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8 Celebrity Cover Girl 10 Joy of Fragrance 16 Skincare from the Inside Out 20 Get On Board 22 Entitled or Enlightened? 24 Glamour Camping 26 Support Local 28 Rosé Revolution 30 Sandwich Generation 32 Where there’s a Will 34 Holding Mom’s Hand 36 A Passion for Service 38 Ladies on Literature 50 Heathers Horoscopes


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Julie Masi shares her story with us and how she continues to live the dream right here in the Okanagan. But we all love to dream, so we couldn’t stop there! This issue is full of passionate dreamers who made it happen for themselves, and articles and ideas from those who can help take you on journeys to follow your own dreams…. whether it be personal goals, your wedding, your career, or that fabulous dream vacation. We have you set for the season! Have a love for fashion and glamour? For all our Divine Divas, we have the new trends on shoes, swimwear and clothing... and show how you can ‘camp out’ in a glamourous fashion. The key to a healthy lifestyle is balance. That also happens to be the key to Stand-up Paddle boarding. Coincidence? I think not! See our SUP article on page 20 and read about the benefits. Vitamin D is a must for our skin and we get a lot of it from the sun… but alas, as we expose more of our skin to the elements it can also speed up the aging process. Learn how to protect and replenish your body’s largest organ on page 16. With life expectancies on the rise and young adults staying at home longer - what is the Sandwich Generation to do? Deanna Rainy and Meagan Macdonald have some advice for you and options for your family’s emotional, physical, and financial wellbeing. You can’t buy happiness they say, but you can buy local! Check out some of the amazing and diverse local businesses we have to offer in this great Valley. And as always, we couldn’t resist bringing some sizzling, fresh summer recipes! Cheers,

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LOL Ladies on Literature Shannon was a desk reporter in radio before she taught elementary school and journalism in the Middle East. An avid traveler and fitness aficionado, she loves outdoor recreation, indoor cake-baking, and anywhere shoe shopping.

PATTI SHALES LEFKOS

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When not travelling, Patti can be found at Silverstar Mountain Resort, gazing out of her office window, combatting writer’s block, absorbing the antics of the Steller’s Jays and squirrels eating her prayer flags.

DEANNA RAINEY

The Sandwich Generation Deanna’s greatest passion, outside of writing, is taking ‘staycations’ in the Okanagan with her family and her dog, Guinness. One of her favorite pastimes is the pursuit of a good glass of bubbly!

MARION STOLZE

A Passion For Service Marion’s background is in radio, print and communication management. Her passion is for family and friends. A long-time Okanagan resident, she loves camping, musical theater and the new vibrancy in downtown Kelowna.

GISELA SCHOLZE

Happy Glamping Gisela is an avid educator passionate about interior design. Her life interests are often generously seasoned with a fabulous glass of Okanagan wine while discussing globetrotting adventure tales.

JILL KERRY LOUISE

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A Fashion Design graduate, Jill has a love for media and apparel. She’s drawn to the quirky and weird! With the aid of an extensive lipstick collection, she aims to bring a little colour to the world!

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JENNY KAMO

A modern portraiture and authentic lifestyle photographer, her goal is to create beautiful and memorable images. Jenny lives in Kelowna with her husband and two daughters. A lover of all things vintage, good entertainment and dinners out!

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JESSICA LANGEDYK

Jessica was born and raised in Kelowna, BC. She is an award-winning, internationally published hair stylist and makeup artist. From dramatic theatre work and special event looks to behind the chair at NV Studio, Jessica loves connecting and creating with the Okanagan community.

MISSY MACKINTOSH

A professionally trained artist, she studied at Blanche McDonald and Make Up For Ever Academy Paris. Since 2006 Missy has specialized in bridal, fashion, editorial, and creative art with multiple international publications. Her strong passion for the craft shines through her work.


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“If you dream a thing more than once, it’s sure to come true.” -Disney

Julie Masi Our Celebrity Celebrity Our Covergirl Covergirl By Marion Stolze

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Growing up in Southern Manitoba, Julie's early memories are of gatherings with Mom singing and playing drums and keys; her Dad, brother and four sisters were all talented too. She was just 12 when the siblings started to entertain locally. Julie was always creating tunes and rhythms and she had a big dream. In her teens, after her brother died, she and a sister joined a high school band “ManMaid”. They had lots of gigs and also competed in Battle of the Bands. At her parents’ persuasion, Julie trained as a hairdresser, but she clung to her dream seizing any opportunity to jump up on stage and sing. In Winnipeg, she tried various musical genres including jazz and disco, made jingles, put out a ‘45’ with a band called Benge and recorded with Burton Cummings. In 1980, Julie risked moving to Toronto with only $80 in her pocket, where, shortly after she joined The Parachute Club. Julie wrote the music and lyrics for three albums, which the band performed in tours across Canada, Europe, America and Jamaica. In 1984, they won a Juno award for Rise Up… 33 years later this hit single was selected by Okanagan Oldies for their radio station’s debut song! 8 OKANAGAN WOMAN SUMMER | 2018

After leaving The Parachute Club, Julie and her husband, Agostino Masi, decided to move to California, where they opened and operated four upscale beauty salons. During this time KD Lang invited Julie to join her American tour, but Julie turned down this opportunity as she was pregnant with her son Lucca. Julie has always had a strong passion for family and although she wonders what direction her career might have taken, she has no regrets as this allowed her to devote more time to their businesses and, best of all, to raising their son, now 28, who is still her “pride and joy.” Business was great in California, but her husband began hankering for Canada. So, after 15 years they sold up and moved to Kelowna to be closer to family. In Kelowna, they opened Agostino’s Italian Fine Dining and Julie formed a band. They had been together for 32 years before Agostino’s passing in 2010, so maintaining the restaurant alone became too onerous for Julie. Since then, promoting awareness of prostate cancer has become important to Julie. She has raised more than $30,000 so far through her annual fundraiser - a “Winnipeg Social” with performances by Le Mo Nay and the band. See details about Fall’s 2018 Kelowna event on Winnipeg Social Facebook page. Career highlights for Julie included singing with David Foster at the Juno Awards, performing with Jose Feliciano in California and also with Bruce Cockburn, Dan Hill, Alannah Myles, Annie Lennox and Sarah MacLachlan. Julie is still involved with The Parachute Club today and they do the occasional gigs together.


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Music still nourishes her soul... and she continues to hear lyrics and tunes in her head. About five years ago, she met Steve Soucy, also a musician and song writer. “We just clicked musically and in all ways; he makes me happy and my songs reality.” As a duo, Le Mo Nay, are also producing a video of Hallelujah, a popular fan request. They perform at various venues, often at Cache Lounge in Kelowna and at wineries, special events, galas and house concerts. To follow the duo go to Julie Ann Masi on facebook or lemonay.com. Julie says their ultimate goal is to tour Canada:

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Julie is very gifted with a gorgeous voice and great musicality. What is this beautiful and talented lady’s secret to staying so youthful and energized? Julie says:

“NEVER GIVE UP. NO MATTER WHAT YOUR AGE, FOLLOW YOUR DREAM. Hang on to that thread and the dream will never get tired or old!” So now you know! Juno award-winning singer, songwriter, percussionist, Julie Masi, is an Okanagan Woman and we can proudly claim her as one of our own. By Marion Stolze

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What is a fragrance note?

It’s summer time and you want to feel fresh, clean and cool with a fragrance of your favourite cut flowers, so let’s start your search for that perfect scent to match your own unique style and personality. Fragrance is made up of extraordinary notes and ingredients from the traditional to the exotic. Here is a quick guide to navigating the perfume counter with ease.

Notes in perfumery are descriptors of scents that can be detected upon the application of a perfume. Notes are separated into three classes: top notes, middle notes and base notes. These notes determine the overall scent and they all work in synergy to create a specific aroma. TOP NOTES: This is what you smell with your first mist. These notes are usually light, bright and citrusy. MIDDLE NOTES: Also known as the heart, this comes through once the top note disappears and is the main character of the fragrance. BASE NOTES: Often woods, moss and musk, this determines the longevity and strength of the fragrance on your skin.

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Hot Footwear Trends - 2018 EMBELLISHMENTS ARE KEY; tassels, bows, flowers and jewels FOR HEELS, go for chunky, wedges, stacked and block in all heights THE SPRING ANKLE BOOT is an important look in perforated suede and leather YOUR SUMMER NEUTRAL IS BLUSH in any variation: nude, cameo, baby pink METALLIC FINISHES continue to be strong, functioning as the exciting neutral HOT IS THE “ATHLEISURE” SHOE and to keep the thick white sole white: magic eraser 10 OKANAGAN WOMAN SUMMER | 2018

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Storing Fragrances Perfume is meant to be used and enjoyed. There There is an unending world of new, innovative scents to explore.

