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Are You In A Relationship Triangle?

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, May 30, 2011

Are you in a relationship triangle? And no I don’t mean a confusing triangle involving you and two other people that is full of drama and question marks. I am speaking of a relationship triangle that involves you, the person you are in a relationship with, and the goals you have for your relationship.  I have used the relationship triangle since I was 16 years old, when I  used it to explain to my boyfriend at the time why we weren’t going to work; we simply had different goals and were headed in different directions.  I have used it many times and it has served me well.

Relationships come in many types with the most common being love, work, friendship, and family.  In every relationship the objective is to grow closer while the level of closeness varies the objective remains to move in a direction that creates a bond of trust and respect.  To facilitate the growth of relationships both parties have to be working toward the same set of goals that will allow the relationship to strengthen.  If both parties are not moving toward the same goals they move apart from each person because one person grows while the other remains idle, barely moves, or regresses. It’s inevitable if one person loses focus of the relationship that rather than growing closer the two parties begin to gain distance and their bond weakens. The relationship triangle is a great tool that allows you to facilitate growth in your relationships.  All you need is a pen, piece of paper, the person you are in a relationship with, and the goals of the relationship.

Draw a triangle, a perfect equilateral triangle.  In one lower corner write your name and draw an arrow pointing up toward the tip of the triangle and do the same thing in the opposing corner with the other person in the relationship Now with that person begin to get clear on the goals of the relationship, clearly write them at the top of the triangle.  When both people are working toward the goals of the relationship then both begin to move closer to the tip and therefore closer together.  When someone begins to get lax or loses focus the two grow farther and farther apart.  The triangle is a great tool to facilitate growth.

I, personally, use the triangle in all my relationships and am now introducing it in to my practice.  The relationship triangle will allow me to help my practice members to clearly define and reach their goals and stay focused.  I place  “Dr. Martha and team” in one corner and the practice members name in the opposing.  At the tip I write out all their goals and ask them to get crystal clear on what exactly health looks like for them if they could have anything they want and what that looks like.   It allows them to clearly define their goals and to know what they are working toward.  The relationship triangle also keeps them accountable because at the top you also write your goals for them so they know exactly what you expect from them.  Expectation management is crucial in successful relationships keeping everyone on the same page and headed toward the same goal.  Giving your practice member a “map” such as the relationship triangle allows them to know where chiropractic is taking them and keeps them on track.  The relationship triangle is a great accountability for the chiropractor and the practice member.  My practice members are responding with enthusiasm and thanking me for the “map”.

Just as this triangle works in practice member-chiropractor relationships it works in all relationships allowing clarity, expectation management, and facilitating growth.  It is important to know where you are headed in any relationship.  I always say if you don’t know where you are headed, how do you know where you are going? The relationship triangle keeps everyone focused!

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha Nessler, Innate Girl

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My Walk Through BJ Palmer’s World

Dr.  Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, May 23,  2011

“Walk a mile in a man’s shoes and you will see what it is like to be him and you may shift your perspective”, my grandmother said this to me any time I began to judge another.  It was an awesome lesson to learn at such a young age and I have used it many times throughout my life.  This is simple lesson has allowed me to view the world with eyes wide open.

This weekend I attended the Winner’s Circle Weekend put on by The Masters Circle in Sarasota, Fl.   Knowing that BJ Palmer had a house there where he spent his last days and wrote many of his books, I had a hunch what one event of the “secret” weekend might be a visit there.  Little did I know the entire weekend I would be walking in BJ Palmer’s shoes?

Friday morning we started the day at BJ’s house.  As I exited the van, a silence swept over me as I realized I was about to walk through the house where BJ walked, slept, ate, had conversations with friends, wrote books, dreamed, passed on from his mortal life, and so much more.  I was overwhelmed with emotions and still at this time I don’t think I could fully list all the emotions I felt; it may take awhile or I may never delineate them.

My journey began walking up the driveway and past his dolphin fountain, his head cast, and his signature in cement I felt a sense of overwhelm realizing I was walking through a piece of history.  I walked up the vibrant, primary stone path that lead to the door and entered into the developer of chiropractic’s home and for the two hours I was allotted I would be slipping into his shoes and see the world as he saw it.  I’ve always loved seeing friends homes, in my opinion, it allows you to see who they really as our homes are expressions of who we are as individuals.

