Plans for 2018

Finals started and that means this trimester is almost done. Before diving into studying, last weekend I flew for another training in Seattle. 

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Dec 8, 2017 8:34:00 AM
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Registration Time

I really don’t know how we’re already in Week 13… I feel like I’m still in Week 1 trying to see what my schedule looks like and getting used to the new classes. 

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Dec 1, 2017 8:33:00 AM
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Congee

With all the traveling and emotional turmoil that I have recently experienced, my body was starting to show signs of fatigue. I knew I had a bunch of finals and another 2 weeks of make-up shifts in the clinic during winter break, so I had to go back to taking my herbal tinctures, doing acupuncture on myself, and cooking nourishing foods.

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Nov 22, 2017 11:37:45 AM
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14 Hours in Istanbul

As you know, last week I had to fly back to Romania and be with my mom who had major surgery. The time I spent with mom in hospital was draining but priceless. I got to see her recovering a bit more every single day and was also able to put my knowledge at work.

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Nov 17, 2017 3:58:25 PM
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Another Challenge

Middle of last week I got a phone call letting me know mom was quite sick and prepped for surgery. Doctors weren't very optimistic about prognosis. Mom was scared, dad was even more terrified, and everybody thought she wouldn’t come out alive from the surgery block. 

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Nov 10, 2017 8:31:00 AM
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Life Happens

I never liked the expression, “Life Happens,” and always believed that we control our life if we plan accordingly. 

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Nov 3, 2017 8:37:00 AM
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Book Addiction

I’ve always loved to read. As a child, I was the one skipping playdates because I was what we call in Romanian “a bookcase mouse.” I remember all my summer vacations having 3-4 books by my bed and starting them all because one was never enough.

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Oct 27, 2017 10:03:29 AM
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To Use Herbs or Not to Use Herbs?

Not sure yet if I’ll stay and practice in Illinois, but it is good to know that legislation changed recently and now our scope of practice as oriental medicine practitioners includes nutritional counseling, supplements and much more.

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Oct 18, 2017 12:44:22 PM
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Fasting

Two weeks ago just before the first wave of exams, I was feeling a bit tired and realized it might be difficult for me to study and have good results with all that fatigue. My body didn’t seem to recover very well after all the traveling I did during the last month so I had two choices: finding the time to get acupuncture and hydro in the clinic, or just readjust my diet and allow my body to heal.

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Oct 13, 2017 3:00:00 PM
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Studying for Boards

The time has come to start thinking about boards. I am not really feeling anxious or stressed. In fact, the closer I get to graduation, the less the stress. I know for some of us it can be the opposite and boards and graduation can bring on so much anxiety, but I’m happy to say that it’s not my case, at least not right now. I might get a bit anxious right before I take boards, but right now I feel I can only study and everything will be OK.

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Oct 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM
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