Monthly Archives: January 2012

On new year resolutions

“We’re hoping to succeed; we’re okay with failure. We just don’t want to land in between.”

–David Chang

I noticed this year that lot’s of people I spoke to about new year resolutions had sort of given up on the idea.  “Why bother” “what’s the use”, they’d say.  Personally I like the idea of having one point in the year where I can think about the coming one and have a fresh start at some of my goals.  Winter seems as a good a time as any, doesn’t it?  Cold, still, dark, death before birth.

I have 3 goals that I am focusing on this year; one, to sing more, two, to practice a bit more hatha yoga — although I consider daily life my yoga practice, my body is appreciating this re-invention, and three, to face each difficulty with enthusiasm, excitement, and curiosity!  Warning, be careful about making goals like that last one, the universe has an odd sense of humor!

So here we are approaching the end of January already, and I notice that some of my wishes are starting to wane already.  What to do, what to do…  Avoid the middle!  I would change the above quote slightly, I say, “I am going for success, I am okay with failure…  As long as I am striving to do my best, I can accept failure.  Failure is inevitable some of the time and when viewed as a friend — a teacher, merely inspires us to try again, in the same way a child learns to walk.  The middle is more like that place we go where we give in to our complacency, our acceptance of “the way things are”.

So as February roles around take stock of your new year resolutions!  Strive for success, and be okay with failure, like a child learning to walk.  As soon as you say failure is not an option, you’ve just said innovation is not an option.  (seth godin)  Accept that you will have failures and use them to help you get back on track.

As for me, I am saluting the sun in the morning and singing at the moon.  The third one will come to me whether I choose it or not!

What are your new year resolutions?


Acupuncture in the New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Beginning in January we will be making a few adjustments to our acupuncture schedule. Michael will be back to his schedule of MWF from 9-2, (note last appointment at 1), Daphne will be working on Tuesday/Thursday from 12-5 (last appointment at 4) and Saturday from 10-3 (last appointment at 2).  We are trying out the new hours on Tuesday/Thursday, so let us know what your preference is.  Steve is cutting back to take on a clinic supervisor role at the Pacific Rim College and will be working Wednesday and Friday from 2-7 (last appointment at 6).

I hope to have someone covering the Monday night shift soon!  But at least for the next few weeks we won’t be able to offer treatments during the Monday evening shift.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

We hope to have our on-line booking up and running this month and will keep you posted.  This will enable you to see available appointments and to book yourself in!

We are always eager to hear your thoughts, ideas, and experiences at hemma and with that in mind, we are planning a customer survey in the near future to help us gain some understanding about how we can better serve you!  We hope you will participate!

Best Wishes,