Stewart lives to inspire
Biz Releases Mar 30, 2022

“It’s not about being perfect, it’s about being one percent better than yesterday.”  When Matt Stewart delivers this line in a recent LinkedIn video promoting careers at the Staples Studio, where he is the community manager, I am reminded of the warm and encouraging impression of the man when I first saw him as a […]

Learn from bad relationships
Columnists Mar 09, 2022

By Annette Adkin Life is a series of learning experiences, and many of its lessons come in the form of human experiences. Most of us think that the relationships that are pleasurable are blessings in our lives. But every single person we come in contact with provides a unique opportunity for our inner self to […]

Kernaghan has the write stuff
People in Business Mar 02, 2022

By Shawna McCrea I first met you, Tom Kernaghan, on May 10, 2016, at one of our first BalAnce Storytelling Tuesdays. You had recently made the big move here from Toronto, and it was great to hear you were happy to be in Kelowna. And I remember you were so inspired by Storytelling that you […]

Master the voice in your head
Columnists Feb 23, 2022

By Dale Choquette What little voice? I don’t have one. Yes you do. We all do. It’s the chatter that goes on in your brain. Some call it monkey mind. Whatever your little voice says sounds perfect. That’s the problem. You tend to listen to it too much because it does sound logical and you […]

Radical forgiveness will pay off
People in Business Feb 16, 2022

By Donna Fairhurst I come to you from the unceded territory of the Syilx and Okanagan people with gratitude for your lessons and the powerful teachings coming forth in this challenging time. I am so grateful for the soulful lessons we are sharing with each other today. What is forgiveness? Forgiveness is the gift we […]

Find your financial balance
People in Business Feb 09, 2022

When I first met Shawna McCrea at a Balance Well-Being event over five years ago, I thought: Wow, she really understands people and sees possibilities for them miles away. When I learned she’d had years of leadership experience in the financial industry and community building, my engaging first impressions came into fuller view.  McCrea supports […]

ROWE the future at work?
Columnists Feb 02, 2022

By Barri Harris Before the time of COVID, workers were hard pressed to get work-from-home solutions approved by their employers. How times have changed. Now, quite the reverse is true. Employers now have difficulty in many cases justifying why employees who have been working successfully from home should have to re-enter the conventional workplace. In […]

ESP can mean many things
Columnists Jan 26, 2022

By Rochelle McFarlane What does ESP stand for? I get this question a lot. Yes, it can mean extra sensory perception, and honestly it’s helping the right people find me. Not everyone believes in extra sensory perception, and that is OK, because I am not for everyone either. I have come to realize that my soul’s […]

Bowen like music to your ears
People in Business Jan 19, 2022

Courtney Kafka strums the body electric, to borrow from Walt Whitman’s famous poem. For Kafka and her clients, however, the song of the body can be discordant or staccato when afflicted by injury, stress or other imbalances in life. The owner of GPS Fitness, Kafka practises Bowen therapy, a modality of treatment developed in Australia […]

Let values guide your life
Columnists Jan 12, 2022

By Dale Choquette Have you ever thought about what your values are? How are you living your values? Values are important to every aspect of our lives so it’s important to know what they are. There are two definitions of values: 1. The importance, worth or usefulness of something. 2. A person’s principles or standards […]