Thursday, December 20, 2012

Elk Valley Family Chiropractic
 is pleased to Welcome Sheryl Hancher to our team.

Sheryl is originally from Calgary and has been living in Fernie now for 13 years.  It was the fishing and skiing that attracted her to the valley and like many, it is now her home!
Sheryl has seen a chiropractor since she was 4 years old and now working with Dr. Mike & Karen and looking forward to meeting everyone as they come in to get adjusted.
  When you meet Sheryl ask her about food texture.  So interesting.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Blown Ankle No More!

Blown Ankle No More

Over 25 years ago I experienced a particularly horrendous (& hideous) injury: while playing soccer, I was slide-tackled with all the force directed toward my cleated and firmly planted foot.  The result of this was an eversion sprain (rolled inwards, rather than the more common inversion ankle rolling outwards injury), tearing all the ligaments on the inside of my ankle so badly I had to be casted for 8 weeks.  Nasty, nasty, nasty…

This “bad” ankle has plagued me for years.  I have had an incredible amount of therapy on it consisting of chiropractic, physio, and massage which have helped it immensely but never fully restored its full balanced function.  Conventional dogma and traditional teaching led me to believe that because the ligamentous injury had been so severe it would never be fully healed and would always need to be just managed so as to avoid degenerative changes and related secondary injury to joints related to it (ie the knee, hip, SI-joint and upper neck).  Because I am a Chiropractor and believe absolutely in the incredible ability of the body to self-heal, I never was fully content with just managing my “bad” ankle…

 Along the way, I became interested in the bodies biomechanics: its overall ability to move, function and maintain proper posture.  In 2007 I invested in a very cool technology in my office to asses gait (the position and movement of the feet related to standing and walking).  Basically, a person both stands then walks across a very sensitive sensor pad that sends a lot of information to a computer which analyses gait patterns and weight distribution.  This allows me to interpret imbalances in the gait pattern.  If necessary and appropriate I can then send this information and other measurements to a laboratory in Toronto to manufacture state of the art orthotics based on dynamic motion (rather than a more dated approach of estimating an ankles proper position without considering gravity).  A picture of my gaitscan results are below (Figure 1) showing the pronation (rolling in) of my one ankle.  I did, for a 2 year period, wear orthotics to help accommodate this imbalance which did help the symptoms.  Repeat gaitscans did reveal the same degree of pronation, therefore, the problem was not being corrected, just managed.

 Then I read the book ‘Born To Run’ in 2009 and my mind was blown.  This book exposed concepts to me that in all my years of research I had never been exposed to.  Essentially, the book describes our design as humans to allow us to run, which we traditionally have done either bare-footed or with minimal footwear.  It also showed how most current footwear is weakening the muscles, ligaments and tendons in our feet causing pronation and injury.  The proposed solution was to return to running barefoot or with minimalist shoes to restore strength and function to the feet.  WOW….this blew my mind – I went for it!

I have been running with Vibram Five Fingers for 4 seasons and now wear them daily in my office while working (this raises both eyebrows and awareness!).  Recently we have hired a new Team member in our office and are training on all our procedures; as part of this we repeated my gaitscan last week.  The results AMAZED me (see Figure 2 below): my gait patterns were fully restored, perfectly balanced and completely healed!!!  This has shown me the power of the body to fully heal given the right conditions.  It also gives me the confidence, in spite of what much of the medical, physio, orthotic and corporate shoe communities are saying, to encourage everyone to take this approach.  Yes, injuries can occur, but it is a process that needs to be approached gradually over a long period of time similar to chiropractic corrective care – it will take at least a year, likely more, of slowly increasing micro-changes.

This is critical to address and vital to health because of the nervous system.  Any joint in the body has position sensors in it called proprioceptors.  Just as the motion of your car turns the alternator which charges the cars battery, the motion of any joint in the body stimulates these proprioceptors which literally charge your brain.  This increases brain energy and function: Movement is Life!  The highest concentration of proprioceptors occurs in four joints: the ankle, the SI-joints, the upper neck vertebrae, and the jaw.  Therefore, movement of these joints is critical to proper brain function and is also why stretching, exercise and a specific Chiropractic adjustment of these joints will improve your brain activity: Chiropractic is not about pain, it is about your brain!

