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Publisher's Message ~ March 2012 Issue
We would like to send a special THANK YOU to all our members who forwarded last month’s eMagazine to friends, family and colleagues, and invited them to sign up!  Your support is very much appreciated and has again been proven most effective – evidenced by the many emails from folk who signed up last month …
all thanks to YOU.

Another month has flown by almost at the speed of light….
Time definitely seems to be speeding up. I can't believe it is March already.

Being Irish and Canadian, it gives me great joy to wish you
Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!
(That's Happy St. Patrick's Day (to you all) in Gaelic).
As we celebrate, let us be mindful that we ALL are soul citizens of planet Earth.

Next month I will share with you where I spent March 17th.
Can you Guess?

In this month's Magazine there are many new workshops, courses and events, plus great new articles, recipes, and lots of information to share. Please take some time to check out the information that interests YOU!

 

Wishing you all a lively jig in your step and in your hearts …
Yours In Health,
Maria Carr and The OK In Health Team


Spring Special Offers now on!

OK In Health reaches people that are already interested in their Health & Wellness!
Someone is sitting in front of their computer right now with a phone in hand ready to call the business that pops up on the internet. This is HUGE!
Most people search the internet for local businesses instead of looking up a phone book or a notice board.  It can literally be the difference between a thriving business and a failing money pit. These hard economic times only make it more important. So we felt that now is the time to offer a special discount to all our members.

  • Business Card  - 50% off

  • Wellness Directory  - 50% off

  • Supreme Events  - 50% off 

Limited offer March 1st to April 27th,2012
Full details

Note
The Supreme Events are still on sale $15 per event (Reg. 30)
And the Supreme Wellness Directory Listings - $150 for 12 months ( Reg $250)
Business Display cards - 12 month ( i.e Rectangle Card $200)
(This promotional price is a limited time offer and may be withdrawn at any time without notice). 
Full details


OK In Health is proud to SPONSOR these upcoming events:

Okanagan Health Forum presents:
Forks Over Knives (Thurs & Sun) 
SOWINS Gala Dinner Dance (this Saturday)
Vernon's Body & Soul Wellness Fair  (this weekend)

Similkameen Wellness Faire (Keremeos) [Booths available]
Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ - Certification Course (March)
Spring Festival of Awareness (April)
RAC Reflexology Teacher Course (May)
RAC Reflexology Practitioner's Course (May)
Indian Head Massage Course (June)

For More Workshops & Events See Below

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.


Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes Recipe

Description:
This is the healthiest pancake recipe that my kids REALLY chow down on. Now, I will admit that this recipe has literally evolved over time. Therefore, my children didn't notice the small healthy changes I made to it each time I made them. This recipe calls for one egg or egg substitute. Egg Substitute is listed in many low fat or low cholesterol recipes as an alternative to whole eggs. Egg substitute looks a lot like beaten eggs, but what’s it made of? Well, most egg substitute products—fresh, frozen or powdered—contain mostly egg whites, so if you have an egg allergy, these are not suitable as egg alternatives. But egg substitute is an excellent alternative to eggs if you want to cut your intake of fat and cholesterol, which are concentrated in the egg’s yolk.


Healthy Broccoli Salad

Description:
Cruciferous vegetables are known to have protective effects against cancer. DIM is destroyed by cooking – so getting some raw seems like a good idea. Diindolylmethane (DIM) is being studied at UC Berkeley for its role in cancer therapy. DIM is found in raw cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and kale. There is the popular broccoli salad with mayonnaise, sugar and bacon, but I wanted a healthier version. Here is what I came up with. I love it when healthy habits taste so great.


Hazelnut Fudge Delight

Description:
For those of you who love nuts and chocolate this is a fabulous treat. Since the cake is mostly nuts and eggs it is quite healthy and I use 72% or higher dark chocolate for the fudge so it is not overly sweet. Don’t be scared by the 3c of icing sugar. You need that much to offset the 8oz of dark chocolate. I have made this as a rolled cake but the cake is very dense and cracks easily. For your first try cut the cake into 4 equal rectangles and stack it with fudge between each layer and frost with remaining fudge all round.

