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Publisher's Message ~ September 2014 Issue
            

This is our 10th Year!
To celebrate OK In Health is hosting International speaker Gregg Braden events in Penticton and Vernon. We have a special 10% discount for our members that have re-subscribed to our eMagazine 
Penticton - Sept. 25th -and
Vernon - Sept 27th. Tickets:  NEW LINK

Anatomy for Healing Arts – Level 1
We are very excited to announce that Joan Moffet will be offering the Anatomy for Healing Arts – Level 1 in Penticton.
For 4 mornings at 9am to 1pm on the 28th to 31st of October. 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.
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

Adam Dreamhealer - September 26th in Kelowna - More info
 
The Happy Sessions with Anne Berube at Sparkling Hill Resort - September 28 - 30 More Info

Kelowna Wellness Show
- October 25th & 26th - Free Admission - More info...
 
RAC Reflexology Therapist Certificate Course - October 2014 (New dates) - More info...








Group Tours with Maria O'Farrell Carr & our OK In Health Members 

September - Celtic 'Holiday & Irish Music' Tour to Ireland SOLD OUT
November - Sacred Angel Tour in Hawaii with Maria O'Farrell Carr and Cindy Smith.   6 spots left
March - Sacred Angel Tour to Ireland 2015 with Maria O'Farrell Carr, Cindy Smith and special Guests Kaleiiliahi, Hawaiian Lemurian High Priestess for an sacred ceremony at Pelehonuamea Volcano.10 spots left


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

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
From Maria Carr and the OK In Health Team

Recipes
Shannon BlissRecipe Host Manager - Shannon Bliss, manages the recipe Section. CNP, ROHP is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, Certified Live Cell Microscopist, Weight Loss and Healthy Eating Specialist. Do you have a recipe you would like to share with our members?
Click on the add a recipe link on our recipe page.


Parmesan Chicken Cutlets

Description:
Chicken meat is rich in protein - which is essential for growth and cell repair - and low in fat. It also provides important B vitamins. Garlic can be very good for your health and immunity. Chicken is rated as a very good source of protein, providing 67.6% of the daily value for protein in 4 ounces. The structure of humans and animals is built on protein. We derive our amino acids from animal and plant sources of protein, then rearrange the nitrogen to make the pattern of amino acids we require. People who are meat eaters, but are looking for ways to reduce the amount of fat in their meals, can try eating more chicken. The leanest part of the chicken is the chicken breast, which has less than half the fat of a trimmed Choice grade T-bone steak. The fat in chicken is also less saturated than beef fat. However, eating the chicken with the skin doubles the amount of fat and saturated fat in the food. For this reason, chicken is best skinned before cooking. You may add some extra vegetables to this dish by placing the cooked chicken on top of rice or vegetables


Portobello Mushroom, Goat Cheese and Walnut Sliders

Description:
This bite-size mushroom burger makes a tasty meat-free option at summer barbecues. Portobello mushrooms, sometimes also spelled portabella, are actually the same species as a crimini mushroom. Generally, the mushroom is called a crimini when small and a portabello when its cap has grown to about four to six inches in diameter. These large brown mushrooms have a meaty texture and can be grilled, roasted or used as an ingredient in other dishes. One cup of sliced portobello mushrooms, approximately 121 g, makes up a single serving and has only 42 calories. There is 1 g of fat and 5 g of protein in a cup of sliced portobello mushrooms. The total carbohydrate content of a serving of portobello mushrooms is 6 g, of which 3 g is fiber. Water makes up 108 g of the total weight of a 1-cup serving. There are only 12 mg of sodium in a cup of portobello mushrooms, so it is considered a low-sodium food. A 1-cup serving of portobello mushrooms supplies 31 percent of the daily recommended intake of selenium, or 21.4 mcg. It also contains 30 percent of the recommendation for copper and 18 percent of the requirement for both phosphorus and potassium. Other minerals in portabello mushrooms include iron, magnesium, manganese, calcium and zinc. In a serving of portobello mushrooms, there is 7.2 mg of the vitamin niacin, or 36 percent of the daily recommended intake, and 0.6 mg of riboflavin, or 34 percent of the recommendation for that vitamin. Portabello mushrooms also contain the vitamins pantothenic acid, folate, choline, vitamin B6 and thiamin, also known as vitamin B1. The nutrient betaine is also found in portabello mushrooms. Mushrooms also contain compounds called purines, which may cause health problems in individuals with gout. People with this condition may want to avoid eating portobello mushrooms. More antioxidant activity is found in the caps of mushrooms than in the stems. Unlike many other foods, most of the antioxidant level in mushrooms is not destroyed by cooking.


