The True Meaning of Valentine’s Day

The real meaning of Valentine’s Day! If you think that Valentine’s day is exclusively for lovers, think again.  It is intended for the celebration of the affection of friends and relatives.  It is to celebrate the many loves and friendships in our life.  A way to commemorate the deep appreciation for those who make your life better, easier, and smoother.  This is the perfect day to say Thank You and keep in mind all of those that important in your life.

This holiday was originally created to remember the life and Martyrdom of St. Valentine.  The emperor believed that men who were single made much better soldiers and outlawed marriage.  St. Valentine ignored the order and secretly continued to marry young couples.  St. Valentine was arrested and put to death. Valentine’s day is the celebration of someone that followed his convictions, beliefs and paid the ultimate price.  During the middle ages, lovers began exchanging flowers, cards, gifts and treats as way of expressing their affection for one another.  Those traditions carried over as lovers send bouquets of flowers and chocolates to one another on Valentine’s day.  In the business of our daily lives, we often forget to tell those special people how we feel.  Sending them a caring note, gift, text or email is a wonderful what to say you are thinking of them on Valentine’s day.  Mom/dad, brothers and sisters, friends, colleagues and co-workers have shared so many defining moments in our lives, – birthdays, graduations, weddings, special events.

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of the deep affection you have for your people! The inner circle, your friends and family, not just for your significant other.  Take the time to honor those that cheer your triumphs and lift your spirits when you struggle. While gifts of love are an important love language to some people, a phone call, text, or email recognition is welcomed by all.

Most of all, Valentine’s day is to honor yourself.  How that Some people may not like Valentine’s day because of ended relationships, loneliness, or the misunderstanding that Valentine’s day is solely for lovers.  Remember that you are worthy of liking yourself, accepting that YOU ARE ENOUGH.  So, a couple of quick ideas about the martyrdom of St. Valentine. 1) Look around you and appreciate those who care about you, be thankful they are in your life. 2) It’s not always about cards, reach out to the special people in your life and thank them for being them.  3) Treat yourself on Valentine’s day.  If you don’t love yourself, how can you expect or give love to others?  4) Enjoy your day by recognizing the affection for friends and relationships.  5) take five minutes to quietly reflect on all of the blessing of your life.  6) Do something nice for someone, a smile, a note, a card 7) call your friend/family that you haven’t talked to in a while. 8) Don’t feel sorry for yourself, be thankful for all of the good in your life.

That’s the true meaning of Valentine’s day. Live. Laugh. Love. Don’t just exist.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Dr Jason West
West Clinic Online

More about Jason West

World renowned clinic in Pocatello, Idaho has patients from every state and from every continent. The West Clinic was started in 1916 and has four generations of doctors and six generations of patients. Dr Jason West has two doctorates and a fellowship in health care disciplines. At the Southern California University of Health Sciences, he was awarded the Outstanding Senior Award (from the students) and the Presidential Leadership Award (from the president). It’s the first time a doctoral candidate was selected for this recognition by the students and the faculty. In 2012, in his home state of Idaho, Dr West was selected as Chiropractor of the Year. He uses his education in bio-mechanics (chiropractic), bio-chemistry (naturopathic medical doctor) and energy medicine (acupuncture and homeopathy) to develop comprehensive treatments plans for chronic pain, degeneration, and to restore patients to optimal health. Dr West loves attending continuing education seminars and it has been his goal to attend at least one seminar per month and has been doing so since he started practice in 2000. Dr West is a published author in the scientific literature on headaches. He currently has three other studies pending publication. Dr West has participated in many media events including his own radio show, “How to Save Money Medically,” a video blog, and multiple documentaries. In 2011, a film maker decided to make a film on alternative medicine. They went out and visited hundreds of clinics and selected the six of what the producers considered the top alternative medical clinics in the United States. Dr West’s office was selected and in 2012 he was profiled in the medical documentary, “Doctored.” This documentary is available online and on Netflix. They are making a sequel to this documentary called “Undoctored” which will release in March of 2015. Dr West plays an integral role in this documentary as well. He has been invited to participate in the video series, The Last Stop, a nine-part video series about the health care system. This will start filming in late 2015 or early 2016. Dr West has lectured all over the world at conferences in United States, Canada, and Australia. He has presented at chiropractic, naturopathic conferences, and the American Academy of Ozone Therapy, and has taught over 50 individual seminars for doctors on topics such as clinical nutrition, blood chemistry, chronic disease, and energy deficits, motivating staff members and educating to patient base and provides personal consulting with doctors that wish to excel in health care. He continues to teach regularly and has eight seminars scheduled in 2015. Dr West is married to his sweetheart, Maxine and has five sons. He loves technology, computer uses in medicine, snowmobile, motorcycle riding, and loves the study relationships and communication. Achieving his goal of Eagle Scout gave him a great love of the outdoors and being self-reliant.

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