On Line Book club

One of my patients recently asked me to start a book club. I have always wanted to. Here and there I have joined them and for one reason or another they have not worked out. This week I will be attempting again. Thank you!

As it turns out it is really hard to get a bunch of people together in the same room at the same time. I sent out the email with the date and within five seconds I got an email from my daughter’s school about college night. It was the same night as the first book club meeting so I already had to change the date. (For those who don’t know me I have identical twin daughters who are seniors in two different high schools and one daughter who is a junior in college). Thankfully, since I already went through this process once it’s a bit easier this time even though it is double.  Yet, I still felt that I needed to go to that meeting because every year is different let alone every school.

Anyway, the first meeting is this week for the book club! I decided to post the books we will be reading in case anyone wants to join on line! The first book is The Power of  Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy. It was written in the 60’s but I think it is really a blue print for other books in that genre that came later.  Many people I have read, reference this book and give a lot of credit to it for helping them get where they wanted to go.

I read this book in the 1980’s some time and I am re-reading it. It is so interesting to revisit it in my 50’s. I see the shift in my priorities but the essence of the ideas hold up as well as ever. While it’s almost like reading a different book there are many ideas that I really incorporated into my life. My favorite being about viewing from the end.

I hope the readers of this blog will read the book and post about their experiences.  Reading in this genre has always been appealing to chiropractors.  Since we emphasize that stress can be emotional as well as chemical and physical it is important to feed your mind positive information.

As my husband (not a chiropractor) always says, “If you lift yourself up, you can see a bigger picture.” I like that quote. It works literally and metaphorically.

XO’s

Posted in Book Club, Uncategorized at September 24th, 2013. No Comments.

FitBit

Several people have shared with me their love for the FitBit and I finally got one. I love my FitBit too. I didn’t realize before I got it how inherently lazy I was. I think of myself as an avid exerciser. I have been working out since my first year of college, before the freshman 15 had a name, but that was why.

I thought I walked a lot in the city. My first day with the FitBit I had to go to a meeting on 28th Street from Tribeca. I looked up the route on google maps to see how long it would take so I wouldn’t be late. To my surprise it was only a 2 mile walk. Normally that was a subway ride or even a justifiable cab since I had to go on the 6 train and I’m closest to the 1 or ACE. It was a gorgeous summer night and I arrived on time, maybe even a bit earlier than if I had taken the train because I would have left later.

When the opportunity to walk the shorter distance presented itself I always automatically took it. I think thought I was always saving time by taking the shorter route. Yet when the elevator wasn’t there I waited for it. That’s not time saving so there goes that theory. Now I take the stairs.

It has changed me from what I thought was a pretty motivated exerciser to a really motivated one. Everyday I work to get those 10,000 steps. Somedays it’s simple and I go way beyond to more than double and some days not. It’s okay. I average over 70,000 each week. I can live with that.

There are so many other benefits. My favorite being the sleep tracker. I love to see how long I have slept. I have become competitive with myself to get 8 hours. I feel so much better well rested.

You can track your weight, your food, your activity. I figure if what Ralph Waldo Emerson says is true, “you become what you think about all day long,” you might as well focus on your health.

Posted in Product Recommendations at September 13th, 2013. No Comments.

Everybody Eats Bakery

One of my patients, was telling us about this great bakery in Gowanus,  Everybody Eats, Inc. She had to get a cake for her son to bring to school for his birthday that accommodated the various allergies in the class. The search for a gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free cake found her walking 45 minutes from her house to this bakery. “I’m a great mom. I should get mom of the year award.”

So, I went to check it out myself with my family.  The owners are extremely lovely. We were greeted with warm chocolate chip cookies and I splurged on one. We bought bagels, pizza crust, and some rolls. Although I try to keep my carbs low I was  not feeling too guilty. These products can be frozen and eaten whenever you’re ready to eat them. Everybody Eats is a great find. Go check it out!

Posted in Food at September 4th, 2013. No Comments.