Green Enery Balls with Goji and Cacao

Description:
Perhaps you thought about raw food snacks but couldn’t come up with any ideas. Staying satisfied between meals is the secret to succeeding in eating raw. The convenience factor plays a major part in this so, be prepared by making snacks ahead of time and never leave home without packing something for the road. Be sure that you have some raw food snacks available while grocery shopping. Also, carry snacks in your car, your gym bag, your office drawer and in handy packets in the fridge. Here is a great snack to try out... Goji berries grow on an evergreen shrub found in temperate and subtropical regions in China, Mongolia and in the Himalayas in Tibet. They are in the nightshade (Solonaceae) family. Goji berries are usually found dried. They are shriveled red berries that look like red raisins.

Wellness Directory
A Mindful Connection Counselling Services with Carole Fawcett - 250-550-0316
Acupuncture & Laser Therapy with Marcel Mallette - (250) 260-3892
Acupuncture, Western Herbal Medicine & Laser Therapy - 250-328-3811
Alara ~ Uplifted Wholebody and Facial Rejuvenation - (250) 309-0411
Allie Arnst ~ Meridian Sound Therapy - 250-499-9895 or 499 2075
Arlana Tanner ~ Permission2bu - 250 300 9933
Awaken Enchantment - 2508649013
Awareness Life Products at Shirley's Studio - 250 492 5506
Bahiti Belly Dance - 250-809-4530
Being Wellness and Healing ~ Dylan Smeaton - 250-460-1693
Bellwether Coaching/Evergreen - 250-215-7757
Bernice Granger ~ Love's Divine Light ~ Be the Love and Light You Are! - 250 809 5168
Body-Wize with Ross Short CHP - 250 717 3553
Carla Van Voorst ~ Holographic Healing and BodyTalk - 250-763-7264
Carly Penfold ~ Om Shiatsu - 250-870-8183
Celtic Healings Intuitive Readings with Maria O'Farrell Carr, AEP - 250 493 0106
Certified Cancer Coach ~ Kane Consulting - 250-469-4623
Challenge in 8 with YJ Reshape ~ Youth Juice - 778-471-3912
Chi Solutions, feng shui foundations - 250 307 2555
Cloud 9 Coaching with Wendy Binggeli - 250-490-6055
CranioSacral Therapy & Rhythmic Reflexology with Judy Lamb-Richardson - 250-359-7052
Crystals Spirit Adventures - 250-681-1354
Dare To Dream Store & Wellness Centre - 250-712-9295
Daydream Esthetics Studio - 250-490-1233
Dr Ursula ~ Okanagan Thermography+ Cancer Support - 250-864-5260
Dr. Alex Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic - (250) 492-3181
Dr. Jese Wiens ~ Naturopathic Doctor in Penticton & Summerland - 778-476-6016 or 250-494-3321
Dr. Natalie Mazurin ~ Penticton Naturopathic Clinic - (250) 492-3181
Dr. Tamara Browne - The Natural Family Health Clinic and Chelation Centre - 250-497-6681
El Colibri: Pathways of Love and Light - 250-492-5007
Endless Possibilities with Rhonda McLean - 250-497-8696
Feldenkrais Practitioner - Lynn Andersen - Self Sense - 250-498-4855
Feng Shui & Design ~ Teresa Hwang - 250-549-1356
Gateway To Oasis ~ Rhonda's Reiki Wellness - 778-476-2509
Gillian Padgett ~ Okanagan Stress Management Inc. - 250-542-7602
Happily Holistic Natural Health and Wellness - 250-491-7559
Health is Bliss - 250-801-2798
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
Survivorship Dragon Boat Team - 250-490-4045
Thermography Clinic Central Okanagan - (250) 801-7900
Wind In The Willow - 250-276-5308
Your ProActive Health Now - 250.488.1656
Questions & Answers
Cindy AtkinsonYou Ask – We Answer! . . . your road map to health & wellness.
HAVE A QUESTION? LET US HELP! - We are here to help you with any of your health-related questions – nothing’s too big or too small! Our professional expert panel will do our best to provide you with information, suggestions, and resources.
The Q and A column is managed by Cindy Atkinson, BA Science in Genetics & Cell Biology.
Click here to ask a question on our Q & A page.


