More than ever thriving and surviving are for front in our lives. While we as a community and World wait for the outcome of this pandemic we still must LIVE, ADJUST and become POSITIVE for ourselves to show family and friends we can be resourceful and resilient.
Cleveland Clinic is offering a free eight-week health challenge for the Euclid / Collinwood communities. This fun competition will build on the success of the 2019 health challenge, which saw participants lower their blood pressure, lose weight and learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle. The next challenge kicks off on March 4, 2020 with an event from 5:30-8:30pm at Euclid Hospital Waltz Auditorium, 18901 Lake Shore Boulevard in Euclid. The kick-off event will include an introduction to the program, initial health screenings, educational information and light refreshments. The eight-week program includes group exercise sessions and health talks with Cleveland Clinic caregivers and other lifestyle management professionals in the community. Pre - and post-challenge health screenings are performed to help participants track their progress and celebrate their success. The program is free, but registration is required. To register or for more information, visit clevelandclinic.org/HCI, call 216.692.8969, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
There is a Heroin Epidemic that is killing our kids, and it isn't going away, it's only getting worse. No one wants to talk about it and everyone thinks it won't affect them. I used to think that way until 2012 when I found out my daughter was using and less than 9 months later we lost her to an overdose. Back then it was just the beginning of Heroin taking a hold in cities all across our country, and I knew nothing about the drug much less how to help my daughter. Now you have Fentanyl mixed with Heroin and the deaths are increasing.
You probably think "It won't happen to my kid", and I pray it doesn't because the loss is devastating. But odds are the life of someone you love or know will be changed because of Heroin. So what can you do to help them? You can start by not being ashamed because of their addiction. If you are ashamed or afraid to talk about it how can you expect an addict to feel comfortable enough to ask you for help.
The onset of the Coronavirus and its rapid spread has caused much concern. What everyone needs to realize is that your immune system must be strengthened to protect yourself.
I am Natalie-Jo Flynn Founder and CEO of Move That Mountain Health & Life Coaching. It is my mission to spark curiosity towards wellness in our community and inspire you to beome the CEO of your health and wellness.
Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital has been part of the Euclid and Collinwood communities since 1952 when it moved from Glenville to its current location. The hospital has a strong history of caring for the community, which is a tradition that continues today. Nationally renowned specialties include sub-acute (skilled nursing) care, neuro-rehabilitation, emergency medicine, senior behavioral health, geriatric assessment, orthopaedics and outpatient rehabilitation. The hospital continues to invest in improving the services offered for patients. In fall of 2019, Euclid Hospital opened a new Senior Behavioral Medicine Unit. The $3.1 million investment created increased living space for Euclid Hospital behavioral medicine patients with rooms, dining and common areas. Currently, a $1 million inpatient pharmacy upgrade is underway, to be completed in April, and a $600,000 renovation to the aquatic therapy pool is scheduled to begin this spring.
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s caps 18-month strategic growth with acquisition of two prominent pediatric practices
CLEVELAND – After 18 months of strategic growth initiatives, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s (UH Rainbow) now provides comprehensive and integrated care to more children in Northeast Ohio than ever before. The physicians of two prominent practices – Green Road Pediatrics in South Euclid and KidsFirst Pediatrics in Willoughby Hills – chose to join UH Rainbow for the more than 20,000 children they see annually.
Happy February All,
I am Natalie-Jo Founder and CEO of Move That Mountain Health & Life Coaching. It is such a privilege to write this column each month for the past 19 months and counting.
What is your vision, goal and plan? I see the future of your health better than ever if that is what you want.
Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care (Leapfrog news release). Other east side Cleveland Clinic hospitals receiving A grades include Main Campus, Hillcrest, South Pointe and Marymount Hospitals.
Happy December All,
We are happy and excited to welcome the Christmas season into our home. The guests from out of town, the delicious food, and the fun outings top our list. Gift-giving and receiving is fun, but it is the joy of spending time together with family and friends that warms my heart.
I am looking forward to cookie baking, tree trimming, and gift wrapping with those I love. At the same time, I am aware of the need to slow down, breathe, and remember what this season is truly about. To remember that pausing and taking care of myself is equally important. Life is short, enjoy the holidays, don’t kill yourself trying to make them perfect. You are enough. :)
This month I am sharing part of an article I wrote for Wish Cleveland, about three businesses (who would be great to support during this busy holiday season) that are using the social enterprise model. They seek to balance successful businesses with social goals. They work to tackle social problems, improve people's lives and futures, support local communities, and/or help the environment in ways that benefit their neighbors and their neighborhoods. Amazing right?
