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based on the research of Brené Brown

E VE NTS FO R 2 0 1 9 Based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown Do fear, perfectionism and shame hold you back? The Daring Way™ curriculums are experiential and personal workshops about understanding these concepts and how to practice living “wholeheartedly”. These powerful and transformative events bring together communities of people who are searching for more authentic connections and conversations. Expect to dig deep.

Rising Strong – January to June 2019 Closed event for alumni of past Daring Way event only

Rising Strong Retreat August 12th, 13th, 14th Location TBD

Daring Greatly – Feb 15th, 16th, 17th Location: Kamloops

Daring Greatly Retreat October 4th, 5th, 6th Location: TBD

Rising Strong (For Couples) April 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th (9am - 1pm each day) Location: Kamloops

About your facilitator, Celeste Schell: My informal training to becoming a clinical counsellor started back in childhood. I was drawn to people who had the courage to share their inner selves, their vulnerabilities and imperfections. My formal training includes a B.A. in Psychology, a Master’s in Counselling and 20+ years of meaningful conversations with people who practice authenticity. As a &HUWLÀHG'DULQJ:D\™ facilitator, I have the honour of connecting JURXSVRILQFUHGLEOHSHRSOHZKRDUHVHDUFKLQJWRÀQGDVDIH environment (and safe people) to access their own courage to show up, be seen and live brave.

There are limited spots available so contact us ASAP to register.

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Coming Up Coloured

S1: E3 By Mari Abraham

March, 2018. I am in the Hlatikulu mountain reserve, near Giant's Castle in South Africa. It is a traditional river ceremony. The drums are pulsing, the sage is burning, the sun is hot and the water is clear. Everything moves with grace and power. As the water is poured over my head, the energy inside my body and voice releases. I let go.... I am lying on a large, flat rock. under the surface of the water. All I hear is the rushing of the river as my body dissolves. A rainbow road appears. I am taken upstream in to the belly of the mountain. Suddenly, it is dark - but only for a brief moment. Then all around me people made of light begin to appear! They are all different colours! Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink and many more. Their eyes are like stars and their voices, music. I sit and listen. They show me many things and share many stories, rich with wisdom and teachings. They acknowledge my hardships and what I have overcome - the lessons I was meant to learn though them. We remember each other. Then, I am pulled out of the mountain, back down the rainbow road and in to the top of my head - still submerged in the water. I breach the surface and take in some air. I look around. All is quiet. I do not know how long I have been gone and the others on the banks are amazed I am still alive.... These are the Rainbow Ancestors. They are part of my family - just as they are part of yours. Remember.

Mari Abraham is a traditional Zulu shamanic practitioner. Her role is to support the Earth's rising vibration and assist the transformation of humanity in to a global culture of peace and unconditional love. 250-499-0733 WINTER 2019



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editor’s note an overview o f the year

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From all of us Interior Wellness

A huge year of growth and success!

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We have watched so many of you beautiful souls flourish in your healing, your holistic businesses, and your LIFE this past year! Growth isn’t always easy or pretty, but you made it. Congratulations! So many beautiful things happened this year.

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The 10th annual Interior Wellness Festival was truly the best year yet. We say this every year, but the amount of healing, love and support that unfolded blew our hearts right open! We are already planning for the next one. Mark your calendars for October 18-20 at Sahali Mall.

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Mountain Spirit Festival had its second year of success and the reviews were astonishing. This festival is growing quickly and many of you are already patiently waiting for the 2019 ticket release! Stay tuned, and in the meantime mark your calendars for June 21-23 at Sun Peak Resort. Meanwhile, the Women’s Holistic Business Academy was born and the first annual Women’s Holistic Business Conference happened at Sparkling Hill Resort in November with over 100 holistic women ready to fully step into their gifts and serve the world. The transformation that happened over three days was absolutely incredible. More trainings, events and support are continuing to unfold in the new year! 2019 is the year to ignite, flourish and expand, and we are beyond excited to be on this transformational journey with you.

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Embracing Winter by Kristy Janota

Do the shorter days during the long winter months impact you? Many people find winter difficult to weather while others embrace it! We all have our favorite seasons and people often spend too much time complaining, profusely, when it’s not the one they want. Here are tips to help get the most out of our coldest season of the year: 1) Pay attention to your words! Complaining only makes your situation worse. Talk about anything positive you can and give as little attention as possible to what you don’t like. 2) Keep your focus on what is going well. Always look for what you enjoy and appreciate about the current time of year. End each day with a list of what was great about it! 3) Look for activities you find fun! Rather than planning a chance to escape the season, embrace it! Play in the snow, go skiing, get out during the day to get some daylight or maybe even sunshine, curl up in a blanket with a good book, or invite a friend on an outdoor adventure. Let that inner child out to play! 4) Take advantage of the shorter days - get the kids in bed a bit earlier, snuggle with the dog or get some extra sleep yourself! 5) Enjoy bundling up! It’s a great time to wear the stylish boots, bring out all the cozy sweaters, and layer up for time outside. Overall, don’t wish the season away! Find anything you enjoy and make sure you add it to your days, often. And if you do need a little escape, take a journey with your mind. Using your powerful imagination to take a “mini trip” is a great revitalization tool!

Kristy is a Kamloops Realtor who brings a holistic and calm approach to helping people with their homes., 250-374-3331, WINTER 2019




by Kent Watson A friend planned to cut a firewood tree and decided to fall the it between two other standing dead trees. When the chainsaw started a clear voice said, “You don’t have a hard hat.” “I know. I’ll get one someday,” he responded. The falling tree dropped between the two. He turned away and was driven onto his knees. The top of the falling tree, snapped off by the branch of another, landed flat on his head splitting it open. The Institute of HeartMath®, which has developed tools that allow persons to access their intuition, postulates the body can sense and process data about future events before they happen, (Science of the Heart, 2015). Our heart beats, or pulse rate, is not constant over time. This is known as heart rate variability (HRV). Participant’s HRV’s and brain waves were monitored. At button press, a computer randomly chose a calming or disturbing image. It was displayed 6 seconds later. It remained on screen for 3 seconds. At button press, the calming and disturbing image HRV’s rates slowed for 1.2 seconds. At that moment the heart knew which image type was chosen. The calming HRV leveled then speed up. The disturbing image HRV continued to slow. Next, at 2.7 seconds the disturbing or calming image signal reached the brain; 1.5 seconds after the HRV curves diverged. The brain knew which image type was chosen 3.3 seconds before the image was displayed. My friend decided where to drop the tree; the heart knew at 1.2 seconds; bad idea. The message reached the brain 1.5 seconds later; “You don’t have a hard hat.” The body’s perceptual mechanisms are always scanning the future within an information field that is beyond our awareness. Intuition is always active but, in a stressful world it is not often heard or is ignored if sensed. HeartMath is a registered trademark of Quantum Intech, Inc. For all HeartMath trademarks, go to

Kent Watson (BSc, MSc), is a certified HeartMath Trainer. HeartMath, examines how stress affects the heart and brain their relationships to our physiology.


