Category: Philosophy

9 new chiropractic patients keeps me excited

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

If you’d been paying any attention to this blog during the past few days you may have noticed that I was in San Francisco for an Internet get together (I don’t dare call it conference) known as WordCamp.

I left my chiropractic office in Los Angeles on Friday night at 7 p.m. and we had just completed a spectacular week. Thanks to my extraordinary staff and worlds greatest patients, I was able to go straight from the office to LAX airport and get on an 8:15 p.m. flight for San Francisco. I love that feeling I get when a week in my chiropractic office just flows like a magnificent river, full of joy and excitement.

Things continued to flow as I was able to board right on the plane without ever having to sit and wait. The flight left early and my shuttle to the Hotel in San Francisco was right outside my arrival gate. The ride went smoothly and I was at the hotel within what seemed like a few minutes. First thing I did when getting into the room was check for an Internet connection and it was all good. I had time to grab a slice of pizza and take a stroll in San Francisco, enjoying the energy of the week.

Saturday came and I was at the event with nearly 400 other computer egghead’s. Some of these guys were serious nerds (I mean that in a good way). The weekend was focused on the continual support of an open-source project known as WordPress, the software that runs this chiropractic blog (originally authored by Matt Mullenweg). It was incredible to experience the amount of dedication, discipline, and camaraderie shared amongst those seeking to improve the WordPress experience, not only for themselves, but for everyone on the planet.

I couldn’t help but think that this event was like the old school chiropractic days of Dynamic Essentials, where people would gather for hours, staying up till 4 o’clock in the morning to discuss the philosophy behind what they do. At WordCamp, you had an event where hundreds of people showed up for no other reason than to support each other. I love sharing in those experiences.

Sunday night in the San Francisco airport was different as I had a few hours before my plane was leaving for Los Angeles. Fortunately I had my laptops, a secure wireless connection, and plenty to do in preparation for the upcoming week. I didn’t arrive home Sunday night until past midnight and I was to be back in the office first thing Monday morning.

I’ll be honest, when my eyes opened Monday morning I was feeling the effects of the weekend, and I practically mumbled through my morning affirmations. I didn’t start the morning out with a bang but I did not forget the plan… two in the morning – two in the afternoon that’s our daily goal for new chiropractic patients. I left for lunch a few minutes past 11:30 a.m. and we had seen three people that were new to our office that morning. During my lunch break I took a nap and did no computer work.

The afternoon came and things began to move like clockwork. It didn’t seem rushed, it didn’t seem calm, it didn’t really feel like anything other than a typical productive afternoon in our chiropractic office. When I was wrapping up for the day my front office manager said “great job Dr. Mike, nine new patients.” I couldn’t help but think that the energy from the weekend, while amongst a group other than chiropractors, had the same affect as a great philosophical chiropractic weekend does.

Energy is energy and dedicated, hard-working, passionate and productive people make use of that energy like no others. I love being a chiropractor!

Just Thinking About Relationships

By Sharon Gorman, D.C.

I was just thinking about relationships, specifically the relationship that you have with your spouse or significant other. Both people need to get what they need out of the relationship or they probably won’t stay in it. Wouldn’t make much sense to stay in a relationship that you aren’t winning at. I know that one of the most important things to my husband is that he feels like he is pleasing me. He wants and needs my approval as much as I need his. In all the arrangements that we make we try to set it up so that we utilize our best talents and gifts and we do things for each other and for our family that we both can successfully acheive and feel good about ourselves.

My husband and I have a sort of unique situation but not as unique as it used to be in our society. I guess you can call him a stay at home dad. Only thing is that he doesn’t stay home much at all with four kids from 10 to 14 years old. Early on in our relationship we realized that it would be a lot easier to make the kind of money that we wanted to live on for me to work outside the home rather than him, in addition to the fact that I love what I do so much that I wouldn’t consider giving it up back then or now either. Before we had kids we had four chiropractic offices and he took care of the public relations amongst other things but when we had kids we felt it was much more important that they had a full time parent. My husband takes care of these kids with the same gusto as I practice chiropractic. He is great at it and he knows it. I can acknowledge him with my whole heart and absolutely mean it. Do you see how we set it up. Now look at your relationship. Do you feel like you are setting it up so that you can win? How about your partner? Do you always feel like he or she doesn’t measure up or disappoints you? Would you want to go through life knowing that your partner feels that way about you?

