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Elizabeth Beeds

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3 Day Holistic Business Training In this heart-centered approach to business you will... • Learn how to reach more people & make more money • Become the go-to holistic practitioner & teacher in your area • Discover how to create profitable workshops and retreats • Be ready to live your purpose while helping people heal

September 20-22 Kelowna BC WomensHolisticBusinessAcademy.com


The Heart’s ELECTROMAGNETIC field by Kent Watson

our heart is the center of your Universe: through it, all of life’s experience occurs . It is a dynamo that generates electricity via the sinus (SA) node, the heart's natural pacemaker. The autonomic nervous system (ANS) controls the firing of the SA node and triggers the start of the cardiac cycle. The generated current creates an electromagnetic field (EMF). All living entities, including Earth, produce an EMF. The heart’s EMF acts as a carrier wave of fixed amplitude (difference in wave peak heights and valley depressions) and frequency (number of whitecaps passing per second), and has the shape of a sumo wrestler. Field lines are extensive around the chest and abdomen and fold in at the head and feet. As a carrier wave the EMF transmits other waveforms through it. The waveform of anger has a different amplitude and frequency than the emotion of gratitude. The EMF carries our interconnected thoughts, feelings and emotional waves to our brain, to every cell, to those around us, our environment and the Universe. Conversely, our EMF receives the emotional qualities emitted by others, the earth and environmental EMF’s into our heart. Visit the Red Woods in California and feel the peace transmitted through the EMF of the trees. The heart’s EMF can be measured eight to ten feet away from the body and is 5000 times greater than the EMF generated by the brain. Furthermore, the heart’s electrical field is 60 times greater in amplitude than the electricity produced by the brain. Stress-creating emotions like fear and anger vibrate at higher detrimental health frequencies whereas calming states like love and compassion, generate low-frequency, constructive health-in-

ducing regularities. The vibration of our heart rate variability (HRV), high or low, carried by our EMF, caresses every cell and affects them either negatively or positively. HRV is the beat to beat variation in time between each heartbeat. Our emotional state, in conjunction with thoughts and feelings, governs our heart’s behaviour. The heart’s rhythms affect the two branches of the ANS, our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The sympathetic system - the flight or flight response arena - produces the stress hormone cortisol. In a stressed state, the heart rhythm appears as a jagged graph on a lousy stock market day. The parasympathetic nervous system is engaged when the heart is in a coherent state. Its wave pattern is a smooth, curved sine wave like ripples on a tranquil pond. When in this state, we produce DHEA, the body’s renewing hormone, boosting our immune system, clear thinking, creativity, etc. Using focused breathing and thought we change our feelings and consequently, our emotional state from the stock market to a rippling pond. We create health: the body knows how to do it when we balance the energies of thoughts, feelings and emotions. If we choose, we are in complete control of the center of our Universe. Kent Watson (BSc, MSc), is a certified HeartMath Trainer. HeartMath examines how stress affects the heart, the center of your universe, and its relationship to our physiology and disease. www.edwardkentwatson.com. HeartMath is a registered trademark of Quantum Intech, Inc. HeartMath trademarks, go to www.heartmath.com/trademarks

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EDITOR’S NOTE

interior wellness www.InteriorWellness.com /interiorwellness @interiorwellnessmagazine

hen I started Interior Wellness magazine 11 years ago, I envisioned providing inspiration, tools and resources to the people in British Columbia to aid the experience of life as a healthy and connected community! Today our community of healers, teachers, practitioners, and leaders is thriving and powerful. This magazine has been an important piece in making BC Interior stand out as a leader in health and wellness!

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JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL EVENTS MOUNTAIN SPIRIT FESTIVAL Summer 2020 Sun Peaks BC WOMEN’S HOLISTIC BUSINESS CONFERENCE September 20-22, 2019 Kelowna BC

I love bringing people together to be inspired and uplifted through the events, festivals and conferences that I have lead and many of you have enjoyed, grown and transformed at Interior Wellness Festival and Mountain Spirit Festival. I am so excited about our next event: The Women’s Holistic Business Conference: It brings together everything that I’ve learned from the last 25 years as a holistic entrepreneur. (Go see my article on page 16-17 for more details about the conference!) In 11 years of publishing Interior Wellness, I haven’t put myself on the cover (well there was that one time but it was a silhouette from behind - no one knew it was me!) The truth is, I was shy of the visibility. But it’s what I ask the women in our Holistic Business Academy to do - “have courage and put yourself out there so that your clients can be inspired and find you!” So I did it and I’m dedicating this cover and this issue of the magazine to them: All the courageous women leaders who I have the honour of working with in our Academy. This is for you. In order to have the courage to rise in leadership, it’s important to surround yourself with like-minded, supportive people who lift you up. If this kind of support speaks to your heart, get yourself to the Women’s Holistic Business Conference in September. www.WomensHolisticBusinessAcademy.com

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Elizabeth is the publisher of Interior Wellness Magazine and is an advocate of healthy living in our wellness community in BC Interior. She has dedicated her life to providing a platform for people to connect and rise together. Join Elizabeth at her next event: The Women's Holistic Business Conference www.WomensHolisticBusinessAcademy.com

The information in this magazine is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for advice a reader might seek from a physician or other health care professional Photography is referenced, otherwise: Stock Images: www.123rf.com

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Ashly Narula is a photographer in Kamloops and Kelowna specializing in wellness and spiritually inspired images www.ashlynarulaphotography@gmail.com

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DISPELLING

the myths around

CESAREAN BIRTHS by Kristy Ware

Here are FIVE MYTHS around cesarean births we need to debunk right now.

1. USING THE TERM ‘C-SECTION’ IS APPROPRIATE. This short form is frowned upon by many people in the birthing community, because a ‘C-section’ is a medical procedure, though downplays that it is a form of birth. Many Mamas carry enough guilt around their birth experience so be sure to use the right lingo and show respect for a cesarean birth!

2. YOU BOUNCE BACK FASTER AFTER A CESAREAN. Wrong. The recovery after a cesarean birth takes longer and is often more challenging than a vaginal birth. Lifting any amount of weight, caring for your baby and managing the daily needs of the household are far more challenging.

3. YOU CAN’T HAVE A VAGINAL BIRTH AFTER CESAREAN. Not true. Many women can go on to have a successful vaginal birth after cesarean, known as a VBAC. There are of course certain situations and medical conditions that may prevent this, but the option is available to most women for subsequent births.

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4. A CESAREAN ISN’T A NATURAL FORM OF BIRTH. Some women feel that not giving birth vaginally is not a real or true birth. This could not be further from the truth. Your body created, carried, and nourished your baby.. No matter how your baby comes out, your story is as natural as you are.

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Sacred Success 5 Keys To Thriving In Holistic

Business (For Women!)

by Elizabeth Beeds

Are you a spiritual, holistic healer, health coach, or wellness practitioner? Do you have a business that helps people? Do you want your business to succeed?

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uccess means different things to different people. As a woman with a heart for helping, you get to define what success means to you so that you can run your holistic business from a place of authenticity and alignment. This is what I call Sacred Success.

SACRED SUCCESS

• Living your passion in alignment with your holistic values • Having a life that feels balanced, fun and relaxed • Serving people- while making a consistent monthly income

HERE ARE THE 5 KEYS TO HELP YOU TO HAVE SACRED SUCCESS: #1 Your Personal Why You are a healer and you’re here to help people; but to have success, you need to get clear on your personal why: What do you want and why do you want it? How do you want to feel? What indulgent things do you want? These serve as a magnet that pulls you forward even if things get tough. #2 Soulful Service It’s not your modality, but the way that people’s lives are affected by working with you that makes the biggest difference in the world. Get clear on what the transformation is that you provide - what are the specific results. #3 Start Local One big mistake that many women make is to think they have to go online too early. But the

truth is, the people you see shining online started with simple, humble beginnings. Starting local is the best way to attract clients and earn the income that will change your life. #4 Sacred Self Care You are only able to be of service to the degree that your own tank is full. Take care of yourself: exercise daily, eat nutritious food, get body work and healing, and take holidays. Growing a business stretches your nervous system, take time out to rest and rejuvenate. #5 Training and Support Too many women try to do it all alone. Sound familiar? But when you reach out for help, get support and take business training, you’ll have connection and accountability and it will feel a lot easier! I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support, training, and connection with other women on the same path. It's why I created a 3 day training to help you with the next step to success in your Holistic Business so you can make consistent income doing what you love. Join me at the Women’s Holistic Business Conference, September 20-22, 2019 in Kelowna, BC.

