What is Forrest Gump Syndrome?
You probably know of the movie, Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks. It’s one of my favorite movies of all time. Forrest was able to create his life despite what a lot of people referred to as handicaps. His “condition” always worked out for him and Forrest was always busy creating his life, always at the right place at the right time. No matter how much people would be aggravated with Forrest, he had a level of innocence that made people love him.
Forrest fell in love with Jenny, who was a partier and slept around and contracted AIDS. He had his moment with her. One evening when Jenny came home, they had a nice, romantic evening. That was one of my favorite scenes. It was just adorable.
At the end of the movie, they ran into each other again. Jenny informs Forrest that she’s going to die and she wants Forrest to know that during their special evening, he had impregnated her. The baby was 6ish and when Jenny brought...
Hello. Dr. Anthony here. So, what is Room 12. Well, back in 1982 or 1983 when I was in middle school, Room 12 was referred to as the resource room or the remedial room and a lot of the kids called it the retard room. It was the place they put kids who were not keeping up with the average or above average students. If you were falling below par academically on the standard achievement test or with grades, that’s where they sent you.
At the time, it was pretty embarrassing because there were kids of all different levels, many who were way below the average and there was a stigma to that room. I didn’t learn a damn thing in there. It wasn’t really much of a help. For me, it was a stigma that lasted over 40 years of my life.
I saw myself as slow, stupid, retarded in certain areas, and always behind. When you come from that space, especially around middle school when you start going through changes and you’re really trying to discover who you are...
It’s Friday morning and Julia and I are heading to Vancouver for The Magic of ESB!
As I’m sitting waiting to board my airplane, I can’t help but reminisce about the massive change Dain has invited me to, as he has invited many of you too also. The Magic of ESB.
The destruction of all limitation and a new space of Possibilities is the world and journey Dain showed me was available when he invited me to do ESB sessions alongside him years ago.
It is a gift that I desperately needed at that dark stage of my life.
I will never forget that first day when Gary and Dain Heer asked me to work on them doing “Chiropractic”.
I looked at Dain as I began working on Gary and whispered to him, “Gary doesn’t want me to do Chiropractic on him, does he?”
Dain winked and said, “Nope.”
Seconds later, a lightening bolt came through my hands and shot right through Gary’s body.
My life would never be the same.
Dain has always stood by my...