Holiday Season

It’s the holiday season again. This year has been one of many changes in our practice. Hopefully, we emerge better because of them. The Chinese symbol for change is two characters..opportunity and peril.

This new year – let changes happen to open your view of the world, to enhance your perspective of nature and to enliven your life. Every choice we make leads us down a path. Don’t let fear of uncertainty rule your life. Embrace the opportunity fraught with peril.
Wishing each of us a healthy, loving and prosperous 2013!

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Violence

The recent shootings of children and teachers gives pause to us all. We must look at this violent aspect of our culture. USA has 87 gun related deaths each day.

If you have a gun in your home, it is more likely to be used by a teenager in a suicide than to thwart off an invader. We must reevaluate our need to possess guns.

The second amendment was written by men who owned slaves, treated women as chattel and lived with and in  violence. Times have changed and so too must our culture.

The loss of a child is so horrific that we have no word for the surviving parent….we use the words orphan, widow, widower…but there is no word for a parent who has lost a child. And in the case of the murder of your child..the only word I can come up with is ¬†‘senseless.’
How can we allow this to continue in our society?

Please write your representatives and demand gun laws and gun enforcement laws.

Annandale Women and Family Center
2839 Duke Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(703) 751-4702
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Habits

Many of my patients tell me they do not have time to exercise.
Actually, (no sarcasm intended) all we have is time. It’s how we prioritize the use of our time that matters.

When you were small, your parents had to force you to brush your teeth…remember? But, now you would not leave the house without brushing..right? That’s because you have developed a habit of teeth brushing. You can also develop a habit of exercising.
To maintain a healthy self – physical, emotional and spiritual – we need 30 minutes of exercise everyday. Try two 15 minute walks to start. If you drive to work, park 15 minutes from your workplace. Do this for 8 weeks and you will have developed a ‘habit’ of exercise.

Actions become habits ..habits become character..character becomes your destiny. Your destiny could be a healthy and happier you.

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Global warming

It’s December here in the Metro DC area; yet the temperature today hovered at 60 F. We have to stop and think – do we really want our great grandchildren to live in a world without trees and butterflies and frogs? What are we doing to stop the huge carbon footprint most Americans are leaving? Are we walking instead of driving? Buying local produce instead of interstate transported? Is that enough? The biggest problem continues to be the fossil fuel industry. We need to stop the demand and therefore the production of these fuels.
Look at your stock portfolio…do you have any stocks of the fossil fuel companies? Does your 401 invest in fossil fuels? Take your money out of their hands. If enough of us do this, they will begin to get the message and put $$ and research into renewable energy. We need to shut down the profit of fossil fuel.
Then – we will see very positive changes that will improve the outlook of our world and its future.

Annandale Women and Family Center
2839 Duke Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(703) 751-4702
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