Finding flow in times of conflict

tony NSA

The other day one of my patients was in for her regular visit. We got to talking a bit and she shared with me that she had had a hard day. She seemed preoccupied. While she was sharing with me, it felt as if even though she was physically in the clinic with me, her mind was back at an …

Terminologically speaking

tony NSA

I’ve never been one to use medical terminology ever since I learned it in school, mostly because I noticed that when I used it with patients, they didn’t know what I was talking about. And if I used it in my private life, I was afraid that I was being seen as pompous or a know-it-all. After all, why would …

Don’t want to feel pain?

tony NSA

When I’m working with some of you in the office I will sometimes ask “what are you noticing right now?” And your response is often either “I feel pain” or some related answer such as “I’m not feeling any pain” or “I feel some tension” or “I don’t feel much at all” or “I’m trying to let go”. Often I …

The Antidote to Fear

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A couple of years ago, one of our neighbours named Joan, received a phone call from her nephew in the U.S. He said that he had been in a motorcycle accident and was in the hospital needing money. Joan’s heart started racing, a flurry of thoughts raced through her mind and her stomach was churning. She ended up sending her …

Think different.

tony NSA

This tagline was one of the main ways that Apple distinguished itself from its main competitor, the juggernaut Microsoft. And it was when I first attended Chiropractic school that I learned that there was a different way of thinking about health. I grew up I think like most people, going to the medical doctor when I had symptoms of a …

We are all in this together

tony NSA

One of the things I’ve been reflecting on with this social crisis has been the message of “We’re all in this together”. On the surface it sounds really good. It feels coherent with Canadian values of respect, caring and goodness. And it impresses upon each one of us that by adhering to the rules of social distancing we will be …

The key to a healthy life that also makes sense

tony NSA

My father was a good man. The other day I realized that it’s been over 10 years since he passed. The parent-child relationship is I think fundamentally the one thing that shapes who we are, all the way through our lives. Just like trees need the wind to grow tall and strong. Do as I say, not as I do. …

Getting sick: What are the chances?

tony NSA

Years ago a friend of mine and I were driving down Somerset Street, between Bank and O’Connor. He was driving and I was the passenger. He had his window open and was talking to me about something. All of a sudden, with his window down as well, another driver on the opposite side of the road, travelling in the opposite …

I thought I knew it all and I was wrong!

tony NSA

Going to school for so many years, I’ve studied a lot. And since I’ve been in practice now for over 20 years, I continue to study and keep up with advancements in science research in general and specifically in quantum physics (because I find classical Newtonian physics to be limited in being able to explain how life really works). I’ve …

The Dirty Side of Healing

tony NSA

We’ve been given very good advice in dealing with the corona virus such as washing our hands, keeping our hands away from our faces and keeping a physical distance between ourselves and others to name a few. This will prevent us from introducing the virus into our bodies and it will help to limit the spread of the virus. However …