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Thanks for a Happy Anniversary!

Date: November 30, 2017 | Time: 1:15pm | Posted By: carmel-ann mania

November 30, 2017
Dear Friends,
I'd like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to every patient who has crossed our threshold since we first opened our doors in Garfield on November 30, 1979.
Dr. Ray Nicastro and I named our business Garfield Family Chiropractic Center and it really was a family operation! Ray and I had been married only a few months before. My dad and his dad helped us put up sheetrock in the adjusting rooms; my mom had helped me to get a business plan and financing through the SBA; a few years later, our son Christopher was born and he came to work with us for nearly a year! After Ray's untimely death, I took over his part of the practice and found great support from all the patients. My Aunt Cathy came in to run the office at that time and stayed with me for about 7 years! Chris and I were so blessed to form a new family with my husband of 24 years John, and his beautiful daughter Valerie. A year after that, I moved the office to Hackensack to be closer to our home. In the following years, Valerie came to work as a massage therapist for some time and my niece Bernadette worked the Saturday hours at the front desk for years, as well! I am grateful that many of my staff members over the years have come to be like family to me and to the patients, too! Some of those earlier patients are now bringing me their grandchildren to be adjusted...I've even had several families with 4 generations under care at one time! It has always been about Family Chiropractic to me!
Thank you for the confidence you have shown in me...for sending me your loved ones, your friends and acquaintances to care for! Thank you for the opportunity to serve humankind ( and the occasional canine or feline) in the best way I know how! My fervent wish is to continue to serve my current and future patients with compassion, skill and love for years to come!
Thanks for everything! See you soon!
Carmel-Ann Mania, DC <view entire article>





Stress? Stress? Stress? Avoiding Stress!

Date: October 27, 2017 | Time: 11:01am | Posted By: carmel-ann mania





October 27, 2017
Dear Friends,
Professional or advocacy organizations and insurance companies love to name a "health month" for every month of the year. November alone has many designations including: 'American Diabetes' month; 'Cervical Health Awareness' month; 'Lung Cancer Awareness' month; 'Home Care and Hospice' month; 'National Epilepsy' month; 'Pancreatic Cancer Awareness' month; and the "Great American Smokeout' on Thursday November 16!
It can really stress you out thinking about so many important issues just this month alone! And then it's getting darker and colder; the kids are in 3 sports; the boss is on your case; the computer is on the fritz; the cat shredded the couch; and the holidays are right around the corner....AARRGH! The last quarter of the year can be stressfull for a lot of reasons, so I am designating November the 'Avoiding Holiday Stress and Anxiety' month in our office!
Jane McNeil, CN, CH will be presenting a free seminar at our office designed to help "Avoid and Counteract Stresses in the Holiday Season!" Come in on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 6:30 to 7:30 ...it's interactive, informative and very helpful! Light refreshments will be provided. The seminar is free but you must register. Call the office or tell us when you come in to register.
Getting a check up adjustment is the perfect way to enjoy the Fall wonders and lower your stress levels, too! We are ready to help you achieve your best possible health this Fall...call us at 201-525-0707 and Joan, Jolanta, and Debi will gladly make a convenient appointment. Office Hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9 -1 and 3 -6 and Saturdays 9 - 1.
All the best and we'll see you soon!
Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. <view entire article>





Fall Wonders

Date: October 27, 2017 | Time: 10:57am | Posted By: carmel-ann mania



October 10, 2017
Dear Friends,
I am happy to see the beautiful colors of Autumn showing themselves in the leaves and the farmer's markets! Try to take advantage of the harvest season's bounty with apples, pumpkins, squash, greens and anything pickled! Celebrate the fullness of time as it passes and experience the beautiful sunrises and sunsets...taste the crisp air and feel the crinkle of the leaves beneath your feet! Now is a time to get shake off the doldrums and perk up the body and mind! Getting a check up adjustment is the perfect way to enjoy the Fall wonders! We are ready to help you achieve your best possible health this Fall...call us at 201-525-0707 and Joan, Jolanta, and Debi will gladly make a convenient appointment. Office Hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9 -1 and 3 -6 and Saturdays 9 - 1.



The last quarter of the year can be stressful for a lot of reasons, too! Jane McNeil, CN, CH will be presenting a free seminar at our office designed to help "Avoid and Counteract Stresses in the Holiday Season!" Come in on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 6:30 to 7:30 ...it's interesting, informative and very helpful! Light refreshments will be provided. The seminar is free but you must register. Call the office or tell us when you come in to register.
I am grateful to those many patients that have graciously sent us someone needing help to improve their health. I appreciate the trust you have placed in me by your referrals. I will do my best to serve them with the same care as I have given you. Many thanks for supporting us in our practice!
All the best and we'll see you soon!
Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. <view entire article>





"Crazy March?" Healthy March!

Date: March 9, 2016 | Time: 12:44pm | Posted By: carmel-ann mania

When I was in school we often characterized this month as "Crazy March". Mostly, we were referring to the often eccentric and changeable weather. But, as we look at the changes that occur in this end-of-winter and beginning-of-spring time, it seems that more than the weather is a bit changeable. There are spring breaks from school, tax preparation, garden planning and time changes that can stress us. Passover, Lent and Easter remind us to reflect on our spiritual health and our family relationships. The increased light and warmer temperatures urge us to get out and about (but bring your jacket and gloves just in case). In eastern medicine traditions, we are reminded to take special care of the liver and kidneys as they clear out old "stuff' from our semi-hibernation.
So perhaps doing all these things might make things a little "crazy", don't you think? I want to suggest that you can level out the playing field with a little attention to your own health by getting a Spring tune-up adjustment. Replace that sleeping pillow that's been around for years, upgrade your orthotics for the coming season, check with me for a new stretch routine or to re-invigorate you exercise program! The staff and I are here to help and all you have to do is call!
We have morning, afternoon, evening and Saturday appointments available for both established and new patients. Just give us a call at 201-525-0707 and we shall find a convenient time. My staff and I are always ready to help you achieve the best of health, so call today to get started!
Dr.M <view entire article>





Happy Healthy Valentine!