I turst we all survived the retrograde Mercury period in one piece even though in my experience there was a power outage in my apartment complex and some computer and printer issues at a community center I use frequently as well as some irritating delays and interruptions several times as I went through my daily routine.
Health Hugs from Natalie-Jo, CTHC, MSN, APRN
Tis the season to be jolly? How many times have you heard that and said "Bha Humbug!" The true meaning of this joy-filled season becomes manifest within you as you give, unconditionally, gifts of yourself... through impersonal love, peace and liberty to all. The gifts of compassion, wisdom and encouragement, gift wrapped in love, are the pathways to living the true spirit of the many new births through world philosophies and religions that are taking place this month. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Dwalii, Hanukah or another spiritual practice, the guidance to true joy is by going within to see the radiant spirit within all of creation. Blessings to you this joyous season.
Most people are excited and happy during the holiday season. This unfortunately is not the case for everyone. Many people dread the holidays. For some of us the holidays bring memories of loved ones who are no longer with us. Others may be grieving the loss of the way things used to be, as a result of a divorce, separation, or other loss. Whatever the situation, we should remember and respect those that may be grieving during this season. Grief is a normal reaction to loss of any kind. Grief is painful. It is experiencing one of the most painful emotions in life. Be kind to yourself if you are grieving and try not to judge yourself. There is no recipe for the grieving process. I often tell my clients to allow themselves to feel and experience their grief. Many people find ways to do this by honoring the memories of the past. Holidays can magnify the loss and we may find ourselves wanting to isolate and avoid the celebrations.
Each fall, University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center ensures our local heroes are in peak condition to keep us safe every day.
While a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to physical therapy sets Synergy Physical Therapy and Wellness apart from other practices, there is still so much more to be found at Synergy with their different treatment styles and services offered.
This season traditionally is a time of harvesting the rewards from the seeds that you planted throughout the year. Is this true for you? Have you made progress or accomplished what you had planned for yourself and your family? Human nature gives us opportunity to procrastinate. We can all be guilty of putting off difficult tasks or difficult discussions in the desire to change behaviors, attitudes and commitments thereby living a healthier and more fulfilling life.
Hello Holiday Season 2019- Are you Destined to repeat an unwanted scenario?
Mercury retrograde and the astrological phenomenon known as Retrogradation is reflective of what is happening this Fall season. This is one of the more specific astrological influences which is being discussed more and more in the public circle.
Happy October All,
Top 5 Reasons Yoga is Great for Girls
National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to shed light on the fact that those with mental and substance use disorders are able to live healthy and rewarding lives with the assistance of substance use treatment and behavioral health services. This observance celebrates the millions of Americans who are in recovery from behavioral health and substance use disorders, reminding us that treatment is effective, and that people can, and do, recover.
There are many types of health nuts - I am a combo of several! Are YOU any of these health nuts?
My cousins are the oxalate educators & avoiders- for good reason- especially concerning kidney stones and other ailments usually unknowingly caused by high oxalate diets.
Then I know some people that blame all their ailments on parasites. And they know how to hopefully avoid them and kill them off if they inhabit their bodies.
Then there’s the “candida soldiers” who avoid any foods that make yeast grow! Good idea! Check out “The Yeast Connection” by William Crook.
We all know those vegans who think all meats are unhealthy - (my opinion some are! ) and they eat anything that never had a face - plus and I agree -it’s cruel to animals, ( but I still eat some, & occasionally feel guilty) But the Bible says it’s okay.
As your local Health and Wellness coach I listen to the concerns of our community, You want to be healthier, change your habits, you know what to do but just cannot seem to do it and stick to it.
Western Reserve Navigator (WRN), a home-based palliative care program provided by Hospice of the Western Reserve, was recognized as one of three programs in the U.S. expanding the reach of palliative and end-of-life care in their community. Palliative care focuses on providing relief from symptoms and improving the quality of life for people living with advanced illness.
The Circle of Life Award®, now in its 20th year, shines a light on programs and organizations that can serve as models or inspiration for other providers. Hospice of the Western Reserve received the award Friday, July 26, at the American Hospital Association’s annual Leadership Summit in San Diego.
“The work of this year’s honorees represents the most innovative and creative thinking in end-of-life care,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “Through the use of technology, integrated systems of care and community support, these programs have raised the bar for meeting the needs of patients and their families.”
Grab a neighbor and spend the morning on the shores of Lake Erie for the final Sunshine Yoga session of the summer! Class begins at 8 am and there is no fee to participate. Program courtesy of the City of Euclid Recreation Department and Councilwoman Christine McIntosh.
