Really communicate with animals
People in Business Sep 28, 2022

By Mimi Thorp When taking my first BodyTalk class, I happened to be brought to Loesje Jacob’s magical place in Armstrong: Eagle’s Eye Ranch. When observing one mind-blowing session after another in her BodyTalk for Humans and Animals classes, it quickly dawned on me that while the protocols and procedures of BodyTalk were fascinating and […]

Helping live life to fullest
People in Business Aug 03, 2022

If every long journey begins with the first step, imagine how far you could go if you turned your steps into strides. For Julie Morgan, a registered social worker and the owner of Making Strides Counselling, it begins by pushing aside the stigmas of mental health, reaching out for support and confronting your fears. Morgan […]

Don’t move a mussel
Think Local Jul 14, 2022

Once again, the Okanagan Basin Water Board and its Okanagan WaterWise program are asking valley residents to not move a mussel. But this time it has an added request — help spread the message to those visiting the Okanagan this summer. “We have a paradise here, but in the last few years we go through the same routine each […]

Let all your feelings flow
People in Business Jul 13, 2022

By Bonita Kay Summers As you’re scrolling through your social media, how often do you come across profiles full of quotes on staying positive? There can be the temptation to “keep our head above water and paddle like mad” rather than allowing ourselves to feel the full extent of our emotional range. Thinking that being […]

Quality time with your teen
People in Business Jun 29, 2022

By Aly Pain This is a critical issue and fine line to walk. You know you have a limited number of days before your teen leaves home, so you’re trying to maintain some family structure and quality time while you have it. You’ve read the studies showing the more connected teens are the less likely […]

Fiddes proves dreams come true
People in Business Jun 01, 2022

When you first meet Karly Fiddes you feel as though you went to high school with her, worked together on a fundraising project or met at summer camp. OK, you may say fostering familiarity is a core skill of any successful radio host, but it’s more than that. Fiddes’ uncommon mix of verve, vulnerability and […]

Rid workplace of toxicity
People in Business May 25, 2022

By Barri Harris Belittlement and beratement are not forms of motivation. When do we hit the tipping point that makes toxic workplaces obsolete? For a while, it has felt like toxic cultures and toxic leadership would never improve. Until now. In the last few years, I’ve been starting to feel a shift. People all over the globe are […]

Misery going out of style
People in Business May 18, 2022

Healing is a space that more people are entering because they are tired of carrying the weight of the past and are ready to unbind old conditioning that places limits on their happiness. People all over the world are actively finding ways to heal themselves in much greater numbers than in past generations. The work of […]

How to start feeling better
People in Business May 04, 2022

By Courtney Kafka As a Bowen therapist I hear this a lot: Why do I feel like crap? Why am I in such pain? Why do I hurt so much? I can’t give you a definitive answer, but I can point you in the right direction. There are several reasons for you feeling like crap: […]

Exercise must become habit
People in Business Apr 20, 2022

By John Schlapbach Exercise is a health enhancing behaviour that can lead to optimal wellness, but it must be regular. Lack of it increases your chances of chronic health problems, accidents and even disability. It’s that time of year to get active again. See what the research says. Commitment to exercise requires an attitude and […]