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Meet Eric Fanning of Neal's Collision Center

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Eric Fanning is President of Neal's Collision Center located in Dracut, MA. In over 16 years at Neal's Collision, Eric is best known for his expert service and amazing worksmanship. His attention to detail, quality control and customer safety are unparalleled. 

Although you may "Meet by Accident" as the company tagline states, Eric will make sure your experience is as stress free as possible by helping deal with insurance and rental cars if needed. 

Neal's Collision is Your one stop body shop, from small dents and scratches, to complete paints and custom work. They do it all BIG and small. There is nothing They won't tackle. Golf carts, Motorcycles, Motorhomes, ect... Cracked windshield, give them a call and they can take care of that as well. Auto reconditioning and detailing are also done at Neal's Collision. 

Contact:

Phone: 978-957-1000

Email: neals1000@aol.com  

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Neals-Collision-Center-Inc/86362642374

Location: 1450 Mammoth Road, Dracut Ma. 01826

 

Resume for Carl Gamberdella

Carl Gamberdella

84 Beal Street Lunenburg, MA 01462

(508) 369-3392 carlgamberdella@yahoo.com

www.linkedin.com/in/carlgamberdella

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

 

A multi-talented sales professional, with 15+ years of sales experience in several different disciplines including progressively responsible roles in business development, business to business sales, reseller account management, retail operations, sales analytics, marketing strategy and project management.

Passionate team player with high energy and proven ability to successfully develop and foster both new and existing business relationships. Leveraging these relationships to further market penetration and increase sales revenue.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

massAV, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, 2015 - Present

massAV is a regional leader in event staging and creative production services. Services range from local town hall meetings to simulcast experiences spanning the globe. An in-house creative production team creates the extraordinary utilizing the latest in video and animation technology.

 

Business Development Manager, 2015 - Present

     

Responsible for continual growth and development of both our new and existing client base. YTD results include over $1.7M in RFP opportunities.    

     

Leveraging networking and industry evolution, I identify target companies by vertical and scale, conduct research to identify key stakeholders and initiate outreach. 

     

Utilize on-line resources including LinkedIn, data.com and Salesforce to manage a strategic plan for initial outreach as well as continual account development and follow up.

     

Through a combination of networking, cold calling and email I initiate contact, build rapport and introduce our services as a solution to overcome client obstacles. 

     

Develop ongoing relationships with potential clients, secure capabilities meetings and secure RFP opportunities.

     

I work closely with our contracted digital agency to ensure social content is developed and distributed on a regular basis. This content includes social media posts, images, white pages, blog posts and regular maintenance of the company website.   

 

BOSE CORPORATION, Framingham, Massachusetts, 1996 - 2015

Bose Corporation is a world leader in consumer electronics with $2.97B in annual sales. Most notably known for the highly acclaimed Wave Radio, the company has an extensive assortment of product and innovations.

 

New Business Development Specialist III, 2011 - 2015

     

Managed the strategic Business to Business sales relationship with several high profile accounts and business partners including the NFL and PGA TOUR. Achieved annual revenue of $1.5M.

     

Channel Account Manager for several reseller accounts. Responsible for all aspects of managing the account from account recruitment to implementation, including NDA, dealer agreements, credit allocation, product assortment and marketing collateral. Achieved annual revenue of $1M.

     

Coordinated and managed most aspects of channel specific off-site sales events from inception, to implementation and through to conclusion, including final product and sales analysis. Achieved annual revenue of $1.1M.

     

Assisted in managing the Employee and Business Partner Accommodation Programs. Coordinated over 350 unique partner companies with well over 2M eligible employees. Achieved annual revenue of $9M.

 

Experiments and Communications Coordinator, 2006 - 2011

     

Provided support to the inbound call center through daily communications and development of innovative sales techniques and sales opportunities.

     

Sales channel contact liaison for the Home Entertainment, Headphone, Live Music and On-line Commerce divisions.

     

Project Manager for sales and demonstration events for both employees and end consumers.

     

Wrote frequent sales and experiments briefs to assists the call center and reported analytical results to senior management.

 

Retail Store Operations, 1996 - 2006

     

Progressed through the ranks with every position in the retail environment from Demonstration Specialist to Store Manager.