“It’s a whole lot easier to stay well than to get well” These words were written on a plaque on the wall of a chiropractic office I was visiting. It was that small plaque with those words that changed my whole career path, seemingly in an instant.
A New Medicare Bill will enhance senior Americans' access to and coverage for safe drug free care, reducing the reliance on opioids and decreasing the risk of falls
The Opioid Epidemic is the largest public health crisis America has ever faced and it's far from over. Let's not forget that this crisis had its origins with prescription medications, which were most commonly written for musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain. Sadly, this may have been avoided if Americans had made use of the safe and effective drug free methods of pain care available resulting in less reliance on prescription medications for pain.
Our aging population contends with pain on a daily basis. Wear and tear results in painful arthritic conditions necessitating frequent trips to the doctor where the usual recommendations are expensive imaging such as MRIs along with pain medications, many of which are potentially addictive. The end result can be expensive back, hip and knee injections, and surgeries with even more medications in recovery. Medications, especially opioids, disturb balance and can contribute to the risk of falling. Falls and their complications are the 3rd leading cause of death in seniors behind heart disease and cancer, which currently results in an annual cost to Medicare of over $30 billion.
Happy Summer! It is safe to say summer is finally here! It certainly warmed up and dried out (for the most part) these past few weeks. My family has been spending lots of days in the summer sun and at the pool! I am ever thankful for the VItamin D and memories we are making. I hope you all have enjoyed the weather and stayed cool.
I was ever hopeful we would get our big garden in this year. Our family manages the community garden at East Shore Methodist Church on Lakeshore Blvd. (across from Sims Park.) Last year was our first year, we had a wonderful time, but not such a great harvest thanks to the deer. An Eagle Scout Candidate offered to help us with this problem and gave our garden a much needed face lift as a part of his Eagle project. He removed our old raised beds and turned the space into one large bed with a nice 4 ft. fence surrounding it. It was a wonderful renovation and will make gardening in the space much easier. That being said the work combined with the heavy rain we sadly did not get much of anything done in the space this year. Lucky for us we are of the Cleveland mentality, and we know “there is always next year. “
I am Natalie-Jo, Coach and Founder of Move That Mountain Wellness Coaching I work with people who want to live a better life, a well life.
As a society we have done an excellent job at getting us to where we are with our health and habits, now it’s time for a RADICAL upgrade.
We are over worked, over stressed, under slept and under paid. We are burned out, stretched thin from the never ending insurmountable to do lists, we know we a change but we don’t have the energy to do it! I imagine a world where everyone has a health advocate and I am part of the change in the way we do life cuz the old rules no longer apply!
If you are like me, you have whip lash from the daily quick fix this, don’t eat that, take this pill, drink this drink, stay young while trying to pronounce the name of the new super berry from a country in a place you never even heard of! Whew!
Amazing, isn't it that the year 2020 is actually less than six months away. It has been a year in the future for so long, or so it seemed.
I ask myself, have I done what was somewhat planned to do in 2019? Or did I leave my plans unfinished and left to chance? If left to chance, they probably didn't happen. But sometimes I purposely don't make plans. I create ideas of what I would like to do or experience and focus on these thoughts daily. And to my delight, the best things happen. Summer vacation travel was one of these joyful thoughts. I have been to Florida several times to visit family and friends. Earlier this year, I thought about heading south. Through spring and early summer the desire was still there. But I never confirmed arrival dates in May or June. Then an unexpected phone call gave me the greatest joy. My travel didn't have to happen because I would get a visitor for a week that I really wanted to see. In my belief system, Spirit is good to me. The Universe heard my thoughts and provided a solution that was most acceptable to me and others. Is this the great Law of Manifesting action. I believe so.
What is Astrology? Many people imagine they know the answer to this question. A curiosity leap may lead some to associate this art with fortune telling or wishful thinking at best. Others try to debunk it once and for all.
A strange thing happens in many cases. First, as they begin to investigate past the contemporary popular facade surrounding astrology, they find a very complex, fascinating and serious discipline which has existed for millennia and has some form of serious expression in all major cultures of the world since their begins. Then they begin to discover a point of view of being able to predict future events. While an extremely competent astrologer may be able to do this, prediction of the future is not at all what astrology is for and never has been. There is historical evidence it has been used in this manner along with other disciplines in order to sustain a "people" through their sojourn to and through modernity. For example, in the country of India, there are people who make quite a good living casting and interpreting what are known as Sidereal charts.
Have you heard the call to freedom? What does it sound like? How does it feel? Are you able to tap into the wisdom of your heart and soul to know your true life path.