There are so many skills to be learned in life. One skill (yes, it is a skill) that we don’t focus on enough is the skill of ‘figuring it out’.
Have you noticed some people seem to be able to figure out how to do things on their own. Some say it comes naturally, but in reality, they have just had practice with the skill.
The skill can be taught early on in life. Last week, my son was trying to figure out how to turn on the faucet. He was turning it from side to side and it wouldn’t work (you need to lift it). My partner was watching and was going to lift it for him when I said, no, let him figure it out. So, we watched and let him play with it, until he finally figured it out and then we cheered him on. He was so proud when he got it.
I’m not advocating for letting people fall off a cliff to learn something but they can fall on the grass.
How can you train this skill for yourself?
Have fun figuring things out and enjoy the feeling of a eureka moment!
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For the most part, our body’s are self-regulating. This means that when we cut ourselves, we heal. Our heart, lungs and organs function without us having to think about them.
Inflammation is a part of our body’s healing response. However, when our body receives distorted signals, it can no longer respond in an appropriate manner and we have difficulties healing.
In order for our bodies to regain the proper signals, we need to resolve the distortion signals.
So, what causes distortion patterns in our body?
When someone comes in to see us, we first do a new patient visit. This is to find the distortion patterns that are present in the body. They could be physical, emotional or mental tension patterns. We want to find out what is keeping the body from self-regulating. Once detected, Neuro-optimization works to unwind the distortion patterns in the body, and restore the body’s self-regulation ability.
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It’s that time of year again where the kids are going back to school, activities are starting again, and the long, warm days of summer are changing over into the fall.
There’s a certain energy and buzz in the air. This is the energy of fall.
There is a timing to each season. A time to plant seeds, a time to harvest and a time to hibernate. Each season comes with a different energy and activities that go along with it. When you use your energy and are congruent with the energy of the season, you can create and take massive actions to change your life.
So what are some of the actions of fall? If you’ve ever gone to school, it’s the start of a new year. Your nervous system is programmed to start something new. Why not take advantage and try something new in life. Start a new workout program, change the way you eat, learn a new language, etc.
As the weather changes and gets colder, our bodies change at the same time. We start to wear warmer clothes and the heat starts to come on. Why not start internally warming up your body with more comforting foods like stews and soups. Have a cup of ginger tea.
Fall is a time for harvesting. Are there any areas of your life that you’ve been growing and it’s time to harvest what you’ve grown? Do you have a veggie garden that is giving your a lot of food? Have you been working hard on a project and are new seeing the fruits of your labour? Can you plan a new project so that next fall, you are seeing the benefits of the season?
Use the energy of fall to help propel your life to the next level. Need help? Give us a call 613-446-6060
Have you ever noticed that when you are under a lot of stress, you are more susceptible to illness? I remember when I was going through school that after an intense period of exams were over, I would often get sick with a cold.
Now, it shouldn’t be a surprise to you that stress negatively affects your health. That is why people are often told to decrease the stress in their lives. But what is the mechanism of how this works?
It turns out that stress negatively influences the body’s immune system response. This then leads to a decreased ability for your body to modulate inflammation and illness occurs.
A research team led by Carnegie Mellon University's Sheldon Cohen has found that chronic psychological stress is associated with the body losing its ability to regulate the inflammatory response.
Cohen argued that prolonged stress alters the effectiveness of cortisol to regulate the inflammatory response because it decreases tissue sensitivity to the hormone. Specifically, immune cells become insensitive to cortisol's regulatory effect. In turn, runaway inflammation is thought to promote the development and progression of many diseases.
Our body’s are for the most part self-regulating. This means that when we cut ourselves, we heal. Our heart, lungs, organs keep working without us having to think about them. Inflammation is also part of our body’s healing response. However, when our body receives distorted signals, it can no longer respond in an appropriate manner.
In order for our bodies to regain the proper signals, we need to resolve the abnormal signals. Tune in next week to find out what causes these abnormal signals in our body.
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Last week I was watching my son play with his toy cars on a coffee table. He dropped one of his cars and it fell under the table and out of his reach. He tried to get it but his arms were not long enough and he started to cry. I then told him to “go around” and then you can get your car as the toy was easier to reach from the other side of the table.
I went back to cooking and looked up again when I heard more crying. He was crouched down in the same place he was before and still trying to reach his toy. I then said, I thought I told you to go around to get your toy...so he walks around the entire table right back to the exact same spot where he started! He had just gone around in a circle...poor kid.
I smiled and took his hand and we walked to the other side of the table and got his toy.
This was a reminder of how easy it is to be misunderstood.
We experience events in our lives from our point of view. Even if someone says the same thing to 2 people, they can take it to mean very different things. Before you get in an argument with someone over something that was said, remember to clarify what you meant.
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Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.