Well, it's been about a month that I have been operating from two wellness centers.
So, how's that going?
I'm so glad you asked. It's going wonderfully. The other practitioners at both locations are very warm, welcoming, and make a great team to work with.
It's terrific knowing, and working closely, with so many qualified healers- of all stripes.
And with technology being what it is nowadays, I can be accessible by phone and email to patients no matter my zip code. Phone appointments, something that I have always offered, are particularly easy to book as I can be holding those from either location.
This is shaping up to be a win-win: I can provide care to more patients in more regions of east Multnomah county without losing any quality of care that my patients have come to know and expect.
So where and when can you find me in action?
There will be minor adjustments to days and times of both clinics, depending on how the need at each location is shaping up, so just check my When & Where page, or the online scheduler websites for the most up to date information.
For Apex Wellness Center in SE Portland, click here.
For Gresham Wellness Center, click here.
Thank you all for your ongoing support,
Gusts, flurries and dustings of snow. It's Portland, so we don't actually own snow shovels. Nine times out of 10 the snow doesn't even stick. And we like it that way, or else we frequent Mt. Hood.
My question is, how does the snow affect you? Are you running out the door to make snow angels (well, don't do that right now, or they'd be sludge angels) or do you curse the weather and all the bad drivers it brings?
For most of us in town, an inch or two is enough to completely change our day, our schedule and our routine. Schools are cancelled, trips across town are suddenly monumental tasks and businesses are suddenly and inexplicably closed (hey, they don't want to drive in the snow with Portlanders any more than you do).
Not all work grinds to a halt. Many must continue trekking to work and raising an already high level of work-related stress to nearly unbearable levels.
So before you get stuck in the next "big" snow, being pulled every direction by demands (go in to work and finish the project or go sledding on bunny slopes?), take a minute to recognize and readjust your expectations to living a life in overwhelm mode.
Do you feel:
These are some of the most common expressions of an overwhelmed life crumpling under time pressure and demands. Don't resign yourself to living under these constraints, there is a way out- I promise. Read more here and let's chat soon.
To life, health, and warm cups of tea,
Please see the feature on Dr. Angela and our clinic in yesterday's "Meet Your Neighbors" series. Find it here. It's wonderful to be a contributing, supportive member of an equally cooperative neighborhood. Community, that's what it's all about right?
Thank you, dear friends, for giving me the opportunity to share my healing profession with you all. I truly appreciate you all.
I'd like to introduce you to the name chosen to represent the idea which has been years in the crafting. After more than a year of brainstorming, I have decided upon what might seem like a logical, straightforward name based upon geographic location- but I like to think that there's more than meets the eye.
I had a pretty lofty goal: one name which represents all the ideas, philosophy and goals that I would like my professional career to engender- while also being short, catchy, and easy to understand. Pages and pages of names brainstormed, bubbling up to the surface in a moment, to be discarded the next. Too foofy, too girly, too obtuse, too hippy, too difficult to spell or pronounce correctly- each name had a downfall.
From the beginning, local/geographical names appealed to me but for the most part are existing clinics themselves: Northwest this, Portland that, Cascade, Oregon- none were quite right. After so many months of mulling it over, I had the feeling that when the right name showed up to my brainstorming sessions I'll know it. And last month, it happened just like that.
I'm not sure what prompted the particular train of thought, but thinking back on different historical names for the region led me to Portland often being called the City of Roses, or the Rose City. The name just stuck. I couldn't get it out of my head. I loved the ring of it, and quickly went to the Oregon business name database to check its availability. Surprisingly (as has been said by more than a few friends and family members) it was mine for the taking- so I took the plunge and registered my first-ever business identity.
As an explanation for what the name means to me, I have quite a few. Growing up in Portland, the name "City of Roses" and "Rose City" has appeared my life frequently. A few of these memories are playing in a marching band in the Junior Rose Festival as a youth and learning to play tee-ball from my grandpa at Rose City Park. Roses in general evoke memories with my grandmother in Salem. She and I are both June babies (rose is the flower for June), and she has many varieties of roses growing along her front path. The smell of roses reminds me of both her house and her mother's house- who also grew scores of roses on her property.
Although a flowery name was more "girly" than I intended, the rose and "Rose City" imagery was just too perfect to pass up. I hope you enjoy my future clinic's name and please feel free to leave me any comments below. Thank you for your support!