HOLISTIC RELATIONSHIP ASSESSMENT by Cheryl PAIGE Often, when you are feeling dissatisfied in your relationship, it can be difficult to pinpoint why. To create a relationship where you feel fully engaged and fulfilled, it’s essential to look at your relationship holistically to assess where your relationship is at right now. The results are your baseline, the place from where you will move forward. Rate these areas of your relationship on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being terrible and 10 being unbelievably amazing: • Emotional Connection—How emotionally connected do you feel to your beloved? • Sex Life—How satisfied are you with your sex life? • Trust—Do you feel safe with each other, physically, emotionally and spiritually? • Communication—Do you communicate in a loving and effective manner? • Forgiveness/Letting Go of the Past—Are you holding on to grudges from the past in your relationship? • Settlement of Conflicts—Do you settle conflicts with love and respect? • Fun—Do you take the time to go out as a couple and do things that bring you joy? • Support—Do you support each other’s hopes and dreams? • Finances—Is money an area of tension? • Individuality—Are you each satisfied as individuals? When you feel unhappy, restless, or frustrated in your relationship, it’s because you want an improvement in at least one of these areas. Making a change begins with assessing where you are - ask yourself these questions: • Where are we in each area? • Is that where we want to be? • Where do we want to be? • What are we going to do to get to where we want to be? Do this assessment every week in order to build your relationship with intention. Cheryl is a Soulful Relationship & Life Coach, Writer & Speaker. Get her new book Relationship Revival: 8 Pillars of a Strong, Connected & Fulfilling Relationship at WINTER 2019 | INTERIOR WELLNESS


BY MARILYN PUFF When we as a spirit - a chosen one of billions - decided to incarnate, we must have known it was a short-term contract! The art of leaving our bodies has been better understood in many Indigenous and Eastern cultures - they recognize that when death occurs, we depart with only our spirit or our state of mind. Connecting with my family members was intensely important to me, one year, while preparing for a two-day fast on a hillside. My sweatlodge keeper and over-seer of the fast, later told me about traditions of saying goodbye before each fast, because you might discover it was your time to leave this physical world. In one Buddhist tradition, a friend would say goodbye to her four-year- old son every night when she put him to bed - a ritual of feeling her intense heart-connection of love and becoming familiar with the pain and grief of letting go. Also in these teachings is a practice where you contemplate death five times a day in order to learn how to create happiness. To me, the key to accepting change is being deeply vulnerable. This is a lifelong practice of finding the safety to travel through your feelings during any loss, big or small, the feelings of sadness, anger, confusion and pain. It also requires taming of the mind. In order to learn how it can quiet at times, embrace it as an observer: its craziness, anger, blame, distraction and denial. So that in times of great loss, during these stormy waves of mind and emotion, you will find the ripple of acceptance and over time the seas will calm more often. The breath is another key to working with mind and emotion. Many traditions, healing modalities and activities use the breath as a lighthouse to navigate loss and sojourn our last passage. If all we take with us is our state of mind, then it is a huge gift to ourselves, to the world and to our loved ones to do the work required to find some peace of mind. We can make peace with how we have lived our lives and with knowing how we will leave this physical body. It is my goal to make this transition as spirit-filled as when I was born.


Marilyn is the visionary and founder of SACRED MOON EMERGENCE Retreat for Women. She is also hosting “Divine Feminine� ceremonial retreats, inspired by having been in the field of creative inner transformation and ceremony for almost 30 years. 250 320-1993 FB see ad.


n our Western world it seems unlikely that energetic intervenEnergetically tion could help us age more beautifully. Energy Medicine, however, can help you enjoy healthy, glowing skin. By being mindful of your energies, ensuring the energies can flow and stimulating pressure points, you can regain texture and more youthful skin. by Marianne Ferguson EEM-AP

The 10 primary meridians are paired into 5 systems, all of which are involved in the beauty of your body: Water Element - the primary system for overall aging: The kidney/gallbladder-system is like the building blocks of your body; the health and vitality of this paired system governs the aging process. Earth Element - responsible for nourishing the muscles: The spleen/stomach enhance the muscle tone of your face and body. When this system is strong, your face muscles are naturally firm, contoured and lifted. Wood Element - controls muscle contraction: The liver/gallbladder-system affects the muscles of the face (combined with spleen/stomach). Liver/gallbladder is responsible for the contraction of your muscles, and governs the process that prevents skin from wrinkling by maintaining a harmonious flow of energy in your face and throughout your body. Metal Element - governs the skin: Lungs/large intestine - these organs are important for the release of toxins from the whole body. Excess toxins always show up in the skin. Fire Element - oversees circulation: Heart/small intestine - healthy circulation creates a radiating glow from your skin. Experience wonderful skin in just a few weeks’ time by adding this “Energetic Facial” into your daily routine: 1. With clean hands, beginning at the top of the face, hold open palms over forehead – count 3 and flip your hands so the backs of the hands are over the forehead – count 3. Continue this flipping process 10 times. Repeat this process over the face and neck.

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3. Press and massage each of these facial points for two minutes: o Inside brow near the bridge of the nose - BL 1 o Inside eyebrows – BL2 o Middle of forehead above each eye – GB 14 o Outer corner of eyes – GB 2 o Below eye centers – ST 1 o Third eye point - Yin Tang o The point behind the ear lobe and the edge of the jaw bone.

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By making this facial part of your daily routine you are sure to see great results. Enjoy the best gift of all – life in all its beauty!

“Fire Up your Divine Feminine!“ Marilyn Puff

Marianne is an Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner, EEM teacher and herbalist in Kamloops BC. 250 320-1993 Generously sponsored by



finding happiness by FRAN BANTING

Happiness is one thing almost all individuals want in their lives.

Most will spend their entire lifetime seeking that emotional feeling of pleasure and contentment. They may: • Take the path of achieving more wealth, perhaps with a better paying job or winning the lottery; • Search for a partner to bring them the true happiness they desire; • Or some may change their personal appearance. While these avenues may bring some temporary joy, they will not create a sustainable increase in happiness, because circumstances have much less of an impact on our happiness. Our beliefs contribute a large percentage of how happy we actually feel. We must believe that we not only have an inner source of happiness, but that we can actually control its growth from within and raise the bar to a higher level. We just need to activate it:


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First of all, we must believe in the power of our higher self and its ability to control our emotions. In this way we are creating a mental atmosphere that allows the happiness to occur. Having this state of mind gives us the faith to materialize happiness into our lives. Secondly, we must release any doubt and worry from our minds and replace it with positive thoughts. Even the smallest thoughts can create the biggest shifts. By removing the negative and replacing it with positive we are moving up a notch in the happiness scale. And lastly, being thankful for our abilities, our existence, our inner qualities and the goodness that resides inside creates a positive state of mind. This practice creates the vibration of happiness. Understanding that true happiness comes from within will help one have a long-lasting sense of satisfaction in life, and peace of mind. That my friend, is real happiness.


Fran Banting, PhD., Holistic Life Coach, Personal Development Consultant, Best Selling Author “Your Life as a Movie.” Contact: 604-880-5889,

Say It to Your Dog by Tamryn Fudge

Your dog understands everything you say to them – the intention, the meaning and the emotion behind your words. Shamanic Dog Training teaches (and encourages) us that speaking is an essential part of developing relationships with our dogs. What can you tell your dog? Everything from the logic behind the rules of the house, to the timeline and impact of changes coming up in your lives together, to how long it will be until you return home from running errands. Here are some suggestions: Say you love them! They need to know how important they are to you and how you feel about them. Don’t hold back anything! Tell them why – They need to know why they can’t come to work with you, why you are painting the walls with the smelly pink stuff, why your dad doesn’t like kisses, and why things are happening around them that they can neither control nor change. Tell them when. They need to know when you are leaving for your walk, when you will be back from a business trip and when their favourite person is visiting again - help your dog predict his day so he can feel more included in your daily life and a sense of belonging. Your words are transmitted through the energetic web of connection and consciousness that surrounds us all. Your ideas, explanations and expressions get translated exactly as you intended them – directly to your dog. When you speak to your dog you help them feel more close to you and more comfortable in this crazy human world they are stuck in. Don’t be shy, don’t hold back: tell them anything and everything about the things that matter to them.

Tamryn Fudge teaches shamanic dog training and offers group sessions, private sessions and online training, specializing in aggression and behaviour problems, everyday learning and puppy teaching. Located in Kamloops BC, WINTER 2019 | INTERIOR WELLNESS


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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,

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

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

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

ASTROLOGY Tanya Thompson - Vedic Traditions Vedic Astrology and Aryuveda 250-573-9755 Kamloops,

Vedic Astrology - Carole Davis You will gain a clear understanding of events happening in your life now and in the future. 250-309-2736 Mountain Spirit Festival June 21-23, 2019 Sun Peaks Resort

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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 Handmade Healing Crystal, Gemstone and Aromatherapy Jewelry, Crystals and Tumbled Stones, Sacred Ritual Tools. Serving the Shuswap, Okanagan, and Cariboo.

