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Publisher's Message ~ August 2011 Issue
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 Mother Bear with her three cubs
Photo by Klaus Ferlow

Greetings to all our OK In Health members,

First let us say a big 'Thank You' to all our members that support this community wellness network and for taking the time to read what our members have to share with you in our monthly eMagazine and on the website. This network could not happen without you!

I would like to take this opportunity, if I may, to send a special thank you to Hope Air, BC Residents Program, Variety's emergency response program, and all the doctors and nurses in Penticton, Kelowna Hospital and also at BC Children’s Hospital. Our three kids have been ill with different things and one child was seriously ill. She was hospitalized locally at first but then needed to go to Vancouver asap for surgery. Hope Air offered to fly her to BC Children’s Hospital and made all the arrangements for her. So many groups stepped in to help us make all the arrangement. We were very grateful for all the support from everyone and are pleased to say all our wonderful kids are on the mend now. You can help Hope Air get both children and adults to the care they need by donating airmiles online at or by contributing your RBC Reward Points at in exchange for a donation receipt. Another idea is to support the BC Variety club or the Shriners.

This month we have two brand new columns starting.
The Body Knows - with Best-selling author/I Can Do It/Hay House speaker Caroline Sutherland.
Pass on the Salt  - with lots of information on starting a low or salt-free diet.

We have many wonderful events posted on our calendar. So have a look at our new August eMagazine below and all the wonderful articles, recipes, and events that your community is offering ~ Community supporting Community!
Sit back, relax and take a moment to see what they have to say…….
Warm Regards
Yours In Health
Maria Carr and OK In Health Team
Publisher of OK In Health E-Magazine

OK In Health Events Presents:

Linda Baril - September -     RAC Registered Reflexology Therapist Certificate Course  - Penticton
Susan Allen - September -   Certified Indian Head Massage  - Penticton
Cindy Smith - October -       Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ - Certification Course - Penticton
Pamela Shelly - November - Business Course For Holistic Practitioners  - Penticton

OK In Health Sponsored Events:

 Organic Okanagan Festival - Kelowna - September 18, 2011   - Book your booth early
 Kelowna Wellness Fair - Kelowna Oct 22 - Oct 23, 2011  - Book your booth early - OK In Health is #10
 Seniors Symposium Trade Show - Penticton - Oct 19, 2011  - Book your booth early

Featured Practitioner or Wellness Business

Jese Wiens Naturopathic Doctor
Experience the Naturopathic approach to healthcare. Your comprehensive initial intake and physical exam will result in a treatment plan that is tailored to you......  View Details

Daydream Esthetics Studio
At Daydream Spa we take a holistic approach to beauty.  Deanna Klan offers facials, manicures, pedicures, hot stone and Swedish massage, lash and brow tinting, waxing, foot detox baths, body wraps and body polishes  in Penticton... View Details

Serge Mazerand's Keys to Serenity
Relaxing and Healing Music by nature with Serge Mazerand, Music Producer. Beautiful soothing music for spas, wellness professionals and those seeking inner peace and serenity.....  View Details  

Norma Cowie Enterprises
I am available for Psychic Tarot Card Readings, Psychic Clearing of Blocks in person by phone, email or Skype. I also faciliate Group gatherings, workshops and lectures. Products are also available.... View Details

Bahiti Belly Dance
Bahiti encourages positive body image, personal expression through dance, and helps to build self confidence and awareness. We welcome all ages, abilities, body shapes and sizes! ...   View Details

See below for more events and information...

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 Omlette

This is a simple omlette that is packed full of flavour! All eggs contain the same basic good stuff, and the large ones pack only 72 calories each, so you really can't go wrong. But depending on your eating habits, special eggs may be worth the extra cash. Labels to look for are Organic eggs as these were laid by chickens that aren't fed nasty slaughterhouse byproducts, antibiotics, or certain additives. Have you ever wondered what the difference is between free run and free range - check out the OK In Health article on that topic in our August Article section.

