Page 31

Thursday, August 8, 2013 – The Pagosa Springs SUN – PREVIEW – Section 1 – Page 13

Help, how do I control this thing? 6XPPHU&OHDUDQFH&RQWLQXHV

“There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.� — Louis XIV, 1638-1715, known as Louis the Great, who became king of France at the tender age of 5. Now that you have a giant on your side, nothing is impossible. Staying with the giant who will definitely move you forward will take courage and, at the same time, will connect you to who you really are and empower you. Once you get momentum going in your life, i.e. changes taking place and progress is obvious, it may scare the bejesus out of you. (That’s an Irish term brought to the South, at least that’s where I learned it.) This will be the ultimate comfort zone test. If your life is moving and changing faster

7KH 6XFFHVVIXO 1XW 6XH(OOHQ+DQLQJ

than you can keep up with, you may wish to put the skids on it or at least slow it down. Question: Why would you want to interfere with movement in a positive direction? Let’s percolate on that one a while and look at some possible resistances or thoughts that keep momentum in check. These all fall under the category of that thing we are trying to master ‌ attitude.

1. Avoiding risks to stay with what we know even if it’s painful. 2. Settling for less. 3. Could if he/she would be different. 4. I try to change ‌ but. 5. That’s easy for you to say. 6. I’m not rich enough to do that. 7. I’m not lucky. One thing your giant will do is make you keenly aware of even slight changes in attitude. It’s always been easy to recognize poor attitude in others, but we can justify and rationalize our own day in and day out until we decide to wad those old ways up and throw them away. From time to time, I have shared with you some of my

7KHVH,WHPV2Q6DOH$XJ

6WUDZ+DWV 2II

• Stetson • Resistol • Texas Hat

&KLOGUHQ’V&ORWKLQJ

2II &ROXPELD+LNLQJ 2II %RRWV 6DQGDOV

Buy now for back to school!

Over 50 styles men, women & children

it’s a keeper!

:LWKDVLQJHVDPHGD\%ULJKWRQ SXUFKDVHRIRUPRUHUHFHLYHWKLV ,W¡VD.HHSHU-HZHOU\%R[DEVROXWHO\ )5(($XJ

n See Nut on next page

Lane

/HWRXUIULHQGO\DQGNQRZOHGJHDEOHVWDII KHOS\RXJHWRXWĂ€WWHG

n continued from previous page

choose my stories. He gets a little uptight about these articles. Oh me, what’s a person to do? Final brushstroke: I should have taken the higher ground and been kinder. Sometimes, it feels so good to wallow in the mud, even if it’s just for a few minutes,

but it doesn’t produce a good night’s sleep. I’ll try to be kinder next time.

Artist’s quote “Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good

things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.� — Emmanuel Swedenborg, 16881772, scientist, philosopher and theologian

Established 1900 =V[LK!)LZ[TLUZJSV[OPUNZ[VYL‹)LZ[^VTLUZJSV[OPUNZ[VYL

Readers’ comments

‹ ‹+V^U[V^U7HNVZH:WYPUNZ

Send your comments to betty@bettyslade.com.

The Primary Care Clinic at Pagosa Springs Medical Center welcomes patients of Dr. Pruitt and Dr. Estes. The clinic accepts Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurances, and self-payors with an enhanced sliding fee scale now up to 100%. Integrated healthcare for all. better. Charlene Borja, DO board certiďŹ ed in family medicine preventative medicine, health and wellness education

Peter D. Marshall, MD vice chief of staff board certiďŹ ed in family medicine accepting Medicare patients

Sara Shively, PA-C accredited by NCCPA (National Commission on CertiďŹ cation of Physician Assistants) specializing in family medicine and urgent care

Carole Nasralla, MD board certiďŹ ed in family medicine specializing in prenatal care

Fran Schreiber-Custer, PA-C accredited by NCCPA (National Commission on CertiďŹ cation of Physician Assistants) specializing in family medicine

Tabitha Winkler, NP-C certiďŹ ed by American Academy of Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner

WELLNESS CENTER

W O M E N ’ S H E A LT H PLASTIC SURGERY

I N - PAT I E N T C A R E : 1 1 - B E D H O S P I TA L

For personalized assistance in selecting your new family physician, call Kelly or Tina at 970.731.9545. Schedule your free heart health check with the Wellness Center, 970.731.1533.

TELEMEDICINE: STROKE AND CARDIAC

C L I N I C : P R E N A T A L / P E D I A T R I C / F A M I LY M E D I C I N E GENERAL SURGERY

coming fall 2013 Jason Wallace, DO board certiďŹ ed in family medicine

END-OF-LIFE CARE

L A B O R AT O R Y

ORTHOPEDICS

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PHARMACY

95 S. PAGOSA BLVD | 970.731.9545 | pagosaspringsmedicalcenter.org |

INFUSION

W O R K E R S C O M P E N S AT I O N C A R E R A D I O L O G Y: 1 2 8 S L I C E C T S C A N

/psmedicalcenter

The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1C1-12-0001 from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the ofďŹ cial views of HHS or any of its agencies.

080813issuesm  
080813issuesm  
Advertisement