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"Let us truly learn to love one another."

Dr. Catherine Maloof

Table of Contents


Let go of the past

Forgive those who have hurt you and send them love

Live in the present

Open your heart to others

Love with unexpected return

Hug someone today – Send a love note

Victory can be yours with a very giving heart

Time=Love; Give freely of your time

Take time to smile, to laugh, and to spread joy and love

Energize your body daily

Through chiropractic care, exercise, diet, and mindset

Move more, eat healthy, exercise, stretch, breathe, and take health breaks

Never stop learning

Our days are filled with daily lessons

Lessons will repeat themselves until learned

Express yourself

Repressed anger and negative emotions create depression

Express yourself through writing or verbal communication

Recognize the gifts God has given you

We all have unique talents, take the time to discover and use them

Rejuvenate yourself, our body needs a break

Gratitude for daily life

Every PM write 5 things you are grateful for and read in the AM

Each morning thank God for the great day you are going to have

Yes you can do it!!

Never give up your dreams. Yes you can! Believe in yourself!

Have the confidence, belief, and self-worth that anything is possible

We are all looking for more love and energy in our lives. Now is the time to start for the year 2003. Take these action steps and notice how things will start changing. Take the Lovenergy Challenge and keep moving forward. Accept what you’ve been given, be thankful and move ahead. CREATE MORE LOVENERGY IN YOUR LIFE!!


The story of Valentine’s day begins with an oppressive emperor and a humble Christian martyr. The emperor was Claudius II. The Christian was Valentinus.

Claudius had ordered all Romans to worship twelve gods, and he had made it a crime punishable by death to associate with Christians. But Valentinus was dedicated to the ideals of Christ, and not even the threat of death could keep him from practicing his beliefs. He was arrested and imprisoned. During the last weeks of Valentinus’s life, a remarkable thing happened. Seeing that he was a man of learning, the jailer asked whether his daughter, Julia, might be brought to Valentinus for lessons. She had been blind since birth.

Julia was a pretty young girl with a quick mind. Valentinus read stories of Rome’s history to her. He taught her arithmetic and told her about God. She saw the world through his eyes, trusted in his wisdom, and found comfort in his quiet strength. "Valentinus, does God really hear our prayers?" Julia said one day. "Yes, my child, He hears each one," he replied. "Do you know what I pray for every morning and every night? I pray that I might see. I want so much to see everything you’ve told me about!" "God does what is best for us if we will only believe in Him," Valentinus said. "Oh, Valentinus, I do believe," Julia said intensely. " I do." She knelt and grasped his hand. They sat quietly together, each praying. Suddenly there was a brilliant light in the prison cell. Radiant, Julia screamed, " Valentinus, I can see! I can see!" "Praise be to God!" Valentinus exclaimed, and he knelt in prayer.

On the eve of his death, Valentinus wrote a last note to Julia, urging her to stay close to God, and he signed it "From your Valentine." His sentence was carried out the next day, February 14, 271A.D., near a gate that was letter named Porta Valentini in his memory. He was buried at what is now the church of Praxedes in Rome. It is said that Julia herself planted a pink-blossomed almond tree near his grave. Today, the almond tree remains a symbol of abiding love and friendship. On each February 14, St. Valentine’s Day, messages of affection, love, and devotions are exchanged around the world.


One of my patients gave me a Valentine’s card with this story and I wanted to share it with you because I believe it has such great significance. Valentine’s day has become so commercialized with the candy, flowers, etc… that we forget the true meaning. Love is to be given everyday not just one day out of the year. This Valentine’s day I ask you to think of people that are lonely and have no one to love, maybe an elderly person in a convalescent home. I challenge you to bring them a note of cheer, a hug, or flowers to cheer their heart. Always remember these kind gestures can be done anytime of the year and it is always best when it is least expected.

If you, a friend or family member would like a consultation please call my office and schedule a time.

Dr. Catherine Maloof
(949) 581-6543

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