Some perfumes would be considered floral and contain different scent notes like gardenia or geranium. Rose promotes a sense of comfort, and Lily of the Valley increases alertness. Others may be a bit fruitier, with undertones of citrus or apple. Exotic perfumes contain spicy notes like star anise or even cinnamon.

Do a fragrance test Fragrances come in different levels of concentrations. The highest concentration is simply called perfume or parfum. “This level of concentration will last all day with just one application to the wrists or pulse points” says Jenny McGowan, Cosmetic Manager at HBC Kelowna. “Other levels of concentration, such as Eau de Parfum or Eau de Toilette, require more applications throughout the day to get it to last.”

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Before buying any fragrance, sniff the perfume bottle first to get the main idea of what the fragrance smells like; next, sample a spritz test on a blotter card, then you may choose to apply it to your skin. Wait a few minutes to smell the scent on your skin to decide if it’s right for you and fits your personal style.

Apply fragrances to pulse points – wrists, crook of elbow, behind the knees, small of the back, behind the neck under your hair and as your body heats up the scent is released into the air. Applying layers is a practice to ensure your fragrance lasts even longer. Often scented creams or lotions are available to pair with your perfume and this allows the fragrance to be released at different points throughout the day.

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The theme this year is

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Ten Fashions Bridal Boutique and Special Occasions has been a fashion destination and Okanagan feature for many years and we are not done yet. We are relocating to a new space just across the street on Bernard Ave. right next to the new home of the exciting Brooklyn project, kitty-corner to Safeway. We are going back to our cozy boutique roots!

Don't worr worryyy,, we aren't moving far and we aren't moving away from our best loved designers. Y You will still be sure to ffind that one of a kind dress for that special occasion from one of our celebrated collections; Frank Lyman, JS Group, Jolene, Adrianna Papell and Ursula. TEN FASHIONS F WILL L STILL HAVE A ALL YOUR OUR BRIDAL NEEDS AND WILL BE SPECIALIZING IN DESTINA STINATION STINA ATION BRIDAL GOWNS. ….and speaking of destination, here BSF a GFX tipT on traveling UP B EFTUJOBUJPO with your CFBVUJGVM gown: • Pick up one of our garment bags ffrom the store • Remember to take it with you on your flight • Ask the flight attendant to hang iit during your journey This is a great way to keep ZPVS HPXO safe and in good shape on distance travel. Ten Fashions not only off T ffers the bride an extensive collection of designer bridal styles but specializes in bridesmaids, mothers of the wedding, flower girl dresses and accessories; everything to make your bridal shopping experience complete. If you are a woman on the go and love to travel our featured Code Vitesse collection is ideal. This collection is new to us and new to you... and made in Canada! Its It’’s a wonderful fi fit for all ages and does not wrinkle - how great is that for all of you globe trotters! The mix and match styles are current and chic and the options are endless. This collection is great for mothers of traditional and nontraditional weddings, guests and really perfect for anyone at any time. GRADS! Wee love our grads... the movers and shakers of our future! W Ten Fashions will carry more fabulous grad dresses for the T new season, with ever diverse styles and fabrics. As grads are looking for their gowns earlier every year, ours will be available all through the year. A tip for grads is to make sure they post a picture of their gown, as soon as they’ve purchased it, on ffacebook or their grad school website. This is a good way to secure their own unique style.

L*7& 065 0' 508/ - or have EJGGJDVMUZ getting to Kelowna? No worries, we specialize in remote servicing, fitting, pricing and shipping for your convenience. At T Ten Fashions Bridal Boutique you have access to hundreds of styles, receive unparalleled value and excellent personal service from the owner, Rosemarie and IFS attentive, caring staff. It's always a good time to shop at Ten Fashions.

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As a lover of clothing, I had a dream to bring a New York style of dressing to the Okanagan, so in June, 2009, I opened 104 Grey Clothing & Accessories in Vernon.

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With brands like Michael Kors, AG, Esprit, Fidelity, Gentle Fawn, Dex/ Dex Plus, EMU, C’est Moi and Z Supply, we are proud to offer fashionable clothing at all price points. Whether your style is trendy and fun… or classic investment dressing… we have pieces to suit everyone! We offer personalized fittings with honest and friendly advice to ensure that you leave wearing styles that will enhance your shape and bring out the very best in you. Our clothing ranges from dresses & skirts to denim, t-shirts & sweaters. We also carry a wide range of jewelry, scarves and even footwear…If you need it we likely have it. Our most popular brands are Gentle Fawn and Dex. Dex is fun and trendy at a very affordable price point, while

I love what I do and it brings me happiness every day. It’s been an amazing 9 years! Gentle Fawn offers a more classic, easy to wear style, in beautiful fabrics. The colour trend this summer is from the pastel palette, think ice cream hues and sugared almonds. If you are looking for that perfect outfit for your special occasion then look to our higher end brands like Michael Kors and AG. There is no need to travel to the bigger city centers like Vancouver and Calgary as we have exclusivity to these brands right here in Vernon. We carry a variety of lines, prices and styles to empower every woman to look and feel their very best. We carry sizes from 00 up to 3X in our plus collections with price points from $50 - $250.

All of our accessories are from Canadian manufacturers. Hillberg & Berk is based in Regina, Brave Leather is based in Toronto, their products are hand made with 100% leather. Bhawana Clark is our new Calgary based line of silver jewelry with semi-precious stones. Brass & Unity is made with recycled shell casings with a portion of their profits going to veteran support programs. Can’t find exactly what you want? We can request special orders for you from most of our lines. We have new product arriving monthly so we recommend checking back every few weeks to see what treasures we have in store for you.

Come visit the store for a wonderful shopping experience, I look forward to sharing my passion with you.

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Kim Kardashian may have made the “Vampire Facelift” famous, but it’s not just for celebrities – and here’s why it may just be the healthiest thing you can do for your skin!

Liquid GOLD The treatment is designed to enhance skin’s youthfulness by using your own vital fluids. It is 100% natural, only minimally invasive, and because the substance used is derived from your own body, there is no risk of reaction to a foreign or synthetic product. This substance is called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). At The De Pieri Clinic in Kelowna, it is affectionately known as “liquid gold”! They use a system which isolates the protein-rich platelets in your own blood, which are then returned to your skin to help stimulate collagen production and rejuvenate skin cells.

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Dr. De Pieri and his team like to use a two-step process to achieve your best results: 1. PRP is injected via a small needle to give deeper stimulation to areas such as under the eyes, eyelids, naso-labial folds, and fine lines around the mouth; 2. Microneedle therapy with the Eclipse MicroPen gives an overall rejuvenation, targeting uneven texture and thin skin. THE BENEFIT IS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT IN SKIN HEALTH ON THE FACE, NECK, CHEST, AND HANDS, WITH RESTORED PLUMPNESS, SMOOTHNESS, AND SOFTNESS. FINE LINES AND NECK RINGS ARE REDUCED.

Even stubborn problems like acne scars and skin depressions show improvement due to the cell rejuvenation and collagen stimulation in those areas. Dark under-eye hollows and crepey eyelids are another common complaint, for which there have been very few non-surgical options, until now. Both of these issues are caused by thinning of the skin around the eye. Because of the cell rejuvenating and collagen stimulating properties of the PRP facial, the skin becomes thicker, plumper, and smoother, and dark tone is diminished. The PRP facial can be done any time of year, on any skin type, with no down-time except that makeup should not be worn for 12 hours post-treatment. There is minor discomfort while having blood drawn (just like getting your lab tests done), and during the injection process. However, topical numbing cream applied to the treatment area beforehand provides comfort. Dr. De Pieri’s staff also use the Vibbrata – a vibrating device placed on the skin during injections which makes injections virtually painless. Clients of The De Pieri Clinic receive a post-care package including a luxurious hydrating cleanser and repair creme approved for post-microneedle therapy use. Improvements can be seen within 2-3 weeks, however collagen stimulation continues for months after the treatment. Clients benefit from just one treatment, but the best results are achieved with three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. (Scars may require further treatments.) Results can last up to 18 months.

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In the summer, the Okanagan is truly one of the most beautiful places to be.

The lakes, mountains, vineyards, and of course warm, sunny days, all call us to spend more time out of doors. Hiking, golfing, swimming, biking, walking along the beach, all fantastic activities that get us out and moving while at the same time allowing us to soak up a much-needed dose of Vitamin D after a long winter.

Younger Looking Skin All year round! Vitamin D is necessary to regulate calcium and phosphorous levels vital for maintaining bone strength, something definitely lacking as we continue to see so many seniors with osteoporosis. Although supplements are available and sometimes necessary, Vitamin D ideally is absorbed naturally through the skin. That said, we all know too much sun is dangerous and can in fact be quite damaging both from a beauty as well as a health perspective.

