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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At Home in the Valley of Stories – Oak Writer

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– 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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Business Member SPOTLIGHT – Layton Park – by Tom Kernaghan

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I started by reading his “Last Chapter” blog post, which is about his own death. When I  found myself bursting into laughter, I knew I was in. I could see that Layton Park is a natural storyteller who knows good storytelling is about the writer’s relationship with the reader, oneself, and the roads of life. Layton — a lover of motorcycles, hotrods, and horses — has certainly travelled many literal and figurative roads at full throttle. And he has the playful, quirky, insightful wit of a man who knows how to live and how to get plenty of guffaws while delivering important messages.  

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Business Member SPOTLIGHT – Rochelle McFarland

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“Live life with less stress and more love.” 

For Rochelle McFarlane, the founder of ESP Parent Inc., a family-focused health practice and educational service rooted in both specialized kinesiology and spiritual insights, this is more than a tagline. It’s about rising to our best selves through the science and art of touch and movement, and raising children to be healthy, happy, caring individuals. 

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Business Member SPOTLIGHT – Serge Mazerand by Tom Kernaghan

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pastedGraphic.png“Be the composer and conductor of your own life.”

For Serge Mazerand, music itself is life, as our essence is vibration. A pianist, composer, keynote player, and the award-winning author of the delightfully inventive book 7 Keys to Serenity: Creating Harmony Within, Serge knows the magic of music lies in its power to heal us by connecting us to our true selves. It is a journey he knows very well. 

Serge began playing piano as a young boy in France, learning the work of masters such as Schubert and Chopin, but like many of us he went on a detour into the world of practicality and business, which took him through 30 years of corporate life in marketing. In 1996, feeling the call back to his musical roots, he bought a grand piano and became inspired by his other love — nature. 

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BWB Podcast

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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: https://radiopublic.com/bwb-GqVXMr
is now available on Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/bwb
is now available on PocketCasts: https://pca.st/6aD6
is now available on Anchor: