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Publisher's Message ~ November 2015 Issue

Greetings OK In Health Members,

Come Meet Us!
It was so wonderful to meet so many OK In Health members in October at the Kelowna Wellness Show and at the Kelowna holistic Market. This month we will be at the James Van Praggh event November 7th and the Kelowna holistic Market on Sunday November  22nd. Free admission. We are looking for some volunteers and also readers or healers to join us on the 22nd.

OK In Health is Hosting Medium James Van Praagh 
Next we are hosting Medium James Van Praagh in Penticton on November 7th. There is still time to book your ticket  Click Here Please note time change 2:30pm


Articles
See below for this month's new articles such as:

       Happy Samhain & the Ancient Celtic Yew
by Maria O'Farrell Carr
With the Irish New Year of Samhain coming up on Nov 1st, I thought it was a good time to chat a bit about the Yew Tree, whose roots seem to be planted firmly in the underworld…

"Who is Kryon?" by Monika Muranyi 
Kryon is often described as a loving entity, who gives messages of peace and empowerment for humanity. Just like Archangel Michael, these messages are channelled through humans. Currently, there are several divine humans all over the planet who channel Kryon. However, Lee Carroll is the original Kryon channel and has been delivering Kryon’s messages for over twenty-six years. Lee is the author of thirteen Kryon books and the co-author of The Indigo Children, An Indigo Celebration and The Indigo Children Ten Years Later. These sixteen books have been translated into over twenty-six languages worldwide.

Archangel Gabriel Message by Cindy Smith
Cindy shares a message from Archangel Gabriel!

        Smashing Pumpkins for Supper by Alexis Costello
It always strikes me as funny that people tend to think about pumpkins as a decoration rather then as a food. Especially as they are very healthy and delicious!

See below for more articles and links


Come Join Us!

Come join Celtic Wisdom Keeper Maria O'Farrell and OK In Health members on some amazing events and fun adventures. 

Nov 7th, 2015 -  Medium James Van Praagh - One afternoon only in Penticton, Okanagan

Nov 22nd – Maria is offering Celtic reading/healings at Kelowna Holistic Sunday Market, Laurel Packinghouse.

Dec 13th - Maria is offering Celtic reading/healings at Kelowna Holistic Sunday Market, Laurel Packinghouse. 

Jan 30/31, 2016 - Maria is offering Celtic reading/healings at Kelowna's Illuminate Psychic fair

Feb 27- 28, 2016 - Kryon & Lee Carroll InnerActive Weekend in Kelowna 

Mar 9-25, 2016 - Celtic Angels Ireland Tour (Maria & Cindy Smith) 

May 2016 - Okanagan Angels and Fairies Expo – Penticton

Mar 9-25, 2016 - Celtic Angels Ireland Tour (Maria Carr & Cindy Smith) 

Sep 4-12, 2016 - Kryon Ireland Tour (Maria Carr & Lee Carroll)

Sep 20-29, 2016 - Circle Dance Ireland Tour (Maria Carr & Argentina Dancer Pablo Scornik)

May 2017 - Irish Gardens, Sacred sites, Countryside, Holiday Ireland Tour with Maria Carr & Jane Donald


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Happy Samhain & the Ancient Celtic Yew by Maria O'Farrell Carr
With the Irish New Year of Samhain coming up on Nov 1st, I thought it was a good time to chat a bit about the Yew Tree, whose roots seem to be planted firmly in the underworld…
Happy Samhain & the Ancient Celtic Yew by Maria O'Farrell Carr
With the Irish New Year of Samhain coming up on Nov 1st, I thought it was a good time to chat a bit about the Yew Tree, whose roots seem to be planted firmly in the underworld…
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.