IT'S IN OUR BODY'S BEST INTEREST TO NOT ONLY PROTECT OUR SKIN ON THE OUTSIDE, BUT NOURISH IT ON THE INSIDE AS WELL. The skin is our body's largest organ. It covers about 22 square feet and weighs around 8 lbs. Skin helps the body regulate temperature, protects us from the elements, and permits sensations of touch, it is also one of the easiest entry points for toxins. The condition of our skin provides insight into our internal health, and given that skin has literally wrapped itself around every part of us, it's important we know how to properly take care of it, inside and out. The body operates in a triage fashion. Whenever sickness, disease or injury occurs, all nutrients needed to fight off disease, reduce oxidative stress and keep vital organs functioning properly for survival, are supplied first. When those needs are met, nutrients are doled out in order of importance based on what the body needs to live and function. Way down in that triage line are things like muscles, bones, nails, hair and skin. Ever notice how the colour, texture, vibrancy, etc., of your skin looks when you have the flu? And those sore, aching muscles?

That's your body cutting the supply line of nutrients to the non-essentials and redirecting them to where they are needed most at that time. Imagine how much it diverts for more serious health issues.

Just like an apple that wrinkles, oxidizes and turns brown, our cells oxidize more rapidly over time, ageing us more quickly. The many once-plentiful building blocks needed for health become depleted. Antioxidants and collagen are two such building blocks. Think of antioxidants as the lemon juice for that apple. Just as lemon keeps the apple from browning, antioxidants reduce internal inflammation and slow down oxidative stress. This in turn slows down the ageing process – inside and out. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It is found in our muscles, bones, blood vessels, digestive system, hair, nails and skin. We lose 30 percent of collagen every decade after age 30.

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As collagen is responsible for skin strength and elasticity, low stores leave skin weak, loose, flabby and subject to wrinkles. By replacing collagen the benefits are two-fold. Overall health improves, thereby increasing immune function and energy levels while at the same time lowering the risk for lifestyle diseases. As we replenish the antioxidants and collagen that's been depleted, there's enough nutrients to go around resulting in smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin. Everything we put on our skin is absorbed directly into the bloodstream and must pass through the liver. Unfortunately, most people are unaware that their products are either a) laden with toxins or b) simply masking the skin rather than restoring it. In order for topical products to be restorative and truly rejuvenate the skin, they must contain growth factors. Growth factors work at a cellular level causing skin cells to repair, regenerate, and restore naturally resulting in healthier, firmer, brighter, more youthful looking skin.


TO RECAP, THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN ACHIEVING HEALTHIER, YOUNGER-LOOKING SKIN ARE;

1. Increasing antioxidants to decrease oxidative stress 2. Replenishing lost collagen 3. Using a skin care line that contains growth factors.

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Antioxidants that are bio-available (readily absorbed) such as Metagenics proprietary Vitamin C, omegas in Carlson's cold water fish oil, and MonaVie juice blend of 19 fruits, all work to reduce internal inflammation and oxidative stress, thereby helping to slow down cellular ageing. And we know that the healthier we are on the inside, the better our skin is on the outside. When adding collagen, aim for at least 5000mg per day. Hydrolyzed, non-synthetic collagen consumed as a liquid is best. Naara with TruMarine is just that, along with extra vitamins, mineral, amino acids and fibre. Skin products containing growth factors will be noted on the packaging or described on the company's website. One of the most effective and safe is APT200 (Advanced Polypeptide Technology) derived from stem cells, encouraging cells to repair, regrow and rejuvenate. The Luminesce line is unique as each product from cleanser to serum contains APT-200. The more growth factors applied means faster, better results. Now that you've turned back the clock inside and out, don't forget to protect that youthful glow by choosing the right sunscreen. Both Badger and Tropical Vanilla by Eminence are free of nasties, use zinc as the active ingredient and have an SPF of 30. Eminence also contains botanicals to nourish while it protects. This summer as you're outside soaking up the Vitamin D, slather on the zinc sunscreen, mix up a few collagen drinks on ice for the patio and don't forget to use a cleanser with growth factors to wash before bedtime.

Small changes, when done consistently over time, will result in a healthier, more beautiful you. TANIA GUSTAFSON Nutritionist & Fitness Coach (IBNFC)

Tania, owner/founder of FIT Nutrition, is a global nutritionist and fitness coach, fitness instructor, workshop facilitator, educator, speaker, writer and success creator. Tania is currently one of only five health professionals licensed and certified in Canada to coach a proven, three-phase program providing education on the importance of blood sugar stabilization, not dieting. For more information go to fuelignitethrive.com.

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Shooz on 97 is a for women and men, that opened its doors in West Kelowna in April.

In today's shoe world, style and comfort can coexist happily. Today’s shoe designers are far more in tune with customers’ wants and needs than ever before and we have brought their craft to West Kelowna from all corners of the world. Many of our brands are out of Europe where great care is given to the craftsmanship of their product; brands such as Birkenstock, Rieker, Clarks, Mephisto, Bueno, Mjus, AS98, Wanda Panda, Volks Walkers, Vionic and Taos just to name a few. We also carry popular American made brands like Keen and Miz Mooz as well as Pegada from Brazil and Bedstu out of Mexico. At Shooz On 97 we want to make sure we can accommodate women and men of all ages with footwear for all occasions and tastes. If you are looking for fun and edgy, we have that. If you want comfortable and practical without sacrificing style, we have that. Are you interested in the latest in fashion trends or something for the office? We have that too. And for those who are looking for shoes that will take them around the block (or countryside), you bet, we have many great styles to pick from. We also carry a great line of shoes by Alegria that are very popular with healthcare workers who spend long hours on their feet.

Our company mission is to provide an exceptional shopping experience where knowledge, fit, style and comfort come together. We believe the right footwear is essential to feeling and looking your best, after all, proper footwear affects not just your feet, but your back, your stride and even your mood. Our dynamic sales team with over 29 years of experience, provides a level of service that was common back before the days of online shopping and self serve shoe stores. When you shop at Shooz On 97 you will be fitted for the right size and guided to the best brands for your footwear needs. To best fit every customer, we offer a broad range of sizes and widths for women and men. Even if you have problem feet we can help find the shoes that are right for your individual needs. With over 30 brands to choose from, Shooz On 97 has something for everyone.

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ENJOY THE GLORY OF THE OKANAGAN SURROUNDINGS. From the moment of that first step onto a Stand Up Paddleboard, SUP, your body will thank you.

Balance will immediately be challenged. Muscles groups will be engaged in new ways.

Take a deep breath.

From that point on, depending on the type of board, activity, location, and personal motivation, it will be easy to reap countless health benefits.

GET ON BOARD

with the Health Benefits of Stand Up Paddle BY PATTI SHALES LEFKOS

Paddle boarding is an excellent full body workout, a combination of balance, strength and endurance. Almost every muscle in the body is used at some time. During a paddle outing the upper body muscle groups being activated are those in your back, shoulders and arms. But that’s not all. Maintaining balance on a board requires engagement of your abdominal muscles, working your core and also challenging leg muscles, depending on what’s happening on the surface of the water. More wind and waves, means more workout. The result? Increased core stability, a trimmer figure and improved balance in other activities. Take a few lessons to get the most benefit out of your SUP workout. Stand Up Paddling, can also serve as a rehabilitation workout to recover from injuries in other sports. Low impact in nature, SUP can be as gentle as you want on muscles and joints, which makes it the perfect activity for injured runners. Like running or aerobics, paddle boarding may help to prevent heart attacks and stroke. After the basics are mastered, try a few impromptu races with friends to get your heart rate up and improve cardiovascular health. Keep at it. Find an expert to help develop a schedule to increase the time and intensity of each 20 OKANAGAN WOMAN SUMMER | 2018

workout. Endurance and strength will build, slowly and steadily, all while you’re having fun. Toning and weight loss add positive impact to the package. THE NEXT STEP? HOW ABOUT RACING? The Okanagan Valley boasts all sorts of water surfaces, lakes and rivers, smooth or wavy depending on the time of day, current or not; yours to choose. You’ll find lots of places to practice and hone your newly acquired paddling skills. When you feel pumped and ready to race, check out www.oksup.com for the schedule of Canadian SUP race events, taking place from May to September, many right here in the Okanagan and as far away as Hood River, Oregon. A classic favourite of locals is the Kalamalka Crossing, a scenic 16-kilometre paddle along the full length of the lake. The event starts in Oyama on Wood Lake, includes a dash from the beach around a buoy, then through the channel that connects the two lakes heading North towards Kal Beach. Paddlers enter for fun, exercise, to enjoy the beauty of the lake or to beat their time from the previous year. Good news. Even if you have never set foot on a paddleboard, there is still time to train and enter. This year’s race is slated for Sunday, August 26, 2018.


