Snow Day!

Winter is by far my favorite time of year. Growing up only a stone's throw from the border of Chicago, and then settling in the city proper to raise my own family, I have never known anything but Chicago winters. Living in the Chicago area, we are promised at least one good snow day every winter. While not everyone loves this, personally I am a big fan of the snow. Weather like this always leaves me feeling very nostalgic; there are so many memories of running around with the neighborhood kids, snow forts, and snowball fights that it tends to leave me in better spirits. So the news of the big snowfall on Friday made my day, not to mention my children's, who were even more excited than I was to have to have their first snow day off of school!

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Feb 16, 2018 1:41:49 PM
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Midterms, Mom-guilt, and the Moon

Let me just preface this whole blog post by admitting that I am pretty much the farthest thing that you could find from being a parenting expert. In spite of that, I found that this last week, thoughts about how I could be a better parent had me somewhat preoccupied. Whenever any of our assessment periods roll around, I tend to feel pretty awful about the job that I am doing in rearing these two little people. The feeling usually comes about with every comment that I make to my children about how I need to get some studying done when they would like me to take them somewhere or play a game. While I try to do the bulk of my work after they are in bed, it doesn't always pan out that way. Mom-guilt is a very real thing. This month has been especially rough with all of the board exam preparations on top of everything else. With all of the tasks that pull me from spending time with them, I have been looking for small things that we can share. In an ideal world, when my kids look back at this period of time in their lives, I hope that they will have plenty of memories filled with fun.

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Feb 12, 2018 9:21:46 AM
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Mixing It Up at the Tri Mixer

With every new term, there are a series of events that the student council plans in order to foster a greater sense of unity in our school community. The week before last, we had the club lunch, where all of newer students got to meet the members of our on-campus groups and figure out if they would like to be involved, all while eating tasty food from a local restaurant.

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Feb 2, 2018 8:04:00 AM
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Part 1 Boards

Well, it's all over for now. 

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Jan 26, 2018 8:02:00 AM
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New Tri, New Phase, New Year

Editor's Note: Welcome to our new chiropractic student (Illinois) blogger, Sarah Montesa!

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Jan 19, 2018 9:34:13 AM
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New Blogger Introdution: Sarah Montesa

Hello everyone! My name is Sarah, and I have been a student on the NUHS Lombard campus since Fall of 2014.Right now, I am pursuing dual degrees in Chiropractic and Oriental Medicine. Being in two programs, I regularly joke about how that means that I never go home. While there is some truth in that statement, I have found a home here at National as sappy as that may sound. This plunge that I have taken into the world of academia has been one of my most challenging endeavors to date, and I don’t think I would have been as successful as I have been without a community like this one. In the Chiropractic program, I am just beginning to make an exciting transition into phase II, clinical sciences. This is the point in where we really get to start putting all of the basic science knowledge we’ve acquired to the test. In the Oriental medicine program, I am gearing up to begin seeing patients next trimester.

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Jan 12, 2018 8:02:00 AM
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Swan Song

Most everyone wants to improve the world. The thing is, people have different points of view on what’s wrong with the world and how to fix it. Some try to appeal to the masses via social media, trolling and debating those with different points of view, slowly trying to inculcate them with their own world view. Some plead, some form grandiose arguments, others decay into bombastic rhetoric, virtually beating others into silence. Some people try to instigate change through community action and becoming involved in local politics. Others work with charity. Whatever approach is used, I have no doubt that it comes from a place of passion – a heart aching at the state of the world.

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Dec 15, 2017 2:06:24 PM
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Job Searching

OK, so I’m beginning to understand the difficulty inherent to finding a practice that will be the “perfect fit.” Or even a good fit. The first thing I’ve really had to clarify with myself is the question of how I want to practice. Which aspects of practice are priorities to me and which aspects I’m willing to to compromise on.

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Dec 8, 2017 8:31:00 AM
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Thanksgiving

The time of year is once again upon us, in which we are inundated with family parties and travel. A time of year fraught with gift-giving and unity. A time of year during which I think it’s easy to get lost in the festiveness of it all and forget to truly give thanks. To actually focus on everything you have in your life to be thankful for. I sat down and really thought about all I have to be thankful for and it was a humbling experience, considering the amount of things I tend to complain about.

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Nov 22, 2017 8:46:00 AM
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Part IV (Part Two)

Let’s just say that Friday boards segued into quite a night... and afternoon of celebration for completing the “easy” day of boards. If celebration seems a little premature, it’s because it was. We were far too excited to be sharing this experience together that we got a little ahead of ourselves with festivities. Although, I must say that we did get some group studying in during the afternoon. It was short-lived, but we used our time efficiently.

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Nov 17, 2017 8:42:00 AM
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