My husband coaches the wrestling team and the football team. He is on the board of directors of the gated community we live in. He is hands down the best new patient referrer in my practice. Rarely a week goes by that he doesn’t send a new patient in the office. In addition he takes care of the house. He arranges for any major repairs, does the minor ones and makes sure the cleaning lady shows up, the exterminator does his job, the bottled water is delivered and the dogs get to the groomer. He does the laundry and cooks too. He makes sure all of the cars are in good repair as well as the office. I have only started the list. He pays all of the bills and takes care of all the financial matters. He deals with the banks, the accountant and makes sure we get the best rates on our credit cards, cell phones etc. I hope he has time to read this article, it would make him so feel good and that is part of MY job.

He treats me like a queen and demands the same respect for me from the children. He acts like he is lucky to have me as his wife and the children have caught on. That’s not a small feat with two teenage daughters.

And catch this part. Sometimes when I talk to him about an issue or problem I am having he will give me his opinion and if I don’t feel like I have what it takes to carry it out he say, “What do you mean?. . . your Sharon Gorman.” He uses this tone of voice that tricks me into thinking I can accomplish anything I want out of life. That trickster. He doesn’t always agree with me but when push comes to shove he is always in my corner.

He is just what I needed in a husband and he has risen to the occasion. True I had to and have to let him know what I need but I try to never ask him to give me something that he doesn’t got.

Now let’s pan out a little. Let’s look a little further. Have we set it up with our staff members that they can win? Have we utilized their talents properly or do we ask them to give us something that they don’t got? Do we acknowledge them or do we feel like we are doing them a favor giving them a paycheck because we think that they are falling short? Would you want to work in a situation set up like that? Are you setting them up to win? Do your patients fall short? How about your parents? Your kids? Your friends?

Do you see people and accept people as they are or do you set them up to disappoint you so that you can feel like a victim of them? You can’t change them you can only change you. Are you willing to change? Are you willing to be responsible for the relationships in your life working out? Are you setting them up to win? Are you setting YOU up to win? (Ouch – a lot to look at there)

Sharon
PS: Thanks Ron for the last 17 years!

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Saturday July 28th – Focus Philosophy Day
3 Special events in one day!

Armand RossiArmand Rossi
First: Gorman Chiropractic Life Center
Grand Opening – Open House (New Location)
12 Noon – 3 pm
Lots of food and LIVE entertainment !!!
Lay lecture for patients @ 1PM
Everyone Is Welcome !!!

Second: “How-To” Session On Building A Family Practice
3 Pm – 5 pm at office
By Dr. Armand Rossi
Third: Focus Meeting Begins at 7 @ Hotel
Dinner at 6 pm

Directions:
Gorman Chiropractic Life Center – 570-476-4100
21 Crystal St., E. Stroudsburg, PA
Exit 308 off I-80. Make a right at ramp. Pass 2 lights and make a left at end. Make a left after rail road tracks. We will be on your right.

Howard Johnson Hotel
Route 611 Bartonsville, PA (exit 302 off I-80)(570) 424-6100 for Reservations (ask for Focus Rate)
Contact Sharon Gorman at (570) 350-4091

Future Focus 2007 Dates:
August 18th, September 15th, October 20th, November 10th, December 1st

Patient Education

By Sharon Gorman, D.C.

As many of you know last month I moved into a much larger office. I loved my old office but it just wasn’t big enough. I included a separate room for patient education in this office. I never had a room designated for this purpose in any of my previous offices. The room is set up like a classroom and has about 15 chairs in it. In the front of the room I have a white board, a spine and a TV/DVD combo. I use the room to show the patients the videos that I show them on the first visit and during their first re-exam and I use it for my new patient lecture which I happen to call my Doctor’s Report.