QUESTION:
Hello OK In Health,
I am a newcomer to the OKanagan area and just found out about your magazine at a health food store. Have you ever had articles about alkaline diets. I am pre-diabetic and trying to follow an alkaline diet to avoid taking pills. Thanks, Dee

ANSWER:
Hello Dee,
Welcome to the Okanagan. Yes we do have some articles such as:

The Acid/Alkaline Balancing Act By Lila Elliott
The body needs acid and alkaline in a careful balance. Most people don't know that the pH of the blood and tissue is the single most important measurement of the body.... http://okinhealth.com/articles/acid-alkaline-balance

What's Blood Got to Do with It? By Lila Elliott
In a word, EVERYTHING. Blood's central role in your health makes sense when you consider just how much of it your body contains.....
http://okinhealth.com/articles/whats-blood-got-to-do-with-it

Glycemic Index By Brad King
A new meal planning tool called the Glycemic Index is talked about a lot these days. But there is also a lot of misunderstanding about the GI, which has actually been around for more than 20 years ....
http://okinhealth.com/articles/glycemic-index

Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, and Elevated Blood Glucose by Dr. Tamara Browne
Disorders of blood glucose are reaching epic proportions and account for a great number of chronic degenerative diseases. Elevated blood glucose is toxic to organs, especially the heart, kidney, and eyes.....
http://okinhealth.com/articles/diabetes-insulin-resistance-and-elevated-blood-glucose

We also have a section on our recipe page for Diabetic recipes... http://okinhealth.com/domains-okinhealth.com/recipes/index/diabetic

Yours In Health
From OK In Health eMagazine
Supreme Events
Touch for Health Level One
September 6, 2014
Healthy Solutions To Feel Better Living with Chronic Pain
September 7 - 1, 2014
Ancient Ireland, Holiday & Music Tour with Maria O’Farrell Carr & Nancy Rebecca (SOLD OUT!)
September 8, 2014
An Evening of Sacred Sound with Mahada
September 20, 2014
Birthing As Nature Intended Course with Teresa Van-Zeller from California
September 20 - 21, 2014
The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch - Penticton Kidney Walk
September 21, 2014
An Evening with Gregg Braden - Penticton
September 25, 2014
Adam McLeod, Dreamhealer in Kelowna - Presented by The Canadian Society of Questers
September 26, 2014
The Power of Living Food - An evening with Dr. Brian Clement
September 26, 2014
Water Shiatsu Training
September 26, 2014
FASCIAL STRETCHING BASICS with Ross Short
September 27 - 22, 2014
Free Your Voice Workshop with Mahada
September 27, 2014
Interior Wellness Festival
September 27 - 29, 2014
Retreat with Gregg Braden - Vernon
September 27, 2014
The Happy Sessions with Anne Berube at Sparkling Hill Resort
September 28 - 30, 2014
Healing Touch Level Two Course
October 4, 2014
Touch for Health Level Two
October 4, 2014
Melchizedek Method - Combined Levels 1 & 2
October 11, 2014
Registered Reflexology Therapist Certificate Course - October 2014 (New dates)
October 18, 2014
Kelowna Wellness Fair
October 25 - 26, 2014
Anatomy for the Healing Arts - Level 1 with Joan Moffet
October 28 - 31, 2014
Sacred Tour in Hawaii & Advance Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ Course
November 6, 2014
FSRC Face Reading Mian Xiang - Module 1
November 9 - 10, 2014
FSRC Face Reading Mian Xiang - Module 2
November 11 - 12, 2014
Qi Men Dun Jia — Level One
November 14 - 18, 2014
Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair - 10th Annual
March 7 - 8, 2015
3rd Celtic Angels Sacred Tour to Ireland with Maria O'Farrell Carr & Cindy Smith (March)
March 8, 2015
Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ International Course in Ireland
March 12, 2015
Spring Festival of Awareness - Okanagan
April 24, 2015
TFH 5-Element Metaphors
June 14, 2015
Conscious Channelling Workshop with Allison Scott from South Africa ~ Okanagan
June 15, 2015
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
Ongoing
Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society ~ Sunday Meetings
Ongoing
Counselling Hypnotherapy Program - Basic and Diploma
Ongoing
Distance Learning through Windsong School of Healing
Ongoing
Fit classes, Nia & Yoga ~ MotionWorks Fitness Studio ~
Ongoing
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
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
Ongoing
Book Club
Lyndsay BlaisThe OK In Health's Book Club is managed by Lyndsay Blais, a passionate speaker, author and success coach.
Join in Lyndsay's weekly discussion on the book of the month. As an avid reader, Lyndsay looks forward to facilitating interesting conversations with you through the OK in Health Book Club! Would you like to join our New OK In Health's Book Club? Open to all OK In Health members.

Click here to join the book club.


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
Event Review
Event Review
OK in Health Members Review Panel offer their thoughts about a range of events from specialty movies to concerts, workshops, keynote speakers, health fairs, festivals and community events.
We sponsor community events that have value for our members.


