We often get comments on the name of our wellness clinic … Two Roads. What’s up with two roads? What does it mean? Good question! I’m glad you asked!
I’d like to shine some light on the name of our clinic, the inspiration it was born from, and purpose and direction it gives us while working with our patients.
The idea of Two Roads originally came from two sources. … I know, ironic right?! The first source is the poem by Robert Frost written in 1916 called “The Road Not Taken.”
“I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Though this poem has been called “one of the most misunderstood poems,” the meaning we took from this poem and apply to our practice is the fact that we all have choices to make in life.
We have all been to the “fork in the road” and been face to face with a tough decision:
Do I go to this college or that one?
Do I date the cheerleader or the hipster?
Do I eat a kale salad or the candy bar?
So many choices to make! Though some of these decisions have minimal impact on our lives, we’ve learned those small daily choices add up to influence who we are today. Each decision is so important!
That brings me to our second inspiration which came from a book called “The Road Less Traveled” by M. Scott Peck. His book is about making those hard decisions with discernment by choosing the road that brings the most growth and creates the most purpose toward becoming what is called, “self-actualized” or “your best self.”
We try to live out this principle in our own lives at Two Roads.
We are each faced with hard decisions every day. We try to apply this in a holistic manner when we make decisions about our health, relationships, time, finances … and the list goes on and on! We are strong believers in “treating the whole person: body, mind, and spirit” for this very reason. Each decision we make in one area of our lives affects the other areas of our lives.
To ignore one area is to miss an opportunity to become “your best self.”
We know we all have freedom and that freedom can destroy our lives or help us become our best. Our goal is to help each of our patients make those hard decisions between “helpful” and “hurtful” to live their best lives possible, also.
If you are ready to “find the path that makes a difference in your life,” please contact us today! You can find us on Facebook, on our website at www.tworoadswellnessclinic.com or call us at (217) 651-6801. We are looking forward to encouraging, inspiring, and walking with you on your road of life.