kane Consulting - 250-469-4623
Challenge in 8 with YJ Reshape ~ Youth Juice - 778-471-3912
CranioSacral Therapy & Rhythmic Reflexology with Judy Lamb-Richardson - 250-359-7052
Crystal Vision Insights - 778 480 1131
Crystals Spirit Adventures - 250-681-1354
Dare To Dream Store & Wellness Centre - 250-712-9295
Daydream Esthetics Studio - 250-490-1233
Dr Ursula ~ Okanagan Thermography+ Cancer Support - 250-864-5260
Dr. Alex Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic - (250) 492-3181
Dr. Jese Wiens ~ Naturopathic Doctor in Penticton & Summerland - 778-476-6016 or 250-494-3321
Dr. Natalie Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic - (250) 492-3181
Dr. Tamara Browne - The Natural Family Health Clinic and Chelation Centre - 250-497-6681
Endless Possibilities - 250-497-8696
Feldenkrais Practitioner - Self Sense - 250-498-4855
Gillian Padgett ~ Okanagan Stress Management Inc. - 250-542-7602
Happily Holistic Natural Health and Wellness - 250-491-7559
Health is Bliss - 250-801-2798
Herbal Wraps at Shirley's Studio - 2504925506
Ilona Peet, DCH ~ The Homeopathic Practice - 250 826 2058
Indigo Dreamer - 250-494-8955
Kveta's Natural Healing Centre - 250-866-5677
Meridian Sound Therapy - 250-499-9895
MotionWorks Fitness - 250-768-1001
Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy - (250) 260-3892
New You Integrations - 250 492 6093
Norma Cowie Enterprises - 250 490 0654
Om Shiatsu - 250-870-8183
Penticton's Whole Foods Market - Health Store & Cafe - 250-493-2855
Psychic and Spirit Medium - 250 547 2262
Serge Mazerand's Keys to Serenity
Sheila Stephenson – Penticton Health Practitioner - 250-493-3768
Sole 2 Soul - Vernon - 250-545-2747
Survivorship Dragon Boat Team - 250-490-4045
Teresa Hwang Feng Shui & Design - 250-549-1356
Thermography Clinic Central Okanagan - (250) 801-7900
Wind In The Willow - 250-276-5308
Your ProActive Health Now - 250.488.1656
Questions & Answers
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Dear OK In Health, I have a small crack down the middle of the tongue? What could cause this and how do I get rid of it?

This could mean you have a weak stomach and poor digestion. You'll probably also be suffering from fatigue as a result of not getting all your nutrients.


Try eating more easily digested foods such as soups and stews.
Eat your food slowly and chew mindfully.
Avoid drinks at mealtimes.
Drink enough water. Not enough fluid is a primary cause of constipation.
Eat plenty of dietary fibre.
Enzyme supplements are believed to support the body's own digestive enzymes to aid digestion and help with other disorders stemming from poor digestion.
Get some good gut bacterial. Supplements containing acidophilus and bifidobacteria can be found in health food stores.
Food combine for improved digestion.
Eat millet and quinoa grains.
If it does not heal up, please see your doctor, dentist, or naturopath
Supreme Events
Touch for Health 5 - Element Metaphors
November 3 - 4, 2012
Awaken Your Inner Beauty Modelling Funshops
November 3 - 8, 2012
"Eat Pure Food" Cooking Class
November 6, 2012
Thursday Morning Feldenkrais Group Classes
November 8 - 13, 2012
Access Body Processes (Access Consciousness)
November 9 - 10, 2012
Acugraph Meridian Testing with Paula Woodward, TCM.P
November 17, 2012
Do You Know What Your Body Knows? ~ Traudi Fischer, Relexologist
November 20, 2012
Certified Holistic Health & Shiatsu Practitioner Diploma Program
November 26, 2012
Soft Tissue Injuries and Treatment ~ Dr. Joshua Stehmeier, D.C.
November 27, 2012
Kelowna Winter Wellness
November 27, 2012
Atlas Profilax Procedure
December 3 - 4, 2012
Introductory Workshop to Massage Therapy
January 19, 2013
Okanagan-Similkameen Healthy Living Fair
March 2, 2013
14 Day Celtic Angel Tour to Ireland with Maria Carr & Cindy Smith
March 11, 2013
Spring Festival of Awareness
April 26 - 28, 2013
OK In Health presents - Certified Indian Head Massage - Weekend Intensive
May 24 - 26, 2013
Registered Reflexology Therapist Certificate Course
Basic and Diploma Counselling Hypnotherapy Program
A Girls Weekend Out… Kamloops
Children's After School - Art and Yoga Classes
Adult & Children Pottery Classes
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
Free Audio Affirmations with Debbie Ford
Goddess Wisdom Intensive- Awaken your Inner Goddess, 7 Week Program
Hypnotherapy Correspondence Course
Herbology I ~ by Dr. Terry Willard
Mayan Prophecies For Changing Times ~ with Dr Terry Willard
Distance Learning through Windsong School of Healing
Book Club
Lyndsay BlaisThe OK In Health's Book Club is managed by Lyndsay Blais, a passionate speaker, author and success coach.
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Cookbook Review for Cathy’s Creations

