We have the power

Dr. TonyNSA

This past weekend we held the first of many Rise and Shine classes. It went super well, I’ve had a lot of good feedback. Some of the comments from participants included: “I learned how to step outside myself and clear the bleeping blocks and obstacles while still being present.”  “I learned how to use breath to restore optimal health for …

Healing Perspectives – Part 4

Dr. TonyNSA

So what’s the purpose or advantage to feeling frustrated? Evolutionary biologists look at individual processes in nature and they try to understand why one trait evolves rather than another over time. They question, what is the advantage of developing a physical trait, how is it serving the organism. The shape of a bird’s beak helps to define its function: insect …

Healing Perspectives – Part 3

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In the previous week, we looked at how the perspective of relationships is a great source of energy and how when we’re stuck in that perspective, we can often feel triggered or hooked. This week, I’d like to examine with you the perspective of Stuckness. It’s not a “nice” place to be, it’s not meant to be. We will often …

Healing Perspectives – Part 2

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Last week, we talked about how being able to change our perspective on a situation is a learned process. It is a skill that can be practiced and improved upon. Changing perspectives is something we learn to do at a very young age, so our capacity to shift perspective in any situation is affected by our Automatic Operating System (AOS …

To boldly go where no one has gone before

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During this last Align Adventure, which by all accounts was the best one yet, we explored how different perspectives can help us access more life and more energy. These different perspectives also come with a different physiological and energetic state in our bodies. In other words, experiencing different perspectives is not just a mental exercise. It’s an embodied experience. What …

Expressing 100% Life

Dr. TonyNSA

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…in this case we’re talking 1980’s St. Catharines, Ontario, I made my first visit to a chiropractor after a debilitating soccer injury. I was in my early teens and I had constant low back and hip pain. I couldn’t walk without pain, never mind running. I remember really wanting to be …

Chiropractic side effects

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Having had basic training in pharmacology (the study of drugs), I applaud the invention of the term “side effects”. It really is marketing genius. On the one hand you have the one effect of the drug that is meant to be beneficial. On the other hand you have a list of effects that are to be “acknowledged but not focused …

More focus isn’t always better

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Arthur J. Barsky, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of psychiatric research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was asked about what hypochondriasis is (being a hypochondriac). They actually don’t call it that anymore. Now they call it illness anxiety disorder, or somatic symptom disorder. He said that a hypochondriac hyper-focuses on pain or some other symptom. …

Your body is your best friend

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Working with thousands of patients over the years, I’ve noticed that a majority of them tend to feel like the body has let them down. They’re feeling pain or some other symptom is interrupting their life and they want to get back to living. Well who wouldn’t right? What is notable though is that a lot of people feel at …

It’s how we invest energy

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Last week we looked at the influence that various devices are having on our health and quality of life. We considered how when we learn to give our attention to external devices, we are more likely to lose our connection to our bodies. This sets the stage for imbalance and dysregulation leading to disease and a poorer quality of life. …