Max The Crystal Skull Is Here in Marin October 14,15,16th!

I have had the privilege of having a one on one session with Max that was absolutely Mind Blowing!  Not only does Max radiate a quantum power of healing, he also tends to gather like minded extraordinary individuals together (again).  That is to say that when you meet the lovely community attracted to Max, you feel like you’ve know each other forever and quite frankly, you probably have 😉 For more info you can visit: To your Evolution, Dr. J.  Anna Stid DC


Accessing the Power of Gratitude

by  Dr. J. Anna Stid DC

 The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense of well-being, and a faster rate of recovery from surgery.

But while we may acknowledge gratitude’s many benefits, it still can be difficult to sustain. So many of us are trained to notice what is broken, undone or lacking in our lives. And for gratitude to meet its full healing potential in our lives, it needs to become more than just a Thanksgiving word. We have to learn a new way of looking at things, a new habit. And that can take some time.

That’s why practicing gratitude makes so much sense. When we practice giving thanks for all we have, instead of complaining about what we lack, we give ourselves the chance to see all of life as an opportunity and a blessing.

Remember that gratitude isn’t a blindly optimistic approach in which the bad things in life are whitewashed or ignored. It’s more a matter of where we put our focus and attention. Pain and injustice exist in this world, but when we focus on the gifts of life, we gain a feeling of well-being. Gratitude balances us and gives us hope.

There are many things to be grateful for: colorful autumn leaves, legs that work, friends who listen and really hear, chocolate, fresh eggs, warm jackets, tomatoes, the ability to read, roses, our health, butterflies. What’s on your list?

 Some Ways to Practice Gratitude

•  Keep a gratitude journal in which you list things for which you are thankful. You can make daily, weekly or monthly lists. Greater frequency may be better for creating a new habit, but just keeping that journal where you can see it will remind you to think in a grateful way.

•  Make a gratitude collage by drawing or pasting pictures.

•  Practice gratitude around the dinner table or make it part of your nighttime routine.

•  Make a game of finding the hidden blessing in a challenging situation.

•  When you feel like complaining, make a gratitude list instead. You may be amazed by how much better you feel.

•  Notice how gratitude is impacting your life. Write about it, sing about it, express thanks for gratitude.

As you practice, an inner shift begins to occur, and you may be delighted to discover how content and hopeful you are feeling. That sense of fulfillment is gratitude at work.

Dr. J. Anna Stid is a Network Spinal Analysis Chiropractor that specializes in Re-Organizational Healing.  She also facilitates Somato Respiratory Integration and Nutritional Coaching.

~ Dr. Stid practices in Noe Valley area of San Francisco, CA


Fall is upon us and with it comes TV and radio ads, and even grocery store deals, regarding getting the seasonal flu shot. Many patients have asked my opinion, so I wanted to share a little information I have read and encourage you to do a little digging before you decide to vaccinate yourself and your family.

Influenza, the virus that causes flu, has the ability to reinvent itself constantly, which makes it difficult to make an effective vaccine. According to the book Vaccination Is Not Immunization, pg 98 Michael Decker MD of Aventis, a flu vaccine manufacturer, stated,

“By the time you know what the right strain is, you can’t do anything about it.”

An article titled Influenza vaccination: policy versus evidenceprinted in the British Medical Journal Oct. 27th, 2006 found when it comes to the flu vaccine,

“Evidence from systematic review shows that inactivated vaccines have little or no effect.”

There is enough information out there to make me question the effectiveness of the flu shot, so I wanted to look at its ingredients and evaluate their safety too.

Many flu shots are still being manufacturer with mercury in the form of a preservative called thimerosal: according to the government’s site on flu shots (, since 2001, no new vaccine licensed by FDA for use in children has contained thimerosal as a preservative, except for some formulations of the influenza vaccine.

In looking further, it seems the multi-dose flu shot contains more mercury, whereas the single shot has gone through a process to help take most of the thimersol out; however, most manufactures still use formaldehyde, which has been classified as a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Another ingredient beta-Propiolactone was “reasonably expected to be a human carcinogen” (NIH substance profile, 1999). β-Propiolactone is a disinfectant and has been used to sterilize blood plasma, vaccines, tissue grafts, surgical instruments, and enzymes.