Tired of buying expensive cookbooks and only using only one, two or just three recipes? Overwhelmed with too many ingredients? Looking for the GF versions of your family’s favourites? Cathy’s Creations is a compilation of 20 years of experience baking for her gluten-free family. This is the one gluten-free cookbook with every recipe you will ever need. Guaranteed to be good bread, cookies, muffins and cakes. Cathy starts out with easy to follow basics and when you are ready, provides you with all the tips you’ll need to master dessert cakes, donuts and cream puffs. Your family and friends won’t believe that they are eating gluten free! Colour photos throughout will inspire you to rise to new heights!

Originally three separate books, Cathy’s Creations have been rolled into one all-inclusive resource. Her four unique flour mixes offer a range of tastes and textures. Their protein and fibre content provide both nutrition and flavor! In fact, her gluten-free flour combinations are the closest thing to wheat flour that many gluten-free bakers have found. Cathy is committed to supporting your baking efforts, she is just an email away if you have questions about a particular recipe or gluten-free baking in general. To order the last gluten-free cookbook you’ll ever buy, click on the link to

Written by Ellen Bayens

Event Review
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Review of 'Living the Life You Desire' Workshop Oct. 27 & 28, 2012:

I recently attended "Live the Life you Desire" with Lyndsay Blais. It was a very insightful weekend and though sometimes the content was difficult, Lyndsay was very respectful and we had fun. I decided to try the workshop as I have been having problems communicating with a coworker and was unhappy with my work/life balance. We did some activities that guided me through my feelings about my coworker and it was like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. And she helped me to realize that my ideas about how "life should be" were what was stopping me from enjoying everyday, I was making myself unhappy. And I feel that I have come away from the workshop with the tools I need to work my way through any future challenges. Her ideas are simple, but have had a huge effect on my outlook on life. Work on Monday morning was fun again!
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...
Aches Can Be Such Pains! by David Dixon
You’re not as young as you once were – who is? Now, when you get up – several times during the night, in some cases – for a ‘pit stop’, everything hurts.
Acid Reflux and Stomach Problems by Caroline Sutherland
Have you been having stomach problems lately? Maybe your doctor has suggested medication for acid reflux and although it seems to be helping, you may be reluctant to be on medication for something that you feel should have a simple explanation and solution. Here are some useful strategies....
Archangel Michael's Leyline and Scared Sites in Ireland by Maria Carr
The Saint Michael Leyline is largely intact because of the work of the Druids. This Leyline runs across Ireland for several hundred miles, intersecting with various sacred sites that have been dedicated to Saint Michael. One of the original amplification points of this ley is a 230 metre rock, called Skellig Michael, which stands in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Ireland. For 600 years since the seventh century AD, it was a centre of monastic life for Christian monks who lived in a monastery that still exists...
Ask Ann – what are you feelings about Rope Halters? by Ann Turner
As with anything, there are pros and cons on both sides and there are reasons and conditions which apply to both. I personally do not use these kinds of rope halters for anything but lunging a boisterous horse, and even then I prefer a proper leather cavesson with the ring on the nose, as this gives you a better ability to bend the horse towards you without pulling. Pros for rope halters....
Conscious Eating – You don’t have to say “No” by Lisa Kilgour
What I wanted to find was a way of eating that welcomed new foods and changes, without the stress of saying “No” to that favourite chocolate snack. A way of eating that would even make my stubborn brain happy. That’s when I discovered...
