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Love Bomb Report: Interview Number Two With Jay Komarek

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Jay Komarek at “Work” Freeing Life through Chiropractic

Jay Komarek is the spiritual cowboy of chiropractic.  He is as researched in his science as he is in the philosophical applications of the art of chiropractic.  With a 30 year career “behind” him and a family of chiropractors that ranges 3 generations, he ever maintains his present inquiry into the art of living, and life expressed as a chiropractor.  Why the cowboy?  Because he can be found, on any given day, giving of his service in barns all around the world to horses, and the people who love them.

I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Jay for an interview in San Francisco.  Though at any time interviewing Jay to gain insight into his years of experience would be fruitful, for me it was ever more meaningful as he fills in some of the heart of our story with Love Bomb.

Love Bomb is as much about personal transformation through service as it is about service in family, and service in love.  One of my “team” members in the film is my love, and Jay’s son, Austin Komarek.

Jay shared with us some of the stories of what it is like growing up as a child in a chiropractic family, as well as bringing in children like Austin into a chiropractic lifestyle.  Austin learned much from growing up inside of his dad’s practice and seeing his family members serving masses of people.  One of his pivotal experiences was being in Panama at age 13 on an international service trip with his dad.

This coming of age tale is a pivotal part of the “why” we reveal for Austin’s desire to serve “The Big Idea” of chiropractic.  It also marks a historic international service trip that in chiropractic circles is like a legend of what it is like to serve outside of the educated mind, as an expression of the innate united with universal.

How did this first trip, 20 years in to his career as a chiropractor, change Jay and his style of practice?  How did it spark Austin?  What was it like to find out, 10 years later, that his son had made that decision to follow in his father’s footsteps by serving life as a chiropractor?

Through our interview with Jay we start to see how this chiropractic thing is far more calling than career.  A calling that unites us.  We also hear the beautiful descriptions of how the art of the adjustment, like a “love bomb”, ignites the potential for change in the recipient- instantaneously, and how the delivery of this adjustment is as much a scientific act as it is a spiritual act.

For those who want to learn more about the character of Jay Komarek and his art, see how you can be involved in the documentary feature film currently in production about his life and art through animal chiropractic.

Life, Adjusted. 

P.S.  The family link of cowboys and horses is a beautiful fascination for me.  Watching Jay work, and now Austin, is a strange parallel to the legends I grew up with about my grandfather “Cowboy Joe” and the famous stunts that he was in as a Hollywood Cowboy.  There is such beauty in the connection of the web of life.  xo

Grandpa Joe Yrigoyen, Old Western Stuntman


Author: Dr. Rhea

Dr. Rhea Zimmerman Komarek Dr. Rhea Zimmerman Komarek is a chiropractor, pro-activist, and producer. Her mission of igniting people to their vitality, gifts, purpose, and passion is the driving force behind her practice, Blossom Chiropractic Studio, humanitarian organization, Blossom Life Projects, mind/body retraining CD, “Breathe Love,” and feature documentary in production, “Love Bomb.” Many believe she is on her way to becoming a significant inspirational leader. Her methods of using chiropractic and innate education have helped countless people overcome challenges and fully step into their lives. Her passion for bringing chiropractic care to those seeking to live their greatest human potential has led her to be as comfortable working with newborn babies, teenagers and seniors as she was in serving as the team chiropractor for the Bontrager Livestrong Pro Cycling Team during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Her dedication to a life of loving service and a vision of human beings living in harmony beyond differences in nationality, language, and other artificial barriers led her to participate in chiropractic service trips to El Salvador and Brazil and to create and lead similar projects in India and Peru. As her service at home she volunteers for The Pathway Home, a six month rehabilitation and healing program created for combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan recovering from PTSD. Dr. Rhea currently resides in Napa, CA, where she welcomes new clients to her practice. On occasion, she can be spotted barefoot running the trails throughout the valley with her big black Goldendoodle Bloom or savoring a glass of red wine at one of the many local restaurants.

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