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You’re allowed to have a bad day (and so am I!)

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You’re allowed to have a bad day! (and so am I!) Good morning, bright New Day community! Long term relationships require dedication, commitment, and understanding.  We all know this.  We all take this for granted when it comes to our relationships with family, friends, and significant others.  We may even realize that these same ways of being are optimal for our relationship with our boss, employees, or coworkers. It might be more rare that we consider that the same is true for other long term relationships.  Even the ones we might think of as less necessary to our day-to-day wellbeing. When we screw up in relationships or the other person does, especially these relationships that don’t involve family or a significant other, it can seem a lot easier to leave than to stay and work things out. I was recently confronted by this choice involving the place where I buy cat ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month for June, 2017!

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Congratulations to Kelly S, our June 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! Kelly S. has been with New Day since June, 2016 Why I came to New Day:   I heard about Network Spinal Analysis from my twin sister who lives on the west coast where this care is more common. After a minor car accident, I took the opportunity to come see what it was all about. The care made very short work of muscle tension related to the accident and then after that, I was hooked. I decided to bring my infant son to Dr. Katie after he was treated for multiple ear infections. Chiropractic care made medical sense ... ...Read More...

Bon voyage! Best of luck!

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Bon voyage! Best of luck! New Day Practice Members lighting up the world wherever they go Good afternoon, New Day! Something that I didn’t think much about when I opened New Day 4 years ago is that part of my job would sometimes be saying “goodbye.” This may seem strange that this came as surprising to me, coming from someone for whom changing jobs, changing schools, changing careers, moving away, “starting over,” and saying goodbye had been a normal part of life since childhood.  In fact, when I was a kid I used to complain that it always seemed like we were moving just when I was finally becoming one of the cool kids at my school! The most permanent-feeling thing I have ever had in my life actually isn’t a home, a location, or even a person.  In a lot of ways it’s Network Care!  When I started receiving ... ...Read More...

This summer, play a little!

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Happy weekend, Essential Oils Enthusiasts 🙂 You know the saying.  “All work and no play makes _____ a very dull boy!” These days, thanks to many of us having the ability to do work from everywhere at any time, it can be easy to be all about the work. It can be even easier to be all work and no play for those of us who built pretty strong identities around being serious, hardworking people.  I’m sure there are a lot of us (and especially here in the Midwest).  Like any identity, it starts out as helpful but can be limiting. Take me, for example. I always had this idea about myself that there was something inherently serious and hardworking about me. Starting as a very young child, I compared myself to my little brother (only 1 year younger than me!) and I concluded that I was serious, mature, and generally devoid of silly, ... ...Read More...

Why “adjustment”? Your questions– answered!

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Why do you call it an “adjustment”? Your questions, answered! Good evening, New Day!  I hope you had an amazing weekend and enjoyed the beautiful Chicago weather 🙂 How often do I get to say that? 😉 Today I want to address a common question about chiropractic (most of my blogs address questions from you about your care, so keep them coming!)  Like so many questions about chiropractic and Network Care, this is one I can DEFINITELY relate to having had. Why do they call it an “adjustment”? Truthfully, this was something that always rubbed me the wrong way about chiropractic, both when I was first starting in care (circa 2001), and more and more so over the coming years. When I first heard “adjustment,” I pictured the bones of my spine being pushed back to where they were “supposed” to be.  I heard “my body is being bad, making mistakes, ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month for May 2017

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! Joseph G. has been in care with Dr. Katie since January 2014! Why I came to New Day:   A serious auto accident on top of multiple other traumas and injuries had left my body most discombobulated and pain ridden.  I’ve been to at least 30 different body workers and healers over the years trying to put it all back together, but in the end, Network Chiropractic and Dr. Katie has been the steady treatment that has left me feeling whole and happy in my body most of the time.  I had been to other network providers, but Dr. K is the one that really helped get me there.  She works at a very integrative ... ...Read More...

Renovation Progress Update! PLUS More Changes at New Day 🙂

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Renovation Progress Update! PLUS More Changes at New Day 🙂 Good morning, New Day!  Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you a progress report on the renovation of the kitchen area at New Day, and let you know about a couple of other exciting changes that are near. As you may remember from a recent blog, or have otherwise learned since then, on April 7th a plumber cut into a pipe inside the ceiling of our office, destroying the cabinets and floor of the kitchen area. Even though at many times I’ve been able to see the big picture and keep my spirits up about the reorganization that was thrust upon us, the whole situation has been quite stressful and taxing on me on a day to day basis.  At times, it’s really interfered with my ability to be ... ...Read More...

