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.
would like to introduce to you the newest addition to our family at
Elan! Please welcome Jodey
Sharman, Registered Psychologist.
started working as an Occupational Therapist and returned to school
to get her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology in her 40’s.
She works comfortably with people with both physical and mental
health conditions, complex diagnoses such as Bipolar Disorder, and
difficult relationships including recovery from past and present
abuse. She has experience helping individuals with medical leave from
work and addiction recovery and relapse prevention. Jodey is
practicing and training in Somato Respiratory Integration (SRI),
intuition development, and Medical Intuition. Many of Jodey’s
clients talk about working through being disconnected and lacking energy and
fulfillment. Jodey is excited to use psychological therapies to
help clients who are practicing SRI move through the 12 Stages of
Healing from suffering to wholeness and connection. She enjoys
Thank you to Dr Robert Clarke, Chiropractor at Elan Family Wellness Centre in Bowness, for this article on Community. Dr Rob practises Network Spinal Care and 12 Stages of Healing Somato Respiratory Integration.
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