The Holidays are officially upon us…

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I usually remind my patients at this time of year not to forget your dynamics
of life…in other words: Self, Family, Spirit, Work and Community. We tend to
run around with our heads chopped off this time of year, doing too much and
really for what! If we lead with our divine will and pay attention to what
really is important, self, family and spirit, we feel better!

Taking care of ourselves does not come easy to most. But if we do not, then we
become vulnerable to illness, which dominoes into all other areas of life. I
tell my patients that if you are not having fun, or you are getting stressed, do
not participate! Say NO. This time of year is amazing and full of traditions for
all to enjoy. Slow down and enjoy them. The holidays can also be sad for those
who have experienced loss. All the more reason to take care of yourself.

One of the easiest and simple ways to improve your health a well-being is to
give thanks. This IS what Thanksgiving is all about!
GRATITUDE is one of the most passionate, transformative forces in the universe.
When we offer thanks to a higher being, or to another human being…gratitude
rewards us with renewal, reflection and reconnection. Gratitude bestows
reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday miracles…those transcendent
moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.

Gratitude holds us together if we are falling apart. Ironically, gratitude’s
most powerful mysteries are often revealed when we are in the midst of personal
struggle. It is easy to be thankful when life “hums” along. But take a
moment everyday…and either say or write down what you are thankful for…you
will be amazed at how this makes you feel and eventually transforms your life.

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