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“The Green Thing”

The Green Thing In the line at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment.

The woman apologized to him and explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.” The clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment.”

He was right — our generation didn’t have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.

We walked up stairs, because we didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn’t have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby’s diapers because we didn’t have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts — wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that old lady is right; we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house — not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she’s right; we didn’t have the green thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn’t have the green thing back then. Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint. But isn’t it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn’t have the green thing back then?

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Eat for Fuel not Fulfilment

Eating for fuel

Clean healthy eating, a key to wellness

Food is our primary source of energy.  Meals ideally should consist of foods that are going to provide you with clean energy.  After eating you should feel energized, if you are feeling tired and lazy chances are you’re not eating the right food combinations.  This can lead to poor digestion, acid reflux, constipation and even headaches.  Focus on eating a healthybalanced diet.   Reduce all preservatives, food additives and chemically saturated foods. Commit to eating a healthy fresh organic diet that is full of colorful fresh produce.  This simple step can help improve your total quality of life. Don’t hesitate….

“Thought Poison”

Refrain from “thought poison”, this is the negative useless talk also known as gossip.  Nothing positive comes from gossip.  Go on a “thought poison free diet”, this is where you will filter out anything that 1. Will not move you closer towards your goals, or 2. Help others.

Give it a try for a week and see how you feel.

The Canadian flag does not fly…….

The Canadian flag does not fly because the wind moves past it. The Canadian flag flies from the last breath of each military member who has died protecting it. Canadian soldiers, sailors and airmen and women don’t fight because they hate what’s in front of them…they fight because they love what’s behind them.

” Re-Post this if you support our troops…



Increase your productivity in minutes

 Simple but effective way to get the most done in the shortest amount of time.  

Say you have “stuff” that needs to be done.

 #1. Write out the list so you can clearly see what you need to do.

#2.  Give yourself a time limit in which you are allowing yourself to get it done.

Use an egg timer or stopwatch on your  iphone/ blackberry. Access an estimated time frame in which you think it will take to complete the task. Example: Going over your monthly expenses and organizing your receipts/ bills.

30 minutes sounds reasonable.  Set your clock and get to it. Most times you will see that giving yourself a time limit will keep you focused on the single task and keep your mind from wondering.

This simple method will help you eliminate wasted time and keep you focused. After the 30 minutes is completed move on to something else. Even if you have to come back to it later. At least the bulk of it is completed.

You will be surprised to see how much you will be able to get done once you start learning how much you can get done in a such a short time.

Consider mind mapping this is a very power tool to help organize thoughts and ideas.

David .E Chung

The 2 minute stress management technique

The 2 minute stress management technique we can all do.

Take 2 minutes out of your busy life to close your eyes, sit up straight and slowly breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Make every attempt to keep the rhythm slow, smooth and steady. Repeat the process 10 times. You can do this simple breathing exercise as many times a day as you like. Once you have completed your 10 breathes before opening your eyes, rub your hands together quickly to warm them up and place them over your eyes and massage them in a circular motion. Then slowly open……

This simple technique can help you clear both emotional and mental stress. It can help calm your nerves by giving your conscious mind a much needed little 2 minute vacation. Try it for a week…..and the week after.

Feeling like your head is stuck in a vise? Headaches sufferers acupuncture can help!

Headaches are commonly a result of high stress, catching a cold, staying up to late or indulging in alcohol or nutrient deficient foods. Headaches are experienced by the greater population and sadly accepted as a normal thing. I have had people in the office say they have “regular daily headaches”.  Some of the possible causes of headaches can be from chronic sinus problems, muscle tension, eyestrain, clenching the jaw, mental, emotional, physical stress a virus or maybe even allergies.

My head hurts everywhere I touch, even my neck feels stiff and achy………

Do you have a difficult time focusing at work, is the pain overwhelming?

Headaches can be experienced at the front of the head, the temples, the back of the head near the neck or the top of the head. The location, duration and experience is unique to everyone but the pain is always described as the same. There are a plethora of contributing factors that can be cause headaches during the day or in the evening both while active or at rest. In complicated cases like migraines or neurological headaches, the headaches may be accompanied by sensitivity to light or sound, nausea and vomiting.

Chinese medicine ie. acupuncture views pain as being the body’s signal that there is a blockage of energy that is stagnating in the meridians. Some of the causes of the stagnation include developing a cold, depression, or a trauma that throws the energy out of balance as a result of physical injury. Our strategy to helping alleviate this concern is to search for imbalances or areas of dysfunction.  We then can deliver targeted therapies like acupuncture, acupressure massage for pain relief, nutritional information and maybe even tai chi/ meditation exercises to reduce stress.

If you are someone suffering from headaches, acupuncture may be something that can help you.

If  you would like more information please consider coming into the office for a free consultation.

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