     

Lead teams of up to ten direct reports to not only meet, but to exceed sales and customer experience goals.      

 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Firefighter / EMT, Town of Lunenburg Massachusetts

    

Paid on Call / Per diem Firefighter / EMT

 

Member, Red Cross 2017 Boston Marathon Team

 

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Bachelor of Arts, Franklin Pierce University

            Major: Mass Communications

            Minor: History

 

Firefighter I/II Certification, Massachusetts Firefighting Academy

 

Emergency Medical Technician, National EMS Institute

    

Current Massachusetts Certification

    

Current National Certification

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrepreneurship for All Mentor Mixer

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For folks interested in mentoring and/or wanting to learn more. Attending does not obligate you to be a mentor. Great networking opportunities

When - Monday, November 21 from 6 - 8 pm 
Location - TreMonte Pizzeria Restaurant and Ice Bar, 44 Palmer St Lowell, Massachusetts

Kick back, relax, and meet other Mentors and potential mentors. Food is on us!

RSVP to Lianna@EforAll.org

Resume for Terence Ryan

Terence J. Ryan

www.linkedin.com/in/terenceryan

 

6 Carriage Way                                                                                                           (978) 799-8174  

Westford, MA 01886                                                                              tjrwestford@verizon.net 
 

 

Primary Areas of Expertise

 

Professional with nearly 30 years of management experience in engineering for the high tech industry coupled with a lifetime of public service and community involvement as both an elected official and volunteer.

     

Goal development

     

Program/project management

     

Budget planning

     

Innovative initiatives

     

Process development

     

Training and development

     

People Management

     

Successful contract negotiation

        

Public service

        

Collaborative problem solving

        

Advocacy work

        

Curriculum review and approval

        

Community outreach efforts

        

Special commissions subcommittees

        

Decision making based on the best interest of the community

 

 

EDUCATION

 

MBA, Business Administration,Framingham State College, Framingham, MA, 2000

BSEE, Electrical Engineering,Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, 1988

BSET, Electrical Engineering Technology,Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, 1987

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Vice Chair, School Committee, Westford Public Schools                         2012 - Present

Westford, MA

The School Committee is the elected body that establishes goals and policies for the public schools of Westford, appoints the Superintendent, and approves the school budget, currently at $54 million. 

Serve as Vice Chair and School Committee representative on various subcommittees, including:

   

Public Works Initiative Committee, which focuses on analyzing opportunities for efficiency, consolidations and cost reductions for facilities and public works activities throughout the town. We then provide recommendations to the town for consideration and implementation.

   

Pedestrian Safety Subcommittee, which addresses pedestrian safety issues throughout the town and school.

   

Healthy Communities Committee, a newly formed committee, which has been tasked with examining ways to improve the overall health of all Westford residents, including connecting bike paths to schools and adding sidewalks.

   

School Committee negotiating team, which negotiates contracts with the teachers.

   

Also previously served on the Policy Subcommittee, which reviews and updates current school policies and develops new policies.

 

Household Manager/Public Servant                                                             2015 – Present

  

Stay-at-home father who increased time commitment and responsibilities as Vice Chair of the Westford School Committee by serving on additional subcommittees, including the Town’s Public Works Initiative, Pedestrian Safety and Healthy Communities committees. 

 

ALCATEL-LUCENT                                                                                                 2000 – 2015

 

     Americas Customer Critical Issues Lead – Global Customer Quality

  

Responsible for interfacing with 15 regional quality managers and four matrixed business units in the execution of the Global Customer Critical Issue Escalation Management Process across North and South America. 

  

Managed engagement of Customer Quality Managers and internal business units to preemptively identify and resolve high impact customer issues prior to executive escalation.

  

Responsible for forming cross functional teams to focus on specific customer issues, drawing on subject matter experts and vendor involvement.

  

Responsible for producing the Americas Customer “Heatmap” Report, outlining critical issues as part of a weekly CEO Executive Committee Report.

  

Team lead for the Global Customer Scorecard Governance Committee overseeing current quality scorecards, assessing new customer requests, investigating automation techniques, central depository issues, and best practices.

  

Advocated for the inclusion of quality management during sales process ensuring a quality review of proposed commitments. 

