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One thing the fire department WON’T help you with

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One thing the fire department WON’T help you with (There are actually a lot of things they won’t help with) Good morning, New Day lovelies!  Today I want to discuss something very important with you that has come up in numerous conversations I have had with you, our community members.  Have you ever been in a car accident of any type?  Many, if not most of you, have.  And if you haven’t, surely you know someone who has. Despite the fact that there was an accident, many folks are out there walking around with the impression that this trauma had little or no impact on their spine and nervous system.  Maybe because they “walked away without a scratch,” or maybe because they didn’t have pain immediately after the accident, or maybe because the pain or problem they are having now doesn’t seem linked to this event in any obvious way, ... ...Read More...

What’s up with the music at New Day?

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What’s up with the music at New Day? If you’ve ever wondered. . .yes There is some method to the madness! Great morning to you, New Day community! In the spirit of using blogs as an opportunity to answer frequently asked questions about Network Care, chiropractic, and the office, I thought it would be fun to share with you about the music you listen to when you’re at the office getting adjusted. You may have noticed, at this point, that it can be pretty eclectic! Eclectic, but not random.  This isn’t like the music that just happens to come through the speakers in between segments on NPR. The music in the adjusting room is more than just “background music.” The music is key for helping set an energetic and emotional tone for healing during your adjustments.  I choose the music for the morning or afternoon based on several factors. Yes, my mood ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month for January 2018!

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Congratulations to Diana Z. our Practice Member of the Month for January 2018. Diana, we are so grateful for who you are, the progress that you continue to make, and the commitment you have made to your spinal health and wellness. You are making the world a better place! We honor you this month and thank you for being part of our New Day community! Diana Z. has been in care with Dr. Katie since September 2017. Why I came to New Day:   I met Dr. Katie in a personal development seminar this past summer. It was in her posture and calming influence that had me curious about the unique form of wellness care that she practiced.   My chiropractic results: My most favorite result from this care is having my body back! My awareness of my spinal tension and breath has allowed me to release a part of ... ...Read More...

From me, to we, to me. . .

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From me, to we, to me. . . Good morning and happy New Year, New Day!  Let’s have this be our best year yet! New year.  New day.  New you.  New me. As you have probably gathered by this point in knowing me and my office, I love “new”! 5 years ago when I was busily preparing to open my practice, it was all about the “new.”  Everything, from the business license I needed to obtain, to the website, to the paint on the walls, to the water dispenser was new, new, new.  I loved being lost in the momentum of things, my brain humming constantly about everything I could and should be doing to get ready to open my doors that April of 2013. Over the next 5 years, I mostly poured all of myself into my practice, because that’s what you do when you have a new business ... ...Read More...

It’s a choice

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It’s a choice Why do we limit ourselves? Good afternoon and happy holidays, New Day! I’m so excited to finally be sitting down to write a blog for you again! First I was busy preparing to go out of town.  Then, I was gone for a week at Tony Robbins “Date with Destiny” program.  And since then, I’ve been back in Chicago fighting my way through a TERRIBLE cold (ugh!!!).  These events have been occasion, as you can imagine, for all kinds of new awarenesses, a few of which I’ll share with you. First, let me tell you about the event.  6 days and 6 nights of jumping up and down, yelling, cheering, dancing, and intense personal growth work.  We would go until 1 or 2 in the morning, end up going to bed at 3:30AM, and wake up in the morning and do it all again.  It was an ... ...Read More...

Practice Member of the Month – December 2017!

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Congratulations to Joan C. our Practice Member of the Month for December 2017. Joan, we are so grateful for who you are, the progress that you continue to make, and the commitment you have made to your spinal health and wellness. You are making the world a better place! We honor you this month and thank you for being part of our New Day community! Joan C. has been in care with Dr. Katie since April 2016 Why I came to New Day:   I first heard about Dr. Katie through a networking event at New Day. I was so impressed by her passion for her work and the impact that I saw it had on her practice members. I also loved that by donating to a good cause I had the opportunity for a free assessment!   My chiropractic results: Since working with Dr. Katie I noticed that my ... ...Read More...

What makes “the holidays,” “the holidays”?

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What makes “The Holidays” “The Holidays”? Tips for creating the mood with Young Living essential oils Happy December, New Day oils enthusiasts! What makes the holidays so special?  Ask that question to 10 people and you’re likely to get 10 different answers. But the common thread in those 10 different answers is likely to be that it’s a mood.  It’s a feeling.  A feeling of magic and “specialness.” Essential oils are so perfect for setting a mood and creating a magical feeling of specialness! If thinking of the holidays instantly brings to mind for you the scent of cinnamon, clove, pine, and orange, using essential oils is a the perfect way to help set the holiday mood for you and your guests!  Diffuse a little Frankincense as well to bring even more holiday magic into the mix. But there’s also another way that essential oils can accentuate the mood of “specialness.” Did ... ...Read More...

