Formerly Shea Family Chiropractic

Facility I am visiting: Mountain Meadow Mushrooms This past weekend I loaded up my boys in the truck and we drove over to Mountain Meadow Mushrooms in Escondido, CA.  The purpose of our trip was to get as much compost as possible for the planter boxes in our yard.  After signing in at their office we were able to back the truck up to an enormous mound of compost and load up an entire truck bed full for free!  If you want an incredible workout, this is definitely worth a shot. Also, remember, that your plants can only grow as healthy as the soil they live in.  This is just like your body can only be as healthy as the environment you put your cells in.  If you want to be healthy, focus on creating a healing environment and watch your health transform! Program my family is using: San Diego Jr. Lifeguard  Next summer if you are interested in getting your kids outside, off a device, and learning a precious skill for San Diego living, give the Jr. Lifeguard program a thought.  My oldest son just finished this four-week, five-day per week, 3 hours per day opportunity.  Surfing, swimming, paddle boarding, boogie boarding, running, and push-ups are all a part of the daily fun at the beach.  There are programs offered at Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, and Mission Beach.  The hardest part for a parent is actually getting your kid registered.  You must sign up immediately when the website opens or risk not getting your child a spot.  As a side note, I had a proud Dad moment when my son was given the "Captain" award for his group.  I only cried a little

Audiobook I am hearing: Living With A Seal by Jesse Itzler This week I listened to a short and entertaining book about a corporate executive who hired a navy seal to train and live with him for 31 days.  I found it humorous and motivating.  The seal he hired, turned out to be David Goggins.  Goggins not only went through seal training three times but also participated in Army Ranger school, completed multiple ultra-marathons, and is an overall bad-ass individual.  Hundreds of push-ups, miles of running, swimming in a frozen lake, and doing workouts in between meetings in a business suit are all experiences discussed in this book.  If you want a little exercise motivation, this quick read could be just what you need to get you back out there! Research I am reading: Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics (JMPT) 30 (4): 263-9. June 2007. "Clinical utilization and cost outcomes from an integrative medicine independent physician association" In a 7-year study, patients whose primary physician was a chiropractor experienced the following benefits; 60% fewer hospital admissions, 56% fewer days in a hospital, 62% fewer outpatient surgeries, and 85% fewer pharmaceutical costs.  The study was done by Dr. Richard Sarnat M.D. who went on to say the following, “I have always believed that the over-utilization of pharmaceuticals and surgery, and the underutilization of more natural healing techniques, such as Chiropractic, has been the cause of great suffering. Yet, I had no idea that the magnitude of both clinical improvements and cost-effectiveness would approach 50% in both cases. “Previous studies have shown these types of savings when Chiropractic has been used as a first-line treatment for NMS (neuromusculoskeletal) ailments, instead of conventional medical care. But to see this level of effectiveness across the board for literally all types of clinical presentations within a primary care setting is surprising to me, and good news for the rest of the world.” Quote I am pondering: "I don't do shit for applause.  I don't do shit for fanfare.  I do shit for me." ~ David Goggins in Living With A Seal by Jesse Itzler The longer I live, the more I resonate with the aforementioned idea.  I believe that you must do things you enjoy.  Especially, as an adult, there are fewer and fewer times in which people tell you you are doing a good job.  Accordingly, your actions must be self-motivated.  A self-driven person is a powerful force.  They can persist longer because they are

Race I am running: San Diego International Triathlon Last Sunday I had the opportunity to do the race mentioned above with two of my training buddies.  The race consisted of a 1000-yard swim in the San Diego Bay, a 19-mile bike ride up to Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma, and a 6.2-mile run that finished at Sea Port Village.  I have been training for this event for four months.  I was hoping to complete the triathlon in 2 hours and 30 minutes if all went well.  Due to my family's support and a little adrenaline boost I got it done in 2 hours and 21 minutes.  I am most proud of my comfort level throughout this event.  Historically, I have had trouble keeping my heart rate under control during the initial scramble at the start of the swim.  This time, however, I was calm and actually really able to take each moment and cherish it.  If you are looking to challenge yourself or try something new that will help you become more disciplined, consider a triathlon in your future.  There are a number of different distances for all skill and experience levels.  If you decide to give one a shot, let me know.  I might do it with you! Thought I am having: "What if it ALL matters?" For the past six months I have been hearing a subtle thought repetitively, "what if it all matters?"  I believe this comes from my desire to live a more congruent life according to my beliefs.  Lately, I have found myself compromising.  Compromising to appease other people, compromising to avoid conflict, and even compromising with myself.  Although there are situations in which a compromise is the best choice, too much makes it hard for me to really know who I am and what I stand for.  I have been feeling like a watered-down version of myself of late and I believe this thought has arisen from my subconscious to try and remedy the situation.  I understand this sounds a bit strange, so let me give you an example.  Food is a very important part of my life.  I believe that how our food is made, how our food impacts the environment, and how it nourishes our body is vital.  I understand how to eat a clean diet and what that means for my health.  However, when eating out with friends, attending parties, and even late at night before