AN EARLY MORNING PADDLE OVER THE GLASSY SURFACE OF A QUIET LAKE CAN SET YOU UP FOR THE DAY AHEAD. If ramping up for a season of races seems just too, too much to imagine, perhaps the cross training benefits of yoga combined with stand up paddle would be more your style. Suddenly Downward Dog and Warrior poses you thought you had mastered will require added strength and balance when attempted on a paddleboard. Classes are available throughout the Okanagan for you to give it a try this summer. Two possibilities to check out include jennypoppitt.com or martiniyoga.com. If you are ready for the commitment of buying your own equipment, make sure the board you choose matches your goals. For SUP yoga look for a board that offers stability as well as comfort such as wide inflatable boards with lots of volume. For touring or racing a wide variety of options is available. And, don’t forget a water bottle and sunscreen when you plan to be out on the water for a while. To lengthen the season, purchase a wetsuit. Safety is paramount in all types of weather so don’t go without a leash and some kind of personal flotation device, PFD. If you can’t get enough of your new favourite sport, a SUP yoga retreat may be in order. Could be a consideration in choosing your next vacation location. So whether you choose to ramp it up with races or prefer to calm it down with yoga, the health benefits of SUP are endless.

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Enlightened

or Entitled?

Are we spoiling our children with travel? Are you frustrated by their lack of enthusiasm when you announce your next family vacation? Wouldn’t you have been absolutely over the moon if your parents had treated you to such an adventure? WHAT’S CHANGED? The Mexico I took my kids to is a far cry from the Mexico of today. As a family, we would stay in hotels, but meals were taken outside the resort and shopping for snacks at local markets was a daily event. The kids played soccer on the beach with the local children and we interacted with everyday life in the destination. Sure, we had to worry a bit about the water and of course we dealt with the odd bout of tummy troubles, but the kids thought of it all as one big adventure. I especially remember shopping at a market with my then 8-year-old son. As I paid for the groceries a young boy of the same age was bagging our purchases. “Why is he working Mom?” “Because he has to help his family sweetie.” was my answer. “I guess I shouldn’t complain about doing the dishes anymore huh?” he said. All inclusive resorts changed the face of travel in a very big way. The focus shifted from the destination to the resort itself. How many pools, how many restaurants, what kind of entertainment? Children today stay within the confines of a sterilised, Disney-like atmosphere with staff attending to their every beck and call. A vacation devoid of any real Mexican, Dominican or say Jamaican influence whatsoever. It’s no wonder that kids today are far more concerned with WIFI connectivity than experiencing a new and different culture.

There are several reasons why Guided Travel is a perfect way to experience a new destination with your loved ones. EFFORTLESS: All the planning and logistics are handled by someone else. You are free to enjoy your time with your children. There’s no arguing about what to do next as the itinerary has already been planned out by experienced “family friendly” tour guides. Luggage, meals, tipping and transportation all smoothly and efficiently handled. INSIDER ACCESS: As an individual, you would never have the knowledge offered by a Travel Advisor about the incredible inclusions available on guided family tours. Special details have been implemented on these tours to make sure that the activities are interesting to kids and adults alike. SEE AND DO MORE: Make the most of your valuable time. On a professionally guided family tour the guesswork has been removed. The Tour Director knows the best time to visit certain sites to avoid the line ups. They know how long it will take to get from point A to point B. The itinerary flows seamlessly and you can relax and truly enjoy the time with your family. CONNECTING WITH OTHER FAMILIES: What better way to keep siblings from arguing than by distracting them with other likeminded families? Travelling to new destinations and bonding over a shared adventure is a wonderful way to make new friends for both adults and children alike. The pressure is off you to be the source of inspiration and fun every day!

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Travel ideally is meant to broaden the mind and to expose the individual to different ideas and cultural experiences; to connect through our differences and understand diversities; to teach resourcefulness and encourage self-confidence. Perhaps it's time to consider travel that will engage your children with a sense of adventure and connectivity to the actual destination. An opportunity to create lifelong memories. There are family tour suppliers for every budget and most every continent, so regardless of where you go, or how you choose to travel, a family vacation is a wonderful opportunity to expose your children to new cultural experiences and diversities. For a sense of “giving back” during your vacation, consider including a visit to a local orphanage, animal shelter or conservation project and perhaps volunteer some of your time. Don’t be surprised if this turns into the highlight of the trip. An experienced and professional Travel Advisor is a valuable asset in determining the best tour supplier suited to your family’s needs and can be an excellent resource in providing information on reputable charitable organizations in-destination.

Memorable moments are created through connection to each other and your surroundings. Without the connection… there is no magic! JOY MCGINNIS - LUXURY TRAVEL ADVISOR DIRECT: 250 317 3121 OFFICE: 778 478 2928

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If your RETIREMENT DREAMS include travel, then starting a retirement travel plan has become more important than ever before.

If any of the above resonates with you, just wishing won’t get you there, but working with Travel Time can make it happen, and here’s why.

FLEXIBILITY With storms, system failures and overbooking issues, travel isn’t as simple as it used to be. But when you book with Travel Time, our Advisors have the access and knowledge to revise your travel reservations acting on your behalf. We can adjust flights or perhaps change your destination completely to ensure your needs are looked after. KNOWLEDGE Like a Financial Advisor who has a vast knowledge of stocks and mutual funds, our Travel Advisors have extensive knowledge about travel products and travel suppliers.

They visit numerous resorts and ships to understand what makes the resort or cruise line different, they also take “specialist courses” to understand the destinations. Our Advisors know the best months to visit destinations, which resorts are best suited for families, which cruise line will provide you with the most value, what visa’s you’ll need to visit the ports on a cruise … and much, much more! GLOBAL Travel Time has access to a large network of preferred and in-destination suppliers who assist us to create and customize individualized itineraries for our clients. These suppliers provide additional value through hosted cruises (with an exclusive customized shore excursion), extra amenities, private and exclusive tours and a local and personal touch – our in-destination supplier in Rome always knows the best time to visit the Colosseum or the Vatican! Take ge of a v ad nta

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MULTI-GENERATIONAL VACATIONS can be wonderfully successful or leave everyone wishing they’d chosen a different journey.

PLANNING Our lives are busy and poor planning often results in a poor vacation. At Travel Time, our Advisors ask lots of questions, and then recommend and customize your travel plans until we’re providing the travel experience that you envision.

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Wood nymphs and wilderness sirens are awake and they beckon us gently to come forth and play. Now is the time to turn our thoughts toward planning our summer vacation while embracing one of Canada's favorite past times.

Camping and wilderness are two essential ingredients in the recipe of our national heritage. BY GISELA SCHOLZE

Hi Ho! Hi Ho!

Happy Glamping we will go!

The majority of us have donned a pioneering adventure hat and ventured forth to explore our seemingly endless and expansive Canadian backyard. A real and truly genuine Canadian camping experience requires an early morning wake up inside a dank and somewhat smelly flannel lined sleeping bag. Included in this outdoor experience are the early morning sounds of the wild permeating through the thin protective envelope of fabric known as a tent. The hum of pesky mosquitoes hunting for any exposed flesh is a musical note familiar to all Canadian campers. Camping rites of passage require that you must yearn for an early morning coffee served in bed while supplementing body warmth with layers of thermal wear. Added to the morning rite of passage is the proverbial "discovery trek" while wandering about the campground in search of the public washroom facilities. Mandatory to the trek: one must embrace the immediate beauty of the "au natural" environment that surrounds you. And of course, stepping into a Canadian camping experience is "all inclusive" of a different sort. You get what you get; be it rain or shine. The latest Royal family engagement has currently captured global intrigue with the world's most eligible prince proposing to his, now, bride while "glamping" on safari in Botswana. As their romantic announcement unfolded; public interest was keen to follow. The buzz has been tweeted and blogged world-wide with glamour camping or "glamping" now being favored as the next adventure pursuit for outdoor enthusiasts. 24 OKANAGAN WOMAN SUMMER | 2018

From yurts to tree houses - alternative options for adventure vacation accommodations are rapidly being sought out. Glamping "extreme" facilities, from shabby chic shacks to magnificent outdoor skybeds, are mushrooming around the world. For those needing a comfortable bed, a shower, and a roof high enough to stand up inside, one can go glamping in a yurt, ice castle, igloo, spirit biosphere, nomadic teepee or retro airstream camper. Glamping hosts offer their guests a unique and often eco-eccentric trek into the wilds of the unknown, while polishing off some of the rough and tough edges commonly associated with camping. Key to the adventure of a glamping travel expedition is that it requires very little effort on behalf of the glamper. One does not have to own, buy or tow along any camping gear and the ensuing entourage. Gone are the preamble requirements of borrowing, buying and packing up camping gear; as is sorting out the jumble of stuff upon arrival at your destination. From the cook stove, sink, cooking gear, cooler, lanterns, blankets, pillows and thermal air rest sleeping mattresses through to the tent, tarp and camp chairs, the glamping host provides all the essentials with the value added bonus of pampered elegance. All the glamper needs to pack are their adventure clothes, select toiletries (for some of us, this includes our favourite lipsticks), a good book and to harbour a quest for fun and adventure.