Vermicelli Pasta

This is a tasty pasta that will work well served with a protein source to become a complete meal. Vermicelli is a type of pasta that is round in section and somewhat thinner than spaghetti and a little larger than angel-hair. A lot of people use it instead of spaghetti. It cooks very fast because it's so skinny, 5 to 7 minutes or less. Try our Vermicelli Pasta Salad recipe for a flavourful salad that's perfect on a hot summer night.

Low Salt Pasta Dish

For a fast and easy dish try this pasta recipe. It's an excellent low salt and low potassium alternative to pasta with tomato sauce.

Wellness Directory
Bahiti Belly Dance - 250-809-4530
Crystals Spirit Adventures - 250-681-1354
Dare To Dream - Body, Mind & Spirit Centre - 250-712-9295
Daydream Esthetics Studio - 250-490-1233
Health is Bliss - 250-801-2798
Jese Wiens Naturopathic Doctor - 250-276-9485
MotionWorks Fitness - 250-768-1001
Norma Cowie Enterprises - 250 490 0654
Penticton's Whole Foods Market - Health Store & Cafe - 250-493-2855
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
Uplifted Wholebody and Facial Rejuvenation - (250) 309-0411
Wind In The Willow - 250-276-5308
Your Youth Juice - 778-471-3912
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.


We would like to start a low salt diet. What is the difference from Low sodium, No sodium and less sodium labels?


Planning what you eat and balancing your meals are important ways to manage your health. Eating healthy often means making changes in your current eating habits. A registered dietitian can provide in-depth personalized nutrition education, tailor these general guidelines to meet your needs, and help you begin a personal action plan. Some evidence suggests a daily sodium restriction to 1500 milligrams (1.5 grams) may benefit patients with cardiovascular risks including heart failure, hypertension, kidney disease, African-American ethnicity, and all middle aged and older adults.

The best way to start is to read your labels. The sodium content is listed on the food label per serving size. Ignore the % daily value and focus on the amount of mg sodium per serving. Decrease the total amount of sodium you consume to 2,000 milligrams (mg) or 2 grams (g) per day or less.

Foods labeled Low sodium are 140 mg or less per serving.
No sodium have less than 5 mg per serving.
Less Sodium can still be very high. It just means they lowered the salt in the product from what the regular product has.

A good idea is to keep a record of the amount of sodium you consume every day. Write down the amount in mg after each meal or snack.

Supreme Events
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
August 22 - 5, 2011
Fueling for an Ironman
August 24, 2011
Happily Holistic's 1st Annnual 'Be Your Best' Celebration
August 27, 2011
Quantum-Touch Level 1 Workshop
August 31 - 1, 2011
Fusion Crystal Bowl and Tibetan Gong Concert with Cheryl Redfern and Elisabeth Mueller - Penticton
September 9, 2011
OK In Health presents - Certified Indian Head Massage - Weekend Intensive
September 9, 2011
Training in The New Regression Therapy
September 9 - 18, 2011
Traditional Chinese Feng Shui - FSRC Professional - Certification Course - Modules 1 & 2
September 9, 2011
Fundamentals of Barbara Brennan Healing Science
September 10, 2011
Fusion Crystal Bowl and Tibetan Gong Concert with Cheryl Redfern and Elisabeth Mueller - Kelowna
September 10, 2011
Traditional Chinese Feng Shui - FSRC Professional - Certification Course Modules 3 & 4
September 16, 2011
6th Annual Organic Okanagan Festival
September 18, 2011
High Energy Tibetan Singing Bowl Concert with John Or - Kelowna
September 24, 2011
High Energy Tibetan Singing Bowl Concert - Penticton
October 1, 2011
Tarot for Successful Living
October 7, 2011
Plug Into Your Personal, Psychic & Spiritual Power
October 7 - 16, 2011
I Can Do It! 2011 in Pasadena
October 14, 2011
20th Annual Seniors Symposium Trade Show
October 19, 2011
Spiritual Group Tour To Egypt
October 20, 2011
Kelowna Wellness Fair
October 22 - 23, 2011
RAC presents Farida Irani on Ayurveda Aromatherapy
October 22 - 23, 2011
Angel Empowerment Practitioner™ - Certification Course - Penticton Retreat
October 25, 2011
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training ~ The Aquarian Teacher
October 29, 2011
Cranio-Sacral Reflexology Diploma Course - Vancouver
November 2 - 5, 2011
Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science
November 12, 2011
Business Course For Holistic Practitioners
November 26 - 27, 2011
Solstice Bliss
December 21, 2011
The Shadow Process Retreat
February 10, 2012
Heal Your Life® Workshop Leader Training
February 26, 2012
Body & Soul Wellness Fair - Vernon
March 3 - 4, 2012
Cranio-Sacral Reflexology Diploma Course ~ Alberta
March 7, 2012
REIKI RETREAT 2012 ~ For All Reiki Practitioners - Kamloops
March 23, 2012
Book Club
Lyndsay BlaisThe OK In Health's Book Club is managed by Lyndsay Blais, a passionate speaker, author and success coach.
Join in Lyndsay's weekly discussion on the book of the month. As an avid reader, Lyndsay looks forward to facilitating interesting conversations with you through the OK in Health Book Club! Would you like to join our New OK In Health's Book Club? Open to all OK In Health members.

