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Watch your language!

Apr 15, 2014 / 5:00 am

There is a vocabulary around customer service and it is the language of calming, the language of apology and the language of questioning and listening. You will seldom be able to fix a customer without using this language and if you choose a different language, you might be inflaming rather than...

The Yellow Dog Project

Mar 20, 2014 / 5:00 am

There is a simple notion sweeping the globe to aid owners of dogs that, for whatever reason, need to be given space. It has been dubbed the Yellow Dog Project and is symbolized by a piece of yellow ribbon tied to a dog’s leash. It does not mean that the dog is ‘aggressive’....

Stop wasting time!

Mar 14, 2014 / 5:00 am

So you’re out of shape and have decided to hire a personal trainer. Have you made the right choice? Is it the right time to tackle such a monumental decision? Will your trainer be gentle, or will he have teeth pulled over thin, cruel lips as he makes you do 100 push-ups, leaving you unable to...

Now what?

Feb 28, 2014 / 5:00 am

It was a whirlwind two weeks. The highs, the lows and the thrill of it all. I am truly exhausted. I cheered, I shed a tear, and I stood up and sat down all within an hour. The minute the final hockey game ended I was so motivated. I had my running tights on, running top, spring windbreaker, and my...

Framework of a business

Aug 29, 2013 / 5:00 am

For a business to productive and profitable it needs a solid, structural framework. The elements for a business include communication, database, owner and support team. They all work together as a unit. Like a well oiled machine, it is vitally important to understand how each element...

Ask Nurse Kris

Jul 23, 2013 / 5:00 am

“No, I don’t want you to call an ambulance, YOU help me.” Dear Nurse Kris: Recently my wife fell, I couldn’t get her up off of the floor. She refused to let me call the ambulance, and she told me to stand in our building’s hallway until I saw someone who could...

Glenna Turnbull: Arts Seen!

Jul 11, 2013 / 5:00 am

Big kudos to Julia Trops and the Okanagan Erotic Art Show, which opened over the weekend to a sold out crowd. Lots of people took the time to dress up and there were plenty of masks to fit this year’s masquerade theme. Artist Rory O’Neil won my vote for best entry, featuring a piece of...
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Erotic Art and Mermaids

Jul 4, 2013 / 7:30 am

It's Art seen! with Glenna Turnbull. From the Erotic Art show to Keloha, to chilling out with Mermaids, this week is so packed full of fun things to do, there’s no excuse to even think of turning on a TV set. * * * Friday night it’s the sixth annual Okanagan Erotic Art...

Festival Fashion: How to wear tie dye

Jul 2, 2013 / 7:00 am

Tie dying became popular in the late 1960s – one could say it was the original DIY trend.This psychedelic print is getting a modern day makeover by the likes of Walter Baker, Tory Burch, and House of Holland who all featured tie dye in their Spring/Summer 2013 shows.Whether you keep it...

Arts Seen! By Glenna Turnbull

Jun 27, 2013 / 1:16 pm

Lots happening in around the Kelowna area, so without further ado, here’s this week’s Art Seen. This weekend, it’s the fourth annual Lille Gard Festival, held annually at Bottega. For those of you who still haven’t made the venture up to this hidden gem of a venue,...

Correct me if I'm wrong!

Jun 26, 2013 / 5:00 am

The Flip Side of Mental Illness: As an author, I receive feedback from people around the world about my articles and other writings. This feedback assists me to grow as a writer and further understand the public opinion. One of my recent articles about mental illness sparked positive...

Festival Fashion: Footwear

Jun 25, 2013 / 6:00 am

Outdoor music festivals like Keloha Music and Arts Festival are equal parts fun and exhausting - the full days, hot heat, and after-parties followed by an early wake-up call to catch your favourite bands playing early in the day leaves little time for rest and relaxation. Your festival fashion...

Arts Seen! by Glenna Turnbull

Jun 20, 2013 / 6:00 am

Welcome to the first online edition of Arts Seen! My name is Glenna Turnbull and I've been covering the arts here in Kelowna since I was first asked to review a concert back in 1990. At the time I was a first year university student and studying for my Grade X Royal Conservatory piano exam...

Bombshell bashing

Jun 19, 2013 / 5:00 am

As girls we are faced with unrealistic images we are supposed to live up to and when we can’t, other girls have no problem pointing this out to us. Bullying is becoming a worldwide epidemic resulting in depression, self-inflicted injury and even death. Growing up, other girls will tell us we...

Festival Fashion: Essentials

Jun 18, 2013 / 5:00 am

Summer music festivals are all about the free spirits and a go-with-the-flow attitude, and your outfits should reflect this; nothing will make one stick out like a sore thumb than an over planned outfit that looks a little too put-together. Fortunately, with a just a little bit of planning...

Festival Fashion: Head gear

Jun 11, 2013 / 5:00 am

What started with Kate Moss decked in Wellies and cutoffs at Gatstonbury has transformed into a fashion genre of its own. The Festival Fashion phenomenon has transformed from rock-and-roll campsite grunge into chic undone bohemian-city-street-wear. With KELOHA just around the corner,...

Fit, fabulous and fresh

Jun 5, 2013 / 5:00 am

All too often we don’t look at the big picture. May it be work, love, happiness and even fitness. There is always a new trend, a new diet pill or celebrity endorsed product to try out, but many of those are a quick fix. You should approach fitness and health looking at the big picture. Yes,...

Marvelous mush

May 28, 2013 / 5:00 am

Whole. Organic. Local. Fresh. Delicious. These are the words I value on my plate, not only because they taste good, but also because they make me feel good, think clearly, and give me the energy to be wife, daughter, sister, friend, therapist, colleague, writer, cook, housekeeper, gardener,...

What's in a label?

May 21, 2013 / 5:00 am

In a person’s lifetime there are many large purchases and investments that will be made. Three of the biggest and most important are: Health Vehicle Home When you are investing in your health and spend as little as $1.99 on a can of soup from a grocery store what...

Get rich or die paying?

May 10, 2013 / 5:00 am

Many of us have heard the popular saying at some point in our life “Get rich or die trying”. Nowadays if you asked many homeowners or perspective homeowners I think they’d relate to that saying. Navigating the financial landscape outlaid for most can be a daunting task. We...
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