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Finding a Psychiatrist, 101

I’d been seeing a psychiatrist for 20 years now, but I recently moved to Sacramento. I knew that I would not only need to find a psychiatrist, but a great psychiatrist Sacramento. I was spoiled with my previous doctor because I had known her for 10 years, but now that I was moving away, I would need someone who I could rely on but who also had great references.

My psychiatrist from Denver actually recommended Empathy Therapy to me because she had gone to school with the owner. She said they shared many of the same philosophies and that they both took a holistic approach to mental health. So, I put my trust in her and called Empathy Therapy to set up my first appointment.

I was absolutely right to trust my psychiatrist because she set me up with the best psychiatrist Sacramento that she could have. I love the staff, the facility, even the location. I’m really happy that I’ve found a therapist and psychiatrist who can help me and understand where I’m coming from.

Too Hot to Trot

I was training for a big race during the month of August and, as you might imagine, I was not happy to return from a hot, sweaty run to a broken air conditioner. I had Alley Heating & Air‘s business card from my landlord and called them immediately. They were able to come to fix it the very same day. I couldn’t believe a company for air conditioning repair in Sacramento would have such great service.

Especially because I live in Sacramento where the summers can get a little unbearable, it’s important to me that I have a functioning air conditioner at all times. I’m from Seattle, for goodness sake! I don’t know how to handle this kind of heat!

I am forever grateful to Alley Heating & Air because they made my day! And, really, my week because if I had to wait any longer to get my air conditioner fixed, I would not have been a happy camper. From now on, I am glad to have Alley Heating & Air on my side and ready to help me when I need it!

Windows, the cherry on top!

When my wife and I decided to remodel the house, we started from the inside, out. We got new bathrooms and redid the kitchen– the last step was working on the exterior. We knew California Window Masters was the right company for the job! They came with so many referenced from friends that it seemed foolish not to go with them.

Soon after hiring California Window Masters, we realized we had gone about remodeling our home all wrong! Not because the windows were poorly done, but because of the difference replacement windows made in our San Jose home. It was like night and day! The curb appeal of our home went through the roof as soon as we got those new windows installed. We were absolutely excited about the possibility that our home was improved on the inside, but also matched the outside.

Working with California Window Masters was a breeze! They took very little time to complete the project, and not because they left anything out! They did most of the fitting in their warehouse so that when they actually came to our house they had very little to do but to install the windows. After the left, it was like they were never even there! The only proof we had that they had been there was our bright and shiny new windows!

Getting into Gold

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve liked collecting things. I even started a precious metals and gold collection when I was ten years old. Until recently, I had all but forgotten about it until I saw an advertisement for Oxbridge House. It had been years since I had thought abut my collection until I saw an ad from Oxbridge House saying that they bought and sold gold.

Then I remembered! I had all of the gold and silver from my childhood still at my mom’s house. I quickly got on the phone with my mom to see if she still had all of it. My parents had moved a few times, so I wasn’t optimistic that all of it had survived several rounds of garage sales and giveaways. But it had! I quickly rushed over to my parents house to see what they had.

Lo and behold, it was all still there. The gold, the silver, the coins. All of it. So I went to Oxbridge House and sold my gold and got a nice wad of cash. It was the best surprise ever! So excited about Oxbridge House!


Vending Vixon

I’m new at the office, so when I started managing the office, I made a point to ask everyone what their concerns and requests were for improving the office. Almost everyone told me they wanted a vending machine in the office, so I called SF Bay Area Vending and set about making it happen. I wasn’t necessarily doing it to gain favor in the office, but it definitely didn’t hurt.

I started by asking everyone what kinds of snacks they wanted to see in the office and went with the vending machine company that had the most options available. In this case, it was SF Bay Area Vending– they had great snacks and even better customer service.

Another way that I accidentally gained favor in the office was asking my superiors if they would subsidize the snack machines. All that means is that they helped pay for the snacks to make them cheaper for the rest of us. Brilliant!

I’ve now been in the office for over a month and people are still talking about the vending machine addition. Sure, I could have started with other improvements, but let’s just say that I’m pretty happy with how things turned out.