So today marked the beginning of the next season for Peace of Life Chiropractic! Looking back at the journey – we have had so much fun, served many lives, inspired change in our community, created a culture of love & connection. Looking ahead……WOW!! The vision we have for our patients and our community is coming ALIVE!
Part of me is exhausted….physically and mentally. Our village has worked 12+ hour days over the last five. We started early and stayed late. We faced opposition while we crawled through the trenches. We fussed at each other. I had a melt down….LOL….one single, but very large, melt down. Plenty of moments where bystanders made the statement of, “when are you opening…oh, wow, good luck with that.” They weren’t trying to be mean or pessimistic, there was just literally an unimaginable amount of work to be done!
The other part of me feels exhilarated!!!! I really feel like God has given each of us tools, and then combined us for this amazing mission –
Connection – Help our community feel like they are supported and loved. Give them a place to come together in heart, philosophy, parenting, healing, grieving, thriving!
Movement – Facilitate a well-skilled, passionate, and compassionate group of professionals to help our community move! Keep them moving 🙂
Healing – Give our community access to professionals and tools to help them restore harmony in their body. Relieve the effects of stress and trauma. Invite the mindset of endless possibilities!
Balance – Bring awareness to the need for emotional balance. Encourage our community to seek care for the needs of their mind, as it relates to stress response and the body.
As we find our hearts filling with purpose, fulfillment, and joy, we continue to refine how we combine what we do with how we do it. That sounds so simple, maybe cliche, but the how is really what has set us apart. I think the how is what will propel our community into well-being and vitality!
Drum Roll……Here’s How We Met HALCYON VILLAGE
About 3 summers ago I went on a girl’s get-away with some friends from high school in Hideaway, TX. After a fun night of wine, dinner, and games, I woke up the next day feeling rested, relaxed and nostalgic. I sat out on a quiet porch and watched the morning roll by. I began to jot down some thoughts. One thing led to the next, I had the vision for a community of people with hope and love, working together to create a place where healing and joy could be cultivated. I journaled, googled, and brainstormed until the vision had a name. Halcyon Village was born.
Halcyon is a type of bird. It is referenced in Greek mythology. They represent love, commitment, peace, and calm.
Village to us means the people, not necessarily the places. “It takes a village” is a proverb of unknown origin. It’s truth transcends all cultures.
We have incorporated an olive branch in the logo as well. The branch is classically known to represent peace. The tree has even more significance. The tree is hollow – ministers teach that, like an olive tree, you must fill yourself with the Holy Spirit. It is resilient – if the trunk is cut, its roots will continue to grow. Its heartiness and strength are qualities that justify its symbolism for righteousness.
As you can tell, these are not just words to put on a sign or business card. These are words that represent who we are.
WHAT ABOUT TODAY
So today….it was a really good day! For somewhere around 1,095 days, we have been planning some ingredient of today. Today, our insides were seen on the outside!!
1) Dr. Joey Lowery (my Shoog) came to serve with us
2) Expansion is complete (we have an additional 650sqft)
3) Jayme Fletcher, LMT joined our village
4) Reception got a face lift
5) New equipment – cold laser, percussion, and arthrostim
6) Countless memories with our current village so we could grow our vision
I hope this tells you a little about this evolution of change in our service, culture, and staff. I hope you come by soon to check out the feeling of our space and the amazing people that are there to serve you!
We will be publishing an updated “Body of Services” soon!!
In Love and Service,
Taryn Lowery, DC
AKA “Dr. T”