Wellness Directory
A Venue 2 Ascension - 7784762798
B.C.'s ~ Challenge in 8 with YJ Reshape ~ Youth Juice - 778-471-3912
Bahiti Belly Dance - 250-809-4530
Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner - Self Sense - 250-498-4855
Crystal Vision Insights - 778 480 1131
Crystals Spirit Adventures - 250-681-1354
Dare To Dream - Body, Mind & Spirit Centre - 250-712-9295
Daydream Esthetics Studio - 250-490-1233
Endless Possibilities - 250-497-8696
Happily Holistic Natural Health and Wellness - 250-491-7559
Health is Bliss - 250-801-2798
Ilona Peet, DCH ~ The Homeopathic Practice - 250 826 2058
Indigo Dreamer - 250-494-8955
Jese Wiens Naturopathic Doctor - 250-276-9485
Kveta's Natural Healing Centre - 250-866-5677
Meridian Sound Therapy - 250-499-9895
MotionWorks Fitness - 250-768-1001
Motivation Medics - 250-276-9485
Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy - (250) 260-3892
Norma Cowie Enterprises - 250 490 0654
Okanagan Thermography+ - 250-864-5260
Om Shiatsu - 250-870-8183
Penticton's Whole Foods Market - Health Store & Cafe - 250-493-2855
Psychic and Spirit Medium - 250 547 2262
Serge Mazerand's Keys to Serenity
Sheila Stephenson – Penticton Health Practitioner - 250-493-3768
Sole 2 Soul - Vernon - 250-545-2747
Survivorship Dragon Boat Team - 250-490-4045
Teresa Hwang Feng Shui & Design - 250-549-1356
The Natural Family Health Clinic and Chelation Centre - 250-497-6681
Thermography Clinic Central Okanagan - (250) 801-7900
Uplifted Wholebody and Facial Rejuvenation - (250) 309-0411
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.


ASK OK IN HEALTH
Okay my question is about Calories. With the New Year here, I am starting to reduce my food intake, eat real foods and have started walking. I would really like to lose some weight. I am unsure how many calories a day I should aim for. Do you have any idea of how many calories a woman in her 50’s should take a day? Thank you from Cathy, Oliver

ANSWER
Hello Cathy,
Thank you for this great question. Your daily Calorie intake depends on your current weight and height. One option is to use a personal ‘Women's Calorie Calculator’.
Such as one this web page http://nutrition.about.com/library/bl_nutrition_guide.htm for woman and this web page for a Men's Calorie Calculator. http://nutrition.about.com/library/bl_nutrition_guide_men.htm

All you need to do is add in your current weight, height and your age and it will give you results that will help you determine the calorie count you need to maintain your current weight or to achieve your goal weight in a healthy and steady manner.

Another option is to also look for a health coach or try a fitness class or join a walking group. Having support is an important step to a healthy lifestyle that works best for you.

We invite you to check out our event page http://okinhealth.com/events/penticton-and-south-okanagan and also our wellness directory ‘fitness & Exercise’ page http://okinhealth.com/wellness-directory for your area.

We wish you all the best for your steps towards a healthy weight.