So, get moving people!  Get into your Chiropractor to get checked for subluxations of these critical joints and have their motion restored through a specific adjustment.  Get out to our “Barefoot Running Workshop” to learn more (check for schedule)…kick it into action and get your brain ENERGISED!!!


Monday, November 26, 2012

Living on the Outside (Aisle)

This is a very inspiring blog.  It reflects the journey taken by Chris in is quest to loose weight and eat healthier.  We can do it, when we set our minds to it!
Living on the Outside (Aisle)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Importance of Vitamin D

From our good friend Dr. James Chestnut and his team at Innate Choice.

The issue of Vitamin D deficiency as a major causal factor in immune system related illnesses ranging from seasonal cold and flu, to heart disease, to cancer, to atopic and autoimmune disorders has received a lot of attention in the last few years. Clinical journals as well as the mainstream media have been reporting evidence that modern industrialized humans are severely deficient in Vitamin D and that this deficiency is a major contributing factor to illness and lack of health and vitality.
What does vitamin D do and why is it so important for wellness and prevention?
Before we discuss the evidence regarding vitamin D sufficiency and health and vitamin D deficiency and illness let’s first look at the basic science regarding the importance of vitamin D for human immune function and health. A basic understanding of why vitamin D is a genetic human requirement for wellness and prevention will allow greater understanding of why vitamin D supplementation is required.
The innate immune system is the component of our immune system that is genetically programmed to respond to antigens (viruses, bacteria, fungi, and any other threatening non-self invaders). The innate immune system uses what are termed effectors that are genetically coded to respond to antigens or invaders. The most studied of these effectors are named antimicrobial peptides or AMPs. AMPs not only attack the invaders they also trigger tissue repair and activate the adaptive or acquired immune system (the branch of the immune system that creates antibodies to specific antigens after exposure).
Recent research has shown that vitamin D up-regulates the genetic expression of AMPs in immune cells. Vitamin D also plays an important role in controlling the inflammatory response initiated by specialized immune cells called macrophages. A deficiency of vitamin D means deficient control of inflammation. In the skin vitamin D also activates the immune system against antigens.
"Thus, vitamin D both enhances the local capacity of the epithelium to rapidly produce endogenous antibiotics and, at the same time, dampens certain arms of adaptive immunity, especially those responsible for the signs and symptoms of acute inflammation." Cannell et al. 2008 Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A Toxicity, Frequent Respiratory Infections, and the Vitamin D Deficiency Epidemic. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 117 (11): 864-870
Please read our newsletter outlining the benefits of Vitamin D.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Recovery from Normal.

Recovery From Normal

Just over 2 weeks ago I completed the most grueling bike race in my experience thus far – the infamous and legendary Leadville Trail 100.  I’ve already written of my experiences of such, with its tremendous highs and lows, struggles and overall sense of overcoming extreme adversity and the amazing lessons associated with this.  Basically, it served up a hefty dose of whoopin which took me to a very deep and dark place for many hours – this is what I look for in these ultra-endurance races because this is where I need to go to learn more about who I truly am.  The result of this is best explained as True Bliss; not because of accomplishment, ranking, placement nor accolades, but because of what I have learned.  It is a surreal sense of well-being, pure joy and connection with all and everyone – Heaven, really.

One of the unfortunate side-effects of these races with me is ‘The Dip’ which occurs about 2 weeks after my big races.  It is best described as a deep dark depressive hole from which I find it very difficult to escape.  Because the after-glow-feel-good effect of elevated endorphins (dopamine and serotonin) is so intensively high in the week following these events, the supply gets exhausted and I crash….resulting in depressive symptoms.  This manifests as lethargy, reclusiveness, less desire to participate in activities, an aversion to exercise, lack of engagement with my wife and kids, less focus at work, wanting to sleep in and avoid my morning time practice of prayer and meditation.  This hit me like a freight train this morning…and it sucks…

In previous years I have been stuck in this for many weeks and it only gets harder to escape as time goes on.  So after a few hours of personal pity-party this morning, I cowboy’d-up, put on my Five Fingers and went for a 1 hour trail run on one of my favourite routes.  Initially, my mind fought it but after about 30 minutes the shift towards joy started.  Awesome, I have ‘slayed the dragon’ early this time!

