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Are you funcioning in an altered state of consciousness?

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on August 27, 2014

You could be.

You already know that Americans take more drugs of any kind of any other country on the planet.  In fact, ALL the other countries in the World COMBINED take a mere fraction of the drugs that Americans do.  A large portion of those drugs are for diagnosed psychiatric conditions, including Depression, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.  Another large portion of those drugs are for pain and other symptoms, and some are taken for chronic health conditions.  Some are prescribed and some are bought over the counter. 

But there’s one thing they ALL have in common, they alter your (and your body’s) state of consciousness.  That’s right.  Every drug you take affects how you see the world.  And how you see the world, determines your thoughts, emotions and actions.

Look.  I’m not saying all medications are bad…in the short term.  What I AM saying is that drugs work BECAUSE they are designed to convince your body it either has something it’s not supposed to have or doesn’t have something it should.  In other words, drugs trick your body into behaving a certain way, whether that is altering chemical levels, suppressing normal immune function or directly affecting your brain and nervous system.

Without saying ANYTHING about all the potential hazards and side-effects posed by taking ANY drug, the long term affect of altering your body’s normal responses to even a single problem can be devastating.  Whether it’s diminished function of a particular system in the body or bad decision making or outright addiction, they all lead to a lower quality of life for you, your friends and associates, and your family members.  When you multiply that by the tens of millions of people taking drugs/medications, you can see the potential harm to an entire culture.

The thing I love most about Chiropractic is that it’s purpose is to help you function at a higher lever NO MATTER what your current circumstance may be.  And the longer you function at higher levels of awareness, the better your life can be.  Imagine how different your life would be right now and how much better it could be if you improved your thoughts, decisions and actions could improve by just 10%.  I think it would be remarkable.

Do what you can to get clean and stay clear.  Your life will thank you for it.

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Does your life suck?

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on September 27, 2010

Seems like everywhere I go, there’s always someone talking about how bad life is.  I know you hear it, too.  “My job sucks!  My spouse sucks.  This economy sucks.  My life sucks!”

You could really get depressed listening to that nonsense all day long.  Imagine if you were a psychotherapist.  Man, THAT would SUCK!  But, it really is amazing how in a country as affluent and rich with resources, opportunities and freedoms that virtually anyone could be depressed.  Yet, the Unites States consumes more psychotropic drugs than the rest of the world COMBINED!

How could this be?  Amid the affluence and freedom available to every American, we each should be far enough up Maslow’s ladder that depression or anxiety simply would not exist in America.  Even the poorest of American’s are RICH (not just well off) compared to most of the rest of the World.

Maybe we’ve just grown so accustomed to “Easy Street” that we’ve become self-absorbed as a nation and a people.  Seems like we’re either feel guilty because we have more than the rest of the World or inadequate that we don’t have as much as our neighbor.

What would happen if instead of comparing ourselves to everyone else, we simply compared ourselves to what WE each could do or be?  Then, the only anxiety in a person’s life would be that they are not living up to their own potential.  That realization should free anyone and everyone from depression and anxiety because once you realize that your only competition is yourself, you can correct virtually any problem you have.

Sure, there are some problems over which you have little or no control,  However, you DO have control over how you see those problems and how you deal with them.  That’s when you quit being a victim and become a participant in life.  The more you participate the less time you have to be merely a spectator in your own life.  Talk about adding meaning to life.  Wow!

A mentor once said “Comfort arrives as a guest, lingers as a host and stays to enslave you.”  Don’t become a slave to your own comfort zone.  Get off the bench and onto the field.  Taking the hits and making the hits add a whole dimension to the game of life that is never apparent from the stands or in front of the TV or PC.

Make life worth living by living it!

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Fighting Disease, War, Poverty and the Boogey Man

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on August 5, 2008

Try as you will, the harder you fight the stronger it gets.

I’m always amused (in a sad way) at life’s crusaders.  How much energy is spent fighting war, disease,  poverty or crime?  Yet, those problems keep getting worse.  Maybe it’s time we change our paradigm.  IWhen I think on these things, I’m always reminded of Einstein’s definition of insanity as “Doing the same things over and over expecting a different result”.

