About

Personal Philosophy

I am dedicated to the belief that we all have a purpose and as a chiropractic intern at New Zealand College of Chiropractic I am committed to a life of helping other people discover and achieve their potential through the health maximizing properties of chiropractic.

The Short Story

The Way of The Chiro is site is to share what I am learning about living an awesome healthy life both in and out of college while studying chiropractic!  I feel that if more people knew about Chiropractic and what it is actually capable of they would stop reaching for the aspirin at the slightest sight of pain and actually trust in their bodies innate healing ability, and also place more importance in living a healthier, chemically free life!

Visit us on our Facebook Page or click the ‘like’ over on the right on this page  to become part of The Way of The Chiro community.  We look forward to seeing you there!

The Long Story

I remember having what seemed at the time like an endless stream of very mediocre jobs.  I can see now that my belief system about work created what I manifested in my working life – a belief that;

‘You either live to work, or you work to live!’

I firmly believe that I belonged in the latter of the two camps – after all who would want to enjoy work right?  The problem was that I was starting to notice a pattern.

1.  Set my sights low when contemplating a new, lowly skilled and therefore lowly paid job.

2.  Start working and like it ok for a little while.

3.  Quickly grow bored and resentful of the fact that I ‘had’ to be there because I needed the money to live.

4.  Feel trapped like there was no way out until finally I mustered up the energy to go back to step number one!

I could see how I was getting nowhere.

I had a job working as a Bushland Regenerator which is quite an illustrious sounding job but I assure you it was far from it.  My ‘ah ha’ moment came one wet June day while sitting in a patch of damp native bushland separating any one of 20+ introduced grass species from the native inhabitants.  Ordinarily this type of work would have had me looking at my watch every 5 minutes hoping for the hours to pass so that I could be free to do something more intellectually invigorating.  On this particular day however I happened to be listening to an audio version of Louise Hay’s ‘You Can Heal Your Life’  which I had only just discovered.  Magically the hours seemed to dissolve into nowhere as I took on board this amazing new way of thinking.  Imagine – I was (and still am) in charge of my own perceptions of reality and therefore life!  Wow!  If only I could keep this new set of beliefs in the forefront of my mind – always.  There in lay the challenge.  From this moment on I determined that to aid my personal development journey I would seek out like minded people who shared my new found beliefs and supported this concept of creating one’s own reality.

My second ‘ah-ha!’ moment came in the next job I had which was as a grocery sales rep.  I remember thinking as I was going about my day ‘What if I found something that I actually liked, then I could actually enjoy my work.’

Brilliant insight but the next challenge was to find what exactly that something was.  This took some years during which yet more changes in occupation were involved and a personal (and somewhat scary at the time) leap of faith involving me moving to the other side of the world leaving behind my old way of life, and a transformation into a truer sense of myself.  Upon returning home to Australia I decided I wasn’t through with challenging enough of my limiting beliefs and moved back to the Sunshine Coast where I had grown up.  Through a colleague I found out about Coast Chiropractic Kawana where my partner and I become patients.  I was soon fortunate enough to be offered me a position as a Chiropractic Assistant!

Upon beginning care I discovered what seemed to be a strange cult at the time, but is in fact the wonderful world of chiropractic which apparently isn’t just about ‘cracking backs’!  I had stumbled upon a group of people who were living their own truths, creating their own realities and supporting the ‘awakening’ of others who sought their care.

Soon the inevitable question “When are you going to NZ to study Chiropractic?” came up. This was itself a small revelation in the fact that it could actually be possible for me to achieve such a lofty academic goal.  I had always wanted to attend University but wanted to do something which spoke to my values and in the past had never been sure what that was.

And so after doing my study part time to complete the necessary pre-requisite subjects, here I am – a Chiropractic Intern, and loving every minute of it.  I hope one day to be the sort of Chiropractor who can help people release both physical and emotional interference which inhibits them from living the life of their dreams.

Through this blog I would like to share with you what I am learning about health, and personal growth which may challenge the way you look at life.  But I really believe that inside everyone there is a genius waiting to get out, you just have to find your thing and be true to yourself.

“Don’t die with your music still inside you. Listen to your intuitive inner voice and find what passion stirs your soul. Listen to that inner voice, and don’t get to the end of your life and say, ‘What if my whole life has been wrong?”

-Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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14 Responses to About

  1. KaylaM says:

    Thanks for stopping by my page! I will admit I may be one of “those” that think Chiro is all about cracking backs but I now look forward to learning more about it =)

    • Ha, ha – one of those people! don’t worry I was one of them too until I started working with a chiropractor! Liked the story about your husband at Carribean Markets – haven’t been there for years! (we live in Auckland now) good luck with the new house 🙂

  2. lifeyourwaycoaching says:

    I like your bare bones truth about getting to where you are in thought and essentially living your truth. Good for you. And thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it. Sorry for the delay in getting over to yours. I finally made it though! All the best to you Meaghan. Peggy

    • Thanks Peggy!
      I think it is really important to live your truth, it’s almost like we are all artists and we are here to create life the way we want it but get distracted by what we think we ‘should’ be doing. I try to live my life as truthfully as possible – certainly keeps things interesting.
      All the best,
      Meaghan

  3. Hey Meaghan!
    I am so glad you found my site and I in return visited yours! 🙂
    My Husband is starting at a Chiropractic College this fall (less than a month from now!). We are very excited about it. He has a lot of the same thoughts on it as you do, he wants to be able to help people in ways the meds can’t.
    Good Luck with your studies!
    God Bless,
    ~alicia

  4. Hi Alicia,
    Thanks for your visit – your site is awesome, you are so creative. That is really great about your husband starting chiro college, which one is he going to? It is wonderful that there is a healthy alternative to mainstream medicine for those who are open to challenging their beliefs and also for those that just don’t realise they have a decision about what they put into their bodies.
    All the best for both you and your husband,
    Meaghan

  5. 2ndhalfolife says:

    Thanks for stopping in!

  6. Love hearing what you are up to ..very inspirational..you will go far girl!

  7. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and reading, “Courage!” While I am not too familiar with Chiropractics, but strongly believe in the whole mind, body, spirit connection. I am inspired by your story!

  8. Linda says:

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Leibster Blog Award. I enjoy your perspective and appreciate the enthusiasm for your chiropractic studies which is conveyed in the blog.

    You can see the nomination and more information about the award on my blog at http://mayandseptember.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/my-first-awards/. I hope it will encourage others to enjoy your blog. Please don’t feel obligated to do the full acceptance unless its something you would enjoy.

  9. GypSoulLife says:

    I just checked out your blog and I love it! My father started his Chiropractic practice when I just a baby. My whole life I have been dealing with people’s ignorance towards Chiropractic care. I love the good light that your putting the Chiropractic world in. Thank you for that. I also thought you would like to check out my dad’s blog! http://www.balancedoctor.com/being/

  10. shelley says:

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and liking my post!
    ..and good write up for this “About” section. It’s great that you are doing something you enjoy and love. I look forward to reading your posts!

  11. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog & for the like. I have to say that I LOVE my chiropractor! She has helped me in ways that I couldn’t have imagined. Always very holistically & “me-centered”. Good luck to you!

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