April 6 (Newsletter #1)

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Hi to all my amazingly resilient patients!! We certainly have to be in this relentlessly changing landscape we are living in right now.

Now more than ever, we need to focus on what is good in our lives. Every day, make a list of 10 things you are grateful for and get into the feeling place of that gratitude. And limit your news intake if you want to reduce your stress levels. Don’t forget to breathe!! Breathe in deeply for four counts, hold for two, out for four (four times) and be aware of your breath moving through your body. This stimulates the vagus nerve and reduces stress. I will post the 3-Part Breath to reduce anxiety and quiet the mind on our Facebook Fan page.

As you know, my office is closed temporarily for your safety and ours. I am available for emergency treatment. Please phone the office number if you have any questions or concerns. All calls are forwarded to my cell. I will be closed for the month of April and my staff will be contacting you to reschedule your appointments. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

The following is an excellent, fun video on how to wash your hands and do social distancing. https://youtu.be/7kt06_cXPvY

It has recently been recommended that all of us wear some sort of face covering when we go to public places. Here is a link to how to make three different kinds. One requires no sewing, just a T-shirt, scissors and rubber bands.

I know many of us not only enjoy shopping for clothes but are also cleaning out our clothes closets. Thredup is an online consignment/thrift store. It is amazing. My daughter and I love them. They will also accept clothes on consignment. Check them out. May be a way to get a few bucks.

My wish for all of us is that we all continue to support each other and reflect on our lives and where we really want to go with them. Have a wonderful week!

Dr. Hansen