Waking up and smelling the roses

Each new person that walks into my practice seeking help has to be regarded as the most important person to me in that moment.

I have to look at it that way.

Just for those 60 minutes of 100% attention from me to listen and hear what they share with me, and to know what their situation is, why it's happening, and how to proceed is critical in helping that person.

In my 20 years of practicing chiropractic, being a chiropractor in Manhattan, meeting many people over the years, and now having my wellness practice here in London, it's amazing to me how each person is a whole brand new set of interesting and complex series of experiences and stories which contribute to who each human being is.

And this is what I love about what I do.

I don't think I'll even tire of this; ever stop loving helping people.

It's why I do it, and what drives my purpose.

In my practice, sometimes the flow of the adjusting room moves quietly, calmly, smoothly, and zen-like.

Sometimes it's full of kids, loud, happy, curious, exploratory, and lots of energy.

And what I love is connecting with each and every person that comes in for an adjustment.

Some of that includes people just smiling, saying hi, having their adjustment, breathing in and out deeply, taking their time, saying thank you, and then, "see you next week".

And sometimes it's a person sharing what's been changing since they've started the regular adjustments.

Just the other day, one of my lovely new practice members, on her third week in care, shared with me something amazing. She said, 

I was walking my dog in the park yesterday and for the first time in nearly 10 years, I felt relaxed and in-the-moment. All I could notice around me were the trees, the sun, the green grass, and walking with my dog taking my time.

How does one go through a decade and not feel relaxed where they couldn't notice what's around them?

I sat there listening to her telling me this, and I was trying to imagine what that must have been like for her.

And the interesting part about it is that you would never know that about her. She's a bubbly, smiley, sweet, kind, and wonderful woman. For someone who doesn't manage to relax much, she has done a good job in covering that up.

As she shared this with me, I could tell that this was very new and unfamiliar to her - this sense of calmness in her mind. She was pleasantly amazed. 

People's lives are transformed as a result of the regular chiropractic adjustments. I want that for everyone who walks into my practice. I want that so badly for everyone.

We all know that change can be scary.

Being comfortable doesn't go hand in hand with change. 

Lots of times it's quite painful. Physically painful.

And many people put up with that pain for YEARS. 

When a person lets themselves become receptive to change, many possibilities open up.

It's awesome to help and watch it happen.

See you all next week!

— Dr Change-Love


MaryAnne ShiozawaComment