It is often said that you teach what you need to learn.
Those of you who see me on a regular basis have at some point had me point out to you that you did not speak up about something in your life. This topic is important to me because of what I have learned in my life and what I see in the world today.
I grew up as an extremely shy child. I never said anything in class, never raised my hand to ask or answer a question and was terrified to do public speaking. This failure to speak up, say what I was thinking or even to help and defend others when I felt I wanted to, lead me to have an autoimmune disease that attacks my thyroid. After working through the physical, emotional and mental patterns associated with the disease, I have gained more insight on how my body reacts when I don’t say my truth.
When I work with people, I can pick up in their spine where they are holding back. Your body and spine not only gives you signals about what it’s saying i.e. I’m in pain, I’m stressed, I’m experiencing anger, frustration, sadness, etc. but how you are living your life.
I am passionate about your voice. You are unique in this world. No one alive has had the same experiences, life, family, etc that you have had and so you have something to contribute. You have a viewpoint, skill set, talents, gifts that are different from all others and that needs to be shown in this world.
This world needs more people who are strong, who are confident, who will stand for others, who are creative, who have meaningful things to say. Look around. This world needs you. I am passionate about helping you find your voice as I continue to grow mine. Thank you for the opportunity.
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Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.