After a week off while I was in Panama, Finemore’s Five for Friday is back. This week I have been mostly:
Vinyl re-issue of Elliot Smith’s marvellous Either/Or album. Genius.
How fearful we are as a society. The great thing about my Panama experience is that there was no common language between the people I adjusted and me. I could only communicate with my eyes, my hands and my heart.
The Panamanians often had no idea what Chiropractic was but they were happy to put there spine in my hands. After their first ever adjustment the response was more often than not a smile or a laugh. Trust, faith and appreciation it would seem are things that may be more cultural than experiential, energetic than cognitive.
An awareness of how much communication is non-verbal and how complicated verbal communication can sometimes make things.
My skin from the sun in Panama. 30+ degree heat and a sun that burns. I had been making sure that my Vitamin D3 levels were sufficient before Panama as low Vit D3 levels (very common in UK) have been correlated with a higher incidence of skin cancer.
Using lots and lots of organic coconut oil as protection but only having 20 mins of direct sun before finding shade. For me a good Panama hat was essential to protect my naked scalp.
Ceviche. Yummy and healthy. Easy to make. Could eat it all day (in the heat). Try some.
Have a great weekend and if there's any questions you'd like me to answer in next week's email please send them through.