Dealing with Difficult Times by Sue Chambers
What do we do when we are faced with a crisis? How do we deal with the fear and anxiety that wreaks havoc in our minds?
Drugs verses Nature for the Treatment of Heart Disease - Part One by Dr. Tamara Browne
This article uncovers some of the harmful effects of prescription medications commonly used to treat heart disease as well as several other conditions. Patients are encouraged by Naturopathic Doctors to choose healthy alternatives that promote health and prevent disease, rather that toxic drugs which often lead to further health deterioration"....
Eating for Two by Alexis Costello
Maybe it has something to do with the cold, maybe it is due to an economic recession that has people staying in more often, but it seems like everywhere I look I see pregnant women. Nutritional information geared towards pregnancy can be confusing, and good nutrition is vital during pregnancy as the health of the mother does much to determine the health of the baby.
Fall to Winter - 2009 by Brenda Molloy
As winter approaches we naturally begin to store energy. Just as the bears put on weight and the squirrels gather nuts we too feel this calling of nature.
Feed Your Cat as Nature Intended by Dr. Moira Drosdovech
Although commonly accepted that commercial dry food is an adequate 100% complete balanced diet for cats, I have many concerns with this line of thinking. For one, it is made with a great deal of grain or grain by-products, in most cases well over 40%.
Gifts for the Gluten Free on Your List by Cathy Lauer
It is the beginning of November and you probably don’t want to think about Christmas yet. However, you may have people on your list who are on a gluten free diet and the usual box of chocolates, Christmas cookies or cake, or restaurant gift card is not something you can give them this year. So what can you give to someone on a gluten free diet that they will really use and enjoy?
Handling Aggressive and Challenging Behavior by Maggie Reigh
By releasing the emotion that drives the behavior we free up to change the behavior. Sometimes it is much more difficult to see and deal with our own emotions that are creating problems because most of us have become experts at hiding uncomfortable emotions deep inside.
Hello Boomers by Carole Fawcett
Baby Boomers…..kind of a catchy generational name don’t you think? Of course we know it refers to the post World War II baby boom. Boomers are those of us born in the years 1946 to 1964 and are considered to be the “me” generation. We lived through the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Walk on the Moon, Woodstock, and the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. We introduced the concept of “free love”, were the first generation to be raised with...
Incarnated Angels and Starpeople by Doreen Virtue
People have come from all over the universe to live upon earth. In my private psychic counseling practice, I've been able to get to know many people whose origins are not of this earth. I've learned that there are many incarnated extraterrestrials (ETs), angels, and walk-ins upon the planet right now. The first time I worked with an incarnated ET—what I call a "star person," I was startled. She defied all of my stereotypes about extraterrestrials. She looked a lot like an ordinary person (although there are some...
It’s in Our Nature to be Healthy ~ Preventative Health by David Suzuki
One of the joys of being a grandparent is getting to see the world again through the eyes of a child. Recently, I found my three-year-old grandson picking at a scab on his arm. It brought a flood of memories because I used to do the same thing. It was amazing to watch the blood from an injury dry and, over days, form a scab. Before that scab was ready to fall off, I would pick at it to see what was underneath, and, wonder of wonders – it was fresh, pink skin! We must pay greater attention to keeping our bodies and minds healthy and able to heal...
Miso, Tamari, Kim chee, Kefir, Kombucha, and Rejuvelac! by Sandra Butler
Miso, Tamari, Kim chee, Kefir, Kombucha, and Rejuvelac! For a moment I felt as though I was beginning to speak a foreign language. Did you think I was? Add the following words to the above – apple cider vinegar, yogurt, wine and sauerkraut. Are you beginning to get the picture? Yes, all of the above words belong to the family of fermented or cultured products...