I can’t overemphasize the importance of doing a new patient lecture. How else are they going to have the opportunity to make the choice to include chiropractic care in their lives for the rest of their lives. True no matter what you say or how you say it a small percentage of people just won’t get it but don’t use those folks as an excuse to stop telling all of your patients the whole truth. I feel like I have a moral obligation to present our case as most effectively as I possible can to all the patients in my practice. I don’t apologize for this. I don’t make excuses for using their time. I don’t discount the importance of this lecture. This lecture can change their lives and hopefully will. I can’t down play the importance of this opportunity. Giving this message to the patients is probably the most important service that I can provide for them. They can always find another person, even if it is not me, to adjust them and they will make sure they always get adjusted and get their family adjusted if they understood the importance of the care. Every time someone “gets it” I know that I have made a lifetime care patient or made my best attempt to. Luckily most of them choose my office to receive the care they now know they need so that is the selfish part of it. I would rather spend my days taking care of people who choose to get adjusted for a lifetime rather than fixing “bad backs” and having the patients leave the office as soon as their pain does. I have to set the stage to create a practice like this.

Having a room designated for this purpose demonstrates to the patients how much importance I that I place on patient education. They are in a safe place where they can question their old belief system without being bothered by people walking through the room or the phone ringing or late patients looking at their watches hoping that I finish quickly so they can get adjusted at the end. I walk in the room, close the door and take the time and energy to present to them the choice – chiropractic.

Please create a time and an appropriate place to do the same in your practice. The more times we tell the story of Chiropractic and the more people who understand, the larger the pool of potential patients will be for all of us. If the knew what you know then they will do what you do.

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I hope you can join my in Atlanta in July.
Saturday July 28th – Focus Philosophy Day
3 Special events in one day!

Armand RossiArmand Rossi
First: Gorman Chiropractic Life Center
Grand Opening – Open House (New Location)
12 Noon – 3 pm
Lots of food and LIVE entertainment !!!
Lay lecture for patients @ 1PM
Everyone Is Welcome !!!

Second: “How-To” Session On Building A Family Practice
3 Pm – 5 pm at office
By Dr. Armand Rossi
Third: Focus Meeting Begins at 7 @ Hotel
Dinner at 6 pm

Directions:
Gorman Chiropractic Life Center – 570-476-4100
21 Crystal St., E. Stroudsburg, PA
Exit 308 off I-80. Make a right at ramp. Pass 2 lights and make a left at end. Make a left after rail road tracks. We will be on your right.

Howard Johnson Hotel
Route 611 Bartonsville, PA (exit 302 off I-80)(570) 424-6100 for Reservations (ask for Focus Rate)
Contact Sharon Gorman at (570) 350-4091

Future Focus 2007 Dates:
August 18th, September 15th, October 20th, November 10th, December 1st

Where is God in Chiropractic?

By Sharon Gorman, D.C.

We Chiropractors try to be so politically correct. We don’t like to use the G word in the office. We try not to turn people off if they are not open to talking about God. I find it perplexing that people try to keep their spiritual world and their physical world (their bodies) separate and distinct. Although, have you ever noticed that many hospitals are religiously affiliated and often so named. Talking about God turns a lot of people off because they confuse God with religion. I never talk about religion with patients. To tell you the truth I rarely talk to them about “God”.

Sharon GormanI sometimes talk to them about “innate” when I refer to their bodies ability to heal and to their God within. When they ask me to tell them how long will it be until their symptoms are gone I often tell them that they will feel better in God’s time or should I say natures time? Is that religious? Is that a cop out? I think it is the truth. Even though I don’t talk to them about God very much I am also not willing to lie to them. After all, I move the bone and God does the healing. How long does God take?

So where is God in my practice? God is the reason I practice. I am serving God by serving man. I work hard to quiet my educated so that my “innate” can talk or should I say become apparent to me so that I can live God’s will and not my own. I am so fortunate to be a Chiropractor because I know that with every adjustment I give I am uniting man the physical with man the spiritual. Chiropractic is a very spiritual thing to me, not a religious thing. It is my reason to be. Telling people the importance of living a subluxation free life and delivering the goods is what I am all about.

Do you think my patients know this? Well they know that there is something very special about me and my staff and that we truly, truly love what we do. They know that I am always in a good mood and I am very easy to smile at them and very few of them leave my office without a hug. They know that my office is a safe place where they love to go to, especially the kids. They know that my office delivers the goods and while doing it also provides them with tons of love. They can feel the love from the minute they walk in the door and the CA says hello. They know that there is unconditional love in my office. They know that there is always an extra ear to listen to them and an extra set of arms to give them an extra hug when they need it. They know that we charge them a fair fee. They know that we have office rules and boundaries. They know that there is always room for more people. There is always room for one more, if they bring a friend or loved one. We do our best to express as much God as we can all of the time.