With a little creative research on the internet, glamping accommodations can be found that address modest budgets or extravagant escapades. The glamping promise includes a high quality "sleep under the stars" experience in chic, stylish and unique accommodations that are creatively integrated with the overall eco-experience. One can anticipate an electrical kettle with an offering of morning beverages within easy reach and a well-stocked bar fridge nearby. Electricity and real linens are provided along with innovative, private and eco-sensitive washrooms. Glamping generally requires little or no boy scout skills and participation is open to anyone hosting an adventurous spirit. Glamping is the polar opposite of staying in a homogenized hotel room at a large conglomerate resort property, and generally more price savvy than staying in three-star hotel accommodations. For the budget conscious, a campsite itself is affordable, however, the cost and investment into decent camping gear can add up very quickly for the neophyte adventurist. Factored into the camping equation is the post getaway time needed for cleaning up the gear, not to mention committing storage space for it and then stowing it all away. Glamping destinations are often remotely located and off the grid. With the surrounding environments and all that exposure to fresh air, your wellness and personal rejuvenation becomes inevitable, and with rejuvenation - an ecoawareness and appreciation of your surroundings follows. Witnessing firsthand that the rawness of nature is extreme super food for your mind, spirit and soul. Much of the fun of glamping is in planning the holiday and then taking it. Vacations are about taking time out for you, stepping away from the ordinary day-to-day stuff and experiencing something exciting with family, chosen friends, or travelling neophytes. Glamping is about adding a pinch of panache to an extra special getaway that includes a few unexpected luxurious pleasures. Glamping rules are extremely easy to follow as there simply are no rules. Just relax and unwind, catch the sunrise, savour the sunset, soak up the sun, snuggle up by a fire, laugh a lot and graciously enjoy the adventure of making some amazing memories.

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Just as the fragrant blossoms of spring fill the air with excitement, the team at the BC Wine Information Centre anxiously awaits

the arrivals of the “pinks”.

Boasting a wide range of colors from the palest blush to the brightest cherry color, this pretty wine category is rapidly gaining respect.

Rosé Revolution Continues

Kayla Sahara, BC VQA Wine Expert explains, “We need to re educate people that Rosé wines are no longer the sweet fruit bombs of yesteryears. After all, this is 2018 – the winemaker’s gift to you is a perfectly balanced swirl of summer where a variety of styles are available to suit every palate. More BC producers are making them wonderfully crisp with higher acid that allows for a great food and wine pairing experience.” Wine can be intimidating and we need to embrace the fact you will never likely know it all and that no question is a stupid question…

So, let’s start with the basics.

What is a Rosé Wine? Typically, there are three ways to make a Rosé and they are as follows: MACERATION METHOD The skins of a red grape are left in contact with the juice until the winemaker has decided enough color and the desired flavour profiles have been extracted. This is the most common method of crafting a Rosé wine. SAIGNEE OR BLEEDING The juice is created by letting the weight of the full cluster of berries crush the fruit. The juice is then separated and undergoes fermentation. Usually, the depth of color will be very light but is dependent on the length of time the skins of the grape are in contact with the juice. The balance of the juice goes on to make a concentrated wine.

TIP: Saignee wines are usually the best quality and most expensive of Rosé wines. BLENDING METHOD This is where the juice from a red wine is blended with a white wine.

TIP: We encourage our customers to enjoy their Rosé wines within one to two years. Rosé is meant to be enjoyed young and generally does not improve with age. Much of the wines carried in our boutique come from small producers, not generally available in many retail stores. Our team, has selected the following Rosé wines for your enjoyment: • Culmina Saignée

(pronounced ‘sonyay’)

• Seven Directions Rosé • La Vieux Pin Rosé

• • • •

Liber Winery Rosé Bartier Brothers Rosé Roche Rosé Tightrope Rosé

Call or stop by for a visit to have wine de-mystified.

We promise to make your ‘Personal Shop’ at our boutique a great step forward in your lifelong journey of learning about wine.

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British Columbia

WINE

Information Centre


BC VQA WINE BOUTIQUE LAUNCHES A

Bridal & Gift Registry Okanagan’s destination wine boutique and local favourite, The BC Wine Information Centre in Penticton, proudly presents a stylish Bridal & Gift Registry.

Come into the store and register with the Gift / Bridal Registry during the month of June and be entered into a draw for a chance to

win the $250 gift basket!

Known for their tireless promotion of BC VQA Wines and many accolades for retail excellence, the team now offers The Bridal & Gift Registry.

Some of the team’s favorite Bridal & Gift options: WINE CLUB MEMBERSHIP: After all, who wouldn’t want to receive a selection of BC’s finest wines several times a year. THE CELLAR STARTER PACKAGE: Contains 12 bottles of both white and red wine carefully selected by our expert team. Comes complete with wine tasting/cellaring notes and the Icon Wines book from John Schriner – Best of BC.

LeeAnn Popoff, Lead Merchandiser notes “Each season, we source new products from both our locally loved and international sources. When you register, we take the time to ‘personal shop’ with you and your selections are carefully noted. With over 1700 wines, wine accessories and gorgeous lifestyle products to choose from, we make gift giving easy. Gift wrapping and shipping are also available for your convenience.”

THE CLASSIC DINNER SELECTION: Contains a sparkling wine to be paired with canapés, a white wine to be paired with your starter, a red wine to be paired with your main course, followed by a port-style wine to be paired with your dessert. This package also comes with one of our bestselling cook books! SUMMER SOIRÉE KIT: Contains 4 Rose Wines, 4 White Wines and 4 Red Wines. This selection is complete with 12 wine glasses, beautiful napkins and matching table runner.

TIMELESS WATERFORD CRYSTAL: A great selection of both wine glasses, champagne flutes and decanters are available in an attractive range of price points. APRIL CORNELL LINENS: These beautiful linens change seasonally. Look to match Tea Towels, Table Cloths, Napkins and Runners. GIFT CARDS: The gift that allows the wine enthusiast the pleasure of shopping in this gem of a boutique at any time. For more information, visit BC VQA Wine Information Centre 101-553 Vees Drive Penticton, BC Or call 250-490.2006 to set up a time for your ‘Personal Shop’. www.pentictonwineinfo.com

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THE

SANDWICH

GENERATION THE PEOPLE WHO DO IT ALL! BY DEANNA RAINEY

Middle aged adults are faced with different challenges than their predecessors and are often being pulled in several directions at once. You may know someone, or be someone, who is the primary care-giver for their parent or parents More seniors living longer and staying at home longer means more family members need to help with their care. And it’s not unusual to find that these same care-givers have their own kids moving back home for career or financial reasons. Or to see some members of the sandwich generation having to raise their own grandchildren. Exhaustion and burnout are two of the most frequent realities of the sandwich generation. They don’t always know about the resources that are available to them; they still attempt to have a life of their own and in many cases, a career. Makes for a busy life! Dawn Taplay, a recently retired physiotherapist who worked closely with elderly clients in their homes, says it’s often difficult for the adult children of ageing parents to let go.

“They want to make things perfect for their parents. It’s OK to let some things slide; that’s just a fact of life. Maybe the aging senior isn’t eating as well as they used to. Or they don’t change their clothes every day. It’s alright if they don’t have a bath as frequently as they used to. You need to learn to ride with some of these changes. It’s important to take the time to learn about caregiver support groups, meet with family doctors and do some online research,” she says. Information isn’t necessarily available at one’s fingertips, but the good news is that there is a great deal of support available. Talk to your parents’ family doctor or Interior Health. Taplay says they have a wealth of information on different types of services that are available to assist both their parents and themselves as they work through this challenging time in their parent’s lives. During the many years she provided in-home assistance for seniors, Taplay dealt with cognitive and physical changes facing the elderly. Home visits usually involved both the adult children and the parents, at which time they can

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have a conversation regarding realistic responsibilities for the adult children, as well as what is happening in their own lives. In some cases, she says, seniors are actively living in their kids’ homes… and sometimes they’re babysitting grandchildren. “All these generations living in one home can be very trying. The whole experience is a learning process and we learn by being taught, not just by failure. It’s very important to aim for quality time rather than quantity of time. Setting boundaries for their parents is important, and the sandwich generation needs to call in back-up in the form of caregiver support. Some of it is paid for and some isn’t,” Taplay said. She also recommends that you go in baby steps…don’t overwhelm the aging parent. You cannot fix everything immediately. And she reminds us that while the senior is losing control, sometimes the negativity they project is because they still want to look after themselves.