On this run, it was revealed to me the beauty of experiencing this.  I caught a brief glimpse of the depressive symptoms that many in our society live with everyday – this is the sad reality and normal for many adults and kids. The effect of the endorphin rush from my run this morning with its amazing feelings of joy was not a boost for me – it was a return to my version of normal, to what I experience every day.   

This reveals some basic truths about depressive symptoms.  Contrary to common beliefs, they are not due to ‘chemical imbalances’ nor ‘bad genes’, but rather due to lifestyle imbalances.  As taught in our office, it is critical to continually work on improving how we Eat, Move and Think as taught by Dr. James Chestnut to build a strong foundation in health.  This is what supports proper nerve function, balanced hormone levels, ideal endorphin levels and decreases neurological stress which causes spinal subluxations (misalignments).  As Chiropractors we do not treat depression, however, by educating people to make improved lifestyle decisions and by optimizing neurological function by adjusting the spine the body will heal and return to its natural state of health.  This is what everyone deserves and why everyone needs Chiropractic care!


Wishing you Peace,

Dr Mike.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Leadville 100 Colorado

Hello everyone!

On Saturday, August 11, 2012 I was able to participate in a race that has been on my list of goals for a number of years – the Leadville 100 Trail MTB.  This is a 100-mile mountain bike race in Leadville, Colorado that is legendary for its altitude (starts at 10,000 ft and goes up to 12500 ft) and its difficulty.  It has become immensely popular in the last few years and attracts many pro-riders from the mountain and road bike disciplines.

I felt very prepared in that I had been training for over 8 months.  After arriving last Wednesday, I did 2 pre-race rides up to 11,000 feet and felt great.  I was ready and confident in being able to finish the race – for most, this is the goal: to finish in under 12:00 hours to receive the coveted belt buckle – many do not finish, including some pros.

Because I had made it into the race via lottery entry (over 10,000 apply!) I started at the back of the pack of 2100 racers.  This meant a very slow start as I was stuck behind many slower riders.  Eventually the pack thinned out after about 30km’s and I could pick up the pace.  The repetitive climbing was relentless and ended at the turn-around point on top of Columbine Mountain at 12,570 feet with a final 3000 foot 1.5 hour climb.  Oxygen was noticeably thinner at this point, compounded by cool temperatures and 70+km/hr cross-winds.  I actually felt pretty good at this halfway point with my legs and lungs, but not my stomach.  Unfortunately, with these long races, sometimes your stomach stops functioning and you get very nauseous – this happened to me 3 hours into the race.  The only thing I could do at that point was to switch to water only as I could not eat any food without risk of vomiting – I, however, knew I was in trouble because my energy would eventually run out – and this is exactly what happened with 55km’s left to go: I hit “the wall” and my body shut down…

I have hit the wall only once before and it’s extremely unpleasant; indescribable to those who have not experienced it.  Your body feels as if it is 1000 lbs and your feet are made of lead.  All you want to do is stop…but this was NOT an option for me – I had promised myself, my wife and my kids that I would finish this thing and that is exactly what I set out to do.  It took every ounce of focus I had to carry on and ignore the voices in my head telling me to stop.  I was crawling along at 10-15km/hr and walking up the climbs barely moving at all…but I kept going.  Even though I was on track for a sub 10 hour finish at the halfway point, it now looked dangerously close to not making it in under the 12 hour mark. After “bonking” I had 4 major climbs to do, which were massively punishing: after the third, I assessed my time and realized I needed to dig deep, deeper than ever before if I was going to get in under 12 hours – at this point I “dropped the hammer” and entered the “pain-box” like never before – every shred of my physical being was screaming at me as I picked up the pace to 35-45km/hr for the last 15 kms.  The last climb was relentless as I obsessed over my clock: 8 minutes to go, then 6,5,4,3,2…I stood out of the saddle and sprinted the final 750 metres with a strength not of my own to cross the finish line at….12:02…. I collapsed in the finish area, obliterated and crushed that I had missed it by only 2 minutes…

The race organizer was there and helped me up; I shared my story of bonking hard 55 kms out and digging deep, not ever giving up… He looked at me, smiled, hugged me and said that this is exactly what the Leadville 100 is all about: Digging Deep and Going Further than you think is possible…because of this, he awarded me a belt buckle because he said I had earned it!!!

