Season's greetings to you all, I hope this message finds you hale & healthy. If not... there's still time to get your spine and nervous system checked before the end of year break!
I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support over the past, difficult year. We're still here and surprisingly, thriving & growing in the current tumultuous climate.
Our practice will be closed from Friday 24th December 2021 to Sunday 9th January 2022 (inclusive).
Hours are as usual coming up to Xmas Eve, and the last appointments for the year are available on the morning of Thursday 23rd December (opening hours: 7am to 1pm).
As such, the first appointments available in 2022 are in the afternoon of Monday 10th January between 1pm and 7pm.
I am aware of an issue with the mobile version of the website where the online bookings page is unavailable. I am working on fixing this and hopefully I will have it working again by Sunday this weekend (12th December). Until then, here is a dedicated link to the online bookings page which will always work:
"Well-being is accomplished in small steps, but it is no small thing." - Zeno of Citium (c. 334 BC - c. 262 BC)
And Zeno would know a thing or two about well-being! He was at one time a Phoenician merchant who lost his ship, its entire cargo, and presumably his fortune. He was caught in a deadly storm off the coast of Peiraeus; which was a port in Athens at the time. He founded the school of philosophy known as Stoicism, after this pivotal experience, and Stoicism is all about cultivating resilience and well-being.
Another, later stoic philosopher, Epictetus (Epic-tee-tus; c. 50 AD - c. 135 AD) is quoted as saying -
“If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, ‘He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone.'”
"Fools find fault, wise men discover virtue." - B. J. Palmer (1882-1961), the Philosopher; developer of Chiropractic.
In this epigram from BJ we can see some of the far-reaching, resounding effects of Zeno's school of thought. These ideas are reflected in a core tenet of modern critical thinking - the Principle of Charity. A thing must be examined upon its own merits first and foremost. It is useful to assume someone has good reasons for what they say and do, seek first to discover these before disagreeing for disagreement's sake.
"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of men of old, seek what they sought." - Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694), Ancient Japanese Poet