Common vs. Normal

I had the chance to be a part of an awesome event this past weekend with other local health/ wellness businesses and local shops.

While I was there I realized a common theme between the majority of the people that came up to my table.

Most of them were in this place of believing that the common things that they had become used to experiencing were actually normal.

I’ll give you an example when I was talking to this young woman she was telling me that she had been experiencing pain for years. Not just a little ache, but debilitating pain for the better part of 20 years!!!

As I talked with her it was very apparent that she knew that there was something not right about this, but she said in a few different ways that she basically learned how to live with this pain.

My heart sunk for her. I immediately went back to my back injury and how painful that was for 10 days. I can’t even begin to imagine what that would be like for 20 plus years.

I looked her in the eyes and told her “you are not broken. There is nothing wrong with you. You were meant to live an amazing life, doing the things you love, and loving life from the moment you were born to your very last breath.”

It may be common to live with pain, the inability to sleep, lack of motivation, not be able to focus, stressed out…


For kiddos to not latch during breastfeeding, get regular ear infections, battle constipation, not sleep, be colicky, or to miss milestones.

Just because it is common DOES NOT mean that it is normal!

As I stated above, you and your family were designed to be WILDLY HEALTHY at every point in life.

That is normal!

That normalcy is governed by your nervous system. Specifically, the brain and spinal cord which coordinate and control all of the functions that allow you and your family to be healthy.

When they are functioning at their best, so are you!

It has been shown that the chiropractic adjustment has positive effects on the brain because of its intimate relationship with the spine. Researcher, Dr. Heidi Haavik, has shown in her research that the prefrontal cortex is what benefits the most from an adjustment.

This part of the brain is located at the front of your head and has roles in behavior, memory, and attention, goal-directed tasks, connection to others, and decision making.

With the care provided at VIBE, we are able to restore balance to your nervous system and allow you and your family to live with more connection, vibrancy, and health!

Zach Thomas