Movember is Prostate Health Awareness by OK In Health's Articles
Prostate cancer is the most pervasive form of cancer in Canadian men. The disease occurs when normal cells in the prostate lose control of growth and division and being to multiply rapidly. Cancerous prostate cells are invasive, meaning they are able to spread to other areas in the body outside of the prostate. Not all prostate cancer grows quickly and many men will live with prostate cancer for a number of years without it having an impact on their lives or overall health.
Mt. Shasta California-Ascended Master Site by Agnes Toews Andrews
Mt Shasta sits on the ‘ring of fire’, that spreads over twenty miles; is 14, 179 feet high and is a voluminous stratovolcano in the southern most area of the Cascades. It is readily accessible from Interstate Highway #5, and is one of two Ascended Master/Great White Brotherhood centres in North America...
Reiki Energy Healing by Pamela Shelly
Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese word for Universal Life Force and was rediscovered in the late 1800's by Japanese Buddhist monk Dr. Makao Usui. Reiki augments and accelerates the healing process and can be used in conjunction with any other therapeutic modality.
Strong Core and Quads! by Sonya Patrick
Now that autumn and all it holds is upon us, we may find that we do not have as much time to go the gym or get outside and exercise as often as we should. By strengthening the Quadriceps (the largest muscle in the body) we can build lean muscle mass thus helping to increase metabolism and of course they will look good enough for short shorts!!....
The Benefits of Gluten-Free Lentil Flour by Cuisine Soleil
This month, we discover lentils flours! Human beings consume lentils since prehistoric times. High in fiber and low in fat, it is also rich in folate, an essential element for pregnant women. This tasty flour will delight you! Try it for lunch in pancake topped with chunks of green apple, arugula and smoked salmon. A real treat! Some Healthy Benefits of Lentils Flour are...
The Healing Power of Garlic by Klaus Ferlow
This amazing little herb has been performing medical miracles throughout the world for hundreds of years. Many of the world’s oldest civilizations considered garlic to be one of the most important spices for good health.
What is Fair Trade? by Flavia Aarden-Kilger
You can help farmers in developing countries simply by purchasing their fair trade certified products. You are guaranteed that farmers are paid a fair price for their produce when you see the fair trade logo. These farmers and workers are able to put their children in school. Fair trade: You can't afford not to!
What is Feldenkrais? by Darcy Nybo
Feldenkrais® is a system of neuro-motor training and reconditioning that includes hands-on and verbally directed techniques to promote integrated movement. In simpler terms, Feldenkrais® uses gentle, slow movements done within each individual’s comfort zone, to help you boost your capacity to move effortlessly.
What is Healing Touch? by Catherine Awai
We are energetic beings and when our energy is balanced and flowing freely we experience health and harmony. Through the stress of daily living our energy system can become disrupted, unbalanced and depleted and the result can be fatigue, tension, and pain or the symptoms of illness.
What is Signature Cell Healing? by Sharon Taphorn
The Signature Cell is housed within the Pineal gland; it is formed when female egg and the male sperm fertilize each other. Every cell in the body is replicated from the Signature Cell, and each cell has a memory of its perfection, which it never forgets.
What’s the Fracking Problem with Natural Gas? by David Suzuki
At least 38 earthquakes in Northeastern B.C. over the past few years were caused by hydraulic fracturing (commonly called fracking), according to a report by the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission. Studies have found quakes are common in many places where that natural gas extraction process is employed...
Free Admission Events
Acugraph Meridian Testing with Paula Woodward, TCM.P
November 17, 2012

