Yesterday I had an opportunity to shadow Dr. Michael Smith, ND: The founder of Carolinas Natural Health Center in Charlotte, NC and past-president of the North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Along with my long list of questions that Dr. Smith was so willing to answer, I was deeply encouraged by the small sampling of the patients … Continue reading Networking in Charlotte, NC II
The name “Kyle Wright” has been sitting on my desk, written on a sticky note, for the past 6 months. A respected massage therapist (and new friend of mine) told me about him months ago. I researched this profound massage therapist during my limited free time this past semester and continued to find myself intrigued … Continue reading Networking in Charlotte, NC
There have been so many embarrassing moments over this first year of naturopathic medical school. As always, I’ll share for your personal enjoyment : ) In anatomy we often draw on each other to ingrain muscle, nerve, and blood vessel locations in our heads. One morning, I got on the skytrain and noticed several people looking … Continue reading Embarrassing Catch-Ups
This morning I had a man try to convince me to go to “real med school”. This left me realizing that most people probably assume that naturopathic medical school is an easy version of med school. I can’t necessarily argue…because I have never attended a traditional med school however, our professors say that our program was … Continue reading Go To Real Med School
The most common question recently has been: “Why do you want to be a Naturopathic Doctor?” If only a one sentence answer would suffice. Unfortunately, my life doesn’t work that way…no, no,no…it’s much more exciting. So if you too are interested, please take a seat & make a cup of tea before reading this … Continue reading Why Do You Want To Be A Naturopathic Doctor?
One week ago I moved to my new home in Surrey, British Columbia…a train ride away from the infamous Vancouver. It has been exciting figuring out how to use the public transportation and find the cheapest groceries. Although I am loving it here so far, I can truly say it has been one of the … Continue reading Welcome to British Columbia
We did it! Well…almost. We made it to Devil’s Fork Gap instead of Spivey. I have always been told “never quit” however, with age also comes wisdom. Seeing that I could not bend my right knee anymore, we opted to end the trip a few miles short to prevent further damage. Thank you Keri for … Continue reading Appalachian Trail: Day 10