Winston Churchill once said, “You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing…after they have tried everything else.”
This reminds me of what we are taught about health, disease, and our bodies in general. From a young age, most of us learn to “take something” if we are not feeling good. Taking something might include some type of herb, supplement, over-the-counter remedy, prescribed medicine, or other type of drug (legal or otherwise).
We are taught that our health depends on something “outside” of us, as if we couldn’t be healthy otherwise.
In medical school, future doctors are trained that prescribed medicine is what the body needs when it is in a state of illness or disease.
In chiropractic school, future doctors are trained that a chiropractic adjustment and good nutrition are what the body needs when it is in a state of illness or disease.
And while all of these things can help us feel better, the benefits are...
We all have problems:
Did you know that by merely focusing on your problem you actually make it bigger? And when you make it bigger, it stays around. You remain stuck in your problem.
So I want you to start softening your thoughts about your problem. Start viewing your problems as Unicorns that aren’t real. In the world of mindset basics, you are only making your problems real by your constant attention to them.
Begin telling yourself that you can focus on something else more enjoyable (a pet, beautiful day, favorite music, kids/grandkids, nice...
Pain is a big industry. A lot of time and money gets dumped into searching for answers to or merely managing pain. At some point in our lives we all experience pain. We are taught to deal with pain in various ways: walk it off, take a product to help it go away, numb ourselves with food/alcohol/drugs.
But what if your pain was simply a message? And what happens when you ignore messages? They tend to get bigger, more obnoxious, more in-your-face. The more you ignore something important, the greater the chance that it snowballs out-of-control. This message is trying to get your attention. It won’t stop until you finally get the message that something is out-of-balance, something needs to change in your life.
As a mind-body doctor, I’ve had to personally confront my own messages. At first I ignored the messages, thinking they were going to be too scary. We all do this. It’s...
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