These are FREE 15 minute sessions with Paula Woodward, TCM.P, Registered Acupuncturist. Call to register or visit the Customer Service counter at Choices Kelowna.
Do You Know What Your Body Knows? ~ Traudi Fischer, Relexologist
November 20, 2012

This introduction to Contact Reflex Analysis will explain how we read the human body to get those accurate answers. Discover an imbalance before it becomes a health issue.
Kelowna Winter Wellness
November 27, 2012

Eating to Manage Stress & Surviving the Holidays with Lisa Kilgour, RHN. Please register early
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.
Advanced Seminar with Dr. Yurkiw ~ Marathon Training
November 2, 2012

Dr. Yurkiw, DC tells his experiences with marathon training to help you get ready for the big race. The seminar will be held at our office. Call to reserve.
The Science of Happiness: Increasing Your Positive Well-being
November 6, 2012

Dr. Mark Holder, UBC Okanagan, Depart of Psychology,leads a research team investigation the science of happiness. He will outline recent research finding related to human flourishing.
Whole Body Vibration Presentation
November 6, 2012

Laura Pelletier will discuss how vibration can improve circulation, speed the healing process and reduce pain. Admission is by donation.
Free - Community Forum on GMO Foods
November 7, 2012

What is Genetically Modified (GM) foods & where is it on the shelves? What can we do about it? Featuring LUCY SHARRATT. This event posted by: Heidi Osterman of True Food Foundation
OHM Therapeutics Tuning Forks ~ Free Presentation
November 8, 2012

ArLene Lamarche, will be demonstrating "Using Sound & Vibreation as Natural Medicine Today"
Medical Qi Gong Presentation ~ Phyllis Pacheco
November 15, 2012

Come and learn about Medical Qi Gong and what it can do for your health and well-being.
What’s up with Okanagan Water?
November 19, 2012

This talk, led by Anna Warwick Sears, is an overview of what we know and what we are setting out to know about collaborative water management. This is an opportunity to ask questions and get answers
What’s up with Okanagan Water? - Free Talk
November 19, 2012

Okanagan Speaker Series presents Anna Warwick Sears, Executive Director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board, is an overview of what we know and what we are setting out for the future.
Winter Solstice Sunset Celebration at Pen Henge
December 21, 2012

The public is invited to participate at Munson Mountain to watch the sunset in the company of Pen Henge on Munson Mountain, followed by warming drinks at the Shatford Center. Dress warm.
Buddhist Discourse and Meditation
Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 - Kelowna

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

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

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

Fun and interactive weekly program for pre-schoolers, three to five year old children and their caregivers. Learn more about nature, our Regional Parks and the animals of the Okanagan.
Free Course - Families and friends of individuals diagnosed with any mental illness
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm - - Kelowna

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

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

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

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

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

We meet to support each other in tranquility meditation and sit for 45 minutes. Both beginners and experienced welcome.
Peaceful Warriors Gathering - for men
Every Friday - 7:30 to 9:30 - Penticton

Light minded men who gather & discuss their spirituality & its affect their lives. Share knowledge & experiences & discuss topics that are happening around the world affecting consciousness.
Penticton Green Drinks
1st Thursday of the month at 5pm at the Barley Mill - Penticton

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

Spiritual Growth Support Group- Come out on the third Thursday of each month. Sharing and discussion of various spiritual topics, books etc. Ongoing.
Retreats & Weekend Away
A Girls Weekend Out… Kamloops
You pick the weekend! - Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Get all the girls together and spend an unforgettable, fun and relaxing weekend at the South Thompson Inn & Conference Centre.
Clare Island Yoga Retreat
On-Going - Co Mayo

