There's no way I can fit in work without any play! This week has
been a huge blessing.
Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays since I've met
Ryan! It's just an excuse to go eat a fancy dinner and watch a
romantic movie. Everyday is Valentine's Day for us but we always
get to pick a place that's more expensive than we would normally
eat at and just enjoy the day!
Well my cousin, Rosie, is probably the biggest fan of this
"Hallmark holiday" and always throws a big get together every year!
Her theme this year was "Red Carpet" and it was so much fun to
dance the night away and spend time with friends and family. I also
got to spend the day in the city with my two best friends Maria and
Rosie, which is long overdue. Eating "good eats," walking and
window-shopping, and catching up was definitely what we all
My cousin Rosie and I at her Red
Well, when I came home, I realized I had a lot of work to do. I
had to work on my Grand Rounds presentation, which consisted of
sifting through tons of research articles, ten or so books, and
surfing the internet for more resources. It is not anywhere close
to being done but I will be spending my day off (President's Day)
working on it all day! It definitely has been a learning experience
since I picked such a difficult topic but I am excited to share it
with my colleagues next week! The title of my presentation is
"Dream catching: reaching your inner healer." I will let you know
how it goes!
Then on top of the Grand Rounds topic, I got an email from Dr.
Solecki concerning my case study report I worked on with him on a
patient about a year ago. It has been published and accepted for
poster presentation at the Sports Symposium but now it is being
reviewed for another presentation in Portland, Oregon! However,
that means I have more corrections to make, which I will be working
on today, as well.
It's so important in our profession to not only graduate, pass
board exams, and get licensed but to contribute! Many things that
"Complementary and Alternative Medicine" practitioners use as
modalities do not always get published so sometimes modalities we
choose to use, we know work, but the public can be skeptical. Case
studies are the place to start. It's an isolated event that can
examine the success of a treatment you have done with a patient
that may have been more complex but it can encourage more research
on it or can encourage other practitioners to try your treatment
modalities. It's exciting that Dr. Solecki and I have been accepted
by multiple presentations, and I can't wait until I put more effort
in the case study to get it published into a medical journal.
Well hope you all enjoyed time with your loved ones during this
LOVE week but remember, Valentine's Day is everyday!