“You may not fit exactly into the age groups defined as the sandwich generation, but if you’re juggling everything and everyone, then you fit the definition.” Rebecca Aaron, a clinical nurse who works closely with seniors on mental health issues, says it is crucial to respect the elderly’s personhood. “They are individuals and we have to respect their rights,” says Aaron, “We need to be sure we are doing what works for them and not what you may think is right. When they’re seeming difficult, it is due to fear and anxiety they’re experiencing.” Aaron says the first step for children faced with their parents’ health problems is their family doctor. It’s critical to have a solid relationship with them, and to spell out in detail what you’re struggling with. Seniors often don’t know what questions to ask their doctors and need an advocate. “There is a huge senior population and two geriatric psychiatrists in Kelowna. Sometimes people don’t realize their parents are having problems…they assume they are simply the signs of old age. But if your parent is not as happy as usual or they tend to isolate, they may be depressed even if they haven’t said so. Some key signs are a lack of interest in activities or other people. Go ahead and ask direct questions. Ask the parent ‘I see you’re not going out much. Are you feeling OK?’” Kelowna Psychiatrist Dr. Valerie Jones MD, F.R.C.P(C) says it is vital that the sandwich generation take care of themselves first, a fact which is often overlooked. “Establish clear boundaries with your parents or children. Adult children who have returned home should understand how long they are able to stay with you, and decide with them how to split the work load and share household costs,” Dr. Jones explains. “Use a ‘fill your own cup first’ philosophy. You can’t help others if you haven’t cared for yourself. Fill your own cup, and whatever is left over can spill over to those you love.” “The same applies to elderly parents,” she says. “Let them know ‘this is how much I have for you’ and when your cup is empty, withdraw and fill it up.” The sandwich generation may experience feelings of helplessness as they run about serving various levels of their family. They suspect they can’t do it all but feel they really haven't got a choice. So, all the hard work, advancement and financial or life planning they have undertaken appears to be for naught. There are several places members of the sandwich generation can turn for help, education and information. The Central Okanagan Seniors Health and Wellness Centre is a valuable place to start. They offer a one-stop-shop to see many health-care providers and deliver education, support, assessments and short term interventions. They are in contact with your family doctor with regular updates, and they are a wealth of knowledge in terms of referrals to Interior Health and community programs, as well as offering a full slate of programs for seniors themselves.

The Alzheimer Society of British Columbia is a great resource, committed to building a dementia-friendly society where families are acknowledged and supported. And a family doctor is usually the first point of contact. There is, as always, a silver lining. People spend more time with their beloved parents, and know that they are having a tremendous impact on their quality of life. In many countries around the world, it is common to find that grandparents live with their families, including grandchildren and even great grandchildren.

IT IS A BLESSING FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THEIR GRANDKIDS TO SPEND TIME TOGETHER AND REALLY GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER. It provides countless opportunities for grandparents to pass along family history and colourful stories to the children, while the kids have a whole new audience to share the news of their day with! The sandwich generation often see that long-held family traditions cannot be celebrated in the same way they used to. But families can create new traditions which work for everyone and enrich the lives of all the generations that are part of the family unit. It’s all about balance, and those who are primary caregivers must remember that they need to take care of themselves first.

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WHEN SHOULD I REVIEW MY WILL? Vanessa is a long time Lake Country resident who practices in the area of Wills/Estates and Real Estate at Pushor Mitchell LLP in Kelowna and would be more than happy to assist you.

If you have an existing Will, that’s a great start. However, as your life changes, so will your estate planning needs. Here are a few of the triggers that should get you thinking about re-doing your Will:

If you marry or start a family, you’ll want an estate plan that ensures your loved ones are taken care of after you are gone. An event like a marriage is a great time to re-visit an old Will;

If you get divorced you should also re-visit your Will to ensure that it meets your current needs. A divorce is a major life event and a great time to update your estate planning;

As your net worth increases, proper estate planning becomes vital. You will need to address tax issues and discuss with your lawyer and accountant the best way to minimize the probate fees and taxes payable, in order to maximize your beneficiary’s inheritance;

As you expand your family, a Will is vital to address guardianship and trust funds for your minor children;

If you have adult children who are still dependent on you, you can make sure they have financial support for the rest of their lives by setting up a Trust;

If you’re thinking of leaving a spouse (including a common law spouse) or child out of your Will, or giving them less than they might reasonably expect, they can make a claim which may result in the Court changing your Will to give your spouse or child(ren) a greater share of your Estate. Be sure

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to consult with a lawyer on this who will be able to discuss your options with you and create an estate plan designed to minimize these claims; or •

If you decide to leave a specific sum of money to a charity or charities creating a legacy from your estate.

Executing an up to date Will that reflects your current wishes will not only provide you with peace of mind, but it will minimize the costs of probating and administering your estate, which in turn will maximize the inheritance your beneficiaries will receive, charity or otherwise. This is provided as information ONLY; it should NOT be construed as legal advice. You should consult with a lawyer to provide you with specific advice for your own situation. For more information on estate planning and to discuss your specific circumstances, please contact Vanessa DeDominicis on 250-869-1140 or dedominicis@pushormitchell.com.

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Mom's Hand It is the phone message we all dread but one that more and more Canadians will receive. She tripped. Her hip is broken. Her wrist is badly strained. She couldn’t lift herself off the floor. She’s severely dehydrated. The paramedic said he’d seen worse. She could have fallen on the stairs, or in the backyard in January. Mom will recover but can’t live by herself anymore and she needs our help. It’s a fact of life that people will grow old and eventually pass away. Another fact that is becoming evident — but one many people have a hard time facing — is that Mom or Dad may live to a ripe old age but will need specialized care to deal with mild or severe physical or mental challenges. The truth is that, as seniors live into their 80s or longer, their middle-aged children must now become their main caregivers and provide them with appropriate housing and financial and emotional support. But are they up to the task?

Canadians living longer than ever before The statistics tell the story. In 2015, the average Canadian woman who was 60 could look forward to living another 26 years, while men could confidently live another 23 years. With life expectancies climbing and birth rates falling, seniors 65 and older could represent up to 25% of Canada’s population. Many Canadians are helping their parents with their time and money but the types of situations and intensity of senior care differ greatly — from cleaning grandpa’s eaves troughs to becoming an around-the-clock nurse. The costs of healthcare expenses also vary widely, as do government funding, subsidies, and the quality of private and community care. Whatever the bottom line, the costs may play a significant part in a family’s finances. For example, in-home care can cost $20 to $30 an hour while a registered nurse could cost $40 to $69 an hour. For those who need a full-time nurse, that could cost upwards of $100,000 annually.


When your parents need you For adult children, there are warning signs your elderly relative may need increased care. Trigger events, such as a fall, are obvious accidents that can immediately make an independent senior immobile. Signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease are more subtle. A parent may gradually forget to care for a pet or about their own hygiene. More alarming is a behaviour called ‘exit seeking,’ where a senior is compelled to leave their home and wander. While it is natural to regard some of these instances as forgetfulness, these warning signs could lead to danger if a senior forgets to take medication. When a family does finally accept that a parent needs help to get them through day-to-day activities, the family is sometimes dealing with their own stress and confusion over what kind of care is needed, who is responsible for providing the care, what role the family plays and how much it will all cost. It becomes more complicated when families are spread out across the country.

The power of attorney — for property or personal care — is the legal tool to help families support parents when they become debilitated or unable to make decisions concerning their assets, property and health. The document allows the person appointed by the parent to act on his or her behalf. The other function of power of attorney is for personal care, which deals with the type of healthcare a person may want if they become incapacitated, such as where they will live or what they will eat, and how they would like to manage end-of-life situations. In all scenarios, working with an advisor and discussing the needs of your family can help you take control of costs and challenges as your elderly relatives age. It will help to ensure you are prepared for the day when you have to step into the caretaker role. For example, there are often viable insurance solutions available for critical and long-term care. There are many different solutions that MacDonald Wealth Group can offer a family in helping to plan for these types of scenarios. Please feel welcome to contact us to discuss a solution that might work for your family.

Ensuring you can act on their behalf When children first begin managing parent care, they may not be able to access their parents’ bank account or even buy medications if the parent is incapacitated and is unable to give consent for an adult child or family to act on his or her behalf.

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A PASSION FOR SERVICE Mohini Singh

BY MARION STOLZE

Mohini first became a household name in our Okanagan Valley as a radio and TV broadcaster. She was always compassionate when she reported on our friends and neighbours who were facing both trying times or extra good times.