                                                                                          

Quality Manager - Americas Quality and Customer Satisfaction        

Areas of responsibility focused on quality, process improvement and customer satisfaction.

  

Customer Quality Manager for four national wireline customers focused on the overall customer experience including resolution of issues, survey input, feedback and customer satisfaction.

 

Represent Alcatel-Lucent at Quest Forum TL 9000 requirement reviews offering input and opinions favorable to Alcatel-Lucent roadmap strategy.

 

Responsible for ISO9001/2000 certification and migration to TL9000.

  

Managed review and implementation of FCC Network Reliability Interoperability Best Practices for network security.

  

Manager focused on two specific global initiatives, Cost of Poor Quality and the development and use of new Key Process Indicators within the Lead to Cash processes.      

  

Managed four technical employees supporting global TL 9000 measurement reporting and corporate customer quality data reports for approximately 25 products.   

  

Improved Software development processes and policies by instituting structured code inspections and implementing tracking metrics based on a Quality Dashboard”. Code inspections resulted in a 50% increase in defect removal prior to test.

 

Responsible of the internal audit program including; documentation, training of auditors, scheduling, conducting audits, and resolution of corrective actions.

  

Drove Customer loyalty index scores 26% higher, while driving an exponential higher response rate.

  

Responsible for being the independent quality advocate for identified National Wireline customer accounts, working closely with aligned Program Management and Sales teams to be the Voice of the Customer back into ALU.

  

Identified metrics to track and reduce defect resolve times from over 300 days to less than half while reducing the backlog by over 80%.

  

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Tewksbury, MA                                                            1987 – 2000

 

Senior Software Quality Engineer, Integrated Defense Systems

Expanded responsibilities from entry level engineering aide to senior quality engineer responsible for quality compliance for various missile programs. 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Content contributor, Quest Forum TL9000 Measurements Handbook V4.0 (2006), V4.5 (2010) and V5.0 (2012).

 

PUBLIC SERVICE

 

   

Coach/Assistant Coach: Westford Youth Baseball/Softball, Lacrosse, Soccer and Nashoba Grizzlies Youth Hockey, Westford Waves Softball: 2003 - Present.

 

   

Chelmsford Swim and Tennis Club: Chelmsford, MA – Board of Governors, 2009 - 2012.

 

   

Centralville Neighborhood Partnership: Lowell MA, 1995 – 1999.

President May 1998 – October 1999

Treasurer, 6/96 - 6/97

Board of Directors, 6/96- 6/97

 

   

Greater Lowell Food Bank / Middlesex Shelter, 1992 - 1996

Neighborhood Coordinator

“Pantry Raid” Volunteer 

 

References available upon request

Holiday Staffing Wanted

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Award winning Deborah's Kitchen is hiring for holiday hours at our retail locations. We are adding a new member to our sales team at the events for the holiday season November and December. 

Deborah's Kitchen has been in business for 14 years and are makers of incredibily delicious, low sugar specialty fruit spreads and relishes in individual jars and gift baskets and gift towers. Retail and, or food service experience helpful.  Food lovers with enthusiasm and a desire to delight customers a must

Please respond to Deborah@deborahskitchen.com

 

 

Friends of Kevin Job Fair

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We do have space for 1 additional vendor please email me at Kevin@friendsofkevin.com if you are interested.

If you have any questions please email me at Kevin@friendsofkevin.com or call me at 978-995-1743 

Embrace Your Wardrobe November Newsletter

Sharon Jensen, CMB Consultant #792696
Newsletter - November 2016

 

Do any of these describe you?

Looking to enhance your image?
Do you have difficulty putting together outfits?
Do you need to clean out your closet?
Have a closet full of clothes, but still have nothing to wear?
Need a new MakeUp or Skin Care Routine?