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What is your favourite of Gretchen's Twelve Commandments or Secrets of Adulthood? (pp. 10-11)

My favourite today is #3: Act the Way I want to Feel - this works like magic, it's so freeing to know I have that much control over my mood...not new of course, it's a recycled version of "fake it 'til you make it", but just try it on for size one day this week, and see if it works for you too!

As for her Secrets of Adulthood, "no deposit - no return" couldn't be more true, so what is your deposit going to be today?

~ Lyndsay
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We sponsor community events that have value for our members.

INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE Weekend Course with Susan Allen

The course is highly experiential with ample practical instruction, demonstrations and hands-on learning. It teaches the principles, techniques and movements of an extensive Indian Head Massage sequence that will give an introduction to the versatility and possibilities available to you with this modality.

By the end of the course I was able to give and receive a full massage treatment. A full Indian Head Massage treatment can take up to an hour and focuses on areas of the body that are most vulnerable to stress and tension: the upper back and shoulders, upper arms, neck, head, face and ears. The effects of Indian Head Massage are both immediate and cumulative. It provides a respite from our busy lifestyles and encourages us to feel more relaxed, balanced, revitalized and focused.
Indian Head Massage is ideal for augmenting and complementing many other modalities, professions and interests including but not limited to reflexology, acupressure, shiatsu, hairstyling, aesthetics, massage therapy, aromatherapy, reiki and body/energy work.
Susan Allen, was our instructor and she was awarded the Kent Centre of Indian Champissage (Head Massage) Diploma (UK) in 2002. Since then her practice has continued to evolve by combining a diverse range of experiences with ongoing personal development and bodywork studies. It has been a natural progression for Susan to share her enthusiasm in Indian Head Massage as a course instructor by drawing on her seven years experience of working as a Training Officer in England. She now teaches in Vancouver, across Canada and is coming the Penticton this fall.
Vicky, Vancouver Island
"Taking it One Grain at a Time!" by 'PASS on the SALT'
By Maria O'Farrell-Carr. We thought we had a fairly good low sodium diet. In fact, when my daughter got stage three acute kidney disease, the renal specialists were in awe that she had not swollen up or didn’t have the classic signs of puffy eyes and ankles. We rarely use salt when cooking or on the table and this had helped her and her kidneys. Feeling pretty proud of ourselves, it was only until she went to the paediatric renal dietician and that we realized how much hidden sodium was actually in our foods.....
A Little Summer Reading by Cathy Lauer
You’ve just been diagnosed with celiac disease and you are struggling to get information from a health professional that doesn’t scare you to death. Here are some great books to relieve your stress and help you along the road to better health...
Aggression in Dogs by Dr. Moira Drosdovech
There are a number of reasons for aggression in dogs and I will not be going into detail on most. What I will discuss here is sudden onset of aggression in a normally non-aggressive dog and possible reasons for its appearance.
Are Mistakes REALLY for Learning? by Maggie Reigh
Do you feel compelled to correct and punish your child for making mistakes? For generations parents have believed this is how to teach right from wrong. But what are parents really teaching? Are they stifling their child’s natural impulse to learn and grow? Are they teaching their children to hide their mistakes and lie about them? Are they destroying their relationship with their child and their child’s confidence?...
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...
Cherry-picking in the Okanagan by David Suzuki
Tara and I love cherries. We thought it would be great to celebrate their season with an annual ritual. So for 32 years, we have looked forward to our annual cherry run, which begins as soon as school ends. We have loaded up the van and camped our way toward the Okanagan Valley where, depending on what kind of spring it was, we might start south in Osoyoos, or further north in Penticton or Kelowna.
