Welcome to our Winter 2016 issue! January can sometimes seem a dark and interminable stretch, coming as it does on the heels of the bright holiday season. But don’t despair—this is the perfect time for goal setting, fresh starts, better habits, and hope.
For us at OHW Magazine, this winter is a time for celebration, as we head into our fourth year! As in previous years, our aim continues to be to inspire you, our readers, to improve your wellbeing, achieve your goals, no matter how big or small, and become your vision of the best that you can be. In 2014 we introduced Okanagan Pet Health Magazine and in 2015 added Okanagan Seniors Health Magazine to our lineup. We’re excited to announce that both of these will be back in 2016 in addition to our regular issues.
Longtime readers may have noticed a name change under one of the photos above. We’re thrilled to share that our editor, Dianne Steinley (formerly Fowlie), tied the knot in a surprise ceremony on Boxing Day. Congratulations, Dianne!
As our team evolves, we are sorry to bid farewell to Jessica Hamilton, who for the past year lent her talents to the position of Production Manager. Jessica is moving on to new challenges, and we wish her great success in everything she takes on. All the very best to you, Jessica!
Our advertising sales team was greatly assisted for this issue by Portia Dove, whom some of you in Kelowna and West Kelowna may have had the pleasure of meeting during the past few weeks. We sincerely appreciate Portia’s expertise and all that she contributed, and we hope that she will be able to work with us again in the near future.
We have always been pleased to offer contributions by local experts, and this issue is no exception. Articles address topics such as eye health and ear health, the link between ADHD and yeast, and how to adopt healthy eating strategies for a stronger immune system. Two articles, “Don’t Be a Prisoner of Winter” and “A Simple Winter Equation,” tackle the need to stay physically active during the season that may present the biggest challenges to our motivation. Along with these, you will find a variety of informative offerings including advice for breast cancer survivors, suggestions for dealing with joint pain and IT band woes, and ideas to help you have a harmonious relationship with your finances. See our Contents page for the complete listing.
As always, we are extremely grateful to our contributors and advertisers, all of whom help make this magazine possible, and we ask that you please make an effort to support them. And finally, we thank you, our readers. Your generous support, feedback, and encouragement over the past three years have helped shaped this magazine, and we look forward to continuing this wonderful journey together as the year unfolds.
We’re eagerly anticipating all the good that 2016 has in store, and we invite you to join us as we move confidently forward.