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Slow Down! (?)

Slow Down?

It can be so challenging to slow down in spring when the earth is bursting with life and you have 731 ideas/goals/activities/to-dos you are working on!

Being creative and getting into the flow of your passions is very important and if you are speeding through your daily work you can miss a lot of inspiration/knowledge. Especially the knowledge gained by information processed from all five senses. It is really hard to experience the world/your life with all of your senses when you are moving too fast!

I dig the trend of slow food, slow flowers, slow beauty…And to avoid costly speeding tickets I’m also into slow driving! Ha! But…even now as I am hyped up and excited about slowing down…I am not actually slowing down, breathlessly typing away, ha! DEEP BREATH. (or five!)

For you too!

I believe my method of treating patients could certainly be considered “slow health” or “slow medicine”. And not the kind of slow where you are sitting in a waiting room for 30 minutes, ha!

When I think of my “slow” approach, I think about being hyper-engaged and enjoying the process and being THOROUGH, mindful, engaged, present, attentive. All day long!

I am focused on TODAY! I find that the saying “be in the moment” is a harder concept to consistently put in to practice. But when I start thinking about just focusing on TODAY, that helps me engage more in the NOW.

Because there is ALWAYS something you can do NOW/TODAY. Book an appointment, reach out to someone, go to sleep early, take vitamins, say a prayer, drink water, identify what you are feeling emotionally, start a new hobby, yadda, yadda.

TUNE IN to your immediate environment (look outside! There’s a whole ecosystem out there for you to discover!!). If you are craving something NEW; guess what? There is literally ALWAYS something new to discover in nature and its (basically) FREE! In Maine, people take pictures of the sunrises (and sunsets) LITERALLY EVERY DAY. And they never get old when you are really tuned in to all that slow-down & engage with your five senses-stuff!

In order to start giving your mind/body/spirit what it needs RIGHT NOW: try slowing down and tuning in to all five senses!

Freya (an Easter surprise!) She is a 3 year old Holland Lop

Spring thaw!

If you’ve ever watched The Office then you’ve heard of planking…

But have you ever heard of gargoyle-ing?

The person on the left is our 13 year old who is now taller than all of us! And he’s holding a cellphone “because that’s what teenagers do” :) Also, note that the drawing includes Dexie, Freya AND Hammy too!

Thanks for visiting!!

Behind the Scenes

Spy Garden (this site) was always about our large vegetable garden. Which is now (I’m guessing?) lying fallow in Wildwood, Missouri. Spy Garden has always been rated G; free of negativity, busyness, work. In our voyeuristic society, one can now view the beautiful moments people experience from any distance. I think that is pretty cool.

My posts are a little art gallery of my life; chiefly photographs and occasionally lighthearted musings of the highlights. Of course there are challenges, messes, work; but when I go on the internet I like to share peaceful moments; beauty, art. Little doses of vulnerability and a good sense of humor bring meaning to beauty and art. I often think “reality” (versus beautiful photos) and the vulnerability of being human goes without saying. But It is important to be vulnerable, put yourself out there, and commit to your mission to improve this world.

People grow through relationships. And the relationships I have with all the people who read Spy Garden are so important to me! So I want to share with you; my new integrative health practice based in Maine called Atlantic Family Health. I think Spy Garden content will improve when I am beholden to my real identity instead of a secret one! Spy Garden’s mission is to promote time spent outdoors, exploring the world, learning about food/growing your own and trying new things. The approach of Atlantic Family Health is not much different! Growing my business will mean building many relationships in our new home in beautiful Maine. People need other people. Life can be hard! Making meaningful connections with others improves health.

I want this site to be a part of that!

The mission of Atlantic Family Health is to provide integrative and functional medicine to patients of all ages seeking to understand and improve the health of their body, mind and spirit. This approach can improve chronic health conditions/physical health…plus every other aspect of one’s life!

I believe a family doctor should promote joy, inspiration and balance for you, your family and community. I address physical, occupational, emotional, and spiritual health; in the context of relationships, communities and environments. I seek to reveal each person’s strengths on their path to wellness.

I am so excited to share this with you all! Thank you so much for visiting Spy Garden!

In health and wellness,

Dr. Evelyn Bunce, DNP, CNP

atlanticfamilyhealth.com

And please enjoy the latest collection of pictures below!

Thank you for visiting!!

-Evelyn

atlanticfamilyhealth.com