God, the universe or
whichever you consider to be your god: you speak good and it’ll be good.
One of the keys for being happy in life is acknowledging
what you have and be grateful; be grateful and it will open doors. Express
your gratefulness throughout the day, and see the changes.
It’s easier to appreciate when we don’t take things for
granted. Be grateful for the waiter serving you coffee; the cashier at the
market; your spouse who made you breakfast. Even if this is their job, when you
give appreciation and gratefulness life is better. It is all a matter of
This week task: make it a habit to
tell people thank you, express your appreciation sincerely and without the
expectation of anything in return. Remember when you don’t take anything for
granted, even the smallest thing is worth your gratitude.
where your thoughts are, so make sure your thoughts are where you want to be:
Our mind often could shift in to negative thoughts: think good it will be good
Get there by being aware of your thought; we have the power to do so. First step: accepting the facts of life.
Example: if you are frustrated, stuck in traffic listen to your favorite shows or music. Take the time to organize your thoughts. All it takes is to practice accepting the facts in the most positive state of mind.
Remember your own your own mind and not the opposite! So take the time to practice and be patient with it.
The task this week: practice all of the above as you wake up in the morning with gratitude and good attitude; with the first mission to list 5 things that you are grateful for; even if it’s the smallest thing you have endured or experienced. With that attitude it is easy to implement this task.
That maybe life has the potential to be easier and more fulfilling? Because, you have to potential to be happier? I’m sure you heard the term Mind-Body-Spirit Alignment. Sounds good right? Like it will solve all the problems..
But what is it and how do I get there…. because we all want to be healthy, be happy, be energetic, wake up with a big smile and be ready to enjoy the day. The truth is that most of us do not feel this way and most likely closer to the opposite end; nonetheless the kids who refuse to get dressed in the morning, driving through traffic on the way to work, the boss that does not seems too appreciative and the spouse who always find what to complaint about…
So between all the above, where do we even start the journey for gratitude?
First thing first: Take a deep breath and remind yourself that you are doing the best you can….Wherever you are right now is exactly where you should be. Additionally remind yourself that every journey starts with one step, even the smallest tiny step is getting you closer to the destination.
Every week I’m going to share with you a small
step, something very doable that you can start practicing right away.
The first step for today is MAKE A DECISION!
Look into your eyes in the mirror and say out loud : I’m willing to change!
Now see what comes up, what thoughts are coming to the surface (this is nonsense, it’s not going to work etc…) watch the resistance.
Now remember, the journey will not allways be
How can a chiropractic adjustment can help me? So the answer is that daily chiropractic adjustments have helped many patients. How it helps differs from person to person. Because people come in various shapes, sizes and conditions daily.
If you took a poll, you would discover that people fall into two categories. One, never experienced the benefits of chiropractic treatment; or two, they have already experienced the benefits.
Chiropractic adjustments make corrections to misalignments. So, the technical term is a patient may have a vertebral subluxation (misalignment).
Going to the chiropractor for preventive care is as important as going to the dentist. And you may not feel pain. So, preventive chiropractic treatment are vital for your overall optimal health. Because it is important become self-educated regarding our health.
Improve your posture. Sometimes we forget to remember to maintain our posture and slouch; so below are a few steps to keep in mind to help your body function better.
The human body has a specific design so good posture follows that design. It is not that hard to have good posture.
Below are steps to that assist in obtaining and to improve your posture while standing
1. Find your center because proper standing posture is about alignment and balance; and it also lends an air of confidence. Tips for achieving the correct upright posture:
place your feet about shoulder width apart
stand up straight
rotating the top of the pelvis forward slightly because it brings pelvis to a neutral position
thigh bones move under the hips
don’t lock your knees
the arch of the lower back supports the rest of the spine
2. Keep your weight on the balls of your feet; because when you rest on your heels, your natural tendency will be to slouch.
3. Keep your shoulders squared.
4. Pull your head back and up. Picture yourself reaching for the ceiling with the top of your head. Keep your head square on top of the neck and spine as you pull your head back and up. Because this will not only will this improve your posture, you will look taller and leaner, too. Try it!
Teach your body what it feels like to have good posture. Stand with your back against a door or wall, with the back of your head, your shoulders, and your butt just touching it. If it feels awkward and uncomfortable, don’t worry because as you develop good posture habits and train your body, it will feel uncomfortable to not stand this way.
Good posture starts with a strong core; and weak core muscles are common for people with low back pain. Because poor posture can make back pain worse. Core-strengthening exercises may help ease and prevent low back pain and will improve your posture.
Call us for an appointment to assess your posture.
Acupuncture is based on Asian medicine; which has been in existence for thousands of years. The purpose of acupuncture is to preserve health along with diagnose, treat and prevent illness.
Acupuncture can restore proper balance to the Qi (pronounced “chee”) through a network of channels or meridians which are connected to all parts of the body including your organs.
The potential benefits of acupuncture include:
increasing peripheral circulation
augmenting skin and muscle blood flow
decreasing heart rate
reducing elevated blood pressure
helping autonomic nervous system
boosting immune function
balancing reproductive hormones
Other benefits of acupuncture are:
very few side effects
very effective combination treatment (such as with chiropractic treatment)
help patients who do not respond to pain medications or do not wish to take pain medications
Treatments such as acupressure, auriculotherapy, herbal medicine, therapeutic cupping, Gua Sha, moxibustion, Tui Na, and nutritional modification are known to be beneficial when accompanied with acupuncture.
Your posture is the natural position we hold our bodies while standing, sitting or lying down. Your personal posture directly affects your health. If you have good posture, your posture has correct alignment with the right amount of muscle tension balanced against gravity. Proper posture helps you keep your muscles, ligaments, bones and internal organs in their natural position. When your posture is out of balance or misaligned the pressure on your spine and neural muscular skeletal frame increases; and can lead to tension, soreness, headaches, back pain and variety of other symptoms. The first step is educating yourself and then taking steps to address your posture.
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