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Decreases pain
Relaxes your muscles
Prevents heart disease
Adds joy and zest to life
Eases anxiety and fear
Relieves stress
Improves mood
Releases endorphins
Strengthens relationships
Attracts others to us
Enhances teamwork
Helps defuse conflict
Promotes group bonding
The stressed-out doctor spotted
Bob the hypochondriac sitting in
the surgery waiting room as he
walked through to speak to the
practice nurse.
¡®Not again, Bob,¡¯ said the over-
worked GP. ¡®You were only here
on Monday afternoon, and now
on Wednesday morning?¡¯
¡®Couldn¡¯t come yesterday
though,¡¯ replied Bob, ¡®I was ill.¡¯
Did you hear about the auto me-
chanic who went to a psychia-
trist and insisted on laying under
the couch?
Two psychiatrists were walking
down a hall.
One turned to the other and
said, ¡°Hello.¡±
The other one thought, ¡°I won-
der what he meant by that.¡±
How many psychologists does it
take to change a light bulb? Just
one, but it takes nine visits.
Create Warmth & Peace
The Future of Healthcare
A welcome paradigm shift in healthcare is immi-
nent. While the conventional system marches on
with the disease-centric pharmaceutical model a
quiet revolution is happening.
Just recently the prestigious Cleveland Clinic an-
nounced the establishment of its Center for Func-
tional Medicine.
And meanwhile, an army of physicians from around
the country has been discovering the joy and
success of treating patients under the functional
medicine umbrella.
With ever expanding coding, data collection, docu-
mentation bureaucracy, prior authorization, mean-
ingful use and so on, there are days I feel more
like an accountant than a physician.
For the sake of the art of medicine and true heal-
ing, the patient-centered world of integrative, ho-
listic, functional medicine is coming, and hopefully,
it won¡¯t long be the alternative.
(Scott Rollins, MD, is Board Certified with the
American Board of Family Practice and the
American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative
Medicine. He specializes in bioidentical hormone
replacement for men and women, thyroid and
adrenal disorders, fibromyalgia and other complex
medical conditions.
He is founder and medical director of the Integra-
tive Medicine Center of Western Colorado (www. and Bellezza Laser Aesthetics (www. Call 970.245.6911 for an appt
or more information.)
Health & Nurturing 2019 August/September
Pg 7 - The Sunshine Express
Teaming up to help others may make your
neighbors feel more connected and people
on the receiving end of such kindness tend to
pay it forward.
6) Live by the golden rule.
Treat your neighbors as you would like to be
Clean up after pets and kids, drive through at
reasonable speeds, don¡¯t be overly loud, mow
at reasonable hours, return anything you¡¯ve
borrowed and generally stay aware of how
you¡¯re coming across to others.
It feels good to live in a neighborhood that
feels more like a community than an anony-
mous collection of strangers.
Consider how you can take the initiative to
create warmth and peace within your own
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6 ways to create community
in your neighborhood
(BPT): It¡¯s easy to see the value of living in caring
neighborhoods and being good neighbors.
One recent survey found 75 percent of Americans
think it¡¯s important to welcome new neighbors, 58
percent say it¡¯s important for neighbors to socialize
and 37 percent are more likely to seek help from
a neighbor than a friend when it comes to small
The chance to meet others is often cited as a
primary reason millennials prefer living in urban
The survey found 58 percent of millennials have
had face-to-face interactions with their neighbors,
while 40 percent wish they were better connected
than they already are.
Interested in becoming a better inhabitant of your
own neighborhood? Consider these suggestions
aimed at promoting a kinder, friendlier environ-
1) Introduce yourself.
Take the first step. Instead of avoiding contact
when in your yard or out for a walk, shake hands,
say hi and make an effort to remember people¡¯s
Even when in-person contact is brief, it can go a
long way toward helping people feel connected and
more like friends than strangers.
2) Take new neighbors housewarming gifts.
Make newcomers feel wanted and welcome by ac-
knowledging their arrival with a thoughtful gift.
One meaningful and sure-to-be-welcome idea is
a beautifully fragranced soy candle from Bright
Endeavors, a Chicago-area nonprofit that employs
young mothers. Every purchase helps empower
young women by teaching them job training and
giving them the skills needed to gain permanent
employment and provide for their children.
3) Give new families contact info for
neighbors and neighborhood amenities.
Include phone numbers for emergency services,
doctors¡¯ offices, dentists, schools, babysitters, en-
tertainment options, sources of great takeout food,
dry cleaners and any other assets you think may
be helpful.
People will appreciate your insider view into local
amenities, and they¡¯ll be more likely to communi-
cate key information to others if their contact info
is readily available.
4) Organize a neighborhood event.
It could be as simple as a front-porch open house
or as strategically planned as a neighborhood
cleanup, but any gathering that brings people to-
gether to socialize is bound to create goodwill and
a friendlier neighborhood vibe.
5) Stay aware of who needs help.
When possible, organize meal delivery, dog walk-
ing, transportation or other assistance for neigh-
bors going through tough times.
The Benefits of Laughter
Boosts immunity
Lowers stress hormones
Healthy Humor