Traditional squash casserole with Pomegranate Juice

Description:
Acorn squash has a green skin speckled with orange patches and pale yellow-orange flesh, this squash has a unique flavor that is a combination of sweet, nutty and peppery. I like this recipe as it uses many interesteing ingredients such as pomegranate juice, roasted peppers, Chinese five-spice powder and coconut milk aswell as wells as lots of nuts and seeds. In my garden my acorn squash are just about ready to harvest. I often store them and use later in the winter. At the store, squash is easily prone to decay, so it is important to carefully inspect it before purchase. Choose ones that are firm, heavy for their size and have dull, not glossy, rinds. The rind should be hard as soft rinds may indicate that the squash is watery and lacking in flavor. Avoid those with any signs of decay, which manifest as areas that are water-soaked or moldy. While we've become accustomed to thinking about leafy vegetables as an outstanding source of antioxidants, we've been slower to recognize the outstanding antioxidant benefits provided by other vegetables like winter squash. But we need to catch up with the times! Recent research has made it clear just how important winter squash is worldwide to antioxidant intake, especially so in the case of carotenoid antioxidants. From South America to Africa to India and Asia and even in some parts of the United States, no single food provides a greater percentage of certain carotenoids than winter squash. The unique carotenoid content of the winter squashes is not their only claim to fame in the antioxidant department, however. There is a very good amount of vitamin C in winter squash (about one-third of the Daily Value in every cup) and a very good amount of the antioxidant mineral manganese as well. Recent research has shown that the cell wall polysaccharides found in winter squash also possess antioxidant properties, as do some of their phenolic phytonutrients. It's the combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds in winter squash that have shown this food to have clear potential in the area of cancer prevention and cancer treatment.


Hearty Lentil and Squash Vegetarian Stew

Description:
This is a great Weight Loss Recipe Superb way to strengthen kidneys and adrenals. Helping to cope with anxiety better. Health Benefits of Squash are a very good source of vitamins B1 and C, folic acid, pantothenic acid, fiber, and potassium. Squash is also a good source of vitamin B6 and niacin. Choose a squash that is in season. The Health Benefits of lentils are that they are very rich in protein (about 26%), folic acid, and both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. Lentils are also very high in Vitamin C and the B vitamins, and contain eight of the essential amino acids. They also contain many trace minerals. Lentils are one of the highest sources of antioxidants found in winter growing legumes. The soluble fiber in lentils also helps eliminate cholesterol, since it binds to it, reducing blood cholesterol levels. There is also evidence to prove that lentils can slow the liver's manufacture of cholesterol, which similarly helps to reduce levels in the body. Lentils for Weight Loss Because insoluble fiber is indigestible and passes through the body virtually intact, it provides few calories. And since the digestive tract can handle only so much bulk at a time, fiber-rich foods are more filling than other foods, so people tend to eat less.


Fall Apples with Caramel and Walnuts

Description:
The proverb "An apple a day keeps the doctor away.", addressing the health effects of the fruit, dates from 19th century Wales. Well here is a way to keep the kids eating this amazing fruits. Research suggests that apples may reduce the risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer. Compared to many other fruits and vegetables, apples contain relatively low amounts of vitamin C, but are a rich source of other antioxidant compounds. The fiber content, while less than in most other fruits, helps regulate bowel movements and may thus reduce the risk of colon cancer.

