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Clark & Associates | April 6th, 2017

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October 2016 Newsletter

Clark & Associates | October 5th, 2016

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It’s Beginning to Feel Like Fall

October has long been known as a month for harvesting crops, beautiful fall leaves and trick or treating.   More recently October has evolved into the month where we place special attention on breast cancer awareness.  Events across the country allow us to rally around those who currently battle the disease, while remembering those who have been lost.  This month’s newsletter is packed with material related to breast cancer awareness.  Additionally, we introduce you to a new team member and provide you with the details of our completed construction project in Waterloo. Continue Reading »

September 2016 Newsletter

Clark & Associates | September 9th, 2016

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Dog Days of Summer

Schools have opened their doors, Friday nights are filled with high school football and you can still almost hear the corn growing; without question, the dog days of summer are still upon us. While it may seem appropriate to slow things down a bit during these days of high temperatures and thick humidity, Clark and Associates has ramped things up, and we’re very excited to share a lot of important news and happenings in this month’s edition of our newsletter.

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March 2016 Newsletter

Clark & Associates | March 1st, 2016

March 2016

Create Your Own Luck

March is often known as a lucky month.  It is the third month of the year, and St. Patrick’s Day falls on the 17th.  Yet anyone who solely relies on luck surely hasn’t achieved much in their life.

Waiting and hoping something good happens after a setback is understandably natural, especially after something as life altering as an amputation or debilitating injury.  But luck rarely smiles on those who don’t work for it.  As Thomas Jefferson said, “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”

Be a person of action and pursue what it is you want most.  By working hard and going after your passion, you may just find yourself running into a bit of “luck” yourself!

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February 2016 Newsletter

Clark & Associates | February 1st, 2016

February 2016

Love is in the Air

February is naturally a love-filled month, with it all culminating on Valentine’s Day on the 14th. However, there is more than just the love you have for significant other that can be expressed this month.

It has been said that loving yourself is the first step in being able to love others, but we too often forget that we are unique and amazing people. We can get so focused on the attributes and behaviors of others and what we love about them that “self-love” gets put on the back burner. At Clark & Associates, we are big believers in loving and believing in yourself. It’s what helps many of our patients get through the tough times in their lives and come out with a positive outlook.

So yes, love your husband, your wife, your family and friends, but don’t forget to show yourself a little affection as well.

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January 2016 Newsletter

Clark & Associates | January 1st, 2016

January 2016

The Best is Yet to Come in 2016

It’s a new year and you’ve got a chance to make a new start.

You never know what you can accomplish until you try.  If you don’t succeed the first time, that doesn’t mean your goal is unattainable.  It simply means you have taken the first step in figuring how to achieve your goal.

As Thomas Edison said when working on the light bulb, “I have not failed.  I have just figured out 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  Continue Reading »

December 2015 Newsletter

Clark & Associates | December 1st, 2015

December 2015

Recognizing the Gifts We Have

“What if Christmas doesn’t come from a store? What if, perhaps, Christmas means a little bit more?”

If you’ve seen or read “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” you’re probably familiar with the above quote. Although it was originally written by Dr. Seuss (a.k.a. Theodor Geisel) in 1957, it has great relevance today.

Everywhere we look during the holiday season we are assaulted with commercials and ads for sales and specials and discounts. They tell us to buy more stuff because “it’s the holiday season so why not?” Dr. Seuss saw the same thing happening in the 1950s as the country’s recovery from World War II resulted in an economic boom and the commercialization of Christmas.

But, as the Grinch wondered, doesn’t Christmas mean a little bit more? Instead of something bought from a store, we should look to the gifts we already have in our life: life itself, our family, our friends, the ability to improve our lives and pursue our goals and passions. Let’s take a page out of Dr. Seuss’s book and look inward instead of outward for the true meaning of the holiday season.

We can’t guarantee you’ll be invited to “carve the Roast Beast” like the Grinch, but it will help you feel thankful for the blessings you have. Continue Reading »

November 2015 Newsletter

Clark & Associates | November 1st, 2015

November 2015

How did you lose your limb?

How did you lose your limb?  Something every amputee has been asked many times over.  That question is typically accompanied with a preconceived notion that the answer will include a story of severe trauma or a war-related accident.  However, we know that more often than not, that is not the case.

This month, the Clark & Associates Newsletter focuses on the vast majority of amputees who received an amputation as a result of a medical condition, typically tied to vascular complications. Continue Reading »

October 2015 Newsletter

Clark & Associates | October 1st, 2015

October 2015

Staying Strong in the Face of Adversity

October is famous for being the month of goblins, ghouls and trick-or-treating. But it is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a time to remember those we have lost, celebrate those who fight and to educate about early detection.

It is also a chance to remember that this disease affects the daily lives of thousands of women across the country, whether they have been recently diagnosed, have just had a mastectomy or have been cancer-free for many years.

The daily struggles – physical, mental and emotional – are not dissimilar to those faced by our upper & lower limb amputees and those living with physical disabilities. Inner strength is critical, as is having the right support system.

Keep this in mind this month. Stay strong, move forward and never stop believing in yourself. Continue Reading »

September 2015 Newsletter

Clark & Associates | September 1st, 2015

September 2015

The Beginning of Change

While “death and taxes” are given the credit for being life’s inevitabilities, there is at least one other: change. Businesses change, people change and times change (Bob Dylan wrote a song about the last one).

The hardest part of any change is the beginning. While you know what the benefits of the end goal are, starting the transformation is always the most difficult. It is easy to get discouraged, to say “this is too hard” and convince yourself that your current life is good enough to get by. However, a life that is “just good enough” isn’t full of much living at all.

Life is always changing, and a good example of that is this month as we begin the transition into fall. Use this time to think about what in your life – small or large – you would like to change. Whatever it is you want to change realize this: it won’t be easy, but it will definitely be worth it. 

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