Elizabeth Beeds is the Founder & CEO of The Women’s Holistic Business Academy, Founder & Publisher of Interior Wellness Magazine, Producer of Interior Wellness Festival & Mountain Spirit Festival. She’s a teacher, healer and heart-centered leader for women in business and an advocate for healthy, inspired living. Women’s Holistic Business Conference: September 20-22. www.WomensHolisticBusinessAcademy.com

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THE BALANCE OF

giving and receiving by Tracy Munson

You’re Invited to:

TRU’s Health & Wellness Fair

Showcase your company or organization to the TRU Community! Join us for the TRU Health & Wellness Fair October 17, 2019 11:00 am – 2:00 pm TRU Campus Activity Centre

Contact Gabriela Krecsy to reserve your booth by October 3, 2019: Price: $35.00 gkrecsy@tru.ca

An insight from "The Busy Mom's Greatest Companion" - Your Guide to Going From Overwhelmed to Overjoyed: A challenge that can arise and is important to be aware of is not giving yourself away and not being open to receiving the amazing gifts from others. The balance of giving and receiving is so incredibly necessary to your growth, because it will allow you to accomplish and exceed your intentions. Before you give, ensure that you give wholeheartedly and without any expectation of receiving something in return. The Universe works in surprising ways, and you will receive in different ways and possibly from different people, perhaps even people you have never given to before. Being open to receiving is an incredible gift that many people struggle with. Prior to embarking on my self-healing journey, I would give, give, give and have huge hesitation about receiving anything in return. I loved giving gifts and doing things for my friends, family, clients, and sometimes strangers, but if someone ever wanted to give to me or do something for me, it was very awkward and hard for me to accept. Similarly it was so hard for me to accept money for my services that instead of saying how much they cost, I would often give them away for free! Value yourself and allow yourself to receive gifts from others. These gifts can be powerful teachings, assistance or offerings that are beneficial to your personal development. Gifts don't always have a return value on them and don't have to. Be neutral and open. You are not alone. Be supported. Do your best. Do what you can. Take time for you. Rest. Be Present.

Tracy Munson is the founder of Insight Natural Healing, creator of The Overwhelmed Mom Support group on Facebook, and author of "The Busy Mom's Greatest Companion". www.insightnaturalhealing.ca/shop Tracy Munson Support for Moms

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Access Your Inner Wisdom gemstones and MOON WORK

through journaling, by Erin Maze, Therese Dorer and Rebecca Mutch

Life is so busy! In our fast-paced lives, it can be hard to remember that each of us is a cosmic being with direct access to the divine. In their own healing journeys, the authors have noticed that journaling daily on gratitude and heart connections, working consciously with crystals and with the cycles of the moon increased inner peace and allowed easier access to intuitive wisdom. Journaling daily on high vibrational energies such as gratitude and love opens the door to our inner wise one. Much of what we are exposed to in a day depletes our energy and lowers our vibrational frequency. Our inner voice speaks softly and can be difficult to hear when we are caught up in energies of fear and stress, both of which are rampant in our world. Gratitude, joy and the loving energy of Gaia lift us up energetically, helping our inner voice get through the internal and external chatter. Journaling also stimulates the right hemisphere of the brain, where creativity and imagination are housed. We have been socialized to disregard the riches our right brain offers, and imagination has been banished to the domain of child’s play. But creativity and imagination are the language of inner wisdom. When both aspects of the brain are balanced, we can discover the wisdom inherent in imagination and creativity. Tuning in to the energies of crystals and stones can heighten our intuition and strengthens our connection to the natural world. There is amazing consciousness and healing properties in stones and crystals. The very act of choosing a stone or crystal to work with is an exercise in intuition. The subconscious self knows the

stones to work with, but the conscious mind is totally unaware. It may be a complete surprise to discover the attributes of the stone one is wearing coincide with issues one has been working through. Working with the moon promotes inner personal and spiritual growth and can also help access inner wisdom. The moon is a symbol of the divine feminine and enlightenment. Tuning into the phases of the moon improves your connection to the rhythms of nature and brings you in touch with the divine feminine and your intuition. Working intentionally and lovingly with the waxing and waning moon cycles is a powerful release and manifestation opportunity that can help you harness the creative power of your higher self. Consciously choosing the high vibrational energies of love and gratitude, incorporating crystals, connecting with the cycles of the moon and making time for conscious self-care can accelerate our personal and spiritual growth and make it easier to access our own inner wisdom.

Erin Maze is co-owner of Cosmic Rocks, a metaphysical supply and crystal shop in downtown Kamloops. Therese Dorer is a shamanic healer and intuitive medium whose channeled readings are published in the Sedona Journal of Emergence. Rebecca Mutch is a talented graphic artist located in Kamloops. Collectively they can be reached at info@threewisewomen.ca www.threewisewomen.ca

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GO FROM Miscommunication to

Understanding by Cheryl Paige Miscommunication running rampant in relationships causes destruction: when we say one thing and another thing is understood or when we say nothing and quiet damage occurs. What we say and what another hears and understands are two different things. Sometimes we can be left feeling like we are speaking two different languages due to the many different ways humans communicate. We can get caught in the trap of believing that we are speaking perfectly clearly and that the other person can understand our way of communicating. This assumption brings us into the dangerous territory of believing that the person we’re speaking to understands everything we say, just as we intended. Often, when we don’t know how to communicate in an effective way, our interactions become filled with reaction, blame and frustration, getting us nowhere and leaving both parties feeling like: What just happened?! Try this technique known as mirroring to curb the amount of miscommunication that is occurring your relationship: Once the person speaking is done conveying their message, the listener responds with “mirroring” back exactly what the speaker has said by saying something like, “Let me see if I understand. What I heard you say is (and paraphrase or give a word-for-word repetition to show the listener’s understanding of what they heard).” The listener shouldn’t try to summarize or interpret but rather stick to reflecting back as accurately as possible. This will give the speaker confidence that they’ve been heard and to see if there was anything that was misunderstood. If you want to go deeper with the process of effective communication, I take you through an in-depth process in my book Relationship Revival you can get a copy here: www.relationship-revival.com

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Cheryl is a Soulful Relationship & Life Coach, Writer & Speaker. Get her new book Relationship Revival: 8 Pillars of a Strong, Connected & Fulfilling Relationship at www.relationship-revival.com & watch for her Couple’s Conference coming November 2019!


SUPPORT & ACCOUNTABILITY

IS KEY TO LONG-TERM

WEIGHT LOSS by Kym Campbell Hanson

As women, we face some unique challenges to losing weight and keeping it off, such as the following: • Starting and stopping diets due to falling off track or not seeing results. • Condoning a “cheat”, thus beginning the domino-effect. • Listening to that little voice in our heads telling us that we can’t do this, that it's too late and we are a lost cause. • Lacking self-accountability, and needing help. Whether you're trying to lose 5 pounds or 50, it’s important to understand your weight-loss challenges. Numerous studies have shown that having a coach to help support and keep you accountable can increase your chance of successful long-term weight loss. A coach will arm you with weight-loss tips and strategies to: • Discover exactly why you're not able to lose weight • Understand the next steps to take • Walk away with a clear plan so that you can finally lose your unwanted weight and keep it off - for good! Losing weight is largely about changing behaviors, including what you eat and how active you are. When trying to change a behavior that you have had for a very long time it will be challenging to make the change without support. Having a coach will keep you accountable to the actions you take, help you remain unwavering when things become difficult, and keep you focused when you are unmotivated and want to quit. Start focusing on what you want in life…you deserve a sense of confidence and pride that will last a lifetime!

Kym Campbell Hanson coaches clients remotely with her online Weight loss & Accountability Coaching www.coachingwithkym.com. As well as face to face, one-on-one Weight loss coaching at Herbal One Kelowna Weight Management Nutrition Centre www.herbalone.com/location/kelowna-bc

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CLEAR SAILING TO YOUR

life purpose! By Marilyn Puff

You can trust that you have great purpose here, or you would not have chosen to be on Earth at this time. You can also trust that you are “on purpose� as you recognize that you are a seeker, curious and determined to discover the gifts that you are here to offer.

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What if the first part of discovering your purpose here is to be on purpose? A powerful analogy of our journey is moving through life like a sailboat. When you find something you love to do, and you set your sights on it, the winds of life will determine how you need to tack your boat. Navigating life is not a straight-line journey. It is also common that once you set off on this adventure, the prevailing winds may change and you find an even clearer calling, a new direction. It is important to know that it is not a failure if you capsize or get turned around; you have everything you need to right the boat, patch the sails and reset your course. The second part is being able to receive the gift of our life purpose. Notice how well you receive even the smallest thing. How do you respond to a compliment? Do you say thank you, and possibly add a warm comment, or do you deflect or negate it somehow? If someone offers you something, it is a vulnerable and valuable practice to say yes and receive it. The third part is having courage. It takes great courage to dive into and heal those tough wounded places we carry that so often get in our way. It also takes extreme amounts of courage to be shiny and alive, to stay in your unique lane, be your authentic self and share your gifts and life purpose.

Marilyn Puff is an elder in training and has 30 years of service in the field of personal growth. Her energetic healing background is in Breathwork/Rebirthing, Shaman journeying, drumming, Earth- centered song and ceremony. She offers transformational retreats and trainings for women. See ad.

