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Publisher's Message ~ October 2014 Issue

Greetings
Last weekend, OK In Health eMagazine was the media sponsor for the Gregg Braden Events.  First there was an amazing evening talk in Penticton, followed by a another full house and a wonderful retreat with Gregg Braden at the Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon.  For more than 27 years Gregg has explored high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to merge their timeless secrets with the best science of today. He shared with us about an awakening new wisdom through science and spirituality and about the many sacred sites throughout the world and beyond. Gregg was so informative and gave us two inspiring seminars. A big thanks to Anne and Paul at Autopoetic Ideas Festivals for bringing another inspiring speaker to the Okanagan. Our OK In Health members either received early bird specials or a 10% discount. Thank you to everyone for joining us in Penticton and Vernon. It was wonderful to see so many members attend. 

What's Next? Stay tuned to the OK In Health eMagazine to be the first to hear who is coming next and receive member's discounts.

Last Month
I just returned from our September Tour to Ireland. The weather was unbelievable with very warm days so we got to visit Ireland with clear blue skies. There was 32 of us including our guest host Nancy Rebecca. Half from Canada and half from USA. What a great fun group they all were. We got to visit Cork, Kerry, Clare, Galway, Dublin and Wicklow in our two weeks. We learned about the Irish culture, the people, ancient Ireland and we saw many sacred sites along the way. I am so looking forward to our next tours to Ireland in March and in September.

   


Anatomy for Healing Arts – Level 1 (Date Change)
We are very excited to announce that Joan Moffet will be offering the Anatomy for Healing Arts – Level 1 in Penticton.
New Dates are Saturday and Sunday Nov 1st & 2nd. We will study the anatomy of the human body. I have taken this course with Joan and it was amazing plus a great benefit to my own work with clients. Only $150. Limited space so book early.
Everyone is welcome. This is chance to learn about how our bodies work physically (and energetically) in more details.
For more details see the OK In Health website at
http://www.okinhealth.com/events/details.aspx?EventID=1662


More events sponsored by OK In Health

Kelowna Wellness Show
- October 25th & 26th - Free Admission - More info...
Drop by and say hello to the OK In Health members and a chance to have an Angel Card readings. Volunteers needed for Saturday and Sunday. Contact Maria for more details. 
RAC Reflexology Therapist Certificate Course - October 2014 (2 spots left) - More info...


Group Tours with Maria O'Farrell Carr & our OK In Health Members
There is still time to join us in Hawaii - deadline is October 5th. Can you imagine it! 

November 2014- Sacred Angel Tour in Hawaii with Maria O'Farrell Carr and Cindy Smith with special Guests Kaleiiliahi, Hawaiian Lemurian High Priestess for an sacred ceremony at Pelehonuamea Volcano.  
 4 spots left
March 2015 - Sacred Angel Tour to Ireland 2015 with Maria O'Farrell Carr, Cindy Smith. 10 spots left
September
2015 - Celtic 'Holiday & Irish Music' Tour to Ireland

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 workshops and event information.

Check out our Workshop and Events page for many more events.
Please take a moment to read this month's eMagazine below and see what inspires YOU!

Love and Light

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.


Mexican Vegetable Bake

Description:
Turn a tray of roasted vegetables into a spicy meal by adding kidney beans, a tomato sauce and a cheesy topping. This should prove a popular dish for teenaged vegetarians and is great served with warmed soft tortillas. It also uses garlic, pepper, fennel bulb, zucchini, and artichoke hearts.


Nori Rolls

Description:
Nori has been valued as a food of longevity by Japanese people for a long time. According to the earliest written records in 701 AD, nori was so valuable as to be one of the tributes in those days. The amount of nutrition contained in nori is the highest among seaweeds, and nori contains as much protein as soybeans. Nori also contains vitamins and minerals such as iron and calcium as well as EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and fiber, which are necessary for maintaining good health. Nori is full of three desirable taste components: glutamate acid, inosinic acid, and guanil acid--also called "the flavor of Japan." This is the secret of its popularity among Japanese people since ancient times. Nori contains 12 kinds of vitamins including group A and B vitamins. Nori is called "The Reservoir of Vitamins" because few other foods are as much in vitamins as nori. Nori is part of a "beauty diet"--rich in protein and low in cholesterol. It is also part of a "healthy diet"--abundant in vitamins and minerals. It is especially good for growing children, with excellent medical value because it contains a substance that lowers cholesterol, helping to prevent arteriosclerosis. At the Japan Cancer Congress in 1958, professor Ichiro Yamamoto from Kitazato University announced that nori has cancer-preventing properties, and since then, nori's medical value has gained a significant amount of public attention.