I can help you resolve your wardrobe or makeup concerns - give me a call or email

 
 
Get Ready for the HOLIDAYS
Great Gifts for Him or Her

For HER - Nail Polish Set - 2 Nail Polishes - Reg $20 - Now $ 15.00
               - Gift of Younger Skin Collection - Reg $141 - Now $ 112.50
               - Eyeliner Set - Create your own - Reg $34.50 - Now $ 28.00
               - 
Lip Buffer & Lip Lift - For the winter months - Reg $33 - Now $25.00
               - Gift Certificate - Product or Services - You choose the $$ amount
               - Color Alliance - Seasonal Color & Color Wheel - Reg $150 - $125
               - Signia Body Guide - Clothing analysis - Reg $150 - Now $125

For HIM - Skin Care Starter Set - Reg $141 - Now $112.50
              - Color Alliance - Seasonal Color & Color Wheel - Reg $150 - $125
              - Signia Body Guide - Clothing analysis - Reg $150 - Now $125
 

GET THE LOOK - FREE BEAUTY HOUR

Ladies host a Beauty Hour and you will learn your Seasonal Color and your guests will get to try on Color Me Beautiful and Flori Roberts products. Earn FREE Products. I come to your home. It is FUN and EDUCATIONAL as well. Call to email to schedule your Beauty Hour.

 
To Purchase these Color Me Beautiful Products - CLICK HERE
 
Upcoming Changes - I am working on updating my website. So, you may experience difficulty accessing it. I hope to make the transition as smooth as possible. If you are looking for something and can't find it. Please shoot me an email or phone call and I will answer any and all questions.
 
From Sharon's Closet: October - Steve and I had a quiet Halloween and look forward to a busy Holiday Season. Currently, we are getting ready to go on a trip to St. George, Utah. It is a golf retirement destination. More information about our trip when we return. 

I want to Thank all my Clients who have made purchases from me during 2016. I am very grateful for your generosity and support.
 
I want to thank my family, clients and networking friends for all their support and great suggestions with regards to my business. If you are not a current client, I look forward to helping you with your wardrobe needs.

 
 
 
Copyright © 2016 - Embrace Your Wardrobe, All rights reserved.

To learn more about our services - Our website is: 
www.EmbraceYourWardrobe.com

Our mailing address is:
Sharon@EmbraceYourWardrobe.com

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Resume for Lisa Walters

      Lisa Walters

354 N. Main St. #305                                                                                                  L_Walters@yahoo.com

Andover, MA  01810                                                                                                     978-886-3892 tel

 

   SUMMARY

 

I am a highly professional, results driven ESL teacher and multicultural coordinator with the experience of teaching ESL, Spanish, and French to culturally diverse learners at high schools, colleges and beyond.  Having taught, lived, and studied abroad, I am excited about our culturally diverse populations and relate to their struggles.   I teach languages online and face to face, and enjoy using technology to supplement the students’ learning. As a multicultural coordinator, I am interested in building community that supports our ELL population and enriches every student’s academic experience.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL SKILLS

 

Microsoft Word                     Microsoft Excel         Microsoft PowerPoint          Microsoft Windows Clickers                                     Blackboard                Chatrooms                            Online teaching

Program coordinator           

 

        ESL, FRENCH, AND SPANISH

 

ESL Instructor                                                                                                                       2015-present

Taught Listening and Speaking, Reading and Writing, Critical Thinking, and Living and Learning in

the USA  to multicultural students

 

StudyGroup, North Andover, MA 

Prepares international students for success in American Schools, focusing on English language

skills and acculturation.

  • Secured placement for international students in American schools
  • Developed courses such as “Living and Learning in the USA”

 

Business ESL Instructor                                                                                                       Summer 2014                                  

Taught Business English as a Second Language focusing on oral presentations and writing effective emails, memos, reports, and project summaries.

 

SEFAS International, Burlington, MA

Helps companies determine project scopes, timelines,  and resourcing.  Provides strategy, coaching, and guidance to make a project happen.

  • Created course curriculum, chose texts, and successfully incorporated the

company’s required documents to improve the students’ writing and presentations

·        

Students English proficiency progressed from C1 to C2 on the International Scale  

.  

 French Professor                                                                                                                    2010-2016

 Taught language and French Cinema with a focus on French culture

Department of World Languages and Cultures, University of   Massachusetts Lowell.

