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Action step I am taking: Year-End Goal Setting Meeting In preparation for 2023, now is the time to schedule a meeting with your family, co-workers, teammates, etc to set the vision for next year.  My family uses credit card points to get a hotel room for one night.  During this time, we use it to discuss our individual goals and the goals the family would like to achieve.  This includes any travel plans, educational requirements, kids' sports teams, and home improvement projects.  This could also be done in one afternoon at a coffee shop, co-work space or anywhere else you find relaxing and inspiring. Take your life seriously, get a plan and create a compelling vision for your future. This week, set aside time to identify a day and time that you will work on your goal-setting meeting! Charity I am encouraging: Canned Food Drive For San Diego Food Bank I cannot believe that it is already that time again already.  Time to collect donations for the Aligned Life Canned Food Drive to help support the San Diego Food Bank.  Last year we successfully donated 109 lbs of food.  This year our goal is to eclipse that number.  That being said, due to some time away from the office the week before Thanksgiving, our collection time frame has been shortened.  This means that we need quick action from each of you that are interested in donating.  Our final date of collection will be Monday, Nov 14th.  Take a look in your pantry and on your shelves, identify if there is any non-expired food item you do not want anymore, and bring it to the office.  As always, I am grateful and inspired by your generosity! Quote I am repeating: "Poverty is a very complicated issue, but feeding a child is not." ~ Jeff Bridges One of the reasons Aligned Life has been participating in a canned food drive for over a decade is that it is a realistic and tangible way for everyone to experience the joy of giving.  I believe that a part of living an "Aligned Life" is thinking of others.  Fame, money, materials, and titles are all things we are taught to strive for, however, none of them provide the same deep satisfaction that comes from being of service to your community.  This week, if you are in a position to do so, please consider finding the attention and time to donate to a very

Show I am watching: Sparking Joy with Marie KondoThis week I began watching a show on Netflix all about a five-step process to clean up your physical environment.  The environment could be your house, office, garage, back yard or anywhere else you spend time.  At first glance this does not sound like a topic that relates to your health, however, after watching the transformation the people on the program go through you may think differently.  The stress, anxiety, and lack of focus displayed by these individuals due to their cluttered spaces absolutely take away from their health and vitality.  After using Kondo's process, you can see the difference in their physical bodies and behaviors.  If you are looking for inspiration, direction, and a feeling of connectedness, give this one a watch! Book I am recommending: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo The book that started it all for Kondo, was one that I highlighted here on Trending Tuesday years ago.  That being said it is an absolute classic with timeless wisdom.  If you watch the aforementioned program and want more specifics on how to transform your space and stress levels, this short read is fantastic. Quote I am loving: "Imagine yourself living in a space that only contains things that spark joy!" ~ Marie Kondo One of my biggest takeaways from watching Marie's show and reading her book is that she has found the secret to enjoying the seemingly mundane tasks of everyday life.  The way she has done this is by eliminating everything that takes away from what she loves.  This includes the physical spaces as well as the mental and emotional ones too.  Think about it, if all you did all day long was focus on nurturing the things that inspire you, even things that on the outside may appear boring may actually be fantastic.  This week, identify one thing that sparks joy inside you and do something to nurture it!  This is time well spent. Have a kick ass week everyone! In Health, Dr. Devin Shea, DC