B.J. and his hands

How famous are these hands! 

How brilliantly they created a strong foundation for Chiropractic to endure into the future!

How simple the concept. So simple one could easily ignore it and become distracted by the fear of dis-ease. So simple as to reflect the natural world and it’s Innate Intelligence.

Take a look at your hands right now. Can they do the work that B.J. has set us to do? The path is not as difficult as it seems, if you are focused. Focus on using your hands to work with Innate Intelligence and the Beauty of the Universe. Focus on becoming a partner to the healing processes of Universal Intelligence.

Desire to teach your patients to become healed on this path of Chiropractic. 

Ultimately, have the courage to take your hands and become the path that B.J. created for the health and prosperity of the whole world. What more exciting work is there than this?


Into the Crunch

Mmmm, no I’m not talking about walking through the crunchy leaves of autumn or over the crispy first fallen snow with frosty breath on the wind, although it is about that time of year. I’m talking about what most of us here at Sherman are “getting into.” It’s that time of the quarter when we’re getting into the crunch of finishing midterms and beginning to contemplate …finals. It’s about now when the crunch begins to hit.

Of course everyone is different. Some will study and breeze through the day, or so it seems. Some will procrastinate and then make a mad dash at the end. But, for the most part to maintain your sanity and grade point at a reasonable level you must be always working and never underestimate what lies ahead. What lies ahead is a mixture of a few projects and assignments here and there. There is the study for “practicals” as you rise up in the program and always, always large quantities of information to memorize. This is the crunch.

But what I really wanted to talk about in this blog is how important it is to create a positive atmosphere within your “quarter” (those fellow students who take the same classes as you) and how it relates to the crunch time. 

Simply put, when there’s a crunch you want to know that your quarter is there for you. You want to feel those positive vibes that mean when the going gets tuff there’s someone there to pull you through. The last thing you need/want to worry about is whether you’re getting along with your fellow students. Who needs the drama of not getting along? Absolutely no one!

Life as a student, with such a demanding schedule, is much more pleasant and do-able when everyone works together. There are countless times when you need “back-up” from others; when you need a reminder that a paper is due, that a post must be completed within a few hours, or there’s a practical that needs to be practiced, or that there are notes available for what was missed in class. 

But best of all, when you’re in that “crunch time” and sometimes you don’t know up from down (and are not sure if you care, ugh!), it’s a good feeling to look at your quarter-mates and know that they’ll pull you through….

And of course you’d do the same for them!