Transform Your Work and Family Culture...
How do we create and live not only the picture of health in our work and home life? How do we live congruent with our beliefs and values? We're bringing together Elan's ideas on wellness, education, family and whatever comes up along the way-a little Waldorf and Steiner, a little Network community, and any other gurus that we meet along along the way to help our family and office in transformation.
At Elan, March
has been our month of “Patient Appreciation Day” for a few years, so it seemed like the appropriate theme for the month-a chance
to invite you to participate in our Yearly Event, a chance to
highlight a great charity, Made by Momma, and show our appreciation
for the local businesses that help us to make this day happen. Last
year we were able to raise over $700 for Made by Momma, and we look
forward to beating that number this year!
focus on Appreciation is an instant mood switch. Deciding what to
write made me suddenly see with more clarity-we were recently in
Banff and enjoyed a weekend in the beautiful Rockies (and I am one to
drive through them multiple times a year without even seeing them);
we've been enjoying some late winter merging into spring weather and
getting outside more; and I've been stewing on what I can most
appreciate and write about.
book on my bedside table jumped at me, “The Magic” by Rhonda
Byrne. How do we bring Gratitude into different aspects of our life?
chapter specifically on Magical Health has a few great quotes which I
want to share with you:
Greatest Wealth is Health.” Virgil
is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.” John Henry Jowett
Gift of Health is Keeping me Alive.” (that's Rhonda Byrne).
has gratitude (for health) will be given more, and he or she will
have an abundance. Whoever does not have gratitude (for health),
even what he or he has will be taken from him or her.” (who knows
a few minutes first thinking of what you are grateful for in your body,
then feeling the gratitude and why you are grateful.
an example (from The Magic)... Think about the miracle of your eyes.
They enable you to see the faces of your loved ones and friends, read
books, emails, Facebook, see the beauty of the sunrise, sunset, the
freshly fallen snow... and our way through life.
Say thank you
for my eyes that enable me to see everything.
of our senses require our brain and nervous system to coordinate and
make sense of our world. It processes a million messages a second!
Our brain and nervous system enable us to sense and experience life.
Say thank you for my brain and my beautiful mind.
more you can list and feel what you are grateful for in your body,
health, and life, the more that you will have to be grateful for.
join us March 16th for our Patient
Appreciation Day or ask us in office for more details! There will be activities for BOTH current practice members and community members-all are welcome! P.S. Watch for more posts this month from our office practitioners on ways to bring more appreciation into our lives.
Welcome to our office-we look forward to seeing you!
In case you haven't been by yet, I thought I'd give you a preview of what you can expect when you come for a visit.
We hope to share our office space with you soon! You can help us to celebrate the new space by joining us for our Grand Opening Celebration (AND 10 year birthday party!).
Join us Friday, December 5th 5 pm - 7 pm. We're building our collaborative mosaic, and will have gift bags for our first 50 in attendance, a door prize draw, drinks and snacks, and crafts for the kids! We're also kicking off our season of giving, by collecting donations for our Adopt a Family from the Bowness Boys and Girls club. Please RSVP at 403 217 5577.
I may have left you in suspense out there...what's she going to do to as a countdown to her 45th birthday?!
I was not entirely sure when I started. Back in December at the Solstice, I attended an Intention evening when we released what we needed to for 2018 and welcomed in 2019. Mine didn't entirely make sense, I released my need for a defined location for sacred space and moved forward on challenging myself physically and spiritually, KNOWING this was going to be a big year for transformation.
The next day I still didn't know WHAT I was training for, but I started training/ working out, and started by doing the 128 stairs near our house leading up to a nearby development. I managed 3 sets and exhausted myself! My postpartum state of activity has not been pretty.
The next day I visited Calgary's beautiful new library and left with books on hiking and trails. My brain was thinking the Camino in Spain or Portugal, or some more nearby adventure hikes. A spiritual journey…
Thanks to Dr Robert Clarke, Chiropractor at Elan Family Wellness Centre in Bowness/ NW Calgary, for these thoughts on Perception-part of the Triad of Change.
After looking at Structure and Behaviour the past two months this time we will look at Perception and how we can sometimes use our Perception in creating change in our lives. For some people finding their inspiration or motivation is key before taking action. The feeling of accomplishment is what drives them create a structure or to get things done. If you are one of these people, it is essential to get to know what makes you feel good, where in your life you get inspiration from. For me personally, I lead with Structure, take action then feel that sense of accomplishment. The shift in perception is the reward for me.
Take a little time to think of things that make you feel good: being with family, mountains, water, certain colours or a nice tidy work space, etc. Once you have identified some, hold them in your consciousness, see …