Archive for November 2013

Wellness: Asking the Right Question

November 29, 2013

640px-Iceberg_with_hole_edit[originally published in KCN, May 2012]

Imagine for a moment that you are sitting on an iceberg.  Now imagine that you are oblivious to this fact.  As you sit there you begin to notice something:  Your body is shaking and your hands and feet are turning blue.  For good reason you become very concerned, “What’s wrong with me?” you ask.

As you pursue a diagnosis for your condition, you are evaluated and prescribed medications to improve your circulation and calm your jittery nerves.  The medications seem to work at first, but you soon find that you must continue taking them for ongoing relief of your disturbing ailment.

Sound silly?  Perhaps.  But I think many of us are unknowingly sitting on “icebergs.” (more…)

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Remembering the First Interview. Or Not.

November 15, 2013

Remembering the First Interview 6[originally published in KCN, July 2012 and Spizz Magazine Vol 2 Iss 1 2012]

I’ll never forget my first interview, but my son will never remember it.

Logan, my ten year-old audio engineer son, and I were eight months into producing our Internet radio program about “all-things-chiropractic,” and we were attracting a growing audience from all over the world.

Before I knew it, I was on the phone with Dr. James Dubel, the founder of one of the largest chiropractic gatherings that attracts a multitude of chiropractors every year to learn from the biggest names in the profession.  He had tuned into our show, liked it, and was inviting us out to his event to set up an “on location studio” to interview his chiropractic superstar lineup. (more…)

A Slice of Humble Pie

November 8, 2013

423545_lemon_pie[originally published in KCN, February 2012 and Spizz Magazine Vol 1 Iss 4 2012]

With over 100 shows of our Spinal Column Radio podcast under my belt — taking my son, Logan, and I coast to coast to interview some of chiropractic’s greatest minds — you can imagine that I’ve got a story or two.

One such story took place in the farmlands just outside of Portland, Oregon.  Logan and I were invited to heft our studio down to the Big Top Legacy Gathering — a regular old-school chiropractic philosophy turnout held under a circus tent. (more…)

Magical Chiropractors

November 1, 2013

Magic Hat[originally published in KCN, November 2013]

“What separates a good chiropractor from a great —or magical — chiropractor?”

That was the question I was confronted with when a novelist from Italy reached out to me for technical assistance with her latest book.  I’ve been asked a lot of questions about chiropractic since I first stepped foot in the profession twenty-one years ago, but never this one. (more…)


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