From OK In Health e-Magazine

Supreme Events
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
March 5 - 2, 2012
Healthy Oriental Cooking Demo and Tasting
March 8, 2012
Vernon Women in Business - Workshops Series
March 9 - 16, 2012
5 Day Intuitive Sound Healing Workshop
March 12 - 17, 2012
Train to be a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
March 12, 2012
Shiatsu Practitioner Training Program
March 14, 2012
Overcome Pain Yoga Retreat
March 15, 2012
Feldenkrais Workshop - “Divine Spine”
March 17, 2012
D.R.E.A.M. / Vision Workshop
March 17, 2012
REIKI RETREAT 2012 ~ For All Reiki Practitioners - Kamloops
March 23, 2012
Reiki Level 2 Certificate Course
March 24, 2012
Sylvia Browne Spiritual Teacher and Psychic - Guidence for your Soul
March 26, 2012
Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ - Certification Course - Penticton
March 30, 2012
D.R.E.A.M. / Vision Workshop
March 31 - 28, 2012
FSRC Dynamic Xuan Kong Feng Shui
April 2, 2012
FSRC Business Feng Shui Course
April 7, 2012
FSRC Four Pillars of Destiny Essential Course
April 10, 2012
Feldenkrais Group Classes - Wednesday night
April 11 - 23, 2012
Feldenkrais Group Movement Classes - Thursday mornings
April 12 - 24, 2012
Similkameen Wellness Fair
April 14, 2012
The Alchemy of Abundance Workshop
April 21, 2012
Spring Festival of Awareness
April 27 - 29, 2012
Sing Because U Can! - Personal Discovery
April 29, 2012
RAC Teacher Trainer course
May 5, 2012
Registered Reflexology Therapist Certificate Course - New Dates
May 12, 2012
Meadowlark Festival 2012
May 17 - 21, 2012
OK In Health presents - Certified Indian Head Massage - Weekend Intensive
June 1, 2012
Speak, Write & Promote: Become a Mover & Shaker - San Diego
June 1, 2012
Wealthy and Healthy Mind Retreat
June 1, 2012
Meet the Prophecies of 2012 Head On! - Ireland
June 16, 2012
1-Day Workshop Herbology
July 7, 2012
I Can Do It! Scotland, 2012
September 15, 2012
Mediterranean Cruise with Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
September 24, 2012
Sacred Goddess Tour to Greece and Turkey
September 29, 2012
Okanagan-Similkameen Healthy Living Fair
March 1 - 2, 2013
Basic and Diploma Counselling Hypnotherapy Program
Ongoing
A Girls Weekend Out… Kamloops
Ongoing
Children's After School - Art and Yoga Classes
Ongoing
Adult Pottery Classes
Ongoing
Children's Pottery After School Classes
Ongoing
Free Audio Affirmations with Debbie Ford
Ongoing
Goddess Wisdom Intensive- Awaken your Inner Goddess, 7 Week Program
Ongoing
Hypnotherapy Correspondence Course
Ongoing
FREE Webinar for All Workshop Leaders
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.



Chapter 10: Pay Attention

Mindfulness

In this chapter Rubin explores what has typically been one of the most challenging aspects in my growth journey, that being Mindfulness.

That being said, through the years I have discovered my favorite mindfulness strategy for grounding myself in the present moment; checking in with my breath, my body, and my surroundings. Of course, it goes without saying that I must first recognize when I am not in the present moment...which can sometimes take awhile! It is somewhat disconcerting to realize how often our minds simply wander somewhere else - all the more reason to have an awareness tool that can support us in being present-moment focused.

Another interesting topic was examining "True Rules" for making decisions and setting priorities. One of the truths I have been living by for years now is the following: "It's not what you do, it's how you do it" which translates quite nicely into a handy decision making technique: 'It's not what you choose, it's how you choose it!" In otherwords, if I am doing things or choosing things that come from a place of should's, have-to's, obligation, or guilt - it doesn't seem to matter what I do, it rarely works out well, and on the other hand, when I choose things while in alignment with what’s important to me while remaining true to my values, things always seem to work out for the best for all who are involved, it's quite amazing really.

I happen to come from a grounding that our rules are not inherently good or bad, right or wrong...they simply create results. It is our job therefore to look at the results and consciously decide whether or not we are satisfied and adjust accordingly.
If we desire new results, stimulating the mind in new ways is a wonderful strategy for growth. Whether we use a non-dominant hand for day-to-day tasks or concentrate on a new way of doing something, it really forces us to be present and show up 100% for the task at hand, something that we can often get away without doing when operating out of my areas of expertise, or habit.

I particularly enjoyed the idea one of her reader's had for changing passwords that she used so often in a day to reflect an affirmation, or a goal she might be working on, what a great way to further engage the reticular activating system...I think I am going to adopt that one myself!

Be here now!

~ Lyndsay

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.


Review of FREE Webinar for All Workshop Leaders

I took the on-line free webinar "You're About to Discover 3 Massive Mistakes Workshop Leaders Make That Keep Their Event Rooms Empty"
I find it very informative and easy to follow. I learned some cost-effective strategies to 'get the word out' about your next workshop and a 3-step system to help me pack my events. This webinar is still on-going.
Check it out on OK In Health event page -
http://okinhealth.com/events/details.aspx?EventID=873


