North County Water & Sports Therapy Center May 2018

PATIENT PULSE

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15373 Innovation Dr. #175 | San Diego, CA 92128 | (858) 675-1133 12171 World Trade Dr. | San Diego, CA 92128

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I felt it was the perfect time to pay tribute to my mom, Kathy, as well as the mothers who work here at North County Water & Sports Therapy Center. I’m always so amazed at the ability of our four working moms — Ryann, Jackie, Jan, and Britani — to juggle a career and parenting without ever letting a ball hit the ground. I’m honored to work alongside these remarkable ladies. My mother was a working mom, as well. She was the rock of our family, holding down a steady job as an X-ray technician while my dad pursued his dreams of starting his own business. I don’t know if I realized it at the time, but looking back on it now, it’s hard to fathom how much my mom accomplished in a day. Before heading off to work at 3 p.m., she would have dinner ready to go in the oven. That way, all my dad had to do was get everything reheated and ready to serve. She wouldn’t get home until almost midnight, but she never let her career get in the way of being an awesome parent. One quality I admire about my mom’s parenting style was the way she was able to balance being encouraging and trusting while raising me. She offered lots of valuable guidance and advice, but she never expected me to be anything other than myself. There was never any pressure to be perfect or follow a prescribed path. In fact, she even let me make my own mistakes and learn from them. I think the independence she allowed me to have helped me become a strong adult. I certainly was not one of those people who showed up to college clueless about how to live without the guiding hand of a parent. For that, I am extremely thankful. My mom continues to be an inspiration to me. She’s as active as ever and has never stopped loving life. Far from a homebody, she still plays wallyball and pickleball regularly. Given that we live on opposite sides of the country, I don’t get to visit with her as much as I would like, but we talk on the phone often. And the Moms at Our Practice A TRIBUTE TO MY MOTHER

Beth and her Mom in Ireland

environment that’s welcoming and accommodating to mothers, but I still understand the sacrifices they have to make. Whenever I have a day when I’m feeling burnt out, I look to the mothers in my office as a reminder that being busy is no excuse for a lack of enthusiasm. This Mother’s Day, I encourage you to express your love to your mom, but I don’t want you to stop there. Remember that you probably work and interact with mothers every single day. Don’t forget to thank them for all they do.

–Beth Scalone

I see the same energy and selflessness in the team of mothers I get to work with every day. I’ve done everything I can to create a work

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