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GRATITUDE

Do you want to be happier, healthier, and an all-around better person??  THERE’S A WAY that is FREE, easy, and totally up to YOU!!  It’s GRATITUDE!

 

Gratitude is much more than saying “thanks.”  It’s a way of seeing the world.  And with practice we can train ourselves to feel gratitude more frequently and powerfully!  There is clear scientific evidence that practicing gratitude is good for you and your loved ones.  People who practice being GRATEFUL get sick less, have healthier hearts, exercise more and sleep better.  GRATEFUL people are more OPTIMISTIC, overcome adversity better, and find greater JOY in life.  Grateful people are more generous with their time and money, are more forgiving, and build better relationships with loved ones.

So how do we become grateful?  Just like exercise builds muscles, we can build our gratitude muscle by consciously practicing gratitude!  As you do more, it becomes less conscious and a part of who you are!  So write a letter to someone letting them know why you’re grateful for them, think about blessings you may take for granted, maybe start a gratitude journal of all the little things that make you happy!  This month of Thanksgiving is the perfect month to get started!!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS:

Delivered – A workshop on pregnancy and birth

In Office – Bright Futures Family Chiropractic

Saturday November 11 at 10:00 am

 If you are expecting a new little one or know someone who is, you will not want to miss this workshop! Delivered is a workshop centered on educating, empowering, and encouraging women to PLAN and ACHIEVE their optimal birth. Our goal is to encourage women to “take the wheel” on what will be one of the most meaningful journeys of their lives.

This workshop will help those who are expecting understand how “common” choices in pregnancy and birth are leading to more interventions and the long-term effects those interventions may have on the health of our children. We will discuss the realties of these interventions that others may not, and discuss alternatives and ACTION STEPS to achieve the birth experience and have the healthy, happy baby they desire!

 

Check out the event on our Facebook page (click here) or ask the front desk for more information!

 

Leaves of Gratitude

Help us decorate the office this month!!  Grab some leaves and markers out of the basket in the office and write down what YOU’RE grateful for.  We’ll hang the leaves – the more the better!!  Help us spread gratitude throughout the office and show that the more we think about and practice gratitude the more positivity will shine through us all!!

 

Perfect Storm – On-Line Edition:

If you haven’t had a chance to see Dr. Stephanie present this information live, click on this link for a video of Dr. Stephane presenting The Perfect Storm.  Listen, learn & enjoy!  Although the workshop is geared toward children – specifically children with neurodevelopmental disorders – the neurological pathways discussed are applicable to all ages (potentially even more so in adults, who may have been exposed to the stressors for much longer periods of time).  Why do we keep pushing this?  BECAUSE THE INFORMATION IS SO IMPORTANT TO YOU, YOUR FAMILY, AND GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CARE!

 

OFFICE CLOSURES/SPECIAL HOURS

To account for the Halloween closure, the office will be OPEN on Wednesday November 1 from 3-6.

 

The office will also be OPEN for a FULL DAY on Tuesday November 21 from 9:00 – 5:30

The office will also be OPEN for a FULL DAY on Wednesday November 22 from 9:00 – 5:30

The office will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving (Thursday November 23) the Friday following Thanksgiving (November 24)

 

Thanks as always for your flexibility and feedback!!  We are here for YOU!

Chiropractic Corner:

Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems

No doubt you’ve heard Dr. Stephanie talk about the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems but what is their function, and how do they work?  Is there a reason they’re included in the monthly newsletter with GRATITUDE?

The sympathetic nervous system prepares the body for intense physical activity and is often referred to as the fight-or-flight response. The parasympathetic nervous system has almost the exact opposite effect and relaxes the body and inhibits or slows many high energy functions.  So what does that really mean?

The sympathetic and parasympathetic are two branches of the autonomic nervous system.  Both supply nerve impulses to the heart. The sympathetic (fight or flight), becomes more active when needed. Stimulation willincrease the heart rate and force of contractions.  The parasympathetic (resting and digesting) this branch is more active.  Stimulation decreases the heart rate without directly changing force of contraction.  When imbalances occur between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, our health suffers.

There are several ways to restore the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, including dietary, exercise and lifestyle modifications.  While dietary and exercise might be obvious, lifestyle changes, including incorporating an attitude of GRATITUDE can have the deepest, longest lasting positive impact!

 

COMMUNITY CONNECTION: Teen Challenge Women’s Home

 

Teen Challenge Cincinnati Women’s Home provides a safe environment for ALL women.  Many of these women are pregnant and range in age from 18-40 years old.  The serene, faith-based residential setting is a home for women in desperate circumstances – addiction, jail, destructive relationships, destitute, etc.  One of our beloved, long-time BFFC tribe members is a counselor at this facility and she really pours herself into helping these women.  We asked her how we can help in this season of giving and gratitude.  We have set up a donation bin for our tribe members that are able, to help out.  This is not a contest, we will not be tracking who donates and we don’t want to ask for anything you can’t freely give.  We just as those that are able to check out the “shopping” list that our tribe member has provided and help out this great facility that helps so many women in need see that a brighter future is possible.

 

There will be a bin with the “shopping list” attached in the waiting room all month, and you can ask the front desk for more details.  To learn about this crucial facility, check out their website here.  THANK YOU!!

 

October Chalkboard/Pictures From Past Events

 

 

 

GRATITUDE

The more you the more you think about and express gratitude for what you are grateful for in life, the more you’ll teach your mind a new way of thinking. Your outlook on life will become more positive and you’ll feel a deeper sense of connection with those around you. And you’ll discover the sheer beauty that already exists in your life.