December is here! It’s filled with twinkling lights, rosie red cheeks, warm blankets, brisk weather and most importantly, it is filled with gratitude. Think about your family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, anyone in your life that is pushing you to be a better version of yourself. The gratitude you feel towards them is the essence of this season. And, as the hustle and bustle approaches, continue to focus on your gratitude and the spirit it holds. December is also a great time to reflect on your year. Think about yourself back in January, the goals you had set and the journey you went on as the seasons changed. We hope you can confidently say that you have grown from the experiences you have had in 2016 and can move forward to creating new and exciting plans for 2017.
In December’s newsletter, we are sharing meaningful ways to give. These gifts you won’t find on a shelf, yet they will create lasting memories and will challenge us all to think outside the box. We know this month also entails lots of cookies, pies and tempting treats. To help you stay on track, we are sharing a great incline workout from our Health & Wellness Coach, Tiffany. It takes 30 minutes and you will feel recharged afterwards. Then, we made a Mulling Spice recipe that is perfect to add to any tea, wine or cider. It also makes a nice gift! Lastly, hear from our member and Wellness Champion, Patrick. He has inspired many of his colleagues to continue living a healthy lifestyle and even developed a program that was accepted as an abstract to the 2016 Mayo Clinic Quality Conference! He is an inspiration and we want to thank him for all the effort he has invested to help change others’ lives for the healthier.
Wishing you health and happiness this holiday season,
Dr. Paul Limburg, M.D., Medical Director
and Beth Riley, Director
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