Raw Almond Cherry Macaroons

Description:
Cherries can be sweet or sour, red or black. My favorite varieties are the big black ones. We used to enjoy “Bing” cherries I commonly now see a variety called “Lapins”. Cherries contain anthocyanins, the red pigment in berries. Cherry anthocyanins have been shown to reduce pain and inflammation. Anthocyanins are also potent antioxidants. In addition, they appear to significantly lower blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. Cherries are considered a warm food and are great for increasing circulation. They make an excellent detoxifying food, helping the body eliminate uric acid and cleanse the kidneys. They contain ellagic acid, an anticancer compound. So, not only do they taste fabulous, they are also very healthy. A word of caution, cherries are considered to be part of the “Dirty Dozen” when it comes to fruits and vegetables that have been found to contain the highest levels of pesticide residues. So, it is vitally important to choose only organically grown cherries. They may be considerably more expensive, but your health is worth every extra penny you spend. Fresh cherries are best stored in a bag in the fruit drawer of your refrigerator. They can also be pitted and frozen into serving sized portions. Fruit leathers made with cherries or combined with other fruits are an excellent way to prolong cherry season. Try these tasty Raw Almond Cheery Macroons - Sandra Butler

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A Mindful Connection Counselling Services with Carole Fawcett - 250-550-0316
Acupuncture & Laser Therapy with Marcel Mallette - (250) 260-3892
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Allie Arnst ~ Meridian Sound Therapy - 250-499-9895 or 499 2075
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Avichi's Rachijpah Healings - 250-328-9807
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! - 250 809 5168
Body-Wize with Ross Short CHP - 250 717 3553
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Carly Penfold ~ Om Shiatsu - 250-870-8183
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Certified Cancer Coach ~ Kane Consulting - 250-469-4623
Challenge in 8 with YJ Reshape ~ Youth Juice - 778-471-3912
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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
Heidi Reid's BodyTalk Clinic - 778 212 1777
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
Resonance Repatterning® sessions with Kimberly Rex, MS - 3607390162
Sandra Lee Custom Stone & Gemstone Jewellery - 250 306 4472
Shawanda Rocks, Crystal & Gems, Holistic Wellness Center - 250-860-1779
Sheila Stephenson – Penticton Health Practitioner - 250-493-3768
Soul Sistah Activations with Trish Zierler - 250 276-4844
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Thermography Clinic Central Okanagan - (250) 801-7900
Wind In The Willow - 250-276-5308
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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.
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Hello OK In Health eMagazine
I am a mum with two active kids and a part-time job. Recently I have been lagging in energy. I saw my doctor and she said all was fine but to try to get more rest. I did try coffee and those energy drinks but quickly realized they were not the answer. Does your team have any suggestions for me to try?
From Tracy, Kelowna, BC

Hello Tracy,
Have you considered going to see a naturopath? They have tests that can tell you how your whole body is doing and also look at the foods you are eating. You could also go to a practitioner that offers a biofeedback machine too. A nutritionist can look at your diet in detail. A fitness coach might help you with finding an exercise routine that will give you more energy. Finding the time with a family can be hard but you will find you will have more energy. Are you sleeping okay or getting enough sleep? If not, talk to your natural health store vitamin staff about supplements. Green drinks are a great way to give you energy and help to keep your in PH balance. Meditation is a great stress reliever. As you can see there are a lot of roads to follow and things to try. I would recommend visiting one of your local naturopaths or professional health care providers in your area.
See our Wellness directory –

Here are a few OK In Health articles that might interest you:

7 Tips to Keep Your Energy Up! by Caroline Sutherland
http://okinhealth.com/articles/how-to-keep-your-energy-up-and-optimism-high-caroline-sutherland

Don’t Let Sleep Slip Away by Dave Dixon
http://okinhealth.com/articles/do-not-let-sleep-slip-away-melatonin-dave-dixon

Warning Signs That You Should Not Ignore - by Marie-Jeanne Fenton
http://okinhealth.com/articles/warning-signs-that-you-should-not-ignore