Kristina Benson Art - Yoga Leggings! Local Kamloops Artist // Unique artwork designed onto leggings, capris + scarves. Online Shop: Cranky Crow Designs uses healing stones in our handmade jewellery to bring more balance and healing. Barriere, 250-819-2075

BACK CARE Kamloops Back Solutions Spinal Decompression Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938

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 GREEN SISTERS Organic skin care & organic essential oils. Handmade with Spirit in 108 Mile Ranch, BC

“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.

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

HEMPTATION.. All natural, handcrafted skin care made with Hemp Seed oil and limited ingredients. Kelowna, BC 250-870-2267 Jennifer at Genesis (Spa/Salon) Hairstylist & Yoga Instructor #yoga4lifewithjennifer. 319 Victoria Street Kamloops, BC. 778-470-4247

BED AND BREAKFAST Salmonberry lane BnB Clearwater BC 250-674-3068 Relaxing, Peaceful Getaway

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

CHIROPRACTORS Dr Paul Ouimet B.Sc, Chiropractor Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938 Dr. Troy Fraser 1966 Harrison Way Kamloops BC 250-314-9890

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

Maggy Davidson Coach, Teacher, Wayshower Salmon Arm, BC 250-804-0392

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

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

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

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

The Crystals and Curiosities Cabin Destination store opens seasonally in May-October at Akashic Ranch. Find gemstone crystals, jewelry, metaphysical art and other unique gifts. 250-573-1124

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

Spirit Quest Books: Salmon Arm, BC offers books, sterling silver jewelry, cd’s, crystals, aura, pictures & unique giftware. 250-804-0392

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

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

Cheryl Paige - Soulful Coach Life & Relationship Coaching & Training to align with your truth Kamloops 250-574-1055

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

Spectra Services, Confidential Life Coaching supporting you to live your most Authentic Life! 250-299-6250 Kamloops, WINTER 2019 | INTERIOR WELLNESS Winter 2019 |

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COACHING Mindfullness & Meditation Coming Home Retreat Weekend residential mindfulness meditation retreat June 21-23, 2019 in Kelowna, with Sharon e. Davison. The Way Forward Coaching Services Jocelyn Gordon Solution Focussed Coach

COMMUNITY Learn how to maintain a healthy landscape within the city’s bylaw by visiting 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 Balance Well-Being Centre Inc. Local Businesses Collaborating to Improve Overall Well-Being & Enjoyment in Life. Shawna McCrea, BBA, CEO Kelowna,

COUNSELLING Breath Integration Coaching & Training Center Spiritual, life, and relationship coaching. Create the Life You Want! Lynn Aylward 250-319-7364 Breath Integration Coaching & Training Center Cory Erlandson 250-319-5175 Spiritual, life, and relationship coaching Create the Life You Want! Kelowna individual, couples, and group counselling. Therapy for trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, anger, adolescents, young adults. 778-721-5728

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

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

ENERGY HEALING NRG Wellness Group, “Beyond the Ordinary” Remove negative energies from your field. Clear negative thought patterns and ancestral issues. Contact Mike for info. Kelowna 250-980-7007 - Mari Abraham - Traditional Zulu Shamanic Practitioner Reading of the Bones, Shamanic Healing Sessions, Land Healing and more.

Tania Niedbala 250-434-9171 Spiritual Coaching, Tesla Metamorphosis Healing, Dolores Cannon’s Past Life Regression (QHHT), Quantum Sound

FITNESS KIX 4 CHIX A non-competitive, ladies-only kickboxing program. Making women feel healthy, strong, beautiful & empowered. 250-819-4121

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 Marilyn Manderson 250-579-9444 Attunement Practitioner A sacred healing art & spiritual practice Kamloops,

Nourish Wellness Centre offers Clinical Therapeutic Counselling and Nutritional Therapy as well as other Holistic Health Approaches and Workshops.

ReNu-uRadiance Mobile Relaxation Spa Treatments Full Body Aroma Relaxation Massage, 45min Scalp and Neck Massage, Reflexology with Meridian Balancing Leah Knight (c) 250-571-4657

Marilyn Puff Transformational Counselling - In person Or online. *Ceremonial Workshops *Women's Retreats "Activating, trusting your senses and Inner Wisdom" 250 320-1993 FB

Bonnie Haywood-Farmer CBCP, CECP Body Code/Emotion Code: Identifying & releasing imbalances affecting our Physical, Mental & Spiritual Wellbeing. Savona, 250-373-2473

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HEALING & BODY THERAPIES Osteopathic methods are used to restore health and vitality to every system. 250-241-3141 Vernon. Or, 778-484-9922 Kelowna.

Pulsed Electro Magnetic Therapy Decreases: Pain, Stiffness, & Inflammation. Optimize your cells for as little as 16 minutes a day. 250-299-8990 Kamloops

HEALTH Kwikfit4u Canada Whole Body Vibration Equipment. West Kelowna 1-877-348-5945 10 Mins/Day = 1 Hr. Exercise

Plexus is a health and wellness company that specializes in gut health and body balancing. contact Leah Renfrew 250-819-1598 (cell), Kamloops Simpli Health offers Live Blood Analysis, an immediate health assessment paired with natural and chemical-free solutions. 250-571-8597 Helping others take control of their health Shannon Bliss, CNP, ROHP 250-801-2798

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. 250-299-3900

HEALTHY NUTRITION/FOODS/FARMS Nourish Nutrition, Leigh Hilton Registered Holistic Nutritionist Kamloops, 250-571- 4819

HEALTHY NUTRITION/FOODS/FARMS Vegilante Plant Based Foods Local, unpasteurized tempeh using organic beans (black bean, adzuki and chickpea) 778-953-1312

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. 250-319-5175

HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTRES Bliss Float Centre Floatation therapy Pain relief, relaxation, meditation, athletic recovery and more. #205 - 1150 Hillside D. Kamloops 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

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 Soulful Sisterhood: A global community of women supporting women. Live events focused on: Mindfulness, Spirituality & Women's Health. Women only. All ages. $10/month. Worldwide Community. NRG Wellness Group, Kelowna’s home for TheraPhi Cutting edge plasma technology that promotes cellular regeneration holistically. Your body is gently returned to its original healthy state 250-980-7007 -

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

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

HYPNOTHERAPY Maggie Reigh Transformational Body-Mind-Soul Hypnotherapy. 30+ years of experience with emotional release therapy. I welcome your inquiries: 778-214-4684 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 FALL 2018 | INTERIOR WELLNESS Winter 2019 |

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

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 BELIEVE INSPIRATIONS: Inspired Angel Card Readings, Healing Energy and Colour Therapy, Glitter Tattoos. Contact 778-888-2396 for Rates/Info/Events Stephanie Banks: Spiritual counsellor, advisor, and author of A Soulful Awakening. Delivers profound personal messages from the non-physical realm. 250-320-5239

Michelle Morrison: Psychic Medium, Angel Intuitive, Reiki Master, Shamanic Practitioner and Inspirational Speaker. 250-682-8176 Tamryn Fudge ~ Spirit Partner For people and animals: shamanic readings and healings. Therese Dorer 250-578-8437, Kamloops Spiritual Consultations Medium, Shamanic Healing, Meditation, private sessions, empowering you through your Spirit Guides.

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

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. 250-443-4039.

