Edward was born in the Midwest many moons ago. It was in an era when video filming was rare and thus you knew your memories were yours and not video implants. Dad worked in finance and mom stayed at home, which was the norm in those days.
Four siblings provided plenty of excitement and stimulation to the childhood experience.
Reading, learning and sports were fun, pursued outlets. A highly curious mind was most likely established early. The library, with books of unlimited subjects and possibilities, was a fun experience.
Edward was the second smallest male in his freshman class which presented challenges to overcome. As hormones eventually kicked in, this provided confidence and impetus for growth, development, and life direction. Later, in high school, a nearby neighbor was practicing holistic medicine which fascinated Edward and gave him excitement and passion to pursue a career in the healing arts.
Undergraduate education introduced him to a class in yoga, which was a relatively new experience for our western civilization. He enjoyed classes in biology, philosophy and psychology. He even took a class on UFOs. Thus began a deep dive into all things related to healing, esoteric\hidden knowledge, philosophy, and psychology to broaden and expand the mind.
Edward had made up his mind to go into a particular branch of the healing arts, and was taking a summertime class in physics, a necessary prerequisite to pursuing a secondary education in this direction. Sitting in that class, a strong urge, and thought came over him that that was not the pursuit he wanted, and instead decided he wanted to be a chiropractor. He had been introduced to the concept of chiropractic from a childhood friend and neighbor, who had gone in that direction. He got up, walked out of the class and realized all his requirements were met for chiropractic school. He applied and worked for a year, saving up money for his next adventure.
Chiropractic school was an adventure far from home. Leaving home, it certainly felt like there was no choice but to succeed and move forward. The first year was lonely as his childhood sweetheart pursued a path in higher education elsewhere. They married in the summertime and life was much easier now.
Equal time was spent studying nutrition and esoteric subjects outside of the school curriculum. Exposure to all different techniques of chiropractic, physical therapy and natural healing were pursued. Graduation came with challenges, eventually overcome with passing national boards, and then the pursuit of opening a practice with no financial resources. Convincing a family member to cosign on a loan from the bank provided impetus for opening his practice.
Practice management, business and money management were equally integrated into a pursuit of effective healing techniques for patients. Slowly, but surely a patient base was built and confidence attained in the healing arts. Nonstop pursuit of equal business and healing arts was the order of the day.
He and his wife were blessed with three wonderful children & life was full and happy.