This is one of my favorite times of the year. I always feel renewed, the year is my blank canvas and I am the artist that gets to make this beautiful masterpiece that is my life. I look at resolutions more in a sense of goals that I will be working toward throughout the year & for many I will break them up as to not totally overwhelm myself. I realized earlier this week that after having the baby I have not focused on diet and exercise in almost 20 months! For someone that was active before having children this was a huge eye opener for me. I want my son to see me eating well & able to keep up with his active life.
If anyone is deserving of a staff spotlight it is definitely Laurie. She has been with FASA & Dr. Hess from the very beginning and has helped to shape our practice into what it is today. She has worked almost every role from assisting in countless surgeries, scribing, back office duties you name it she has probably done it. And done it well I might add. Laurie if one of the kindest, most hardworking people I have ever met & I am so lucky to have her as one of my friends. Be sure to read on to her 20 question interview there are sure to be a few interesting responses :)
As we wind down from 2017, most of us begin to contemplate our New Year’s resolutions. For some it’s sticking to their new budget or getting more organized and for many others, it’s leading a healthier lifestyle. Although we have the best intentions of sticking to our latest goals, many will have a hard time following through because of how high the bar is set.
The important thing to keep in mind when setting goals is to start small, and then to work your way up. Do you want to walk 10,000 steps a day? Shoot for hitting 1,000 steps routinely, and then work your way up to 2,000 until that becomes a walk in the park. When we create smaller goals for our larger ones, we build confidence once they are completed, and give ourselves enough time to turn them into a routine.
I have had the pleasure of working with Julie for the past 6 years. She is not only an amazing co worker, but she is a beautiful person both inside & out. You will see Julie in our Tumwater office as the clinic lead and front office trainer. She has been with FASA just over 7 years and has touched every member of the staff in one way or another during her time here. Read on to learn more about Julie in her 20 question interview. I was even surprised with a few of her answers :)
By Ginger Vieira
Oh, you know how all these articles begin: “There’s nothing more challenging than managing diabetes during the holidays, especially Thanksgiving.” Sure, it’s true: it ain’t easy. But you know what: it ain’t impossible either.
There are many things you can do to enjoy this food-focused holiday even if your body is lacking in the Insulin Department. (My own Insulin Department went out of business in 1999….)
The fact is you can make a variety of adjustments in your medications as needed, you can swap and trade your carb choices carefully, you can cook unique recipes, and of course, you can fill up on turkey and green beans and forgo the potatoes and the cranberry sauce and the pies and cookies.