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

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MASSAGE THERAPY: REGISTERED David Wolynec Registered Massage Therapist Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938

Niki Coster Registered Massage Therapist Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938 Jil Forbes, RMT Dimensional Registered Massage and Wellness 250-572-6634

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

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

Shambhala Meditation Group offers meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm Free and open meditations. #7-231 Victoria Street. 250-318-6257

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

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

Dr.Kaleb Falk, Naturopathic Physician:IV Therapy, PRP/Prolotherapy, IBS/SIBO, Chelation Therapy, Bioidentical Hormones, Ozone therapy, Cancer therapies 659 Victoria St. 250-374-6938 Dr. Tracy Levins, Naturopathic Physician Pediatrics, Women’s health, hormones, fertility, PAP & breast exams. Kamloops Naturopathic Clinic 754 Seymour St. 250-377-3077

NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS Dr. Marissa Gaucher, Naturopathic Physician Chronic pain, Autoimmune conditions, IV therapies, digestive and hormonal imbalances. Pharmaceutical Prescription 250-374-6938 Women's health, bioidentical hormones, thyroid, digestive health, allergies, IV therapies, acupuncture. Kamloops Naturopathic Clinic 754 Seymour St 250-377-3077 Dr. Tara Drummond, ND Natural Family Medicine 412 Seymour Street 778-765-8530 Book online at Dr. Tamzin Morley, ND 778-471-0909 Hormone, Pain, Digestive, Immune & Family Health. Acupuncture, IV Therapy & Pharmaceutical License. 306-153 Seymour St. Dr. Melissa Bradwell, ND, Full Naturopathic services: Acupuncture, IV Therapy,Women's health, Bio-identical hormone therapy & prescriptive authority. 250-374-9700 735 Victoria Street Dr. Jones has been providing Naturopathic Medicine to Kamloops and area for over 18 years. Board Certified In: Pharmacy, Full Lab Services, Intravenous Therapies, Advanced Injection Techniques, Platelet Rich Plasma, Prolotherapy, Ozone, Oxidative Therapy, Botox, Dermal Filler.

Dr. Sapphire Vanderlip, ND 250-377-3077 Digestion, skin, allergies, autoimmunity, cancer and women’s health. 754 Seymour St.

OSTEOPATHY Kamloops Osteopathy: Osteopathy, Personal training Obstetric Osteopathy, Sport Taping, Sports Rehab, Arthritis Care. Imogen Wood M.Ost & Paul Roberts M.Ost Kamloops, 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

Health Quest Cold Laser for Pain Management Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938

TheraPhi an innovative plasma regenerative device that: Significantly reduces pain and inflammation Speeds healing. NRG Wellness Group, Kelowna -

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

PARENTING Cloth for a Cause: Non profit, volunteer run organization that loans cloth diapers to interested families. Apply or donate (Facebook too!)

Snug Glee Bumz Diaper Service 250-554-9722 Ease of Disposables, Benefits of Cloth. Sweet Sleepers Sleep Consulting, Kamloops Infant and toddler sleep solutions. Free 15min Consults! 250-320-6911, Facebook.

PET SERVICES Infinite Dog ~ dog training with Spirit Shamanic dog training for aggression and behaviour problems, everyday learning and puppy teaching. Group and private sessions. Tamryn Fudge

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

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

REFLEXOLOGY Pacific Institute of Reflexology 604-875-8818 Training courses for beginners to seasoned professionals, instructional DVD, charts, etc. Vancouver, INTERIOR WELLNESS FESTIVAL October 18-20, 2019 Kamloops BC WINTER 2019 | INTERIOR WELLNESS Winter 2019 |

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RETREATS SACRED MOON EMERGENCE Women's Retreat Ceremony, Circles and Celebration on Sacred Land Aug. 23-25, 2019 250-320-1993 Facebook

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

Sacred Tours with Maria O'Farrell Carr Come join us on an amazing journey to Ireland (March 2019, April 2020 & May 2020), Penticton Summer Solstice 2019 and Greece (Sep 2019). (BC Reg# 2776-4)

REIKI Leilani Reid: Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master Live your Best Life, Tap into Your Power 250-571-4326 Teresa Krehel - Jikiden Reiki Shihan/Teacher Jikiden Reiki classes offered in traditional Japanese Reiki. 250-308-4201

RESORT Sun Peaks Resort 250-578-5474 1280 Alpine Road, Sun Peaks, BC

RETREATS Akashic Ranch is a private wellness property which offers workshops and events from May thru to late October. For more details visit Paradise Found Salt Spring Island "Where Sights and Sounds Soothe the Soul" Classes, Retreats,Workshops and now, Food! 888-989-9642 Santa Tierras, Earth Medicine Traditions Trainings, Retreats, Private Practice Sacred Medicine Ocean Retreat August 2019 No previous training required

Rachel’s Vineyard – Kamloops: Confidential healing retreats for after abortion. Find us on Facebook or Call/text 250-267-5081 Yoga Retreats with Natalie Saari ॐ World-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 INTERIOR WELLNESS | WINTER 2019 26 | Winter 2019

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

SHAMANIC HEALING Shamanic healing/Energy Medicine/EFT. To recover from anxiety, trauma, stress, power-loss, depression. Kelowna & long distance.

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

STRESS MANAGEMENT TheraPhi an innovative plasma regenerative device that: Significantly reduces anxiety and stress Creates peaceful bliss. NRG Wellness Group, Kelowna -

SUNDAY SERVICE Breath Integration Coaching Speaker Series For more information: Contact Cory 250-319-5175 Visit: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship welcoming, diverse in beliefs, spiritually nurturing community meets. 10AM (Sept.-June) Sundays at Valleyview Hall 2288 Park Dr., Kamloops. 250-572-2018 Mountain Spirit Festival June 21-23, 2019 Sun Peaks Resort

WOMEN’S HEALTH & WELLNESS Holistic Health Practitioner ~ Certified Nutritionist Advanced PSYCH-K® Facilitator ~ Mind Body Wellness Coach. Clinical Hypnotherapist. Melanie Pouliot,CNC

YOGA TEACHER Nicole Aracki, Change Maker E-RYT 200 + Reiki Master Classes, Workshops + Retreats 250 255-5512 Kundalini Yoga with Nicole O'Donnell Sunday Mornings 9-10:15 at Lets Move Join Kamloops Kundalini FB group 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 |

YOGA STUDIOS Come as you are. Start where you are at. 4th & Seymour @ 409 Seymour Street Full details on web site

Kamloops Hot Yoga 250-374-7426 Sahali - 953 Laval - 75 classes p/week Brock - 17-1800 Tranquille

No Limits Hot Yoga Yoga Sanctuary 905-8th St. Kamloops, B.C. 778-470-5550 Clarity Yoga Welcoming Yoga and Relaxation Classes 5170 Dallas Drive, Kamloops 250-320-0170


YOGA TEACHER TRAINING RC Yoga: Sorrento, BC 200hr Teacher Training 50hr Yin 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. 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. 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!

Healers On Healers - FREE 250-819-9041 All Healing/Transformation Practitioners Welcome! Free exchange. Join Facebook Group "Healers on Healers - Kamloops" Healing Massage 8 Month Certification Program & other weekend massage courses. 250-215-1564 Sharon Strang, West Kelowna Holistic Market and Psychic Fair 2019 Jan.13, Feb.10, March.10 @ 11AM-4PM Laurel Packinghouse 1304 Ellis St, Kelowna. Carly Penfold 250-870-8183

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 Santa Tierras, Earth Medicine Traditions Sacred Medicine Ocean Retreat: August 2019 For more information, please visit webiste:

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

Shamanic dog training – group classes Infinite Dog ~ dog training with spirit Helping you and your dog get closer and love deeper

Kamloops Yoga Therapy. Private sessions for creating a practice for your individual needs / goals. Group classes as well.

