Focus on the Forest

Humans are goal oriented. We get ideas and dreams in our heads, try to figure out a way to make that idea or dream a reality, then go after it. We do it on a daily basis, without even thinking about, just so we can get through each day. And there are some who go…

Tuned Up vs. Fixed Up

I had a patient come in this week to get an adjustment so that she would be in great shape for her upcoming vacation. She said “I have no pain, I just want to make sure I’m good for my trip.” As we moved toward the table to do the adjustment, I said “Let’s get…

Making Life A Little Harder

I have a tree outside my office window, where, every year, a robin comes to build a nest and lay her eggs. I have watched this bird tirelessly fly back and forth from this tree, each time returning with a mouthful of twigs, grass, and whatever else their nests are made of. I cannot pretend…

Friday’s Findings: 07.29.2022

1.  Article I read this week… I read a great article this week, realizing about halfway through that the author, Oliver Burkeman, was the author of the excellent book, Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management For Mortals. The article was in The Guardian and is titled… Oliver Burkeman’s last column: the eight secrets to a (fairly) fulfilled…

Why Are We So Unhealthy?

When it comes to healthcare, the U.S. spends more than any other industrial nation. This should explain why the U.S. is also the healthiest of all industrial nations. One problem… the U.S. is NOT the healthiest nation. Sadly, we aren’t even close. The Commonwealth Fund issued a report in 2014 ranking 11 major industrialized nations in…

The 20-Second Rule

Having more information on how to live a healthier life is always good. That is why I read so much, study so hard, and ask so many questions. However, information without action results in nothing changing. I believe we know enough to make better choices and act in ways that would lead to better health.…

Friday’s Findings: 07.15.2022

1.  T-shirt I love… I saw this t-shirt last week and loved it. It’s from a restaurant/bar in Clearwater Beach, Florida (Palm Pavilion). I love the colors, love the image (beachside shack, palm trees, surf boards, sailboat, Adirondack chair, etc.), and LOVE the quote… “It’s never too late to start Living the Dream.” (Thanks, Jim…