Wellness Directory
Acutonics & Sound Therapy - 250-499-2075
Avichi's Rachijpah Healings - 250-328-9807
Awaken The Beauty Coaching - +33648492159
Being Wellness and Healing ~ Dylan Smeaton - 250-460-1693
Believe - with Laurie Bartley - 250 469-2209
Blossoming Mother Counselling - 250-485-8606
Body-Wize with Ross Short CHP - 250 717 3553
BodyTalk with Heidi Reid - 778 212 1777
Carly Penfold, Certified Shiatsu & Reiki Practitioner, Certified Angel Tarot Card Reader - 250-870-8183
Celtic Wisdom Keeper, Healer and Intuitive Readings with Maria O'Farrell Carr, AEP - 250 493 0106
Certified CranialSacral Therapy ~ 'Nurture' ~ Pam Tilitzky - 2504886796
Cherylann Thomas ~ Mind Miracles Hypnotherapy - 778-755-4001
Cloud 9 Coaching with Wendy Binggeli - 250-490-6055
CranioSacral Therapy & Rhythmic Reflexology with Judy Lamb-Richardson - 250-359-7052
Daydream Esthetics Studio - 250-490-1233
Dr. Alex Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic - (250) 492-3181
Dr. Natalie Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic - (250) 492-3181
El Colibri: Pathways of Love and Light - 250-492-5007
Empower Plus - QSciences - 2502992851
Inner Balance Wellness Studio - 2508627631
InnerZen Hypnosis with Bob Kittle - 250 488-2723
Intuitive Reiki Counsellor - Naomi Miller - 250 801 8796
Judy Holt ~ Shaklee Wellness - 778-363-4003
Kveta's Natural Healing Centre - 250-866-5677
Locals Supporting Locals - Calendar - 250-770-9789
Loving Hands Bodywork - 530 628 7151
Nancy Serwo & Associates - 250 826 8234
Okanagan Medium - 1 250 547 2262
Okanagan Thought-Field Therapy - 778-931-1095
Penticton Integrative HealthCare - 250-328-3811
Penticton's Whole Foods Market - Health Store & Cafe - 250-493-2855
Resonance Repatterning® sessions with Kimberly Rex, MS - 3607390162
SafeZone EMF Consulting - 7782143444
Sheila Stephenson – Penticton Health Practitioner - 250-493-3768
Soul Sistah Activations with Trish Zierler - 250 276-4844
Spirit Kelowna - 250-863-5505
Survivorship Dragon Boat Team - 250-490-4045
The Samoan Highland Retreat - 780 965 6745
Whispering Energetic Healing - 778-514-0029
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:
My doctors says I have a simple sprain and wondered what is a good natural herb to use?

Answer:
Arnica Montana – This one is generally referred to, simply, as Arnica. It is one of the most effective remedies for strains, sprains and injury. (I gave an extract to my daughter when she had her wisdom teeth removed and she experienced very little discomfort.) Athletes use copious amounts of it, generally in a cream or ointment, to help with their muscle aches and strains. You can also find it in tablet or liquid form.
Supreme Events
Reiki Levels 1 and 2 Certificate Courses
November 14 - 15, 2015
Wireless Technology’s Deadly New Epidemics
November 14, 2015
Hypnosis Series for Good Mental Health!
November 18 - 2, 2015
Holistic Market Okanagan
November 22 - 17, 2015
Rapid Restriction Release Techniques - 2 day courses or on-line course
November 28, 2015
Reiki Master Certification - Calgary
November 28 - 29, 2015
A Morning of Mindfulness with Sharon
November 29, 2015
Raynor Naturopathic Massage - 5 Day Certificate (Kelowna)
December 7, 2015
Illuminate 2016 Psychic Fair & More
January 30 - 31, 2016
The Best of Kryon! Up Close Seminar and TWO Live Channellings with Lee Carroll & KRYON
February 27, 2016
“Navigating the New Normal” Up Close InnerActive Workshop with Lee Carroll, KRYON and Dr. Amber Wolf
February 28, 2016
Celtic Angels Sacred Tour to Ireland ~ with Cindy Smith & Maria O'Farrell Carr (March)
March 9, 2016
Ancient Celtic Vibrations & Sacred Land Healings ( Cork )
March 10, 2016
Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ International Course in Ireland ( Killarney )
March 12, 2016
KYRON Ireland Tour with LEE CARROLL ( September 2016)
September 4, 2016
Circle Dance Ireland Tour 2016
September 17, 2016
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
Gateway To Oasis Reiki School
Ongoing
Girls Weekend Out… Kamloops
Ongoing
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
Ongoing
Hypnotherapy Correspondence Course
Ongoing
Kelowna Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
Ongoing
Mayan Prophecies For Changing Times ~ with Dr Terry Willard
Ongoing
Mindful Living - a 6 week course for Stress Reduction
Ongoing
NIA ~ 5 STAGES with Patti Tennessy
Ongoing
Noontime Tai Chi with Claudia
Ongoing
Osteopathic Study for Chronic TMJ (Jaw) Pain
Ongoing
Penticton's Leggotts School of Rock and Roll - Join a Rock band!
Ongoing
Penticton's Guitar Circle ~ South Okanagan ~ Come Join us!
Ongoing
POP - The Power of Pleasure ~ How weight loss can be fun & sexy!
Ongoing
The Conscious Channelling Workshop - On-Line
Ongoing
Yoga Classes for People with MS
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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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WHEAT BELLY BOOK and RECIPE BOOK by Dr. William Davis