Soulful Sisterhood: A global community of women supporting women. Live events focused on: Mindfulness, Spirituality & Women's Health. Women only. All ages. $10/month. Worldwide Community. WINTER 2019 | INTERIOR WELLNESS Winter 2019 |

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WORKSHOPS & EVENTS Illuminate Psychic Fair & More January 25, 26 & 27 2019 Coast Capri Hotel Kelowna The Daring Way Events for 2019 Rising Strong: January to June 2019 Daring Greatly: Feb 15, 16, 17 Rising Strong (for Couples): April 3, 10, 17, 24 Rising Strong Retreat: August 12, 13, 14 Daring Greatly Retreat: October 4, 5, 6 Celeste Schell, 250-314-0298 Celine Rose Training “Taking the Lead” program Emotional Intelligence Facilitator & Coach 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 Introduction to Attunement: Edenvale February 16th, 2019 or Barbara Duff 604-857-4939

Introduction to Attunement: Kamloops February 18th, 2019 Interior Attunement Service, Marilyn Manderson 250-579-9444 NOURISH YOU Women’s Weekend March 1st – 3rd, 2019 #302- 248 Victoria St. Kamloops, BC Your Hosts: Cheryl Paige and Tracy Munson Vernon Wellness Fair March 2-3, 2019 Saturday 10am - 5pm. Sunday 10am - 4pm Vernon Recreation Centre. Over 70 Exhibitors

Attunement Practitioner Training Session 1: April 11-13, 2019 Edenvale, Barbara Duff 604 857-4939 Cariboo Women's Fair May 3 - 4, 2019 Friday 5am - 9pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm South Cariboo Recreation Centre 100 Mile House. 250-395-1353 Attunement Practitioner Training Session 2: July 25-27, 2019 Edenvale, Barbara Duff 604-857-4939 Dynamic Couples Series with Angela Foster Spring & Fall 2019 Now registering for April INTERIOR WELLNESS | WINTER 28 | Winter 2019

3 Tips

on Keeping the Relationship Fire Burning

THIS WINTER by Angela Foster

Traditionally winter is a time of reflection and introspection, a time for one to go more inside both emotionally and physically and make plans for the upcoming year. Winter also brings with it a desire to hibernate, which can often transfer over to our relationships - sometimes with this season we can feel less 'active' in our lives and the efforts we put in. This does not usually serve a common benefit if we allow our relationship practices to drop off, which is why it's imperative to 'hold space' for the growth and evolution of your relationship just as you would your child, home or garden. So, how do we keep the relationship fires burning? Here are three gentle reminders of how you can experience growth with your partner over the winter season:

Above all this winter, focus on growing who and what you love. Angela Foster has worked with individuals and couples for 20 years in her practice as a licensed group and relationship counselor and coach. Angela’s training extends from the study of Psychology and Counseling Sciences to her ongoing doctorate work in Holistic Life Counseling.

Let me write your love story...

Acceptance You may have your own idea of what winter is to you, perhaps skiing, snowshoeing or bonfires. Your partner, however, may have other things in mind. Work on finding the place of compromise if possible. Try rotating activities you both enjoy - if this is not viable, it is less frictional to learn acceptance of your partner's wishes and love them where they are. Acknowledgment It is easy to take for granted something that is always there. We can become complacent on extending our love and showing how much we value our partner's gifts. Take time each day or at least a few times a week to share with your partner what you value about them. Everyone likes to feel appreciated, and this may result in a daily or weekly sharing practice that helps your partnership evolve. Passion Yes! Each week practice at least one passionate gesture or action, even if it makes you giggle, it is more conducive to bringing more life to your partnership than by not practicing it at all.

Angela delivered a service that we would recommend to anyone who wants a beautiful marriage ceremony tailor-made to suit them and their partner. She took the time and energy to get to know us and as a result our ceremony was perfect. Angela ensured everything we wanted to say about our love story was said and that our vows were completely unique and based on both of our personalities. Her loving nature and calm mannerism made us both feel relaxed and made our real-life moment, magical. Words cannot express my gratitude to Angela for this once in a life time experience she helped create. - Erica Angela Foster bM.msc



Most of us have been there at one time in our lives - the moment when there is too much to do day to day, running from point A to B to C, the to-do list overflowing and multiplying between work and home, and tonight’s dinner? Ha!

by tracy munson

You're struggling to keep up. You have been sweeping the way you have been feeling under the rug for some time now and you're about to crack. You can feel the frustration bubbling, but you got this..... Until you're running a couple minutes behind and the kids are dragging their feet. Or you are multitasking trying to catch up on a few chores and all of a sudden you smell your dinner burning. Or you have a super important meeting or appointment to get to and you can't find your keys. The volcano erupts and it all comes out: yelling, screaming, slamming, frustration, anger, crying.....defeat. It's all about prevention!

• Meal planning - especially on those busy nights/days. (The slow cooker has become my best friend. I prep it the night before, turn it on in the morning, and it's ready when we get home!)

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Claim your complimentary Focus Session and get started on your path to success. Fran Banting, PhD. 604-880-5889



• Getting up a few minutes earlier to ensure you won't be rushing. With kids, especially, you never know what you're going to get in the morning - give yourself, and them, extra time. You know you're winning when you get to relax for a good 10 minutes before leaving. • Making lunches the night before - saves time in the morning (and money if you don't need to buy it because you didn't have time).

• Order your groceries online for pick up or delivery - this has become my favourite weekly routine. With 4 kids - this is a saviour! By saving yourself a few minutes here and there and preparing ahead of time, you can prevent the crash of overwhelm and enjoy life that much more. The easier you make it on yourself, the 'lighter' you become, the happier you get, and the easier it will be to overcome life's challenges when they arise. You are not alone. I am here for you. 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". Tracy Munson Support for Moms

If you want a relationship that looks and feels like the most amazing thing on earth, you need to treat it like it's the most amazing thing on earth.

Spring & Fall 2019 Now registering for April. Angela Foster has worked with individuals and couples for 20 years in her practice as a licensed group and relationship counselor and coach. Angela’s training extends from the study of Psychology and Counseling Sciences to her ongoing doctorate work in Holistic Life Counseling. Join her on a six week series designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of you and your relationship. | T: 250.318.2930 WINTER 2019 | INTERIOR WELLNESS


turn the rift with

your adult child into a gift


Do you wish you could be closer with your adult child? Have you poured your heart into parenting and now feel them turn away from you? The helplessness, guilt, desperation, anger, and feelings of failure can be suffocating. “What can I do?” you ask yourself… and a never-ending stream of possible “fixes” flood your mind, day and night! If the rift with your adult child is keeping you awake at night you are not alone! I’ve brushed up against this myself and helped many clients and friends to break through these heart-wrenching situations to experience a deeper, richer relationship than ever before! The key is to stop trying to fix your circumstances or your child and to turn your attention within: 1. Desire inner peace more than you desire your child to change so that you can have inner peace! 2. Instead of seeing this as happening to or against you, see this as an opportunity to deepen soul connections, expand your relationship, and to release guilt, anger, frustration, resentment, sorrow etc. 3.Explore and release separating emotions so that unifying emotions such as love and gratitude can fill your heart and ripple out to your child.

4. Forgiveness comes when you can thank yourself, the Universe, and your child for-giving you the opportunity to release long held emotional grief, expanding into your soulful-self, and ultimately deepening your relationship. Friends and clients have repeatedly proven that shifting their own position generates shifts in their child without saying a word to them! One mom, having had no contact with her son for nearly a year, released her nightmarish grief and guilt and within 12 hours her son texted saying he was going for a job interview. Following our second session he posted on FB stating how he was turning his life around. Her nightmares have ended and their soulful connection deepens. You, too, can turn your rift into a gift of deeper connection when you release your own turmoil and start connecting soul-to-soul rather than role-to-role.

Maggie Reigh, B.Ed; B.T; CHt. is both a dynamic and entertaining speaker as well as a highly skilled hypnotherapist. Individual therapeutic sessions can be experienced in the comfort of your own home (around theglobe) or in Maggie’s home office in the beautiful Okanagan, BC Canada. 778-214-4684



Western Astrology Horoscope: January 1 to 31, 2019

Capricorn: December 21 to January 20

Likely a mellow, even uneventful, month for Capricorn. Periods of deep introspection bring moments of sudden clarity around personal motivations, behavior patterns & irrational fears. For some Caps, relationships may become very intense or even end as others’ secrets, evasions, betrayals etc. could suddenly be revealed. Question assumptions in the light of our own illusions.