Isn’t that God? I can’t separate God from Chiropractic. I present Chiropractic in such a way that people want to partake in it. I give them as much as they can understand. With some people I can talk about the philosophy of Chiropractic and my philosophy but with most people it appears that I walk the walk more than I talk the talk. As long as I stay connected with my source then they are attracted to me and to my practice. I am the luckiest Chiropractor in the world. God is in this Chiropractor.

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I hope you can join my in Atlanta in July.
Saturday July 28th – Focus Philosophy Day
3 Special events in one day!

Armand RossiArmand Rossi
First: Gorman Chiropractic Life Center
Grand Opening – Open House (New Location)
12 Noon – 3 pm
Lots of food and LIVE entertainment !!!
Lay lecture for patients @ 1PM
Everyone Is Welcome !!!

Second: “How-To” Session On Building A Family Practice
3 Pm – 5 pm at office
By Dr. Armand Rossi
Third: Focus Meeting Begins at 7 @ Hotel
Dinner at 6 pm

Directions:
Gorman Chiropractic Life Center – 570-476-4100
21 Crystal St., E. Stroudsburg, PA
Exit 308 off I-80. Make a right at ramp. Pass 2 lights and make a left at end. Make a left after rail road tracks. We will be on your right.

Howard Johnson Hotel
Route 611 Bartonsville, PA (exit 302 off I-80)(570) 424-6100 for Reservations (ask for Focus Rate)
Contact Sharon Gorman at (570) 350-4091

Future Focus 2007 Dates:
August 18th, September 15th, October 20th, November 10th, December 1st

I Moved My Chiropractic Practice

By Sharon Gorman, D.C.

Monday Morning Message – 6/12/07

Begin Today

Boy, I have had a crazy few weeks. Just a few weeks ago I moved my practice. I moved into an office three times the size of my last office. I guess it is easier to move into a bigger space rather than a smaller office yet any move is traumatic.

A few days before I made the move I was talking to another chiropractor. I hadn’t seen him in a while and I stopped off at his office one afternoon. He started to tell me about his practice and then I started to tell him about my practice. He cut me off after just a minute or two and asked me a crazy question. He asked me why haven’t I retired already? He knows of my financial success and he couldn’t figure out why I hadn’t hung it up already. Hang it up? I’m just getting started! I have new goals that I haven’t been able to conquer in the last two years and I am more on fire than ever. I am truly challenged by my practice. I love going to work in the morning. I don’t want to ever stop doing what I love to do. I like money but I am not working for money. Sure, easy for me to say, maybe I would feel different if I didn’t have any but that just couldn’t happen. I just don’t see that as a possibility. Making a living surely is not a great challenge but I have a lot of challenge left in me.

I immediately felt myself getting insulted. Do I look like I should retire? Was he trying to hurt my feelings? Was he trying to compliment me because he thinks that I could afford to retire? Well I’m not dead yet! A matter of fact, I’m just getting started. This month I celebrate 23 years in practice. I’ve been a chiropractor more than half of my life. What else would I be or do? I’m the luckiest person in the world.

Now as my children are getting older and I don’t have to look down at them to look them in their eyes any more I often find myself living my life in such a way so that I can be an example for them. That doesn’t make me old. That makes me wise. I live my life as if someone is always watching me. I live my life in such a way as my children could be proud of me. I still have my moments when I want to be “bad” but for the most part I act like a parent – a grown up. That is just maturity not a sign that I am almost done. That is a sign that I’m just getting started.

How’s it going for you? Is the best yet to come? Are there mountains that you still want to climb? Are you challenging yourself? Remember that you can start at any moment. Create a vivid picture in your mind and then put it on paper and then get to work. Create a revised vision and a new life for yourself every day.

