Sunday, September 12, 2010

Your health changes--for better or worse--one small invisible step at a time.

I love this time of year. One of my favorite activities is cutting firewood for the approaching winter. There's nothing more comfortable on a blustery winter day than a warm, cozy fire in the wood stove. As I was cutting wood the other day, it occurred to me that the process of transforming big logs into firewood mirrors our health. It happens one seemingly insignificant step at a time. This is true for a positive path or a negative one in your health.

Take a look at the photo below.

The first blow with the maul barely made a dent in the wood. It seemed insignificant. But it was a start...

After about 20 more blows, this happened:

Usually, a noticeable crack appears across the diameter of the log and then, after a couple more strikes, the log splits. That's what I expected and I had planned to take a picture of the first big crack. But that didn't happen this time. I was pounding away, making seemingly insignificantly dents and then all of a sudden, with one strike, I had a complete split. It seemed instantaneous. But, of course, there was a lot leading up to that instantaneous split.

And then, with just a few more swings, I had this:

Think of your health. What direction are your seemingly insignificant steps taking you...?

Until next time,
Dr. Mark William Cochran
Chiropractor, lightworker, energy healer, writer, speaker
Sandpoint and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

PS: This week's update on the Oby Phenomenon:

You can now purchase or order Oby's Wisdom! A Caveman's Simple Gude to Health and Well-being at your favorite local bookstore. Here in the Inland Northwest, Oby is on the shelves at these locations:
Spokane: Auntie's Bookstore, downtown
Coeur d'Alene: Hastings and Borders
Sandpoint: Inquire Within, Winter Ridge Natural Foods Market, Zero Point and Vanderford's Books & Office Products

You can also visit the official Oby's Wisdom website to purchase a copy.

Read reviews (all of which are 5 star) and buy Oby's Wisdom on Amazon.

Buy Oby's Wisdom at the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association's Amazon Book Store.

Buy Oby's Wisdom at

In India and other locations in Asia, Oby's Wisdom is available at and
(Free shipping in India.)

If you would prefer to read the book digitally, you can find Oby's Wisdom in various digital formats at:

Barnes and Noble's Nook

Sony e-reader

Other digital formats at

Oby's Wisdom is now available in Apple's iPad store.

Coming any day now(I hope) to Amazon's Kindle store.
(If you have a Kindle reader of have the Kindle program on your computer or samrt phone, you can buy the Kindle version of Oby's Wisdom at

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