After a long, gray winter, Spring is on the horizon. The sun is staying out later and showering us with a little extra vitamin D. We're right on the brink of shedding our bulky winter coats. This time of year is synonymous with shedding those extra layers, refreshment, and renewal. What are some of the ways you can fully embrace this lovely season? We have some recommendations that will spring you into action.
1. Simplify Your Home for Some Peace of Mind
When our living space is simplified, our minds begin to follow suit. This might be a good time to organize your home and de-clutter. Whether you donate belongings or plan a yard sale, getting rid of what you don't use will make your home more efficient and help to clear your mind. A wise friend once told me, "If you haven't used it in two years, you don't need it!"
This doesn't necessarily mean revamping your entire house. It can be something as small as organizing your closet and storing away winter clothes. Maybe there are some condiments in your refrigerator that are past their prime. Minor changes can be very significant.
2. Hit the Reset Button
If any season will remind you to stop and smell the roses, it's Spring. Many of us are feeling stressed, overworked, and maybe in a rut. An effective way to emerge from this is practicing mindfulness meditation.
If you have trouble finding the time to set aside for formal meditation or yoga classes, maybe you could use it as an excuse to stay in bed a little longer and practice some bed meditation. Larry Berkelhammer, PhD, wrote a wonderful article about bed meditation for Philadelphia Integrative Medicine called "Mindfulness: It's Not What You Think". See this article and more details on bed meditation here: http://www.philly-im.com/mindfulness-its-not-what-you-think/
Nature is full of renewal right now and it can be empowering to participate. Take a walk, go on a hike, or plant a garden. Create a balanced fitness program or make adjustments to spice up your current routine. Try a new recipe. The possibilities are endless, but trying anything new this season will be sure to pay off.
While change can be inspiring, it is also important for it to be gradual. We want your changes to be invigorating, not overwhelming. Please do make changes that will be beneficial for you and do not feel the need for a complete overhaul. Here's to a happy, healthy Spring!
Pain and Chronic Illness Support Circle
Join Dana Barron and Brittiney George for a newly forming group to support you moving from painful living to living well. Connect with others, share your experience, and receive strategies and resources to support you in your daily life. Dr. Tetlow will be speaking there sometime soon!
The Resiliency Center: Your Place for Healing, Education, & Community
1811 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA
Monthly on Sunday afternoons!Starting Sunday, March 29, 2015: 2:00 to 3:30Registration required.Limit of 8 participants.
Cost: $30 per month w/$5 discount if you bring a friend.
About Dana and Brittiney: Dana Barron is a health coach and advocate. She guides clients to identify the root causes of ill-health and to find natural and integrative strategies for healing. Brittiney George is a Certified Rubenfeld Synergist and Movement Practitioner specializing in working with highly sensitive persons and women suffering from chronic pain or illness.
Dr. Tetlow shares an Integrative Approach to PCOS at Jefferson Sponsored PCOSChallenge
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects one in 10 women, yet most people are uninformed about the condition. PCOS is a genetic, hormonal, metabolic and reproductive disorder that can lead to obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, infertility and endometrial cancer. PCOS is the leading cause of infertility and the most common endocrine disorder in younger women. There is no cure for PCOS; therefore it is a life-long condition, and people need to be informed about managing PCOS and all the symptoms associated with it.
The best way to manage PCOS is to mentally prepare ourselves for life-long behavioral changes and adjust our lives so that we are living the healthiest way possible. That is what the PCOS Challenge will do for us. The PCOS Challenge is a program that brings women with PCOS together to support each other in the difficult journey to turning our lives around and trying to reverse PCOS. PCOS Challenge, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Join Over 27,000 Women in the Fight Against PCOS
Practitioner Self-Care Retreats at Pendle Hill in 2015
Self Care is a missing piece in most traditional health care provider training, many providers need time and support to return to baseline health after training. In contrast, an integrative approach acknowledges and facilitates provider well-being. All providers are invited to join us to renew, connect and transform. We are excited to present this new offering in 2015 for health care professionals to deepen the same self-care skills that we hope to transfer to our patients.
When: Thursday night, June 11, 2015 to Sunday, June 14 at noon. Expect 3-day weekend retreats twice a year!
Location: Pendle Hill — Philadelphia Retreat Center, 338 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086
Experience: If you are a health care professional, join us for this health care professionals self-care 3 day weekend retreat for the purposes of renewal, community, personal transformation and learning new/renewing self-care skills. We have reserved 15 single rooms and 8 shared rooms for each retreat and meals are included. All health care providers & healing arts professionals welcome, including psychologists, nutritionists, acupuncturists, health coaches, energy workers, nurses & nurse practitioners, physicians & holistic practitioners of all kinds. Click here to see our snazzy brochure! (Note: chrome browser does not show brochure pictures)Click here to register
Georgia Tetlow, MD
Founder, Philadelphia Integrative Medicine
Practitioners, join our Allied Integrative Health Professionals Meeting the 1st Monday of Every Month!
Join other health care providers including psychologists, nutritionists, acupuncturists, health coaches, energy workers, nurses and nurse practitioners, physicians and holistic practitioners of any and all kinds to connect for our own self-care and networking. We ask for a donation of $10 when you register to cover costs. Our next meeting is Monday, April 6 from 8:00 - 9:30am. For location, more details, and sign-up please use Eventbrite.
Purchase follow up appointments in bulk and save big!
- Buy 3 follow up appointments and get $100 supplement cash (in-clinic use only)!
- Buy 5 follow up appointments at once and get the 6th free!
- Refer a friend and when they enroll as a micronutrient test patient, get $50 supplement cash (in-clinic use only).
- Refer a friend and when they enroll as a regular patient, get $100 supplement cash (in-clinic use only).