As I walked through his house it was eclectic to say the least, some said it was wild and I even heard “weird” to me it felt just right. I can honestly say it felt like home.  I’ve been through so many museums; my dad wanted us to know our history, and in all the museums I have been through I have never been to one that was so “real”.  Dr. Sid, who has a summer residence next door, did an awesome job preserving BJ’s home and in doing so has preserved BJ’s legacy.

BJ’s house was an expression of who he was a brilliant visionary and took the idea of his father and made it a household name.  Love him or hate him he believed in Innate and knew that’s expression was imperative for full expression of life. His house was much the same, an expression of his life.  The house was filled with history; I thoroughly walked each hallway making sure to absorb every bit of information possible.

I had several pivotal moments but want to share with you the three most pivotal.  As I stood in his bedroom at the foot of the bed in which he passed flipping through pictures and paperwork in plastic coverings.  In one of the plastic coverings was the death certificate of BJ and DD right next to each other.  On the back of the same plastic covering were photos of his funeral.  Even as I write this, I am overwhelmed with emotion. One photo was an image of him in his casket, as I looked at his face laying there tears filled my eyes.  At that time his death was so real and I quietly thanked him for the strength of his vision and for fulfilling his purpose regardless of what anyone thought and regardless of the opposition. BJ is truly a pioneer and he is a man of strength, dedication, and determination. We could all learn a lot from BJ Palmer and the foundation he laid so that chiropractic has its place. We MUST preserve our heritage.

My next pivotal moment was in the same room where I stepped into his giant wooden clogs, they were huge.  The moment I slid my feet into the clogs, I attempted to wrap myself around the realization of what big shoes I have to fill.  I have always thought that but this time my thought was a bit different.  This time I didn’t ask how I was going to get them to fit or wonder when I was going to “grow into them”. This time I just accepted these were my shoes and I would make them fit.  I was handed the shoes of BJ, DD, and many others the day I received my diploma and especially with the current state of chiropractic, I have no choice but to wear them even if I have to shove toilet paper into them to make them fit or wear two pairs of socks.  I also realized I wouldn’t have been given the shoes if I wasn’t prepared to wear them and that it was my own thoughts keeping them from fitting.  Regardless, since that day I have thought twice about the shoes I was called to step into and I have been wearing them with even more pride.

The last moment was extremely personal and hit me at a soul level.  There was a picture on the wall about leadership.  To sum it up, as I don’t have know it verbatim, leadership is lonely at times, the more opposition you face and more you are thought to be controversial the more you are leading.  Isn’t that the truth? I heard many times how “weird” or “strange” BJ was all throughout the day.   Was he “weird”? I guess. Define “weird”.  Personally, I have always been told I was “weird” and I guess just like anything in life its all perception.  In regards to BJ I will say he was eclectic, he was vibrant, he loved life and it’s expression regardless of what others thought, he dreamed big, he knew he knew the truth, wasn’t going to settle for current paradigms, saw a vision bigger than life, was determined to fulfill his purpose, and saw the world in the terms of what he knew could be rather than what won’t be.  Call it “weird” if you want BUT his “weird” got us where we are today. That day in Sarasota, I really resonated with who BJ was and were he came from and realized that “weird” means leader.  That day I realized that being “weird” means your vision is vast, that your purpose is intense, and that your convictions are deeply rooted and regardless of opposition you forge ahead.  In this case I am definitely “weird” and extremely proud.

After we left his house, we headed to the Ringing Brothers Circus Museum.  BJ loved the circus and spent a great deal of time at the circus. The circus was in fact why he moved to Sarasota.  Having heard before of BJ’s love of the circus and questioning it, after seeing his house I now knew why he loved the circus.  It goes back to being “weird”.  The circus is “weird” with the fat lady, the fire breathers, sword swallowers, and vast array of unique individuals; I guarantee none of them ever thought BJ was “weird”.  And as an added piece of info, there was an adjusting table in the Ringling Brothers home!

Saturday we were blessed to have Dr. Simon Senzon share with us even more history on BJ Palmer’s life.  He truly was an amazing man, some information was a refresher and other information was new both took my love and admiration for BJ to the next level.  Having walked through his house just 24 hours prior made me feel that much closer to the developer of our profession and even more grateful.

We could all stand to learn from BJ and realize that we must continually fulfill his vision, not for him, not for us, but for our future.  We are borrowing this profession from our future just as BJ borrowed from us.  May 27, 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of his death.  On May 27th, I encourage you to join me as I sit silently and get even more clear on my vision, mission, and purpose not for me but for chiropractic and as a thank you to BJ for borrowing from me and giving it back better than he found it.

