Winter Bliss

I think most people in the Chicago area hate snow and winter in general. Unfortunately for them, we just got one foot of snow exactly when everybody was already thinking about spring and warmer weather.

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Feb 16, 2018 1:33:02 PM
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Two Weekends of Functional Medicine

First exams are here and I have no idea how all it’s going to go. All my classes are herbal and I’m still struggling with Chinese names. Even so, I decided to dig deeper into my functional medicine knowledge and had five days of brain and blood chemistry functional medicine training during the last two weekends.

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Feb 12, 2018 9:33:11 AM
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What It's Like Being a Student Blogger

It’s been a while since I started writing for the school’s blog and I thought maybe I should tell you a bit more about my experience. I haven’t counted how many blogs until now, or how many until I graduate, but I’m always enjoying the time when I have to write another post.

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Feb 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM
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A Night at the Movies

This past weekend, I took advantage of the calm before the storm (meaning no exams yet) and I ventured to downtown Chicago.

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Jan 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM
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Waiting for the spring

It’s been two years, and a bit more than four months since I started the master program. On one hand it seems like it was yesterday, on the other hand I’m starting to feel the saturation and miss having a “normal” life. I miss my evenings and the freedom and flexibility to do some of the things I like to do without having to go to classes till 10 p.m. almost every night. I miss not having to run around during weekends, because of all the things that need to be done before another week starts. I miss going to the movies, seeing friends, vacations without having to study, and so much more. Even if my body is not showing a lot of fatigue signs, my mind is definitely feeling the stress and needs more time to recover.

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Jan 19, 2018 8:08:00 AM
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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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