We should have more fun!
Good morning, New Day!
I’m back! After a week of vacationing in Aruba, which of the following do you think I am? A) Happy and grateful B) A bit exhausted from travel C) LESS tan than when I left OR D) All of the above?
D (All of the above) is the right answer (I’ll explain about the tan if you ask me when I see you this week) 😉
Aruba is so beautiful! Every day is partly sunny and 80 degrees. And most of what you do is lay around on the deck of the hotel near the pool. There were some other adventures too, involving nature, ATVs, paddleboard yoga, a party bus, and the beach. And the restaurants are amazing! I ate soooo much.
When I saw this photo as an ad in the Aruba airport, there was no question that I had to get on this bus!
Having fun is definitely part of a healthy life. And I was so happy to share a bit about this trip with so many of you through my blogs and through social media while I was away.
I really can’t say enough about how sweet I think it is that so many of you were keeping tabs on me in my travels. When I got back on Saturday, I went up to Lincoln Square Athletic Club to a wonderful yoga class and ran into a practice member there. The first thing out of her mouth was, “You’re back!! How was the trip!”
I remember when I was in chiropractic school, soon to graduate, and I was reading the website that one of my mentors had created for his Network Spinal office. I just wanted to get a feel for how I would organize my future website. I read something there that I never forgot.
In the “About the Doctor” section (the part where the doctor usually has a detached-sounding paragraph or two about their credentials) he instead had this super congenial statement as part of his bio: “You can call me Dr. Or Dr. Brian. And as time goes on, maybe just Brian.”
When I read this, it felt bold. And brave. The idea that your clients would be such a part of your life that they would simply call you by your first name. Claiming the role of doctor involves a lot of responsibility, but there is some safety in it as well. The roles are clear. There is certainty, and significance.
Doctor describes the amount of schooling and training I have done. It also describes an important aspect of my relationship with you. But I appreciate that we are more than our roles with each other. As Donny Epstein creator of Network Spinal describes, when we can be more than roles, when we can be souls with each other, we bring more energy richness to the field.
I am so excited that one of the, if not THE, most fun party for the souls of the New Day community is coming up Saturday, April 13th! That’s right, our 6th anniversary party and Appreciation Day is upon us!
I am not exaggerating in the least when I say that our party last year was the pinnacle of energy richness that I had experienced with our community. Being together for food, drink, conversation, FREE mini-adjustments for our practice members with Dr. Virginia, and an unveiling to celebrate some of New Day’s brightest lights was incredible. I am so happy we are doing this again!
Photos from last year, our 5 year Anniversary Party
This day will include food, drink, joy and laughter, activities for kids, and FREE mini-adjustments for our practice members by Dr. Virginia. We will also be raffling off a $100 gift certificate to Gather Restaurant in Lincoln Square. You are encouraged to attend and bring friends and loved ones!
We will be talking to you about this more in the coming weeks, but for now please mark your calendar for the 13th from 12-3PM at New Day. RSVPs are not required, but we would love to know if you are definitely coming so that we can better plan.
Thank you for reading, and I look forward to the fun we will have in the office this week <3