Lisa Schweres is a woman who enjoys a motivational quote! In fact, she enjoys them so much that she offers up daily inspiration on the chalkboard of the waiting room of Chiropractic Life where she works as a Chiropractic Assistant.
This 'think positive' attitude makes her a perfect fit in the world of wellbeing and she loves nothing more than welcoming in new patients and watching on with pride as they reap the rewards of their health and fitness transformations.
When she's not at work, Lisa loves to spend time with her boyfriend Craig particularly when it comes to looking for new places to eat and drink. In fact, she is even planning a marathon that has stop-offs for wine drinking, eating oysters, ice-cream and steak. Sounds like our sort of run!
1. Tell us the weirdest / funniest thing that has ever happened to you at work?
I used to manage the pre-school department of a nursery and one day, a child came over to me and complained that something was bothering him in the knee area inside his trousers. I felt around it and I could feel something hard and small, I thought it was a Lego piece.
I kept shaking his trouser leg so it would fall out but it didn’t move so I pulled his trousers down just enough so I could reach his knee and I immediately felt the thing getting stuck to my finger. I pulled out my hand and both our faces were a picture when we saw a little ball of poop stuck to my finger nail. Luckily we both saw the funny side!
Seeing a patient walk in without a walking aid after 20 years of needing one and knowing we helped them accomplish this is simply amazing.
2. What signals the start of your days off?
A nice lie in followed by a long shower. I also love going for lunch on a Saturday. We usually try and find different places in and around Perth. We recently visited Uisge Bar and Restaurant in Murthly which served up fabulous food. Gloagburn Farm is an all-time favourite. Especially when the new piglets are out - oh my they are just adorable.
If I have a drink, it's usually during the day as I do quite like my full night's sleep. The Gin Bar and Grayson’s offer a nice relaxed atmosphere and a great variety of drinks.
3. What might people be surprised to know about you?
I don’t know. I think I’m very open about myself. I really hate clothes shopping but I love food shopping - although I’m an incredibly fussy eater.
4. What is at the top of your bucket list?
I really want to go and holiday in the Maldives. Or go back to Australia. I would actually love to live down under. I am also going to do the Marathon du Medoc in Bordeaux in September which is marathon through the vineyards of the region. You get to taste lots of different wines and try oysters, ice cream and steak. Running any races has never been on my bucket list but I think this one qualifies.
5. What is the worst job you’ve ever had?
I worked in a call centre for a few months when I needed a change of job. It was the worst experience I have made this far. People were just so rude on the phone. No one would speak to your face the way people were reacting on the phone. I have the upmost respect for anyone who can do the job longer than a few months. I was just too sensitive for it.
6. Who or what inspires you?
My boyfriend Craig. It sounds like a cliché but I have genuinely never met anyone kinder or more caring. He never puts himself first no matter what is going on in his life. He will always make sure that others are cared for first. Craig also has an incredibly open mind and a strong sense of equality for all. And if I ever need a role model for staying fit and healthy, even when I can’t be bothered, he will always bring the best out in me. Most days anyways!
7. Tell us about the day you’d love to live again?
I absolutely love, love, love my birthday! If you ask anyone that knows me, they will tell you that I start counting down the days three months before. It wouldn't be a specific birthday I’d live again, as long as I could be a birthday princess with all my family around me, I’d be so happy.
8. What’s the best part about your job?
I love when patients walk into the practice after they had a few weeks or months of treatments and they are just so proud about their achievements. Whether it's weight loss, gaining strength and mobility, being pain free again or whatever else they set themselves as a goal. Seeing a patient walk in without a walking aid after 20 years of needing one and knowing we helped them accomplish this is simply amazing.
9. Complete this sentence; the best things in life are….
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