But really, what do you do?

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The other day a relatively new patient was trying to wrap her head around her experiences so far at the Happy Spine. She had come in with chronic high blood pressure and was feeling very curious as to why her blood pressure has normalized. She has also noticed more of her inner moods, thoughts and feelings and how those have …

Will you bend or break?

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Imagine trying to bend a steel bar. How much energy would it take for you to try your hardest? How long would you be able to hold that bar trying to bend it? The energy that it would take is immense. Imagine you holding that energy in your body. Have you ever felt like you were going to break? Like …

The Human Mind is a Terrible Thing Not to Have – Part 2

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The human mind is an incredibly powerful resource. If that’s the only resource that we use though, it can end up leaving us feeling depleted and even self-identifying with our thoughts. So how do we break the habit of overthinking and free ourselves to access more of our resources? By focusing on feelings: the good, the bad and the ugly. …

A lifelong journey of discovery

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Last week we looked at the underlying cause of stress and disease: Emotional patterns and early childhood stresses that are born out of lack of connection, with others and with yourself. How are these patterns learned? There are situations in life that just happen. There’s nothing you can do to change them. You can’t change how your dad was or …

The Source of Disease

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“Most diseases are a result of lifelong emotional patterns and early stresses.” Gabor Mate As with most things, it depends on the lens that you are using to observe, which determines what you see. And if you think that you’re not using a lens, think again:). In the western model of health care, where they use a lens that sees …

Fear is not the problem

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You might say that these days fear is all around. It is being broadcast on TV signals, radio waves and on the internet. And we can definitely feel it in the ethers. Fear creeps in quietly and you may not even realize it when you read the daily news or listen to it on the radio. Talk of new cases, …

You get to choose your thoughts

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Most people I think would agree that feeling obligated can be stressful. When we feel like we have no other choice or that we have no say in the matter, we can feel trapped, stuck or helpless. This can create a cycle where we end up feeling burnt out, tired and feeling like we want to quit. Finding what motivates …

The problem with problem-solving

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Karen was in again this week. This time she came in with a headache, nausea, pain in the sinuses and back pain. After she lay down on the table for a while, I came and asked her what she was doing with all of these sensations. She told me that she was trying to focus on releasing the pain and …

5 Common Exercise Myths

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Now that the weather is turning and exercising outside is easier, I wanted to mention a few things about exercise. In this video (http://bit.ly/5mythsonexercise), Daniel Lieberman discusses 5 common myths about exercise.And I’d like to follow up a bit on the points that he makes. On SittingDaniel mentions that it’s actually sitting for long periods of time that is the …