Where Do I Belong?

I’ve often been asked how I was called to my mission of helping people heal.

I’ve since realized, the reason behind my calling is actually a search for belonging.

When I was young, my parents immigrated to Canada to have a better life.

Shortly after their arrival, my father abandoned our family and my Mom was left to raise 2 young children with nothing in her bank account.

My mother showed me the meaning of courage and hard work.

She did not speak English well and was still able to go to school, work multiple jobs and support our family.

When I was in grade school, I never felt like I fit in because I was Asian, my food smelled and my clothes were not the same as everyone else.

I was made fun of, bullied and couldn’t go to my Mom because she already had so much on her plate at the time.

So, I stayed silent.

I stayed silent in all my classes and never spoke a word.

I figured that if I didn’t say anything, I couldn’t get into trouble and no one would make fun of me.

I remember times in grade school when I resented my culture, hated being different and wished that I had blonde hair and blue eyes like everyone else.

I started to come out of my shell a little bit during high school and university but it wasn’t until I finished chiropractic school that I started to accept that being different was a good thing.

It was shortly after, that I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition that sent me on a journey of self discovery and inner healing.

Everything in my life had to happen in order for me to get to where I am now.

The all of it. It is because of the difficult times that I am able now, to understand and help the people that I do.

You do not have to sit in silence like I did.

You can learn to use your voice.

You can find your special and unique place in the world.

You can heal.

I can show you how.

On Tuesday, August 16 @ 1 PM EST on Zoom, I will be hosting a FREE workshop about Beliefs that Keep You From Healing.

Register here: https://forms.gle/Ge7syR44j4cdSu2CA

Published by Dr. Amanda Chan

Dr. Amanda Chan is a non-traditional chiropractor located in Ottawa, ON. She focuses on Neuro-Optimization which looks at the physical, emotional and thought patterns affecting your body and your life. Her mission is to give you specific tools and strategies to guide you on your healing journey.

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