Formerly Shea Family Chiropractic

Accountability isn’t something that comes naturally to anyone.  It’s a skill that you work on daily. Holding ourselves accountable for our diets, health, and overall wellness goes a long way! If everyone held themselves accountable for their overall wellness we would live in a much healthier, and happier world. What if you ate wholesome healthy foods. What if you were active everyday? What if you dedicated time to listening to your body? Turn the “What If” into I Will! Think about how your body would feel. Think about the mental strength and clarity you would gain. Start saying I will instead of what if and I guarantee your life will change for the better! Say I will be a part of a healthier happier community. It’s never too late to start caring for your mind and body, so start today and set an example for your family, your friends, and even your coworkers by holding yourself accountable everyday!  ~Myriah

Podcast I am hearing: The Less Doing Podcast by Ari Meisel Do you have 5-10 min?  Would you be interested in learning a ton of quality personal and business principles?  Meisel is a business coach that has been producing a podcast that turns out short episodes that are packed with solid content.  I love the short nature of these segments as well as the overarching theme of creating redundancy and replaceability in a business. Book I am hearing: The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker Lately I have been looking to increase my productivity without increasing the amount of time it takes to get the work done.  To that end, I picked up the Audible version of The Effective Executive.  Drucker believes that becoming effective is a learned behavior and is a collaboration of choosing one thing to focus on, time blocking, eliminating pointless meetings, making swift decisions and remaining disciplined.   This book was written in the 1950's however remains a classic for anyone looking to increase their contribution to an organization. Quote I am loving: "It is more productive to convert an opportunity into results than to solve a problem, which only restores the equilibrium of yesterday. " ~ Peter Drucker in The Effective Executive Do you ever feel like you don't have time to actually work on the things that will push you in the direction you want to go? Are you stuck just barely getting the grunt work done?  I believe this is a common problem that I have faced over my professional career.  Until you can decide to make one thing a priority and refuse to start anything else before that one thing is accomplished, you will always feel inhibited.  Identify what you want to achieve, block out the time to get it done and stop everything else you normally do until it is accomplished! --- Have a kick ass week everyone! In Health, Dr. Devin Shea, DC

Garden I am planting:  Side Yard Planter Boxes Do you have a green thumb?  Or, would you like a great project for your kids?  Have you noticed that Spring is finally here?  This week my boys and I replanted the planter boxes on the side of our home.  We are so excited to see continued growth in our grape vine, passion fruit, mint, lime, mandarin oranges, kumquat and tomatoes.  This year we have added basil, cucumber and a few other herbs for cooking.  Whether you have a large property or a single pot, I believe that getting in touch with the miracle of nature is good for the soul.  Let me know what you guys are planting and harvesting.  If we have anything that over produces in the next few months I will bring into the office any surplus for you guys to grab! Dessert I am craving: Honey Mama's Cocoa Truffle Bar Are you a chocolate lover but are looking to keep on track with your diet?  This is my new obsession.  Shana (our massage therapist at Aligned Life) kindly gifted me my first Truffle Bar on my birthday last week.  These desserts have five simple ingredients.  They are free of refined sugar, gluten and grains, soy, eggs and dairy.  I know, you are thinking that they taste a little like vomit.  Not so!  These are incredible.  They come in nine flavors.  My favorite so far is "Original Dutch".  Make sure to keep them refrigerated.  Please do not sleep on this one! Quote I am repeating: "The deep roots never doubt spring will come." ~ Marty Rubin In my world it appears that after 12 long months our community has decided it is time to begin anew.   It is time to take all the good things that have happened and adopt them.  It is time for all of the things we have been restricted from and eliminate them.  This is the season of fresh starts, putting yourself out there and realizing your potential.  It is a time for healing, excitement for what is to come and presence for what you are putting your heart towards in the now.  I have heard from so many of our Aligned Life family that despite having struggled to maintain their healthy behaviors, now is the time to recommit to the life they desire.  If you find yourself in this situation, you are not alone and we are here to support you.  Thank

Birthday gift I am requesting: 5-Star Reviews on Google or Yelp Tomorrow (March 10th) I am turning 41 years old!  I am really excited to spend the day with each of you in the office celebrating.  What better way to ring in a new year of life than to spend it with your friends and colleagues.  That being said, I have a favor to ask.  Never before has the power of social proof become so important to the success or failure of small businesses.  This year for my 41st birthday I would greatly appreciate you going to the following links and writing a quick 5-Star review for Aligned Life Wellness!  Your reviews greatly help to reach people that we normally do not have the opportunity to touch.  Thanks for your time and effort in getting the word out about Aligned Life Chiropractic and Wellness! Book I am hearing: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield Do you ever find yourself needing to be creative in order to complete a project or develop a new strategy?  Do you ever feel your mind and body resist every attempt you have to start and follow through with that creative endeavor?  Then you have experienced what Pressfield calls, "Resistance".  Resistance is your mind/ego's way of coming up with any excuse possible for you to step into your true potential.  For strategies and systems that help to work around the "Resistance" check out this amazing book.  If this sounds appealing, but you want more info before buying a copy, check out Pressfield's interview of the Rich Roll podcast here! Quote I am loving: "Fear doesn't go away.  The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew each day." ~ Steven Pressfield in The War of Art To deliver creative work to the world regularly is such a difficult endeavor.  This is why the majority of people do not write, publish, video, record, speak, paint, draw or become an entrepreneur.  All of these avenues of self expression require courage and an endless supply of perseverance.  To be a creative is to step into the ring with an endless opponent.  If you desire to find your authentic self, this daily struggle to drill down on what makes you unique is required.  It will not be the easy path but it may allow you to find deep satisfaction and fulfillment.  I believe that we

Video series I am enjoying:  The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday Over the past three weeks I have been steadily consuming content from Ryan Holiday's YouTube channel called "The Daily Stoic".  The Stoics were people who lived during the early 3rd century BC who created a philosophy based upon logic that helps to prepare people for all of life's ups and downs.  For anyone looking to become more resilient, kind, passionate, reasoned and adaptable this is an amazing framework.  Each of Holiday's videos discuss key points taken from Stoic philosophy and applies them to the modern world.  If you are a seeker of life truth's this will be a treasure trove of useful information! New traction equipment I am installing:  Pope 2-way and Wall Unit This past week we received and assembled two new pieces of traction equipment for the office!  My goal with these new units is to eliminate any waiting you may have experienced previously so that you can get the care you need quickly.  As always, we have chosen top of the line products for you to use to ensure comfort, durability and maximum results.  I can't wait for you guys to try out the new gear! Quote I am repeating: "The meaning of life is to find your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away." ~ Pablo Picasso After tons of thinking about the topics of "meaning" and "purpose" over the past ten years I believe Picasso's statement to be one of the best attempts to describe these complex topics.  This week, I encourage you to think critically about what your gift is and in what creative and impactful ways you can give it away! --- Have a kick ass week everyone! In Health, Dr. Devin Shea, DC