All posts by Georgia Wilson

Tanning bed in a salon

Letter to the Editor – Base Tan

Dear OHW Magazine,

Many of my friends are planning sunny vacations this winter, and some are talking about getting a base tan before they go. I know that tanning bed use is a controversial subject and wonder if you can provide some information on this and other ways to prepare for the hot sun.

Jean, Penticton. Continue reading

Please Follow, Like & Share
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

Please Follow, Like & Share
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

Please Follow, Like & Share
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

Please Follow, Like & Share