Does everyone need chiropractic care?

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Does everyone need chiropractic care? And if so, should they all be in care at New Day? Your questions– answered! Good afternoon, New Day! Sometimes as chiropractors, we are seen as being overly simplistic in a world where complexity is highly valued. On television medical dramas the doctor who can uncover the the disease diagnosis (at the last minute, of course) is the hero.  And the more obscure the disease diagnosis and the greater amount of detective work that can go into putting it all together, the better. You never saw Dr. House check the heel tension and palpate the upper cervical spine of a patient and say, “There are indicators for adverse mechanical cord tension at C1.  Let’s adjust him so that his brain has the best opportunity possible to express health through the nerves, and THEN see if he needs surgery.”  It might make for a more exciting ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month for November 2017!

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Congratulations to Elizabeth H., our November 2017 Practice Member of the Month! We are so grateful for who you are, the progress that you continue to make, and the commitment you have made to your spinal health and wellness. You are making the world a better place! This month, we honor you! Elizabeth H. has been in care with Dr. Katie since July 2017 Why I came to New Day: I am a highly sensitive person and since childhood have been riddled with anxiety around things I cannot control. This caused an abundance of stress to build in my body and I’ve experienced physical tension, pain, and headaches regularly since my early teens. I sought Dr. Katie’s help in July 2017 because I was looking to eradicate these feelings of stress and anxiety that were really interfering with my quality of life. My body was consistently operating in “fight or flight” ... ...Read More...

They are the world, they are the future

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They are the world. . . They are the future. . . When it comes to the need for spinal care, there may be someone you’re forgetting about! Great day to you, New Day community! When I was a kid growing up in the 1980s, I remember seeing a commercial on tv that confused me.  It was Sally Struthers promoting a campaign to “save the children.”  Some of you may remember this was part of a larger relief effort for parts of Africa struck by famine.  This was a pressing enough topic at the time that Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie wrote a song about it. I remember on one occasion, after seeing one of these commercials, I turned and asked my mom a question, genuinely confused. “What about the grown-ups?  Why don’t we save them?” My mom, with an amused look on her face, explained to me that people generally care about helping children more than ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month for October 2017!

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Congratulations to Leo S., our October 2017 Practice Member of the Month! We are so grateful for who you are, the progress that you continue to make, and the commitment you have made to your spinal health and wellness. You are making the world a better place! This month, we honor you! Leo S. has been in care with Dr. Katie since October 2016 Why I came to New Day:   Leo: Because my mama made me. Leo’s mom, Cin S.: It’s been my experience that often, what’s going on with my body/mind/spirit is being mirrored in Leo’s body/mind/spirit. New Day has been an invaluable tool in my healing, so of course I want to share that with my son! My chiropractic results: Leo: I feel a lot taller. And when I’m playing baseball, I feel like I can hit the ball a lot harder. Leo’s mom, Cin S.: He seems ... ...Read More...

What the world needs now, is ________, sweet ________

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What the world needs now, is ________, sweet ________ Is it love?  Is it chiropractic?  Is it something else??? Good morning, beautiful New Day! It doesn’t take a genius to notice that the world could use some more love right now.  News headlines speak of senseless violence and antagonism, harassment and violation, and easily invoke a sense of frustration, fear, or just annoyance. Not only that, but so much of the way our daily lives are organized at this point, from getting through traffic, to getting through the day at work, to having enough money to pay the bills, is in a way that can easily solidify our sense that life is a struggle.  A struggle that we endure alone. There’s no question, the world needs more love.  But where will we get it from? It’s always been important to me to organize my life around doing what I think ... ...Read More...

Special Opportunity!

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Special Opportunity! Looking for ways to grow? Energy rich experiences? An opportunity to engage in Network Care at a deeper level? A special opportunity for a select group? If you think this might be you, read on! Good morning, New Day!  I know it’s not typical that I would reach out to you again so soon, but I have a good reason.  There is a lot going on right now– in all of our lives, and in the life of New Day! Rarely, and increasingly rarely over the past 2 years, have I had the opportunity to offer a day-long healing intensive for our most dedicated, enthusiastic practice members.  Your regular care– coming in routinely to get your brain and body functioning at the highest level possible– is the bedrock of your health and wellness. An intensive serves a different function. Intense, concentrated, powerful experiences allow us to raise our baseline ... ...Read More...

