I am not alone after all. It’s my thoughts That were leading me astray Telling me that I’ll always Walk alone And that I prefer things That way. But we all know That the defence mechanisms We developed to cope with our fears Are merely tough exteriors Are not who we really are. We were […]Read more "Not alone"
We become fuller versionsOf ourselvesThrough the people we choose toEat with,We share fresh familiar mealsThat all at once bring back old memoriesAnd usher in a warm senseOf future possibility.Fathers and mothersBreak bread at the table,Feeding the childrenWith food and wisdomIn equal measure.Mama brings out the cake-The icing is as thickAs the love she smothers us […]Read more "Dinner Table"
Said the womanBefore she threw herselfOff a jagged cliffOf rugged self determination-Pioneering a new wayDoesn’t mean walking alone,The path may be unbeatenBut it doesn’t have to be lonely.And just because no oneUnderstands what you’re trying to doDoesn’t mean you should stop tryingTo find your tribe,Not everyone’s gonna get itThe first few times around.Yes, it often […]Read more "“I’ll do it alone”"
But it doesn’t come cheap Because doing life with others Demands the death Of the parts of us That are incompatible with human fellowship: The uncompromising selfishness The incessant need to be right The eternal reach for control. We hold onto our absolute individual rights and freedoms At the expense of belonging to something greater, […]Read more "Community is free"
Hearing myselfIn the voices of others,Their storiesRunning parallel to my ownTheir strugglesBringing tears to my eyes,Their victoriesLifting my spirit too.I was clearly always meantTo walk with thesePrecious othersBecause thoughOur paths are ultimately unique,The cadence of their strideIs strikingly similar to mineTheir companyIs just what I neededAnd we seem to be goingIn the same direction.To commune […]Read more "Community is"
Individual fingers are really useful forPointingPulling triggersAnd yes, of course, scrolling.But a lone finger can’t pack a punch.There are benefitsTo being professionally separateTo creating a nicheAnd serving it well.But what about the ecosystem?The environment you are evolving inThe greater circle you inhabitThat includes peopleYou don’t likeAnd your so-called competition.There is a timeFor pointing fingersFor going […]Read more "Fists and Fingers"
It starts off like a niggleIn the back of your throat;A common slightAn unsurprising snubA minor bruise to the ego.No biggie.But when you stay outsideFor long enoughIn the cold winds of gossipAnd cynicismAnd low expectations of lifeIt will not be surprisingIf that scratch in your throatDevelops into somethingPersistent and uglyAnd infectious.We are not often braveNot […]Read more "Victimhood is Infectious"
Learn how to tie shoelacesExperience a warm hugDisagree about what to watch Get fitOvercome addictionBe a well rounded professionalCreate a family.Silence the dark voices in our headsThat sound like our own.Its not that we can’t findA video tutorial on YouTube,Or a self improvement programOr new technologyTo help us do such thingsWithout another actual person involved,But […]Read more "A list of things we can’t do alone"
The Internet is a Verb More than just a collection of websites, It is a digital manifestation of who we are, Our greatest contributions And our darkest depravity. To be online is to dance with others Appreciating the moves of another And making moves of our own too, Using it as a tool for our […]Read more "The Internet is a Verb"
The privilege of being a chiropractor Is to exist in the world as one with Great power in my members: Hands sensitive enough to find and address patterns Of dysfunction in the bodies of our patients And a mind attuned to perceive and navigate The maze of bodily function. We are agents of change in […]Read more "Hands and wits"