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This Saturday!
Focus Philosophy Night – Saturday June 16
Andy Forelli — Sandy Levenson
Special Program going on from 2-6 pm sponsored by the Fellowship
Join us for dinner before at the restaurant at the hotel at 6:00 pm – Meeting begins at 7

Howard Johnson Hotel
Route 611 Bartonsville, PA (exit 302 off I-80)
(570) 424-6100 for Reservations (ask for Focus Rate)
Contact Sharon Gorman at (570) 350-4091 or at [email protected] for more info.

Cost
Suggested fee is the price of one office visit.
We will be passing the hat to cover expenses.

Future 2007 Dates:
JULY 28 – Armand Rossi
August 18, September 15, October 20, November 10, December 1

Replace Old Thought Patterns With New Thought Patterns

By Sharon Gorman, D.C.

Monday Morning Message for 5/14/07

Who is driving the car? When something doesn’t go the way that you hoped it would in your life, is it always someone else’s fault. Until we acknowledge that we have free choice in life we will never be able to reach our full potential.

As children our parents and society made most of the decisions that governed our lives. Now we are adults and although we can not control the whole world we can make our own decisions. It is easy to get stuck in that pattern and also easy to go back to those comfortable thought patterns. Do we blame our spouse for things that don’t go well in our life? Our parents or our children? Our patients? The insurance companies? etc.etc.etc? Sometimes it is easier to blame others than to take responsibility and look at our choices and the consequences of those choices. It might be hard but if we don’t take a look then we are destined to make the same mistakes over and over again.

When we decide to depend on other people to make our choices then we in essence give them all our power. I definitely believe in seeking counsel with anyone who can help make a decision but ultimately I know the decision is mine. If the world around me is dictating my life then I am at it’s mercy. If I am only going to be happy if the weather is great then I am limiting myself. If I am only going to be happy if there are a lot of checks in my mailbox today then I am limiting myself. If I am only going to be happy if the people around me are in a good mood today then I am limiting myself.

Sometimes our minds want to go back to old patterns and where we get to choose is whether we are going to let those old pattterns run or life or if we are going to stop the old tapes and look at our life and our decisions and evaluate where we want to go and what we want to learn. We can choose to replace old thought patterns with new thought patterns. Sometimes I actually I have to write it out on paper and look at the situation as if I am an outsider so that I can take responsibility for what I did in the situation that made it turn out the way it turned out. Sometimes I can talk it out with a friend. I need to choose a friend who is going to help me grow and not just tell me what I want to hear.

I need to see how much better my life actually works out when I see how my choices can create for me a life that I love. My choices – good and bad – are my choices.

I know that I cover this subject a lot in my messages but in my conversation with other people especially people who are “stuck” this subject comes up time and again. If you do what you have always done then you will get what you have always gotten.

Sharon

Focus Philosophy Night – Saturday, June16 – 2007
Andy Forelli – Sandy Levenson
Join Us For Dinner Before At The Restaurant At The Hotel At 6:00 Pm – Meeting Begins At 7

Howard Johnson Hotel
Route 611 Bartonsville, PA (exit 302 off I-80)
(570) 424-6100 for Reservations (ask for Focus Rate)
Contact Sharon Gorman at (570) 350-4091 for more info.

Future 2006 Dates:
JULY 28 – Armand Rossi
AUGUST 18-TBA

Getting What You Want Out of Life

By Sharon Gorman, D.C.

Monday Morning Message

Organization

One of the keys to getting what you want out of life is effective planning. I have a monthly calendar I work off of. I know, low tech. Well it helps if I can see it all in front of me at the same time. I buy the kind that school teachers use. I can see the whole month AT-A-Glance. The busier my life gets the more time I spend in front of my book making sure that I want to do all the things that I have written down. I look at what I can delegate and I make sure that there is enough down time worked in so that I don’t feel deprived or neglected. My life doesn’t work real good when I feel like I am a martyr. It is like that old saying “When momma is not happy then nobody is happy.” I have tons of white out on the pages too. I occasionally use highlighters here and there and this month some of my office events are circled in red x-ray pencil. I told you I’m high tech. The point is – that it works. I can have it all. I can’t have it all at the same time but I can set it up any way I want and feel good knowing that I have choices that I can make and have made them in such a way that I am in the midst of living the perfect life – for me.

