How to stay cool holistically
Columnists Sep 02, 2020

By Odette Baumgartner The sun is in the sky and summer activities are still filling your calendar even though we have arrived in September. Pack your bag, sport your best bling and rock summer in the Okanagan. “Yeah, shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun.” Tempting food and scorching weather are […]

In business to bring peace
Columnists Aug 19, 2020

By Tara Pilling Are you seeking calmness, peace of mind, joy, vibrant health, greater energy, positive relationships and fulfilment in life? You can enjoy all these benefits and much more with a regular meditation practice. Meditation offers innumerable benefits for your body, mind and spirit. To experience the benefits of meditation, regular practice is necessary. […]

Vulnerability can be good
Columnists Aug 12, 2020

By Bonita Kay Summers Vulnerability seems to be the favourite buzz word of the moment. Whether you’re watching Brene Brown’s Netflix special on the subject, taking Pema Chodron’s online course, Living with Vulnerability, or reading Elizabeth Lesser’s book, Broken Open, you’re likely hearing the word more often these days. If we look at the etymology of the word from […]

Zein paves way to happiness
Columnists Jul 22, 2020

DeAnna Zein helps save lives—ones lost to paralyzing anxiety, depression or physical health issues. As a registered counsellor and certified fitness trainer who has faced her own personal struggles, Zein is uniquely equipped to meet her clients’ needs head-on and design counselling and coaching programs tailored to tackle their specific challenges. Compassionate, non-judgmental and results-oriented, […]

Lower that stress level
Columnists Jul 08, 2020

Emotional Freedom Technique, commonly known as EFT tapping, or just tapping, is a powerful tool to get past psychological blocks. That said, it should not be confused with tap dancing. I made this mistake early in my career when an audience member came up to me afterward and told me that she kept expecting me […]

Top 40: James Littley
People in Business Jun 24, 2020

Okanagan Edge and the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce are partnering to showcase some of the region’s most exciting entrepreneurs through the “Top 40 Under 40” program. Sponsored by BDO, the “Top 40 Under 40” recognizes high-achieving professionals in our community and showcases their accomplishments. This marks the sixth year the chamber has conducted a “Top 40” showcase. Honourees will […]

Helping your children grow
Columnists Jun 24, 2020

Do you remember a time when you were younger and you just wanted to be heard? But instead you were told to go to your room with the door closed. The harder you cried, the harder you kicked the walls in anger and frustration, no one came. You continued to cry until you felt so […]

Helping women find themselves
Columnists Jun 10, 2020

Often the best way through the hardest decision is to take the gentlest route. For Barbara Wellborn of Summerland’s Wellborn Bodyworks, that means looking inward and finding a new direction toward self-care. With 20 years of experience in spiritual coaching, massage, meditation, deep energy work and aromatherapy, Wellborn guides women to the clarity and confidence […]

Holistic approach to anxiety
Columnists May 27, 2020

By Tricia Veltri Core Level Healing Therapy Anxiety is becoming an epidemic in our culture. According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada, “one in four Canadians will have at least one anxiety disorder in their lifetime.” This can be debilitating as people often experience sleepless nights, preoccupation of negative repetitive thoughts, or feel a sense of dread, worry or […]

Relationships make it all work
Columnists May 13, 2020

Dale Choquette has run a dozen marathons, and she is still running on full. This is not surprising when you consider that Dale is a certified master trainer in human relationships with more than 20 years’ experience in corporate and professional development, and has worked with a vast array of teams ranging from a martial arts […]