At Home in the Valley of Stories – Oak Writer


– originally released on July 14, 2016
You never really know someone’s story — that is, until they have the courage to stand in a room of strangers, wrestle with fear, and turn the visceral into the verbal.

Such is the remarkable human spirit I witnessed last month at 97 Street Pub when I attended the fourth monthly Storytelling Tuesday (STT), hosted by Balance Well-Being Centre Inc. (BWB), a Kelowna organization of passionate individuals deeply committed, as the name suggests, to balance among four of life’s pillars of well-being: financial, social, mind, and body.

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BWB Podcast


There is now an additional way for people to CONNECT to BWB Business Members – podcasts.
Check it out and please subscribe to wherever you listen to podcasts:
Your podcast, BWB (Balance Well-Being)
is now available on RadioPublic:
is now available on Breaker:
is now available on PocketCasts:
is now available on Anchor:

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.