Lessons for me learned during this race include never giving up even though at times it may seem impossible to reach your goals: perseverance, trust and action are all that are required to make it happen.  I also realized once again that when I think I’m done, I really have so much more left within me.

The reason I do these races has very little to do with the race itself: nothing to do with placement, competition nor acknowledgement.   It has everything to do with learning more about my abilities and my limitations such that I may become a better husband, father, chiropractor and man – this allows me to learn more and be more such that I may serve those in need to a greater degree in the purpose that has been bestowed upon me in this lifetime.

Dr. Mike.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Forward Head Posture

Forward Head Posture

is a correctible condition that can be the result of trauma (intense and fast stress on the neck) or long term cumulative stress such as poor posture. The x-rays below are example before and after treatment to correct forward head posture and its negative effects on your health.
Tragically this is an underdiagnosed common problem in our society that causes a myriad of sypmtoms effectingthe entire body. The problem stems from whiplash injuries from car crashes, football and other sports, and our flexion dominated society (cell phones, PDA's, computers, TV viewing, poop posture, etc...) often is not properly treated
Here is what some experts say about the detrimental effects of forward head posture and altered spinal structure:
“Forward head posture leads to long term muscle strain, disc herniations, arthritis and pinched nerves.” The Mayo Clinic, Nov. 3rd, 2000“For every inch of forward head posture,
Tragically this is an underdiagnosed common problem in our society that causes a myriad of sypmtoms effectingthe entire body. The problem stems from whiplash injuries from car crashes, football and other sports, and our flexion dominated society (cell phones, PDA's, computers, TV viewing, poop posture, etc...) often is not properly treated
it can increase the weight ofthe head on the spine by an additional 10 pounds.”
Kapandji, Physiology of Joints, Vol 3.
“Loss of the cervical curve stretches the spinal cord 5-7 cm and causes Disease.”
Dr. Alf Breig, Neurosurgeon (Nobel Prize Recipient)

90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine” Dr. Roger Sperry, (Nobel Prize Recipient for Brain Research)

Additionally, Dr. Sperry demonstrated that 90% of the energy output of the brain is used in relating the physical body to gravity. Only 10% has to do with thinking, metabolism, and healing, so when you have
forward head posture your brain will rob energy from your thinking, metabolism, and immune function to deal with abnormal gravity/posture relationships and processing.
"To live a long, active, energetic life, few things matter more than good posture"
Rene Calliet, MD (The Rejuvenation Strategy)
"Posture effects and moderates every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal production. Spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse, and lung capacity are among the most easily influenced by posture"
American Journal of Pain Management, 1994;4: p36-39.

Bottom line here is that, you can fix this problem with specific exercise, spinal adjustments, traction protocols, and ergonomic considerations. I do this everyday at my office and get great results with my patients. The technique Dr. Mike Rumpel uses in practice is called CBP (Chiropractic Biophysics / Clinical Biomechanics of Posture). This is the most highly researched and published technique in chiropractic and you can research (over 100 published research papers.)
Curious: give us a call. We will do a full spinal check to see how your Forward Head Posture measures out.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Open House! June 19th, 2012

You can always find us on Face Book and like us.   But we wanted to update you on our open house held here last night.  Amazing music and food, celebrated with clients, friends and family.  The renovations are completed, except for a few finishing touches.  You may see changes slowly was we wind things up.  Last night was a party to honour our achievement and also to say thanks to all the people that created our new office space.

Joe Porter Trio

Bison Minis with Caramelized Onion Bun
The Joe Porter Trio entertained us all evening with fantastic music!  Such a talented bunch of guys.  We will be watching as they rise to fame and fortune, as we can say, we booked them, way back when.  This was such a special touch to the evening. 

Cindey and Scott outdid themselves to showcase their new Fernie Cattle Co. Steak House Menu.  The food was incredible.  From Stuffed mushrooms, veggies, mussels, scallops, steak, bison and sweets!  Well, we can't talk about the sweets! Everything was so tasty!

