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Your Spark

Nathan Martin

The Events That Inspired "Your Spark"


During the summer of 2020, I watched different news networks report the continuing pandemic. I remember one particular moment when Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Dr. Drew all expressed that keeping kids out of school could cause significant negative life impacts. They discussed how potential isolation could lead to deep depression, and possibly even suicide. Of course, we all know what happened when school started. The majority of the country closed school buildings and went into remote learning.

As a doctor, I continued to take care of patients and I would hear common concerns from the parents. It was almost always, "My kids aren't the same, and they really miss their friends, sports, school and other activities." This was just as the doctors had predicted on t.v.

As summer ended and everything remained closed, my dad and I put a basketball hoop in our barn and poured a cement pad creating a space for kids to play. Right out of the gate, we had 5-10 kids showing up 2 nights a week. As word spread, and parents became more desperate to find something for their children to do, we added more nights and new kids would show up. Day after day they came regardless of the weather! We would often have a bonfire just so they had a place to warm up.

I'll never forget the phone calls from parents as they drove home. They would often say,

"I finally have my kid back" or " I haven't seen my kid smile like this in so long."

It was at that moment I realized that isolating kids, making them less active and less social was Snuffing Out Their Spark! Even after months of negative life impact, all it took was one evening, and their Spark began to brighten again!


Book Details

  • Publisher: Dr. Nathan Martin
  • Publish Date: Apr 5th, 2024
  • Pages: 30
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 11.00in - 0.25in - 0.88lb
  • EAN: 9798869299291
  • Recommended age: 00-12
  • Categories: Social Themes - Emotions & Feelings

About the Author

Martin, Nathan: - "Written by Dr. A. Nathan Martin Dr. Nathan is the co-owner of Country Chiropractic Clinic. Partnering with patients, he helps them identify the root causes of their health challenges. Dr. Nathan lectures on many wellness topics. he specializes in spinal health and its impact on the nervous system, as well as harmful environmental stresses and their negative life impact on one's Spark. His mission is to educate and empower young people to believe in their strength, bravery, and the ability of their bodies and brains to shine brightly. When not taking care of patients, Dr. Nathan and his lovely wife enjoy their five children and grandchildren. He loves coaching youth sports and hopes to see every child lifted to their full potential - Their Full Spark!"
Meadows, Jennifer: - Illustrated by Jennifer Meadows With sketchbooks and paints on hand, Jennifer lived in national parks, and later traveled in Australia, Europe, and Tahiti. She continues to celebrate the beauty around her using a variety of media. Her prolific artwork has been highly recognized and spread nationwide through her gallery in Telluride, Colorado. She has two daughters and three grandchildren which she loves being part of their lives. "A finished work of art should allow the viewer to escape into the scene, feel the warmth and coolness, inhale the fresh air and fragrances of nature, and for that moment, be completely at peace".

Praise for this book

Dr. Nathan has written a book with a great message for kids and a message of reaching their full potential. The artwork is beautiful. This is a must read for kids of all ages!!

Peter

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