Columnists


Welcome to the jungle of WHY
Myrna Selzler Park - Jul 13, 2020 - Columnists

The machete flashed in the sun as I slashed a path through the jungle green. My hair was plastered to my head; sweat stung my eyes; my breathing was ragged; the machete slippery in my hand. But I forged on. I didn’t look back. I knew my people would follow. Why? Because they knew my WHY. I […]

Lower that stress level
Contributed - Jul 08, 2020 - Columnists

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 […]

Don’t ever stop improving
Myrna Selzler Park - Jul 06, 2020 - Columnists

Sweat flew as I twisted on my left foot and my gloved fist smacked the Thai pad with an orgiastic thud. Sweat hung there in the air as the thud reverberated across the gym, folding into the echo of other thuds from other women twisting on their left feet and smacking the pads with their […]

Don’t let self-doubt decide
Myrna Selzler Park - Jun 29, 2020 - Columnists

Rita has the secret to your business success. Thousands of business books profess to have the secret. Workshops are built around that premise. And then there are business gurus. Lord, there are so many so-called gurus. And then there is Rita. She has never been in business. She has never read a book on business. […]

Helping your children grow
Contributed - Jun 24, 2020 - Columnists

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 […]

Faces of #OKGNtech
Accelerate Okanagan - Jun 16, 2020 - Columnists

A strong community can promote new ideas and ensure accountability. It can also act as motivation, support and even provide a little friendly competition. The power of community is undeniable, and the Okanagan tech community is no exception. Our community is strong and growing with record speed, and maintaining connections through a period of growth […]

Helping women find themselves
Tom Kernaghan - Jun 10, 2020 - Columnists

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 […]

Faces of #OKGNtech
Accelerate Okanagan - Jun 01, 2020 - Columnists

A strong community can promote new ideas and ensure accountability. It can also act as motivation, support and even provide a little friendly competition. The power of community is undeniable, and the Okanagan tech community is no exception. Our community is strong and growing with record speed, and maintaining connections through a period of growth […]

Holistic approach to anxiety
Contributed - May 27, 2020 - Columnists

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 […]

Faces of #OKGNtech
Accelerate Okanagan - May 15, 2020 - Columnists

A strong community can promote new ideas and ensure accountability. It can also act as motivation, support and even provide a little friendly competition. The power of community is undeniable, and the Okanagan tech community is no exception. Our community is strong and growing with record speed, and maintaining connections through a period of growth […]