Formerly Shea Family Chiropractic

Adventure I am taking: Catalina Island Camping Sept 17th is my youngest son's birthday.  This year we decided to do something different to celebrate him and landed on tent camping on Catalina Island at Little Harbor Campground.  The adventure began by driving from San Diego to San Pedro (Long Beach, CA).  We then took the Catalina Express ferry for an hour over to the secondary port of Two Harbors.  Luckily, the visitors center offers a gear drop service for $30 round trip of your heavy bags to the campground.  From there, we hiked approximately 7 miles with about 2000 feet of elevation along the ridge line overlooking the ocean to the campsite.  The hike was strenuous but was absolutely gorgeous.  We were able to snorkel, make smores, and take our picture with the wild bison that come and go throughout the area.  The lack of wi-fi, the slower pace of camping life, and the time together were fantastic.  I would highly recommend getting over to Catalina, especially if you can time it with good weather.  The campsite was reserved through this website. Community member I am mourning: Raul G. On Sept 13th a long-term Aligned Life community member passed away.  He died from an aggressive form of cancer.  I decided to include this for Trending Tuesday when I thought about the type of person he was and how he chose to live.  I believe that by looking at the qualities this person possessed we can be reminded of how we may choose to live.  Raul drove from Menifee to come to the office to receive his chiropractic care.  He knew all of the staff by name and connected with everyone at every visit.  He was a teacher at an adult school and loved Raiders football.  He cared deeply for his health and would ask deep questions about my wellness philosophies.  Raul always said what was on his mind, which I loved, because I never had to guess where I stood with him.  He was never afraid to ask questions about his health and his care.  He was a sharp dresser and always had a matching outfit from head to toe.  He lived a life of purpose, connection, and commitment.  I will miss my friend and I hope that many of the qualities he possessed will be passed along to the rest of our community. Quote I am repeating: "The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said

Meeting I am attending: MasterMind Meeting This past weekend I met with a few other entrepreneurs in Los Angeles at an AirB&B to discuss our lives in detail.  I meet with these trusted individuals once a quarter.  Our intention for this meeting was to create goals for the 4th quarter of this year.  We talked about business best practices, new systems for business and personal use, wealth building strategies and the challenges we were currently facing.  We also discuss how our families are doing, if we are happy with our health, and what books to read.  As I have spoken with you all before, I believe this is one of the most important suggestions I can give you if you are looking to improve yourself.  If you are struggling to come up with things to talk about in your own mastermind meeting, here are a few of the most powerful questions I recommend reviewing; a.) Who can you collaborate with that can send you more of your ideal clients? b.) What is your compelling vision for your future? c.) What tasks can you delegate? d.) What is the one thing I can do that will make all the other actions I could take easier or unnecessary? e.) What do I want to learn in the next 90 days? Products I am enjoying: Liquid Death and Topo Chico I am a big fan of sparkling water.  I drink one every day during my break at work.  I traditionally have consumed products like La Croix or Bubly because they are the most cost effective options in this category.  However, my wife recently discovered Liquid Death (great marketing) and Topo Chico and we have started to drink these on the weekend to replace drinking beer or wine.  Their fancier bottle/can and the addition of a lime or lemon wedge make them feel fancy and taste refreshing.  Although they are about double the cost of La Croix or Bubly, it helps me to feel like I am having a treat.  Give these a try if you want to change things up! Quote I am pondering: "The MasterMind Principle- Two or more people actively engaged in the pursuit of a definite purpose with a positive mental attitude, constitute an unbeatable force." ~ Napoleon Hill If you are looking to create a Mastermind group of your own, here are a few things to consider in respect to choosing your group mates; a.) Choose people you enjoy spending time with. b.) Choose people who you do not compete

 Audiobook I am hearing: Total Recall: The Autobiography of Arnold Schwarzennegger I have always been fascinated by Arnold Schwarzenegger.  He was born in Austria in poverty, became Mr. Olympia, created multiple successful businesses, was the leading man in many blockbuster movies, and ends up being the governor of California.  It always seemed like he was able to do the impossible.  In this autobiography, you really get a sense of what a simple person he is.  For example, his main motivation for all his accomplishments, impressing girls, and his philosophy that all things can be done through getting reps (practice).  Overall this is an entertaining listen although it is about 24 hours in length.  Hunker down and enjoy hearing his silly stories! Hydration tips I am recommending: 5 Ways To Stay Hydrated In Extreme Heat 1.) Drink water before you feel thirsty. 2.) Drink approximately half your body weight in ounces. (Ex. 150 lbs person, drinks 75 oz.) 3.) Drink at least 8 oz. of water upon waking to eliminate naturally occurring dehydration from sleep. 4.) Track your water intake using a measured water bottle like this one. 5.) Evaluate the color of your urine.  If you are not going pee at all or it comes out looking dark yellow, you are dehydrated.  Hammer the water until you are going regularly and it turns more clear. Riddle I am telling: "What does man love more than life, yet fear more than death or mortal strife?  What some poor have, some rich require, what all contented men desire.  What the miser spends, the spendthrift saves, what all men carry to the grave."  What is it? This Labor day weekend my family and I used some credit card points to get a hotel in Oceanside, CA for a night.  While walking around near the beach I saw this riddle and thought of our community.  The answer to the above riddle is