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Latest News From Charmaine: December 2017

Greetings all,December 2017

Can anybody tell me where the year has gone?  Just the other day we were in Summer, and now we are on a very rapid path to December 31 and onward to 2018!

Just a gentle reminder that we will be out of the office 12/21/17-1/1/2018 and back on Tuesday 1/2/2018.  Alfred turns one just about Christmas time so we are off to celebrate with him and the parents.

As you mentally get ready for the Holiday season, make a serious effort to evaluate some of the things that you have been doing for years and ask yourself if it still gives you pleasure…if not – toss it, and, if someone complains, explain that you don’t get the joy anymore and offer them the opportunity to step up if they feel they want to see it continue (most of the time they will let it go when they discover the work involved!).  We tend to hang on to traditions that suck the joy out of this time and life is too freakin’ short for that.

Also, mentally check your intention for next year…see if it still resonates…and then… GO FOR IT…keep it simple and do-able, so that you don’t give up by the third week of January…many Gym clubs make a killing from failed New Years’ Resolutions not kept.

 

Latest News from Charmaine: August 2016: Vacations!

charmaine at tournamentGreetings all,

Are you vacationing or have you this year?

We hope so. Who doesn’t like to go on vacation? Summertime is the best time to go on vacation. So is the winter. So are the fall and spring. OK, any time is the best time to go on vacation. It’s always good to let go of day-to-day worries and cares and nurture ourselves.

It is NOT a badge of honor to declare I don’t need vacations or haven’t been on one for years…your body is probably sending you all sorts of “impertinent” memos in the  form of aches and pains and feeling less than 100%. You CANNOT drive a car on fumes,- so why think you can do that to your body.  RECHARGE/VACATION!!!!!!

Sages have said that we should spend a little time each day going on vacation. Every day we should do something that we especially love to do, something that’s deeply true to our purpose in life. Whether that’s making music, meditating, praying, exploring, learning, sharing heartfelt time with someone or another healthy diversion, it should be done every day. Why? So our lives will have balance.

So if you’re on vacation (or soon will be) remember to take that feeling home with you when you return to your “regular” life. Remember to keep a little place in your heart and mind where you’ll feel a release from stress and joy in nature, where you feel happiness and a little carefree. You just need to do a little – it’ll keep you warm on cold winter nights and keep you cool on hot summer evenings.

And THANKS for letting us give you a little respite by caring for you and your family – letting the stress out and the healing in.

Enjoy the summer and remember…. as the kids go back to school and get into sports…chiropractic care will keep them functioning at their best!!!

See you on the table, on the yoga mat, under the barbells or just walking around town!

Latest News from Charmaine: July 2016: Summer!

Greetings all,

We now can officially say it is summer. All the hoopla of family, friends, vacations, BBQs, sunshine, festivities, suntans and mosquitoes ( or maybe the lack of them so far this year) all mixed into one messy bundle.

In June, Dr. Ray and I celebrated 35 years (each) in Chiropractic practice, having graduated together in the Summer of 1980. Daughter Damaris graduated 6 years ago almost to the day and has firmly established herself in Norway in a great practice.

Next month I defend my Michigan Senior Olympics powerlifting records and then I am off to Norway for a week to help daughter Damaris with re-organizing their house post some fairly extensive renovation work and to prepare for December’s bundle of joy.

I leave you in the hands of Dr. Ray and Sophia while I am gone.

At the end of September we will be taking a break from the office as both Dr. Damaris and I will be attending a conference in Milan Italy the last weekend in September and we are adding our belated Summer break to that time…So make a note in your calendars now…

The office will be closed 9/23 through 10/2

We will have extra hours Thursday morning 9/22.

Make this a great Summer and feel free to share any of your recipes or holiday experiences with us.

See you in the office, on the mat, under the barbells or maybe at the Farmers Markets!

Dr.’s Ray and Charmaine and Sophia, too!

Latest News from Charmaine: March 2016

Greetings all,

Spring is playing coy with her deliciously warm, “springy” days and smells ( let’s pretend we didn’t see the mud, shall we?).

Avoid being a Weekend Warrior

Garden dreams will slowly begin to take shape and it is always important that you don’t dive head first (literally and figuratively, LOL) into you projects. Plan them out so the right tools are handy and remember- that while the temptation is there to kill the project …..ROME was not built in a day and weekend warriors pay a heavy price for wayyyyy too much enthusiasm!!

class on growing sproutsClass on Sprouts

As the first buds of spring make their presence known, fresh garden greenery is a ways off and so I am thinking of having a class April 11 (post school vacation break) on growing micro greens and sprouts for your health and for a jump start on the garden. Class will be at 7pm in the office and run for about 1.5hours and will cost $5.00. You will walk away with a tray of started greens, some seeds and the wherewithal to keep yourself and your family with a steady supply of fresh greens. Class size will be limited to 8 people and pre-booking and payment is essential. Please contact me personally or call our office at 517-627-4547.

Enjoy Spring

Meanwhile, enjoy the arrival of spring in all her wonderment.

Make sure you get checked and adjusted so that you can enjoy spring and see you in the office, on the mat or under the barbells!

 A little P.S.

charmaine at tournamentI placed first in my age group at the State Powerlifting Meet March 13th squat (80kg Bench 50kg- a personal best) and dead lift (100kg).