Thank you DD and BJ Palmer you are true visionaries and I am eternally grateful for your strength and determination.

Love. Laugh. Adjust.
Dr. Martha Nessler, Innate Girl

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A Celebration of Life or A Celebration of Death?

Monday, May 2, 2011

At my mother’s funeral my father shared his heart and simply said, “I was lucky to known her at all”.  I have lived my life with the premise that when people gather to celebrate my life those who celebrate it will say, “I was lucky to have known her at all”. What will people say when you leave this earth?

This past week the world has had two major deaths, Reverend David Wilkerson and Mr. Osama Bin Laden.  Both men had an impact on society while they served their time on this earth but each impact was very different.  The news of Rev. Wilkerson’s passing brought tears of sadness that comes with the passing of anyone who has such a profound impact.  Upon his death across the world many joined in celebration of his life, his impact, and his accomplishments.  The passing of Mr. Bin Laden was much different.  Across the nation a sigh of relief was felt and tears of joy were shed.  Across the world many are celebrating his passing rather than his contributions.  When you die will people celebrate your life or death?

Personally, I have always tried to live my life so that after my journey on this earth that my life will be celebrated for the contributions and impacts I made. In order for there to be a celebration at the end of our lives we must properly live the first part of our lives.  Janice Hughes says, “How you live one day is how you live your life”.  How are you living your life?

We have multiple accounts in our life.  The one we are most familiar with is a bank account.  In back accounts we make both deposits and withdraws in the form of currency and it is important that withdraws never exceed our deposits.  We also have many other accounts: relationship, societal, health, and a list of others. Just like in our bank account our deposits must be greater than the withdraws.  When the withdraws are greater the account runs dry.  When was the last time you assessed your accounts?

Rev. Wilkerson made many deposits and he served society-making use of his time on this earth.  While I do not know the deposits made by Mr. Bin Laden I do know that his withdraws were that of a large scale.  At their death their accounts were settled and the celebration of life or death was decided.  What does your societal account look like?

I have lived my life and will continue throughout my journey blessing others in anyway that I can and contributing in anyway possible in to all my accounts.  When I pass I want to be remembered for the blessings I was a part of and the lives I touched.  When my account is settled I want my deposits to be greater than my withdraws.  I am not aiming to live a life of perfection but a life worthy of reflection so that those who knew me “were lucky to have known me at all”.

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha Nessler, Innate Girl

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Dennis Peraman’s Message of the Week: April 25, 2011

Thank you, Dennis an Honor!

Catapults or Anchors

Dear Doctor:
Death is perhaps the most difficult and uncomfortable of the human experiences – it’s typically beyond us to express our feelings, to cope, and to make some sense out of such losses. Spiritualists conjecture on it — life after death or not, karma or fate, in a better place or just gone, the debate rages on because no one can ever know.
That’s why it appeals to me when someone addresses this necessary part of life objectively, and this happened for me last week when I received a link to the blog of Innate Girl, otherwise known as Dr. Martha Nessler of Springfield, IL, the reigning TMC Winners Circle Chiropractor of the Year. I always read Martha’s writing, but this entry was especially poignant, describing the loss of her own mother when she was only two years old. Look over her shoulder for some profound insight:
“I was finally at a point where I was able to look at my mom’s death for what it really was — a catapult and not an anchor — A catapult propels and an anchor holds you back. All events in our lives have the ability to propel us or hold us back — we allow what we consider “positive” events to propel us, and “negative” events to anchor us. I have pledged to find the positive in all situations whether or not I “feel like it” because when your mother loses her life to cancer at twenty-nine and passes four months after her diagnosis you realize that life truly is too short — The day I began to see my mom’s life and death as a catapult was the day that “we” began to live.
For me I believe people only die if we allow them, while they physically die their spirit can live with us – After dealing with my mother’s death — I decided that I would live my life for my mother and since that day my mother has been my “why”. Her death — drives me to educate the world about living a wellness lifestyle. My mother did all things considered “healthy”. She ate right, took vitamins, exercised, and was a peaceful fun loving person. But, my mother never had her nervous system assessed; she had never been checked by a chiropractor. My “why” is strong and it is my hope that her death allows others to live. I want to make sure that everyone is given the opportunity to live their life full out and that they and their loved ones are not cut short — In my heart, each person I educate takes a little piece of her spirit with them and through their life she too lives.
Death is hard and if we are not careful we anchor to the loss of a loved one and with their death a part of us dies. I have chosen to use my mother’s death as a catapult and have allowed her death to propel me into the life I was meant to live. I have – chosen to live for us both by sharing her spirit and story with the world. Through my mother’s death I have chosen to live and will continue to allow her spirit to live.”
I never knew Pamela Jean Murphy Nessler, but I can say this – she will indeed live forever in the efforts of this powerful young chiropractor to spread the word of health and wellness, and the ripple effect of generations to come who receive the miraculous healing benefits chiropractic is famous for. Only you can choose if the events in your life are anchors or catapults – nothing has any meaning but the meaning you give it. Develop your “why,” tell your story, and live a life of significance.
Dennis Perman DC,
for The Masters Circle
PS One-day seminars with Bob and Dennis in Seattle and Chicago this week – practical material you can use every day to build your practice, patient education, report of findings, public speaking, all new classes – please call 1-800-451-4514, or go to http://www.themasterscircle.com. See you there!