Date: February 11, 2016 | Time: 12:52pm | Posted By: carmel-ann mania

February 14, 2016Dear Friends,

Happy St. Valentine's Day! This week and this month we seem to celebrate the gift of Love. Many of us have allowed this word to be co-opted by a"romantic" love concept that seems to exclude the many other loves that exist. What about the love bond between parent and child? Best friends? Spiritual love? Love between siblings, for grandparents -- aunts, uncles, cousins? Of course, there is love for those romantic partners that may last a few moments or a lifetime!
But how about loving yourself which is where we all should start? St. Valentine is partly known for the letters of encouragement he wrote to other prisoners, as well as, for encouraging people to get married and form families. His famous last letter was signed,"your Valentine".

Did you know that feeling loved helps our nervous system and immune system to function at the highest level? We fight off infection, recover faster from injury or illness, sleep better, and stay healthier when we have warm, loving relationships with family or friends. That doesn't mean that we must be married, or must have 20 siblings, or that we need 100 "close" friends to feel loved. We can start by caring for ourselves and loving that each of us is a miracle! Then, we can begin to love and appreciate those around us --family of every relationship, spouses, friends and acquaintances-- to reap the very real benefits of love in our lives.
We in our office love to help you achieve the highest level of health, wellness and vitality! We DO love our patients and express that love by offering you the best we can in Chiropractic care to support your optimum life. Love yourself with a Chiropractic adjustment, a new pillow, a commitment to care for yourself and your health today!
Happy St. Valentine's Day and much love from your Healthy Valentine,
Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. <view entire article>





Happy Chiropractic Founder's Day!

Date: September 18, 2014 | Time: 9:18am | Posted By: carmel-ann mania

Happy Chiropractic Founder's Day! September 18, 1895 saw the very first Chiropractic adjustment administered by Daniel David (DD) Palmer to Harvey Lillard at Davenport, Iowa. A fundamental change in the way we view health occurred on the third floor of the Ryan Building when a man who was deaf for 17 years arose from a flat table to hear the wagons in the street below. Within 3 days, Mr. Lillard could hear the ticking of a watch!
In the 119 years that followed, countless sick people became well and many more healthy people stayed that way because my ancestors and I were blessed enough to share in the miracle of the full expression of Life energy. A well functioning nervous system translates into a healthy person. How simple is that?
I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in this wonderful thing called Chiropractic. I am grateful to the Palmers (DD, BJ, Mabel and Dave) for discovering and nurturing and expanding Chiropractic. I am grateful to Doctors Kendall, Cirino, Price, Strang, Kent, Bahan, Himes, McMullin, Johnson, Schrier, Baker, Van Rumpt and many others for nurturing my understanding of a nervous system free of interference. And I am grateful to my family, my patients and my colleagues for giving me the opportunity to share Chiropractic and my abilities with all of you.
My wish for all of us is to enjoy today and every day in the joyful expression of health in body, mind and spirit! Happy Chiropractic Founder's Day and many more! I'd like to share a photo of my ancestors in Chiropractic (if not in DNA) taken around 1902 in honor of this anniversary. I hope you enjoy the look back.
Dr. Carmel-Ann Mania
20140918 091154
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Feeling like a million bucks

Date: May 9, 2014 | Time: 3:49pm | Posted By: carmel-ann mania

When was the last time you felt like "a Million bucks"? Can you even remember feeling that way? I wrote you a little poem to tell you why...

If your spine is subluxated,
if your allergies are aggravated,
if you know you shouldn't have waited -- you NEED to come get adjusted!
If your tires deflated,
if your lawn just got spaded,
if exhaustion just seems 'fated"-- you NEED to come get adjusted!



I don't know how people live if they don't get their spines adjusted. When I think of the miracles that happen in each of us every moment of every day and the interferences that are caused by exposure to toxins, stress and fatigue, it makes me subluxated just thinking about it!


I am proud that it has been my life's work to help the world get it's "stuff" together by eliminating interference to the nervous system. Helping people live optimal lives is something worth doing. If I can help you live your optimum life, it would be my privilege!

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The First Day

Date: March 4, 2014 | Time: 5:13pm | Posted By: carmel-ann mania

The First Day

This is the first "official" blog entry from me on the DrMania.com site. I suppose that this is a sign that I actually am present in the 21st Century and not just visiting. Chiropractic was born in the 19th century and developed in the 20th, but I am certain that it and I will find an great expansion in this one.

What does it mean to be the "first" day? Well, we have lots of firsts in our lives...I can remember my first day of kindergarten, of high school, of Palmer Chiropractic College. I can remember my first day in the clinic caring for patients. I can remember my first days as a mother, as a wife, as a step-mother and a mother-in-law. I remember my first day of teaching. I also remember the first day I had no mother or father. Each first is important whether it is a sad first or a happy first or just a "first first". I see each of the firsts I mention here as opportunities to expand one's life -- one's horizons -- one's being.

I hope that you see your first day under Chiropractic care as your opportunity to expand your life, your health, and your relationship to others. I hope that this first blog and the others to come will offer you the opportunity to expand your understanding of how truly marvelous we all are!

All the best wishes for you and your health on this first day and everyday!
Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
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