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Are they curious? Desperate? Lucky?

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Are they curious? Desperate? Lucky? Or some combination of all 3?? Happy holidays, New Day! By the way, you can probably tell based on our new photography (above) how much we like cold wintry weather (not very much at all!). I was thinking recently about how for most of our practice members, as well as for myself, we stumbled upon Network Spinal and New Day seemingly by accident.  Through either curiosity, desperation, luck, or some combination of these, we found our way to this care. For me, it was definitely all 3! It’s amazing to me when I really stop to consider all the things that had to happen previously in my life for me to have stumbled upon this care.  It’s even amazes me to stop and consider all the things that had to happen to lead to my sitting here, writing to you right now!  I never could have ... ...Read More...

Introducing you to our Practice Member of the Month for November 2018!

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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! Ali C. has been in care with Dr. Katie since August 2018 Why I came to New Day:   I have been on a healing journey for quite some time now. I have had physical and emotional “issues” that I have been working on. I had severe pain in my left shoulder blade, that distracted me from life at times.  I have also felt difficulty with feeling content. I set big goals and achieve them. In the past I was so focused on reaching my goals and setting new ones that I never slowed down to just enjoy. I ... ...Read More...

How has this helped me personally? My testimonial

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How has BEMER helped me personally? Check out my testimonial! Great morning, New Day! As you’ve been hearing and reading over the past few weeks, we are introducing a new addition to New Day, something with an amazing capacity to assist you in your health, energy, and aliveness.  Starting at the end of this week, you will be able to try BEMER for yourself. What I have not shared specifically, up until now, is my own personal testimonial for this medical device that increases the blood circulation through the blood vessels by up to 30 percent. Do you remember this past summer when I went to the Tony Robbins “Unleash the Power Within” event (with several others in the New Day community including our own Diana Z!)? You may also remember, or maybe not because I wasn’t telling everyone, that I burned my foot doing the fire walk on the ... ...Read More...

BEMER FAQs– your questions answered!

BEMER FAQs– your questions, answered! Me, demonstrating a BEMER session at it’s new home in the New Day adjusting room What is BEMER? BEMER is a medical device. It’s a mat that you lay on that plugs into a machine. It improves the blood circulation in your body How does Bemer work? BEMER works by something called PEMF— it is a pulsed electromagnetic frequency.  The device produces a microcurrent that is experienced by laying on the B-Mat device, and/or using the B-Pad wrap.) What does Bemer do? Bemer improves the blood circulation in the body— in particular the capillaries and microvasculature, which are the tiniest blood vessels throughout your body, legs, and feet and make up 75 percent of your body’s circulatory system.   How would it help me? Since BEMER improves the blood circulation, and our bodies use blood to bring oxygen to the organs and tissues of the ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month for October 2018!

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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! Brigitte C. has been in care with Dr. Katie since April 2018 Why I came to New Day:   My friend Sonja told me about New Day over a year ago – but back then I was not ready to try something “extraordinary.” She told me about her experience at New Day describing it as “group healing” with “lots of emotions and tears,” and that was nothing I could envision for myself. Being emotional around others/strangers is tough for me. However, earlier this year, Sonja visited us and again mentioned Dr. Katie to me and how Network Care (NSA) ... ...Read More...

Despite my resistance, THIS won me over

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Despite my resistance, THIS won me over! BEMER has arrived Good morning, bright ones! As most of you know, I became a chiropractor through my experiences as a chiropractic patient.  Those experiences include the ones that inspired me, through Network Spinal and how the care impacted me in my life, as well as those experiences that DIDN’T inspire me to greater health, energy, and aliveness. And because it was the experience of Network Spinal (or rather, myself through that form of care), that is what I chose to emphasize in my practice. I have even had the experience over the past 5 years of meeting someone through business networking, telling them I’m a chiropractor, and having them ask me, “What else do you do in your office?”  As in, what other therapies and modalities do I employ.  To this I often respond (only half jokingly), “just the chiropractic.  What else ... ...Read More...

How should you get ready for your adjustments?

