Feature Friday with our June PHIL of the Month: Asia Harris on her Biggest Inspiration, the Power of Kindness and Finding Joy in the Small Things!

Feature Friday with our June PHIL of the Month: Asia Harris on her Biggest Inspiration, the Power of Kindness and Finding Joy in the Small Things!

To what degree is kindness important to you? Do you remember the last time someone was kind to you? What about the time you were kind to someone? Recalling such instances most likely causes your heart to fill with a flood of warm emotion. Kindness, whether giving or receiving, whether big or small, leaves a lasting impression. An impression all of us at Performance Physical Therapy feel when our June PHIL of the Month, Asia, consistently treats others around her with golden kindness while upholding herself with such compassion and grace.

In April, Asia joined our team as a Patient Service Coordinator at our Rancho Cordova clinic. In three short months, Asia has demonstrated tremendous growth through clinic changes and has continued to be a team-player since day one, willing to go the extra mile when need be. A few of the PHIL’s she received varied from her coworkers telling her how much they appreciate her help with tasks to recognizing her motivation and initiative around the clinic. What Asia enjoys most at Performance Physical Therapy is “… how caring and genuine everyone is. We all set out to make a difference in the lives of the people who come in for therapy. It is inspiring and exciting to be a part of such a great company!”

When asked who inspires her, it’s clear as day to where Asia gets her poise and determination from. Her mother. Asia’s mother moved across the country with 3 children and a few bags. With next to nothing, she provided her children with a wonderful life. She spent many years working as a counselor and outreach coordinator for homeless men and women. She received her Master’s Degree in Sociology and has plans to receive her Doctorate in the near future. She is now one of the FIRST social worker’s for the Federal Defender’s Office in her division. She not only inspires Asia but her siblings as well. Asia says, “She has always been a selfless and kind woman wanting nothing more than to make the people around her smile”. She aims to follow in her mother’s footsteps a little bit everyday.

What we often take for granted, bring Asia the most joy. She loves being surrounded by fun, loving, and happy people. She loves knowing that she has made a positive difference in someone’s day even if it was just by giving a friendly smile. In her spare time, she really enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys making a variety of natural body products, practicing yoga in her daily life and reading. The last book she read, “Life by Personal Design” by Maria Napoli and Susan Roe, has taught her many different tricks and tips for reducing and avoiding stress in everyday life. She found it to be very beneficial as she’s, like most of us, prone to stressing out. In addition to her passion for self-care, she loves to cook and bake different meals and pastries such as Curry Chicken, Caramel Cheesecake, Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies and one desert she brought us that we’ll never forget- bread pudding!

Asia is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Integrative Health at Arizona State University. She was  drawn to this major as she has always liked the idea of taking a more holistic approach to health. Yoga was also another inspiration for her to study within this major. For Asia, finding ways to better deal with stress and understanding the inner workings of the mind and body, was a great introduction to the health industry. So far, her favorite class has been her Psychology class, a glimpse of what her work will look like when she becomes a Doctor of Behavioral Health.

We know Asia is going to excel in anything she pursues, especially with her mindfulness and passion. We want to congratulate her again on winning the well-deserved June PHIL of the month! Thank you, Asia, we appreciate you each and every day!


By Levneet Sran

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