Join us for a special retreat and go home feeling refreshed, revived and recovered.
Dolphin Spirit Gate Retreat
On Going - Co Kerry

Lois Dolphin Spirit Gate Retreat center on Inch Beach, Co Kerry - Four Celtic Fire Festivals
Drumming for Kids ~ Summer programs
July and August - Kelowna

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

Have you been clean & sober for quite a while yet find yourself: Unhappy, discontented, or having difficulties? Treat yourself to an individualized renewal retreat! One, two or three weeks.
Writer’s and Artist’s Irish Retreat
On-going - Co. Cork

Anam Cara Retreat - A tranquil spot that provides sanctuary for novice as well as experienced people working in the creative arts
Festivals & Fairs
The Power of an UNSTOPPABLE Woman Event
November 4, 2012

Shop and mingle with over 100 fabulous women and 30 vendors, Fashion Show, Buffet Lunch, Seminar "The Power of an UNSTOPPABLE Woman" by Dr.Rose Backman! Call to-day for your ticket!
The Vancouver Health Show
November 10, 2012

The Health Shows provide new and practical diet, supplement, exercise, lifestyle tips, eco-friendly products, inspiring seminars with Canada's leading health experts, exhibits and interactive displays
Fitness Classes
Belly Nachle Classes
November 18, 2012

Want to learn to Belly dance with a fusion mix of East Indian Dancing. Classes are optional to Drop in or 6 week course. Classes are adult 18+.
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.
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.

Click here to see Michael's ideas for reflection.

November 9, 2012
Tip of the Week:
The next round of U.S. presidential leadership has begun. This will be a particularly potent stretch of years, according to the planetary alignments. With Uranus and Pluto locked in a tight match, a cycle which will continue until early 2016, the tone is tense. Of course, the same can be said of all governments and leadership in the world. True, we have been in revolutionary times for decades, even centuries, yet this next few years especially presents a very sharp turn in a narrow channel boasting a significant descent. Like a lively river with a swift current and many bends and narrows there is plenty of reason to be excited, and alert. A global culture is clearly being born. Cosmopolitan cities and even countries is the emerging norm. Humanity is being pushed to acknowledge and embrace the fact that the lines of division which once seemed so clear are dissolving at a steady rate. Secular traditions, customs and philosophies in all sectors of soc...
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November is Diabetes Awareness Month
Diabetes is probably the most common type of endocrine disorders which results in higher levels of glucose in the blood. According to Health Canada, "diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death by disease in Canada, accounting for at least 5,500 deaths each year, and possibly contributing to as many as 25,000." We invite you to check out our diabetic recipes page.

Movember is Prostate Health Awareness
Prostate cancer is the most pervasive form of cancer in Canadian men. The disease occurs when normal cells in the prostate lose control of growth and division and being to multiply rapidly. Cancerous prostate cells are invasive, meaning they are able to spread to other areas in the body outside of the prostate. Not all prostate cancer grows quickly and many men will live with prostate cancer for a number of years without it having an impact on their lives or overall health.
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. Read More