Review of 'Connect to Your Own Power Workshop'- with Cindy Smith

Cindy Smith's workshop has become a main staple in my life. I have been exploring my personal power, and the angelic realm ever since, With the clear and careful guidance of Cindy's teachings from the Angelic realm, my spiritual level has elevated significantly and my energies are attune to higher vibrational levels. I no longer fear these energies because I now understand what they are and how to protect and clear myself.
A weekend of guided meditation with Huna and dolphin energy has really grounded my clairsensience personality. Chakra healing and cleansing with the Angels has added to my Reiki and Crystal knowledge. It is exciting to now be able to add the Angel card reading modality to my vessel of gathering and learning along my spiritual journey.
Cindy Smith is offering the Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ - Certification Course in Penticton this March, 2012 and a mini workshop at the Spring Festival of Awareness in Naramata, BC
From Rhonda Kyle, Okanagan
http://okinhealth.com/events/details.aspx?EventID=29


Review of 2012’s Spring Festival of Awareness

Wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people. There are so workshops to attend that it is hard to choose because they are all great. Really enjoyed the opening and closing group ceremonies and treatments at the healing oasis. I go on my own each year and love meeting new friends. Treat yourselves to a fun weekend and recharge your energy and inner self. from Lucy, Vancouver
http://okinhealth.com/events/details.aspx?EventID=875
Articles
20 Ways to Get Good Karma by Dalai Lama
1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. 2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. 3. Follow the three R’s:
Bladder Health ~ How to Get It and Maintain It by Caroline Sutherland
To pee or not to pee is the question on many post menopausal women’s minds. When we were younger, we could hold on for hours without emptying our bladders. Now it’s different. We “go” before we leave home. We go at our first appointment and we even have to go in the middle of the night!... Men have urinary tract problems too...
Cardiac Rehab and the Prevention of Hearth Disease- Part Two by Dr. Tamara Browne
Although sometimes necessary, heart medications may exacerbate heart disease by causing further nutrient depletion and contributing to other health problems. Following is a list of commonly prescribed heart meds and some of the problems they may cause......
Fit vs Fat by Shannon Romano
A common misconception is that overweight people are not fit and thin people are. Research shows more accurately that overweight people can be fit despite being heavy and thin people can be unfit despite being thin. So forget about dieting to lose weight, learn to appreciate your body and start moving more...
How to Eat the Healthiest and Sustainable Fish by Lindsay Coulter
Studies show that salmon contain small protein molecules called "bioactive peptides" that may provide support for cartilage, insulin effectiveness, and control of inflammation in the digestive tract. They also provide one of the highest amounts of vitamin D—a nutrient not naturally abundant in a lot of whole foods, as well as selenium, a common deficiency in our corner of the world in part from soil depletion due to high rainfall....
I Have to Be Gluten Free Dairy Free, Now What? by Cathy Lauer
What’s available for dairy free alternatives - Finding out you have to be on a gluten free diet can be a bit overwhelming at first but knowing you also have to avoid dairy can make you feel completely lost. How do I eliminate gluten and dairy from my diet and still have a normal life? What am I going to eat now?...
New Message from Wayne Dyer by Wayne Dyer
Hello My Friends, I greet every new day with the words, “Thank you, thank you, thank you.” That’s the state of mind that directs me, fulfills me, and sends me out into the world with a gift to share. It’s a blessing that I have learned over a lifetime—to experience the presence of Spirit in most of my waking moments. It’s a feeling of contentment and satisfaction, of peace and love...
New Video Educates Canadians on Threat of GM Alfalfa by Environment Care Articles
Follow the bee as she finds out about Monsanto’s plans for genetically modified alfalfa. GM alfalfa is not yet legal in Canada but this could change soon. Alfalfa is an important crop for family farms and for the production of many organic foods. Together, we can still stop GM alfalfa!..
Pet Bladder Problems by Dr. Moira Drosdovech
“For a couple months now, my cat has been urinating on my husband’s clothes any time he leaves them on the floor.” While this activity might help him be more tidy and might be considered by some to be somewhat humorous, this is the most common behaviourial reason to visit the veterinarian with cats. Inappropriate elimination habits are annoying and frustrating. The problem can be either...
Table Salt Versus Sea Salt Versus Crystal Salt by Sandra Butler
Why you should be concerned about using table salt? What is the difference between table salt versus sea salt versus himalayan crystal salt? Are you “worth your salt” or are you “the salt of the earth”? Salt is really an important and necessary part of our daily lives. I invite you to think about it seriously and treat it with respect...
The Foundation of Supplementation by Elaine Munro
The importance of investing in our health is something we all need to remember. While the intricate details of what we consume and the activities we engage in are of obvious significance, the need for supplementation is often overlooked.
The Key To Tomorrow’s Health by Miscellaneous
The German medical doctor, Gerhard Blaettner recalls, “My own patients, whom I had been treating for more than a decade, came to tell me about their healings through the teachings of Bruno Groening. I had applied all the possible medical treatments, but I had not been able to alleviate their chronic suffering.”
The Spirit of the Shaman by Alexis Costello
When we left there we drove on muddy roads and rocky terrain to the Shaman’s house. The role of the Shaman in Bribri culture is interesting. He is a healer, but not of the body. While he has some knowledge of the medicinal properties of plants, those are more the domain of the medicine man. The Shaman is in charge of caring for the spirit and the energetic body...
Why Breast is Best! by Dr. Melissa Bradwell
I feel that it is time to re-visit the benefits of breast-feeding. Understanding that there are always going to be situations where women can’t breastfeed, such as low milk supply and adoption, it becomes imperative to do your research....
Free Admission Events
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
March 5, 2012

