1. a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.
2. the action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost.
1. the dismissing or refusing of a proposal, idea, etc.
1. the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness
A dear friend recently shared her story of rejection as a means of healing her heart. Coming forth publicly and being honest to the people in her life allowed her to begin a personal revival of her life.
I thought about my own experiences in rejection that I have been scared to share for fear of retribution upon my family, me personally and judgement from others. And yet, as I hold onto my rejection story I continue to give it power. Current events in my life have exposed me for who I am. An avoider. Avoidance and healing are not the same thing despite temporarily feeling better.
Chaos: a state of utter confusion; the inherent unpredictability in the behavior of a complex natural system
I recently went to a gathering of female entrepreneurs where the guest speaker shared her expertise on how to thrive in chaos. I personally love things that both make sense and are concise making it easy to apply to one's life. This lesson in chaos was such a thing.
Corinne Hancock, speaker, trainer and executive coach defined the perception of chaos as:
“We perceive chaos when our current reality does not match our expectation.”
When it was defined in this way, all I could think of was parenting, mothering, entrepreneurship and every day in my life.
flock (noun): a number of birds of one kind feeding, resting, or traveling together (google dictionary)
This picture was taken by a dear friend of mine. I have loved it ever since.
The bird has been a symbol of my company since it’s inception in 2014.
My oldest son has taken to origami and makes blue origami birds for those I coach.
My husband helped me choose a business name of SOAR, an acronym for Spine Orthopedic Active Rehab.
The symbol of my business is a bird in hand getting ready to take flight.
Dr Carolyn Dolan DPT, Cert MDT, MSHN
Where physical therapy, nutrition and lifestyle meet, because how you live your life determines whether or not you soar. Inspiring action with information so you can reduce pain, optimize healing and improve function naturally during recovery from injury, surgery or painful condition. This is a website for the open-minded; obstinate need not apply.