Right now, I'm supposed to be making this cake for my book club tonight.
It's a crazy crepe-layer cake.
I know. I know. I have to make a ton of crepes, so I better make this post quick.
I'm procrastinating too. When I'm tired I do that. Don't we all?
I'm a huge procrastinator.
It took me a while to just admit that, accept it, and just damn well embrace it.
I procrastinate, but I also work HARD.
The point is, I'm supposed to start making these crepes for this crazy awesome and insanely delicious cake, and I'm also really really tired.
It's that time of year. Christmas, end-of-the-year insanity, kids driving me crazy asking me if they can have what feels like everything in the world, and a husband who is acting like The Grinch.
Still, even with this tiredness, all is pretty damn good.
One of my practice members who has had AMAZING results from her regular chiropractic adjustments has also noticed her son's major improvements from his adjustments.
She told me, "You know what, Dr MaryAnne? My son was skipping to school this morning. And after school. Skipping!"
This is a boy who shuffled in pain to school because he has problems with his feet and ankles, and who has had months of physio to help remedy the problem.
This mum was so happy, her face lit up, while she was telling me this about her son.
All mums know that feeling. All we want is for our children to feel GOOD and HAPPY, with no worries in life.
My children are very happy and healthy, and everyday I'm so grateful for that. I know it's also because of how I teach my kids what health means and that we are always fully responsible for who we are, how we feel, why we do things, and what our purpose is.
Sure, that sounds like heavy stuff, but you can always talk to kids about anything. Just make it simple.
There are many people who, when they start coming to my office, share that one of the biggest challenges is juggling everything in life, balancing their activities, and managing their priorities.
For a parent - it's crazy intense most of the time. I get it.
And, as a mum, it's super crazy intense. Most of the time.
All of my mum friends say the same thing. We can all relate to the divide between kids, partner, and work. Plus other random stuff that inserts somewhere in there.
I'm constantly speaking to mums who are maxed-out at full stress levels, with tension so high that they feel they have no reserves, and nothing more to give.
How does one cope in that state?
When you get to that point, things are generally shit. It's hard to feel grounded and peaceful when you have no escape or even no knowledge on where to get that release.
For me, I know that chiropractic in my life - regular adjustments - keeps me going.
Sometimes I feel like I've got 10 things going on at once (and yeah, I do feel the crazy tension), and it's doable. I wouldn't want to do things like this all the time. But when they do get stupid crazy, I can cope.
Of course, there are some other important factors that help me, but the one thing that I couldn't be without are my regular chiropractic adjustments.
Those are essential for me.
So yeah, I'm really tired right now, and I have to make this crepe cake (because I promised my book club ladies I'd make something fabulous), but I know I'll enjoy doing it, it'll give me pleasure, and I'll be able to recuperate and rest later on feeling good after a solid productive day.
See you at your next adjustment!
— Dr Baker MaryAnne