Crashing into Windows: A Robin gone Cuckoo?

It's bedtime on Friday night, you are ready to nod off but you remember you have a radio show to do on Saturday morning. Where is that alarm clock? Looking on your nightstand and through the drawers for the 3rd time the clock still doesn't show up. Oh well, no problemI want to get up at ten minutes before 6 anyway. The thumping on our window starts before six every morning as it has for the past 3 weeks. The first time I thought someone was trying to break in. On investigating, I was surprised to find a bird with a bright red chest doing a full flight body slam into the glass. Mr. Robin ( or maybe it was Mrs Robin--how do you tell the difference anyway) This androgenic Robin flies into the closed window every 15 to 30 seconds. Intrigued with this behavior I watch the bird begin its 3 point flight path from a pine tree, flying into the dining room window first and then triangulating another collision into our bedroom window 6 feet away. At times it falls to the ground from the force of the impact and other times it makes it back to the treeonly to repeat this process for hours.

To me this is the definition of insanityto repeat the same action, over and over while expecting a different result. Maybe this is a true cuckoo bird, you know the one in the clock that comes out to sound out the hour. How much different are we when we reach for the medication to numb our back pain day after day, rather than seek out a good chiropractor? When we take thyroid medication each morning yet we are still tired, cold and the only direction our weight moves is upinstead of having a nutritional physical exam? Swallowing those muscle relaxer pills through the day to only have the tension return in a few hoursinstead of consulting a Health Quest Dr? How much wiser are we than my cuckoo Robin? What window are you and I crashing into?

God numbers the sparrows, so I know he counts and cares for the Robins along with we humans who act like bird brains occasionally. Just as he has given all creation free will, even you and I have the ability to continue to fly into the closed window or to choose another flight path. At Health Quest we are the health coaches like the air traffic controllers in O'Hares Tower. Our role is to help you determine the underlying cause of your symptoms and direct you to a new heading...One that leads to more peace, love, joy, health and freedom.

For HealthQuest Longevity Center...This is Dr. Dana Pletcher with the...Other Side of the Story.