Aquarius: January 21 to February 18

After six months of delays, slogging & problem solving, Aquarians experience some forward momentum & progress now. Confusion disperses, blockages clear, relationship issues resolve & Aquarians can resume living fifty years in the future as usual. It’s useful to note with gratitude how much old anxiety & fear has actually dissolved in the past year’s healing energies.

Pisces: February 19 to March 20

Like Capricorn, Pisces can also have a comfortable month. However, they may be restlessly casting around to discover that undefinable mission they often sense is theirs to undertake. Vague, just out of reach, but somehow infinitely magnetic, this mystical call to action imbues Pisceans with a curious air of detachment, as if they see something beyond the limits of this world.

Aries: March 21 to April 20

Life could feel electrically charged for Aries now. Something intriguing is in the air, as if secrets are being kept & mysterious, suspenseful events are about to happen. Well-balanced Arians will merely smile & shake their heads a little, but some folks may become suspicious, anxious, cranky, especially in the beginning of the month. There certainly are unexpected shifts happening this year but not in a conspiratorial sense.

Taurus: April 21 to May 21

Taurus has a sense of expectancy, a feeling of preparation for something new, without exactly knowing what. Old projects are being completed with some satisfaction, as if clearing the ground for something quite different. Taurean patience is supporting the general sense that upcoming change is positive, empowering, without threat & evolving just as it should….

Gemini: May 22 to June 21

This could be an awkward month for Gemini. The first week is not auspicious at all but then improvements begin. The Twins will likely struggle with organization, timelines, relationship issues & any number of small to medium setbacks. Most will not have truly bad luck, but don’t take chances either. Communications can falter at inopportune moments. Have a backup plan for those important projects.


Cancer: June 22 to July 23

Capricorn is Cancer’s opposite sign and is likely creating resistance now. Cancer can use it to ensure that every detail is in order when Aquarius brings on swift progress. Cancer can be powerfully in tune with the ebb & flow of Astro energies, supporting timely preparation & advancement.

Leo: July 24 to August 23

The King of Cats, quite at home with Capricorn’s worldly outlook, can now curiously consider the new year’s untapped potentials. Mid-month, Aquarius’ dispassionate nature may throw shadows onto Leo’s outlook, focusing in on less satisfactory, and more uncomfortable prospects.

Virgo: August 24 to September 23

Virgo may well begin the year simplifying & organizing, utilizing Capricorn’s Saturnine practicality to pare down the new year’s confusing possibilities to bare bones options. Trust Virgo to create elegant simplicity—unless more chaotic personalities are involved.

Libra: September 24 to October 23

Capricorn’s somewhat dogmatic decisiveness can set Libra’s sensitively calibrated scales swinging rather wildly, especially after a hectic holiday season. The month begins with a rush of Astro energy almost guaranteed to leave Libra breathless, even confused. By month-end the dust should settle with Libra more upbeat & balanced, though busy. Scorpio: October 24 to November 22 With Pluto transiting Capricorn, Scorpio is likely in a serious, deeply introspective life review. This could trigger intense transformation, with powerful lifestyle or career shifts later on. Some deep emotional issues could ignite passionate, angry, even violent responses to current experiences. If the going gets rough, professional therapy can provide a lifelong investment in useful, healing personal growth for oneself.

Sagittarius: November 23 to December 22

Jupiter’s recent move “home” in Sagittarius is very comfortable, restoring ebullience & more fortunate experiences for Sag natives—& everyone else too. We can all anticipate optimistic good fortune bringing greater abundance this year. Practicing moderation in the face of Jupiter’s extravagant expansion & exaggeration is important too. Debbie Lang has been studying Astrology (Western/Chinese), Numerology & Tarot since 1988. She shares Astro wisdom & healing info on Facebook, YouTube, radio, & articles plus workshops & private readings.;; 778-242-5836

up-level Your life


with essential oils By Brittany Gill

You’ve probably heard by now that “lavender heals burns” and “tea tree is a great disinfectant” - but we often don’t hear about is the energetic properties of essential oils. Each plant carries a specific energy to it, and when applied to the chakras and meridians of the body, we can create instant change and flow within the physical and energetic bodies. Here are three simple applications of household essential oils you probably already have in your home, to up-level your life energetically: Tea Tree - Apply daily to the wrist points, back of the neck, and heart.Tea tree is one of the most common essential oils. You probably have it available in your home! Tea tree, with it’s disinfectant properties, helps to clear out stagnant energy. It works on the same vibrational level as sage and helps break patterns and clear the programmed limiting beliefs. Lemongrass - Apply to the top of the head and over the heart. Lemongrass helps clean out anything left over that the tea tree didn’t get, it breaks up the stuck energy and clears it

out fast. Lemongrass and tea tree work magically together when used on a regular basis. Frankincense - Apply to the third eye and top of the head. With the huge energetic release that the latter two oils create, it’s important to replace that empty space with new energy. Frankincense helps to harmonize, replenish and re-instill positive and empowering thought patterns, connecting to the divine wisdom within you! Use your intuition: if an oil is being called to be put somewhere else, trust that your body knows best! If you don’t have all the oils, use one or two and watch what comes up emotionally. And be sure to drink lots of extra water - healing is hard work! Brittany Gill is a modern day witch, social media goddess, intuitive creatrix, and visionaryleader. She inspires young women to step into their power & live their purpose!



the revolution of

Fitness for Women by Kate Middleton

Up until now, every fitness program or workout system you've done has been based on the way a man's body works - which is fine…if you're a man. If, however, your body is physically female, then the linear progressing fitness you've forced into your world (or rebelled against), is all wrong for you. Ever feel like crap because last week you went to the gym and rocked it, and now your body is fighting you every step of the way and you can’t figure out why?? Guess what? At certain times of the month, you are physiologically up to 11% stronger!* (right around ovulation, in case you’re wondering) Ever feel like you’re a goddess of nutrition and health, and then not only does your willpower go MIA, you seem to gain weight just by thinking about food? Guess what? At certain times of the month your metabolism will literally be 7-8% higher than normal!** (just before your period starts) As a male, you would have a fairly even-keeled hormone base to work with throughout the month. This makes it easy to plan workouts that increase in intensity and have regularly set rest days. You could have confidence that if you do the


work, your muscles will get stronger in a predictable pattern. And you certainly wouldn’t have serotonin dips that bring on comfort-food cravings or estrogen crashes that make it harder to sleep. You’re female! Let’s celebrate! :). You get to spend the rest of your life with you. Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend that life in harmony with your body? Here are the coles notes on organic fitness: • Follicular Phase: HIIT and higher-intensity workouts • Luteal Phase: Endurance-type workouts You can’t change the hormones, so work with them and you can get faster fitness results while feeling better doing it. *Journal of Physiology **American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Kate is the creator of the Kickass Life Project and Organic Fitness. She empowers women through workouts designed to flow with the natural rhythms of a woman’s body.

there is

no after

by Cecilia de Groot


t was the first time in my adult life that I spoke: my first workshop. I had a general outline, which I allowed spirit to pervade through me. I spoke about trauma. Specifically, thriving after trauma. I was delighted that I had a full room (it was small, therefore easy to fill…but it was full). Tears came to my eyes when I witnessed those listening taking notes. We shared the floor. I allowed the words guided by spirit and intuition to flow through. I didn’t really know what I would be talking about - I couldn’t bring notes. It was all very organic and beautiful. At the end, I was impacted by a very profound truth: There is no after trauma. Certainly, you can do your recovery work and you can learn your triggers…but, there will always be this part of you that experienced something that wired your neural pathways a certain way. You could go for years without any reminders, and then suddenly, something will tap into that part of you, and you will wonder why. You wonder how, after all this work and all this recovery, you still have a trigger. And you’re put on the roller-coaster again, and it could be for a shorter duration, but that trigger is still there.