There’s No Time Like The Present! - July 2012 - By Lyndsay Blais
http://okinhealth.com/articles/theres-no-time-like-the-present

Dietary Guidelines - Part One - September 2009 - By Dr. Tamara Browne http://okinhealth.com/articles/dietary-guidelines-part-1
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Indian Head Massage
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My Dance with Cancer: Part Two
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Qi Men Dun Jia — Level One
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November 15, 2014
Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair - 10th Annual
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3rd Celtic Angels Sacred Tour to Ireland with Maria O'Farrell Carr & Cindy Smith (March)
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The Turning Point
Creating Resilience in a time of Extremes
by Gregg Braden
1st Edition Jan. 2014
ISBN 978-1-4019-2923-7

The Turning Point is written by Gregg Braden New York Times best-selling author who is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, spirituality, and the real world. Gregg Braden is also the author of several other books such as The God Code, The Divine Matrix, Fractal Time, and Deep Truth. His 2007 best seller, The Divine Matrix, was recently selected as the source for the made-for-television feature, “Entanglement,”
His latest book “The Turning Point” which just hit the book stands in January of 2014 challenges the reader to shift the way in which we think of ourselves and our relationship to the world.

The Turning Point was created as a means to answer questions. Gregg Braden goes into great detail as to the state of our present world issues and how our thinking has to shift if we are to survive as a species. Are we willing to embrace the thinking that makes such possibilities a priority? The Turning Point is an in depth look at how our world has changed in all areas such as Climate extremes, Population extremes, Energy extremes, Economic extremes and what we, as an individual, can do to make sure Earth continues to thrive for all future generations.

The Turning Point gives us “The Big Picture” Gregg asks the reader to keep in mind five facts such as;

1. Now is different
2. The turning point of thriving transformation can replace the tipping point of extremes
3. Life gets better and resilience is the key
4. We already have new solutions
5. The biggest crisis is the most difficult to accept.

Throughout the book Gregg reminds us that shifting our way of thinking and becoming resilient to change is a means of surviving the changes we are experiencing. The Turning Point is a wake-up call for all of us. In times of extreme change such as we have seen and experienced in the past decade our own personal resilience to adapting to such changes will be key to our overall physical and emotional survival.

The Turning Point is written with the intention of empowering the reader in choices that can lead to thriving lives and a new transformed and sustainable world. He quotes Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist, Niels Bohr

“Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it”

The Turning Point is a compilation of extensively researched facts of our ever changing world, its effects, and where we are heading unless we make significant changes in the now. I can honestly say that this book is an incredible resource of information and poignant suggestions that has made me see things in a much different perspective. The author is right when he says that too often we tend to not want to see the changes before us and hope things will go back to the way they were. But the changes are here, we are experiencing more and more turbulen
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OK In Health’s "Okanagan Angels and Fairies Fair"

Under the Umbrella of the OK In Health eMagazine and Angel Empowerment Practitioners™, the first annual OK In Health’s "Okanagan Angels and Fairies Day" had its debut on Saturday June 14, at the Shatford Center in Penticton. There were vendors and practitioners in from our three western provinces, and one in from South Africa. The was a day full of Angel and Fairy talks, acquainting people with the possibilities of working with their Angelic Guides and Fairies Folk. It was a magical day, the energy was clear, playful, and Angelic. The public loved the talks, the vendors, and many took advantage of the Angel Card Readings, Fairy reading, Intuitive reading and many other readers, and practitioners that were present for the day. It is with great anticipation that we look forward to next year, as many people left the day asking when it was going to happen again!
See you there next year!


OK In Health’s Summer Solstice – Okanagan Lake Vortex Gathering

On Saturday June 21st we had a wonderful 'Gathering' ceremony on the Okanagan Lake beach, close to the Marina in Penticton at 11:11am. We gathered 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. The day was so beautiful with clear blue skies and surround by the clear blue lake. A duck came into our circle to join us again and a friend people who were at the beach came over to join us too. Thank you to everyone who came from along the valley to join us.