Some of the things that I have in my calendar each and every month are as follows. Maybe I can give you some ideas. Every week I have scheduled at least one date with my husband. Most weeks I include a night out with another couple. Most of the time this is local friends and sometimes I am challenged by hanging out with regular earthlings but it is important to have a social life as a couple. Don’t worry, I don’t forget the kids. Most of the weekend is devoted to them and their activities. I usually have got 1 or 2 chiropractic weekends each month in my schedule. It is important to me to be around other Chiropractors and to have the opportunity to teach, serve and also to learn from others.

Now as far as my office, each week I do a Doctors Report. I used to call it a new patient Orientation. Doesn’t matter much what you call it, it just matters that I do it. Helps the practice a lot but I do it because I feel like I have a moral obligation to tell the story. Two times a month I do a referral dinner. I plan these out months ahead. I get most of my new patients from these dinners and I got the idea from my friend John Madeira who sells a CD set on them and I highly recommend them. It works for me. These events are worked into my schedule so I don’t have to sit and think about them every month. Each month I do 1 advanced lecture. I always have a blast with these and they have developed their own following inside my practice. If you want to have patients stick around for a life time you need to cater to those who choose to. I have an Open House Party each month. There is always a reason for a party, the patients look forward to the parties and they bring friends. Last month we had corn beef hoagies and one of my patients played the bagpipes.. Pizza is always a big hit too. Every month I host a Philosophy Night as most of you know. My whole staff comes and is involved and I get to have a chiropractic party in my own back yard. Lets see, I have two staff meetings a month. This time of year we do a few screenings a month too. Again, all this happens each month without me having to decide what I am going to do to build my practice. All of this work is not done by me alone – I have the most awesome Chiropractic Team on the planet.

On a personal note, I work out with a personal trainer three hours a week. I also pray and meditate several times a day. Some days God and I actually talk all day and on a good day I shut up and listen and live God’s will for me.

Remember what they say, if you want something done then give it to a busy person. I love having a full calendar. It makes me feel alive and like I am in the game. Helps prevent me from being bored. Nothing feels better than serving others and I can keep doing that for a real long time if I keep my calendar straight and make sure I put God and my family first and stay in gratefulness. — Sharon

Focus Philosophy Night
April 14th, 2007 7:00pm
Join us for dinner at the hotel at 6:00pm
Anita Morganstern & Michael O’Halleran
Howard Johnson Hotel — Route 611 Bartonsville, PA (exit 302 off I-80)

Adjusting Kids

By Sharon Gorman, D.C.

Monday Morning Message…

Adjusting Kids

Kids are so much fun to adjust – most of the time. They look forward to seeing you. The look forward to the unconditional love that we give them. They love the stickers and treats we give them. They love that feeling that they feel in the office they might not feel anywhere else. In my office they are special. Well to come to think of it everyone is special yet they feel the unspoken word even more. They feel how honored that we are that they allow us to adjust them.

When a child doesn’t want to get adjusted I don’t take it personal. I never push. When you push someone they push back. I encourage the parents to keep bringing them and after a while they decide that they want to do it too. At this point they feel that it is their idea.

I always warn them when they are sick that the adjustment might hurt a little that day because their body is in the middle of a battle and they are a little tender. I never lie to them and they grow to trust me. They look forward to getting adjusted.

Many of them remind their parents it is their day to go to the office because they are looking forward to it.

Almost every month I have the honor of adjusting a baby that is less than a month old. Most of their moms got adjusted through their pregnancies. I am a very wealthy woman.

When I am adjusting a child I can feel God looking down smiling at me. I smile back, it is the least I can do. I smile a lot.

Sharon
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Focus Philosophy Night
APRIL 14th, 2007 7:00pm
Join us for dinner at the hotel at 6:00pm

Anita Morganstern & Michael O’Halleran
Howard Johnson Hotel — Route 611 Bartonsville, PA (exit 302 off I-80)
(570) 424-6100 for Reservations (ask for Focus Rate)

Contact Sharon Gorman at (570) 350-4091 at for more info.

Future 2007 Dates: May 5th with John Madeira — June 16th TBA — July 28th with Armand Rossi — August 18th TBA

Afraid To Be Bored

By Sharon Gorman, D.C.

Are You Afraid To Be Bored?

