Hello Pain Free Life and Living! I haven't blogged for a week to connect with you all. What's new? What did you do for fun this weekend?
This morning I was de-cluttering my in-box and ran across a lovely email I received just before Christmas. The subject line read "Your Reputation is Growing", and as soon as I re-read it I knew there was a reason why I hung onto it.
It was just ripe and ready to blog about. As you'll read, it's a connection story in the same vein of both "six degrees of separation" AND "the tipping point" fame.
I'll let you read and then expand.
Happy Holidays Deb,
On one of the busiest days of the year I was at Barnes & Noble (Mall of America) looking for the “Pain Free” book.
After a few minutes of futile searching I asked an employee where I could find the books by the author “E-gos-cue.”
Her response was immediate…” You mean Pain Free by Peter Egoscue ?”
It turned out that she not only knew the book and had read it…but had been a regular client of yours for the last 3 years.
She couldn’t stop singing your praises…congratulations.
It also turned out that Barnes & Noble had sold out of the book.
It’s time to tell Pete’s publisher to fire up the printing presses…you’re going to need a lot more books.
This trend is at the “tipping point” (read “Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell)
This Christmas…when you can slow down for a minute…take a big (yoga) breath…then think of all the people who are enjoying a pain-free holiday because of you.
Enjoy…you’ve earned it !
Best wishes to you and your family in 2012
LOVE! Sheer love! What a gift to receive an email like that. It is so gratifying to know that the practice I've dedicated my life to has impacted one person in such a profound and uplifitng way.
This definitely qualifies as a less than six degrees of separation connection! If you are unfamiliar, Six Degrees of Separation refers to the idea that everyone is on average approximately six steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person on Earth, so that a chain of, "a friend of a friend" statements can be made, on average, to connect any two people in six steps or fewer (Source Wikipedia)
And if you've been a faithful reader of this blog then you definitely know that I am positive that The Egoscue Method of Posture Alignment Therapy is headed directly toward The Tipping Point ("the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point when ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread like viruses do.") (Source The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell).
One more reason why I loved the message was how it evoked the spirit of The Egoscue Method. Posture alignment therapy as a successful pain relief program has grown by word of mouth, person to person and success at a time.
While I'm not entirely sure that my own personal "reputation" so to speak is growing, I did love the less than six-degrees of separation connection (my group fitness student goes looking for the book Pain Free and runs into a postural therapy client turned pilates student of mine). Every day I running into people who are tired of the chronic pain cycle and looking for a natural and effective solution to their unresolved musculoskeletal pain.
And remember - when you balance the body, you relieve the pain. Please reach out with your comments, questions or concerns. We'd LOVE to hear from you!
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