Your Secret Ingredient for Success

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Your Secret Ingredient for Success Valor is BAAAAACK! Good evening, friends in oiling 🙂 If you’re receiving this email, it is because you are an essential oil enthusiast and are part of the New Day community.  I love it when I get the chance to connect with you about things oils related. What’s your secret ingredient for success?  Is it a ritual?  A mind-set?  A quality you bring to the table?  An essential oil?  All of the above?! I am reaching out to notify you, urge you, and implore you, to get your hands on Young Living’s Valor Essential Oil Blend while it lasts.  Valor is one of Young Livings most original and classic blends that does exactly what you would expect; it enhances your innate valor and bravery. Much like many of the classic Young Living blends (such as Peace & Calming), Valor periodically goes out of stock because ... ...Read More...

Left side, right side. Good side, bad side? What’s wrong with me, anyway?

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Left side, right side. Good side, bad side? What’s wrong with me, anyway? Brightness and light to you, New Day!  Thanks for opening 🙂 Left side, right side.  Good side, bad side?  Sounds like a Dr. Seuss verse, right? I want to discuss a topic I get asked about often, both as practice members are new starting care, as well as at all different points along the journey that is choosing chiropractic care as a lifetime, wellness supporting routine. “My left side is always the problem!” “IT’S my right shoulder!” “But I thought my left leg is short and the problems are on the left!” “It’s ALWAYS my right ankle.” “Normally my right side is my bad side, but now it’s my left?!  What’s wrong with me now?!” Any of these ever sound like you?  Do you ever feel like you can’t rest until you figure out the answers to ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month for April 2017!

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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! Casey H. has been in care with Dr. Katie since August 2016! We honor you this month and thank you for being part of our New Day community! *** Why I came to New Day:   My friend, Kelly N. invited me to a New Day Community Dinner and I was her guest. Surprisingly, Amber was there also (we had just met at a social gathering a few weeks before), and she had briefly explained a little bit about the holistic chiropractic office where she worked. At the Community Dinner I was offered a free new patient appointment, and I decided I would give it a try.   My chiropractic results: I’ve been in care ... ...Read More...

Sometimes we choose reorganization. . .

. . . And sometimes it’s thrust upon us! New Day Plumbing Mishap as Fuel for Reorganization Good evening, New Day! It’s been quite an exciting past few days. As those of you who came in for care on Saturday will already know, reorganization was thrust upon the New Day office this past Friday morning. It all began Friday morning when I needed to come in to the office to allow a plumber to cut into the ceiling in the adjusting room.  This needed to happen to address a plumbing problem in the unit upstairs. I won’t lie– I definitely was not thrilled about any of this.  Not the coming in on my day off (“for something that has nothing to do with me!”), not that Diane and Amber had to move adjusting tables, artwork, and the like, to make way for drywall that would be falling.  Not that I needed to ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month – March 2017

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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! Jessica L has been in care with Dr. Katie since December 2016 Why I came to New Day:   I had received Network Care while in graduate school in Massachusetts and loved it! When I began there I had never received regular chiropractic care – but I realize that this type of chiropractic integrated more than just adjusting my spine. That practice brought in elements of reiki, chiropractic, and breath work. It was easy for me to connect this type of care with my meditation and yoga practice – two very important self-care practices for myself. When I moved ... ...Read More...

Trust Issues?

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Trust Issues? As New Day turns 4, we thank you for trusting us Good day to you, New Day! New Day is almost 4 years old!!  Can you believe it?? Thinking back on the 4 years I’ve had in practice, one of the many things I feel is gratitude for the TRUST you have placed in us.  It’s not always easy.  According to a recent article in Psychology Today, “It’s become more and more difficult to remain vulnerable, trusting, and open to life in this era of uncertainty, global upheaval, divorce, and disrupted family life.” They also report that, “A number of psychologists recently reported that, over the past 10 years, there has been an unprecedented rise in trust issues among couples who seek counseling.” When I consider what it is to trust in the world today, it amazes me to think that 4 years ago when some of you met a ... ...Read More...

Create your own “Roseto Effect” for better health!