Angel Empowerment Practitioners Course (AEP)

Hosted by OK In Health eMagazine, international teacher, Cindy Smith came in from Calgary to teach her amazing 4 day, Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ course. In this class students learn how to connect with Angels. Empowerment is taught through learning to open to and trust your natural intuitive senses while working with the Archangels for messages and healing for self and others. Cindy teaches how to do professional angel card readings that include chakra clearing, aura work, energy cord cutting and much more. It is an awesome course for Self Empowerment, for the beginner or someone who has been on the spiritual path for many years, wether you do card readings for others or not.

Cindy was also one of our guest speakers at the Okanagan Angels & Fairies Day. Cindy will be back in The Okanagan to teach the AEP course. Please contact Maria Carr or OK In Health eMagazine for more details.



OK In Health’s - OK-anagan Gathering & Bean-A-Ti

The OK-anagan Gathering & Bean-A-Ti’s, were a huge success for celebrating OK In Health’s ten years of service. Our theme in June was Connecting to Y-OUR Sacred Angels. Our guest speaker, Cindy Smith AEP™, created an intimate and safe space where we could feel the presence of our Angels in the room. We ended the evening with Bean-A-Ti, that is a cup of tea and visiting. This was our last gathering for the year. We plan to be back in the New Year and we invite you to come out and celebrate with us and join us in Sacred Community to learn, live and laugh together!


Our next community event we are sponsoring is Gregg Braden visit to the Okanagan in September.


Please contact Maria Carr or OK In Health eMagazine for more details
Articles
12 Goddesses and Who They Are? by OK In Health's Articles
A lot has been written about Goddesses, who originate from many different cultures. It is said that by working with them we can enlighten and heal our own feminine wisdom, thus improving our spiritual intuition. Here's a few of the better known ones and their areas of "expertise" so that you can call on them should you wish to ....
6 steps for 2014 by by: Andrew Weil, M.D by OK In Health's Articles
Getting healthy need not be overwhelming. Here are six simple, straightforward ways to get on track toward optimum health in the new year.
8 Health Benefits of Zucchini by OK In Health's Articles
As a part of the summer squash family, zucchini not only offers delightful taste and texture to many dishes, but also carries with it many health bene?ts. Here are eight reasons why you and should include it in your diet...
Believe It and You’ll See It by Wayne Dyer
“Contemplation is the condition of alert passivity, in which the soul lays itself open to the divine Ground within and without, the immanent and transcendent Godhead.” It’s as if by thinking about what you desire, you release a zillion little invisible yet alert worker bees who guide you in the act of creation. When you use your mind to align with the all-knowing “transcendent Godhead,” miracles begin to show up and...
Experiencing The Different Vibrational Energy of Ireland by Cindy Smith
I am still in vibrational awe of all that I was able to experience on our Celtic Angel Tour in Ireland. I would like to share some of my personal favourites and some shifts of energy for me. First I would like to state that my vibrational energy is changed. It would be impossible, I belief, to keep my energy the same after visiting some of the Sacred Sights & historical ruins in Ireland. I am in gratitude to have witnessed how other people on the tour experienced different sights we visited. Regardless of experience in working with energy, everyone at some point shared their own AWE.
Fall to Winter by Brenda Molloy
I have received a number of requests from the readers of Seasonal Adjustments to provide more information on how to acquire nourishment in preparation for winter. 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. Put very simply we gather energy (qi or chi) in 2 ways
Healthy Benefits of Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour by Cuisine Soleil
Our all-purpose mix flour is THE perfect substitute to wheat flour for making cakes, muffins, bread, crackers, crepes or any other delicious recipes. It contains natural and quality certified organic ingredients such as rice flour, tapioca starch, chickpeas, rice bran extract and guar gum...
October’s Double Whammy- Thanksgiving and Halloween by Cathy Lauer
One of the great joys of the fall season is getting to share and eat the bounty of the garden that you have tended all summer. The second is the kid’s favourite – Halloween. How does all this fit with your gluten free diet? Perfectly fine!....
Reducing Animal Product Consumption by Nicola Aichele
Where To Start? - Transitioning to more plant-based eating will be a challenge for many people – more psychologically than physically. A body needs to recalibrate on all levels to function with different building blocks and to access energy in a new way. The hardest part is feeling different, perhaps a little less capable to handle our typically full busy lives. You will likely need to....
Spirit Talk – Understanding Spirits’ Messages by Kerry Palframan, RN
Have you ever asked for a sign and received it, only to discover you don’t really understand the message? Dreams, signs, symbols, signals, coincidences, synchronistic events, repetitively seeing the same number or objects are all messages from your higher self, Spirit Guides and Your God. Learning to recognize, discern and understand your symbols is the second level of the Mystery School Teaching. ALL attention getting events in your life or dream time are ways of guiding, directing, warning and aligning your with your soul’s purpose.
Strength Comes From The Beauty Within? by Lisa Van Reeuwyk
Imagine what life will look like after a revolution of compassion, non-judgement and forgiveness. It all begins with a radical new definition of your greatest strengths in the battlefield of life.
The Kundalini of Earth by Monika Muranyi
For thousands of years humans have been aware of Kundalini energy within the body, but did you know that our planet, Gaia also has Kundalini energy? According to many ancient prophesies Gaia’s Kundalini energy has begun to move, heralding the return of a balanced planet and the creation of peace on Earth.
Why Affirmations Work by Mona Lisa Schulz
The healing power of intuition. Just listen to your body. Healing the mind and body with affirmations, medicine, and intuition is territory that has been increasingly explored over the last 30 years. And though there are many brilliant and gifted individuals who have helped lead the way, few would argue that the first pioneer in this field was...
Winterizing Skin Care Tips by OK In Health's Beauty Articles
During the spring and summer months the air is moist, the vegetation is thick and rich and our skin tends to be well moisturized and dewy. As fall sets in and winter approaches our skin, like the dying leaves becomes dehydrated, flaky and tight. It is important to change or tweak your skin care regime as the seasons dictate. Here are some winterizing tips to help your skin glow all the way until the arrival of spring...
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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
Sacred Tour in Hawaii & Advance Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ Course
November 6, 2014