  • Taught all levels
  • Published articles and gave presentations on French Literature and second language acquisition

 

French Professor Department of Continuing Education, UMass Lowell                            2014-2015     

French 4 online. Advanced topics in grammar with a focus on French culture

  • Received excellent teacher evaluations
  • Managed chat rooms, blackboard, online gradebook

                                   

Teaching Fellow,French Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI                                1996-2003 Taught Introduction to the Literary Experience (52)

Analysis of literary texts from the 17th century to the present, including French and

Francophone narrative fiction, drama, poetry, and film

  • Worked as teaching consultant
  • Received excellent Teacher evaluations

                                   

ESL Teaching Consultant, Lawrence Family Development Charter School,                     Fall 2002 

Lawrence, MA Taught teaching assistants ESL including reading, writing,

listening and speaking

  • Student’s level improved on International Scale
  • Became acclimated to elementary student needs

                                   

ESL and Language Substitute, Andover Public Schools                                         Fall 2002-2012 Andover, MA                                    

  • Students’ writing improved
  • Students’ speaking improved

 

High School Teacher, Multicultural Coordinator                                                                 1991-1996

The Pingree School, South Hamilton, MA.               

  French language (AP), Cinema, Culture; Spanish 1 & 2

  • Produced and coordinated various programs on Multicultural Education
  • Motivated and enabled students to execute the above work

 

EDUCATION

PhD, French Studies, Spanish minor (Emphasis Second Language Acquisition) Brown University, Providence, RI

 

MA, 19th and 20th Century Francophone and French Literature (ESL certification) Brown University, Providence, RI (ESL certification)

 

 

MA, French Film and 20th century (French, Spanish certification), Ohio State University, Columbus OH.

 

BA, French and Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, OH

 

 

 

Resume for Robert Gordon

Robert E. Gordon                                                                                  (978) 875-1755

1221 Pawtucket Blvd., Unit 91, Lowell, MA  01854                                                                      hudsonmaa@gmail.com

 

SUMMARY:   Mechanical Engineering Professional with experience in engineering, manufacturing and documentation practices.

 

SKILLS:        Design Software: SolidWorks, I-DEAS Master Series, Pro-Engineer, Mechanical

                       Desktop, AutoCAD 14, Working Model, MATLAB, and MathCAD.

                       Computers: Experienced PC, Mac, and UNIX workstations user.

                       Inspection Equipment: microscopes and dynascopes.

                       Machine Shop: lathes, milling machines, and numerical controlled milling machine.

                       Test Equipment: tensile test machine and environmental test equipment.

                       Miscellaneous: Microsoft Word and Excel software and ASME GD&T.

 

EDUCATION

 

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts–Lowell, 2000, GPA: 3.42

Member of Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society

Member of Pi Tau Sigma, Mechanical Engineering National Honor Society

 

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT:

Self-implemented projects for alternative energy patents                                                           2004 to Present

 

Customer Service, DEMOULAS/MARKET BASKET, Littleton, MA                           2011 to Present

 

Home Health Aide, ELDERLY CARE, Hudson, MA                                                        2005 to 2011

 

Engineering Contractor                                                                                                          2006

Contract work at SOLIDVISION, Oxford, MA

·  

Created drawings of extremely precise dental implants using Solidworks CAD software.

 

Engineering Contractor                                                                                                          2005

GENERAL COMPUTER RESOURCES INC, Burlington, MA

Contract work at Analogic Corporation, Peabody, MA

·  

Implemented strict documentation procedures by conducting ECOs, modified or re-created solid models using I-DEAS and saved files in various formats for drawing review and manufacturing.

·  

Improved productivity by discovering and correcting inconsistencies between markup files and CAD files and informed the project engineers of these errors.

 

Engineering Contractor                                                                                                           2005

NATIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICE CORPORATION, Woburn, MA

Contract work at Belmont Instrument Corporation, Billerica, MA

·  

Located over 100 lost CAD files, and established a new database of these files still used today, thereby saving the company the time and cost of recreating the files.

·  

Minimized company time and cost by reverse engineered telescopic I.V. bag hanger design.

 

Salesman at LEGO, Burlington, MA                                                                             2003 to 2005

 

Teacher at GRACE CHAPEL, Lexington, MA                                                             2002 to 2003

 

Mechanical Engineer                                                                                                   2000 to 2002

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION ALLEN-BRADLEY, Chelmsford, MA

·  

Created and modified production drawings.