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My Why? for Chiropractic Defined (in the market place)

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, February 28, 2010

It’s time we get loud and proud about chiropractic! By now many of you know that Mayo came out with  their Guide to Alternative Medicine! In the book, they explained the various types of alternative medicine.  I am glad they are educating the pubic as to what is available for them in respect to wellness. BUT, what has me a more than a little fired up is their definition of chiropractic — it’s just not correct. Am I mad at Mayo? No.  I am frustrated in general and most of the frustration is toward chiropractic. We have to band together and educate the public. Let me me clear…I am not saying we have to pick a technique or agree on a set philosophical definition amongst ourselves.  But what we have to do is explain what we are and what we do to the public.

We need to explain what a chiropractor is and what he or she does.  We need to explain subluxation, mental impulse, cavitation, and innate so that people understand. They need to know the importance of nervous system balance and being checked by a chiropractor regularly.  We need to explain in layman’s terms so that laymen understand why chiropractic is true health.  It is imperative for the health of EVERYONE and the progression of chiropractic.

Within chiropractic I understand that there are various techniques, philosophies, views, and so much more and I am not wanting to get everyone to agree within the profession.   Rather, I am wanting people to know who we are, what we do and why they should get checked and adjusted by a chiropractor! As it stands most don’t know.  As a matter of fact barely 2% of the population gets adjusted! AND what Mayo says is not helping in the matter.   Mayo said we are for pain, maximum 4-6 manipulations, ask your MD, be in charge of your DCs recommendations, and they used the word “cracking”! It is something I can not and will not stand for at all!

My frustration drove me to begin searching the web for chiropractic — “what is chiropractic?”, “what is a chiropractor?”, “what is an adjustment?”, “what is a subluxation?”, and many more topics.  By the end I could see why the average person would be confused.  And many times “quack watch” was the first site to pop up, warning the public against chiropractic.  I knew there had to be a way to get the concrete definition for the public so that they knew what chiropractors are, why they should go, what a subluxation is, etc… This lead me to speaking with my amazing friend and colleague, Lyle Koca.  I told him my idea… he quickly saw both the need and my point.  On this mission he and his wife are my partners to establish ourselves in healthcare — where we belong and that we are correctly defined.  You may ask what was my idea?

My idea is to have a main website, http://www.thetruedefinitionofchiropractic.com, that clearly explains chiropractic and the whys and whats of chiropractic so that people know why and see the importance.  I have also purchased 22+ sites that will all point to the main site, http://www.thetruedefinitionofchiropractic.com.  So that when people google chiropractic or anything about chiropractic they get the truth.  Not lies or a version of the truth.  It’s necessary that we preserve chiropractic not only for our current generation but for the future of chiropractic.  Because, as Dr. Brad Glowaki said, “We are borrowing chiropractic from the future.”  We owe it to the future of chiropractic to begin to educate on the TRUE DEFINITION OF CHIROPRACTIC! Please understand that if we don’t educate properly then the world will continue to be misled and miseducated.

Please join with Lyle, Shawn, and I as we work for chiropractic and with chiropractors to set the record straight.  People need to know what we know in regards to the importance of chiropractic care.  They need to know why they should go, what will happen, what we can help, what a subluxation is, and the overall benefits.