Mohini was attracted to journalism by the opportunities it created to walk into the lives of others and tell stories. Quick to recognize the power of the press and its impact on both subject and audience, she realized the responsibilities that came with story telling. She talks fondly of the personal relationships she established, particularly with indigenous people. In 2011, Mohini was elected to Kelowna City Council. Now in her second term, it is a strong sense of service that motivates her to do the best she can for her community. She is particularly pleased that there is so much diversity on Council, a reflection of Kelowna’s inclusiveness. A key focus for her is sustaining our vibrant agricultural sector and protecting farmers while catering to people living nearby. Born in Hyderabad, India, raised in Delhi, she immigrated at the age of twenty-two to Vancouver with her mother, a nurse, and her sister. At the time of her marriage, Mohini was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She decided to adopt a child and in 2006 travelled to Kolkata, India, for that purpose. That was a turning point for her. When they picked up their daughter Tara, a small boy, with obvious medical challenges, clung to her husband’s legs saying: “Take me home.” Sadly, this was not permitted, but it manifested in Mohini an irresistible calling to global service. She established a charity to provide medical treatment

and educational training for abandoned and destitute children in Kolkata. East Meets West now has three projects in India, and one more in-the-works. She visited these sites again in December 2016. Mohini is proud of the five Okanagan women who today provide “very solid” support on the Board. Over the years, the Kelowna based charity has expanded to serve local needs by supporting Starbright Children’s Development Center and KARIS Kelowna for moms caught in addiction, as well as the Intercultural Women’s Education Network (IWEN) in Nepal. While all this was going on, Mohini was a volunteer at the Kelowna Women’s Shelter and was instrumental in helping many women get back on their feet. She also helped establish a website to educate and warn backcountry skiers about the dangers of avalanche. In 2008, in recognition of her global and local service, she received the Order of British Columbia, and in 2008 and 2010 was recognized locally as Woman of the Year for her outstanding contributions to the well-being of the City of Kelowna. She is also a very proud recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. I was beginning to think Mohini couldn’t possibly fit anything else into her life, so no point my asking about hobbies or other work. Boy was I wrong! “Did you know” she said “I am currently Co-Campaign Chair (with Kelowna firefighter Jason Picklyk) for All Kids Matter”? The recent goal Inspired by Mother Theresa:

was to raise $45,000 towards Autism research; they successfully raised $115,000. Additionally, she works as Communications Officer for the BC Ministry of Agriculture. Pottery is her hobby and she’ll be glazing two lamps any day now. Busy lady is an understatement! Mohini’s eyes light up the most when she talks about her daughter, who has just turned seventeen. She and Tara live together along with their Sheltie-Cross Sarah. “I love to just hang out with Tara, especially watching movies and eating popcorn!” I could really feel the passion and drive of this extraordinary lady, who talks openly of living with M.S. She tries not to let it limit her, but there are things her body won’t let her do. “I want to do more than I can.” Travel has special challenges for Mohini, but she and Tara enjoyed a December holiday in Cuba.

She tells stories to raise the social conscience, especially of those who can help less fortunate, marginalized children. She is grateful to the students of Anne McClymont Elementary, who recently raised $2,500 to expand housing for forty orphans in India. As we close our chat, Mohini stresses that her successes are shared by all the people who become involved and support her causes in many ways.

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L O L | L A D I E S O N L I T E R AT U R E

A KELOWNA BOOK CLUB BY SHANNON LINDEN

Join us here, for reviews of what we’ve read, and online at shannonlinden.ca for recipes and more.

Dining, sipping, and discussing, the LOL have been getting together for seven seasons—that’s a lot of books—and a lot of laughter! Here’s a couple of stimulating suggestions to get your summer started. One will have you yearning to whip up something deliciously tempting in your kitchen (and bedroom). The other will have you chewing your manicure, dying to find out who lives.

THE CHANGE ROOM

It’s explicitly erotic, though exquisitely done.

BY KAREN CONNELLY

When it’s hot outside, why not pick up a book that sizzles? But be warned: The Change Room might leave you flushed. A departure for acclaimed Canadian author, Karen Connelly, who described her last four books as “heartbreaking” explorations of how people survive “violent ruptures,” like war, The Change Room marks a different kind of discovery. It will make you think. It will make you laugh. With vividly glorious descriptions of rich, red wine, flirtatious finger foods, and tender cakes, the sustenance that seeps into scenes of intimacy might even make you hungry. And really, hunger is what brings the protagonist, Eliza, to the swimming pool two mornings a week. Hers is an insatiable ache for freedom from everyday life. The pool fills her up. The cool water caresses her cares away; the exercise makes her muscles burn. Eliza carries an exhausting list of responsibilities on her petite shoulders. She’s accommodating wife to her charming, mathematician husband Andrew; she’s doting mother to her rambunctious, messy boys; she’s a driven business partner and creative mind behind a flower studio catering to Toronto’s elite. She is a (reluctant) volunteer at her kids’ school; educated philosopher kept up at night by terrifying events that rock an already shaky world; obsessive house cleaner and brilliant cook.

She is a woman who does it all, very well. But she’s tired. We understand. Eliza loves her husband—she just wishes he’d pick up after himself a little more and shower her with a little more attention in the bedroom. Andrew bows to his wife’s talents in the kitchen and he marvels at (and is a little afraid of) her witty banter at dinner parties, but it’s her passion that really eludes him. In his defense, Andrew is tired, too. And he has a bad back. Ouch. Only when she glides, kicks, and spins through the pool’s sunlit waters, is Eliza free. Swimming takes her back to an island in Greece, where she spent a year of reckless abandonment in her youth. One day, while showering after her swim, Eliza encounters Shar, an exotic woman to whom she finds herself deeply drawn.

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-Shannon

Set in the blustery cold of an Ontario winter, The Change Room hotly contests conventional marriage. It’s explicitly erotic, though exquisitely done. Multiple themes arise in this wellcrafted book, namely how marriage might evolve after infidelity, competing responsibilities within our contemporary (albeit first-world) lives, aging, family… and how we reconcile all that with the primal pull of our true desires, which include a clean house and an evening to ourselves. Something really cool: Karen Connelly contacted me because she was coming to speak at UBC Okanagan and found our book club online. She wanted to know if we would enjoy reading her novel and a personal visit with her. Did we! It was an honor to host the human rights activist and multi awardwinning author of eleven books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. She’s as funny in person as on the page; warm and friendly; and refreshingly candid, as she answered our probing questions. It was a delight to dine with her at Laura’s lovely home, and to share in Connelly’s zest for life and advocacy for women everywhere. Check out her work at karenconnelly.ca and grab a copy of The Change Room to really get things cooking this summer.

4/5 Cheers!


THE MOUNTAIN STORY BY LORI LANSENS

From hot, hot, hot, to hypothermia. In this suspenseful read, Lori Lansens takes her readers to the top of a mountain and down to the depths of our greatest instinct: to live. “Five days. Four lost hikers. Three survivors…” Lansens had me at the back cover. Who is coming off this mountain—and who isn’t? The Mountain Story opens on Wolf Truly’s 18th birthday as he rides the aerial tramway to the top of a mountain range that overlooks Palm Springs, California. An experienced hiker, Wolf carries no provisions, not even a bottle of water, because he has no plans to return. Haunted by the death of his mother, betrayed by his criminal, philandering father, and grieving the tragic accident that robbed him of his best friend, Wolf intends to kill himself. His plans are swiftly interrupted when nature and circumstance set him on a collision course with three

generations of the Devine women. There’s the indomitable but gentle grandmother, Nola, hiking to honor her first anniversary since her husband died; her daughter, workout-obsessed Bridget, better dressed for CrossFit than the mountain; and Vonn, Bridget’s beautiful but rebellious teenage daughter, who carries her own secrets. The four must survive hunger, dehydration, and the hellishly unforgiving weather patterns that roll in and off the mountain. Broken souls, they find value in their own lives through sacrifice for one another. Selected by our resident resource expert, Judy, who always picks a killer book, this page-turner did not disappoint, though we had a few criticisms. Survival scenes were sometimes a stretch and I found myself more drawn to Wolf ’s fascinating backstory than his present quest. I really struggled to like the selfish Vonn; others felt that way about shallow Bridget. Nonetheless, a great book we ladies would recommend.

Five days. Four lost hikers. Three survivors… Lansens had me at the back cover. Who is coming off this mountain—and who isn’t?” -Shannon

4/5 Cheers!

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KELOWNA LASER THERAPY

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According to the fat pile of testimonials at Kelowna Laser Therapy, these treatments have helped numerous people deal with their pain. Kelowna Chiropractor Dr. Wayne Terai administers the laser therapy. A potential patient will begin with a half hour complimentary consultation to see if laser could help with their specific issue. Laser therapy works well on joints, muscle, tendons and ligaments. Dr. Terai says treatments last 30 to 60 minutes, and on average take about 9 visits, although that number varies significantly from patient to patient.

