Dear Patients and Friends of the Practice,
As we get close to the holidays, it is always good to remember the folks that may be having a harder time of it. You probably have heard of the Ronald McDonald House – this organization helps families stay near their ill children, with both a place to stay and financial help. Of course, keeping families together is especially important during the holiday season. This year we have chosen to get involved as a practice – we are sponsoring the RMHC Santa’s Workshop Toy and Gift Drive, and myself and staff will be volunteering our time to work at the house during the holidays.
We need your help! Please bring in a new, unwrapped toy or adult gift anytime before December 14 (see here for suggestions). On December 15, we will be delivering the toys to the Ronald McDonald House of Central Texas.
For every toy that is donated:
- We are giving you a practice insulated steel drink bottle or wine glass, as a small thank you.
- The practice will also donate a matching amount in cash to RMHC
I hope you will consider donating a toy on your next visit, or whenever you are in the area. Also, if you are looking for a charity to support, my understanding is that the local central Texas chapter is still looking for volunteers. Please check out this link for details.
Don’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour now that daylight savings time is ending this year.
Follow these tips to help you transition from daylight saving time and sleep better every night:
- Start now by going to bed and waking up 15-20 minutes later each day. Incrementally working up to an hour can help you make a smoother transition.
- Set a regular sleep schedule and stick to it.
- Avoid eating big meals just before bedtime.
- Make sure your room is dark enough, quiet enough, and cool enough when you go to bed.
- Start your day with bright morning light and get as much sun light exposure as you can during the day.
- Avoid bright lights and turn off blue light electronic devices like TV’s, smartphones and computers two hours before bed.