Formerly Shea Family Chiropractic

Gift I am enjoying: Literati This Christmas, my team from Aligned Life, blessed me with a very unique gift.  A subscription to an online book club called Literati.  This subscription includes fantastic titles as well as access to an online community of people, including celebrities, visionaries and authors to discuss the content in detail.  The way it works goes like this; select a book of your choice, go onto their app and join the appropriate book club and then attend virtual conversations led by key influencers in the space most represented by the book.   The objective is to gain a deep understanding of the core messages and to create interesting conversations about topics that are most important to you.  If this sounds like something you or a loved one would enjoy, click on the link above to check it out for yourself! List I am making: My 2021 Reading List Here is a list of the books I read this year.  The ones that have been starred I would recommend checking out! The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle * The War of Art by Steven Pressfield The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker The Common Path to Uncommon Success by John Lee Dumas How To Consciously Design Your Ideal Future by Benjamin Hardy You Are An Ironman by Jacques Steinberg Think Again by Adam Grant Iron Cowboy - Redefine Impossible by James Lawrence 12 Rules For Life by Jordan Peterson * Confessions of The Pricing Man by Hermann Simon The Comfort Crisis by Michael Easter * Never Split The Difference by Chris Voss Sapians by Yuval Noah Harari Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill * Breath by James Nestor * Great By Choice by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen * Be Here Now by Ram Dass * Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner Scaling Up by Verne Harnish * My favorite book this year, the one that made the biggest impact on the way I make decisions, was The Comfort Crisis by Michael Easter.  I believe that anyone can benefit from reading this title and taking to heart the key message.  If you have any questions about the other books or would like a personal book recommendation I would be happy to help you! Quote I am loving: "It is better to know one book intimately than a hundred superficially." ~ Donna Tartt One of my goals for 2022 is

Lower back exercise I am recommending: Exercise Ball Back Extension Have you been struggling with periodic episodes of lower back pain that force you to take time off your regular exercise routine?  If so, please continue reading!  Lately, I have been doing many more garage weight lifting sessions as a part of my training.  One component that I have been finding very helpful has been core strengthening for my lower back.  An often missed aspect of this type of fitness are the lower back extensor muscles.  These are the muscles that run along the sides of the spine in the lower back and serve to create stability when going from sit to stand and lifting heavy objects.  To make yourself more injury resistant I recommend placing an exercise ball under your stomach, wedge your feet up against a wall, place your hands behind your head and slowly bring your chest up.  Hold this contraction for 3 seconds and then descend slowly.  For great results, do 3 sets of 10 repetitions twice a week.  Keep in mind, as with any exercise you have not done before, you may experience soreness in your lower back.  For greater clarity on this movement, check out the video linked above! Event I am encouraging: Toys For Tots Program For the last 7 years our office has been a drop off location for the Toys For Tots program.  If you are unfamiliar with this charity, this program provides gifts for the holiday season to military families in need.  We will be accepting NEW and UNWRAPPED gifts at the office until December 17th.  If you are unable to make it into the Aligned Life facility, but still want to contribute, I recommend using Amazon to ship a gift directly to the office at the following address; 11770 Bernardo Plaza Ct. Suite 351 San Diego, CA 92128.  As always, I am grateful for your donations and am proud of our Aligned Life family for being a part of creating a more loving community! Quote I am loving: "Love the giver more than the gift" ~ Brigham Young This holiday season I would like to invite you to remember that the relationships with our loved ones, friends, neighbors and even strangers are the most important aspect of the next few weeks.  This goes against the traditional focus on material goods and the collection of things.  I believe that the "magic" of this time of year is due to the giving and receiving