There is a lot of information out there to try and sift through. It boils down to a personal decision. In my opinion the ingredients are controversial enough that I would rather take my chances getting the flu. But that is the personal decision I am making for myself.

Fun video about ingredients.

Dr. J. Anna Stid is a Network Spinal Analysis Chiropractor that specializes in Re-Organizational Healing.  She also facilitates Somato Respiratory Integration and Nutritional Coaching.

Dr. Stid practices in Noe Valley area of San Francisco, CA

No More Humpty Dumpty… A Paradigm Shift in Today’s Healing Model

The New Paradigm of Healing……..   Re Organizational Healing

From humpty- dumpty on the wall to the Caterpillar coming through the cocoon to the Beautiful Butterfly!

Commentary by Dr. J. Anna Stid DC

Dr. Epstein is the founder and creator of Network Spinal Analysis, Somato Respiratory Integration, and Re-Organizational Healing.  The outdated models of there is something “Wrong with me , I must get it diagnosed and I must Fix it back to where I was before this happened”.   What if we were to move forward through the event that caused pain and revolutionize ourselves rather then going back to where we were before – The Past.  This does require us to shift and change.  In our society most would rather stay in suffering and pain or even die then change.  What we really have to acknowledge is our fear of the unknown.  What if you had all the tools and resources you needed to move through the fire and come out the Phoenix.  This is what I would term as sustainable healing as it meets the needs of what is currently being asked of us to step forward to improve the lives of ourselves, our family, our children, our community, the world at large.  Question:  would you rather be Humpty – Dumpty a cracked egg or the little yellow chic that emerges with new properties of life and all the possibilities that lay ahead!

Dr. J. Anna Stid is a Network Spinal Analysis Chiropractor that specializes in Re-Organizational Healing.  She also practices Somato Respiratory Integration.  

Dr. Stid is practices in Noe Valley area of San Francisco, CA

The Law of Attraction or Rather…

The Law of Vibration!

Of all the universal laws, the law of attraction is both the most fascinating and the most misunderstood. Fascinating, because as humans we naturally want a tool to help create the life of our dreams, and the law of attraction can certainly help us to do that. Misunderstood because, unlike a tool that we can pull out and use now and again but is otherwise inactive, the law of attraction is operating in our lives constantly and independently, whether we are consciously aware of it, or believe in it, or not.

In other words, there is no need to engage the law of attraction, it is already at work in your life and always will be. So long as you are alive and breathing, the law of attraction is at work. This is great news! You are already using the law of attraction to create everything in your life whether you realise it or not. The results that you are experiencing: your career, finances, relationships, health, home, community, and so on, are a direct result of the law of attraction and your interaction with it in the form of thoughts and feelings.

If you’re not creating the kind of life you want though, chances are you are creating by default, allowing the law of attraction to bring you more and more of the same. Unfortunately, we weren’t handed a life manual at birth and, for many of us, our parents were not aware of the law of attraction and so did not teach us. At Attract Like Magic we are dedicated to helping you understand this powerful universal law and how you can begin to use the law of attraction to consciously create the life of your dreams. On the Attract Like Magic site, and in upcoming newsletters and articles, we will explore everything to do with the law of attraction and provide tools that will help you to harness its power.

But in order to really understand the law of attraction, you first need to understand another of the universal laws, the law of vibration.

Law of Vibration

According to the law of vibration everything is made of energy and has a distinct frequency or vibration. With the advent of powerful enough technology, science now agrees. Quantum physicists have shown that, although matter may appear to be solid, when you look at it through a high-powered microscope so that it is broken down into its smallest components: molecules, atoms, neutrons, electrons and quanta (the smallest particles measurable), it is ultimately mostly empty space interspersed with energy.

In other words, at the quantum level, everything is comprised of energy and empty space and what makes you, your home, your car, the chair you’re sitting in, seem solid is the frequency of the vibration of the energy that makes it up.

Not only does your body and all that you consider to be “you” have a distinct and unique vibration (or more correctly a mix of vibrations), but your creations, in the form of thoughts, also have distinct vibrations which affect or blend with your overall vibration.