Stuffed Mushrooms
     We are looking forward to the new steak   house to open soon!

We are fortunate to be surrounded by supportive clients, friends and family.  Making this special opening exceptional!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Happy Cow Ice Cream!

Oh the surprises that await.

Making waffle cones.

What a great way to celebrate!  We continued our 90 vision process, reviewing what we have accomplished and set our goals for the next 90 days.  Then, to top off the evening, ice cream!  Dan and Wendy are lovin' life! Their passion is so contagious! If you have never been to Happy Cow, stop by, say hi and eat.  You won't be disappointed.  High quality food, so tasty.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

X-ray unit is here!

Dr. Mike & Rick.  X-ray installed!
The boxes were carted out of storage, the new imaging pieces arrived and the work began this week. Rick was busy all week setting up this high tech equipment.  Unbelieveable the wires, the generator, the buttons and switches!!! Turns out the x-ray was accidently stumbled upon in 1895.  Improvements in 1903 with the x-ray tube. Along came digital x-ray in 1987.  And 2012 we have it in our office!
Better service to our clients, easier access to diagnostic tools to aid with Chiropractic Biophysics.
The excitment continues, at Elk Valley Family Chiropractic!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Power of Postitive Affirmations

By Jeremy Winters

If you've been told that positive affirmations can easily change your life for the better, you are most likely really intrigued by the possibilities that exist. It is possible to use the power of the law of attraction to bring much more money to yourself. It is possible to utilize it to help attract love, and you can use it to broaden your knowledge of the way the universe functions to a level you may have never believed imaginable. Listed here are a number of ideas for putting the law of attraction to use within your personal life.

The Power of Intention

Intention is a powerful tool for creating the best life possible for yourself as well as the ones you love. If you have previously utilized heartfelt prayer to ask for what you require or even find peace, then you have used the power of intention. If you combine emotion, intent, and belief, you place yourself in a position to obtain all the great things life has in store for you.

Positive Affirmations Combine With Intention To Manifest Change

No matter whatever you desire, it is crucial that you frame your affirmations in a fully positive way, to ensure that you'll be able to make the intentions as powerful as possible. Simply by doing this, you open up yourself to the prosperity of the universe. With the power of intention blended with the affirmations you choose, you actually can manifest all kinds of improvements in your life.

It's important to realize that everything exists in some form. The cash you need is available. The ideal person you wish you could potentially spend your whole life with is around, just waiting to meet you. The particular tools you will need for learning really exist, and so do the individuals you should meet. If you stop to consider this, it makes the concept of absence appear utterly preposterous.

To be able to make use of affirmations correctly, it is crucial to know what you need. Spend a bit of time thinking about your needs and focus on framing your affirmative statements in a manner that will be the most effective. Do not use any negating statements that speak about what you do not wish to have. Think and speak in totally positive terms.

As soon as you've framed the affirmative assertion, it is time for you to put it into action. Think, feel, and communicate your intention. Listed below are several of the best approaches to accomplish this:

"All the good in the universe is mine."

"I have all that I need, and I'm completely grateful for all I have."

"I am much more happy than I've ever been, particularly now that (fill in your want here.)"

When you make use of the positive affirmations that you come up with, see yourself taking pleasure in whatever it is that you need. Really feel yourself enjoying what you have, and believe it is on its way to you. Quickly enough, you will see changes large and small making their way into your life.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini on Dr. Phil

A new exposure for the value of Chiropractic.

 Dr. Fabrizio Mancini is the President of Parker College in Dallas Texas.  He brings to national television the importance of the whole body and chiropractic.  Great exposure for our profession.  Education is the key.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Trusting in the bodies wisdom is critical, yet so much so what society is not teaching people....inflammation, pain, fever, stiffness are all perceived as the enemy or bad things – when really it is the beautiful expression of Innate Intelligence at work.  It is just so much better if we stand clear and allow Innate to do it’s thing!!

12:26pm Mar 3

Neck pain, sore muscles, inflammation, swelling, stiff neck, possible headache and radiculopathy.

