Family Fun

January has been filled with surprises thus far! It is going to be an interesting year! I couldn't get through it without the help of my family. I know I talk about them a lot, but getting two doctorates is not an easy task. Having the love and support of my family makes it all better.

I can't believe that we will be counting down the days I have left at NUHS together. It's been a long time and let me tell you, I AM READY! :) I don't know if I am 100% ready to tackle the world full force yet, but I am ready to finally get out of this "student" status and try. I always feel so jealous when my husband gets to come home and talk about his workday while I have numbers to accomplish, boards to pass, and sanity to keep. It has definitely been an interesting ride--this school thing. I can't say that I've always tried my best or given my all, but I think I did what I could with what I had.

The best part of school is learning little things here and there that you can share with your family--not just the nutrition stuff or supplements, but learning about therapies that are available to the public! Before NUHS, I'd never heard of ear candling before. It's an old method to utilize a "candle" to act like a vacuum to remove any excess cerumen (wax) in your ear. It's painless and actually quite relaxing.

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My brother using an ear candle with his wife.

Well, my family came over this weekend to share a meal with us and just hang out. We decided to bust open our ear candles to try! It was hilarious just watching everyone in my family try this one by one and fall asleep while holding the candle in their ear! We all had to be the "watch dogs" so that they wouldn't accidently let go! (ha ha) It was fun to share a little bit of what I get in school with them and they loved it!

My family always hears me complain and complain about how tired I am all the time or how overwhelmed I am, so finally they get a glimpse into the fun stuff we get to learn about! To clarify, we don't do ear candling in the clinic, but we learn about it briefly!

I'm off to clinic now and counting down the days--a little less than 90 days until you can call me a naturopathic physician!

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