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Create your own “Roseto Effect” for Better Health Good morning, New Day! Remember when you were a teenager in biology class learning about DNA, RNA, and genetics?  It was so fascinating to imagine that our bodies had an ancient, pre-programmed destiny.  And even as we learned that most genetic expressions didn’t have such a cut-and-dried mechanism as, say, eye color, the experience left us with some perception that our genes are something we couldn’t escape. In recent years it has become more and more clear that our genes do not determine our destinies.  This is particularly the case in matters of health and disease.  In fact, even for diseases that used to be considered 100 percent inherited, it is now become clear that gene expression depends on mitigating factors such as what we eat, how we take care of ourselves, and our environment.  For a cancer gene to express, the ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month – February 2017

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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! Loretta M. has been in care with Dr. Katie since October 2014 Why I came to New Day:   My path to New Day began when I met Dr. Katie three years ago. Using the personal touch that we’re all familiar with, she paid the staff of my former job a visit and invited us to her office for a free assessment. She is a woman of patience, because it took me months to “make time” for my own self care. Dr. Katie has a lot of faith in me, and understands my process as I adjust to making ... ...Read More...

We are BACK!!

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Great day to you, New Day! We are back in Chicago today after being being away since last Friday. And we are SO HAPPY to be back!!  Not that we didn’t have a wonderful time. In fact, it was incredible! It was actually how Amber chose to spend her birthday weekend 🙂 The amazingness that is the Transformational Gate actually has us more excited to be back in our lives than we’ve ever been. I would imagine this is the case for everyone who attends this life-changing program that immerses you in the experience Network Care and Somato Respiratory Integration (SRI). The experience of Network Spinal Analysis and SRI is so awesome not because it’s so special, different, or extreme.  It’s awesome BECAUSE it’s not about the care (it never really is anyway). It’s about your life and thriving the way you need to so that you can be a real contribution to the planet ... ...Read More...

Can Patchouli be your friend? (yes, yes it can!)

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Good evening, New Day essential oil enthusiasts! I am writing to make sure that you know that Peace & Calming, which has been out of stock for about 1 year due to the difficulty of obtaining one of it’s ingredients, is back in stock for a limited time only. Peace & Calming is a Young Living classic– one of the original blends that is part of what made Young Living famous and popularized essential oils in the first place.  It is available now, with a limit of 1 per customer per month.  Buy it now, before it’s gone again! The price is $34.75 (member price) for 5 mL.  Click here to order from Young Living now, by signing in with your member or customer account, or creating one! Scroll down to learn more about Peace & Calming! Peace & Calming has a delicious, grounding, and fun fragrance. It contains Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month for January 2017

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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! Why I came to New Day:   I first learned about New Day when another practice member invited me to a networking event.  I decided I should attend as I thought it would be great way to possibly meet new clients for my residential real estate business.  I enjoyed my time with New Day practice members and non-members, too. That night I made a donation to a charity in exchange for a “free” intake exam and session.  I didn’t know what to expect, but thought I could definitely try it. I had never been to a chiropractor before and ... ...Read More...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, AMBER!

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On your 1 year anniversary at New Day. . . We can’t thank you enough, Amber, for all you do!! Good morning, New Day community! Whether you are still relatively new to New Day, while others of you have been a practice member for years, you have no doubt encountered our rock star of an office manager, Amber, at some point along the way. This week marks the 1 year anniversary of the beginning of Amber’s journey at New Day.  Back when I met Amber, it seemed like she could just be yet another ho hum Craigslist applicant.  Yet something stood out about her even when all I had to go on was a resume and letter of intent.  Despite having seemingly little to no training or familiarity with chiropractic, alternative health, or working in a healing setting such as New Day, it quickly became clear that she was the one for the job. And what ... ...Read More...

New, exciting ways to get healthy in the new year!

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Happy 2017, New Day!!! What a difference a day makes, right? It’s all about perspective, right?  December 31st and January 1st are only a day apart.  Objectively speaking, the differences between them are miniscule.  But what we make that difference mean, and what that new day brings to our perception and focus is enormous! Every moment of every day you’re becoming a new you.  You have cells that are dying and new cells  that are being created. If we’re getting chiropractic care and the brain and the body are properly connected through the spine and the nerves, those new cells being created are the best they can possibly be.  With Network Care, the new you that you are becoming is always changing and evolving according to your highest potential. Every time your spine gets an adjustment it needs, you have the best chance for health in your life, because every ... ...Read More...