the official e-newsletter of the Sasso Family Chiropractic Center
August 2020
Positive ways to thrive during change
If you are facing a challenge and anxious about your situation, I know how you feel. I lost my job in 2001 during the bust. The company was losing money faster than we could raise it and eventually the company sank faster than the Titanic.

I thought it was the worst event of my life. I was two months away from being bankrupt. I had a wife, two young children, a mortgage, no health insurance, and very little savings. I was a paycheck away from losing it all.

It    sounds    bad. It    felt    bad. At the time it  was   bad. But one day I decided that I wasn't going to let this challenge take me down. And that's when I knew I had to change what I was thinking and doing.

I read a few books including    Who Moved My Cheese    and    Rich Dad, Poor Dad    which helped me make some important decisions through the change. Eventually these decisions would lead to the work I do now as a writer, consultant, and speaker.

My layoff led to my life's mission and purpose.  What I thought was the worst event in my life actually lead to the best.  I'm not alone. Gallup did a study and asked people to identify the worst and best event of their life. They found that there was an 80% correlation between the two events.

There was also a British study of 500 "charmed" people. They seemed to have it all; wealth, success, great relationships, etc. The researchers were surprised to discover that every one of these "charmed" people had bad things happen to them. They all experienced challenges and adversity, however, each one of them turned the bad into good and their misfortune into fortune.

The truth is that challenges and change are a part of life. The waves of change are always coming our way. But when the wave hits we have a choice. We can embrace it and ride it to a successful future or resist it and get crushed by the wave.

Embracing our waves of challenge and change is all about how we perceive and respond to the events we face. In    The Shark and the Goldfish    I share the positive success formula.

E + P = O
We can’t always control the (E)vents in our life but
we can control our (P)ositive response to these events and this often determines the (O)utcome.

When the change hits, instead of focusing on the challenge we can choose to look for the opportunity. We can ask what this event is teaching us and identify how we can grow stronger and wiser from it. We can live in fear or move forward with faith and take positive action.

We can decide to be a Shark instead of a Goldfish! Goldfish become paralyzed by fear. They stay in their comfort zone and wait for someone to feed them. On the other hand Sharks (nice sharks) move forward with faith and take action. They trust that their best days are ahead of them, not behind them. Instead of waiting to be fed they venture out in the ocean of possibility in search of food. Their beliefs and actions create a self-fulfilling prophecy; because they expect to find food and take action to find it, they do.

Shark or a Goldfish? Which will you choose to be? 

Thank you Jon Gordon for this article 
Back to school backpack contest
It has become an annual tradition for SFCC to give away a backpack full of school supplies at the end of August. Each time you come into the office to have your spine checked, simply put your name on an entry form and place it in the fishbowl. At the end of office hours on August 21, we will draw one name to be the lucky winner.

There is something for everyone....paper, notebooks, glue, ruler, pencils and pens, etc. Have fun and good luck.
Feast of San Gennaro canceled
We have organized a bus trip to NYC's Feast of San Gennaro for 26 of the last 27 years, missing only the one scheduled just after 9/11. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, this year's feast has been cancelled. See below.

Dear members, vendors, friends and supporters of our great Feast of San Gennaro NYC,

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the postponement of our great feast. Only twice since 1926, has our great feast been cancelled, once during the attack on our nation in 2001 and now during this pandemic.

In these most trying times, we as the board of directors with the direction of the city of New York feel that it is in the best interest and safety of our great participants to postpone the 94th Annual Feast of San Gennaro.

Although, our street celebration has been cancelled our Solemn High Mass and Procession will go on! Times of Mass and Procession on 9/19/20 will be announced in the near future. All of the further announcements will be made with all of our current social distancing guidelines being strictly adhered too.

The board members of Figli di San Gennaro wish you all the best and Godspeed until next year! Viva SAN GENNARO!

See you next year!
Our philosophy
Chiropractic may very well be one of the least understood philosophies of life and health. It is based upon a few very simple ideas.

The body is designed with an inborn ability to maintain itself in a state of proper function. A newborn baby may seem small, fragile and helpless, but within that body is the ability to make food into living tissue, to heal cuts and bruises, to adapt to changes in the environment, to produce the chemicals necessary to perform every bodily function, to fight off invading organisms, to live as much as 100 or more years, in short, to lead a healthy, productive life.

The brain and nerve system are the primary tools by which we attain proper function, what we commonly call health. Every organ, gland and cell in the body depends upon messages carried to and from the brain in order to function in a coordinated manner so that each part can benefit the whole of the body producing a full and abundant life.

Interference in the nerve system reduces the body’s ability to function in a coordinated manner. While a corpse has a brain and nerve system, it does not have life, there is no power or energy flowing over the nerve system. Similarly, a paralyzed person has lost function due to injury to the nerve system. Even slight damage to the delicate and vital nerve system can reduce the body’s ability to function at its fullest potential.

A spinal misalignment that interferes with the nerve system (called a vertebral subluxation) creates a reduction in coordinated function. Slight misalignments of the bones of the spine caused by everyday, common activities can interfere with the ability of the nerve system to carry messages that are necessary for the successful accomplishment of those everyday activities, not the least of which is the attainment of maximum health.

Chiropractors correct vertebral subluxations. The single objective of the chiropractor is to locate and correct vertebral subluxation in adults and children so that families and entire communities are able to express life at a higher level.

If you and your family are not seeing a chiropractor regularly, you are not doing all you could for your life and health.
Come hear Dr. Joe & the Infernos
Come out and listen to Dr. Joe & The Infernos at a rare, local performance.

August 19
Veterans Park, Bayville

6:oo pm to 7:00pm: Opening act

7: 30 pm - 9 pm: The Infernos Band, America's #1 Show Band and the area's premier live performance group.

The Infernos are all about the party! Come up and say hello. Hope to see you there!
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NOTE: The office will be closed on Saturday, August 1.