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.
Healthy Oriental Cooking Demo and Tasting
March 8, 2012

We all love oriental cooking. Now learn to make it in a healthy way.
Free Audio Affirmations with Debbie Ford
On-going - Internet

Are you feeding yourself with the thoughts, ideas, and words that will add to your self-love? Listen now to one of the self-esteem boosting affirmations below.
FREE Webinar for All Workshop Leaders
On going - All Areas

"You're About to Discover 3 Massive Mistakes Workshop Leaders Make That Keep Their Event Rooms Empty"
Do you have Arthritis or Fibromyalgia?
March 5, 2012

Try a free six-session Arthritis/Fibromyalgia Self-Management Program for adults living with arthritis or fibromyalgia. Family members and friends are welcome.
Ron Spence – Journey to Nickel Plate (Okanagan College Speakers Series)
March 5, 2012

Ron Spence offers an evening filled with tales of adventures and the rollicking discussions that take place in a carpool on the drive from the Channel Parkway to the Nickel Plate Nordic Center.
Tong Ren Therapy: Beyond Accupunture ~ Free Web/Tele-Class
March 7, 2012

Tong Ren Therapy is an Energy Healing Technique that you can use on others or yourself. Easy to learn, Effective, Safe, Natural - No Drugs, No Side Effects and No Hopeless Cases.
Do you have Arthritis or Fibromyalgia?
March 8, 2012

Try a free six-session Arthritis/Fibromyalgia Self-Management Program for adults living with arthritis or fibromyalgia. Family members and friends are welcome.
Kelowna Conscious Cocktails
March 8, 2012

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.
Speaker Series presents Henk Saaltink – Reflections on Sustainability
March 12, 2012

Henk Saaltink, a consulting engineer on national & international water resource & social development projects for over 50 years, will discuss his experiences & the challenges he sees in our future.
Geology, Soils, and Landforms of the Okanagan Valley (Ok College Speakers Series)
March 26, 2012

Tim Watts, geologist & owner of the Kettle Valley Winery, will discuss the geologic history of the Okanagan & how forces such as volcanoes, glaciers & rivers shaped the landscape we see around us.
Free Teleclass - Living Stress Free - with Don Joseph Goewey
March 27, 2012

Free TeleClass with Don Joseph Goewey - Your Best Day Every Day Is Well Within Reach - Learn tools to transcend stress and rewire your brain to generate more peace in life, more joy in work, and more spring in your step.
Free Teleclass - More Than Skin Deep - with Nia Peeples
March 28, 2012

A Holistic Approach to Beauty from the Insight Out - Join Nia Peeples as she debunks today's unrealistic beauty standards and shares a holistic approach to honor ourselves from the inside out.
Free Community Self-Defense Class!
March 29, 2012

Great Way Martial Arts is hosting a Free Community Self-Defense Class!
Marc Arellano – Strange Fruit (Documentary Screening)
April 2, 2012

Marc Arellano is going to be screening Strange Fruit: A Changing Landscape in the Central Okanagan, his feature-length documentary about family-run orchards and the issues of land, labour and water.
First Fridays at the Penticton Art Gallery
April 6, 2012