As a health care provider with a non-disease, non-treatment focus, I’m struck by the number of people seeking medical cures to incurable disease.  In fact, most of disease these days has won the war.  The best Medicine has to offer the most feared and insidious diseases is simply palliative symptom care and “managment” of the disease.  In other words, we’ve given up.  The war is over.

In some ways, we’ve conceded defeat and have retreated and have put ourselves in a defensive mode.  Yet, our focus is STILL on disease, whether it’s finding a cure or preventing disease through compulsory vaccination programs and the like.  BUT, the more we focus on disease the MORE disease we get.  Now, it’s diabetes, obesity, acid reflux, restless leg syndrome, ADD/ADHD, etc., etc. etc.  When will the madness end?!

It’s the same with the War on Terrorism.  And the War on Poverty.  And the War on Whatever.  Regardless of your stance on the war in Iraq, you have to admit that we’ll be in the Middle East as either Enforcer of Policeman for the foreseeable future.  As far as the War on Poverty goes, we’ve created generations of poor people dependent on the Government for their every need.  What have we accomplished other than enslaving a people within our own country?  The more we focus on our PROBLEMS, the more  problems we create.  Isn’t it about damned time we tried something different?

Let’s start a Revolution!  Instead of sickness, disease, poverty, ignorance, racism and war let’s focus instead on aA Different Way!  Let’s focus on health and wellness.  What if we studied what made people healthy and whole?  When your focus is on building health, you become stronger than disease and infirmity.

Instead of fighting poverty, let’s focus on prosperity and individual freedom!  By focusing on individual freedom, potential and empowerment, poverty will become such a minor problem that it will literally vanish from existence.  We can start in America.  Remove the barriers to prosperity and poverty disappears.  Well, almost.  Jesus said “The poor will be with us always”, meaning that some will simply CHOOSE to be poor.  But, let’s let that be a choice, not an imposition.

Instead of fighting ignorance and prejudice, let’s teach our children to think.  No, I don’t mean indoctrinating them to simply believe what we want them to believe and to memorize meaningless dates and details.  I mean teach them to THINK and REASON.  Teach them the PRINCIPALS that made and make America great!  Teach them about the greatness of Mankind and the potential they have.   Let’s get away from STEERING people towards mere careers and allow them to dream and achieve.

Let’s be willing to dismantle, even destroy, those institutions that dehumanize people and replace them with principals and ideals that cause us to think higher thoughts and strive to be greater than we ever been allowed to in the past.  Let’s strive to be great, healthy, whole and free!  Expect the best from life.  See the potential.  Pursue what you want instead of running from your fears.  Your life will love you for it!

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“I love you”. Say it, often.

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on July 30, 2008

I heard from old high school friend earlier this week.  She said her 1st born child died unexpectedly.  While the cause has not yet been determined, they believe it might have been an anuerism.  Needless to say, my friend was devastated.  After all, her daughter was only 34 years old and still had a long life ahead of her.

One of a parent’s greatest fears is that they might survive one of their own children.  I know for me, the thought alone is unbearable.  But, what would seem even worse is that something like that might happen without notice and with things left unsaid and unresolved.

In my practice, I’ve seen folks with strange symptoms and syndromes that seem to be tied to the loss of a loved one many years earlier.  They live in constant remorse over not having resolved a problem from the past or simply not being able to say “I love you” one more time.

For your health.  For your peace.  For the ones you love.  Never miss an opportunity to share your love with them.  We only get to live life today and have absolutely no promises of tomorrow.  As the Bible says, “Don’t let the sun set on your anger”.  As you’re reading this, a specific person has come to mind.  Call that person right now.  Let them know.  Tell them while you can.  It beats trying to communicate once their spirit has left their body.

I love you.

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“We Accept ALL Cases. . .”

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on July 21, 2008

“. . . regardless of their physical condition or ability to pay.”

