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The Body Keeps the Score

By Kirstie Griffiths

For my first few months in practice I suffered from persistent headaches that were intensified by stress.  I began a ritual of carving out care days where I set one day of the month aside to totally step away from my business and take care of my mind and body. It turns out you can…

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Your Pain is Real

By Kirstie Griffiths

Pain is subjective; we experience it in different ways, at different times, and for different reasons. As a chiropractor, that makes our job difficult sometimes. When a patient comes to see me with a sore neck because they slept funny the night before, I know exactly what to do to help that problem; an adjustment…

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Let’s Clear the Air

By Kirstie Griffiths

How many of you are nervous about seeing a chiropractor because you have heard horror stories from people being told they need treatment several times per week for what seems like an eternity, and if they do not comply, the condition will worsen?  I meet new patients every week who come in telling me that…

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Yoga is a Bridge

By Kirstie Griffiths

A regular yoga practice has the power to transcend our mats and show up for us in other areas of our lives. Time invested on the mat allows us to become aware of the inner workings of our minds. It can shape them to become less reactive. It can assist in shifting our perspective out…

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DR Outreach Anniversary

By Kirstie Griffiths

One year ago today, I was pulling on scrubs, preparing for my first morning of treating patients in the Dominican Republic.  It is hard to look at photos of this girl and believe that this was only one year ago. So much has shifted. So many challenges have been met. So many elements of my…

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You Will Always Be Welcomed Here; Come As You Are

By Kirstie Griffiths

In tonight’s yoga class, I introduced the idea of our external environment shaping our internal architecture. I talked about how these stimuli have the potential to shape our mood and how we have some element of control over many of these inputs.  And then I talked about the things we can’t control. What do we…

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Mental Health is Health

By Kirstie Griffiths

I want to talk about “mental health” for a moment. We have a tendency to frame mental health in a way that makes it seem separate from the rest of us; as if there are two separate boxes, one for mental health and the other for physical health, more commonly referred to simply as “health”.…

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Downie Dog

By Kirstie Griffiths

Yesterday’s home practice did not go as planned. After a busy day of connecting with lovely humans and running errands, I thought it might be relaxing to roll out my mat for a little Vinyasa before getting ready for my meditation class.  Relaxing was not necessarily the word I would use to describe the practice…

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This is Your Journey

By Kirstie Griffiths

Every day is not perfect, but if you ask my patients, this is generally the level of enthusiasm I bring to our encounters. I love being a chiropractor, I feel privileged to be a part of this profession and I aim to use to platform to spread truth about what it is we do and…

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Is Yoga the New Food Guide?

By Kirstie Griffiths

Not exactly, but hear me out on how yogic philosophy has trickled into this new set of recommendations put forth by the Canadian Government.  I spent some time today appraising these new changes with a skeptical eye, and I must say; Canada, you have made me proud. This is a program I can get on…

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