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Changing the World seems like an inundated task for one person. But if everyone works together to make small changes synergy kicks in and great strides can be made.
I recently lost a high school friend to domestic violence and alcohol abuse.
Coming from a very small community these things just don’t happen in our lives. The reality has struck however that YES domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse is a very real thing in our world and even right here in our own backyards.
My friend and I had drifted apart through the years, but I always remembered the “spunk and fire” personality she had in high school.
After graduating I settled down to have a family she went off to the Navy. She returned from the Navy to the small town I live in and along with her was her son who was my youngest son’s age. They grew up together and became great friends and remain great friends today.
Even though we had drifted apart her death has left a huge hole in my heart that possibly I could have done something different along the way to help her choose a different path.
In searching for some music for a prayer vigil for her I came across this song, “Try to Change the World“, and I find it very fitting to apply to my life in general. It is up to us to “Try to Change the World”!
With drug abuse at it’s highest levels ever we are losing our children left and right. Many of these cases are directly related to the common use of prescription drugs. Chiropractic has always said NO to Drugs. We need to continue to preach that crusade.
The time is now to “Try to Change the World”!
Will you do your part?
Audio: Try to Change the World by Johnny Reid
Are you tired of the same ole’ thing for dinner each and every night?
At my nephew’s ball game last night my sister brought up the topic of eating the same things over and over for dinner and asked whether any of us moms, aunts or grandmas had any ideas for something new to eat for the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend.
The “Googler” that I am I thought I’d try to find something for her, and me as well, as my family is getting pretty bored too.
Here are some recipes I found that had been shared by the chiropractic profession from across our great country.
- Dr. John Piazza’s blog: Have-a-healthy-fourth-of-july-with-these-recipes/
- Pfaff Chiropractic: food-for-fuel/new-weekly-recipes/fourth-of-july-recipes.html
- Myers Chiropractic Facebook Page shared the following link: homemaderecipes.com/19-easy-4th-of-july-recipes/
- Well of Life Center: welloflifecenter.com/2011/06/creamy-coleslaw/
Enjoy, be safe and may your 4th be a “blast”!
My children are all well beyond the age of grade school, however as I reflect back to those dog days of summer when they were much younger/littler I can empathize with parents now a days as to what you can do to keep them busy and out of trouble.
Put away the ipads and tablets and other electronic gadgets and get out the craft supplies.
Care.com has come up with 62 Summer Crafts for kids. For details visit their web-site: Care.com
Chiropractic Assistants are a special kind of people. They may never have any had any experience being a mother but yet tend to the children of their patients and love unconditionally all that cross their path. Snuggling the babies, reading to the toddlers and playing games in the reception room. Keeping them occupied and comfortable while mom and dad get adjusted.
Wishing all our Chiropractic Assistants a Happy Mother’s Day for all the care and concern they provide to their patients and their “littles”.
Kudos to all of you!
Earth Day will be celebrated around the world on Friday, April 22nd. While the celebration and awareness is focused on one day, it truly is an on going effort to conserve energy and strive to protect our environment.
The philosophy of Chiropractic and Earth Day have always gone hand in hand when it comes to living naturally.
The time is now to plan your Earth Day event for your office. How will you spread the word?
Here are some ideas:
- Community Cleanup: Organize a garbage pickup day.
- Community Tree planting: donate and plant a tree in a local park. Invite your patients to the hole digging.
- Classroom Talks: Schedule educational talks at local schools
- Fun Walk/Run: Organize or Participate in a Fun Walk/Run as an office team.
There are many other great ideas you just need to do a little brainstorming and planning with your team.
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Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, at least in the community I come from. I always look forward to gathering with family and friends for the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner complete with warm dinner rolls with butter oozing out of them. YUM.
My recently dietary guidelines certainly don’t include that type of a menu so I did some research to see find the nutritional value of a corned beef and cabbage meal and what other options I might have.
Here’s what I found.
Living Strong recommends limiting this to special holidays and not making a regular habit of eating corned beef. Corned beef is high in sodium and some cuts are higher in fat. Cabbage is low in fat and high in vitamins especially C which is an antioxidant that promotes healthy immune system. With portion control I can live with this.
Including a recipe, Calorie Count indicates 3oz of corned beef has 321 calories which isn’t too bad if you are just counting calories. Add in the potatoes, carrots, cabbage, dinner rolls, butter, and dessert… well, you might need to go for a walk after dinner.
Would you consider a healthy alternative all together? Try Eating Well’s Squash and Leek Lasagna, Warm Apple-Cabbage Salad and Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread. All three for a total calorie count of 510. And much healthier choices.
If Spring is breaking in your area you may still want to go for a St. Patrick’s Day stroll.
This is a favorite blessing my grandmother used to share with us each and every St. Patrick’s Day and even in between throughout the year.
An Old Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to each and everyone of you!
David Michel will be speaking on Friday, April 8th from 9:30 – 11:30 at Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend.
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