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You’re Invited!

save the date! 2/21/2015
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We’re having a celebration! Please join us the afternoon of February 21, 2015 from 3.30 -5.30pm as we welcome in the Lunar New Year and celebrate our wonderful clients!

Check out our evite and please RSVP if you’ll be coming so we can provide adequate refreshments!

Looking forward to seeing you!

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Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain – NYTimes.com

I hope you’ve got good get out of town plans for Labor Day weekend.  It’s important.  As I mentioned in my recent blog about getting off the grid, there is something so important about unplugging from technology, not receiving calls and emails, and just being for a few days.  I know it sounds like a luxury, but it’s more than that – it’s essential for your brain and your body.  I promise you’ll be more productive when you return!

“THIS month, many Americans will take time off from work to go on vacation, catch up on household projects and simply be with family and friends. And many of us will feel guilty for doing so. We will worry about all of the emails piling up at work, and in many cases continue to compulsively check email during our precious time off.

But beware the false break. Make sure you have a real one….If we can train ourselves to take regular vacations — true vacations without work — and to set aside time for naps and contemplation, we will be in a more powerful position to start solving some of the world’s big problems. And to be happier and well rested while we’re doing it.”

-via Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain – NYTimes.com.

 

Related posts: The Busy Trap, Relax, You’ll Be More Productive, Off the Grid

 

Off the grid

I got out of Portland for the weekend and spent three great days out in nature, camping, hiking, taking photos and spending time with friends.  I think it’s really important to plan time off the grid – away from phones and computers.  Every time I do it, I wonder why I don’t do it more often.

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I think it’s so easy to get caught up in technology and it’s promise of faster/easier/more  and to not be aware of the stress it brings. Of always being on and reachable and expected to respond.  I never think it impacts me that much until I go a few days without it and find out how much more relaxed and less stressed I am.

DSC_0267Getting away from it all is such a nice reset – I come back feeling refreshed and relaxed and ready to get back to it!  The clean air, the sounds of nature (in my case the McKenzie River flowing by), waking up with the sunshine, playing in the dirt – it’s all part of self-care and healing to both your mind and body.   If you haven’t done it yet this summer, make some time to get out in nature and get away from technology and let me know how you feel when you get back!

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What’s your favorite way to reset? 

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Dear patients,

I've got your back

 

So happy to know you, grateful to be entrusted with your care and beyond appreciative for the kind words and referrals.   Thank you for taking care of yourself.

(anatomical) hearts and flowers,
~Alexis

 

ps – if you love the anatomically themed valentines, check out more of Carrie Martin’s designs.