I don't feel left out or unheard with wheat belly. My dotocr told me to pick up the book even though I am celiac because it's more then just remove the wheat, which I have been gluten free for ten years and some. I really think this book is a god sent, I have for years tried to figure out how to eat to be healthy and not crave food, or have extreme sugar lows that make me so shaky I have to eat. Three weeks in and I realize it's not to little healthy carbs but way to many carbs, process foods filled with sugar and eating gluten free foods. I as a celiac, I think this book is amazing and has saved me health wise. I wish I had known ten years ago about how foods work in your body and what to avoid because well not having gluten reactions was a relief the way I feel now is ten times better. I have suggested this book for my celiac ridden family, and have told them its really not all about wheat but how to feel better by eating the right stuff. Plus if you read the book and only take from it give up wheat you really are selling yourself short, trust me, to get healthy you must consider more then wieght loss or elevating specific pains think about going all in to feel ten or twenty years younger.
From Jeanne,
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Testimonials are in -
Hear what our Celtic Angel Tour guests have to say.

Wanna hear first hand feedback from past trip members?
Check out the following testimonials from people who have been on our
2013 and 2014 Celtic Angel Sacred tour to Ireland each March.

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

"One of the reasons that I wanted to go on the tour was to reclaim my energy and my connection to my angels and guides. I've been less active in the energy healing field - and I was much in need of recharging. I definitely found that on our tour! In fact, the minute we arrived in Ireland I felt great - and between Cindy's course, visits with Maria, that first visit to the church in Cork, the stone circle and the sisterhood visit to the island, I was back to being me and being in touch. Those were the memorable spiritual moments for me. The rest was wonderful - cutting cords, talking to the Archangels, trusting my intuition again, a different way of clearing chakras. Cindy's course was great! And of course I enjoyed the countryside and the bus tours and the commeraderie around our tables at the pub was great. A long time since I've had so much fun. Ireland was absolutely wonderful. Maria did a fabulous job as tour director. The tour group didn't have to do any thinking or planning - just go! I loved everything about Ireland - the people and their sense of humour, the Irish music and glorious scenery and old buildings and rock walls and sheep and on and on." Dianne

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

“This Tour has been so amazing on so many levels. I’ve experienced feelings, emotions, connections that I never thought possible – Normally only other people get it and not me. I was coached in an easy to grasp concept by Cindy of how to connect with my angel team and how to use them to help me on my path. Visiting the stone circles and all that Ireland has to offer as well as Maria and her Family has made the whole trip magical. One trip I will never forget. Thank you” – From Cindy W.

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

I was very appreciative of Maria's knowledge of the area and Cindy as an amazing teacher. We had so much fun - Anonymous.

I have had the time of my life. Hugh growth! Thank you for the help I needed to get where I needed to go on my journey. I really enjoyed the energy from the people and I wouldn’t change a thing on our tour – Colleen

Wonderful holiday. Loved the organizing of you both and your great energy. Maria was always around to help or guide us. Our bus driver Mike was so special. The day tours were wonderful. Thank you both – Rosie

Amazing organizing – met great people on the tour and from Ireland – Great Course - bus drivers were so personal, so much personality, excellent – I loved been off the beaten track – Fabulous holiday, wish we had more time there – Anonymous

The best was being in the energy, being with like minded people. The surprises were a wonderful bonus. Some hotels have no facecloths in Ireland. All in all a wonderful experience and well worth it – Anonymous

