News and Events From Living Well Physical Therapy, Libertyville, IL

Join us for the monthly Mindfulness Meditation – led by Chris Moses of Featherheart Holistic Paths . About Chris Moses

Since it is the first day of summer, we will socialize initially and then convene at a outdoor fire pit at a special location, discuss our topic in sacred circle, and revel in the company of others who want to devote an hour or so of time once a month to practice and discuss Mindfulness and Mindful Meditation.

Join us to experience a buffet of good feelings in our sacred circle!

June’s topic is: PASSION

What are you passionate about??! What makes you excited to be alive? What do you want more of to increase your passion?
Chris will bring her newly published book: The Wisdom of Circles, Gathering Women for Conscious Community. She will have some for sale if you are interested!

Date: Tuesday, June 21st (and every 3rd Tuesday of the month)
Time: 6:30 – 7:45pm
Location: SPECIAL Location this Month only
Details released with RSVP

RSVP: Registration required, space is limited.
Contact Chris Moses at: 847-525-2600

We hope to see you there!

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Those who know me, know I have some fun with writing fun “jingles” or poems. I use them to express something meaningful in a fun, and entertaining way. Though it takes some effort, they are usually birthed by inspiration. Check out some of my past blogs for some examples I’ve shared.

Today’s is by a guest author. Written by a fellow net-worker Jim Strachan, Your-Favorite Mortgage-Guy. He is incredibly creative and I so appreciate that he wrote this for Living Well. ( He IS an amazing mortgage guy too!)

Not Just Physical PoetryWhole_Person

At Living Well, you will soon see

Better Health is Physical Poetry

A new approach, to cure your pain

Will promote a happy, Body, Psyche, and Brain

True Balance in, diet, muscle tone & Mind

Nurtures a body, of the pain-free kind

Come to Living Well, and learn a new way

To help your Whole Self, enjoy work, rest or play

 

 

 

 

Join us at Lhuman-hands-holding-word-respect-39573158iving Well Physical Therapy for the monthly Mindfulness Meditation – led by Chris Moses of Featherheart Holistic Paths . About Chris Moses

As is our custom, we will meditate together, discuss our topic in sacred circle, and revel in the company of others who want to devote an hour or so of time once a month to practice and discuss Mindfulness and Mindful Meditation.

Join us to experience a buffet of good feelings in our sacred circle!

November’s topic is: RESPECT

Date: Tuesday, March 15th (and every 3rd Tuesday of the month)
Time: 6:30 – 7:45pm
Location: Living Well Physical Therapy, Inc
1880 Winchester Road, Ste. 102 Libertyville, IL 60048

RSVP: Registration required, space is limited.
Contact Chris Moses at: 847-525-2600

We hope to see you there!

Chris moses2Join us at Living Well Physical Therapy for the monthly Mindfulness Meditation – led by Chris Moses of Featherheart Holistic Paths . About Chris Moses

As is our custom, we will meditate together, discuss our topic in sacred circle, and revel in the company of others who want to devote an hour or so of time once a month to practice and discuss Mindfulness and Mindful Meditation.

Join us to experience a buffet of good feelings in our sacred circle!

January’s topic is: Courage

Date: Tuesday, January 19th (and every 3rd Tuesday of the month)
Time: 6:30 – 7:45pm
Location: Living Well Physical Therapy, Inc
1880 Winchester Road, Ste. 102 Libertyville, IL 60048

RSVP: Registration required, space is limited.
Contact Chris Moses at: 847-525-2600

We hope to see you there!

Gift of Care

‘Twas Black Friday morning and I had my listgifts

Of the gifts I was seeking…you get the gist

When it comes to shopping for family and friends

I would give every effort…I would go to all ends

 

I shopped and I shopped, went to dozens of stores

‘til at last I could not go into even one more

My feet they were burning, my arms—they ached

I swear my low back was about to break

 

Both my knees throbbed as I dropped the last bags in the trunk

My Goodness! Did I really buy all this junk?

I wobbled to the car and plopped in the chair

Everything hurt- even my hair

 

“I did it !  I’m finished” I shouted with glee!

Just one thing more… I need some PT!!!

I know just where to go as all my friends tell…

The place for great care is LIVING WELL

 

It’s pleasant and peaceful like a breath of fresh air

But the real reason to go is for fabulous care

They assess you and listen to all your complaints

They move you, or tape you, and teach you – they’re saints

 

So what part of your body? Back neck arms, or knees?

Needs the care from good hands of Living Well PT?

Grateful

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Grateful

It’s now late fall, the trees are all bare,

I’m grateful for all those in my life that care.

I look back on this year

With both laughter and tears.

The Blessings I have go on without end,

Love and support from family and friends.

Some things are hard & really move slow,

I’m grateful for challenges for they help me grow.

At times things hot and are really burning,

But aren’t failures just times of great learning?

I’m grateful for clients who move like slugs,

So when they feel better I get smiles and hugs.

Friends help me maneuver life’s little struggles,

And keep things moving with all there’s to juggle.

One last bit of gratitude before I end,

I’m grateful for inspiration & lessons from each Blessed friend.

You’ve got this!

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From a tired-eyed look of prolonged pain, to a smile of  hopeful relief. From a tense restrictive posture of discomfort, to amazement of newly acquired mobility without pain. From limpy walk or gimpy arm, to fluid gait and a triumphant wave. This is why I love to do what I do.

We all have challenges. We can learn from them. And, sometimes we get stuck in our stories and need help to move through them. We need encouragement.

en·cour·age·ment  –   enˈkərijmənt/ noun

  • the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope.
  • persuasion to do or to continue something.
  • the act of trying to stimulate the development of an activity, state, or belief.
Skilled care and cutting edge techniques help relieve symptoms and promote healing, AND these efforts are enhanced by the clients doing some self-care. This is where the encouragement is helpful. I recently gave ideas for simple small steps of self-care to do every day to a client faced with the challenge of a great deal of inflammation. Including: sharing resources to improve nutrition- removing causative and adding healing foods; doing simple exercises spread throughout the day as to not aggravate the condition; drinking a tea( the client loves tea) with anti- inflammatory effects; adding music to the exercises (the client loves music) to inspire and uplift!
I love to share information and ideas. Good info and ideas with the intention of being helpful. Giving others hope and stimulating their ability to develop healing behaviors. Encouragement. Yes, this is one of my strengths.