Cognitive Health by Del Muzzillo
Cognitive impairment is a growing concern as we age. There is much that we can do on a preventative basis to maintain good cognitive health.It is never too early and it is rarely ever too late to take steps that will help assure good cognitive health into our most senior years...
Farmers Market Surprises Continued by Cleo Murray
My latest discovery has actually been condemned by some as an “unsightly, pervasive weed”. Yes, you may even find it growing in the cracks of your sidewalk. So, if your neighbour finds you crawling around on all fours on your sidewalk pulling green things out of the cracks, don’t be blaming me. “Purslane”
How to Achieve Happiness in 5 steps by Carole Fawcett
We all enjoy life so much more when we are feeling happy and fulfilled. I believe that we will live longer and stronger if our personal purpose is joy. Happiness is not bought nor is it given. It is something we must reach out for and create in our own lives. It has no monetary value, but the value it does have is priceless....
How to Get the Most out of Your Pedicure Experience by Deanna Klan
After 24 years as an Esthetician, I can give you great tips on having the best pedicure experience. Here are some easy quick ways to maximize your time with your Esthetician.
Natural Gas is Not a Solution for Climate Change by David Suzuki
A report by the David Suzuki Foundation and Pembina Institute, “Is natural gas a climate change solution for Canada?” examines the key issues around natural gas and reaches surprising conclusions...
Not All Protein is Created Equal! by David Dixon
One of the products that people ask about – and have concerns about – is protein. No, it is not all created equal(ly). Some people are justly concerned about their “allergy” to whey protein. Should this be the case, we generally take a closer look at what whey proteins are available and which type is more likely to be acceptable to their systems.....
Review of Tedx Event “Beyond Sustainability” by Dale Bonke
On June 25, 2011, I attended the first ever Tedx Talk event for the Oknagan. It was held at the Okanagan Colleges Penticton campus new Centre for Excellence. The Theme of the event was “Beyond Sustainability”. It had 18 speakers and musical guests who focused on the "Actions to be Taken" to maintain the combined integrity of the environment, social structure and economic health in the Okanagan Valley and the World...
Story of Cosmetics by Miscellaneous
New groundbreaking animation about the deadly chemicals in personal care products...
What is the Difference Between Free Run and Free Range Eggs? by Miscellaneous
I am confounded by the difference between free range and free run eggs. In my lazy attempt to be a good consumer, I try to go for the one that subjectively sounds the best, and promise to go home and do my homework. I am sharing my results with you.
Wind Power by Environment Care Articles
Wind energy is increasingly being considered a viable and attractive power source. Many countries, including the U.S., Germany, Spain, China, and India, are putting policies into place to drive the development of their wind energy industries. In Canada, the amount of wind energy being harnessed for use in our homes, offices, and factories has grown quickly over the past few years, led by Ontario with its Green Energy Act...
Free Admission Events
2011 BC Seniors Games
August 16, 2011

The BC Seniors Games Society cordially invites all residents of British Columbia aged 55 to gather in the West Kootenays.
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
August 22, 2011

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.
Fueling for an Ironman
August 24, 2011

If you have ever thought about doing any kind of long distance endurance event, this free seminar is for you!
Happily Holistic's 1st Annnual 'Be Your Best' Celebration
August 27, 2011

On August 27th, Happily Holistic will be hosting it's 1st annual 'Be Your Best' Celebration in honour of our one year anniversary!
Free Audio Affirmations with Debbie Ford

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.
Penticton Green Drinks
Second Sunday of Every month from 2pm -4pm at Wholefoods 17170 Main Street Penticton