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HEALING THE MIND THROUGH

the body BY REANNA COSTA

When it comes to the mind, we often think that our thoughts are happening in our brain/head, forgetting the full extent of our biology. When it comes to understanding the full power and potential of the mind, we must first grasp the truth about our brain. The brain is just one part of our Central Nervous System (CNS), which is just one part of the huge, complex system that is our entire Nervous System. The CNS is made of the the brain and the spinal cord. From the spinal cord we have all the remaining nerves that move out into the rest of the body; this is our Peripheral Nervous System (PNS). Think of it this way: you have the idea to raise your arm over your head. This idea happens in your brain and the intention for the action runs down the spinal cord to the PNS into the muscles needed to create the action of actually, physically raising your arm. Conversely, if someone touches your arm, you feel it because the PNS sends the message to the brain. Thus, the CNS and the PNS are not separate parts but instead one system that communicates interdependently with the other. While this may seem like common sense, the tendency to believe the mind is only the brain, or even just that the CNS seems like an incredibly misguided principle; the basic anatomy of our nervous system would lead us to believe that our whole mind exists within our whole body. Therefore, this leads us to believe that every thought is felt in the body whether or not it is conscious or unconscious to the thinker. Take a stress thought for example. Whether or not is is known to you, the thought you have creates tension on a very

subtle layer of your body. Your PNS moves into your muscles, organs, etc. through your connective tissues called fascia; the fascia of your body will tense (or relax) in response to the quality and nature of your thoughts. So a stressful thought actually puts physical - albeit subtle - stress on your body. This is felt uniquely for each person, however, likely we can all relate to shoulder, neck or low-back tension when feeling overwhelmed or over-stretched in life. Where this idea gets incredibly exciting is when we remember that this system is reciprocal and thus works both ways: what happens in the mind affects the body and what happens in the body affects the mind. Therefore, the maladies and illness of mind can be healed through altering the unconscious stress or tension held in the body. The best way to do this? RELAX. Take the time to consciously relax your body. Focus all your attention on relaxing all the subtle ways you hold your body as a result of the unconscious stress you are carrying. Position yourself in a way that allows you to get so incredibly relaxed that you feel as though you are melting. If you can, relax so much that the tension from trying to hold everything together falls away so that there is space to fall apart, to unwind and to fully release. There is so much that we are each uniquely holding, and we are holding it throughout our entire body. We can definitely heal this by changing our beliefs, making affirmations and watching our thoughts, while also by learning to relax the body more fully and more deeply.

Reanna lives in the Shuswap where she teaches yoga classes, yoga teacher trainings and counsels individuals and couples with an emphasis on healing the nervous system. www.reannacostayoga.com

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Money Manifestation FOR ENTREPRENEURS by Brittany Gill

10 tips to magnetize money to you and your business #1 Get Clear - How much money are you manifesting & why is it important to you? Get SUPER clear on what you’re going to do with your money! #2 Make your Money Map - Do the math! Total Clients x Your prices = Your Income Goals. #3 Clear the Fear - In constant stress or fear about money? It's time to get to the root. Where does the fear come from? What are your beliefs about money? How do you speak to your money? Journal it out! #4 Add More - Instead of reducing things like your favourite morning coffee, start asking, “Where can I make more?” #5 Increase your Prices - You offer a valuable service and people want to pay you! Remember, money is an energy exchange! #6 Stop Giving Discounts - Don’t do a disservice to your friends, family, or yourself! Stop giving out discounts! #7 Daily Gratitude - Start a gratitude practice for money. Experience gratitude every time you pay your bills, buy groceries or receive money. #8 Manage your Money - Take care of your money and your money will take care of you! Start tracking your money and be conscious of where it’s going. #9 Create Long-Term Packages - Create consistent income in your business by offering 3-, 6-, or 12-month packages! #10 Celebrate - Physically jump for joy when you receive money. Show the Universe you love money and it will bring you more! BONUS: #11 - Hire a Coach - A coach will help you build a successful, sustainable business, remove your blocks and fill your practice fast! If you want to grow your holistic business, increase your impact and make more money, book your complimentary Success Session at brittanygillwellness.com

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Brittany Gill is a transformational business coach. She helps young, ambitious women ditch their 9-5 jobs to build successful businesses where they make more money, work less and live on purpose! Find out more on brittanygillwellness.com


What is Worship by Sri Harold Klemp What is the meaning of worship? I see it as anything that brings Soul closer to God. True worship brings Soul closer to God on Its own merits and never at the expense of someone else. You cannot bring yourself closer to God by hating others, even if you believe your anger is righteous. The relationship between Soul—which is you—and God is one of love. Where there is pure, absolute love, there is no room for anger of any kind. You can tell if a person practices true worship by how he treats others throughout the week. People are very good on their holy days, but the test of true worship is how they act the other six days of the week. For me, the test of true worship is whether or not a person has charity. By that I mean goodwill toward others. What is important in this life is your relationship with God, and how you worship God truly. As you do this, it will show up in your daily life, whether it’s your traditional holy day or not. In the years I have been the spiritual leader of Eckankar, I have tried to show the members of ECK what is true prayer and what is not. True prayer lets things be. It shows trust that God has done things right. It says, “God, you’re doing a good job. Everything’s OK.” Wrong prayer is the kind that tries to change things, especially how other people behave. It also implies that God has fallen down on the job. No matter what religion you practice, it is important that you learn to listen. This is prayer in the true sense. True prayer is the art of listening to God. Just open your heart and listen to God. In ECK, one way to open the heart is to sing HU. HU, this ancient name for God, is a love song to God. You can sing it. And in singing it or holding it in your mind during times of need, it becomes a prayer. It becomes a prayer of the highest sort.

willing to let the Holy Spirit take care of the affairs in our life according to the divine plan instead of our personal plan. If people would trust their hearts and know that if they love God and open their heart—if they love God through loving their neighbor—they will find that God brings help and protection to them in ways that most people don’t know. Students of ECK have many stories of protection and healing. They are learning the future in their dreams. This is because they have been able to open their hearts to God’s love. The way to do that is to sing HU to yourself. Sing it as HU-U-U-U (like the word hue) in one long sound, in one long breath. You just sing this very quietly to yourself or inwardly. You may see the Light of God; it can be a blue light, a white light, a yellow light, or a green light. You can see it many different ways. Or you may hear the sound of tinkling bells, a flute, a full orchestra, or something as simple as a sigh. But you will be filled with love. Sing HU, and this may help you open your heart to God’s love. Then you will find the miracles happening in your life too. These techniques are not meant to suggest that a Christian can’t chant HU or an ECKist can’t think of Jesus or anyone else. You do whatever your heart tells you to do. You are an individual, there is just one of you. You have your own understanding of God, and you are on your own path to God. The ECK Worship Service is to help people find out what they can do to improve their relationship with God. If we can help in any way, we are more than willing to be of service. Reprinted with permission of ECKANKAR

Sri Harold Klemp is the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master and spiritual leader of Eckankar. www.eckankarblog.org

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Women’s Holistic Business Conference

Holistic Practitioners Spiritual Teachers Wellness Coaches Yoga Instructors

Are You Ready to Make a Difference? www.womensholisticbusinessconference.com


On September 20-22, 2019, women are gathering for a three day entrepreneurial journey that will change their lives forever. The Women’s Holistic Business Conference is happening at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in downtown Kelowna. This training is brought to you by the founder of the Women’s Holistic Business Academy: Elizabeth Beeds. Elizabeth is also the publisher and founder of Interior Wellness (it’s in your hands right now!) and she has been a holistic business leader, yoga teacher and healing practitioner for over 20 years in our community. Elizabeth empowers and trains women to rise in their businesses so that they can help people heal through the service they give. Elizabeth sees business as a powerful platform to contribute to positive change in the world. Over the years she has helped to raise over $40,000 for charitable causes. The Women’s Holistic Business Conference will feature Her International, an incredible organization that empowers women and girls through education and opportunity: They help to provide for the advancement of education and educational opportunities for people living in poverty in Canada and abroad! Women will be gathering from all over North America to come to come together for three days of connection support and learning. Elizabeth has seen women start businesses and struggle over the years so she’s on a mission to give them all the tools and systems

they need so that they can change their lives by creating income for themselves and their families. The conference is specifically for wellness professionals, healing practitioners, yoga and fitness instructors, authors coaches and spiritual teachers. What all these women have in common is a commitment to health, well-being, transformation and service. We have a limited number of scholarship seats available for the Interior Wellness Community to apply for! The conference is normally $697 but with the scholarship you get in with just a small admin fee and a commitment deposit that you get back at the door. (You do have to pay your own travel, food and accommodation). When you join the Women’s Holistic Business Conference you’ll be surrounded by a community of like-minded women on the same path as you who share a passion for service and you are building their businesses too. You’ll leave feeling confident to create a business in alignment with your heart. If you’re ready to make a difference, to help people heal, follow your dreams, and do what you love, then go grab your scholarship

to the Women’s Holistic Business Conference. www.WomensHolisticBusinessAcademy.com

WOMEN’S HOLISTIC BUSINESS CONFERENCE 3 Day Holistic Business Training SEPTEMBER 20-22 - KELOWNA, BC SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE


Yoga, Health & Spirituality in B.C. Interior

Interior Wellness

Directory www.InteriorWellness.com

ACCESS BARS Ashley Robb, Access Bars Practitioner Ready to release the blocks that are holding you back in life? Let’s heal together! Connect with me today! Kamloops, accessingyou17@gmail.com

ACUPUNCTURE/ACUPRESSURE Chelsea Gimby, R.Ac., Vital Point Acupuncture Sports Acupuncture, Cupping, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Therapeutic Asian Massage Kamloops, 250-376-3070 www.vitalpoint.ca

Jennifer Larsen, R.Ac., Vital Point Acupuncture Classical Acupuncture, Acutonics, Cupping, Reiki, Tui Na Massage, Moxibustion Kamloops, www.vitalpoint.ca 250-376-3070 Shawna Wafler R. Ac, Wild Roots Clinic Acupuncture, Cupping, NADA Certified, Reiki Kamloops, 250-682-7289 www.wildrootsclinic.ca

Wild Roots Clinic, Dr. Andrea Hansen Healing with Chinese Herbal medicine, food therapy, acupuncture, cupping & moxibustion www.wildrootsclinic.ca 250-682-7289

ASTROLOGY Tanya Thompson - Vedic Traditions Vedic Astrology and Aryuveda ttccp249@yahoo.ca 250-573-9755 Kamloops, www.starsaboveearthbelow.com

Vedic Astrology - Carole Davis You will gain a clear understanding of events happening in your life now and in the future. 250-309-2736 www.caroledavisastrology.com

ARTISANS: LOCAL Squirrelly Creations: Using mother natures gifts of wood, crystals, essential oils, and found treasures from my travels to create magical gifts Michelle Gill 250-574-3450

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ARTISANS: LOCAL Handmade Healing Crystal, Gemstone and Aromatherapy Jewelry, Crystals and Tumbled Stones, Sacred Ritual Tools. Serving the Shuswap, Okanagan, and Cariboo. www.GypsyDreamsOfficial.Etsy.com

Kristina Benson Art - Yoga Leggings! Local Kamloops Artist // Unique artwork designed onto leggings, capris + scarves. Online Shop: www.KristinaBensonArt.com Sun Hill Apiaries of Heffley Creek Providing raw honey from 2 bee-yards For 2 naturally different flavors & many sizes Free swarm removal 250-318-2646 Aura's Designs unique hand-crafted items can be made to order copper, bronze, and silver aurasdesigns96@gmail.com 250-578-8664

BACK CARE Kamloops Back Solutions Spinal Decompression Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938 HealthQuestChiro@hotmail.com

BEAUTY & BODY & HAIR CARE Back to Earth: Organic, Vegan, Natural, Non GMO, Earth Friendly. Essential oils and Herbal teas, Personal, Facial & Baby Care and Cleaning line. 250-550-6789 www.getbacktoearth.com GREEN SISTERS Organic skin care & organic essential oils. Handmade with Spirit in 108 Mile Ranch, BC www.greensisters.ca

“Healthy Skin is Beautiful Skin” Holistic facials and skin care that give amazing results and peace of mind 250-828-0909 #301-141 Victoria St. www.kamloopsesthetics.com


BEAUTY & BODY & HAIR CARE Threading and Henna Tattoo Specialist BhumikaTalla: Esthetician & Hairdresser Bridal packages, house parties, events Kamloops, 250-374-9744 b_talla@telus.net

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BELIEF CHANGE PSYCH-K Belief Change Facilitation Overcome limitation, self-doubt, fear stress and anxiety. Online sessions Visit www.balancingbeliefs.com

BODY MIND SPIRIT Better Bodies & Minds Alternative Wellness Center. Biomagnetic Pair Therapy or Hypnotherapy to Improve your Health. Magnolia Quiroz, magnotherapist@gmail.com

BODY MIND SPIRIT Emergence Yoga and Reiki School Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga & Reiki Trainings 250-644-1534 www.emergenceyoga.com

CHIROPRACTORS Dr Paul Ouimet B.Sc, Chiropractor Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938 HealthQuestChiro@hotmail.com Dr. Troy Fraser 1966 Harrison Way Kamloops BC drtroy@telus.net 250-314-9890 www.drtroyfraser.ca

COACHING Cate Baio Coaching Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Candidate. Live brave. Live wholeheartedly. Book a discovery session today! 250-551-4451 www.catebaio.com

Events that Bring together the best of health, well-being, ancient wisdom, complementary medicine, holistic therapies, spirituality, new consciousness and more. www.bodysoulspiritexpo.com

Deanna Deacon, Intuitive Life Coach: Connecting influential women in leadership to their feminine wisdom & divine guidance. Business Mentorship. Goddess Retreats. Healing Workshops. 250-818-5207 www.deannadeacon.com

Mystic Dreams - now in Clearwater! 249b Glen Rd. Across from Fields. Now serving fair trade organic coffee. Stop by and say hello. 250-674-2612

Maggy Davidson Coach, Teacher, Wayshower Salmon Arm, BC 250-804-0392 www.maggydavidson.com

The Crystals & Curiosities Cabin seasonal destination store opens from spring to late fall each year at Akashic Ranch, offering gemstone crystals, metaphysical items and healing tools. 250-573-1124 www.AkashicRanch.com

Tracy Munson - Support for Moms to go from Overwhelmed to Overjoyed. You are not alone. Serving Kamloops & Internationally. Book Your Complimentary Session 250-682-0707 www.insightnaturalhealing.ca

6SLULW4XHVW%RRNVSalmon Arm, BC offers books, sterling silver jewelry, cd’s, crystals, aura, pictures & unique giftware. www.spiritquestbooks.com 250-804-0392

Dreams Come True. Law of Attraction Life Coach, Public Speaker, Award Winning Author. First 1/2 hr Coaching Session Free. Danielle Gordon 250-550-8174 www.daniellegordon.ca

Young Living Essential Oils & Products These therapeutic grade oils, health, household and beauty products are non-toxic! Positively life changing! Karen Reierson 250-714-6782

Vera Stark, Spiritual Life Coach and Soul Realignment Professional for coaching or Akashic Record readings www.secretsofthesoul.ca 250-318-1616

Tanya Epp, doTERRA Wellness Advocate. Natural healing for mind, body and soul with essential oils. Schedule your complimentary consultation. 250-572-7362

Mollie Sommer - Intuitive Soul Coach, Life & Soul Coach, Energy Healing, Workshops & Retreats. Kamloops, www.molliesommer.com 250-574-5683

Better Bodies & Minds Alternative Wellness Center Biomagnetic Pair Therapy Hypnotherapy to improve your health magnotherapist@gmail.com

Cheryl Paige - Soulful Coach Life & Relationship Coaching & Training to align with your truth Kamloops www.cherylpaige.ca 250-574-1055 FALL 2019 | INTERIOR WELLNESS Summer 2019 | www.InteriorWellness.com

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COACHING Spectra Services, Confidential Life Coaching supporting you to live your most Authentic Life! 250-299-6250 Kamloops, www.spectraconsulting0.wixsite.com/home 0LQGIXOOQHVV 0HGLWDWLRQ&RPLQJ+RPH5HWUHDW :HHNHQGUHVLGHQWLDOPLQGIXOQHVVPHGLWDWLRQUHWUHDW 1RYLQ.HORZQDZLWK6KDURQH'DYLVRQ IDFHERRNFRPVKDURQGVKHZZZVKDURQHGDYLVRQFRP

Weight Loss & Accountability Coaching w/ Kym

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Brittany Gill - Transformational Business Coach Empowering women to embody their purpose at high level leaders. Book your FREE Accelerated Success Session: www.brittanygillwellness.com Empowering women in business to embody their purpose, make more money and do what they love. Brittany Erdman Coaching www.brittanyerdman.janeapp.com

COMMUNITY Learn how to maintain a healthy landscape within the city’s bylaw by visiting www.kamloops.ca/ipm For more information call: 250-828-3888 May Cause Radiance is a NPO supporting Young Adults affected by CANcer. Spreading Radiance to CANcer warriors across Canada. Kamloops, BC www.maycauseradiance.com Balance Well-Being Centre Inc. Local Businesses Collaborating to Improve Overall Well-Being & Enjoyment in Life. Shawna McCrea, BBA, CEO Kelowna, www.BalanceWell-Being.com

COUNSELLING Breath Integration Coaching & Training Center Cory Erlandson 250-319-5175 Spiritual, life, and relationship coaching Create the Life You Want! bictc@me.com

Breath Integration Coaching & Training Center Spiritual, life, and relationship coaching. Create the Life You Want! Lynn Aylward lynn@breathintegrationkamloops.ca 250-319-7364

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COUNSELLING :RPHQ V+ROLVWLF%XVLQHVV&RQIHUHQFH 6HSWHPEHU ZZZZRPHQVKROLVWLFEXVLQHVVDFDGHP\FRP 1RXULVK:HOOQHVV&HQWUHoffers Clinical Therapeutic Counselling and Nutritional Therapy as well as other Holistic Health Approaches and Workshops.www.tammieoram.com