When I was first exposed to chiropractic, it was from the perspective that we were all designed to be healthy and to live a full and powerful life. Further, the concept was that we don’t as much need so much help from the outside (doctors, medicine, etc.) as we simply need less interference. And knowing what we know about health, it is really immoral to withhold care from someone either because they might have been “diagnosed” with some incurable disease OR because they simply did not have the financial wherewithal at the moment to pay for their care.

While I consider myself a free enterprise advocate, I frankly appalled at our health care system in America. It’s absolutely shocking to me that someone can be told that they MUST have a certain procedure BUT their insurance policy does not cover that particular procedure OR they have a “pre-existing condition” that nullifies their coverage. To me, it is simply unethical and immoral to withhold care essential to a person’s health and well-being for any conceivable reason. Of course that presumes that the person doesn’t have a death wish and is not continuing (or will not continue) to do those things that might have caused their health problem.

Because I practice from the premise that you are supposed to be healthy and that what I do can help your body function better REGARDLESS of what your diagnosis may be, I simply cannot withhold care from someone seeking it. Now, that doesn’t mean that I promise a cure for any and all disease whatsoever. It also doesn’t mean that mine is a free clinic. I do have a fee system based on a membership concept. You pay more by the visit than you would by the month or by the year. And, my fee system is designed to be more reasonable than those based on third party payment systems like insurance.

Obviously, there are a few problems with this mindset. Some folks will try to abuse the privilege and not want to pay when they can. Sometimes, I end up with more folks who can’t pay than those that can and it puts a strain on the budget. And sometimes, because someone is not paying the true value of the care they’re getting they don’t take the care seriously and don’t stick with the program long enough to get the full benefit of what I offer. But, I have found the intrinsic value of offering folks hope in the midst of their despair more than offsets any of these drawbacks.

I’m always reminded of the story in the Bible of the woman with the issue of blood. Everyone knows that she had no hope left and knew that if she could just touch the hem of the Master’s robe she would be healed. Well, most folks overlook the beginning of that story where all her money had been consumed by doctors treating her condition.

I’ve always believed that this world would be a much better place if we each would simply do what we can for as many as we can whenever we have the chance. If you’d like to make a donation so that we can continue to help people live a better, fuller life. I’d appreciate your consideration. Feel free to use Paypal or send your donation to Dr. Tim Langley, 2100 Roswell Road #200C-526, Marietta, GA 30062.

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Leap Year – Take a Leap of Faith!

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on February 29, 2008

It happens only ONCE every four years and only ONCE every 1461 days.  It Leap Day!  There’s plenty of technical reasons for Lear Year, so here’s a link to help you find out everything you ever wanted to know about Leap Year, and more!

But what I want to do is to encourage you to take a leap of faith and do something you’ve either been wanting to do, meaning to do, hoping to do or praying could be done!  You’ve heard the saying, “You only get one chance at life”.  Well, it’s true.

We never know what tomorrow will bring.  But, we also know that faith only works when we do.  I want to encourage you to make something happen in your life and take some action!  Here’s a few ideas:

  • Call that person you’ve been meaning to for so long
  • Ask the question that’s been on your mind for so long
  • Try that restaurant you’ve wanted to
  • Apply for that job you want
  • Let him/her know how much you care
  • Think about how much potential you have
  • Get adjusted
  • Be bold for a change
  • Be passive for a change
  • Listen for a change
  • Let go and let God for a change
  • Take a look in the mirror and smile at the person smiling back.  Know that when you smile at the World, it will smile back at you.

Have a great day.  Make EVERY day “Take a Leap Day”!

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The Optimist Creed: Words to live by

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on February 27, 2008

The Optimist Creed was first published by Christian Larson in 1912 and adopted (in a shortened version) by Optimist International in 1922.

The Optimist Creed and the  Serenity Prayer have offered encourage to many (myself included) in times of need, sorrow and stress.  I hope it encourages you and that you’ll copy it and read it often, even out loud.  Here you go.

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself…

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.

To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.


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