Father consoling son

Caregivers in Distress: A Growing Problem

By Dalia Gottlieb-Tanaka, PhD

As our population ages, the question is not if someone will be faced with the reality of caring for an elderly loved one, but when.

I received the report Caregivers in Distress: A Growing Problem on the same day our Society for the Arts in Dementia Care was rejected on a grant application for a workshop/retreat for burned-out caregivers of family members living with dementia. I think if I had left the word “retreat” out of the title, our chances would have increased for a positive response. In her report, Isobel Mackenzie, the Seniors Advocate of BC, confirms what we, the frontline services, have been complaining about for several years in Vernon. The problem of caregiver burnout is not unique to our area alone. Continue reading

Male back muscular system anatomy in body-builder pose

What Is Hellerwork?

By Sarah Brown

Q: What is Hellerwork?

Hellerwork is a system of Structural Integration (first developed by Dr. Ida Rolf) and further expanded to include Somatic Dialogue and Movement Education, to realign and restore the body back to optimal alignment, resulting in improved overall health and wellbeing. Hellerwork understands the inseparability of body, mind and spirit through the integration of mechanical, psychological, and energetic principles. Continue reading

Successful and stressed businesswomen in contrasting weather

Ultimate Creativity: How to Become the Alchemist of Your Life

By Serge Mazerand

Creating the right thoughts and practising conscious choice will lead to empowering change in our lives.

In the previous two articles, in my musical perspective on life, I have shared with you how awareness empowers us to attune to our internal music and how our belief system determines the music we play. Let us now see how we compose the notes–– our thoughts––and consequently, how we can create our reality instead of letting reality create us. Continue reading

Welcome to our Okanagan Health & Wellness Magazine Fall 2017 Issue

ITL Fall issue of Magazine

Welcome to our latest issue of OHW Magazine! After several months of crazy weather in North America and globally (floods, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, powerful windstorms, and volcanic activity), things appear to have settled into a more benign pattern, at least in our part of the world. Autumn has arrived, our Canadian Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we are reminded that we have so much to be thankful for. Continue reading

Inspiring readers to look and feel their best!