PLEASE note: It is not my intent to decide whose definition presides (Stephenson vs. Palmer, etc) or to say one technique presides over another.  But, to get the word out on chiropractic! To educate on a subluxation and the importance of detection and correction.  It is my desire people understand the importance of a proper functioning nervous system and understand innate intelligence.  Plain and simple that more people obtain a chiropractor, get checked, and get adjsuted.

I am not a fighter, I am a lover.  I have no intention of starting another war in chiropractic — we have plenty going on as it stands.  So, I am not asking to re-define chiropractic..it can not be re-defined.  Chiropractic is chiropractic.  I am seeking to make chiropractic known for what chiropractic is and what it stands for since 1895.  So, understand my heart is pure and my passion is intense — I love this profession and am a chiropracTOR.  I will move on to save this profession regardless because it is who I am and I owe it to the future for this is not mine but theirs; not ours but theirs.  So, join with me and help educate the world.  If we spread the word, we can save the world! We have what they need…we have to speak up!

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Innate Girl, Dr. Martha Nessler
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Well or Sick? You CHOOSE.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

“You don’t have to be sick, choose to be well”, Dr. Martha Nessler.  I said this quote as I was ranting about a drug commercial.  Americans are flooded with negative thoughts in regards to health and wellness EVERYDAY! They hear them in the car, on the TV, from friends, at work, on billboards, on business signs, etc.  Every corner you turn whether in a building or on the street there are advertisements lying to you that your body CAN’T and that it needs some outside force.  FRANKLY, that’s not TRUE but rather a bold face lie from big pharma and it’s cohorts.  The TRUTH is that you can be well and that you can heal yourself, you just have to CHOOSE it!

Choice is an interesting thing.  You are given two options or more and then you decide.  Scary ,huh? Well, only if you allow it to be.  If you take a deep breath and logically think, then no choice seems that scary but when in a panic well it’s little more difficult to make a logical choice, right?  So, take a deep breath and read for a few seconds and at the end make the decision, do you really have to be sick? Or can you be well?

Our society tells us that we need drugs and vaccinations to feel better and function optimally and that without these drugs we will never be well. These statements and fear tactics are simply not true.  We can be well and we were designed to be well.  Individually we just have to decide to be well.  We have to make a conscious decision to be proactive in our own healthcare and that means stepping up and stepping out.  A shift in thought and belief is necessary and it’s all we need to tip the scales toward wellness.

Over the years we have been lead to believe that we are breaking down and that we eventually just fall apart.   This is true and not true.  It’s true ONLY if you stop taking care of yourself, if you stop making time for yourself, and stop eating right and thinking right, and stop moving.  Stopping all this WILL cause you to breaking down.  It’s honestly a recipe for disaster.  A recipe that will create frustration and give birth to diseases and disorders and speed up the breakdown of your human body.   When your body breaks down (dies) where will you live?  Just as you can do NONE of this and be sick you can DO ALL of this and BE WELL.  You can eat whole and live foods, get proper sleep, workout, and exercise, take time for yourself, and take care of yourself and move towards optimal health.  You choose.

Let’s take this out of the perspective of the human body and talk about your car.  People always take care of their cars.  They see them as an asset that has value.  I am here to tell you that you are an asset that has value.  Cars today have a main computer system in the engine that is the master system and many adjunctive systems that all work together to allow a car to drive.  In order to maintain your car, you take your car for routine checkups and have all the systems checked.  Do you get routine check ups? When a light comes illuminates on the dashboard you take the car to be serviced and have the “symptom” assessed” When you have a “symptom” do you get it assessed? Let’s use your oil light as a “symptom”.  If the oil light in your car comes on it letting you know that your oil level is low and that your oil needs changed. It’s imperative that you change the oil so that you don’t throw a rod and damage the engine.  So, you get the oil changed because it’s a warning that let’s you know if you DON’T do it you won’t like the outcome.  What if you put duct tape over the oil light? Nothing.  You have just masked the symptom and the problem will get worse and your car will break down.  To maintain the life of your car routine checkups are a must.  The choice is yours: maintain your car and it runs forever or neglect your car and it breaks down.  The only difference in a car and a human body is that you can’t get a new body.

Just like a car you have a master system, the nervous system, and a bunch of adjunctive systems that allow you to function.  As humans we get warning signs (headache, indigestion, anxiety, bladder problems, etc) and they let us know that our master system needs to be addressed.  Those symptoms are not telling us that we are lacking a drug or need a vaccine but rather letting us know we have one or more stressors affecting us that is causing our master system to be running low, i.e. nervous system interference.  Nervous system interference is similar to “running low on oil or gas”.  Interference to our nervous system falls into three different categories: chemical, physical, and emotional.  In order to function optimally the stressors must be addressed or slowly (and sometimes quickly) we will break down.