Marilyn Puff Transformational Counselling - In person Or online. *Ceremonial Workshops *Women's Retreats "Activating, trusting your senses and Inner Wisdom" 250320-1993 sacredmoonemergence@gmail.com FB Tammie Oram MTC: Counsellor works with individuals and couples. Nutritional Therapist, Reiki/Bars Practitioner, Pilates Instructor. 250-320-6018 www.tammieoram.com Tricia Veltri, MC, CCC: Counselling for women Heal from toxic relationship patterns, heartbreak, and trauma. In person, online, individual and group therapy. 250-212-7763 www.corehealingtherapy.ca Do you have a strong desire to serve others and make a big impact in the world? Let’s make it happen together! Contact me Marie Martin Coaching www.mariemartincoaching.com

EMPOWERMENT Offering loving, judgement-free intuitive guidance for any moment in your life. Take your power back! FB: facebook.com/CeciliadegrootIEG/ empowerment.with.cecilia@gmail.com

END OF LIFE PLANNING Memorial Society of BC helps you plan graceful, affordable, and dignified end of life arrangements. Call Today 1-888-816-5902 Toll Free www.memorialsocietybc.org

ENERGETIC UPGRADES Call To Dance Seminars, Books, Manuals, Live Talk Events, Tele-Spa, Float Your Boat, Radio, Energy Correcting Cards and Paintings (Tails From the Vector), Blog www.thetruthisfunny.com

ENERGY HEALING Mari Abraham - Traditional Zulu Shamanic Practitioner Reading of the Bones, Shamanic Healing Sessions, Land Healing and more. www.shamanicintuitivehealingarts.com


ENERGY HEALING Vital Energy Massage and Healing Reiki Master offering massage and energy healing in Winfield. https://vitalenergymassageandhealing.com Handcrafted crystal jewelry & specialty stones that provide natural, healing energy. Custom orders welcome. Kamloops FB:Soul Stones/ Instagram:@soulstones_ 0DULO\Q0DQGHUVRQ $WWXQHPHQW3UDFWLWLRQHU $VDFUHGKHDOLQJDUW VSLULWXDOSUDFWLFH .DPORRSVPDULO\QPDQGHUVRQ#VKDZFD

FREELANCE WRITING Michele Botel is a freelance web content writer in Kimberley with a background in alternative health. Free consultation 778-257-0343

HEALING & BODY THERAPIES ReNu-uRadiance Health & Wellness Coaching Reduce hormonal Imbalances naturally so you can sleep better, have more energy with less brain fog. Email for a complimentary consult www.renu-uradiance.com

Bonnie Haywood-Farmer CBCP, CECP Body Code/Emotion Code: Identifying & releasing imbalances affecting our Physical, Mental & Spiritual Wellbeing. Savona, 250-373-2473 Osteopathic methods are used to restore health and vitality to every system. 250-241-3141 Vernon. Or balancepointokanagan.com, 778-484-9922 Kelowna.

Envision Healing Massage & Energy Work. A safe space for healing in Kelowna. FB: Envision Healing Instagram: @envision.healing Loving Hands Massage Trauma Informed Tantra Massage and Sexual Embodiment Sessions. Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in Training www.lovinghandsmassage.org

HEALING & BODY THERAPIES Simpli Health offers Live Blood Analysis An immediate health assessment paired with natural and chemical-free solutions. www.simplihealth.ca 250-571-8597

HEALTH Kwikfit4u Canada Whole Body Vibration Equipment. West Kelowna 1-877-348-5945 10 Mins/Day = 1 Hr. Exercise laura@kwikfit4u.com www.kwikfit4u.com Plexus is a health and wellness company that specializes in gut health and body balancing. contact Leah Renfrew 250-819-1598 (cell), Kamloops

Helping others take control of their health Shannon Bliss, CNP, ROHP 250-801-2798 www.healthisbliss.ca

HEALTHCARE PLANNING Cristina Daws RN Health Care Navigator assisting individuals and families throughout their healthcare journey. FB: Health Care Navigator Instagram @health_care_navigator250-319-9082

HEALTH FOOD STORES Nature's Fare Markets Live Well - Live Organic 250-314-9560 #5 - 1350 Summit Dr, Kamloops BC Vitamins | Supplements | Produce | Bistro

HEALTHY HOMES Interior Design & Home Styling Utilizing safe, non toxic materials. www.theditkamloops.com 250-299-3900

HEALTHY NUTRITION/FOODS/FARMS

Darlene Turner TLC Healing Hands Gifted healer, Master Transmutator Of disempowering beliefs and stuck energy 250-420-7052 Darlene@tlchealinghands.com

Nourish Nutrition, Leigh Hilton Registered Holistic Nutritionist www.holisticnutritionkamloops.ca Kamloops, 250-571- 4819

Bodysense Holistic Therapies Effective treatments for pain, injuries, relaxation, and Intuitive sessions. 250-826-8705. FB www.Bodysensebc.com

Vasayo with Advanced Delivery Technology Your health is your greatest wealth Change your life today with a simple decision! Kamloops, www.berniej.ca FALL 2019 | INTERIOR WELLNESS Summer 2019 | www.InteriorWellness.com

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Wellness Plan -Lifestyle, Supplements & Mindset. Nontoxic options pws.shaklee.com/ jhlifestyles 778-363-4003

Herbal One Weight Management Nutrition Centre Real Food * Personal Coaching * Natural Products www.herbalone.com/location/kelowna-bc &RQWDFWKym at 250-979-1200 The Best Health Now Live Your Best Life with natural and fun solutions for health and quality of life. www.TheBestHealthNow.com

HEALTH INSTITUTES & TRAINING Breath Integration Coaching and Training Centre Individual, couples, family counselling. One day workshops, 5 month Personal Empowerment Trainings. Body work. Sunday Spiritual service. www.breathintegrationkamloops.ca 250-319-5175

Aloha Love Heals School of Sacred Hawaiian Healing Arts Certified training in Lomi Lomi, Kahi Loa & Huna 250-739-2575 www.alohaloveheals.com

HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTRES Bliss Float Centre Floatation therapy Pain relief, relaxation, meditation, athletic recovery and more. #205 - 1150 Hillside D. Kamloops www.blissfloatcentre.ca 250-377-7716 Reduce and eliminate pain; sleep more soundly; increase vitality through gentle movements. Individual or group class. Feldenkrais/Anat Baniel practitioner. Ann Wallin 778-220-7898 www.brainbodytalk.ca

HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTRES Nourish Wellness Centre: Tammie Oram 8 practitioners joined offering counselling, nutritional support, energy healing and business coaching 250-320-6018 www.tammieoram.com

HYPNOTHERAPY Maggie Reigh Transformational Body-Mind-Soul Hypnotherapy. 30+ years of experience with emotional release therapy. www.maggiereigh.com I welcome your inquiries: 778-214-4684

Dolores Cannon's Past Life Regression QHHT EnerJ\+HDOLQJ, Spiritual Coaching, Tesla Healing #6-231 Victoria St. 250-434-9171Tania Niedbala www.SacredValleyEnergetics.ca Melanie Pouliot CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST Trained in Bali Indonesia under Master Sohail Ebady MD Advanced PSYCH-K® Facilitator - Certified Nutritionist Yoga Instructor - Mind Body Wellness Coach www.healthbydesignconsulting.com

HEARTMATH Edward Kent Watson: Certified HeartMath Trainer Stress, heart/brain function, resilience, performance self-regulate emotions. Fb: Kamloops HeartMath 250-828-2020 www.edwardkentwatson.com

INTUITIVE READINGS Bonita Summers - Psychic Life and Business Coach Psychic Readings, PSYCH-K, Parties, corporate events, keynotes. In person, by phone, or online. Love, career, abundance, & more. 250-863-5505 www.spiritkelowna.com BELIEVE INSPIRATIONS: Inspired Angel Card Readings, Healing Energy and Colour Therapy, Glitter Tattoos. Contact 778-888-2396 for Rates/Info/Events

Offering private/group channeled readings energy work, chakra balancing and spiritual counseling. 250-320-5239 Kamloops, www.stephanie-banks.com

EXHALE CENTRE ॐ Holistic House of Healing Natalie Saari and team of Kinesiologists providing specialized care for injury rehabilitation, chronic pain, ICBC claims and more. 791 Victoria St, Kamloops 250-574-3477 | EXHALECENTRE.COM

Michelle Morrison: Psychic Medium, Angel Intuitive, Reiki Master, Shamanic Practitioner and Inspirational Speaker. www.thebalancedsoul.com 250-682-8176

Vernon Active Health, Multiple Practitioners all in one office, maximize your health goals! 250-545-2468 Vernon www.vernonactivehealth.com

Violet Light Channeling & Healing Intuitive information by Egyptian guides In person/remote. Facebook Debora Powell 250-864-1819 Kelowna

Constance Santego Holistic Centre & Spa Empowering Body, Mind & Soul Sessions, Workshops, Books, Live Events, Retreats 250-861-5209 www.constancesantego.ca

Therese Dorer 250-578-8437, Kamloops Spiritual Consultations Medium, Shamanic Healing, Meditation, private sessions, empowering you through your Spirit Guides. www.crystalclearinsights.ca

