Keep Calm and Carry On was a motivational slogan on a poster produced by the British government in 1939 in preparation for World War II. The poster was intended to raise the morale of the British public, threatened with mass air attacks on major cities. Although 2.45 million copies were printed, the poster was hardly ever publicly displayed and was little known until a copy was rediscovered in 2000 at a bookshop in Alnwick, England. It has since been re-issued by a number of private companies, and has been used as a theme for a range of products (Source: Wikipedia) including this new mug I recently received as a gift from the very person who introduced me to the Voxx neuro-technology. It is I who should be giving her the gift! She has given me a new life without feet pain and a chance to help and reach so many more people with this tech, the most gratifying thing I have ever done to date in my wellness career. One of the most important people I have helped is my own mother…
At the age of 68, my Mom Betty, suffered a stroke. This compromised her balance and ability to swallow. Throughout these past 14 years, it’s been a roller coaster health journey, with my Dad caring for her at every turn. A bloody Bipap mask, broken feeding tubes, pneumonia's resulting in ventilators and ICU stays, falls out of bed, a broken foot and the discovery of an aneurysm that could burst at any time…not exactly the picture of a hopeful future. As the time passed, she also experienced some mild short term dementia - forgetting the movie she watched the night before, mixing up card games, asking for food she cannot currently swallow and generally getting quieter in conversation.
A Chance Meeting...
At the Voxx neurotechology conference I attended summer 2018, I met the incredibly inspiring Dr. Szilvia Passfield, an Integrative Medicine Practitioner (with a European Doctorate of Complementary and Alternative Medicines). She has been achieving incredible results with hopeless neurological cases (and much more) using Voxx as one of the tools in her toolbox. She took a moment to hear my mother’s challenges and advised me to “just get the VoxxHPT on your Mom 24/7 and be patient”. I was so profoundly excited about this conversation that I left the busyness of the conference and found the one safe, quiet place to concentrate - the bathroom stall – and immediately typed her advice to my Dad on my phone (without dropping it in the toilet LOL).
Dad read my email. Despite his skepticism, he trusted me and took action. My Mom has been almost 24/7 in 3 pairs of Voxx Wellness socks rotating continually since late August.
It took 2 months for the phone call to come from my Dad, “Laura, I don’t understand these magic socks but I think they are working. Your Mom is not only remembering some of the movies we watch, but she is now beating me at cards.” To put this into context, they have been playing cards for 14 years. Granted, my Mom was quite a bridge player pre-stroke, but for the past several years her mixing up Bridge during the middle of a Rummy game was very frustrating for my Dad and certainly did not help her ever win a game.
So What is the Point of Sharing All This?
First, let’s learn from our history. Keep Calm and Carry On was a message to the people that even though times would be tough and the signs of achievement not yet obvious, they should carry on with their daily tasks and keep hope, despite experiencing loss - victory would lie around the corner. If I could take a literary license and apply it to Voxx technology, it could be a message to those that might be discouraged by not having an immediate miraculous effect of wearing the tech. I try to remind my clients that “the more compromised the neurology, the more dramatic the effects”. Examples of this are some amazing cases shared by some of the neurological chiropractors assisting VoxxLife with traumatic brain injury.
As in the case of my own mother with her neurologically compromising stroke – the cognitive benefits my Dad noticed were not immediately evident, but she and Dad “Kept Calm and Voxxed On” and now reap the benefits of that approach. N.B. Please understand that keeping Voxx on might entail more than one pair of socks/insoles for hygiene purposes LOL.
The other important point is that you can't predict outcomes with Voxx. I was hoping my Mom would have immediate improvement in her balance but this cognitive benefit seems to have come first. The body has innate wisdom and will regulate the most dysregulated and what shows in one person does not necessarily replicate in another due to our neurological individuality.
What About the Rest of Us Seemingly “less neurologically compromised”?
Please learn this simple equation: VoxxHPT = WOW. HPT is for Human Performance Technology and WOW is Works On Wellness. Neuro-mapping shows us that no one has perfect neurology. The Voxx tech works on your wellness (especially if you wear it regularly and optimally 24/7) and regulates the most dysregulated neurology in the brainstem – like organizing your closet. Realize that your closet is unique. It’s also like someone putting extra money in your bank account. 31% more balance, 22% more power, 17% more velocity of force etc. are just a few of the initial deposits we have studied. Some benefits, like increased cognition, energy, sleep, exercise recovery time etc. come after energy is spared by optimizing neurology for some time. One day you suddenly have an awareness that you are “richer”.
The Ultimate Present
For an “old soldier down on his luck”, my Dad deserves yet another medal for his devotion to my Mom. He has helped to keep Mom as sharp as she is; Voxx can’t take all the credit. At 82, she has defied any previous predictions for her longevity, is engaged in conversation and radiates joy! I sure hope he continues to be our Jack in “This is Us” as the ultimate supportive partner and “Keeps Calm, Soldiers On (with his Voxx On!).