You’re staying for how long?
Columnists Oct 21, 2020

This COVID thing has brought on several questions and old memories. When I was growing up many families on our block, right in town, did not have indoor plumbing. Instead they had an old fashioned out-house, with a moon cut into the door for light, at the back of the lot. In one of my […]

Healthy conflict is possible
Okanagan Biz Oct 14, 2020

By Barri Harris I take great pride that others see me as someone who tries hard to find the “win-win” in most conversations, whether that is at work or with my family. So I was shocked to realize that by trying to minimize or avoid situations that might involve conflict, I was making things much harder […]

You’re stronger than you think
Columnists Oct 07, 2020

By Cindy Maki It was a clear, warm evening of the bear visitation on the summer solstice. A small group of friends and a watchful dog gathered outside around a campfire to connect and share conversation as life rolled through pandemic times. What’s important about this so far is the gathering and connection. Part way […]

Tapping out real emotions
Columnists Sep 23, 2020

Are you stuck, stressed out or frustrated by unhealthy behavioural patterns that are choking the life out of your relationships? Feel like giving up? For Sherry Lukey and the clients she has helped, this isn’t the time to tap out, but to “tap your crap” and move on. Lukey is an internationally accredited advanced emotional […]

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 […]