This Month Wellness Directory Spotlight

Judy Lamb-RichardsonCranioSacral Therapy & Rhythmic Reflexology
with Judy Lamb-Richardson
Every session is an ecclectic mix of various training modalities that best suits the client on any given day. Judy offers treatments in South Slocan, BC.
Specialties: Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy, Ayurvedic Reflexology, Thai Reflexology,
Meridian Reflexology, Cranio Sacral Reflexology, Western Reflexology (zone therapy), 
Children's Health & Wellness (+ ADHD and Autism),  Healing Pathways.
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Awareness Life Products at Shirley's Studio  
Welcome to my AwarenessLife Health Store. I am an independent distributor of Awareness products. After searching for ways to help myself and my family to improve our health, I finally found answers....
Specialties: Body Talk, Cleansing & Detox, Esthetics - Wholistic, Supplements & Health Products, Weight Loss adn herbal body wraps.
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Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine & Laser Therapy
Since 1996,Jennifer Strong,(Alta), RAc, has provided skilled,compassionate care at the Edmonton General Hospital and Comox, now offering professional natural medical care in South Okanagan....
Specialties: Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, Herbology, Cleansing & Detox, Laser Therapy, Weight Loss , Yoga, Stress Management. New patients are currently being accepted
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Gillian PadgetGillian Padgett ~ Okanagan Stress Management Inc. 
Gillian Padgett is a professional stress management consultant & registered hypnotherapist, specializing in holistic stress relief & management, transforming stress into inner calm, vitality, & joy....
Specialties: Counseling & Therapy, Grief, Hypnotherapy, NLP - Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Weight Loss , Anger Management, Stress Management, Gillian also offers workshops, Seminars and Group sessions.
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Dr. Alex Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic 
Naturopath Dr. Mazurin has over 30 years extensive training in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, ART, kinesiology, homeopathy, & nutrition. He is also certified for pharmaceutical prescription rights....
Specialties: Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, Wellness Centers, Allergy Testing, Children's Health & Wellness, Chiropractic, Naturopathic Doctors, Nutrition Coach
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Dr. Natalie MazurinDr. Natalie Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic

Naturopath Dr. Natalie Mazurin now works in Penticton, after running a successful clinic in downtown Vancouver. Natalie has a general family practice & brings a unique sense of energy and commitment to patient care...
Specialties: Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, Wellness Centers, Chelation & IV Therapy, Health Clinics & Wellness Centers, Homeopathy, Naturopathic Doctors, Weight Loss
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Celtic Healing with Maria Carr, AEP
Maria CarrMaria is a very powerful and gifted healer, AEP and medical intuitive. She carries a vast wealth of experience from a life of passionate exploration of the profound healing and ancient Irish intuitive. Maria offers Celtic Healing sessions. These session involve Angel card reading and energetic clearing or healing work. Maria is a certified Angel Empowerment Practitioner and uses her ancient Irish intuitive gifts during each session. Email Maria for more information and appointments
Specialties:  Angel Empowerment Practitioner, Card Readings, Energy Workers, Healing Touch & Therapeutic Touch, Medical Intuitive, and workshop event coordinator.  
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This Month Specials
Please show your support of the OK In Health community network (Est. 2004)
Post your events and wellness business on OK In Health
We appreciate your support of this network as without you, there would be no OK In Health. As our way of saying thank you, we are having a SPECIAL OFFER.
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One year wellness business membership -Free (Basic) or only $75.00 (Supreme)

Available ~ Workshop/meeting and Practitioners space available in Kelowna
Heartwood Meditation Center in Kelowna has space available for like-minded people to share their information, present workshops, offer treatments or non-residential retreats. Most weekends and some week days
Call Sarani 778-478-7862 for more details.

Available ~ Workshop/meeting and Practitioners space available in Penticton
at 'A Venue 2 Ascension' Call 778-476-5832 for more details.

Healing Circle
Healing Request:
Hello, I am asking for healing for my sister in law I**   She is the most positive person I have ever met. Her brain tumour has come back again bigger this time. She has 2 kids under 15 and I pray that she gets well and sees her children grow up. Thank You, Jo

Healing Request:
I would like to ask for healing for my friend, for a speedy recovery from her hip surgery. From Shirley

Healing Request:
I would like to ask for healing for my friend's hand after recent surgery and for a quick recovery. From Jody

Healing Request:
I am asking for protection & healing for my family and my business (which is under attack right now) so that we all can do our lives within our health boundaries and be positive and successful.  From TWA

Healing Request:
Please send my daughter (age 8) healing love and light for a speedy recovery from a broken arm - From Maria

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