Is chocolate therapy a thing? It should be. Because sitting here eating a piece of chocolate cake before starting the next shift of the day (the evening mommy shift) feels very therapeutic indeed.

When asked why we are here, author Anita Moorjani (Dying to be Me is a recounting of her experience as a terminally-ill patient who clinically died and came back cured, with a message for the world), jokes that we are here to eat chocolate.

Her point is that life is meant to be enjoyed and not taken so seriously. That is only part of her message of course and I would recommend reading the book for greater insight.

I don’t want to live in a world where it’s bad to eat chocolate. And I don’t want to feel guilty when I do. So if you’ll excuse me, I have some delicious cake to eat before going to pick up my son, walk the dog, make supper…get the importance of chocolate?

Side note: it is possible to enjoy chocolate while keeping it healthy! The cake I am enjoying now is made with unrefined, sprouted stone-ground local flours and maple syrup as a sweetener. It even contains a vegetable (I will let you guess).