Our brains are specifically designed to survive, taking in and processing our highly complex environments. Once we experience something, no matter if it was an intense one-time experience, or a slow build-up of patterns and conditioning, our brains will assess each situation with that general wiring. Most of our patterns have become involuntary - like breathing, most of the time we don’t notice we’re doing it - not until something shakes us awake. So, really, there is no “thriving after trauma”. Truthfully, it is “thriving through trauma”: being diligent in our self-awareness and self-care, and not beating ourselves up when we fall back into it. Why be worried about getting “there”? “Here and now” infused with compassion is the best medicine.

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



Shifting Your

Perspective On Pot BY STACY KRAEMER

In a world where chronic illnesses are common, pharmaceuticals are the norm, and the hustle and bustle of today’s society dictates the lack of self care for health and wellness, we are living in a time that desperately needs a more natural approach to our health now so, more than ever.

tions. It is okay to not yet understand the benefits and effects of cannabis but it’s time to learn and understand with an open mind. It is knowing you have alternative, natural medicinal options to treat ailments rather than feeling forced to use pharmaceuticals.

Que in…*drumroll please*… Cannabis!

Let’s not forget about many other benefits of cannabis and hemp – being able to use this beautiful plant as food, fibre and fuel. For thousands of years people have used cannabis and hemp for many different things including animal feed, cooking, clothing, oil and fuel, paper, rope, sails, skin care, etc. With our planet and environment so fragile and on the brink of catastrophe, cannabis brings a crucial, positive environmental shift to our new-aged world. Sustainable hemp-based products can replace many different single-use items and plastics with biodegradable hemp plastics, replace non-renewable oils and gases, lessen our waste in the landfills, and significantly cut down on deforestation.

“Cannabis is the most widely used medicinal substance in the world. It’s been used this way for thousands of years. It’s one of humanity’s oldest cultivated crops. With education and some trial and error, each person can form a unique relationship to this herbal remedy to treat and prevent countless common ailments!” (Dee Dussault, Author of Ganja Yoga) When we shift our perspective and remove the oppression around treating cannabis as a street drug with no medicinal benefit, to treating cannabis as a holistic medicinal plant, it enables people to ask questions, educate themselves on the topic, and ends the stigma around cannabis that has lingered for years. It is taking back your power as an individual who has the right to a healthy life and natural medicine. It is empowering yourself and others to educate and ask questions about cannabis, rather than disregard it due to confusions and societal expecta-


Shift your perspective on Cannabis – your health and the planet will thank you. Stacy Kraemer is a medicinal cannabis therapist and the owner of Black Moon Medicinal Cannabis Therapy & Holistic Collective. Stacy's main focus is cannabis advocacy, empowerment and education, which includes one on one sessions and consultations. Follow on Instagram & Facebook - @blackmoonmedicinal


Joy Through The Season Love is throwing yourself into a stormy sea, hoping there are arms to catch you, knowing that without the leap, there is only the safe and lonely shore.

At this time of the year, so many prepare for the upcoming holiday season, hoping that joy will be found in the giving, the singing, the getting together with others; while many find that the long winter days compiled with battling seasonal depression can make it quite difficult to put on a happy face. I have suffered depression for many years, and through a variety of affirmations, meditation, nutrition and exercise, I find that these help me manage this. However, the closer I come to Christmas, I am reminded of my loss of my mother, three years ago to dementia. I remember her kindness, her love, her appreciation of singing carols, and knitting for the neighbours. I remember her butter tarts, which I have never been able to duplicate due to her "secret ingredient". I remember that no matter how difficult life was for her, she always could find something to laugh about, and this eases my pain. In these memories, they help me find my way through the darkness of the night, through the uncertainty of life itself and through the moments when missing her is all consuming. I remind myself that the holidays is about so much more, than rushing around or trying to buy the perfect gift; it is about cherishing moments that will last a lifetime. This year I have chosen to knit hats for The Women's Shelter and give back to those having a truly rough time. I will do as my late mother did, and do baking to take to those who are alone or also missing a loved one. I will stop and look into a strangers eyes and wish them well and offer some change. In reaching out to others, and getting outside of myself and my own suffering, I become more than my pain and more than my situation. Living with depression and choosing not to use prescription medication, means living with the highs and lows, and seeking to embrace a gift through it all. I am grateful of the love that continues to be ever present in my life, through friends and family, and the neighbours who stop and make the time to connect is a gift in itself. I encourage everyone this season, to make the time and stop and smell the roses around you. I invite each person in my community to create a new tradition that can be shared with others . I also wish to remind us all , that patience is truly a virtue and understanding is a blessing, when put into action. From the outside it is easy to think we know each others story, however when we take the time to listen, there is so much more we can walk away with, including compassion. Artist, medicine woman, singer, poet, djay, radio producer. Born and raised in Kamloops, BC. Carolyn Whiteshawl Tytor had followed teachings of her elders for the past 15 years. www.facebook/ WINTER 2019 | INTERIOR WELLNESS


by Sharon Strang Our breath is the most valuable thing that we possess. It is life - our vital energy. It is the key to success, abundance, joy, and an easier life… which is something we say we all want. We all resist the very thing that will help us. For example, whenever you get anxious or busy, do you notice how you hold your breath or breathe shallowly? Basically, it is our ego resisting the clarity, peace, and compassion for ourselves, which reflects onto others. Much in life on this planet often does not make sense, and so we continue the search for happiness and truth, even though it is often right in front of us. Or rather, always within us. I just taught one of my Healing Massage courses last weekend, in which breath is a major component. Along with my students, I am always learning. I have been consciously working on myself for over 30 years, and there is always more to learn! My ego says, “Enough already…no more!! I want to be


comfortable.” Well, Deepak Chopra says, “The world cannot be improved one ego at a time!” If you want to help effect others positively and help the world with its evolution, we need to choose to pursue purpose for the whole, rather than for just our self. So I keep breathing more, and I keep supporting others to breathe more, so that together we can all journey to more compassion, abundance, loving kindness, and the peace that surpasses understanding.

Sharon's background includes Master Integrated Breath Practitioner, Healing Massage worker & teacher, Healing Touch practitioner, and successful business owner for the past 25 years. Her life purpose is to empower others. 250-215-1564


Adrenal Fatigue by Tanya Thompson

Stress is part of life that in moderate doses can help stretch our horizons; when it’s chronic, however, the impact can be depleted adrenal glands leading to a myriad of health problems.

cycle. Changing this cycle requires addressing the root cause of the problem and a long-term commitment to your health. Understanding what is happening in your body and supplementing your system is helpful, however, what is the root cause?

The adrenal glands’ primary purpose is to help us cope with stress through the production and secretion of hormones (adrenaline and cortisol, for example). They are also responsible for producing and secreting a wide range of hormones. As we age, they become the primary source of the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone in both men and women.

An Ayurvedic approach to balancing adrenal fatigue is to respond to the depletion with a rejuvenative program that includes building and nourishing: rejuvenating foods, herbs, and lifestyle practices that examine the sources of stress, how they can be reduced or eliminated entirely and focusing on changing our relationship with our stressors while training our bodies to respond to stress in healthier ways. Ultimately, this approach will pacify the vata dosha which governs the nervous and endocrine systems.

Hormones travel everywhere in our body, helping to regulate the behaviour of every organ we have, as well as our emotional and mental well-being. When the body needs more stress hormones than it can make, it can turn nutritive sex hormones, like progesterone, into cortisol. This reallocation of resources is irreversible; once a progesterone hormone has been turned into cortisol, it cannot be turned back into progesterone - even after the threat has passed. Chronic stress without relief can establish a self-reinforcing

Slow down! Enjoy the moment!

Tanya Thompson has been a student of Vedic Traditions since 1990. She provides workshops inAyurveda and reading in Jyotish (Vedic Astrolgy). -\RWLৢD ± -\RWLৢD ± 9HGLF $VWURORJ\      WWFFS#\DKRRFD




Where have you been all my life?

by Leeza Zurwick

slightly sweet flavor, with just a hint of fermentation. Fermenting nut mylk is even easier! Place ¼ cup grains into a first ferment jar and add 4 cups of your favorite nut mylk. Leave it in a warm spot for 24 hours. The sugars in the nut mylk will be eaten up by the water kefir grains.