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
Are We There Yet? by Pamela Shelly
Some of the latest buzz this year is that we have arrived and are living in the 5th Dimension. Most of the planet is not even aware of the 5th Dimension and are experiencing their old world falling apart. Lots of anxiety and behaviors coming from a belief in lack and limitation. Many more are getting 'wake up calls' to shift them out of the illusion of the 3rd Dimensional energies...
Are You Taking Protein For Granted? by Elaine Munro
The word ‘protein’ comes from the Greek root, ‘proteios’, meaning ‘fundamental’ or ‘primary importance’. From the context of human health, it should be a fundamental part of any health improving strategy.
Blessings of a Dragonfly by Lisa Van Reeuwyk
There is so much we don’t know about the animal kingdom. This article shares a my story with the dragonfly, my connection to animal guides and my newfound passion of uncovering their messages.
Finding a Way to Bake Gluten Free and Egg Free by Cathy Lauer
Of all the allergy challenges, I have found baking egg free to be the one that saw the most testers go in the garbage. Eggs are such a vital part of baking that when you take them out it leaves a hole that can be quite tricky, and in some recipes down right impossible, to fill...
FreeStyle Meditation by Kerry Palframan, RN
A different approach to creating a meditation practice that works for you and your unique life style.
The Atlantis Effect by Monika Muranyi
To most people Atlantis was a fictional continent that fell out of favor with the Greek Gods and hence submerged beneath the ocean. What if I told you that Atlantis was a real place, and that there was actually more than one? Sound controversial? Very!
Whiplash by Wayne Still
When a vehicle is rear ended, energy vectors are generated as the hips and lower back are suddenly thrust forward, and simultaneously the head and shoulders are being thrown back sending a shock wave downward through the matrix. This causes what is known as a whiplash injury, a potentially chronic stress on muscles and tissues, sometimes far from the priamry injury.
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
Ancient Ireland, Holiday & Music Tour with Maria O’Farrell Carr & Nancy Rebecca (SOLD OUT!)
September 8, 2014

A fun-filled & relaxing tour of Ireland - Irish landscapes, seascapes, castles, Traditional live Irish music at night, lots of fun tours, surprises, laughter & CRAIC! ONLY 4 ROOMS LEFT!
The Happy Sessions with Anne Berube at Sparkling Hill Resort
September 28, 2014

The Happy Sessions are based on every individual’s deep inner need for growth, unconditional love and self-realisation.
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
Interior Wellness Festival
September 27, 2014

Three Days of Transformational Wellness at the Thompson Rivers University Kamloops Free Admission
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.
Astrologer/Numerologist and a popular columnist, lecturer, presenter and workshop facilitator, Michael brings enthusiasm, passion and a wealth of knowledge.

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September 2014

Tip of the Month:
I began writing Horoscopes in October 1993, the year the internet went public. Writing it has provided me the privilege and opportunity to share insights, provide practical guidance and inspiration and offer a weekly glimpse illustrating that Astrology works.

Astrology works because we share an intrinsic, intimate relationship with nature. We are not simply ‘in’ the world, the solar system, the universe, in nature; we are one of its many expressions and thereby essentially ‘one with it’. Yet in this time of inflated ego perception it is easy to forget this fact and the way we mistreat and abuse the environment reveals that we have intellectually separated ourselves, generally speaking.

Astrology emerged during a time in history when humanity’s collective world view or paradigm was animism. Animism celebrates the perception that nature is animated, riddled with life and everything is perceived as having ‘life’ in it. Moreover, everything in ex...
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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.
Sally



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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

Thanks for a great day! - Donna

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

Really great event! Thank you for all your hard work in putting it together! xox – Genevieve

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
Lovely to have a fairy table for the kids - Thanks to the fairy godmothers Rayah & Anika for taking care of the wee fairies


10th ANNIVERSARY
Wow, it is hard to believe it has been ten years already - congratulations to you Beautiful One!!! You have provided an incredible service!!!
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10th ANNIVERSARY
For our 10th year Anniversary in 2014, we are asking our members to show their support of this community network and eMagazine by emailing us few words as to what OK In Health means to you!
Were we a connection when you first moved to this area?
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Did you find the articles inspiring and educational?
Maybe you found a great recipe thru us?
We would LOVE to hear from YOU!

This is as AMAZING as ever!
I feel SO proud and blessed to witness your phenomenal 10 year journey! YEAH!!!!!
BIG love and hugs always
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"When I moved to the beautiful sunny Okanagan 4 years ago I was looking for a change in my wellness journey. I came across the
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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.


Featured Practitioners of the Month

Heidi Reid is a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, PaRama BodyTalk Practitioner and BodyTalk Access trainer who sees clients in Vernon and Kelowna, BC. 
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Lois Gueret - Psychic and Spirit Medium. West Coast Enlightenment is dedicated to spiritual and paranormal education. We follow an in-service mandate which allows us to provide these events at an affordable cost or for free. http://www.okinhealth.com/wellness-directory/details.aspx?ListingID=183


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