Seems a little different when you put it into perspective, huh? Believe me I know.  I remember the first time I was told I could live my life without being sick.  At first I was like most people, I was completely shocked.  After I got over the initial shock I was a little angry that I had been lied to and lead astray for so long.  After I let it all go and realized how blessed I was to have been informed I became proactive in my own wellness and I have never looked back. I only look forward to my future that is so bright it burns my eyes because I no longer live in fear that I will be sick but rather look ahead and know that I will be well.  I will be well because I choose to be well.  What will you choose? Remember you do have a choice.

Love. Laugh. Adjust.
Dr. Martha Nessler, Innate Girl

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2009 Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

“Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational” is published every Monday.  It was first sent out on April 27, 2009 and has followed every Monday consecutively since then.  The purpose of Dr. M’s MMM is to ignite passion in individuals. It is geared toward chiropractors and the chiropractic profession.  Hundreds of chiropractors receive it via text message first thing in the morning! Enjoy the year in review.

April 27, 2009

To my TMC Friends:

Conference is over.  Today is when you put into play all that the wonderful weekend had to offer.  I challenge you to serve with more passion, expand until you are uncomfortable, love your community without limits, and start giving the American sickcare the facelift that it needs.  Remember, “catch on fire and people will come for miles to watch you burn.” –John Wesley

Love.  Laugh.  Adjust.

May 4, 2009

Today in your office remember the power of human touch.  We are so lucky in our profession that we are able to connect with our patients on such a deep level.  Be focused today and enjoy the power of the adjustment with your patients! “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart.” –Helen Keller

Love.  Laugh.  Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

May 11, 2009

Prefontaine said, “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”  Show up today.  Play BIG.  Serve well.  Speak the truth and people will listen.  We are all blessed and to hide that would be a waste!!

Love.  Laugh.  Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

May 18, 2009

Johann Goethe said, “Whatever you do or dream, you can do—begin it.  Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” We are in the forefront of healthcare…we have to step up and be bold.  WE need to help others to see outside the box.  We need to create a wellness movement. As Bob Hoffman said, “Leaders create a culture around their goals and involve others in it.” Live the wellness dream…be bold and powerful.  You are a genius.

Love.  Laugh.  Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

June 1, 2009

Say what you need to say, lyrics from a John Mayer song, are so applicable in practice.  Think how often we hold back in fear, limited by our own self-talk and ego.  Lets step up and start fresh today…say what you need to say.  As BJ said, “We never know how far something we think, say or do will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.” Speak the truth…they will hear you!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Leave it all outside the office.  It’s so easy to bring our lives into practice…but that doesn’t serve you and it definitely doesn’t serve the patient.  So, walk in to your office with a clear head and a focus on serving.  Stomp out your personal life and get laser focused.  Your personal life will be there when you close the doors…you can pick it up on your way out tonight  They need you…show up big!!!

Love.  Laugh.  Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, June 15, 2009

Today F.O.C.U.S as you communicate with your patients and your staff.  Have Full On Compassion, Understanding, and Sincerity.  Let them know you love them.  Be the one who listens.  Be the ANSWER in a world full of questions.  Don’t talk at them…talk to them and above all LISTEN!! Paul Tillich said, “The first duty of love is to listen.” Serve well and with F.O.C.U.S!

Love.  Laugh.  Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, June 22, 2009

The highest vibration that we can experience is LOVE.  Since chiropractic was founded on tone; as chiropractors understand the importance of balanced vibration.  Love must be in our core.  First, we must love ourselves.  It is the love we have for ourselves that allows us to freely and deeply love others.  When was the last time you told yourself how much you loved you? When you have love in your core it emanates and is felt by those around you.

Love.  Laugh.  Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, June 29, 2009

When we come from a servant’s heart we better serve our patients and community.  Make this your prayer/motto: “Lord, make me an instrument of Your Peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.” (–St. Francis of Assisi) Have an attitude of gratitude.  Listen and love.  Serve well.

Love.  Laugh.  Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, July 6, 2009

Think positively and masterfully because our thoughts become our reality! Two great quotes come to mind: “You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. –James Lane Allen Nick” and “It isn’t what you have or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.  It is what you think about. –Dale Carnegie” So, where will your thoughts lead you.  Change your thoughts starting now! Remember, what you think about you bring about.

