Well or Sick? You CHOOSE.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

“You don’t have to be sick, choose to be well”, Dr. Martha Nessler.  I said this quote as I was ranting about a drug commercial.  Americans are flooded with negative thoughts in regards to health and wellness EVERYDAY! They hear them in the car, on the TV, from friends, at work, on billboards, on business signs, etc.  Every corner you turn whether in a building or on the street there are advertisements lying to you that your body CAN’T and that it needs some outside force.  FRANKLY, that’s not TRUE but rather a bold face lie from big pharma and it’s cohorts.  The TRUTH is that you can be well and that you can heal yourself, you just have to CHOOSE it!

Choice is an interesting thing.  You are given two options or more and then you decide.  Scary ,huh? Well, only if you allow it to be.  If you take a deep breath and logically think, then no choice seems that scary but when in a panic well it’s little more difficult to make a logical choice, right?  So, take a deep breath and read for a few seconds and at the end make the decision, do you really have to be sick? Or can you be well?

Our society tells us that we need drugs and vaccinations to feel better and function optimally and that without these drugs we will never be well. These statements and fear tactics are simply not true.  We can be well and we were designed to be well.  Individually we just have to decide to be well.  We have to make a conscious decision to be proactive in our own healthcare and that means stepping up and stepping out.  A shift in thought and belief is necessary and it’s all we need to tip the scales toward wellness.

Over the years we have been lead to believe that we are breaking down and that we eventually just fall apart.   This is true and not true.  It’s true ONLY if you stop taking care of yourself, if you stop making time for yourself, and stop eating right and thinking right, and stop moving.  Stopping all this WILL cause you to breaking down.  It’s honestly a recipe for disaster.  A recipe that will create frustration and give birth to diseases and disorders and speed up the breakdown of your human body.   When your body breaks down (dies) where will you live?  Just as you can do NONE of this and be sick you can DO ALL of this and BE WELL.  You can eat whole and live foods, get proper sleep, workout, and exercise, take time for yourself, and take care of yourself and move towards optimal health.  You choose.

Let’s take this out of the perspective of the human body and talk about your car.  People always take care of their cars.  They see them as an asset that has value.  I am here to tell you that you are an asset that has value.  Cars today have a main computer system in the engine that is the master system and many adjunctive systems that all work together to allow a car to drive.  In order to maintain your car, you take your car for routine checkups and have all the systems checked.  Do you get routine check ups? When a light comes illuminates on the dashboard you take the car to be serviced and have the “symptom” assessed” When you have a “symptom” do you get it assessed? Let’s use your oil light as a “symptom”.  If the oil light in your car comes on it letting you know that your oil level is low and that your oil needs changed. It’s imperative that you change the oil so that you don’t throw a rod and damage the engine.  So, you get the oil changed because it’s a warning that let’s you know if you DON’T do it you won’t like the outcome.  What if you put duct tape over the oil light? Nothing.  You have just masked the symptom and the problem will get worse and your car will break down.  To maintain the life of your car routine checkups are a must.  The choice is yours: maintain your car and it runs forever or neglect your car and it breaks down.  The only difference in a car and a human body is that you can’t get a new body.

Just like a car you have a master system, the nervous system, and a bunch of adjunctive systems that allow you to function.  As humans we get warning signs (headache, indigestion, anxiety, bladder problems, etc) and they let us know that our master system needs to be addressed.  Those symptoms are not telling us that we are lacking a drug or need a vaccine but rather letting us know we have one or more stressors affecting us that is causing our master system to be running low, i.e. nervous system interference.  Nervous system interference is similar to “running low on oil or gas”.  Interference to our nervous system falls into three different categories: chemical, physical, and emotional.  In order to function optimally the stressors must be addressed or slowly (and sometimes quickly) we will break down.

Seems a little different when you put it into perspective, huh? Believe me I know.  I remember the first time I was told I could live my life without being sick.  At first I was like most people, I was completely shocked.  After I got over the initial shock I was a little angry that I had been lied to and lead astray for so long.  After I let it all go and realized how blessed I was to have been informed I became proactive in my own wellness and I have never looked back. I only look forward to my future that is so bright it burns my eyes because I no longer live in fear that I will be sick but rather look ahead and know that I will be well.  I will be well because I choose to be well.  What will you choose? Remember you do have a choice.

