Formerly Shea Family Chiropractic

Misogi experience I am sharing: Misogi 2022 What an amazing day!  Thank you so much for the individuals and families that attended our Misogi hike last weekend.  I was so proud of all of you for showing up, giving it your best and enjoying the day with the Aligned Life Community!   I had a blast getting to sweat with each of you on a beautiful morning.  Each of the participating walked, jogged, ran or carried 2.8 miles over the experience.  We even had one person double up and do the course twice! The part that I enjoyed the most was seeing all of the different types of people participating; children, adults, grandparents, families, etc. It was truly a great example of the incredible caliber of people in our community.  If you weren't able to attend, be on the lookout next year for another opportunity to join us!   New class I am recommending: Body Maintenance Workshop at Aligned Life In association with our Quarter 2 theme (Movement) for 2022, I would like to invite you to learn how to do regular hygiene exercises for your body at our next community event on Saturday, April 30th at the Aligned Life facility!  I believe that everyone should know how to use a foam roller, a lacrosse ball, and do specific stretches to combat the typical problems we experience living in the modern world.  If you are looking to take further responsibility for your health, this class is a must.  This will be an interactive course, so please wear exercise clothing and be ready to work.  We will be accepting a $10 per person donation for the event.  One hundred of the proceeds will be placed towards the Ironman Foundation.  If you are interested in attending, please write your contact info on our sign-up sheet in the office at your next visit.  Guests and family are welcome! Quote I am loving: "Let the enthusiasm and energy of the group be your fuel!"  ~ Susan Trainor Getting up and going on a Saturday morning as an adult is a challenge.  Getting kids up and organized is an even bigger challenge.  That being said, seeing the faces of the children (and adults) as they participated in last weeks Misogi was so inspiring.  It really felt as if all of the participants were doing this event together, even though they were on their own independent journey.  It was great to watch people persevere and succeed.  I am proud to say that

Self-assessment tool I am using: CRIPES Today, my wife began asking a number of questions about how I felt, at the moment, about my life in general.  She told me she was doing a "CPIPES" assessment.  "CRIPES" is an acronym for the following; Career, Relationships, Intellectual, Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual.  Each area is scored on a zero to ten scale. Upon completion, divide your total score by 60 and see how you did.  To interpret your score, think about your grades in school.  60% or below is an F, 60-69% is a D, 70-79% is a C, 80-89% is a B, and 90% and higher is an A.  Most people score in the D and C range (I gave myself a D - today

Device I am using: Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Sports Watch This year for my birthday my family surprised me with a watch that I have been dreaming about for two years.  It has the ability to track all of my swimming, biking, and running as well as heart rate, stress levels (HRV = Heart Rate Variability) and steps.  Some other nifty features include being able to play songs from the watch to your AirPods without a phone, paying for items using the watch, and receiving text messages.  In a year in which I am not making any personal purchases, receiving a gift of such a generous nature was really exciting.  I am hoping that the new technology will help to get me excited again to begin my training for my race in June.  This week, consider investing in your hobbies and increase how you track the things that matter most to you.  The more you know, the better you will be able to make decisions to help you achieve your goals! Action I am requesting: Leave Us A Google and Yelp Review This year for the week of my birthday (March 10th) I have a request!  I would consider it the best present from you if you were kind enough to leave Aligned Life a 5-Star review.  In the modern world, social proof is one of the best forms of getting our name out to prospective patients.  It would mean the world to me if you would take a few minutes to click on the link HERE for Yelp or HERE for Google and tell the world about your experience with our facility.  Or better yet, copy and paste your review to both sites!  Thanks so much for your consideration. Quote I am pondering: "Today is the oldest you have been and the youngest you will be. Make the most of it!" ~ Nicky Gumbel Maybe it's because I am turning 42 this year, or maybe it is because of all the crazy things happening in the world, but I feel like the older I get, the less I think about myself.  These days I spend most of my time pondering how I can help the people around me achieve their goals.  I have found that this has helped improve my mood, lower my anxiety and create genuine excitement regularly.  It feels similar to when you have a great gift to give someone and you can't wait for

Gift I am giving: Closet Makeover Last week was my wife's birthday.  Her "One Thing" (most important goal for this year) for 2022 is organization.  To help her along her journey I decided to do a closet make-over for her present. After shopping the night before at The Container Store my boys and I spent most of Tuesday pulling everything out of her closet.  We then placed everything into categories such as shorts, pants, jackets, etc., color-coordinating everything from white to black and then placing them back in the space.  We also hung her hats on the wall, set up a shoe rack, and added a piece of art for visual interest.  All things considered, the end result was a shocking success.  Now, I understand that this topic does not have anything to do with health.  However, at Aligned Life, we focus on your daily behaviors and how they relate to your health.  We also believe wholeheartedly that your mental health impacts your overall health.  I feel that having a clean and organized space to work in is a huge part of maintaining efficiency and a positive state of mind.  If in doing a self-evaluation, find that your desk space is cluttered, your closet is untidy and your bathroom could use a deep cleaning, I encourage you to take the time this week to get organized!  You will be happier and healthier for your effort! Event I am encouraging: Misogi This is it!!! On Saturday March 26th from 9-11:30 Aligned Life will be hosting our first Misogi.  This community event will take place at Lake Hodges.  You will be encouraged to create your own adventure by either walking, jogging, running or adding a weight vest for as short or long as you would like.  To sign up and get all the details on this incredible opportunity, please click here!  I cannot wait to see you guys out on the hike and have a year-changing experience!  Quote I am repeating: "To get rid of what you no longer need is neither wasteful nor shameful." ~ Marie Kondo (organization expert and author of "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up) Sometimes the most important and productive thing we can do is get rid of things that are no longer serving us.  I believe this concept can be utilized in any area of our lives from our relationships, our work, our time management, and in our homes.  Often, getting to the next