Our work as chiropractors

Matters.Not because we are beholden to a philosophyOr consistent with a guideline-For these are only signposts along the way.Indeed we follow the evidenceNot for its own sakeBut because it points us to a greater reality:The effective, compassionate alleviation of bodily affliction.Our work as chiropractors mattersBecause it is a means by which we add our vote […]

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On making the future possible

There is a element of our workThat waits for the future to happen-A rested posture that acknowledgesThe unexpected nature of reality;Deeply longing for what could beYet making peace with life as it is.And then there is a stance of the soulThat is poised to the knowledge that today isn’t all there is-An expectant crouchAn eager […]

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Wind watching

Is an exercise in futility.Looking for the futureIn particles of dustThat have no point of departureAnd no real destination.To watch the windIs to ignore your own convictionsPostpone your own leap of faithAnd nullify your own intuitionIn hopes that something out thereWill tell you when it’s your turn.We have never really been good at predictionAnd maybe […]

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On hype

Sometimes the hype is NOT overrated.Human excitement is not worthless,Enthusiasm is priceless andMotivation can be borrowedFor we don’t always have it in us.Vibes aren’t a flaw of modernity-They are an essential life forceThat drives many of us along.The often-scorned energy of a crowdMay not be enough to sustain usAnd indeed group-think has the the power […]

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The future of work

Is not for the rigidOr the small minded.It is for those at warWith the status quoWho can sense that their dream jobsDon’t exist yetBut are beckoning for a pioneerTo take a leap of faithAnd who have the fortitude of heartTo will the future of into existence.

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The anti-jack-of-all-trades.The stubborn specialist.Dealing decisively with just one blowInstead of bluntly swingingWith all the available options.We are generalists to our own demiseTrying to be too muchFor too many peopleAll too often.We triageBecause we can’t be all things to all men-We are scalpels forged for our time,Arrows meant for the heart of one great beast.This world […]

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Substitutes for honesty

Are glaringly inadequate.Forced relationshipsBorn out of neediness;Enormous family riftsThat grow with every passing year of noisy conversations that reek of the unspoken conversations underneath;Entire careersBuilt on the back of proving a point.When we fail to be honestWe benefit our delusionsAt the expense of who we really are.Here we are no longer real peopleWith real hopes […]

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On showing up to write

I am not here because I feel like it.I am here because it matters.I am not here for people to applauseI am here to make my thoughts coherent.I am not here to make up for the days I didn’t writeI am here because today’s words need to be writtenAnd there are people who need them.This […]

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I’m tired.And maybe this time I should listen.Maybe this time my body won’t bail me outMaybe the work can wait.Rest is not a luxuryAnd the work is not a savior-If the job requires you to not be humanMaybe its not yours to do.

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Why we ran

We were bornOn burning coalsSo standing stillWas unthinkable.We did not run for gloryBut for survival.There were no better alternativesThan our own legs to carry us to freedom.There was no need for a crowdTo cheer for us,Our own fears goaded us on.We needed no promise of a trophy,Just a way out.We were not running towards the […]

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