Wishing you and your family a happy holiday season!
It’s the end of the year and the end of a decade!! We’ve seen a lot in the last 10 years, and it feels these past several years, in particular, have brought a growing unease about our national discourse, the state of the world, and the impact of climate change. All of these things do impact our health and well-being!
A quick survey of history will let us know, however, that we are not the first humans to face adversity! Nonetheless, stress, whether in our personal lives or from societal concerns, takes it’s toll. The good news is that we do have some tools to combat this.
Exercise has certainly been shown repeatedly to help with not only stress management, but also with the healthy functioning of every aspect of our bodies: brain/mind, heart, lungs, gut, joints, and spine!
More and more, people are turning to the various meditative traditions as well – to gain not only peace of mind through turbulent times, but also to improve our physical health. Studies have shown that regular meditation (as little as 10 minutes daily) can help a variety of conditions including high blood pressure, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, and pain management. Many meditative traditions also provide a way to find meaning through inner reflection, and as a way to improve our interactions with the world and people around us.
Which brings us to the importance of community and fellowship – especially during the holiday season. We know that having a strong social network is important as we age. There has also been a lot of discussion about what makes a meaningful community in this day and age of virtual interactions and social media.
The holidays in particular make us appreciate the importance of family and friends, as we come together to celebrate and share. It is also a time to realize that many people may not have that – and I encourage us all to reach out to each other, invite someone who may not have somewhere to go, and extend holiday greetings beyond our usual circles.
Wishing everyone a happy holiday season! Welcome 2020!
Wellscape holiday hours
Wellscape will be closed for scheduled appointments on
Tuesday Dec. 24, 2019; Wednesday, Dec 25, 2019; and Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020.
Please call if you are having an urgent issue.
Of course, if you are having an emergency,
call 911 or get to the closest Emergency Department.
Fitbit Plus ending
For those of you who use Fitbit Plus (formerly Twine), we will no longer have access to that platform as of January 31, 2020. I will ask everyone to use Spruce for secure text messaging. If you’re interested in recording data or plans of action, I can work with you to find an appropriate app – just let me know!
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