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Time for Reflection

by Dec 18, 2020

The last half of the trimester has flown by! Week 15 of the trimester will always be a busy time for students, it’s the last week of classes which also means exam time. One thing that has helped me stay organized is purchasing a large calendar. I bought one of the desk-sized at a glance calendar and every month, I write out all my assignments, quizzes, papers, presentations, student council meetings and work shifts. Then every Sunday I review my obligations for the week so that I can stay on track. So, my tip is the more you have on your plate, the more you need to stay organized!


Since the last blog I had the last board meeting for the Student Council for 2020. Similarly, as the student representative for the Illinois Society of Acupuncturists (ILSA) we had our last virtual meeting of the year as well, and there are some great initiatives in the works! At both meetings we had a chance to discuss how the year went and shared goals for 2021.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), wintertime is associated with the water element, it’s a season of reflection, hibernation and stillness, which is equivalent to the cycles of nature. This year has been like no other, and most people have been given the gift of time. I hope people used that time to question and challenge societal constructs, reconsider their value systems, and hopefully investigate what truly brings them joy. One thing that I realized that I love about TCM, is that it values the unseen as much as the seen.

I’m sure that 2021 will be filled with surprises as well, hopefully we can all bring patience, innovation and our restored Jing with us. Happy Holidays everyone!


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Danielle Pureifory

Danielle Pureifory

My name is Danielle, and I am currently in my last trimester in the MSOM program here at NUHS – Illinois. I’m a travel addict, animal lover, and a hobby farmer who is passionate about helping the under-resourced community. I look forward to sharing my journey with you, and I hope you read something that inspires you to start your own journey.


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