Editor

About Maria Carr
The Publisher, Editor, and Founder of OK In Health

 

Maria Carr grew up in Ireland and after years of studying, travelling, and working in Ireland, Europe, Canada, Australia, and other places, she settled in beautiful Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, in the Okanagan Valley in 1992. She continues to have adventures and recently has explored Paris, Mexico, and South America (Costa Rica, Columbia, Panama Jungles).

Maria Carr has worked in the health field for over 25 years. She was a Dental Surgery Assistant (DSA) for 18 years and she went on to work at an Okanagan health food store for five years as a Natural Health Consultant and Digestive Care advisor.  Maria also spent many years as a Cadet Youth Leader in St. John's Ambulance and extensive work with brain injury recovery patients. Maria is also a Certified Reflexology RAC Practitioner. She has a private practice called 'Celtic Healing Centre' in Penticton, B.C. She has also specialized in Healing Touch & Healing Touch Support for Pregnancy and Childbirth, Cranio-Sacral Reflexology, Medical Intuitive and has created the organic "Celtic-Healing Creams".

Maria started the "OK In Health" website in 2004, as she felt there was a real need for networking and supporting of our Health and Wellness Community. She felt there was also a need for a main place to post all workshops and natural health related information in the Okanagan, B.C., & AB...  
In 2006, Maria went to Ireland to launch OK In Health - In Ireland.

Having a completely green business was a very important part of the goals for OK In Health, hence why we only offer an e-Magazine. 

Maria met and attended training by digestive care expert Brenda Watson, metabolism expert Brad King, hormone expert Lorna Vanderhaeghe, herbalists & medicinal mushroom expert Terry Willard, fats, oils & nutrition expert Udo Erasmus. Maria represented OK In Health and had special one on one meetings with Neale Donald Walsch, Dr. Gabor Mate, and attended lectures by Dr. David Suzuki and Barbara Coloroso and others.

Maria also had the chance to meet and attend lectures by Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay, Caroline Myss, Doreen Virtue and even had a reading from Sylvia Browne, plus she met spiritual intuitive Colette Baron-Reid, stress management, humour consultant Loretta LaRoche, and psychic medium Lisa Williams!

Maria hosts a weekly Health Column in 5 Okanagan newspapers and was invited to give a talk to 200 people at the "2008-The Year to Create". Maria's topic was called - "Create Your Dream!"

Maria is the founder, editor, and web designer of the ‘OK In Health’ website and is enjoying watching the growth of the website, thanks to the tremendous support from all our 3,000+ members.

OK In Health has been highlighted on the success of OK In Health on "Okanagan To-day" tv show on Shaw Cable.  OK In Health was also featured on TV when awarded the 2008 SOHF Health & Fitness Educator Award by MLA Rich Thorpe.

In 2008, OK In Health was awarded the South Okanagan Health Fair's
SOHF Health & Fitness Educator Award and Maria was awarded the
2008 SOWINS, Women Up Front and Centre - Health & Wellness Award
for her work on OK In Health and the community.

In 2009, Maria has started her training as a Medical Intuitive with Kim Seer and in 2010 became the first western Canada's Cranio-Sacral Reflexology Instructor.

Maria started OK In Health Presents in 2008. Maria is the event co-ordinator and has organized such events as a St. Patrick's Day Community celebration, Relexology courses with Chris Stormer from South Africia, Cranio Sacral Reflexology courses with Dr. Martine Faure Alderson from England, an anatomy and physiology course with Joan Moffet and Healing Touch for Babies with Rita Kluny, from Texas.

Maria was involved at the grass-root level with working with producer Paul MacInnes to bring Deepak Chopra to Penticton, BC. OK In Health Presents,  plans to continue to bring more wonderful speakers to the Okanagan, with the support of the OK In Health team and members.

Maria and the OK In Health team travel around B.C providing presentations, talks and attending health shows to share the news about the OK In Health network.

OK In Health has over 3,000 signed up for their free membership & e-Magazine.

Maria continues to enjoy studying, travelling, working on OK In Health and life in the beautiful Okanagan Valley with her family and friends.  

Come visit our website at www.OKinHealth.com

 

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Celtic Healings Intuitive Readings with Maria O'Farrell Carr


Wellness Tip
Interval training
Interval training mimics the behavior of our hunting-gathering ancestors better than continuous exercise that maintains a constant pace for 20-40 minutes. Interval training can be defined as short, high-intensity exercise periods alternated with periods of rest. Periods of high and low intensity are repeated several times to form a complete workout.


Sacred Tour in Hawaii with Maria and Cindy 2015


Wellness Directory
CranioSacral Therapy & Rhythmic Reflexology with Judy Lamb-Richardson
Specialty: Reflexology
Every session is an ecclectic mix of various training modalities that best suits the client on any given day. Judy offers treatments in South Slocan, BC
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Ancient Celtic Vibrational Course with Ireland's Jane Donald & Maria O’Farrell Carr


Event
The Calgary Body Soul & Spirit Expo
Date: Apr 10, 2015
Location: Alberta
Bringing together the best of health, well being,ancient wisdom, complementary medicine, holistic therapies, spirituality, new consciousness and more.
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Body & Soul Wellness Fair - Vernon - March 2015


Article
The Future of the Role of Alternative Healthcare in the 21st Century
Whether the practitioner is a naturopath, herbologist, energy healer, yoga instructor or acupuncturist, the simple fact is the history of most of these skilled professions predates recorded history. Throughout all of human history, way before the Cartesian model of modern medicine, was “alternative” healthcare; which should actually be called: Traditional Healthcare. Since the very inception of human beings settling in villages, were the village shamans that practiced within their local community. So if you stop and reflect upon the bigger picture here, you realize that today’s modern medical industry itself is actually the “alternative” to traditional healthcare...
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Okanagan-Similkameen Healthy Living Fair - Penticton


Recipe
Veggie and Chinese Chicken - Slow-cooker Recipe
Category: Slow Cooker!
Description: This recipe calls for Chinese peppercorn which bear some resemblance to black peppercorns, they are not actually of the pepper family, but the dried berry of a tree of the rue family. You can also use Szechuan peppercorn.

This recipes also calls for 2 cups of cabbage. The health benefits of cabbage include treatment of constipation, headache, stomach ulcers, excess weight, skin disorders, eczema, jaundice, scurvy, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, eye disorders, heart diseases, ageing, and Alzheimer's disease. Cabbage is a good detoxifier too.
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Ancient Celtic Vibrational Course with Ireland's Jane Donald & Maria O’Farrell Carr