In turn, your vibrations affect everything around you – your environment, the people and animals around you, the inanimate objects, even the seemingly ’empty’ space and they, in turn, affect you. That’s why, when you walk into a room where there was an earlier argument, you can sense it. We even use terms like “bad vibes”, “you can feel the tension”, and “you could cut the air in here with a knife” to describe it. In each case what we are referring to is the energy imprint of the earlier occupants.

Similarly, you may have gone to someone’s home, office or business where, as soon as you entered, you felt the “good vibes” that filled the place. That’s because, over time, a place becomes imbued with the energy imprints of the dominant vibrations of the people who live or work there. So a home, for example, can literally become filled with love or tension or anger or sadness or any other emotion, and that home will feel that way to a visitor even if none of the regular occupants are at home at the time. If you’ve ever entered such a place you may even have noticed how you just relaxed and felt good in response to the “good vibes” around you. Of course, the extent to which you take on the vibrations of the people and things around you is up to you – but for most people, this is not a conscious decision.

So, you are giving off vibrations every second of every day. You are also simultaneously receiving and translating the vibrations of everything and everyone around you. If we use the analogy of television, you are both a television transmitter, beaming out your own unique station, and also a television set or receiver, able to tune in to all the stations or frequencies being broadcast around you. Sometimes we refer to these incoming vibrations as intuition or “gut feelings”.

So how do you know what your vibration is at any moment?

Simple – ask yourself how you are feeling.

Your emotions are a quick and handy guide to your vibration in any moment. If you feel loving, you are vibrating at the frequency of love; if you feel angry, you are vibrating at the frequency of anger; if you feel curious, you are vibrating at the frequency of curiosity, and those vibrations are received by everything and everyone around you. You are also, through the law of attraction, bringing to you more experiences that will match this vibration so when you feel angry the law of attraction will bring to you more experiences that will elicit the feeling of anger, you will attract angry people and find yourself in the middle of angry situations.

Have you ever had a day where you felt lousy, but tried to pretend that everything was OK to family, friends or co-workers? It doesn’t work does it? Your friends, family or co-workers know straight away that you are not how you are pretending to be. They may ask if something is wrong, or comment that you don’t seem to be your normal self. They pick up on the incongruence between what you are saying and your vibration. Because we are not used to explaining in terms of vibrations, they may attribute their knowing to something more mundane like tone of voice or body language, but even people without the full use of their senses can detect this type of incongruence.

To sum up, you are sending out vibrations every moment of every day. Those vibrations are a mix of your thoughts and feelings and they affect everything around you. At the same time you are also receiving and translating the vibrations of everything around you (which can, in turn, affect your vibration by how you react to them). Now that we understand vibration, let’s look at how it interacts with the law of attraction.

Law of Attraction

The law of attraction, simply put, means energy attracts like energy. You may also have heard it expressed as “like attracts like’, “that which is like unto itself is drawn” and even “thoughts become things”.

The law of attraction is at work in your life every minute of every day. Your vibrations are constantly being broadcast to, and received, by the universe. This activates the law of attraction which then matches your vibrations and attracts to you similar vibrations in the form of people, things and situations in your life. In other words you are always creating your life through your thoughts and feelings. The conditions in your life, whether they are what you want or not, are always a match to your dominant vibrations.

The law of attraction, like all the universal laws, operates whether you are aware of it or not, or believe it or not. The often-used terms “what you focus on grows”, “careful what you wish for (cause you just might get it)”, “birds of a feather flock together” and “you can’t get enough of what you don’t want” are all examples of ways that we describe the law of attraction in action.

So, the question becomes – if your life is not how you would wish it to be, how do you change it? And the answer most often given by law of attraction and personal development teachers is a simple one – change your thoughts.

Simple – yes, but not easy. Here’s why.

Somewhere between 94 – 98% of all thoughts are subconscious, that is, below or out of conscious awareness which means that only 2 – 6% of your thoughts are ever conscious. So, even if you managed to change all of your conscious thoughts to be positive, that still leaves an awful lot of subconscious thought, at least some of which would be negative, vibrating away in the background without you even being aware of it! If you’re having trouble creating what you want in life, chances are your subconscious mind is at fault.

In our next article we will explore the subconscious mind and how it can interfere with your Law of Attraction efforts.