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INTUITIVE READINGS Clearing subconscious past blocks for a brighter future. Readings, consciousness development workshops, past life regressions, spirit mediumship, ghost busting. www.natasharosewood.com

MASSAGE THERAPY: REGISTERED Stephanie LeClair RMT in Penticton Helping you to relax, recover from stress, reduce pain and inflammation and regenerate after injury or surgery. 250-487-8133www.stephanieleclair.com

Barb Harris Registered Massage Therapist Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938 HealthQuestChiro@hotmail.com Darlene Fair,RMT, RYT 250-318-6300 Craniosacral, Visceral Massage, Osteopathic Techniques, Myofascial Release and Unwinding. #405-153 Seymour, www.darlenefair.com David Wolynec Registered Massage Therapist Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938 HealthQuestChiro@hotmail.com

MEDITATION Mindfulness Made Meaningful Guidedmeditations, classes, workshops Monthly Meditation Sessions in Kamloops www.mindfulnessmademeaningful.weebly.com Wayne Porterfield Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher with over 30 years of experience and study. Kamloops www.wporterfield.com 250-318-5434

MIDWIFERY, CHILDBIRTH, BABIES Mighty Oak Midwifery Care Fully funded by BC Healthcare Home or hospital, dedicated service www.mightyoakmidwifery.ca

NEUROFEEDBACK Optimize your brain for pain relief, stress reduction & more. Drug-free, holistic neurofeedback sessions in Kamloops. 250-819-0807 www.neurofittechnologies.com

NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS

Niki Coster Registered Massage Therapist Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938 HealthQuestChiro@hotmail.com

Dr. Alison Beach BSc.,ND: Allergies, Bioidentical Hormones,Depression/Anxiety, Pediatrics, Women's Health.Thompson Valley Naturopathic 875 Seymour www.kamloopsnaturopath.ca 778-471-2949

Jil Forbes, RMT Dimensional Registered Massage and Wellness www.Dimensionalmassage.com 250-572-6634

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MEDICAL Preventative Health Practitioner Integrative Care, Bio Identical HRT, Chronic Illness Holistic Nutrition. Kamloops, 250-845-8360 TruHealthSpan www.truhealthspan.com

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Dr. Marissa Gaucher, Naturopathic Physician Chronic pain, Autoimmune conditions, IV therapies, digestive and hormonal imbalances. Pharmaceutical Prescription 250-374-6938 www.drgaucher.com

An inter-denominational contemplative/meditation group whose focus is the wisdom/mystical tradition in Christianity. Monday evenings 2x/ month. *FREE* Brian Mitchell bmitchell@tru.ca

Women's health, bioidentical hormones, thyroid, digestive health, allergies, IV therapies, acupuncture. Kamloops Naturopathic Clinic 754 Seymour St 250-377-3077 www.kamloopsnaturopathicclinic.com

6KDPEKDOD0HGLWDWLRQ*URXSoffers meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm Free and open meditations. #7-231 Victoria Street. www.kamloops.shambhala.org 250-573-5519

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NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS

PARENTING

Dr. Tara Drummond, ND Natural Family Medicine 412 Seymour Street 778-765-8530 Book online at https://trc.janeapp.com Dr. Tamzin Morley, ND 778-471-0909 Hormone, Pain, Digestive, Immune & Family Health. Acupuncture, IV Therapy & Pharmaceutical License. 306-153 Seymour St. www.doctortamzin.com

Sweet Sleepers Sleep Consulting, Kamloops Infant and toddler sleep solutions. Free 15min Consults! 250-320-6911 sweetsleepersconsulting@gmail.com, Facebook.

PET SERVICES Infinite Dog ~ Shamanic Dog Training, Tamryn Fudge Founder and teacher, has 20+ years of experience working with dogs. She offers private programs for dogs, puppies and problems. www.infinitedog.ca

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OSTEOPATHY

PHOTOGRAPHY Amber Vandermeer is an intuitive Candid photographer who specializes in soulful entrepreneur images. Available for sessions now! www.ambervandermeer.me

Kamloops Osteopathy: Osteopathy, Personal training Obstetric Osteopathy, Sport Taping, Sports Rehab, Arthritis Care. Imogen Wood M.Ost & Paul Roberts M.Ost Kamloops, www.kamloopsosteopathy.com 250-299-5554

PAIN MANAGEMENT EXHALE CENTRE � Holistic House of Healing Natalie Saari and team of Kinesiologists providing specialized care for injury rehabilitation, chronic pain, ICBC claims and more. 791 Victoria St, Kamloops 250-574-3477 | EXHALECENTRE.COM

PILATES THE PILATES TREE @ 4th & Seymour Kamloops' premiere Pilates Studio Teaching you to stand tall & stand strong. www.thepilatestree.com 250-320-2639

Health Quest Cold Laser for Pain Management Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938 HealthQuestChiro@hotmail.com

GPS Fitness Bowen Therapy Providing better body function, ease tension, reduce inflammation, improve mobility 236-999-3854 Kamloops, www.gpsfitness.org

Evolve Pilates Studio 250-372-7237 Achieve improved posture, balance & strength! Personal Training Studio & Group Classes. #201-1361 McGill Rd www.evolvepilatesstudio.com

REFLEXOLOGY Pacific Institute of Reflexology 604-875-8818 Training courses for beginners to seasoned professionals, instructional DVD, charts, etc. Vancouver, www.pacificreflexology.com

PHYSICAL THERAPY Andrea Edwards PT Lymphatic Therapist and Breast Cancer Rehab (PiNC certified). Kamloops Massage Matters www.kamloopsmassagematters.ca 250-299-3636

REAL ESTATE

PARENTING &ORWKIRUD&DXVH: Non profit, volunteer run organization that loans cloth diapers to interested families. Apply or donate www.clothforacause.org (Facebook too!)

Snug Glee Bumz Diaper Service www.snuggleebumz.com snuggleebumz@gmail.com 250-554-9722 Ease of Disposables, Benefits of Cloth.

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Linda Turner Personal Real Estate & Kristy Janota A calm and holistic approach to real estate. Helping people reach their property wants, needs and dreams! www.lindaturner.bc.ca 250-374-3331

REIKI Leilani Reid: Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master Live your Best Life, Tap into Your Power Leilanireid1@gmail.com 250-571-4326


REIKI

RETREATS Teresa Krehel - Jikiden Reiki Shihan/Teacher Jikiden Reiki classes offered in traditional Japanese Reiki. 250-308-4201 www.inSpireWellnessStudio.com

SACRED MOON EMERGENCE Women's Retreat Ceremony, Circles and Celebration on Sacred Land.Contact 250-320-1993IRUXSFRPLQJUHWUHDWV sacredmoonemergence@gmail.com www.SacredMoonEmergence.ca Facebook

Tammie Oram MTC: Counsellor and Reiki Practitioner. Come experience energy healing Combined Reiki and Bars to level-up your healing 250-320-6018 www.tammieoram.com

Sacred Tours with Maria O'Farrell Carr Come join us on an amazing journey to Ireland (May, June & Sept 2020) and Greece (Sep 2019) www.MariasIrishTours.com (BC Reg# 2776-4)

RESORT Sun Peaks Resort 250-578-5474 1280 Alpine Road, Sun Peaks, BC www.sunpeaksresort.com

Wilderness Resort & Retreat - Cawley Point, Sunshine Coast. Paradise for Yoga Retreats and Outdoor Enthusiasts.Oceanfront. Cabins, Wilderness Tents or Yurts for up to 40 guests. 604-800-7862 info@wildernessresort.ca www.wildernessresort.ca

SHAMANIC DOG TRAINING

RETREATS Akashic Ranchâ„¢ is a privately owned wellness space on 250 acres outside of Kamloops, BC hosting spiritual and holistic workshops and events from spring to late fall 250-573-1124 www.AkashicRanch.com

Tamryn Fudge teaches shamanic dog training for dogs, puppies and problems. Workshops and private sessions. Contact: 250-573-1744 tamryn@infinitedog.ca, www.infinitedog.ca

SHAMANIC HEALING Pat Bellamy - Shamanic healing & ceremony Energy Medicine, Reiki Master, Matrix Energetics & EFT Certified. In Kelowna, or long distance. www.shamanichealer.ca 250-801-6559

Paradise Found Salt 6SULQJIsland "Where Sights and Sounds Soothe the Soul" Classes, Retreats,Workshops and now, Food! www.paradisefound.ca 888-989-9642 :LVH:RPDQ-RXUQDO 5HEHFFD0XWFK7KHUHVH'RUHU(ULQ0D]H $YDLODEOHDW&RVPLF5RFNVWK$YH .DPORRSVZZZWKUHHZLVHZRPHQFD Rachelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vineyard â&#x20AC;&#x201C; KamloopVConfidential healing retreats for after abortion. Find us on Facebook or www.rachelsvineyardkamloops.org Call/text 250-267-5081 rvkamloops@yahoo.ca <RJD5HWUHDWVZLWK1DWDOLH6DDULΦWorld-renowned yoga retreats in exotic places all over the world, as well as local love, exceptional retreats in locally. See photos and reviews at: NATALIESAARI.COM