Love.  Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, July 13, 2009

Integrity is being congruent between what you think, say, and do.  Be a role model for your practice members and community, become a wellness expert and live a wellness lifestyle. Lead by example; exercise utilizing weights and cardio, eat foods that nourish and support the body, and think positive thoughts! Keep it simple: “Be Fit.  Eat Right.  Think Well.” Live consciously and with congruency.  “When you have contradictions you get destruction and the amount of destruction is based off the severity of the contradictions. – Ayn Rand”

Love.  Laugh.  Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, July 20, 2009

Each day when we wake we are given two options: to remain comfortable or to get uncomfortable. So, often we get scared to grow because with all growth there is pain so we remain in our “comfort zone” With growth comes new opportunities and an expansion of our knowledge. Remember, “Comfort comes as a guest, lingers as a host, and stays to enslave. – Sid Williams” So, today I challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and fall in love with being uncomfortable.

Love.  Laugh.  Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, July 27, 2009

Purpose and Passion are keys to our success. Our purpose is what we were created to do.  What is your purpose? Define it and write it down.  Passion is the energy that propels us.  It moves us.  What is your passion? Dig down deep and find that one thing that gets you going.  Own it and cherish it.  Use it as a driving force to remind you that EVERY day you must be 100% present and show up big.

Love. Laugh.  Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, August 3, 2009

Three words: Present Time Consciousness.  Be present in the moment.  When you are with patients you are with patients, when you are doing CEO time be the CEO, when you are home be at home, etc.  Live in the moment and let the momentum carry you.  Being fully present allows you to gain more from the experience and most importantly give more of yourself.

Love.  Laugh.  Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, August 10, 2009

In life, he/she who experiences the most wins! It’s important that we constantly improve and grow; with change comes growth.  When we stop growing…we start dying.  Commit today to learn something new everyday and constantly expand yourself.  Robin Sharma say, “ Live your life in such a way that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.”

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Morning Motivational

Monday, August 17, 2009

It is inevitable that we will make “mistakes” in life and that we will “fall short of others or our own expectations”. It is important to realize it is not the mistakes that we make in life that define who we are; it’s how we deal with them that truly reveals who we are as people. It’s not how far you fall but how high you rise after the fall.  As Joe Dispenza said, “Never feel guilty about anything you have created, good or bad.” It’s all part of the journey.

Love.  Laugh.  Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, August 24, 2009

Who do you choose to spend your time with? You are a mirror image of the company that you keep.  Remember the 5 closest people to you have the most influence over you!! Choose wisely…and remember the laws of attraction…you will attract into your life the EXACT people that you want there. Alan Rousso said, “The more loving you are to yourself, the more loving people come into your life…and they may or may not be the people in your life, right now. “

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, August 31, 2009

Educate. Educate. Educate. BJ Palmer said, “It is more important that people know the story than get adjusted.” Tell people more about what they don’t know than what they do know.  Hold a healthcare class, do a spinal screening, host a patient appreciation dinner, etc… Just get the message out there. Well-educated people ALWAYS make better decisions.

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, September 7, 2009

Relish in your time off…make the most of holidays and vacations. When you sleep your body heals and when you your soul and spirit are rejuvenated. A well-rested individual is more equipped to serve. Gandhi said, “there is more to life than increasing its speed”. Happy Labor Day!!!

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, September 14, 2009

Success requires dedication and determination.  While the road to success is not always an easy one you must remember that, “Pain is temporary and quitting is forever”.  You have two choices in regard to pain in any area of life: The pain of discipline or the pain of regret.  It is possible to achieve anything that you set your mind to if you truly want to.  Remember it is not a “have to” but a “get to”. Press on!!!

Love. Laugh.  Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, September 21, 2009

Actions speak louder than words.  Do you exemplify the wellness lifestyle? Do you lead by example? Remember it’s important to workout regularly, eat foods that fuel your body, think positive thoughts, and get regular adjustments and nervous systems check ups.  Remember, who you are speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say! It’s time to step up and be the leader in the wellness movement!!

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Motivational

Monday, September 28, 2009

Come from a place of love.  Love has the power to open doors and break down barriers.  Love is the highest vibration; it is an action, feeling, and emotion.  Remember, people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.  In a world that lacks love be the missing link.