1- Medical approach: Xrays, MRI, CAT scan pain killer, anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant. Cervical collar to immobilize the neck that has been loosen up by the drugs and to prevent movement that are now possible due to the lack of pain. EXPENSIVE and EGO DRIVEN. I AM FIXING YOU.

2- Natural therapeutic approach: XRAYS, MRI, heat, ice, electric stim, mobilization, manipulation, cervical traction, cervical collar. Still EXPENSIVE and EGO DRIVEN. I AM FIXING YOU NATURALLY or is it un-naturally?

Both 1 and 2 seek to suppress the symptoms and are lacking understanding of the Innate Intelligent response of the body which is:
a- Pain to prevent movement and further damage to the injured tissues
b- Sore muscle because of spain-strain muscle fibers
c- Inflammation to control bacteria population which are present to eat dead, torn tissues
d- Swelling to dilute the toxicity of endo-toxins release from within cells that have been torn open. Inner cellular chemicals are toxic to surrounding tissues. Their concentration must be diluted with water and intersticial fluids.
e- Stiff neck to "cast" the neck and provide a free cervical collar

3- Chiropractic subluxation centered approach: Leave the neck alone which is screaming: "don't touch me" Adjust and clear the rest of the neuro-spinal system. Explain the purpose of the pain, swelling, inflammation. Give time for the body to heal with the natural free cervical collar. Keep checking regularly for subluxation and clear when needed. When the cervical spine is finally "open" to adjust, adjust if subluxation is present. VERY AFFORDABLE and RESPECTFUL of the BODY'S INNATE INTELLIGENCE.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Evolution of Progress.

After a long transitioning process, we are returning to where it all began on Tuesday March 13th, 2012.  
Drop by and see our newly renovated office at 831 7th Ave.

  We move to our state-of-the-art office complete with an expanded lending library, x-ray capabilities and more.  We are excited to welcome everyone to our newly designed, original space.  See you there.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dr. Mike's next adventure.

Congratulations! Your entry into the 2012 Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race is confirmed. Get ready to “Dig Deep” and challenge yourself to an amazing race experience. St Kevin’s, Pipeline, Powerline, Twin Lakes, and Columbine Mine are all here and waiting to challenge you.

Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race
This is it. The race of all races. One hundred miles across the high-altitude, extreme terrain of the Colorado Rockies. Created for only the most determined athletes. Starting at 10,152 feet and climbing to 12,424 feet, you’ll be challenged to catch your breath — while the views try to take it away.
Another challenge we will be watching Dr. Mike complete.  His goal.... completing the course in under 9 hours and achieving a silver belt buckle.   All this biking on his new Devinci!  We will keep you posted August 2012 excitement! Stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

23 & 1/2 Hours

  What better way to improve and maintain health.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Great Way to Begin Your Day!

 A postitive attitude makes such a difference in your day.  Try it, even for a week, you will see the difference in how your day unfolds and how people react with you.  Only you can choose how you respond to everything around you.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Las Vegas Video!

 The sights and sounds of Parker Seminars in Las Vegas!

Parker Seminars Las Vegas 2012

Dr. Mike & Mandy at seminar headquarters.
We had a fabulous time learning more about chiropractic, ourselves and our world.  So much information available, so much to absorb and that was just at the seminar.  Not to mention the bombardment of the whole Vegas in your face!
Such inspiring speakers!  We took pages and pages of notes, still trying to process all of it.
Dr. James Chestnut, Innate Choice.
We have many favourite speakers in the chiropractic profession.  We always learn so much.  Dr. James Chestnut is "Mr. Research".  He continues to inspire and lead our profession in the science of chiropractic.  His topic was most interesting- we all have the knowledge, but why don't we do what we know we need to do? Combined with valuable exercises to do for our mind, (since we know we have a fit body, we need a fit mind), we can do anything we decide to do.
Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay.  A dynamic duo!  Louise Hay, founder of Hay House and an inspriration to millions was there full of joy, energy and vitatlity.  All 85 years of her.  Such a sense of humour, such love of life.  Their main message: "Love yourself first".  There were many Hay House participants attending this day of speakers. We got the chance to share the story of Chiropractic with them.
It was another amazing seminar!  Always learning, always growing, always evolving.