Love. Laugh. Adjust.
Dr. Martha Nessler, Innate Girl

Conferences are Family Reunions on STEROIDS

Monday, January 17, 2010

Chiropractic conferences are family reunions!  And I don’t mean because you get time off! As I was reflecting on the plane ride home from Parker Seminars Vegas, I came to the conclusion that conferences are family reunions on steroids! Let me explain…and I am sure you will see it as I see it!

Family reunions allow you take time away from your daily routine to spend time with friends and family that you cherish to celebrate life and congregate.  A family reunion is great time away to refresh and regroup.  Often times you pack up a suitcase with all your favorite clothes and head away for a few days to celebrate with loved ones and have a mini get-a-way.  The few days you take away our filled with heart warming hugs, catching up, belly laughs, making new memories, and gift giving.  The days and nights are often filled with amazing, mouth-watering foods and fantastic bottles of wine  you share with the people you love as you catch up on all you have missed and share in their joys.  Many times you meet new family members whether through marriage or birth!  Leaving is hard to do and as you say good-bye you leave with last round of hugs and an, “I will see you later!”  Returning you reflect and realize that the time away left you supercharged and ready to face Monday FULL on! You have an intense feeling of being loved and feel fulfilled…on the plane you reflect and can’t wait for the next reunion!

Wednesday morning I boarded the plane for Parker seminars in Vegas! The minute I got to the Hilton, where the seminar was being held, I was greeted by a hug and they didn’t stop til the last-minute before I departed the plane to head home.  I was surrounded by chiropractic love all weekend. Over the course of the weekend I saw 100’s of colleagues which I love and respect, made many new friends, and I immersed myself in the presence of some of my dearest, most cherished friends.  I received hundreds of heart-felt hugs and powerful, purpose filled adjustments.  I reminisced over memories from past Parker seminars and made new ones which I will reminisce over for years! I shared the details of my daily life and intently listened to my friends.  Over fantastic wine and amazing food I laughed til it hurt and then laughed some more.  Over coffee and conversation I solved the world’s problems.  And all that was in between and after some of the best speakers I have heard! Many speakers were more on fire than I have heard them ever before…they really “popped the clutch”! As I boarded the plane in Vegas, I couldn’t stop smiling.  As I reflected over the previous four days and my heart felt warm…I am so blessed to be a part of the best profession in the world! Hands down I have some of the best friends in the world and continually make more and more throughout this life’s journey!

Returning to the office today I was ready to bring 110%+ and save and serve even more…because I know I have the support of my chiropractic family…I just left 4000+ of them in Vegas…my wish is that they feel and own the same belief! We are all in this together…till the next reunion!

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Innate Girl

Want To, Get To, Have To

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, January 3, 2010

It’s that time of year again when I sit down and categorize my life.  I break all the things I do into three categories: want to, get to, and have to.  This allows me to make a clear assessment of where all my time and energy goes.  This process allows me to make sure that I am utilizing my time in ways that contribute to whom I am and allow me to contribute to society.

Personally, I want to participate in activities and endeavors that serve me and allow me to constantly evolve into a better version of myself.  In addition, the activity must also allow me to serve others and give back.  I have learned over time that when I am involved in such activities I am fulfilled rather than drained. I wand to do things that fall into categories “want to” and “have to”.  Anything that falls ONLY in the “have to” category is something I re-evaluate.

When I look at the “have to” category I ask myself questions and then assess.  I ask questions such as am I fully engaged? Has the activity ran its course in my life? Am I still growing and gaining in personal growth? Am I giving more than I gain? If there are more negatives than positives then I re-evaluate whether or not I remain involved. Often I realize the time has come and the activity has run its course for me at the time De-cluttering the old makes room for the new. Walking away and closing a door is not always easy but is sometimes necessary.  But, the beauty of one door closing is that another opens.

This activity has served me well and I find it to be an amazing start to a new year.  It allows me to start the year with a clean slate and to eliminate any activity that does not serve me.  I have found that this re-organizing of my activities allows me to serve others at a greater level.  I urge you to try the same!

Assess your life are your activities those which you want to, get to, or have to? Check yourself and make sure you are engaging in those which you want to and get to.  If you view it as a have to it’s not serving you and you are not serving it.

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha Nessler, Innate Girl