Come tell your story
Columnists Dec 11, 2019

This column was originally written in 2016. You never really know someone’s story—that is, until they have the courage to stand in a room of strangers, wrestle with fear and turn the visceral into the verbal. Such is the remarkable human spirit I witnessed when I recently attended Storytelling Tuesday (STT), hosted by Balance Well-Being Centre […]

Farm therapy soothes soul
Columnists Dec 04, 2019

If it takes a village to raise a child, sometimes a farm can help to grow a community. As a certified therapeutic riding coach, a graduate of hotel and food administration, and the founder of Arion Therapeutic Farm, Heather Henderson knows about cultivating memorable, nurturing experiences. Starting Arion as a horseback riding program in 2009, […]

Soule has Pure Heart
Columnists Nov 20, 2019

For Sheila Soule, living well means living optimally. As the owner of Pure Heart Wellness, a full-range holistic service, Soule understands that the paths to health and happiness can vary as much as the people seeking them. Fortunately, she is a skilled path finder. Soule has her bachelor of science in clinical and human nutrition, […]

Music is life for Mazerand
Columnists Oct 30, 2019

“Be the composer and conductor of your own life.” For Serge Mazerand, music itself is life, as our essence is vibration. A pianist, composer, keynote player and the award-winning author of the delightfully inventive book 7 Keys to Serenity: Creating Harmony Within, Mazerand knows the magic of music lies in its power to heal us by […]

Find clarity in your life
Columnists Oct 09, 2019

Lorraine Richmond wants to know your story so she can help you break through it and tell yourself a better one—your truth. As a certified life and leadership coach also trained in the application of Conversational Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence and the Values Blueprint System, Richmond helps leaders to discover their values, purpose, and pathways to […]

Terpstra is all heart
Columnists Oct 02, 2019

Dirk Terpstra knows that the way to a healthier, happier and more fulfilling life is through the heart. As an intuitive speaker, coach and HeartMath-certified trainer, Terpstra helps individuals and organizations discover who they truly are so that they can think more clearly, act more authentically and make decisions more consciously. He understands that life […]

Pain can bring fulfilment
Columnists Sep 18, 2019

Vernon’s Aly Pain knows what it takes to achieve purpose-driven results in work and in life. As a certified life, organization and relationship coach with more than 20 years of experience, Pain helps individuals, families and large groups dig deep to discover their true potential. She understands not only the passion required to make meaningful […]

Beeds has beat on wellness
Columnists Sep 11, 2019

Let loose and find your childlike self, where all things are possible! This is just one of the many wonderful messages you will find on Elizabeth Beeds’ engaging Interior Wellness Show videos, which clearly convey that the quest for health is not only necessary for an enjoyable life, it’s doable and fun right now! But […]

Vernon chamber wants action
Biz Releases Aug 30, 2019

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce wants more information on a tiny mussel that has created some big challenges in Okanagan Lake this summer. In a letter to the federal government, the chamber recognized the deferral of the proposed reclassification of the Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) for further study. […]

Treat your insides well
Columnists Aug 29, 2019

By Tom Kernaghan Love your life from the inside out, and you will discover and maintain your complete wellness. For Judy Holt, owner of Lake Country’s JH Health Coaching, this is a way of life—one she has been committed to for 29 years. As a certified holistic life coach and an independent Shaklee distributor, Holt […]