10+ for value for this tour and organizing. This was a fabulous experience – Anonymous
Articles
"Who is Kryon?" by Monika Muranyi
Kryon is often described as a loving entity, who gives messages of peace and empowerment for humanity. Just like Archangel Michael, these messages are channelled through humans. Currently, there are several divine humans all over the planet who channel Kryon. However, Lee Carroll is the original Kryon channel and has been delivering Kryon’s messages for over twenty-six years. Lee is the author of thirteen Kryon books and the co-author of The Indigo Children, An Indigo Celebration and The Indigo Children Ten Years Later. These sixteen books have been translated into over twenty-six languages worldwide.
'Happy Samhain' & the Ancient Celtic Yew by Maria O'Farrell Carr
With the Irish New Year of Samhain coming up on Nov 1st, I thought it was a good time to chat a bit about the Yew Tree, whose roots seem to be planted firmly in the underworld…
Archangel Gabriel Message by Cindy Smith
Cindy shares a message from Archangel Gabriel!
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!
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.
EFA's and Evening Primrose Oil by Miscellaneous
Essential Fatty Acids, or "EFAs", are essential nutrients that the body is not able to produce itself. These nutrients must be obtained through diet. EFAs are polyunsaturated fats, which are considered "good" fats. EFAs contribute to the healthy functioning of cell membranes, and are also critical for the synthesis of eicosanoids, a family of hormone-like substances that help in continual cell maintenance. There are two families of EFAs, both of which the body needs equally. The first is...
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?
Giving and Receiving by Pascale Lutz
How when you receive, you feel like giving and when you give, you always get back your what you put out, your kindness, your thoughtfulness, your consideration for others, but in ways and from sources you would not expect! When we help others, we really are helping ourselves!....
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.
Healthy Herbal Hints by David Dixon
Herbs have been around, helping us since, even before my time. Here are a few tips about plants and some of the benefits one can expect from them.
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...
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.
Is There an Angel for Mothers-To-Be? by Doreen Virtue
There is an Archangel who always delivers. Each archangel has a specialty. For instance, Archangel Michael is in charge of ridding the world of evil and fear. Archangel Raphael is the angel of healing and the archangel for mothers-to-be is...
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.
Signs of Energy Overload by Laurie Bartley
A few of the signs of Energy Overload, and one tool to help clear the excess.
Smashing Pumpkins for Supper by Alexis Costello
It always strikes me as funny that people tend to think about pumpkins as a decoration rather then as a food. Especially as they are very healthy and delicious!
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’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
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
Every Monday - 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET - Everywhere

FREE Teleconference - Ask a Question - Each week, Internationally Recognized Medical Intuitive, Caroline discuss a topical health issue that affect us all. Then she opens up the phone lines, does some spot readings.
Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society ~ Sunday Meetings
Every Sunday at 10.30am - 2965 South Main Street, BC , Penticton

Everyone is welcome. We invite you to come and celebrate the joy of life through body, mind and spirit. Each week we have a different meditation and speakers.
Osteopathic Study for Chronic TMJ (Jaw) Pain
September - November 2014 - Kelowna, BC

FREE OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT... if you meet the criteria required for my osteopathic clinical research study on chronic TMJ dysfunction.
Buddhist Discourse and Meditation
Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 - Kelowna

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

FREE Diabetes information event - Different subject every week. Limited seating. Please RSVP and mention OK In Health as your referral.
Do You Suffer from Anxiety?
Every Wednesday 11am to 12 - Penticton

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

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

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

Mt. Baldy (Dilworth) Rifle Rd. Join our walking instructors as they guide you on the path to physical health and well being. Meet new friends, and get fit at the same time! Please arrive on time
Kelowna 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
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
Holistic Market Okanagan
November 22, 2015

The Holistic Market brings together healing arts practitioners, artists, holistic vendors & speakers in Kelowna every month. Market dates are Sundays 11-4
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.
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November 2015

Tip of the Month:

A busy line-up of planetary activity is scheduled to occur this week and indicates a mixed bag of energy patterns, especially in the intimate relationship department. It begins with Venus entering its own sign of Libra on November 8 which confers the status of ‘honor’. In other words, Venus is well placed in Libra and will generally bring upliftment and social harmony. Venus has been in Virgo since October 8, the sign placement where ‘she’ is the most challenged, save for when in Scorpio, which is from December 4 to 29. Mars enters Libra on November 12. Mars is in one of its more challenging signs when in Libra where it will remain until January 3 before entering Scorpio. Mars is the co-ruler of Scorpio along with Pluto so it thereby takes on its own status of honor.

So, this series of exchanges with Venus and Mars, which began way back in late February 2015 when they formed a conjunction in Aries, but then due to Venus turning retrograde in l...
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