THE SELLING OF ADHD

tony NSA

These days it’s very common to hear or see ads about ADHD. People, especially parents, will mention it in everyday conversations. You’d think it was an epidemic in and of itself. And if you have a child that is exhibiting symptoms of ADHD or a related disorder, it can become a very large focus in your life. When you look …

SUCCESS AND FAILURE ARE NOT WHAT THEY SEEM

tony NSA

The folktale about an old man and his horse. One day, the horse ran away, and the villagers came over to express their regrets. “Who knows whether this is good or bad?” said the old man, shrugging. A few days later, the horse returned and brought along a herd of wild horses it had met. The neighbours came over again, …

THE BIG WHY

tony NSA

What’s the BIG dream of your life? Do you have one? Have you reached it yet? Are you living it? Several years ago, I was going about my life, like I always have and even though I don’t work 9-5, it was that kind of existence. The flow of life for me included going to work during the week and …

HOW ARE YOU TODAY?

tony NSA

How are you today? Do you ever ask yourself that question? If someone else were to ask you, what would your answer be? Or better yet, where would you go to get your answer? Would you refer to auto-pilot and quickly blurt back an answer that may or may not be true? Would you go deeper and really stop and …

THE SELF-FULFILLING PROPHECY

tony NSA

Apart from the possibility of the existence of aliens among us, we’re all having a human experience. History tells us that the human experience encompasses many different states. People have seen much suffering, blame and guilt, and frustration. In addition to these states, people have also expressed energy in taking back their power whether individually or as a group. They’ve …

PAIN: FRIEND OR FOE?

tony NSA

The masochist said to the sadist: “I want you to make me feel pain!” The sadist responded: “No.” The masochist replied: “Thank you.” Surprisingly, pain is not the source of all suffering: Avoiding pain is. For decades we have been led to believe that pain is something to be avoided and suppressed. This has led to more suffering and rich …

THE AMAZING OPPORTUNITY THAT IS CLEAR DAY

tony NSA

Life, they say, is full of opportunities. Over the course of human history, many people have moved away from their homeland, leaving everything behind (family, friends, property just to name a few). Many countries were built on this occurrence. My own parents left Slovakia after the second world war, looking to Canada as a place of hope and unknown opportunities; …

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR…

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When we take stock of the year that has passed and we look ahead to the year to come. It’s funny that we can do that anytime we want, yet this practice has been institutionalized at the start of the calendar year. My recollections of 2013 are that it has been my best year yet! Most of it was spent …

SELF-HEALING REQUIRES TEAMWORK?

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There seems to be a paradox between self-healing and needing help to heal. After all, if our bodies are designed to heal themselves, why would we need to see a practitioner like a chiropractor to help us? Rather than seeing healing as an on/off switch, where it’s either happening or it isn’t, healing can be seen as more of a …