·  

Worked on ECO’s.

·  

Conducted life tests for various sensing devices to test environmental integrity.

 

Process Development Engineer                                                                                                2000

RAYTHEON ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS CORPORATION, Andover, MA

·  

Interfaced with Manufacturing Engineer and Process Engineering team to extract Semi-rigid cable info. (Pro-Piping) and create manufacturing inspection templates from solid model database using PRO/ENGINEER 3D CAD/Intralink software.

·  

Created Process Plan for manufacturing.

 

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE       

 

Teacher Assistant (Volunteer), ARUNA’S PLACE FOR CHILDREN, Sudbury, MA                  2008 to 2009

 

Teacher Assistant, GOLDEN POND RESIDENTIAL CARE, Hopkinton, MA                                        2008

 

SECURITY CLEARANCE:  Secret (Mitre Corporation) – 1995

 

 

Acupuncture Center of Southern NH November Newsletter

Qi Mail™
The Acupuncture Newsletter

November 2016

Vicki (Jessop) Irwin Lic. Ac., MAc, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
Acupuncture Center of Southern NH
71 Spit Brook Road, Suite 407
Nashua, NH 03060
603-589-9805

Healthy Aging and Living Life with Vitality

"Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator." -- Confucius

Could this be the fate of the aging as Confucius decreed? To be able to enjoy the golden years of life implies a life well lived and that a good, if not excellent, standard of health was maintained. Our attitudes towards the elderly and aging, in general, are not always so encouraging. How to live a life with vitality and exuberance, one that can last until the time of death is not a foolish quest, but one that is recognized by acupuncture and Oriental medicine as realistic and completely within reach.

Oriental medicine has a long history of healing and rejuvenation that teaches us a great deal about aging well. Two thousand years ago, ancient Chinese scholars described the stages of aging in the Huang Di Neijing (The Yellow Emperor's Internal Classic). They remind us that we cannot change our genetics, but we can change how we live to extend and improve the quality of our lives.

Acupuncture and Oriental medicine emphasize prevention over treatment. This makes a great deal of sense because treating an illness that has already damaged the body is much more difficult than preventing the illness from occurring in the first place. It is never too late. You can begin today.

One of the basic tenets of acupuncture and Oriental medicine theory is the belief that all disease results from the imbalance of yin and yang forces. Yin qualities include darkness, quiet, moisture and formlessness. Yang qualities are represented by light, noise, dryness and form. Running is a yang activity, whereas the rest that comes afterwards is a function of yin. Resting allows for the renewal of depleted energy reserves, which, in turn, makes activity possible. This is one way to describe how the dynamic relationship between yin and yang powers our life force.

The challenges of aging also result from this lack of balance between yin and yang energies. This means that some conditions and symptoms of disease associated with advanced aging may be mitigated by bringing these two energies into harmony again. For example, dry eyes and poor vision can be addressed by acupuncture treatments that focus on nurturing yin and increasing yang. Yin fluids will provide lubrication to the eyes, while an increase in yang helps ensure more energy can reach the top of the head to help improve vision.

Whatever your starting point, you can make positive changes to enhance the quality of your life. Supporting the different ways of improving your health and preventing illness, Oriental medicine promotes living a balanced life. A healthy diet, active lifestyle and emotional well-being are the basic components of Oriental medicine that help point you on the path toward a long and quality life.

Are you experiencing a waning in your Qi? Have concerns about conditions associated with aging? Call for an appointment today!

 

Six Easy Tips for Greater Health and Longevity

Aging may be inevitable, but your later years can be vibrant and healthy if attention is given to supporting your physical, mental and emotional well-being. These tips are just a few of the ways that you can bring balance into your life. You don't need to try doing all of them at once. Focus on one or two of them.

Practice Gratitude
Grateful people report higher levels of positive emotions, life satisfaction, vitality, and optimism, and lower levels of depression and stress, according to Robert A. Emmons, a researcher and professor at University of California-Davis who has authored four books on the subject of the psychology of gratitude.

Dr. Emmons states that the disposition toward gratitude appears to enhance pleasant feeling states more than it diminishes unpleasant emotions. Grateful people do not deny or ignore the negative aspects of life, but they have a healthy attitude towards them.