Meet Dr. Virginia! (Just in case you were thinking New Day is all about me)

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Good evening, New Day! Good morning, New Day! What is New Day, really? It would be easy to look at our website, emails, marketing, and take away that the experience at New Day is all about me. And in some ways it makes sense that it should seem that way. I created this business based on my own vision and ideas, and I use imagery and explanations that are true to my highest vision for chiropractic and Network Care. For example, the image of the sun, sunlight, and the concept of newness have always inspired and appealed to me (must be the Aries in me). In such ways, New Day has been a logical extension of myself. And then there’s the experience in the practice. I am the one you have your experience of Network Care through. There are some practice members who have had Network Spinal Analysis in other cities ... ...Read More...

Meet Tammy, newest member of our New Day team!

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Even though you may have already met in person at New Day, or outside of New Day, I wanted to take a moment to formally introduce you to our newest New Day team member!  She may be a new, or a familiar face 🙂 Tammy started her care over a year ago, and I have always known her to be a thoughtful, caring, and intelligent person.  In addition to working part time as an energy healer, she also is a gifted writer and has her own writing business.  Because of these qualities, I knew she would be a great addition to the front office, and has been helping us on Saturdays and covering for Amber. Here, Tammy shares her answers to some questions to help you get to know her more. How were you first introduced to New Day? My friend Joe from church invited me to one of the ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month – September 2017!

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Congratulations to Katie S., our  September 2017 Practice Member of the Month! We are so grateful for who you are, the progress that you continue to make, and the commitment you have made to your spinal health and wellness. You are making the world a better place! This month, we honor you! Katie S. has been in care with Dr. Katie since May 2017 Why I came to New Day:   I was referred to Dr. Katie by my sister who kept telling me how amazing her experience had been.  I was feeling the worse back pain I’ve ever felt after years of on/off mild back pain.  I was at a point where I couldn’t do my normal activities or even sit for periods of time.  I needed help after years of self-treating and pretending like the pain would just go away by treating the symptoms and not the cause.   It ... ...Read More...

What happens when chiropractic “meets the press”?

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What happens when chiropractic “meets the press”? A chiropractor’s comments about a New York Times article about chiropractic Good morning, New Day! Last week I became aware of an article about chiropractic that was published in The New York Times this past May (not sure why I didn’t know about this until now!)  It’s not every day the chiropractic gets ANY press (let alone good press).  This article is noteworthy because the main message is at least somewhat favorable concerning the benefits of chiropractic. Despite the relatively lukewarm tone of the article and decidedly limited perspective it shares, any story coming from a major news source that helps the public learn more about the life changing, money saving benefits of chiropractic care is a major victory! The article, titled “For Bad Backs, It May Be Time to Rethink Biases About Chiropractors, can be seen here: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/05/01/upshot/for-bad-backs-its-time-to-rethink-biases-about-chiropractors.html?mcubz=1&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com It is important for me, as ... ...Read More...

When you experience better, DO better

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When you experience better, DO better Make a decision to be in the game Good day, New Day community! We’ve all probably heard the quote, “When you know better, do better.” According to the internet, this quote can be traced to Maya Angelou.  The idea, at it’s most simple, is not to let the “I don’t know” hold you back from taking action and moving forward in your life. It is in that process of boldly moving forward and experiencing yourself as powerful that we learn what needs to be learned and make the necessary course corrections. So often, I meet people who want to get better– whether that means getting better sleep, being more productive, feeling less pain and tension, etc– but they stop themselves from moving forward with a plan that’s being recommended because they “don’t know ______” (insert whatever it is that typically stops them from taking action). “I ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month – August 2017

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Congratulations to Dan L., our August 2017 Practice Member of the Month! We are so grateful for who you are, the progress that you continue to make, and the commitment you have made to your spinal health and wellness. You are making the world a better place! This month, we honor you! Dan L. has been in care with Dr. Katie since July 2015 Why I came to New Day:   When I found New Day I was going through a divorce and at a point in my life that I knew I needed to make serious changes. Something bigger was driving me to find anything I could to get my life back on track. I came across someone talking about Network Care (Network Spinal Analysis), and I look into it a little bit more online and it sounded like something I needed. I was open to trying something new for ... ...Read More...

What if my problem is too serious for Network Care?

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What if my problem is too serious for Network Care? Why you can’t afford to quit the financial literacy class Good morning, sunshines! I’m sure there are plenty of times when it’s easy for all of us to pat ourselves on the backs for being proactive in our health and wellness.  When we go to the gym or eat a kale salad, we know we are doing something for ourselves that will help us not just now, but in the future.  Similarly, by investing in care for your spine and nervous system through chiropractic, you get to feel good now and you are making an investment in yourself that research shows pays off in the long term, in terms of lower medical bills, medication use, and the like. But what happens when the going gets tough?  We wake up and find ourselves in extreme pain and don’t know why.  We ... ...Read More...
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