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How do you prepare for care? What should we be focusing on before, during, and after our adjustments? Fantastic morning to you, New Day!  I hope you are having a great week so far. Thanks, as usual, to my lovely practice members and their comments and questions, I have recently begun to more deeply consider what a person “should” be doing before, during, and after their adjustments. Now I know some of you might be reading this and are already becoming panicked (especially the “upholders” and the “obligers”– and if you don’t know what I mean by that CLICK HERE!).  Breathe!  This discussion is NOT going to leave you with that dreaded “I’ve been doing it wrong!” feeling.  This is actually a very energy rich topic that can be considered from multiple perspectives (far beyond what will be possible in this blog). Your care is a participatory process.  As in, ... ...Read More...

Health care vs self care

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Health care vs self care If all we needed was a chocolate bar and a bath. . . You guys!  And I know that you are not all men, but I like saying “you guys!” sometimes 🙂 I have wanted to write this blog for SUCH a long time.  It’s been on my mind. And then, last night, something happened to remind me to do this. I was chatting with some new acquaintances at an event here in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago, and we began discussing our mutual love of cute animal videos.  Specifically, if you’re interested, we discussed cross-species friendship videos (we post a lot of these on our New Day Facebook btw). One of the women said, half joking, “Watching those videos is my self-care!  I just need to watch them every day, and then I’m good!” We all had a laugh, of course, because we all agree that ... ...Read More...

Introducing Practice Member of the Month for September 2018!

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!   Rowan E. has been in care with Dr. Katie since June 2018 Why I came to New Day – written by my mom, Lisa:   Rowan came to New Day because I was under care the whole time I was pregnant with him.  I know that this care helped contribute to my having a healthy delivery, and helped so that he didn’t have a lot of trauma from or around his birth experience. I remember when I first was pregnant that my friends complained about back pain and sleeplessness, things like that, and this care really helped to ... ...Read More...

It’s so hard to say goodbye! A fond farewell to some of New Day’s brightest lights 

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It’s so hard to say goodbye! A fond farewell to some of New Day’s brightest lights  Good morning, New Day! It’s something I never really thought about when I first opened New Day.  Call me naive. But somehow I just thought that once I started taking care of someone, and Network Spinal became an important part of how they take care of their health, energy, and aliveness, that we’d just be in each other’s lives forever.  Yes, changing and growing together.  But more or less “happily ever after.” If you remember several months ago when we were installing our special wall in the adjusting room to honor the practice members who have been in care at New Day for 3 years or more, the question arose: “Why aren’t there more practice members who’ve been here for that long?” There’s one very real reason– people move away! And even though it ... ...Read More...

I’m not the wizard!

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I’m not the wizard And I’m not Glinda either! Good morning, New Day! I say it often, but what a difference perspective makes.  For example, last night I went out to dinner at a restaurant in Chicago where I once worked as a cocktail waitress (a short lived experience). Even though many years have passed, when I walked in I found that I suddenly and momentarily had access to the same emotions and had some of the same thoughts that I did at that time.  In that naive version of reality, I recall assuming that the owners of the restaurant were making money hand over fist, and were certainly very wealthy (as I probably thought that anyone who owned a restaurant would be). Looking at the place last night, from my present vantage point, it seemed hard to understand how they could even stay in business, what with all the ... ...Read More...

Introducing out Practice Member of the Month – August 2018!

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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! Anabella D. has been in care with Dr. Katie since May 2018 Why I came to New Day:   Prior to knowing anything about Network Care (NSA) I had been meditating and have been praying for healing. I was experiencing anxiety and stress, and pain in my body was keeping me from taking action. I was experiencing a sprained ankle and knee pain from 2 years ago, was an insomniac and then started getting headaches, neck pain, and wrist pain. I got massages and acupuncture but it didn’t make any of the pain go away. I was told by ... ...Read More...

Communities of disease vs communities of health

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Communities of disease vs communities of health Which ones do you belong to? Good morning, New Day! Community.  It’s the highest stage of Donny Epstein’s 12 Stages of Healing– when we are in a simultaneous state of giving and receiving and both energize and light us up equally. The quality of our communities defines our experience of health and life in so many realms.  When we are in a state of abundant energy and aliveness, we are able to experience our bodies as a community of energized parts that contribute to a whole that is greater than the sum of the parts.  When the community of our body is in trouble, we experience aches, pains, disease, illness, and separation. When we go to a place do we feel both energized and uplifted, AND the simultaneous ability to energize and uplift?  Or do we have a consistent experience of agitation, annoyance, ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month for July 2018!

