NEURO-STRUCTURAL DISTORTION OF THE NECK – AS SEEN ON XRAY

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A colleague of mine in Colorado uses Xray as an objective indicator in his exams. He sent me this late last year. He and I have a similar approach. On the left you see the xray of a patient when they were starting care. On the right you see an xray of the same patient after 12 months of care. …

THING YOU USED TO DO AS A KID

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I’ve been recently reading about the scientifically validated benefits of childhood activities for adults. It got me remembering what it was like as a kid, what I used to do, how I used to spend my time. It’s hard to believe that I had so much time! There’s a lot of evidence where research shows there are many health benefits …

IS CHOLESTEROL REALLY THE BAD GUY?

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Recently on “The Nature of Things” with David Suzuki, they explored the history of cholesterol, how cholesterol has been seen in the past and what researchers are finding out now. The following is an excerpt: “Cholesterol. For almost 50 years, the word has evoked fear. When people started dropping dead in alarming numbers after WWII, a massive investigation was launched, …

LIFE CHANGING YOGA – MOVEMENT, ENERGY, BREATH, FOCUS

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Back in the late winter or early spring I started taking yoga classes at Pranashanti (www.pranashanti.com), one of, if not the best yoga school in the city. With every class I could feel my body waking from a deep slumber, tissues stretching beyond the norm, allowing more breath into my body. I found my body feeling thirsty for more; so …

HOW TO BOOST YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE – IN REAL AND EFFECTIVE WAYS

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Confidence is defined as full trust, belief in the powers, trustworthiness, reliability or certainty. Self-confidence would then mean that you have full trust in yourself or a belief in your abilities. For some people, self-confidence is a given; it was fostered and nurtured. Self-confidence is not something you’re born with simply because we don’t have a self to begin with. …

UPGRADING YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM – HEALING ANXIETY

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Just like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, stress is in the perception of one’s nervous system. Imagine being able to step back from a stressful situation, gathering your thoughts and feelings and stepping back into the situation with much more confidence, strength and perspective? Part of Neuro-Structural Care is Network Spinal Analysis and Somato-Respiratory Integration. I have …

CLIMBING OUT OF THE DEPTHS OF DESPAIR

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Years ago, in a different life, I was married for over a decade. The marriage eventually fell apart, we went our separate ways. I remember feeling the whole gamut of emotions at that time especially uncertainty, fear (I was so scared), anger, resentment, guilt and shame. I was in a period of intense suffering. I felt lost, couldn’t think straight, …

IS CREATIVITY A MENTAL DISORDER?

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I’ve been creative in my life. Yes I have. I have known creativity in its various forms. There’s the uncommon use of words, whether in writing or in prose. There’s finding a solution to a problem, where you arrive at the solution through inspiration, where it just hits you. Creativity can also be found when you’re in the flow, really …

VOTER APATHY AND THE POSSIBILITY OF A BRAVE NEW TOMORROW

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I’ve lived in Canada for most of my life, except for a 6 year stint in the U.S. I feel proud to be Canadian. Living in the United States definitely made me more aware of what a great country we have here north of the 49th. One of the phenomena that I’ve noticed in the past few years and that’s …