Donna Martini

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The following outline will show some of the philosophies, habits and techniques that have brought healing and health into my physical life. It will constantly change as I experiment and learn more, making it a perennial page of techniques for you to explore. Some will have an in-depth explanation and others will not, depending on how far I have researched. My advice is to take what you feel will help your journey, and then go to the next level by investigating and studying on your own. Please write and share what works for you on our blog.

This Week's Questions:


Chiropractor ExpertFemale 70 writes: Dear D, you speak a lot about yoga and the fact that you can start at any age to do it. I want you to know that I took your advice and am now considered a “yogini”! I love the way it makes me feel, but more importantly, I can move more easily than I have in over 20 years. I want to share this with your readers, because it took me quite some time to finally go to a class. No one should wait! Thanks for the inspiration. Signed, Flip Flop


Chiropractor ExpertDear Flip Flop: You are the inspiration! And can I tell you, it took me many years to finally go to a yoga class as well. I am happy to hear from you, and especially happy to know that it is helping you move freely through your life journey. Please send pictures of your progress for our Senior Moments page. Let’s see how many more 70 year olds we can entice to do downward dog! Love and hugs, D.



Chiropractor ExpertMale 41 writes: Dear D, I read your article about male menopause and was wondering if I was in this category. My attitude seems so different in the last couple of years and it is hurting my marriage and my family. I will take your advice about having my testosterone levels checked, but in the meantime, what should I do? How many men do you know have snapped out of it? Signed, Loafers

Chiropractor ExpertDear Loafers: Unfortunately, many men don’t snap out of it before they snap the last straw on their marriage. Please don’t wait to seek professional help. Have your hormone levels checked, along with a complete physical, then read everything you can on this site (and others) about energy manipulation, the food/mood connection, and relationships. Right now, your body is dictating a lot of what you think and feel, which means that nothing may be real except the fact that you are out of balance. We often feel badly about life and blame it on what is around us instead of what is within us. If you can remember that, you are already on a better road. When you get your results, please write back and let me know, but in the meantime, hold on to what good exists in your life. Talk to you wife honestly about how you are feeling and show her the article. She is your best ally right now, meaning, she knows you the best and remembers you when! Who better to help you get “you” back. Peace, D.


UsernameFemale 50 writes: Dear D, we are the same age, but we don’t look alike! What is your secret to staying so young looking. It’s kind of depressing me! Signed, Green Pumps


Chiropractor ExpertDear Green Pumps: Please don’t be depressed. Be inspired! I have a little story to tell: Many years ago I was in an advanced yoga class that I was clearly not ready to take. Everyone was doing things that astounded me, and I felt inept and a little forlorn about how out of shape I really was. After about 15 minutes, I wanted to leave, but was too embarrassed so I decided to just do what I could and relax. After all, it was supposed to be a calming setting and I was making it into a challenge. As soon as I let go of any preconceived notions about what I should be able to do, I started to do the best that I could do. As I looked around the room, I realized that I was not that far off, maybe an inch or two here or there from getting into some of the poses. Further into the class I noticed my energy changed. I went from being sad and anxiety ridden to uplifted and inspired. I realized that if these people could do it, then eventually I could. The only difference was time and experience which I was gaining every day with every yoga session I took. That attitude is what I take with me now and what I teach to my clients and students. We need to use what we see and like in others as our inspiration and motivation to aspire to what we want to be. You are a beautiful woman surrounding yourself with positive energy. As you take your journey, you will be learning things you can teach me! And guess what…I can’t wait to hear about them. With love and energy, D.



UsernameFemale 21 writes: Dear D, How did you get your start in your writing career? I would really like to be a writer, but I don’t have a degree. Signed, Funky boots


Chiropractor ExpertDear Funky Boots: You may be surprised to know that my first attempt at writing was my father’s eulogy. Everyone cried and my aunt told me that I should be a writer. I thought she was crazy, but as time went on, I wrote three more eulogies and people were still crying. When I decided to try to write about something other than death, it didn’t seem to come to me, so I decided to still write about my father, but of things I used to do with him instead. My first attempt turned out to be my first published article. Funky Boots, I am not sure why you want to write, but you should know that my writing career came about because I wanted to share information and energy, not because I had a passion to put pen to paper. It was years before I realized that most of what I wrote was inspired by another source much higher than my own intellect. I was sort of a willing participant in some sort of writing channel. When I started to give credit to that higher power, the writing came more easily with more energy behind the words. My first suggestion to you is to take a course, even if it is at your local public library. I had no specific training, and I can say that my earlier work suffered from inexperience. As I matured, so did the writing. Find your voice (or others that may want to speak to you!) and a subject you like to write about, then just do it and an outlet for it will come. Good luck and remember to open your head and your ears to listen for inspiration and your fingers will just type away! D.

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“Most thieves aren’t smart. If they were, they would be able to think of better ways to make money.”

“If the eyes are the window to the soul, then the mouth is the door to the human persona. Whatever goes in or comes out says a lot about someone.”

“Everyone in your life represents energy you can borrow. Take the best of what they have to offer and give back the best of you as payment.”

“Start your journey NOW before the world decides to leave without you.”

"You can decide right now to start being the best you can be. And if you do, every second from this moment on means you are better than the second before.”

"You don’t need to know how to get to your best life. You just have to want it. The universe takes care of the rest.”

"What is the difference between confidence and arrogance? In a word...Grace.”

“I'm smart enough to know that I'm not smart enough to know everything.”

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Talk About Family
He said -

“The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.”

~ Thomas Jefferson
She said -

“In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry.”

~ Margaret Laurence
Talk About Philanthropy
He said -

“Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use.”

~ Gamaliel Bailey
She said -

“I don‘t think you ever stop giving. I really don‘t. I think it‘s an on-going process. And it‘s not just about being able to write a check. It‘s being able to touch somebody‘s life.”

~ Oprah Winfrey
Talk About Fitness
He said -

“A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I‘m afraid of widths.”

~ Steven Wright
She said -

“Find fitness with fun dancing. It is fun and makes you forget about the dreaded exercise.”

~ Paula Abdul
Talk About Forgiveness
He said -

“Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has
crushed it.”

~ Mark Twain
She said -

“Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins
for breakfast.”

~ Marlene Dietrich
Talk About Gratitude
He said -

“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.”

~ John E. Southard
She said -

“The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.”

~ Nancy Friday
Talk About Health
He said -

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”

~ Doug Larson
She said -

“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it
is lost.”

~ Helen Keller
Talk About Love
He said -

“Do I love you because you‘re beautiful, or are you beautiful because I love you?”

~ Richard Rodgers
She said -

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”

~ Mother Teresa
Talk About Success
He said -

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man
of value.”

~ Albert Einstein
She said -

“There is no point at which you can say, ‘Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.’ ”

~ Carrie Fisher
Talk About Kindness
He said -

“If you haven‘t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of
heart trouble.”

~ Bob Hope
She said -

“Open your heart — open it wide; someone is standing outside.”

~ Mary Engelbreit
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