Epona Rise Retreat Centre Heffley Creek Uncover Your Brilliance 250-578-0226 Boutique 80-acre lodge & cabin retreats venue www.epona-rise-retreats.com

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SPA Quaaout Lodge & Spa At Talking Rock Golf Resort 1663 Little Shuswap Lake Rd. Chase BC www.quaaoutlodge.com 1-800-663-4303

SUNDAY SERVICE Breath Integration Coaching Speaker Series For more information: Contact Cory 250-319-5175 Visit: www.breathintegrationkamloops.ca Facebook.com/BICTC Unitarian Universalist Fellowship welcoming, diverse in beliefs, spiritually nurturing community meets. 10AM (Sept.-June) Sundays at Valleyview Hall 2288 Park Dr., Kamloops. www.uukamloops.ca 250-572-2018

WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HEALTH & WELLNESS Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage® Specializing in women's cycle, reproductive and abdominal health. 250-215-9912 www.augustmoonwellness.com Summer 2019 | www.InteriorWellness.com FALL 2019 | INTERIOR WELLNESS

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WOMEN’S HEALTH & WELLNESS Holistic Health Practitioner ~ Certified Nutritionist Advanced PSYCH-K® Facilitator ~ Mind Body Wellness Coach. Clinical Hypnotherapist. Melanie Pouliot,CNC www.healthbydesignconsulting.com Wildly Woman eal from trauma, connect to themselves, others & feel their pleasure & radiance. www.wildlywoman.com 778-319-9211

YOGA TEACHER Kundalini Yoga with Nicole O'Donnell Sunday Mornings 9-10:15 at Lets Move Join Kamloops Kundalini FB group namsantokh@yahoo.com 250-574-9477

YOGA FOR YOUTH YOGA FOR YOUTH ॐ Community programs throughout Kamloops. Classes, day camps, mentorship and more. Empowering lil yogis to thrive! Contact us for a program Opportunities. NATALIESAARI.COM | vinyasayogaforyouth.org

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING South Okanagan Yoga Academy (SOYA) RYT Yoga Teacher Trainings in BC, Alberta & Mexico at Intl standards for 20+ years. Retreats and workshops. www.soyayoga.com 403-805-7902

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS Breath Integration Coaching and Training Centre Individual, couples, family counselling. One day workshops, 5 month Personal Empowerment Trainings. Body work. Sunday Spiritual service. www.breathintegrationkamloops.ca 250-319-5175

Brittany Gill: modern day witch, social media goddess, intuitive creatrix, and visionary leader. She inspires young women to step into their power & live their purpose! www.Brittanygillwellness.com Healers On Healers - FREE 250-819-9041 All Healing/Transformation Practitioners Welcome! Free exchange. Join Facebook Group "Healers on Healers - Kamloops"

YOGA STUDIOS Yoga for everyone in a beautiful space 201-409 Seymour St. Kamloops Contact Martina Schnelle Full details at www.youryogaloft.com Yoga classes, yoga retreats in the Shuswap Stand Up Paddling (SUP), SUP kids camps and private, group events. 250-515-0620 Sicamous, www.btruebyou.com Clarity Yoga Welcoming Yoga and Relaxation Classes 5170 Dallas Drive, Kamloops www.clarityyoga.ca 250-320-0170 Kamloops Hot Yoga 250-374-7426 Sahali - 953 Laval - 75 classes p/week Brock - 17-1800 Tranquille www.kamloopshotyoga.com

YOGA THERAPY Natalie Saari - Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) International Association of Yoga Therapy Kinesiologist & Physiologist, providing specialized care Group and private sessions available EXHALECENTRE.com ॐ 250-574-3477

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING Sorrento, BC 200hr Teacher Training 50hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training www.reannacostayoga.com

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Kamloops Regional Farmers' Market Saturdays from 8:30 to 12:30 beside Stuart Wood School on St Paul Street. Wednesdays from 8 to 2 beside the Library on Victoria Street www.kamloopsfarmersmarket.com/ www.facebook.com/kamloopsfarmersmarket

Shamanic Dog Training Retreat, Sep 20–22 2019 Spend 3 days with your dog to connect, deepen and grow together. Find your own unique rhythm together and let shamanic dog training change your lives forever. Registration: Tamryn Fudge www.infinitedog.ca

Celine Rose Training “Taking the Lead” program Emotional Intelligence Facilitator & Coach www.celinerosetraining.com 250-879-0068 Interior Attunement Service presents Introduction to Attunement Training in Kamloops: Attunement, A Sacred Healing Art and Consciousness Practice. Contact Marilyn 250-579-9444 Marilyn.manderson@shaw.ca Divine Feminine Empowerment with Deanna Deacon. Embodying Goddess Retreat Costa Rica, Nov. 30 - Dec. 7, 2019 www.deannadeacon.com


“HELPFUL” Ener gy Flows by Marianne Ferguson

You’ve been told all your life that you should help as many people as you can, and maybe you’re really good at it - a natural problem-solver or caregiver. If a friend comes to you with a problem, you jump in with solutions, or maybe abundantly give good advice. We want to help others, though sometimes it’s difficult to recognize how much help is appropriate. Because we are energetic beings, there is an energetic flow that helps us with this. This flow is called equator rings. A flow around the waist, called the “belt flow”, connects the energies between the upper and lower body. The equator rings surround and are the outer dimension of the belt flow. They integrate the information of these energies and assimilate recent experiences into the storehouse of the past. Most importantly, equator rings discern what is deep and enduring from what is superficial, and it is in this role that equator energies help you distinguish what is part of your life learning and what is not. When you continuously take on issues that are of another’s life lessons and not yours, the equator energy becomes clogged and sluggish. Eventually it can no longer help you discern what is yours and what is not. At this point you will begin to feel the burden of others, but your energies will no longer be able to support you in seeing the situation clearly. To further complicate, with clogged equator rings you may have difficulty feeling whole or complete, and you may sense an inability to connect to your deepest self. The simple exercises below will help keep your belt flow and equator energies flowing and supporting you:

The Belt Flow:

Reach with both hands into the small of your back, on the left side of your body. Smooth your hands around your waist - back to front; left to right across the front. Follow with flowing down the right leg and off the foot. Repeat, beginning on the right side of the body.

Clearing the Equator Rings:

Trace both clockwise and counter-clockwise circles in your field, 16 - 20 inches out from your waist area. Turn yourself around slowly as you trace the circles with your hands. Follow by setting your hands back-to-back in front of your navel and pushing the energy in each direction out to the edge of your aura and beyond. Repeat both steps 2 – 3 times. „ɈǘƵȲƦƵȁƵ˛ɈȺȌǏɈǘƵȺƵƵɮƵȲƧǞȺƵȺǞȁƧǶɐƮƵ‫ب‬

• Helps with staying grounded – even while reaching spiritual heights. • Promotes communication between upper and lower chakras. • Gets you out of your head and more into your body. • Promotes feelings of inspiration.

Marianne is an Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner, EEM teacher and herbalist in Kamloops BC. www.splinterhillwholistics.ca

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Let the DOG

choose by Tamryn Fudge

When someone asks me, “Can your dog have this?” or, “Your dog wants out – can she go?”, I most often answer, “She can do anything she wants”. At times it gets a chuckle, but I am being very genuine: I truly believe that my dog should be able to choose what she does as often as possible I want her to have choices in life and not be bound by the constraints of performing a particular way to stay in my good graces. I don’t spend much of my time teaching my dogs to perform commands so I can tell them what to do. Instead, I teach them to discriminate and read situations and people, helping them develop their own life skills that they can draw on as they need - so I can trust them to make their own choices and know that they won’t get into much trouble along the way. Shamanic Dog Training offers your dog a framework of reference for how human life works, coaching them to understand how to predict and respond according to what is important to their human family and their own personal safety. When you can trust your dog to handle themselves in most situations without much input from you, it is a beautiful thing. My dogs are the most important things in my life, and I am happy to make an extra effort to see them evolve and get the freedom and trust they so deserve in life. That is what Shamanic Dog Training does – it helps us evolve with our dogs. Tamryn Fudge is the teacher and founder of shamanic dog training. With over 20 years experience, she offers workshops and private training for dogs, puppies and problems. www.infinitedog.ca

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MORE THAN JUST A BELLY RUB by Karen Barber Deep in the Belizean jungle there’s an old Maya healer massaging a woman’s belly. He’s humming and nodding, working away with confidence. She’s nervous. After many doctors and many years, she still cannot get pregnant and this is her last hope. She’s in the hands of Don Elijio Panti, renowned natural healer for countries around for his ability to heal the unhealable. She laughs at a joke told by the healer. “Get them to laugh, and half their troubles and sickness will go away,” he says. Four months later she’s pregnant, for the first time in the eleven years that she’s been trying to conceive. Magic, myth? Possibly luck? Don Elijio explains “The uterus is the woman’s core, if it is out of balance, her whole life is out of balance - physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.” A misalignment of a women’s uterus can create all sorts of symptoms, including infertility. He suspects her uterus was leaning far to the left and affecting her ovaries. Thanks to Dr. Rosita Arvigo, a naprapath (similar to osteopathy) and herbalist who worked with Don Elijio and local midwifes for over 12 years for putting the science behind their work. Hence the name Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT) These gentle external massage techniques can correct a tipped uterus and congestion in internal organs increasing the 5 vital flows in the body; blood (arterial and venous), lymph, nerve and chi (energy). Healthy blood flow brings in nutrients, oxygen and hormones and clears out waste/toxins. Some symptoms supported by ATMAT are infertility, painful menstrual cycles, uterine health concerns, prolapse, digestive discomforts, peri-menopause and menopause, emotional holding and also aids in postpartum recovery. Think of it this way: the chiropractor for bones, the massage therapist for muscles and ATMAT for internal organs.

