Month: June 2006

Letting Go and Letting your Chiropractic Life Grow

When I get too caught up in how things turn out, I need to look at that as a symptom. Of course I want all things to turn out well and everyone to live happily ever after (especially myself) but that is not reality. Things turn out the way they turn out. I am not in control of the world or even my little world. There is a power greater than myself and it’s not me. I sometimes get frustrated and self doubting if things don’t work out the way “I” think they should. If the reason that I think they didn’t work out turns out to be because of something someone else did then I have a tendency to feel like a victim.

Profits in the schoolyard: Apples, Pears & Soda Pop

Stalwart American corporations have been hard at work ever since, pursuing new ways to penetrate the chain link fence that surrounds the schoolyards of America, attempting to exploit that juicy, enticing market. Think of it, millions of children held captive inside, all of them just dying to buy something five days a week, nine months of the year!

Chiropractic President Makes History with Election to CCE Board

Life University is pleased to announce the election of President Guy F. Riekeman, D.C., to the thirteen member Board of Directors of the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), marking the first time in the University’s history that a Life representative has been elected to serve on the CCE leadership in any capacity.

Child Control & the Chemical Straightjacket

Chemical Straightjacket PillsHave you ever wondered who originally came up with the cruel idea of placing thirty children in a single school classroom day after day, week after week, with only one adult in charge? If you have observed a classroom in session, you know for certain that the majority of the children, particularly the boys, are just barely able to keep a lid on their natural instincts to leap out of their chairs and yell crazy stuff at the top of their lungs while hurling erasers, tennis shoes and apple cores at the girls.

Leaving for College

This week, my son John graduated from high school. There we sat in the stadium bleachers, my wife and I, crying, laughing, and feeling every shade of emotion in between. We were surrounded by hundreds of other proud parents, siblings, aunts, uncles and grandmothers of every shape and size all crying, laughing and getting emotional right along with us.

The Chiropractic Imposter

I have a patient, I will call her Mary for arguments sake. Well Mary has been coming to me at least once a week for about 20 years. She has remained asymptomatic for most of that time except for a few car accidents she had and a few stupid things she did, overall she felt good most of the time. Mary is in her 80’s now and she still works in a discount retail store full time.

Taking Care of (Chiropractic) Business

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could go into our chiropractic office and love, serve and give all day without dealing with insurance companies and taking care of some difficult patients and having to manage the business part of your office. I find the loving, serving and giving to be the easy part. The trick is to be able to deal with all the other parts and still feel like being a loving, giving and serving kind of person. I have a tendency to want to ignore the other parts of running a business. Pretty early on I got to see that I couldn’t get away with that for long.

Do a Little Extra Chiropractic Today

Well maybe I don’t really mean DO a little extra. Maybe I mean BE a little extra. I’m not asking for you to add something else to your “to do list.” Do what you do with a little more LOVE. Do it with a little more STYLE. When you are with your people in the office take an extra second to look them in the eye, connect with them.