We had the good fortune of connecting with Conor Logan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Conor, what’s the most important think you’ve done for your children?
The most important thing I’ve done to impact my children positively started with self-improvement… and this came from the realization that my children truly are mirrors of my wife’s and my behavior. They see how my wife and I are, for better or worse, and show us how we are doing as people by mimicking that behavior. So… noticing what you do poorly is relatively easy. Trim away bad habits, apply a little discipline. Some are easier than others (biting my nails has been impossible to stop.) Then, you need to realize that pushing too hard on what you want to support has the opposite affect. I was so excited that my daughter liked skateboarding, like I do, that within months she was ‘skateboarded out’ and lost interest. What’s the best way I’ve found… simply find what you love, commit to it, and let your family see you enjoying and loving that activity. For me it’s playing music, meditating, and being active. If you are enjoying it, it’s probably leaving positive residue on how you feel during the day and how you interact with your family and others. If that’s happening, then your children will see that they should find what they love, and so on. I don’t care what it is that my children want to do… do I hope they want to play music so we can play music together, absolutely, but I don’t press. If that comes, it will. Just be me and be happy in what I can control, and let that spill over in all its organic positivity. Dr. Conor Logan DACM, L.Ac.
What should our readers know about your business?
My wife and I own our oriental medicine practice in Newbury Park. Yes, there are many other practitioners that one may find in our area, but we do have some unique aspects to our offerings. Firstly, we’re the only one that is in-network with most if not all insurances. Additionally, we offer corporate wellness services that a few local businesses are already realizing the benefit of, such as live guided meditation classes, tai chi classes, and lunch n’ learn workshops about stress management, weight loss, and nutritional guidance. We also have our own Insight Timer mediation channel as well as a podcast focusing on the people of our town, which the neighborhood loves, called The Thousand Tales podcast. The podcast is not medically focused, but does help to foster camaraderie within the neighborhood, which is always a good thing!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Let’s make a list, shall we! – Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga Canyon – can’t beat the ambience of this place – Hike up Boney Mountain – to get one of the best views in the area – Leo Carillo beach – at low tide, you can get to the little alcove… at high tide, you get spectacular splashes against the rocks – Mother’s Beach in Ventura – for a nice family walk, and a coffee at the shop across the street – a walk through the various open space footpaths around our neighborhood – Holdren’s for a martini and a steak
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
To the Covid Smile Jam. This group of musicians has met in my driveway every Friday since the end of March 2020 and played music safely for the neighborhood. You’ve helped breed a happiness in the community, giving the neighborhood something to do while we are all stuck near our homes. It’s given me just as much joy to host it as it has to the neighborhood to attend. It’s become its own happy monster, and I simply feel honored to be along for the ride. Thank you to all the Jammers, and the SunTree neighborhood of Newbury Park!
All photos by Conor Logan