Change Happens when we Connect – Hilary Davies & Dirk Terpstra

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The OKANAGAN is Head Quarters for Coherence Hotspot.   We are all familiar with the wifi symbol connecting all of us to the internet.  The Coherence Hotspot symbol is a revolutionary concept connecting all of us in a heart centred and impactful way.

Research has proven that our emotional state directly influences our experience in life, as well as our worldview, and the lens in which we view others. This affects each decision we make and the quality of life we have. Could it mean then, that when we collectively change our emotional state, life as we know will change? Pretty close, and understanding the science in this process is just the beginning.

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Business Member Spotlight – Kelly Lee Bennett – by Tom Kernaghan

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Kelly Lee Bennett is the “Change Catalyst,” which is a fitting name for a woman who has seen plenty of challenges throughout all facets of her life, and has learned how to master them. An executive leadership and life coach with over 20 years of experience, and more certifications than can be listed here, Kelly has a multitude of tools to help you clear your path and ignite your passion to discover and grow. A former executive and therapist, Kelly understands both the professional and personal obstacles that can keep us from moving forward and achieving our highest potential. 

Kelly is on the verge of achieving her MCC and ICF designations, the highest in coaching. She offers workshops, retreats, seminars, one-one-one sessions, and a vast array of modalities to suit each client. Such diversity comes as no surprise as Kelly has a rich and varied history of experiences, has travelled to 121 countries and lived in 5, and she continues to seek adventure and seize every opportunity to learn more.

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How to reduce stress through proper breathing – by Iwona Sienko

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Few tips on how to reduce stress through proper breathing

We can alter our emotional state and reduce stress by using our breath. Proper breathing is a prerequisite for stress management. We get more energy from the air with long, deep breathing. Shallow, rapid breathing constantly calls upon the adrenals for added energy and as a result   burning them out.

 To maintain the proper balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide and avoid hyperventilation, it is important to breathe through the nose as much and as often as possible.
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The Science of Parenting – by Annette Adkin

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Having spent 30 yrs. as a counsellor working with parents of all backgrounds, what stands out for me is that parental frustrations is the result of parents “held captive” by the pre-programmed practices/neural pathways from their childhoods. Parents react to their child’s behavior and will often react in a way that doesn’t match the child’s or the parent’s needs in the present situation. Instead of trying to understand and be curious about what is happening for themselves or their child which includes emotional connection between the parent and child, the parent reacts based on past conditioning.

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FULLY STEPPING INTO A NEW YEAR – by Shri Ananda

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As the winter holidays and celebrations come to a close, many of us find ourselves in a space of reflection. A time of review, looking back on this last year of our story. Perhaps even this last decade as we prepare to welcome in a whole new chapter. If we can approach this time from a place of presence and heart-space, we can honor and notice our own growth and the areas we have been stuck. This can be an exciting exercise as we explore new hope and new beginnings. Are you ready to fully step into who you really are as you transition into a New Year, a New Decade, a New You?
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WHAT IS CALLING YOU FORWARD? – by Chris Patton

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Something is going on…but you’re not sure what. You feel uncomfortable, too many times to count. You figure it is you. You keep trying to adjust your energy state in a variety of ways-both healthy and unhealthy-to find equilibrium, security and relief from stress. You might be seriously hunting for clues about how to thrive in this complex world in which you live.

“There are some key things to understand now: (1) you are being affected by an evolutionary process that moves through specific stages, which is causing the energetic frequency of your body, emotions, and mind to accelerate, (2) because the rising frequency of your energy parallels your level of awareness, you are gradually becoming more aware, sensitive, visionary, empathic, and loving, and (3) the biggest challenge of the next few years will be working with your sensitivity, keeping your personal vibration clear, and learning to use ‘frequency principles’ to live successfully in the coming times.” (frequency-the Power of Personal Vibration by Penney Peirce).
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THE DANCE OF SOUL AND EGO – by Chris Patton

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WAKE UP! The time is now! Never before have we felt, personally and collectively, like we need to do something so urgently! There is a quickening present and we are feeling it.

Perhaps you are feeling like you wish to become more ALIVE in your life! Feeling alive means engaging with all of life. What this means is feeling all the feelings and experiencing them. We tend to numb the feelings we don’t like to feel. But, if we are afraid of what can happen, we miss out on life.
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New year, new you! – by Chris Patton

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It is the New Year and perhaps you are feeling like you want to try something new or shift a situation that is less than acceptable to you. (We are known for making resolutions at the turn of the new year).

You’ll know it is time to make a change when you feel a curious mixture of discontent and vision. There is a quickening that accompanies the time for opening. Many are feeling this on a planetary scale now. We need to come home to who we are-personally and collectively. Our freedom lies in the resolution of who we are and what we want to be doing.

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Spotlight Feature – Alisa Farr & Cameron Hayward by Tom Kernaghan

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They inspired my imagination with the very first sound — their new business name. As the word flourish suggests, Alisa Farr and Cameron Hayward offer restorative, growth-focused therapies to the imbalances caused by our over-stressed lives and unhealthy patterns. With combined certifications in Alchemy Sound Therapy, Sound Journey Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Reiki, and hypnotherapy, Alisa and Cameron tailor programs to help individuals, corporate groups, and sports teams reset their minds and bodies, reclaim the joy of living, and maximize their mental and physical performance. 

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