Join Cindy Smith and the AEP family on a Sacred Tour to Hawaii plus take the Advance AEP course along with tours of the Big Island, visit to Pele's Volanco and swim with the wild dolphins.
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
Kelowna Wellness Fair
October 25, 2014

This is the sister fair to the Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair. The Vernon event is beginning of March, the Kelowna event in October.
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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October 2014

Tip of the Month:

The Moon waxes to full this week and will culminate as a Lunar Eclipse. As explained last week, this eclipse is the second in a special series of 4 consecutive eclipses of the Moon which are prophetically referred to as ‘Blood Moons’. Such titles are neither strictly the domain of astrology or astronomy, but of the sensationalized descriptions of imaginative people. But the title does seem quite fitting all the same. As it is, these are woven into a tale of intrigue and are considered to be significant and powerful portents of change on a mass, collective level.

Of course, change is one of those perennial certainties that defy all other opinions and objections – a core feature of the game of life. Yet there certainly are peaks and valleys. As cycles go, these are usually distributed across a wide playing field called life such that while some people are experiencing valleys, others are undergoing peaks. It is for this reason that some q...
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It's been fun following your progress from your first year. I enjoy reading your e-magazine and have promoted it in my newspaper column in Salmon Arm. In this issue I learned that Adam McLeod is coming to the Okanagan on Sept. 26 and I plan to be there for his all-day workshop. In the past I have taken his workshops in Burnaby, Vancouver and Victoria. This time he will be just an hour and a half away and he will share experiences since he became a naturopathic doctor, and since he opened a clinic in Vancouver.
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We had so much fun at your event! Thank you for having us, we can't wait for the next one :) - Ross & Sabrina

Okanagan Angels & Fairies event was definitely memorable! Thank you to all who participated. - Debbie

What a great day!!! Thank you divine ladies for bringing the day to play with angels, fairies and lovely ladies!!! - Shirley

I'm grateful that the weather changed my prior plans so that I could spend most of my day there. Heard interesting talks and had the pleasure of connecting to many wonderful people. Thanks so much Maria, Bernice and all who made this possible. Great day!!!!! - Rita

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It was a really great fair with something for everyone. I loved the two speakers I saw. It Rocked!! - Fred

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We met great people, the treasures we found & shared, the hugs, inspiration, love & acceptance & so much more! Beautiful! So glad my friend made me wake up & come, it was a magically angelic fairy-dusting of wondrous energy & Love! Way to go! – Freyja

Musician Evan Robillard, Spanish classical guitarist was very good! - Genevieve
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10th ANNIVERSARY
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10th ANNIVERSARY
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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!!!!!
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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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