Survive or Thrive? You Choose

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”
― Maya Angelou

Two stories that show the attitude of a person about how to thrive are shared by Dr. Rochelle Delain,  a chiropractor and instructor at Sherman College of Chiropractic, on her new blog Created to Thrive.  She tells about two of her patients and their differing approaches to their health and  their lives. Here’s an excerpt:

“The ‘thrivers’ on the other hand tended to believe that they were on this earth for a purpose that went beyond mere survival and just getting by.  As such, they were not content to just go along with the status quo.  They also tended to believe that their health and their life was their responsibility and so they were more proactive in the ways that they behaved and cared for their bodies.  They were willing to follow their doctor’s recommendations; however, they were not afraid to challenge a doctor’s negative assessments when necessary or get a second opinion.  These people tended not only to get better but to improve their overall quality of life.”

Dr. Delain was the case doctor for several of my interns at Sherman, and she is a caring and insightful person. She’s definitely going on my blogroll and I hope you will check her out:

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