Springtime (not officially, but Mother Nature has decided it is) in the Rockies is utterly wonderful! Crisp morning, sunshine, snow-capped peaks, cool evenings… everything about it is wonderful! I am so grateful for being able to walk to work, produce some Vitamin D, smile, laugh in the rays and enjoy nature’s beauty!
This weekend I attended an amazing Pediatric Neurology seminar. I learned applicable things for my practice and for my life. We discussed the importance of social connections on the human brain (adult and pediatric), and the importance of right brain activities (creativity, fun, play) on brain and nervous system development and health. We discussed some alarming statistics (kids ages 13-18 spend almost 9 hours a day on entertainment “media”, over 1million kids under the age of 5 are on psychiatric drugs, etc) and talked about how all of this needs to change. It was a great seminar and I am truly excited to help my patients, friends and my family love better, feel better and become more connected and alive!
We also had a lot of fun with a good friend and their wonderful family. I am grateful!
Throughout our home, we have some very positive and uplifting signs. My wife made quite a few of them, others we have purchased through the years. I am grateful for them, and for the reminders to CHOOSE my day and forge my life 🙂
This weekend we had the distinct pleasure of attending the Mat Kearny concert with 2 great friends. We had an amazing dinner before hand, talked about life, our children and laughed…a lot. The concert was fantastic and uplifting. I am so grateful for the wonderful people in our lives and the amazing times we share!
This morning at our meeting at work, Jessica (Office Manager of Lindeman Chiropractic) read a quote about the importance of taking some time to brag/realize our accomplishments.
I am grateful for the reminders to notice (in the midst of trying to improve/grow) how awesome life already is!
You can read more about it on this post
When we were in Estes Park last weekend, Sheri bought me this mug (I swear I didn’t pull a Michael Scott and buy it myself).
I am grateful for the little gifts we get each other as tokens of our love :-).
I also am grateful for this great creamer
It is yummy!
A couple years ago, I began my foray into forging my days rather than just letting them happen. I have experimented with different planners and I love the Best Self Planner. It is simple, easy to use, contains some great quotes and has room for morning and evening gratitude. Every morning, as part of my routine, I take some time to plan my day (not just with “things to do” but with inspiration goals as well), check in on my plans for the week and the quarter and re-affirm my purpose. There is a spot on every daily page for writing out your mission/purpose. In the evening before bed, I open it back up, sit in my (squeaky) chair in our bedroom, and check back in to see how I did for the day. There is a section for “lessons learned” aka things I can improve upon and a section for 3 gratitudes from the day. It is great and I am truly thankful for this great tool.
Also, it came with a dry erase 13 week calendar we use at work for our morning meetings. We write weekly and daily # goals, but also what we are working on as team and individually and we check back in/grade ourselves the following morning, it is a great way to start the work day too!