by Jeanne Kennedy, D.C.
I graduated from chiropractic school in June 2001, after spending six years as a full-time student in rigorous academic testing and training. It was, and still remains one of the happiest days of my life. I am grateful every day for my education, but I am so glad to be done with school. It was very challenging at times.
I made friends both before and after graduation with colleagues who inspire and support me on a regular basis, and they look out for me too, as I do for them. These are great times for innovators. We get information together as a group mind when we share what we know.
I have been seeing patients now for 15 years. I have some very long-time people, some who started seeing me back when I worked out of my home on SE Belmont Street for 2 years. Then I moved to the little office building 2 blocks away for 7 years. I have been most of these 15 years within the same square mile of SE Portland.
It feels really good to go to work and see you all. I am always impressed with your efforts, your progress and your compassion towards me. You all teach me things every day. Thanks so much for seeing my heart and letting me learn how to make all of us flourish and shine in this exchange. I am aware now that it’s not the easiest business in the world, but truthfully I never set out intending to be a great business person. This is work worth doing well and seeing what transpires. Great chiropractors are remembered, people are always telling me about the chiropractors that made an impression on them in their life.
Jim MacKimmie is one example, he wrote this inspiring book, I keep it in my reception area for people to read little bits while they wait for me. Many of my patients wind up purchasing the book. I love how Dr. MacKimmie left such a strong legacy for chiropractic and energetic healing, this inspires me to do my best every day.
As I go into my next 15 years of practicing my work, I invite you to join me in renewing your commitment to health, the health of your families and communities, the livability of your home, both the personal and the planetary, and your purpose in life. Keep your hearts open and be in the moment.
Photo 2008 by DeLeon