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Many people will have heard about the earthquake that happened in Christchurch three years ago in February 2011. A good friend of mine lived through the quakes and although she has told me much about it, it is so hard to imagine just how horrifying and terrifying something like that must be. Christchurch is a beautiful city and I have some lovely memories of it prior to the earthquake and like many have had trouble coming to grips with the destruction that occurred. Recently we had the opportunity to visit while passing through the area and while it seemed wrong to gape at the tragedy, I think the need to see it for oneself in some way helps comprehend what happened.
What was a lovely surprise for me though was talking to some of the locals and seeing the art throughout the city and the way each spoke in it’s own way of hope for a bright future. Even the tourism campaigns speak of Christchurch as being the newest city in the world due to it’s status as a city that is, in many ways, yet to be built. Some of the buildings are still being taken down and the rebuilding process is yet to begin as the whole project is such a gigantic one. But it lead me to thinking, how many chances do we get to see a city which is planned in modern times and yet still has some architectural links to the past? How many times do we ourselves get to start from scratch and rebuild our lives stronger and better than before?
I admire the people of Christchurch after what they have been through and how so many have lived life in limbo and yet still stayed with the hope of tomorrow. I know the city will be amazing when the rebuilding does happen and it will be somewhere that I would love to visit once again.
Wire fence mosaic
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In front of the Cathedral
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As I have mentioned before, one of the main reasons I decided to study chiropractic is because I believe there is an Einstein within all of us. I believe that everyone has something truly amazing to share with the world whether it is an idea or way of doing something, unleashing creative genius or sharing inspiration with others.
How Chiropractic fits in with this, for me, is that I believe an optimally functioning nervous system which co-ordinates every function within your body helps you function optimally, through peak physical performance, peak emotional performance and peak mental performance. I believe that if you are living at your highest potential then you are truly doing what you are here on earth to do. I love hearing about innovative new ways of doing things and ideas that are just so out of the box that they can seem almost miraculous.
Here I am sharing with you one such idea. I won’t give too much away as the story that this video tells and the way it tells it adds to the magic. Have a watch of it and be inspired.
So what is it that inspires you?
What do you think unleashing your inner Einstein would create?
Looking forward to hearing your awesome ideas.
Cause and effect
Every effect has a cause and every cause has effects
There can be no effect unless there is first a cause, with every action there is a reaction. There can’t be one and not the other. This is seen daily by Chiropractors who study the cause and effect of different stressors on the body. These stressors are commonly known as the ‘Three T’s’; Trauma, Toxins and Thoughts”. Each of these is a cause in it’s own way.
Trauma – a physical impact to the body resulting in tissue damage such as a car accident
Toxins – chemical impact such as alcohol, drugs, environmental pollution etc
Thoughts – in particular negative thoughts which can have a negative impact on your health and wellbeing.
Chiropractic examines the effect these three stressors have upon the body and how the body’s coping mechanism and ability to self heal are effected. The body has an amazing ability to self heal but if it is overstressed this ability diminishes and the body is unable to cope. This is where illness and disease are created.
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