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.
Gratitude & Priming
Scott's Thoughts: Gratitude in November~ it's perception month at Elan Family Wellness Centre! Thanks to Scott Hutchison, Registered Massage Therapist at our office (and founder of Energy Rich Day!!) for this information on Gratitude and Priming.
And swoosh... November has blown in for it's yearly visit. As we start to shiver and wonder where our wonderful summer went, it's a great time to look back early and say thanks for an amazing year! Around our neck of the planet, we shoot for a daily practice of Gratitude.
A study was once done around effect of external stimulus on the emotional preconception of our environment. Shortly, something as simple as temperature (even brief but extreme exposure) could have lasting emotional colouring in ones day. Knowing this trick of the mind and body, we can hack our day to look for opportunities of gratitude. Imagine taking just 10 minutes to set your nervous system and brain/body antenna to tune into areas in your life to feel gratitude for others. We set the computer of our being to tune into this perception and to omit, delete, or even simply overlook that which takes us out of that state of gratitude. (Side note: this process takes practice. Like anything... you need to put in the work but as you practice anything, it becomes easier.)
The process I like to use is called Priming. Tony Robbins uses this system, therefore I use this system. I could take the rest of this newsletter to explain it... or you can follow this simple video. It will tune you to Gratitude and you will be happy to see how long it will last into your day! (Josephene and I do it first thing... most days.)
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 …