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Spring is here…Springing into Movement

Posted on: March 30th, 2013 by Dr. Amanda Sue Cressman

“I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that.”
― Dean KarnazesUltramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

What Motivates You?

Posted on: August 13th, 2012 by Dr. Amanda Sue Cressman

I have stumbled upon this quote a few times now and each time, it brings a huge smile to my face.  It reminds me to check in with what motivates decisions, actions and behaviours.  With reflection we can all get there…understanding our why’s.  This is it, from Howard Thurman…

“Don’t ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

I hope whatever you are doing at this time, that there is at least a piece of it that makes you come alive and if not, that you are motivated to bring that change into your life.

The Alchemist

Posted on: June 22nd, 2011 by Dr. Amanda Sue Cressman

Today was an incredibly beautiful day – the sun was shining, the temperature was warm and there was a wonderful cool breeze.  The only thing to make this better was a good book to read alongside the day.  One of my favourite reads, is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. If you have not heard of this book, I highly encourage you to pick it up and see why it has won the Guinness World Record for most translated book by a living author.  It has been translated into 67 languages and has sold over 65 million copies…and there is good reason why.  This book is a life changer, a motivator and a real inspiration for those who are wondering what their purpose is.  This fictional story is full of wisdom and insight…encouraging us to tap into that part of ourselves that knows truth and steers us in the direction of what is best.

It has made a sincere difference in my life and I would like to share some quotes from Coelho to hopefully inspire you.

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

“In order to find the treasure, you will have to follow the omens. God has prepared a path for everyone to follow. You just have to read the omens that he left you.”

“In his pursuit of the dream, he was being constantly subjected to tests of his persistence and courage. So he could not be hasty, nor impatient. If he pushed forward impulsively, he would fail to see the signs and omens left by God along his path.”

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.  You’ve got to find the treasure, so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense. “

Fun With Words

Posted on: May 25th, 2011 by Dr. Amanda Sue Cressman

When individuals were asked to write about their experience at TouchStone Health, these were the most common words used in their response.  The larger words indicate a higher frequency of use.

It is a pleasure working with individuals to help uncover the causes of illness and supporting them find their way back to health.  Kind words like these make this line of work even more fulfilling.


"Live life in all possible ways…"

Posted on: December 18th, 2010 by Dr. Amanda Sue Cressman

“Live life in all possible ways; don’t choose one thing against the other, and don’t try to be in the middle. Don’t try to balance yourself—balance is not something that can be cultivated. Balance is something that comes out of experiencing all the dimensions of life. Balance is something that happens; it is not something that can be brought about through your efforts. If you bring it through your effort it will be false, forced.”

Osho, The Book of Understanding.

A Simple Reminder

Posted on: December 1st, 2010 by Dr. Amanda Sue Cressman

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Leonardo da Vinci

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