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fear and Joy. Do more things in your life that cause fear…your accomplishment will lead to an abundance of joy.  Scared? Overcome it…Just go for it! Dig deep and find inner strength. The outcome will be worth it.

Love.  Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Intention is everything.  With the right intent you don’t need words or explanation.  You can speak with your eyes, touch, and overall vibration.  Getting skewed results? Then check your intention.  The right intention will always lead to success.

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, October 19, 2009

If not you, then who? Today I am asking you to STEP UP!! We are in the midst of a wellness movement and we need leaders…consider this your challenge.  Speak the truth…say what is on your mind and in your heart, make connections, be committed, and start today! Step up! Step up! Step up!!

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, October 26, 2009

A job is what you have to do, a career is what you are supposed to do, and a CALLING is what you are meant to do AND get to do!!! Remember, God doesn’t call the prepared. He prepares those He calls.  As chiropractors we have been called to pave the path to wellness and now is the time to STEP UP and lead.

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, November 2, 2009

To give and receive is to be blessed.  Life is about giving; giving of yourself, your gifts and talents.  Learning to stretch yourself for the sake of others.  Giving is not always financial; it can be the warmth of a smile, a kind word, or going out of your way for someone else.  And remember that while giving is important is also important to receive with gratitude from God and those around you.  May abundant blessings fall on you and yours this holiday season.

Love. Laugh.  Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, November 9, 2009

With each adjustment and each conversation of every day, remember, “We, Chiropractors, work with the subtle substance of the soul.  We release the prisoned impulse, the tiny rivulet of force, that emanates from the
mind and flows over the nerves to the cells and stirs them into life. –BJ Palmer”.  You have a moral obligation to tell the world what you know.  Because, you know something they don’t know.  Go out and serve your community.

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, November 16, 2009

When was the last time you re-evaluated your attitude? What’s it like? Is it positive? Does it allow you to shine? Do you light up a room when you walk into it or out of it? To keep my attitude in check: weekly I sit down and review and write a list of all my blessings.  I give thanks for those I have received and pre-thank for the one’s I am going to receive.  This task allows me to remain in an attitude of gratitude, allowing my inner beauty to really shine.  So, sit down this week and “check your ‘tude dude”!!

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, November 23, 2009

Your degree of innate potential is between you and your Creator.  What interferes with that potential is between you and your Chiropractor. Seek out the subluxation whether physical, chemical, or emotional and correct it, then allow innate to take over and restore homeostasis. As BJ Palmer said, “Nature needs no help, just no interference.” Happy Thanksgiving!!! Be thankful you have found your calling!!! Much love and respect!!!

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, November 30, 200

When BJ Palmer was asked to define Spizzerinctum; He said, “Oh Spizzerinctum is anything that puts pride and happiness in the head, determination in the heart, energy in the hand, and invisible courage in the will.” A little bit of chiropractic enthusiasm if you will So, get your “spizz” on to educate and save some lives!!

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, December 7, 2009

Life is a process. It is a journey we travel that enables us to grow, which usually stretches us outside of our comfort zone. The discomfort we feel with growth often scares us and then driven by fear we rush through the process.  Rushing through the process still gets us through but we often miss the finite lessons along the way.  So, be still and allow the process to happen.  Lean on friends, family, inner strength, and prayer.  Remember, it is as it should be.  Being still will allow you to truly shine and grow.

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, December 14, 2009

Life is what you focus on.  Your thoughts create your reality. What you think about you bring about.  Do your thoughts expand or contract your vibration (ie feeling or emotion)? Cleaning up your headspace will alter your external environment.  Remember the intricate balance between feeling and function if we go solely by feeling we may be surprised at the functional outcome.  Shift your thoughts and SHIFT YOUR LIFE.

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, December 21, 2009

This holiday season remember to enjoy time with family and friends, brighten the lives of those around you, give abundantly and receive openly, and most of all anchor the memories in your heart and mind so that you can re-visit them frequently.  “You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want. –Zig Ziglar”

Dr. Martha Nessler

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Monday, December 28, 2009

“An eye for an eye, makes the whole world blind. –Mahatma Ghandi”.  Look at the world differently as we roll into 2010, especially in the aspect of forgiveness and thankfulness. Realize that hurting people hurt people and that it easier to forgive than to harbor anger or take revenge. Before you fall asleep at night simply say, “I forgive.  I am thankful.” You will wake renewed and ready for the day!

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

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