We’ve all been there…raising tiny humans is tough work, mentally, physically, and emotionally.
In her blog post, 20 Things that Sent Me into Parent Burnout, Scary Mommy’s Christina Antus reminds us to laugh at ourselves and that we’re far from alone in our experiences. She ends with a quick note on combating burnout:
“So, if you’re on the verge of parent burnout, be kind to yourself. Remove the things that don’t need to be done today, or even tomorrow. When that hose starts spraying at you full blast, don’t just stand there. Move to the side and try and to dodge the impact. When that’s just not possible, sometimes you have to curl into a wilted ball until the pressure is gone. You’ll have to lay there and wait for the sun to come out and dry you off until you’re strong enough to stand and skitter back into life.”
Here are some simple but powerful ideas for preventing burnout:
Avoid overextending yourself. Saying no to things is ok!
Don’t put yourself last. Yes, we need to put our kiddo(s) first a lot of the time, but that doesn’t mean we need to be last! A well-rested, well-nourished parent with interests and friendships of their own is not only a good role model, but a happier parent.
Make time and space for yourself and things you enjoy. Even if its 5 minutes; do something you enjoy, not something that needs to be done.
**When you have more than 5 minutes, come on in to Simpson Family Wellness for much needed self-care! See Dr. Anna for chiropractic care and nutrition counseling, Dr. Ferguson for acupuncture, and Heather for massage and reiki. We even can arrange for you to see multiple providers in one visit if you’ve found a few hours.**
More strategies for preventing and tackling burnout here, at Psychology Today
***An important announcement for Dr. Anna and Dr. Ferguson’s patients***
Both doctors will be out of the office for a conference Wednesday, November 2nd through Wednesday, November 9th.
If you need chiropractic care before Dr. Anna and Dr. Ferguson return, please call the office number at (315)857-5557 to be connected with our covering chiropractor.
What this means for you:
Please keep these days in mind when planning your appointments. The days approaching and immediately following the days they are away are filling up fast, so if you think you may need care, don’t delay in booking online, via text or phone!
Normal hours resume Thursday, November 10th.
Not sure what this means for you and when you should book an appointment? Give us a call, email or text and we’d be happy to help you out!
New views on pain in hospitals
As of 2015, the Joint Commission (an organization that provides accreditation for over 21,000 healthcare organizations around the country) now recognizes that both pharmacological and nonpharmacological strategies have a role in relieving a person’s pain. And, acupuncture is the first nonpharmacological intervention listed! This is a remarkable step for The Joint Commision to not only take into account the risks involved with opioid drugs but also to recommend drug-free alternatives. Consequently, we will see more physical modalities, including acupuncture, in hospitals and other healthcare settings.
Acupuncture and other modalities to be considered FIRST for pain management
Although pharmacological strategies are effective for pain, the nonpharmacological interventions listed are noninvasive with minimal risk, nonaddictive, and can be just as effective as traditional pain medications (both prescribed and over-the-counter). Other drug-free therapies listed include: chiropractic, massage, and a few others. At Simpson Family Wellness, we provide all three of those modalities.
Schedule your acupuncture appointment today:
So, for people looking for drug-free pain relief and/or an adjunct to their pain relief regimen, please contact Dr. Ferguson today! She considers herself a team member of a given patient’s healthcare team, and she is happy to work with other healthcare providers in order to get that patient the best care possible!
To schedule your acupuncture appointment, click here.
You can contact Dr. Ferguson by calling or texting at (828)234-4332 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about acupuncture and Dr. Ferguson, click here.
The Joint Commission statement:
At Simpson Family Wellness, we strongly believe that what we put into our bodies has the power to be life sustaining or life-depleting. Dr. Anna takes the time to listen closely and understand where you are right now in terms of your lifestyle, working with you to help achieve your goals.
Dr. Anna is excited to offer extended nutrition counseling appointments here at Simpson Family Wellness. Starting, Thursday, September 22nd, she has set aside time in her schedule exclusively to see patients for nutrition consults at 10:30am and 11:30am.
Call or text today to set up an appointment! 315-875-5557
Dr. Anna Offers Extended Nutrition Consults
Dr. Anna is now offering extended nutrition consultation appointments which includes Nutrition Response Testing (NRT), when applicable
At Simpson Family Wellness, we strongly believe that what we put into our bodies has the power to be life sustaining or life-depleting. Dr Simpson takes the time to listen closely and understand where you are right now in terms of your lifestyle, working with you to help achieve your goals.
Contact her today to find out more or to book an appointment!
- Functional & Developmental Nutrition
- Inflammation & Pain
- Healthy Eating
- Weight Loss
- Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
Leigh Reilley -Licensed Massage Therapist Joins SFW!!
Simpson Family Wellness is excited to welcome Leigh Reilley to our team!
Leigh is a licensed massage therapist in New York and a Nationally Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist.
She is a member of American Massage Therapy Association, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
Leigh has also obtained a certificate of completion in Pregnancy Massage
Leigh is available by appointment Tuesdays through Fridays.
We think she is a great addition to Simpson Family Wellness and we hope you do too. Schedule an appointment with her today!
More information about Leigh can be found here: Leigh Reilley, LMT, CPMT
Here’s What’s Coming Up!
Essential Oils Class: EO’s during Pregnancy, Infancy, and Childhood
Healthy Eating Workshop: Decoding Food Labels
Spring Cleaning Lecture: Healthy Detox vs Fad Diets
21 Day Purification Program
Forever Baby Expo
Use the links above to get more information.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more!