Make Exercise a Priority
People who exercise more are less likely to be stressed and more likely to be satisfied with life, according to Danish researchers. Compared with sedentary people, joggers are 70 percent less likely to have high stress levels and life dissatisfaction.

Qi Gong and Tai Chi are non-impact exercises that focus on repetitive movements with attention to breathing. Tai Chi and Qi Gong use gentle movements and low physical impact, which are ideal for aging bodies.

The benefits of these exercises include a slower heart rate, lowered blood pressure, and drops in adrenaline and cortisol levels. Making these exercises a regular practice can lead to better health and vitality. The Mayo Clinic reported results from two studies on these ancient practices that concluded they can also alleviate chronic pain.

Take a Day of Rest
Take a day of rest per week from your regular schedule to recharge. Rejuvenation for the body and mind is worth its weight in gold and you will be more productive with the rest of your time!

Get Good Sleep Regularly
Your body repairs itself best at night, so allow plenty of time for it to do so. Good sleep patterns follow nature. Morning is bright and the most Yang time of day, indicating activity. Night is the dark period, a time to slow down and enter the Yin phase of the day.

Poor sleep has been linked to high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, heart failure, heart attacks, stroke, diabetes and obesity. Research has shown that getting at least eight hours of sleep is needed for good heart health.

Alleviate and Manage Stress Levels
Stress is a normal part of life, but if left unmanaged, stress can lead to emotional, psychological, and even physical problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pains or an irregular heartbeat. Numerous studies have demonstrated the substantial benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of stress, anxiety and mental health.

In addition to acupuncture, Oriental medicine offers a whole gamut of tools and techniques that can be integrated into your life to keep stress in check. These tools include Tui Na, Qi Gong exercises, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, meditations and acupressure that you can administer at home.

Address Health Concerns Quickly: Don't Wait!
Many diseases can be cured easily if they are caught early, but people often put off seeking treatment. They ignore important signals that something is wrong with their body. We all get warnings about our health and well-being, but these warnings are like traffic lights. They tell us what we ought to do, but they cannot make us do it.

 

 

In This Issue

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Healthy Aging and Living Life with Vitality

·        

Six Easy Tips for Greater Health and Longevity

·        

Managing Osteoporosis

Managing Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that causes brittle or porous bones due to a reduction in the bone mineral density. Bone is comprised of living tissue, which is constantly dying and renewing itself.

Normally, old bone is cleared away as new growth occurs. However, when new bone cannot be generated, bones become soft and weak. So, should a fall or coughing fit occur, a fracture may arise. In more severe cases, a break can occur without a noticeable event.

Usually the early stages of osteoporosis do not include noticeable signs or symptoms. In later stages, back pain, loss of height, poor posture or easily occurring bone fractures may happen.

Although anyone can develop osteoporosis, it occurs most frequently among post-menopausal white and Asian women.

Other contributors include low calcium intake, prolonged use of corticosteroid drugs, heavy alcohol consumption, smoking and an inactive lifestyle.

A patient suffering from the consequences of brittle and porous bones may be diagnosed by a practitioner of acupuncture and Oriental medicine with a deficiency of yin. Healthy bone depends on a system of blood vessels to deliver nourishment.

Considered a thickened form of body fluids, blood falls under the domain of yin. When yin is in short supply, dryness is the natural result. A disruption or deficiency in the blood supply to the skeletal system may interfere with its ability to properly lubricate and nourish bone.

In addition to receiving acupuncture treatments to help nourish yin, there are some things you can do at home to address your symptoms of osteoporosis, including increasing physical activity and consuming foods high in calcium that support the skeletal system.

An increase physical activity that includes resistance, flexibility and weight-bearing exercises will strengthen muscles, improve stability and balance, help slow mineral loss and improve cardiovascular health.

If you have osteoporosis, work with a therapist to select appropriate exercises for your health. Choosing exercises with slower controlled movements such as Tai Chi or Qi Gong and avoiding high-impact exercises with jerky movements will reduce the risk of fractures.

To learn how acupuncture and Oriental medicine can assist in prevention and provide osteoporosis support, call for a consultation today!