This event is our Open Mic and Art sharing night, happening on the first Friday of every month. Bring instruments, paints, poetry, your voice, an open mind etc.
8th Annual Seedy Saturday
April 14, 2012

Come downtown and join us for a fun day
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.
EECO Storytime
Wednesday mornings at 10:00 in January & February - Kelowna

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

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

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

Mt. Baldy (Dilworth) Rifle Rd. Join our walking instructors as they guide you on the path to physical health and well being. Meet new friends, and get fit at the same time! Please arrive on time
Kelowna 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
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
Overcome Pain Yoga Retreat
March 15, 2012

Overcome Pain: Knowledge and Gentle Yoga 4 days Retreat. Level 1 at Naramata Centre.
REIKI RETREAT 2012 ~ For All Reiki Practitioners - Kamloops
March 23, 2012

This Reiki retreat is being offered as a way to connect with all Reiki practitioners regardless of their lineage and learn new and exciting ways to help others heal. That is really what Reiki is all about, helping others to heal whatever needs to be...
Spring Festival of Awareness
April 27, 2012

Over 50 Workshops, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Sunrise Meditations and Tai Chi, A Healing Oasis, A Festival Store, Saturday night Entertainment and more
A Girls Weekend Out… Kamloops
You pick the weekend! - Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Get all the girls together and spend an unforgettable, fun and relaxing weekend at the South Thompson Inn & Conference Centre.
Yoga of Silence Retreat
April 6, 2012

The Prama Institute is a holistic retreat center located on 130 beautiful acres in Marshall, NC. Our scenic and peaceful yoga workshops, spiritual retreats, workplace seminars, and other events. ...
Yummy Yoga Retreat
April 13, 2012

The Prama Institute is a holistic retreat center located on 130 beautiful acres in Marshall, NC. Our scenic and peaceful yoga workshops, spiritual retreats, workplace seminars, and other events.
SEDONA: Goddess Healing Spiritual Retreat
April 29, 2012

Gaelic festival of Beltane - sharing in circle, walking the land, exploring sacred sites, movement class, guided visualizations, pipe, fire and Beltane celebration ceremonies.
Clare Island Yoga Retreat
On-Going - Co Mayo

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

Lois Dolphin Spirit Gate Retreat center on Inch Beach, Co Kerry - Four Celtic Fire Festivals
Sober but Stuck?
On-going - Kelowna

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

Anam Cara Retreat - A tranquil spot that provides sanctuary for novice as well as experienced people working in the creative arts
 
Festivals & Fairs
Body & Soul Wellness Fair - Vernon
March 4, 2012

You are invited to join us at the 8th annual Body & Soul Wellness Fair, a weekend trade show to come together with a common focus: health and wellness. Free Admission.
Similkameen Wellness Fair
April 14, 2012

Similkameen Health and Wellness Fair being held in Keremeos - Vendor booths now available - Book early -
Kelowna's Woman's Fair
March 11, 2012

Admission is Free! Come join us for a day of fun, shopping, and chances to win fabulous prizes. First 100 woman will get a goody bag...
Free Blood Pressure & Weight In Clinic
April 5, 2012

Come join us!
Great Cloth Diaper Change
April 21, 2012

We are trying to set a Guinness Book of World Record to have as many babies changed into cloth diapers at once. - vendors selling baby and green items -
Great Cloth Diaper Change 2012
April 21, 2012

We are trying to set a Guinness Book of World Record to have as many babies changed into cloth diapers at once. Various vendors selling baby and green items.
Spring Okanagan Wine Festival
May 4, 2012

Whether you come for a day, a weekend or a week, this is a great way to meet the season’s new debutante wines. Great wine. Gourmet food. Gracious hospitality.
Fitness Classes
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.
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 - Kelowna & West Kelowna.
Tuesday 9:30am, Thursday 9:30am, Tuesday 6:30pm or Thursday 6:30pm - Kelowna

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 confirm times and venue
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.
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!
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
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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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March 9, 2012

Tip of the Week:

Mars is currently retrograde influencing criticism and possibly harsh attitudes. Mercury will be as well (March 12- April 4). In Astrology, there are 3 ‘personal planets’ that can turn retrograde. 2 are listed above and the other is Venus. So, when anyone of these is retrograde, the river begins to take more complex winds and turns and channels narrow and rapids are produced. With awareness and a pro-active attitude such times can prove exciting and fun. Yet, imagine a river trip with a blind fold on? This is how many people live thus are subject to more problems and anxieties than is necessary. Like knowing the weather or traffic report or having accurate tide schedules…, Astrology offers valuable insights for practical use. Sometimes these are focused upon deeper realities like the climate zone altogether - a metaphor for understanding a person’s core nature. Referring to one’s ‘nature’ clearly finds its roots in Astrology, the first religion, s...
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A NIGHT LIGHT THAT USES NO POWER
Do you have solar lights outside, along a path or border? You can bring them into the house for the night, set each into a vase or drink bottle, and spread them out to give you free lights all night. They aren’t bright enough for reading, but are bright enough for you to get around. The next day, you just take your solar lights back outside and they will recharge and be ready for you to use the next night or any time the power is out. Submitted by Sally Scales



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Great animated video on GM Alfalfa!
3-minute action-packed educational video on genetically modified alfalfa now posted! 
Watch Now!  Why Take Action to Stop GM Alfalfa?
 
Follow the bee as she finds out about Monsanto’s plans for genetically modified alfalfa. GM alfalfa is not yet legal in Canada but this could change soon. Alfalfa is an important crop for family farms and for the production of many organic foods. Together, we can still stop GM alfalfa! - Watch VIDEO Now!


Classified

Penticton Studio for RentStudio For Rent
Shanti Wellness, 500 square feet of tranquility in the heart of downtown Penticton, is available to rent by the hour, the day and the weekend. Classes, meetings or workshops. 250.486.5739  Penticton BC

Wellness Clinic For Sale
Cherry Blossom Acupuncture for sale - Phone Megan at 587-228-7861

Wanted
Looking for a massage table. Call Beth Hynes at 250-878-1835

For Sale
Whole Body Vibration machine. (Vitality 600) Lose weight, increase flexibility,improve muscle strenght & increase engery In only 10 mins a day, Pd $1,200 selling for only $599. Phone Joanne at 250 485 8190

For Rent:
Attention Practitioners and/or like minded individuals; Teaching space and Treatment room available for rent. Call Marie Sperling at Rite-Way Health to inquire. 250-212-2431

http://okinhealth.com/events/details.aspx?EventID=873For Sale:  Professional Foot Detox Machine (Aqua Chi) $600.00 Used but in great condition. Phone Michelle: 250 8091389 (still for sale)

For Sale:  TOTAL BODY SHAPER exercise machine. SOLD
10 minutes a day and it works like a dream.  Like new - paid $1300.00. would like $800.00 reasonable offers considered. Vernon Call Shirley at 250-558-5869 
 hi ladies, my classified for a excersice virpbration machine is now sold. thanks so much for listing it for me

For Sale: State–of–the–Art Software for Health Practitioners 
NES Health System
The NES technology quickly analyzes the human body-field and graphically pinpoints structures that require attention. Comprehensive reports recommend specific Infoceuticals that work to balance the body-field.  The science of biophysics is the basis for the scanning of the human body-field, and the Infoceutical technology of the NES Health System. Biophysics incorporates the latest research into information transfer within living organisms and is related to a branch of physics--Quantum Electro Dynamics (QED) field theory--that involves the study of communication between atoms.For detailed information check the following websites: Research and Articles about the technology: website  Head office site: website    Distributor for North America: webiste   $6,000 includes DVD, promotional material and 20 infoceuticals. Contact Carole punt E-mail  778-476-4918

For Sale
A professional quality Detox Foot Spa machine (Platinum Energy is the Canadian company). Asking $900. Photos available by E-mail. Phone Nora 250-545-2747.  

BUDGIES available
Healthy budgies are available at the BCSPCA. Mated pair (female and male) so they can be together in one cage. They are curious, very gentle and are now learning to interact by coming out of their cage, eat from your hand, and sit on your finger. Cage and accessories are included. Call BCSPCA 250 493-0136


Spring Special Offers now on!
Business Card  - 50% off
Wellness Directory  - 50% off
Supreme Events  - 50% off  
Limited offer March 1st to April 27th,2012     CLICK HERE - FULL DETAILS


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Until next month!
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