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Susierra Willson • Nick Boulton
Olivia Mandic • Mary (Ying) Xu
Dear Friends and Clients,
We are very happy to welcome a new -albeit masked- face to our front desk. Mikaila Kelsy, an upbeat go-getter, is a delightful addition to our team! She will be pleased to assist you with any requests or concerns.
(L-R), Mikaila Kelsy, Nick Boulton, Drew Jones, Susierra Willson
We are extremely, extremely pleased to inform all of you that Manulife has reversed their decision regarding client receipts from our clinic. We proved to them that it was a clerical error and therefore our reputation has been restored. A huge thank you to lawyer Ashley Richards of Richards Advocacy for her tenacity. We very much look forward to welcoming back any of you who were not able to come in for that reason. If you have outstanding reimbursement issues that have not been addressed; please reach out to us at your earliest convenience. We apologize for all of the confusion around this and anticipate a long happy future providing you with the care you have come to expect from us.
COVID PROTOCOLS: Susierra and Nick are vaccinated and all other staff have appointments booked. As a reminder we have the following protocols in place:
Covid questionnaire in your confirmation email and at the door
Temperature taken at the door before proceeding into the building
Hand Sanitizer given
You are ushered into a thoroughly sterilized room with a high-quality air purifier in place
Masks stay on both therapist and client throughout the treatment
Immune enhancement through education on nutrition and supplements is available if desired
This Spring Drew is joining Susierra in doing the Viome test for Microbiome health. This is a very valuable consideration for those of you who are looking to invest in your immune systems. It needs to be a top priority for all of us during the Covid pandemic. If you are wondering about some other ways to shore up your immune system naturally, feel free to ask questions by responding to this newsletter.
Jody Movat and Susierra Willson
VITALIFE Our friends at Vitalife are also available to help you with your microbiome questions. Owner Jody Movat provides detox packages including the popular and effective ZenCleanz line. They also have their very own VitaTea tasty medicinal tea. These along with quality skincare items are available for curb-side pickup. Once restrictions are lifted, they will welcome clients back into their relaxing space for colonic treatments.
PÜRESILIENCE If you're a yoga lover and haven't checked out online offerings, we would encourage you to see the wealth of available classes with our fave neighbourhood studio Püresilience. While I would be a more "in-class" person, these are a wonderful option at present. From very vigorous to more meditative, check out the options and considering joining a virtual class yourself to counteract some of your Covid isolation.
VITALITY PHARMACY Vitality our neighbours across the street have vaccines and a large variety of supplements to support your optimal wellness. Owner Illde Iles and her staff are incredibly knowledgable and helpful.
A "COVID BUBBLE"-STRETCHING MOTHER'S DAY
You can book your irreplaceable mum in for a safe and transformative experience, or purchase a Gift Certificate that she can redeem at any time in the future. Our gift certificates do not expire-ever!!
The long period of altered lifestyle has affected the relationships we have or the relationships we desire to have. If you'd like to explore your own patterns Susierra is offering complimentary DISCOVERY SESSIONS. You can book a conversation to determine if doing a course of coaching would be of value, just leave a confidential email message here. She will be incorporating the new version of the New York Times bestseller 'Calling in "The One"' which is available May 11 in Canada.
Here are some online events that might perk you up. Susierra is involved in several enjoyable groups online including a Personal Growth Book Club(we have enjoyed titles ranging from Jann Arden and Matthew McConaughey's autobiographies to White Fragility and Seat of the Soul). There is a weekly networking opportunity with Free Virtual Speed Networking for Professional Women. Also there are biweekly meetings of the Happy Healthy Women groups. These can be found at meetups. Also CAWEE: the Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs hold regular events, which included a really fun Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5/21!!
BOUNTIFUL FOOD OPTIONS
Our neighbourhood restaurants would love your pick-up/take-out orders. Consider ordering from the many delightful options on Kingston Rd or Queen St. One of our favourites, foodie-fabulous The Beech Tree continues to offer their 50% off Wednesdays for Health Care Workers! What can I say: We LOVE them!!
This month's Inspirational Quote is from Greta Thunberg the young and galvanizing climate activist:
"You must take action.
You must do the impossible.
Because giving up is never an option."
We chose this quote now because so many of us are feeling a deep fatigue from our altered realities dealing with Covid for 14 months.
Instead of feeling chastised we hope you feel inspired to just do one thing today to make a difference for another that will then uplift yourself. Whether it's buying some flowers from one of our local merchants, ordering takeout from any of our amazing restaurant choices or supporting any of our local businesses when getting a Mother's Day gift, all of these actions make a difference.
We feel so grateful to be living in such a supportive and safe community!
Thank you to all of you who continue to support our little business in this community.