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TWO MAGICAL POINTS By Tania Niedbala

Have you ever experienced your emotions overwhelming you and being unable to express yourself effectively? The daily stresses of modern life can trigger the primitive brain centre to respond by activating our fight and flight response. This automatic response allows 80% of the blood to leave the forebrain and floods the bloodstream with stress chemicals. As blood leaves the forebrain the capacity to problem solve and respond calmly are severely compromised. This leaves an individual in a vulnerable state as there is no blood flow to support the forebrain and cognitive rational responses necessary for effective communication, when it is needed the most! Is it possible that emotional outbursts and falling apart have more to do with physiology that psychology? Yes, the biochemistry of the primitive man rules the stress reactions and physical responses. Give yourself permission to allow this information to offer yourself and others deeper compassion. We share this maladaptive response system but there is a way to recondition your responses. There are two neuro-vascular holding points called the frontal eminences on your forehead directly above eyes, one inch above your eyebrows. We instinctively know these points, we reach for them when surprised or stressed.

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Next time you (your partner, friend or child) are experiencing a stressful situation or memory gently place your fingertips on these points for 3-5 minutes to increase blood circulation to the forebrain. If you have already lost your temper, the energy from your fingertips can draw blood back into your forebrain as you hold these points. While holding these points breath deeply and as the blood returns to your forebrain over a few minutes it will be much easier to think clearly and reset. When these points are held under stress you can reprogram your autonomic nervous system to no longer alarm a crisis response to daily stressors. Holding these points trains your nervous systems to keep blood in the forebrain which will allow one to have clarity and cope effectively. This simple approach can encourage greater peace of mind and assist us to adapt and evolve together. Reference: Energy Medicine written by Donna Eden

Tania offers Dolores Cannonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Past Life Regression QHHT, Energetic Tune-Up Sessions, Tesla Healing Metamorphosis, Tesla Light Body Metamorphosis & Spiritual Coaching SacredValleyEnergetics@shaw.ca #6-231 Victoria St. www.SacredValleyEnergetics.ca 250-434-9171


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A Journey to

s our parents age, a time comes when an adult child may choose to step up and offer care and support. For some of us, this can be a few years, for others it can end up being many. For myself, i assisted with my late mother Muriel, as she resided in her home for 20 years, then in full care facility for another 4 years. She had a stroke, followed by dementia and vascular leg disease. During the end of my journey with her, my elderly father also needed assistance. This began a different type of path as a caregiver, one that entailed living with my father, assisting him with appointments as well as becoming his power of attorney. Next as his cognitive abilities were changing, began the process of assessments to determine whether or not he was eligible to be placed into a care facility. This process is very long, and arduous and as a caregiver, regardless of the supports you have in place in the home or no matter how many times you take respite leave, the stress which accompanies your daily life can be overwhelming. You are "on" 24/7 for your loved one, responsible for everything that they need. Over a number of years, severe burn out can begin to unfold, as well as a sense that life if passing you by. Many folks do not realize the depth of committment that this takes, when you first sign up to undergo this journey. It is vital to take time every day, whether to go for a walk, read a book, have some quiet time or take in physical activity. it is vital to surround yourself with a grounded support team, whether family or friends, so that when times are tough, which they often can be dealing with elder care, that you are

not alone. Over the past 3 years with my father, I learn to not take anything personally and that this is all apart of things everchanging. We enjoy walks together, or lunch out or visits with friends for coffee. My father goes to an adult day program a few days a week so that he has a social support system in place to help with cognitive abilities. We try to laugh during the tough times, and act lightheartedly during any stress which unfolds, and it does unfold. Some people have commented that this is easier for me, as I am better at care than they are. Initially this was not true. I learned as I approached each challenge, and I certainly had many bumps along the way, especially learning how to actively listen and communicate the needs of my loved one. Each day things change just a little, and I hope that when I awake each day that i have the tools to serve and meet my fathers needs, in the best way possible. I am grateful for all of our home support workers which assist us daily, as well as the staff at Ponderosa Lodge who offer respite support. Here's to everyone dealing with these challenges with loved ones. Yes, it is not easy. Yes, it is worth it. Yes, it is rewarding. I will never regret the time spent with my parents, as one day they will both be reunited in the spirit world, and I will no longer have them here. Carolyn Tytor is a musician, medicine person, artist, and poet. She recently published a book of poetry entitled "Life Poems" as well her first childrens book based on the teachings of her 12 year journey with her elders entitled "The Adventures of Whiteshawl"; both are available on Amazon.ca. FALL 2019

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DDL by Carolyn Tytor

Opening our souls in circle, we stand; Embracing our truths, holding a hand; Where once we were solo, now Together, unstoppable. Joining with treasures, Sustaining any weather, We arrive in this place, And stare face to face; Surrendering our fear, During this time of year, With prayers in a daance, We shall cherish every chance, With LOVE we will heal, Through our hearts we will feel Carolyn Tytor is a musician, medicine person, artist, and poet. She recently published a book of poetry entitled "Life Poems" as well her first childrens book based on the teachings of her 12 year journey with her elders entitled "The Adventures of Whiteshawl"; both are available on Amazon.ca.

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WHEN THE TOOLS FAIL By Cecilia de Groot

Sometimes in life, you will find yourself in a place where all the things that worked before don't work when you need them. What can you do in such a case? Your mind is running amuck, you can't shake the uncomfortable feelings, no amount of positivity is shifting an unrelenting emotional state. The old adage that you are a human being and not a human doing is all fine and dandy, but let's face it, sometimes it's difficult to shift into that kind of awareness.

thought, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ok, fine. Maybe I need to accept this, explore what this is about and feel what I need to feel and experience.â&#x20AC;?

I had an experience awhile back where all of the above happened. I was in really low place emotionally, and nothing in my toolbox helped. This state I was in endured for at least a month while I tried everything: positive thinking, meditation, talking with friends and family, dancing, counseling...those things distracted me in the moment, but as soon I was back with myself - there it was again, an unrelenting, miserable feeling. I couldn't even pinpoint why or what caused it for me.

There can be immense power in surrender, and I'm grateful to have experienced it first hand. The next time you find yourself in a similar place, try embracing the feelings instead of trying to force them to shift or running away from them. A little self-acceptance can go a long way.

Finally, after giving so much of my energy trying to force the feeling away, I found myself in my kitchen. I was angry at myself for being unable to shift, for failing myself. Suddenly, a spark ignited and the

Cecilia de Groot, Intuitive Empowerment Guide and Professional Spiritual Touchstone, has spent her life in love with humanity, exploring what makes us tick.

And so, I followed that direction. I surrendered to the feeling...and instantly, the feeling shifted. I was back to my usual, happy, positive, energetic self, back to who I am with no delay. In that moment, I discovered the importance of being ok during uncomfortable feelings.

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DJAYS A SPINNING strong legs dance upon the sweet dew of a clover patch, shaped into a heart, timing is counting down, the beat slow but surely picks up, tempo rises, chords cast out in harmony, beings gather around circling the fire watching embers rise from yesterdays ashes and wishes, here we connect around loves vibration, and the djays spinning in my mind, rhythming and rhyming and singing and sighing and wishing and praying that all this will matter Carolyn Tytor is a musician, medicine person, artist, and poet. She recently published a book of poetry entitled "Life Poems" as well her first childrens book based on the teachings of her 12 year journey with her elders entitled "The Adventures of Whiteshawl"; both are available on Amazon.ca.

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JLC BY CAROLYN TYTOR you’ve come and hit me like the SUN, Taking our love and only leaving some, you’ve come and hit me like the RAIN, placing JOY upon the window pain. you’ve come and hit me like a DANCE, shaking my heart into a second chance, you’ve come and hit me like a BREEZE blowing my spirit and shaking my knees you’ve come and hit me like a prayer, leaving me breathless and floating on air, you’ve come and hit me like a dove soaring above and delivering me love. chorus: remember times so long ago, i was fast and you were slow, never walking in the snow, alone was the way you left me. Carolyn Tytor is a musician, medicine person, artist, and poet. She recently published a book of poetry entitled "Life Poems" as well her first childrens book based on the teachings of her 12 year journey with her elders entitled "The Adventures of Whiteshawl"; both are available on Amazon.ca.

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