“I saw a lot of patients with recurring problems that were not being resolved. I was searching for something to complement our treatments, and was introduced to laser therapy by a colleague in Surrey, who spoke of great results. I was looking for something that was non-invasive, easy to apply, comfortable and of course, gets good results.” -Dr. Wayne Terai Laser therapy involves the use of amplified light, used to stimulate tissue. In this way it can energise the tissue so it can carry on with healing. Simply put, it is a jump start to get the healing process going. Kelowna Laser Therapy, the largest laser therapy clinic in BC’s interior, has become an acknowledged alternative for those who still suffer, and Dr. Terai said they often get referrals from medical doctors. Applying devices with light into the tissue, the technique is similar to a plant responding

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to sunlight, converting the light into useable energy. The energy is then used to heal the inflammation. According to Dr. Terai, at least four out of five people report a positive benefit. Dr. Terai, a third generation Kelowna resident, says he saw many patients with recurring problems which weren’t being resolved. Laser therapy is also non-toxic and safe. Back to that file of testimonials. The success of Laser therapy is perhaps best defined by a patient who had a rotator cuff problem.

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INSTRUCTIONS 1. 2. 3.

Heat olive oil in pan over high heat and sauté onion until translucent. Add bell pepper, mushrooms and garlic and cook through. Crumble tofu into pan and add spices. Stir well to combine and heat through.

GARNISH WITH CILANTRO &

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¾ cup unsweetened plain dairy-free milk beverage ¾ cup blackberries ¼ cup blueberries ¼ cup plain or unsweetened dairy-free yogurt ½ avocado, pitted and peeled ½ frozen banana 2 teaspoons lime juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or pure vanilla flavoring 1 teaspoon wild honey (can substitute agave nectar for vegan) Optional garnishes: ground flax seed, chia seeds, sliced almonds, blackberries, blueberries, lime zest

INSTRUCTIONS 1. 2.

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CRISP WATERMELON SALAD with Jalapeno & Bacon

INGREDIENTS • • •

3 strips bacon sliced in half lengthwise and cut into 1/2 inch pieces 2 cups watermelon flesh cut into 2" cubes or scooped into balls 1 cup English cucumber slices

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2 large jalapeno peppers sliced into rings 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves chopped 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil Juice of one lime

INSTRUCTIONS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

In a skillet over medium high, cook bacon pieces until just crisp. Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate and allow to cool In a bowl, gently toss together all remaining ingredients Add bacon and toss again to combine. Serve immediately

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CITRUS BUTTER • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped • 1 Fresno pepper, sliced

INSTRUCTIONS 1. In a large Ziploc bag, combine the soy sauce, honey, garlic, gochujang, sesame oil, and lemon juice. Shake up to mix, then add the shrimp and seal the bag to toss and coat. If desired, you can marinate the shrimp for up to 24 hours, but it's not imperative. 2. To make the citrus butter. In a small sauce pan, combine the butter, orange juice, and lemon juice and cook over medium heat until the sauce is melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro and chilies. 3. Preheat an outdoor grill or grill pan to high. 4. Thread the 4-5 shrimp on skewers and grill each skewer for 2 minutes per side or until the shrimp is cooked through.

5. ARRANGE THE SKEWERS ON A PLATTER OR PLATE AND SERVE DRIZZLED WITH THE CITRUS BUTTER AND TOP WITH SESAME SEEDS AND CILANTRO.

ENJOY! RECIPE & PHOTO CREDIT: HALFBAKEDHARVEST.COM

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Mexican Chili Beef Soup INGREDIENTS

FRESH INGREDIENTS FOR

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2 lbs. beef stew meat 2 onions, chopped 6 garlic cloves, minced 28 oz. can diced tomatoes (or use fresh!) 2 litres beef broth 2 tbsp. diced chilies (more if you like heat!) 2 tsp. cumin 1 1/2 tsp oregano 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1 1/2 lb. potatoes, Yukon or red, chopped 4 carrots, chopped 3 cups of corn 1 lime, juiced 1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped

DIRECTIONS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

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Brown the beef stew meat in small batches in olive oil in a heavy soup pot or Dutch oven. Add onion to the browned beef and fry for about 5 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes, garlic, beef broth, chilies and spices to the pot. Bring the soup to a boil and let simmer for 1 hour. Add the potatoes, carrots and corn to the soup. Let simmer for 20 min. Add the juice of 1 lime and the cilantro to the soup.

WHEN READY TO SERVE, GARNISH WITH DICED JALAPEÑOS, TORTILLA CHIPS, GRATED CHEESE AND SOUR CREAM.

ENJOY! RECIPE AND PHOTO CREDIT - DEMILLE'S FARM MARKET


Mexican Grilled Corn INGREDIENTS • • •

6 ears of fresh corn 8 tbsp. unsalted butter 1 can Old El Paso Chopped Green Chiles, 4.5 oz.

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1 chipotle pepper in adobo 1/4 cup fresh cilantro 2 tsp. honey 1/2 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. kosher salt

INSTRUCTIONS 1. 2. 3. 4.

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Preheat the grill to medium high heat. Pull the outer husks of the corn down to the base and strip away the silk. Fold husks back into place to cover the kernels. Grill for about 5 minutes on each side – rotating corn 4-5 times. Once the corn is finished, remove the husk and place back on the grill until lightly charred, about 5 more minutes. Meanwhile, add the butter, chopped green chilies, chipotle pepper, cilantro, honey, cumin, and a large pinch of salt to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until combined.

5. SPREAD THE BUTTER OVER THE WARM CORN. SERVE WITH SALT, CILANTRO, AND LIMES.

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The flesh of 2 mangos 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 handful fresh mint about 20 leaves 4 shots vodka Prosecco Ice cubes

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5. TOP UP WITH PROSECCO, ICE CUBES, GARNISH AND ENJOY! SERVES 4 – 6

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4 cups cubed seedless watermelon 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 handful fresh mint about 20 leaves 1 cup white rum 2/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice Ice cubes Optional garnishes: watermelon, limes, mint

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In a pan, bring the water, sugar and mint leaves to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove syrup from heat and leave to chill. Puree the watermelon cubes and pour into a jug through a fine mesh sieve to remove any solids. Combine rum, lime juice, 1 1/2 - 2 cups watermelon puree, and mint syrup in a large pitcher.

5. POUR INTO ICE-FILLED GLASSES AND GARNISH AS DESIRED.


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COOK TIME: 25 MINUTES

Serve these chicken thighs at your next barbeque for AN UNEXPECTED AND TROPICAL TWIST ON YOUR TYPICAL BBQ FARE.

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INGREDIENTS • • • • •

8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs 1 cup cubed mango (defrosted if frozen) 3 tbsp. lime juice (from 2 limes) 2 tbsp. fish sauce 2 tbsp. canola oil

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1 tbsp. brown sugar 1 tbsp. Sriracha 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 tsp. kosher salt Fresh cilantro leaves, for serving 1 lime, halved

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MAR 21 - APRIL 19 Jun - Step up to the plate and say your piece. Others notice your strength or leadership qualities. They like it. Jul - A focus on home or family will see plans unfold for you or them. Hold gatherings. Discuss moves. Aug - Break out of restrictions of all kinds. This includes personal or business relationships. Stand up.

APRIL 20 - MAY 20 Jun - A focus on finances will see you talking or negotiating with others about their amount of involvement. Jul - Attend events near or far. Open up your field of operations and you will see the added benefits. Aug - Entertain or have an open house. Decisions need to be made for you or those affecting situations.

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NOV 22 - DEC 21

Jun - Keep your own counsel until you know how others feel about what you are trying to do for them. Jul - Dress to impress and you will get the attention you seek. Others react strangely or comment. Aug - Take the next step in your job or career ambitions as your reputation paves the way ahead.

Jun - Relationships blossom in business or personal areas. You see benefits on doing this together. Jul - Your power or influence behind the scenes increases or image grows on a broader scale. Aug - Your influence grows into other areas over distance. Use more out of your toolbox now.

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DEC 22 - JAN 19 Jun - Your inner core is strong and others feel the intensity. It adds a strange sense of security now. Jul - Your attention to detail allows others to relax as they rely on knowing you can get it done. Aug - You benefit from others finances or assets. They know your worth and want to compensate.

Jun - The sun in your sign shines the spotlight on you in more than one way. Protect information with care. Jul - You find ways to increase income without the extra effort. Make use of what is available or free. Aug - You are out and about and shine in any public venue. You have the gift of the gab. Entertain.

Jun - Private information comes to your attention. It provides some clarity in grey areas. Proceed carefully. Jul - Other resources will be available if you do the research. Sell somethings or do other conversions. Aug - It’s time to step forward and take credit for your work or efforts. Enjoy the praise, you are a lion.

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