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Week... 3 The Small Things

Blue Bird of Happiness Healing Arts

April Fitzsimmons, AP

Hello Blue Birdies,

How is everyone doing?

After somewhat of a discouraging week, on many levels, I decided to ride my bike to the office this morning to get some thoughts together for this weeks email.  I was riding up 16th street, kinda bummed out, and I noticed a house with a small sign out front.  So I slowed down and saw that it was a small dry erase board with a joke written on it.  “What did one hat say to the other hat?  Don’t wait for me, you go on a head.”  It’s a corny joke but I laughed so hard and am still laughing… And that is my lesson for the week.  In order to get through “this” we have got to slow down and appreciate the ‘little things’.  Because there can laughter and joy where we least expect it.  

Animals do not need to learn this lesson.  It is in their nature to enjoy the simple pleasures of life.  If you know me, then you know all about my zoo.  They have become very spoiled having me home all the time, and I will be forever grateful to them for their love and company during this Covid pandemic.  Now more than ever would be the perfect time to adopt a pet.  Think about it, since we have to stay home it is the perfect time to train and get to know the animal!  Plus, there is nothing else to do ;).  If I didn’t have a full house I would adopt something in a heartbeat.  This leads me to a sweet soul that has recently been brought to my attention.  Rocket.  He is a 6 year old black lab mix with a heart of gold.  He has been at S.A.F.E animal rescue for THREE YEARS.  A member of our “blue bird” community has been supporting him by paying for his obedience training over the past several months.  He has proven to be a very fast learner, energetic, and lovable guy.  In my experience rescued animals are the most grateful and make the best companions.  If you want to meet Rocket, contact me or S.A.F.E and we will make it happen.  I have attached a little video of Rocket to this email.  

Office Update

My goal is still to be open by May 1st.  I am paying close attention to the CDC and the Florida Department of Health.  My plan is to reduce the number of patients that I see each day to give myself time to sanitize between each patient, avoid time spent in the waiting area, and to limit exposure to myself and the office.  The office policy will continue until further notice which is that we ask that anyone with a fever or Covid like symptoms to please reschedule and to not enter the building.  

In the meantime, I have partnered up with  I know you all miss your bling.  Now you can buy the ear seed kits online!  There are kits available for all kinds of specific conditions such as anxiety, weight loss (might help with that quarantine 15), and pain.  I am more than happy to help you chose which condition might be right for you.  Here is the link:

I am also available for TeleHealth appointments.  I had a few this week that went well and it was very encouraging.  Also, for your supplement needs, the online pharmacy will be a permanent fixture to my practice and will always be available at:

Well, that is it for this week.  Remember that I am here for you and to enjoy the small things because they actually aren’t so small after all.  

In Health,

April Fitzsimmons and Blue