Dear therapist, you’re not a strength coach.

(or a personal trainer) When I write these types of blogs, they’re mostly in reflection because of mistakes I made earlier in my career. I feel no need to be embarrassed by most of these mistakes, although I do regret some of them. Most were faults of passion with few direct casualties. But, at this […]

The Hard-Ass Guide to Getting and Succeeding at a Great Chiropractic Associate Job

Every year I get to review about 20-50 applications for associate positions. Having co-run a sports and rehab clinic for 5 years and now co-running a pregnancy and pediatrics practice (my wife’s), it became part of the weekly routine. You would think details would be different between the two hiring processes (sports vs peds), but […]

A Statement on Chiropractic Care for Infants and Children

A Guest Post by Dr Amanda Stevens, Developmental Chiropractor There has been a lot of fuss in certain circles about threats to practicing chiropractic care in the pediatric population (in Canada and oversees).  I’m a pretty small fish in this “pond”, but I seem to get called out for a response periodically (maybe because my […]

The Enemies Within

Sometimes I feel as though life is a drawn out and excruciating process of self discovery. The last few days have shown me this in spades. It’s amazing what hard times will do to unclothe and reveal the most basic aspect of our psyche. Until my silent drive home two hours ago, I didn’t know […]

Dear Self, You Have My Permission

…to be that guy you’ve always felt you wanted to be. to move backwards if it’s in the name of our values Now, now, now, Self… There are certain things that I do not give you permission to do. I DO NOT give you permission To care about what kind of car you drive more […]

Artistically informed, tactically focused.

After my last blog on here a few days ago, many highly intelligent people (and a few nincompoops having intelligent moments) have pointed out to me that the delineation between scientist and artist is a false dichotomy. I agree. As per usual on this blog, this is my thinking-out-loud space. So, out-loudly, here is what […]

Ignore Everybody

AKA When your wife calls you names. There have been only two books in my entire life of which I have purchased multiple copies. The first of these books will come as no surprise; I have gifted this book to so many people over the years that I probably should have been asking for a […]

(How) Does Voodoo Floss work?

REPOSTED FROM MY OLD, NOW-DEFUNCT WEBSITE. THIS ARTICLE WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN 2012. ***Disclaimer: I am not a Voodoo Expert (chiropractor, yes, but that’s another story). I am simply digesting out loud to stimulate my own thoughts on the matter. After having tried Voodoo Floss myself and seen great utility, I sadly found that no […]

The goals of meditation

(reposted from my own Facebook post) The goal of meditation is not outcome. It is not an arrival at a better place. Nor is it to become an X type of person with X characteristic as their defining feature. The goal is to be capable of choice, of free will, of self control. Often, as […]

The Cynic and The Skeptic (a thought experiment)

The cynic rejects. The Skeptic puts aside for now. The cynic presupposes fault with no prior experience. He makes up experience where he already has an opinion. The Skeptic is ambivalent, while waiting to lean in or walk out. The cynic assumes uselessness in light of moderate evidence to the contrary. The Skeptic assumes some […]