Both, And: An Explained Model

This article first appeared in the December 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. Within our chiropractic community, there is a great deal of talk about tapping into the abundance of the universe. We refer to the law of abundance as it relates to bringing our ideal
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The Barriers We Create

This article first appeared in the December 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. Every day on my morning commute, I look out the window of my car and I’m struck by two emotions: terror and wonder. It terrifies me to think that the only thing separating me, hurdling
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LifeLines rap: ‘Get Checked’

This first appeared in the December 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. “Get Checked” Original lyrics by Ashley Gonzales Background song: “Get Low” by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Brrr dum dum dum, dum da da da da dum Brrr dum dum dum,
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Recipes: Doffee’s Kentucky Pecan Pie, Doffee’s Carrot-Filled Cake

These recipes from Kyrah Bacote’s family recipes first appeared in the December 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. Doffee’s Kentucky Pecan Pie Ingredients: 1 cup white corn syrup 1 cup dark brown sugar 1/3 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup melted butter (or margarine)
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A Foundational History of Vitalism vs. Mechanism

This article first appeared in the December 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. We have all heard the idiom, “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it,” a saying attributed to writer and philosopher George Santayana. This is true in the rocky waters
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Balancing the Mechanism and Vitalism in Life

This article first appeared in the December 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. There has always been a discussion between the mechanistic and vitalistic views in the domain of psychology. In the mechanistic view, processes occur in a specific and determined seque
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The Real Vitalistic Life

This article first appeared in the December 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. Vitalism. The emphasis on the non-physical, non-chemical aspect of the human experience. It seems as if vitalism is one of those terms with multiple definitions and general description
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The Body as a Whole

This article first appeared in the December 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. Even before I knew what vitalism and mechanism were, I felt that the body worked as a whole, especially once I started to work in health care. I would see people working on highly focu
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Stabilization of the Canine Dewclaw

This article first appeared in the November 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. Playing with nature is a hallmark of human existence. We believe we can take the products of evolution and make them better with our limited knowledge of physiology. But are we really
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Dynamics of Core Stability

This article first appeared in the November 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. Flexibility is key to stability One in three adults fall every year. Falling is the second leading cause of accidental death worldwide and is a major cause of a personal injury. In 201
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