Five years have gone by in the blink of an eye and it feels like it was only yesterday that we were ripping up carpets and tearing down walls to make room for a clinic we would call Empower Health. Having an anniversary on April Fools Day has been the source of many jokes between us. For instance, on the day we opened, the doors to the clinic rooms had not yet been delivered. Instead of freaking out, we jokingly said to clients, “April Fools! we aren’t ACTUALLY open… we’re just pretending!”
And we’ve been pretending ever since! Haha!
As many business owners and entrepreneurs know, nursing a new clinic through infancy and into toddlerhood, and then to the point where it can be finally left “unsupervised,” takes maximal effort, many sleepless nights, and as they say, “blood, sweat and tears.” Also, being women leaders in today’s society also comes with its own set of challenges.
More than anything, however, the walls of this clinic have housed countless transformational moments and experiences, from practitioners and patients alike. Our vision to make truly effective and cutting edge health and wellness services available and accessible in a community based setting means that INTEGRATION & PARTNERSHIP lives in all aspects of what we do.
Empower Health is also no less the product of countless hours of volunteer work, by people who care deeply about our mission of transformational integrated healthcare. We continuously attract people who, despite everything, see that what it takes to help others means also helping themselves… but by helping ourselves, we DON’T mean doing it alone… we cannot do it alone.
That’s why we made 2019 the Year of TEAM at Empower Health! It is a work-in-progress to implement our vision of transformational healthcare that is inclusive, non-hierarchical, and team driven, but it is work that is worth it! And as Douglas Rushkoff, author of the new book ‘Team Human’ says, “when we work together we realize greater happiness, productivity, and peace. If we can find the others who understand this fundamental truth and reassert our humanity―together―we can make the world a better place to be human”.
THANK YOU for your continued support, and we look forward to continuing to provide cutting edge integrative health services for YOU!