Yvonne Ellis has been studying personal and spiritual development for over 20 years. She teaches and coaches in these areas and is co-author of the website Article Source: Source:

Commentary by Dr. Anna:

I like this article as it really does a good job in explaining the disticntions between the law of attraction and law of vibration.  I have experienced in my life and practice that it is more about what energy or vibration we are resonating out is what we will inevitably attract.  I’m 50:50 on that your subconscious mind is the only culprit at fault.  From what I have witnessed in my practice, when I see that my clients or myself  have been out of alignment or congruence on any level of our  mind-body-soul, then we hold that discordance.  Our posture will reflect this discordance and we will we end up attracting people, events, and situations  into our lives until that discordance is harmonized.  This is accomplished most adequately with Re-organizational healing.

Dr. J. Anna Stid is a Network Spinal Analysis Chiropractor that specializes in Re-Organizational Healing.  She also practices Somato Respiratory Integration.  Dr. Stid is practices in Noe Valley area of San Francisco, CA

The Secret to Finding Peace in Your Body Anytime- Anywhere!

I am a rock-climber at heart and one of my favorite places to climb in the summer months is Idlewild at Lily Rock (much nicer name then its common name of Suicide Rock).  I was coming down the trail after a long day of climbing and like most climbing injuries they happen post the ascent on the descent.   One is usually less hyper vigliant and a bit more tired and exhausted.  Only this was on the trail, I made a wrong move and slipped on a moving rock and bam!  landed funky on my ankle and bum.  As most I sat there in shock for a moment asking myself, did this really happen?

Then the pain set in and I realized quickly that it did!  Luckily I had some resources, I used a certain technique usually accompanied with Network Chiropractic called Somato- Respiratory Integration or Body-Breath connection.  I started to breathe in my nose and out my mouth to establish a connection in my mind that I was indeed going to be ok.  Then I put my hands on my body one on top of the other over my belly button and began to belly breathe in my nose…out my mouth.  This put my whole body and heightened state of flight or flight into a more relaxed mode and I begin to come back into my body and feel my way past the pain.  After I established this connection, I began to transfer that area of peace and connection from my belly to my sprained ankle.  Going back and forth spending at least twice the amount of time over my belly and half the time over my ankle, as that was the area currently experiencing peace in my body-mind experience.

Wouldn’t you know it… I got my body mind to connect and stabilize and create enough ease in my ankle that I was able to walk 10 minutes later.  I still had a little hobble mind you and given the hard fall I was so amazed to see the technique I have consistently used with my clients come through for me a such a real to life situation, outside of the office, that I have a new found respect for its practicality on a whole new level.

This video was done my colleague Dr. Linda down in L.A. , its a great video to show you how to do SRI stage 1.  This is the technique I used to stablize my ankle on my descent fall.  I teach this technique to clients here in the Bay Area of San Francisco

Dr. J. Anna Stid is a Network Chiropractor and Somato Respiratory Intergration Facilitator in Noe Valley area of San Francisco.

Network Spinal Analysis Level One Care Video

Commentary by: Dr. J. Anna Stid DC

Dr. Donald Epstein & Dr. Simon Dove give a precise and clear picture of what level one/ basic care in Network Spinal Analysis looks like.  You can clearly see the Respiratory Wave or Breath Wave, going up Dr. Simon’s back followed by the Network wave or Somatopsychic wave, which is an undulating motion.  This is a prime example of what one can expect to achieve in level one of care and how the spine and nervous system can re-organize and heal through self examination and regulation.

Where Your Body & Spirit Unite & Take Flight!

Welcome to the wonderful world of Health & Well-being.  

On this journey you can find a new paradigm where life experience will take you from the Caterpillar through the cocoon and out the other side as the Butterfly.  The days of putting Humpty Dumpty back together again is outdated… besides we all want to see the Chick emerge out of the confines of its outgrown shell!

When we are able to fully embrace Life’s experience and harvest our most plentiful resources (our strengths & gifts that come easy to us), we find ourselves honoring the Law of Attraction.   With these tools in tote, our lives become simpler, clearer, and beautifully orchestrated, as we find ourselves shinning our light unabashedly!


Quote: from Marianne Williamson and given in inaugural speech by Nelson Mandela

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.’ We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” (A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles“).