5 Ways To Make a Change in Your Community

So many communities could be much closer-knit and cleaner but no one attempts to make the change. So, why don’t you kick it off and start the change! Here are a few ways to get yourself up and moving in your community.

  1.  Clean up

 Trash is left all up and down roads and grass. Try just going out with a trash bag and picking some of it up. It will make it look so much cleaner and also may motivate others to try to make a change in the community too, setting off a chain of good deeds. This could also be a good bonding time or a little “get to know you session” of someone who you don’t talk too much.

2.  Plant flowers

Now this one might seem a little pointless but trust me, it is well worth it. On my way to work every day, I pass by a patch of flowers spelling out “Coventry” and that small patch of flowers adds a whole new aesthetic to the street and makes it all look a lot better. Just some flowers in your front yard can make a whole new look to your street so give it a try.

3.  Baked Goods

No, not for yourself but for your neighbors. Get yourself out there and just make some new friends. This can be hard for some but in the long run, it will bring your whole community together. Try hosting a get-together and inviting your neighbors so they can get to know others who are a little too shy to introduce themselves.

4.  Overall attitude

This one is pretty straightforward. Being a friendly person will make everyone else feel better as well as make your community more connected. Just giving a simple “hello, how are you?” Or inviting them over for dinner, a drink or whatever you want will work. Just be friendly to them.

5.  Volunteer

When you see that poster on a telephone pole asking for volunteers to help a community pick up, do it! You don’t need to commit your whole day, just a few hours can make all the difference! Even if you don’t volunteer every time, you will still make a difference in the long run. The first step to changing the community is changing the bad habits. So next your free and bored, go out to a community event and help out and don’t sit at home watching whatever you can find on tv.

These are just a few of the ways you can make a change in your community. There are so many more that you can use to make a difference, so what are you waiting for? Go out and start your change!

Dallas Cain
August 1, 2018

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How Changing Careers Changed My Life

2c606e031c49e55dde4fb038d085d33dI am the President of Functional Endocrinology of Ohio (FEO) and I thought I’d write our first blog post. Because the goal of this blog is to be informative, entertaining and inspirational, I want to write about my personal story in hopes that it will inspire you.  It is never too late to make a change in your life and there are NO boundaries.

I am an attorney, or at least that was how I identified myself, until 2010.  So many of us identify ourselves by our careers, education, or training.    That’s not a bad thing if you are passionate about your career.  I was not.  I went through the motions doing what a lawyer should do (good law school, federal judicial clerkship, good law firm, etc.).  I had an amazing daughter, nice house, nice car and nice clothes.  My family and friends were proud of me and respected me for all that I had accomplished.  But I was not fulfilled.    I went to work every day without a purpose – except to maintain the persona that I had created.  I was also dealing with some health issues, which in this case was a blessing because of the evolution my life would take as I attempted to resolve them.

In 2009, I met Dr. Keith Ungar.  He is one of the fortunate few who knew what he wanted to do with his life from the age of 8 and has been passionately pursuing his goals ever since.  Dr. Ungar is a functional medicine practitioner (more on functional medicine in another blog post).  As he helped me address my health issues in a way no other doctor ever had, I watched him, his staff, and his patients doggedly pursue their personal, professional and health goals with a determination that I had only seen from my Bernese Mountain Dog, Monty, when he was trying to find the “perfect” snow pile on which to take his nap.  And they were achieving their goals!  They were healthy, joyful people who happily came to work or their doctor’s office  knowing that they were in the right place for the right reason for them.  I wanted that.

As I went through the process of getting well (which I did), I realized that just “moving through the process” was what I was already doing.  I needed to be engaged in the process.  But how?  I started reading books, going to seminars, and talking to those that had achieved similar goals.   I went full throttle into figuring out how to live my life with passion, purpose and joy.   I set my mind on these goals and knew that opportunities would present themselves, which would allow me to live the life I should live.

And, that is how FEO was born.  Dr. Ungar, a passionate and brilliant health practitioner, needed an equally passionate person to help him introduce his brand of functional medicine to the world, starting in Northern Ohio. I quit practicing law and jumped right in!  I knew in my heart that this was what I should do.  Did my family and friends question it?  Of course.  Did I sometimes question it myself?  Rarely.   Now I am one of those people who come to work everyday with joy and purpose.  What a blessing.

We all have our own journeys to take.  This is mine (so far).

Caroline

Just the DNA PleaseFunctional Endocrinology of Ohio
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