Have you given yourself a chance to be a little bored lately. We just had our first snow storm in my area this year. Had a chance to be snowed in a little. Kind of like to be snowed in once or twice a year. Get a lot of stuff done around the house. I get that caught up feeling. It is a good feeling but it doesn’t take long before I start looking for something else to do.

The kids get bored even quicker and they aren’t shy about telling you their plight, “I’M BORED.” They tell you about it like they got a condition that they expect you to fix.

To someone as busy as myself it is actually very, very refreshing but then what? Then what? Maybe that is what. Maybe what comes to me in the quiet is it. Maybe the busy-ness masked what is. In that nothingness comes the inspiration. In the quietness comes the thought flashes. In the silence comes creation. Sometimes I am not ready to see the light so I busy myself so that I don’t have to feel. When I quiet and tune in to my “gut” I became aware of the light within.

I’ve got to allow myself the time to be “bored.” I must not fear centering myself. If I am going to experience the greatness I can in my life and be of most service to God, I have to permit myself that quiet time.

Sharon

THIS SATURDAY NIGHT – DON’T MISS IT!!

FOCUS PHILOSOPHY NIGHT

February 24, 2006- 7:00pm

JAY HANDT
PATTI GUILANO

JOIN US FOR DINNER BEFORE AT THE RESTAURANT AT THE HOTEL AT 6:00 PM

Howard Johnson Hotel
Route 611 Bartonsville, PA (exit 302 off I-80)
(570) 424-6100 for Reservations (ask for Focus Rate)
Contact Sharon Gorman at (570) 350-4091 for more info.

COST
Suggested fee is the price of one office visit.
We will be passing the hat to cover expenses.

Future 2006 Dates:
MARCH 24 JUDY NUTZ CAMPANALE and DICK PLUMMER
APRIL 14 ANITA MORGANSTERN AND MICHAEL O’HALLLERAN
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! MAY 5, JUNE 16, JULY 28, AUGUST 18
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Having no symptoms is not healthy at all

By Sharon Gorman, D.C.

Monday Morning Message…

Adaptability

When I was doing my orientation last night I asked the people a question I asked them a million times. How do you know if you are healthy? Well you know all the typical answers. The silliest and most common is that I know that I am healthy if I feel good. All those people that have dropped dead “never sick a day in their lives” blow that theory out the window. Well what is it then? Being healthy is being able to adapt. Healthy people can adapt to pollen. Less healthy people have hayfever. Healthy people can adapt through the flu season. Less healthy people get the flu. Healthy people get a fever when their body is fighting off infection. Less healthy people take meds to drop their body temperature. Healthy people throw up when they eat poison food. Healthy people can adapt to quite a bit of emotional stress in their lives without getting ill. The ability to adapt is the key to measuring someone`s health.

Last few weeks we have had some “bad” weather where I live. While adjusting people this week I have noticed that they are more subluxated then usual because their bodies have been forced to adapt to the change in weather. Most of the people I adjusted seemed to be very subluxated in their upper thoracics. I was trying to figure out if that was because their bodies tighten up when they go out in the cold or if they were all shoveling snow or if it was a combination of the two. Many of the people were sick. Some of the sick people cancelled their appointments and stayed home. Some sick people came in twice as often to get adjusted so that their body can work the best it possibly could so they could get well.

People have choices to make when they are “sick”. Many people don’t think that they have a choice at all. They still think that they have to do whatever their MD tells them to. Some don’t people don’t get as far as going to the the MD in the first place. It’s their choice. They also get do choose about how they are going to deal with their symptomatic child. That’s the part that frustrates me.

The information and stuff that I have given them during each visit and over time will hopefully help them realize that they choice is theirs and that the body is amazing and that they should allow their bodies to adapt without inteference. Sometimes I get annoyed when they make decisions other than the one I would make especially when it comes to the care of their children.

Having no symptoms is not healthy at all. People go to all lengths to try to remove their symptoms because they are afraid to experience discomfort.

Think for a minute about emotional health. Being healthy is not being able to feel nothing. Being healthy is being willing to feel life and knowing that you can and have to adapt to situations outside of your control and choosing to change the things that are inside of your control.

Being alive is more of a gift if you don’t try to live dead (aymptomatic). Being healthy allows you to move forward each day knowing that innates last name is intelligence. So go out there and adapt.

Lot to think about – Sharon

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