The Shine Strong show is a place where we talk to REAL women who share their authentic experiences to become a mentor for all of us. My goal is that you can come here and learn something, find your mentor, and be prepared to crush your week. flowchiro.com https://grandrapids.birthfit.com IG: Flowchirogr IG: birthfit_grandrapids_mi 6:45 Introducing Dr. Theresa Osmer, Owner of Flow Chiropractic and Regional Director of Birth Fit. Professor of Davenport University. 7:35 Background of Theresa and road to her passion. Started out in dentistry. Reacting to what everyone told her to do. 10:05 Theresa’s approach to her chiropractic practice and health. Try to get as rich and as close to the original form as possible. Shop seasonally, finding local farmers and butchers to source your food from. Eat what makes you feel good. “Eat real food, mostly plants, not too much” 13:10 “Food is neither good nor bad.. Its just effective or ineffective” Don’t put emotions on food. Sometimes splurging on food is worth it for the experiences with fiends and family. 15:10 Vitamins and minerals. Source your vitamins and minerals from a company who can back up their products. You don’t need a lot — but that’s where blood work come into play. *Orthomolecular products — purchase through Theresa 17:25The importance of blood work as investigative medicine. 18:55 Dr. Theresa’s experience in functional medicine 21:00 Dr. Theresa’s journey as a chiropractor and opening up her own practice. “There is so much you don’t know coming out of school” 22:55 Theresa’s mentor who gave confidence and empowered her. Her desire to become that type of mentor. 24:55 Advice for starting your own practice or business. You’ll never please everyone. Genuinely make connections — get out in the community. “Just be true to who you are because people can sense that.“ “Not everyone is going to like you. You aren’t a jar of Nutella” “Virtuosity: Be uncommonly good at the common thing” 27:45 Growing her chiropractic business. Aligning herself with other likeminded businesses. The people who are successful are the people who are HERE. Customer referrals. 30:00 Introducing BirthFit and how Theresa got involved. “Birth is not a disease, its not a disability” “Birth is the biggest athletic event of your life” - BirthFIt 29:40 Advice for pregnancy from a BirthFit professional. Labor is an endurance event with some intervals mixed in. Watch for coning in your belly when you’re pregnant— this is a sign to stop. 38:55 Theresa’s advice from her experience. Drown out what people tell you you “should do”. 40:55 Training herself to actually listen to intuition. “That’s where experience comes into play”. “There is no success without failure.” 42:55 Theresa’s biggest failure — and what she learned from it. 44:35 How Theresa manages the negative voice inside her head. “You’re not good enough” “You’re not DOING enough” — Intentionally shutting that voice down.