Green Drinks is a social networking event for businesses, organizations and people concerned about the environment. each event features a speaker and free organic snacks and drinks served.
Embrace your Magnificence with Chris Madsen
August 19, 2011

Embrace Your Magnificence! Concert, sharing, meditation with Chris Madsen Inner Light Yoga Studio. Spread the word & bring friends.
Free Blood Pressure & Weight In Clinic
September 1, 2011

Come join us!
Green Drinks - Kelowna
September 1, 2011

Sustainability networking event, is taking place at Doc Willoughby’s pub. Come on out and meet, mingle, and network with a lively mixture of sustainability-minded people.
Indigo Adults: Open Discussion Group
September 7, 2011

An open discussion group for highly intuitive, sensitive adults who have a passion for life and equality - open minded, open hearted, spiritual, synchronistic, loving, creative, 'psychic', a pioneer.
Kelowna Conscious Cocktails
September 8, 2011

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.
"Living the Creative Life" Art Exhibition
August 5th - September 11, 10:00am-5:00pm

This art show brings together creative people from three communities and locates them in three defined spaces at the Shatford. Find out what inspires the artists of the South Okanagan.
Concerned about your Diabetes? - Terrace
Tuesday Afternoons 1:30 - 2:45

FREE Diabetes information event - Different subject every week. Limited seating. Please RSVP and mention OK In Health as your referral.
Gibson Heritage House Summer Tours
Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 4pm

During July and August. Regional Parks staff and volunteers will guide you through the 1912 heritage house which has been restored and refurnished through community donations.
Night Market at the SS Sicamous
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5pm - 9pm

Local produce and an artisan market. The S.S. Sicamous is open on those days until 9pm for visitors.
The Kelowna Farmers' & Crafters'
Saturday / Wednesday / Thursday Markets

Our thanks to both vendors and visitors who are making this market Kelowna's most exciting ongoing community event. Corner of Dilworth Drive and Springfield Road - Kelowna
The Penticton Farmers' Market's

Every Saturday Morning - 8:30 am to 12 noon - May 1 to October 31 Starts at 100 Main Street
Retreats & Weekend Away
I Can Do It! 2011 in Pasadena
October 14, 2011

Best-selling author and self-help pioneer Louise L. Hay welcomes you to this extraordinary weekend conference.
A Girls Weekend Out… Kamloops
You pick the weekend!

Get all the girls together and spend an unforgettable, fun and relaxing weekend at the South Thompson Inn & Conference Centre.
"Results Guaranteed" Facilitator Training & Certification Program
September 1, 2011

The Training offers an overview of the 'New Medicine' and how it integrates modern science and ancient wisdom. A Symphony of the Natural Healing Arts, Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology.
15th Annual Wise Women's Festival - Weekend Retreat 2011
September 16, 2011

50 Workshops, A Healing Oasis,Sunrise Ceremonies, A Festival store & more
Festivals & Fairs
6th Annual Organic Okanagan Festival
September 18, 2011

The Okanagan's Finest Green Living Expo!
Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival
August 19, 2011

A three-day music celebration features six stages and over 45 artists representing Canada and the World. Phone for more details
Okanagan Feast of Fields
August 21, 2011

With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you can taste the very best of BC from chefs, vintners, brewers, farmers, fishers, ranchers and food artisans - a sustainable, local food system.
Small Business Marketplace
August 27, 2011

This is a good way for independant consultants to build a customer base and create connections with others like-minded people.
Hope Brigade Days
September 8, 2011

For over 40 years Hope has invited everyone to its own party after a full summer tourist season.
2011 Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair
September 10, 2011

About 80 local non-profit organizations will set up their displays and will be looking forward to meeting and talking with you. Ask how YOU can help make Kelowna a great place to live.
19th Annual Hills Garlic Festival
September 11, 2011

Listed as one of the world's top 10 garlic festivals!!
Spanish Film Series
September 13, 2011

List of movies: 1. Un Franco, 14 pesetas. March 1 2.Habana Blues. March 29 3. Camarón. April 26 4.El abuelo. September 13 5.(English subtitles)
Prince George's 10th Annual BC Rivers Day Music Festival
September 25, 2011