A second ferment for 24 hours more will make you a wonderful, naturally carbonated soda with all of the benefits from the first ferment. All you have to do is strain the liquid from the grains of the first ferment into a swivel top bottle that has a tight rubber seal.

There has been a big insurgence of fermented foods in today’s markets, menus, and diet plans. There is one that has been under the radar but is making a huge splash into the market place. Let me introduce you to the multiple uses of water kefir! ;LEXMW;EXIV0IǻV$

WATER KEFIR IS A FERMENTED BEVERAGE THAT IS BRIMMING WITH PROBIOTICS AND VITAMINS Baby water kefir grains/cultures/tibicos have been around for centuries and are thought to have originated in Mexico in the 1800s. Water kefir grains (nothing to do with actual grain) are a symbiotic relationship between good yeast and good bacteria and form a tiny little clear jelly that when fed sugar, produce a powerhouse probiotic beverage that boosts gut health, energy and immunity. ;L]MW;EXIV0IǻVWS&QE^MRK$

The best part about making water kefir is that within 24 hours you have a fermented low sugar drink that is: ¨ DAIRY FREE ¨ FULL OF MAGNESIUM, ¨ ORGANIC ¨ FOLATE, ¨ CONTAINS 30 PROBIOTIC ¨ VITAMIN K, STRAINS ¨ ELECTROLYTES, AND ¨ CONCENTRATED WITH ¨ ENZYMES B12, B6, and B1

To flavor your ferment, add your favorite juice, tea, herbs, or fresh fruit to the bottle and seal it shut. Leave it in a warm place for 24 hours and slowly and carefully open the lid. The water kefir eats up the sugar in the bottle, creating natural carbonation, leaving you with a fizzy soda. IMPORTANT NOTE: water kefir can be explosive if you leave it out in the warmth too long. Always refrigerate immediately after you have reached the perfect flavor and effervescence. Your bottles can then stay in your fridge for up to 6 weeks!


Kids absolutely love the fascinating process of making water kefir and getting to drink the fizzy, soda-like drink after only 48 hours. Parents love it too because their kids are reaping so many health benefits without the kids even knowing it! 0IITMRKSYV+YV'EFMIW-IEPXL]

Did you know that pets can have gut issues as well? You can safely feed your furry family members either the grains or the first ferment on a daily basis. We recommend soaking their dry food in the liquid for an extra special treat that your pets will love! ;LIVIHS.XEVX$

You can find D.I.Y. Water Kefir Soda Kits and fresh, plump water kefir grains that are ready to make your wonderful drinks, smoothies and elixers at your local Health Based Grocery Stores.


¼ cup sugar ¼ cup water kefir grains 4 Cups water Place it in a warm spot and the grains quickly eat up the sugar. Within 24 hours you have a fermented drink that has a mild,


Leeza Zurwick is the founder of Happy Gut, a Water Kefir fermentation company. She prides herself in being a Master Water Kefir brewer and educator. She can be happily reached at

A Seniors End Of Life

JOURNEY by Carolyn Tytor

As i have assisted in caring for my elderly mother, who passed away three years ago come December, from Dementia, and in order to care for her in a better way, i chose to take a Healthcare Program at TRU, I was blessed with the gift of being able to see through her eyes. As a senior, who was fiercely independent and self taught in many areas of her life, my mother Muriel suffered a stroke and major brain surgery over 27 years ago. Through her journey of recovery, she had to learn to walk again, talk again and eat again. Everything in her needed a jump start, as well when you are elderly the recovery time is a bit longer, and different from person to person.

were many lucid days, that allowed joyfully connections, heartfelt visits, as well as celebrating her 85th birthdays with friends and family. On her last day, i remember staying with my mother for the majority of the day, comforting her while she slept, and returning later as spirit guided me to. I held her hand, and released her to join her ancestors, saying," you no longer need to be in pain anymore momma,".I left her at 11;00 pm at night, and one half hour later received a phone call from her night nurse, telling me that she held my mothers hand while she took her final breath. I was so very grateful and in deep appreciation that my mother was not alone when she passed.

In the course of 20 years my mother had another 4 strokes, as well as a broken hip from a fall. From the affects of anestetic, she began showing signs of Dementia. This began a feeling of lost memory, fear and struggle. Through her process, she had to relearn many things and as she was a strong woman, continued to do so using her gift of humor along the way. As my mom also had to accept that her new home, would be in full care facility, the feelings of isolation and abandonment would also be a struggle. In time, she would feel more at ease, due to the amazing staff who cared for her. She would also meet old friends and develop new relationships, as well as getting to know her care staff on a deeper level.

No one knows how life can change from one moment to the next, and when a loved one takes ill, we never know how much time we will have with them, or what quality of care they will need and receive. I tried to make each day with my mother one filled with laughter, enjoying her favorite movies and music, and many hours sitting in the garden just being there and present.I treasure those moments, and know her spirit is with me in everything i do today. I hope when it is my time, that i am half the woman my mother Muriel was, so strong, so brave, so courageous. Bless our mothers, for without her i would not be who i am today. kuxstemc

Toward the end of her life, within the last 3-6 months, my mother had to be treated for vascular disease in her legs due to diabetes; with chronic pain, necrosis in her toes, and being treated with heavy pain medication which somedays would render her to sleeping for the most part. In the last month of her life, December 2015, which was also her birthday month, there

Artist, medicine woman, singer, poet, djay, radio producer. Born and raised in Kamloops, BC. Carolyn Whiteshawl Tytor had followed teachings of her elders for the past 15 years. www.facebook/



after the by VickI Scott

As I drive home for this years’ Interior Wellness Festival, I intentionally leave the radio off to allow myself some quiet space to process the weekend. I am literally buzzing with vibrational energy. I took in multiple workshops throughout the weekend some educational, some just for fun, some out of my comfort zone, and some comfortably familiar. The thing they all had in common, however, was that each one challenged me or shifted my thinking in some unique way.

It is interesting how, instead of providing a sense of wellness, self care can elbow its way onto that ever-existing "to-do" list. Sometimes self-care becomes another chore.

I attend the festival every year. It has become an integral part of my personal and professional growth. I typically attend alone, which gives me the quiet space I need in my head to absorb and digest the information I receive in each of the workshops. I tote along a journal so I am able to jot down thoughts, moments, and take-aways to reflect upon later. I always come away from this weekend with a plethora of energy and insight. Swimming in thoughts of how I am going to apply all the things I learned this weekend, I resonate on the theme of the closing speakers (and this is not a direct quote):


Don't try to integrate everything at once. Take the time to digest and process one small bit at a time. In a fast paced world, with to-do lists and agendas, deadlines and commitments, we often feel pressure to accomplish.





Exercise more, eat well, get enough sleep, get your steps in, take your supplements, meditate, stretch, drink more water, drink less wine, spend more time in nature, read personal development books, eat chocolate, don’t eat sugar…

Ironically, by placing too many demands on ourselves in the name of "wellness," the work of being better can actually make us worse. So as I drive toward home, I let this advice settle into me. I remind myself that becoming a better human sometimes means relaxing the "to-do's.” Meaningful change occurs slowly, authentically, a little bit at a time. One breath at a time, one day at a time, and one festival at a time. Until next time, A patient festival-goer Vicki Scott’s passion is being a communicator, a teacher, writer, speaker, casual blogger, and by training a Special Educator and Resource Teacher working in the Kamloops School District. Her personal struggles with mental health have led her to the healing arts as one way of maintaining wellness. She is currently training to be a Mindfulness and Meditation Coach, in addition to being a Reiki Practitioner.

June 21-23 at Sun peaks resort

Mountain Spirit Festival is BC Interior’s favourite transformational gathering of yoga, wellness and adventure

Workshops, yoga classes, healing, nature, shopping, inspiration, great food & friendships to last forever!

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The best of Healthy Living in BC Interior. Inspiration and Connection for your healthiest, happiest life! Yoga, Nutrition, Wellness, Lifesty...

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