Life is all about Music – Serge Mazerand


I tend to hear, feel and even see music everywhere. Being a musician, I am admittedly a little biased, but, come to think of it, we all are––musicians, that is. We hum, we whistle, we sing and swing. Our everyday vocabulary is infused with musical terms: we resonate with people, things strike a chord, we feel upbeat or downbeat, we act in concert and on and on it goes.

More importantly, we have within us two immensely powerful instruments, the brain and the heart. The brain is the keyboard that plays the music our mind composes. The heart is the metronome that beats the rhythms of our emotions; the soundboard that amplifies the subtle music that plays within us. So, in effect, we have all we need to make beautiful music. Or do we?

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Business Member SPOTLIGHT – Bonita Kay Summers by Tom Kernaghan


“One thing I like to do is walk down the street and pretend I’m an alien who has dropped into my body from outer space and has never seen any of this… And notice how quickly my mind wants to give [everything] a story.” 

These lines perfectly capture the electric clarity and engaging playfulness of psychic life and business coach Bonita Kay Summers. Amusingly, they also illustrate her heightened ability to spot limiting patterns in our beliefs and behaviours. She is remarkably good at discerning both, and quickly. 

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CMHA Sessions


Since May 9th, 2018 BWB Business Members have been going to the Canadian Mental Health Association – Wellness Development Centre to share their AWESOMENESS!!!

Here is some of the feedback we have received from CMHA:

“Hello Shawna,
We loved having Lynda today, she was absolutely amazing!”
-Sept 19, 2018

“Our participants have absolutely loved all the speakers that have come in so far, so thank you for everything you have done!”
-June 14, 2018

“Hi, Shawna,
Just wanted you to know that Karen Bowen was here last week and the group really appreciated her and hope she’ll be back!  Thank you so much for connecting us to the amazing people from Balance Well-Being!“
-May 16, 2018

Hello Shawna,
Annette was amazing! Thank you for letting her come here and share her information with everyone. She did not get to finish her presentation, so we were wondering if in the future she would be willing to come back. 🙂
-Nov 22, 2018

Maggie was fantastic! our participants really enjoyed her session.
-Dec 10, 2018

Well-Being Wednesdays @ RCA


Starting on September 25th, 2019 BWB is Collaborating with the Rotary Centre for the Arts to launch Well-Being Wednesdays.

These will be 60 minute drop in sessions for a $10 fee.

Sessions will be alternating between lunch times (12-1)  and evenings (6:30-7:30) each Wednesday.

There will be volunteers welcoming the participants and collecting the fees.

Rotary will be advertising through it’s marketing brochures, posters, and e-advertising as will BWB.

Reflecting on THE Well-Being SHOW


BWB held it’s FIRST SHOW on April 12-14, 2019.
Much care and attention went into orchestrating a well Balanced list of exhibitors and presenters representing the four pillars of Well-Being.


Fitness, Purpose, Counselling, Yoga, Financial Health, Neuroscience, Sustainability, Community Support, Allergies, Sound Therapy, Legal Health, Change, Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Water, Meditation, Mental Health, Personal Development, Performance

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Business Member SPOTLIGHT – Cherie Hanson by Tom Kernaghan


“To be human is to have a limited understanding of what it is I think I see.” This line, from one of Cherie Hanson’s many mind-jolting blog posts, says volumes about the awakening effect she can have on people. I’m going go a little gonzo and put myself in the story, because to know Cherie is to know that she delights in connection and electrifying exchanges that push beyond convention and conformity. She is one of the most challenging, engaging, and prolific individuals I have ever met, not just here in Kelowna but anywhere.
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Business Member SPOTLIGHT – Sharon Strang – by Tom Kernaghan


Give a person a massage and they can reach a state of well-being. Teach a person how to massage and they can reach their potential. For Sharon Strang, instructor and owner of Focus Bodywork, life is about seeing possibilities and literally using your hands to fulfill your dreams. 

Sharon is a 25-year veteran masseuse and gifted instructor who helps her students to learn the art of massage while inspiring them to embrace the art of living well. As the former owner of The Wellness Spa, former massage teacher at Okanagan College, Kelowna, and a lifelong student of spirituality and wellness, she now offers fun, easy-to-learn private courses in healing massage. She also offers workshops in hot stone work, and guides practitioners in launching or expanding their massage businesses. 

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