Free community event that celebrates our rivers through watershed stewardship, environmental education and community involvement. Live music.
Fitness Classes
Rattlesnake Island Small Boat Race
August 20, 2011

Rattle your boat to the island and snake back via Peachland for an all out no holds barred race to the finish!
Party in Pink ZUMBATHON charity event
September 22, 2011

75% of the Party in Pink "Zumbathon" $10 ticket fee benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure and its global non-profit partners to fund breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. Phone for venue and more details.
Nia Classes - Penticton - Mornings
Tuesday 10:30am or Thursday 9:00am

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
Feldenkrais Works...... - Nelson
Thurs.'s 5:15-6:15 p.m., Fri.'s 12-1 p.m.

Better balance, posture, flexibility, less pain.....
Nia Classes - West Kelowna - Evenings
Tuesday 6:30pm or Thursday 6:30pm

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 Class - Penticton - Evenings
Monday's 7:00pm , Wednesday 6:00pm,

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 - Vancouver
Tuesday 6:00pm or Sunday 11:00am

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

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 - Mornings
Tuesday 9:30am or Thursday 9:30am

Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music. Classes run in sessions. Newcomers are welcome anytime. Flex passes and unlimited passes available.
Nia Classes - Spokane
Mon. or Wed. 5:30pm or Tuesday or Thursday at 9am

Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music.
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Connect with Yourself Weekly
Michael O'ConnorTake time in your busy week to reflect on your inner rhythms of yourself and your life. OK In Health's Soular Rhythms column managed by Michael O'Connor.
Astrologer/Numerologist and a popular columnist, lecturer, presenter and workshop facilitator, Michael brings enthusiasm, passion and a wealth of knowledge.

Click here to see Michael's ideas for reflection.

August 5, 2011

Tip of the Week:

From the perspective of Earth, Mars, Uranus and Pluto are forming close angular relationships. Of greatest concern is the fact that Mars will form an exact Opposition (180 degrees) to Pluto and both planets will Square (90 degrees) Uranus. This “aspect pattern” is called a T-Square. Such angular relationships between planets have proven to produce ‘synchronistic effects’ here on Earth. This aspect pattern is a very powerful indicator of major events. Since Uranus is the ‘receiving’ planet from both Mars and Pluto and with Uranus positioned in Aries, there is an indication of sudden assertions, and violent shifts, be they geophysical, social/political or otherwise. The manifestation could also be positive, but it is the negative that usually ‘gets all the press’. How such energy patterns will manifest depends on the subjects that will be influenced according to their ‘nature’, like chemistry. Such a configuration is ‘destined’ because it is a...
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FEEDBACK of our last book club - Excuses Begone by Dr. Wayne Dyer

I am one quarter through the book and it's hard to put down. It definatly makes you think about your whole lifestyle and thought process. I totally believe that you can think your way to being sick or healthy and this book totally clears up any unanswered questions I have had about that. I look forward to the rest of the book. Thanks Lyndsay for introducing me to this. From Maria Mackenzie


Saw you at the Okanagan-Similkameen Healthy Living Fair. I was amazed at all the different resources you have pulled together. Thank you for being a sponsor for this event. WOW! Anne


Hi there!- It has been absolutely fantastic to witness the development and growth of OK In Health eMagazine over the years. Maria and her team are truly AWESOME and INSPIRED Souls. There enthusiasm for health positively exudes through the web pages. Well done Sweet Angels! I feel REALLY BLESSED to have YOU in my life.
BIG love and hugs from South Africa
Chris Stormer-Fryer


OK in Health is the best place to find out what is happening in alternatives healthcare in the Okanagan Valley and beyond...and it is immediate and inexpensive, effective way to reach conscious consumers! A. E. from Penticton
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For Rent:    Kelowna (above the Marmalade Cat Café )  Space For Rent   
For Rent:    Practitioners Room for Rent - Penticton
Wanted:     Office for Rent in Vancouver
Announcement:   Serge Mazerand's is available for private House Concert
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