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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! Jan T. has been in care with Dr. Katie since November 2017 Why I came to New Day:   Last summer, when I was visiting a friend in Philadelphia, I accompanied her to her Network chiropractor and he invited me to climb on a table and experience a treatment.  I immediately felt a strong change in my body and mood and asked for a referral in Chicago. He gave me Dr. Katie’s name and I was delighted to find out that this fabulous healer was just 10 minutes from my home! My chiropractic results: My time with Dr. Katie ... ...Read More...

I could no longer use the word _____________

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I could no longer use the word ______  Words create worlds! Great morning to you, New Day!  Happy summer! As you’ve probably noticed in your life, there is a cycle for everything.  Times for working hard.  And times for relaxing.  Times for building.  And times for consolidating. At New Day, we were in a cycle of building leading up to our 5 year anniversary party celebration in April.  After that was more of a time for relaxing and consolidating, until now.  Now, as some of you already know, we are beginning our annual careplan sale. The focus of our sale, which we started last year, is the cream of the crop of our New Day community; our practice members who are in ongoing care with us and have chosen having a healthy spine and nervous system over the long term as a necessary component of their health.  Participating in the ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month for June 2018!

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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! Ellen S. has been in care with Dr. Katie since March 2018 Why I came to New Day:   I’ve always had an interest in holistic medicine and I’ve experienced many different holistic modalities including 3 three types of chiropractic and have benefited from them all in some way or another. The common theme was that what seems like little things can make a BIG difference in health and healing, e.g.: – Thoughts were creating your world – Learning to love and appreciate self – Let go of what can’t control – Attitude – have fun, make it fun ... ...Read More...

Which of the 4 are you?

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Which of the 4 are you? I’m obsessed with this right now! Good morning, New Day community! I’m always surprised and impressed when you ask me questions like, “How was your trip?  You were in Utah at the Young Living Convention, right?”  I feel like I can barely remember my own schedule sometimes, and think it’s really thoughtful when you do 🙂 As I’ve been expressing to some of you since I got back to Chicago, the convention was great and Salt Lake City and Utah were AWESOME.  I would love to go back and enjoy Utah more in the future. So in some ways, I got what I was expecting to get out of the convention.  I was able to smell EVERY essential oil at the conference expo (jasmine blew my mind! but more on that later), I got to see one of the Young Living farms up close (the beauty ... ...Read More...

When you slip. . .

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When you slip. . . You slide? Greetings and salutations, New Day community! Have you ever noticed how when you start to slip, you never know it at the time? It’s only something you can see when you look back over the days and weeks. And suddenly it’s crystal clear.  You see it.  That moment you started to slip.  And it all started going downhill. I had an experience of this recently, when I began to realize that I hadn’t been working out as much as usual. Now, if you know me very well, you know that I am a staunch advocate and enthusiast of physical exercise!  And not just physical exercise, but making it a habit to exercise often and to challenge oneself in one’s workouts.  The effects on physical, emotional, and mental health, and just the energy you are able to bring to life are undeniable– both as ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month for May 2018!

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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! Yesenia D. has been in care with Dr. Katie since March 2018 Why I came to New Day:   I was on Facebook and went into Donny Epstein-Raving Fans (Facebook group). I saw a member of the Facebook group mention they were getting care with Dr. Katie, and that she was in Chicago. Now that I look back it was divine guidance because I was not sure what type of chiropractic care it was but I had a strong impulse to come in.   My chiropractic results: I initially started Network Care by an instinct I had and by ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month for April 2018!

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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! Lindsay H. has been under care with Dr. Katie since January 2016 Why I came to New Day:   I heard about New Day and Network Care from my friend and collaborator, Carrie Drapac, who is my co-creatrix at Acts of Ritual. Carrie gave me an overview on the practice, and it was the information that related to the nervous system that attracted me at the time. I was at the beginning stages of going in a layer deeper in my healing at that time. I had been in many healing practices but I was coming more into my ... ...Read More...
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