16 Feb Connection
Connection- A relationship in which a person or thing is linked or associated with something else.
To be connected is a term that has so many meanings in our modern society.
I am compelled to write about this, even though it may seem to be unrelated to being a chiropractor, yet it is so closely related because the shift in how we connect and what we connect with effects our health. Our level of health is influenced by far more than whether we exercise or whether we eat a particular way. Our health is intrinsically linked to our emotional state, and how we connect effects our emotional state hugely.
When I typed in the word "connection" into a stock photo website I was amazed. 4 out of the first 50 photos showed human connection, the other 46 photos showed a device or computer. In 2017 even the meaning of the word is completely different. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but nothing is more refreshing than human personal connection and actually DIS-CONNECTING from wifi.
We can be connected to other people through relationships or a common workplace.....or we can be connected to people through Linkedin or Facebook. In both cases it can be argued that we have human connection but the difference between connecting in a physical sense compared with connecting through wifi is massive. (If this is hard to picture, then ask someone who has tried to have a long distance relationship about whether they found it to be emotionally satisfying!)
People in the corporate environment get sent on 10 hour flights to attend one meeting of an hour in many cases. If there was no difference between connecting and relating via either digital means or in person, then companies would not pay for this to happen. Clearly magic happens when people connect in person.
Nowadays though, the most common meaning of the term connection involves inanimate objects namely the internet. Connecting to wifi is the general meaning of the term connection, rather than any human connection.
Ironically as we are more connected in one way-through digital devices, we become less connected in another way-through human interaction. The lack of human connection such as sitting around and conversing without interruption, or eating a meal together with no disturbance from the outside world can effect relationships and therefore our health and happiness.
Yours in Health
Dr Michael Bloom has a wide and varying interest in what it takes to live a healthy and happy life. He has over 20 years experience as a chiropractor in Europe and Australia and has attended over 40 post graduate seminars and courses. Currently he has a particular interest in the declining posture of society and the health implications associated with poor posture.