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“Fixed” in 6-8 visits?

“Fixed” in 6-8 visits? It depends on what you mean by “fixed” Good morning, New Day! This week I’ve been thinking about something I heard from another chiropractor a few days ago at a networking meeting here in Chicago. At the part of the meeting when each guest introduces themselves, this doctor told the group that his work “fixes” patients in 6-8 visits. I certainly do not presume to know all about this doctor or his way of practicing, but as you might imagine, I have some opinions about this statement 🙂 It’s not that I don’t think it’s possible to experience real, tangible change in a short amount of time. As I tell clients to prep them for their first adjustment at New Day, although there is no such thing as a one adjustment “magic wand,” it is certainly possible, if not likely, to be aware of a change ... ...Read More...

“I should be past this!”

“I should be past this!” Do you ever feel frustrated that after all this time “the same problem” keeps coming up? Good afternoon, New Day lovelies! Whether you’ve been in care for your spine and nervous system at New Day for years, or are brand new to the game, it probably won’t surprise you that an experience of being “stuck,” or “still” working on the same issues, can be one of the most dreaded (and important) experiences in our healing. Some of us would rather jump from program to program, doctor to doctor, healer to healer, modality to modality– anything to keep us from pausing to face the fact that some fundamental aspect of our experience remains unchanged. We have a lot of judgements about “stuckness.” “This means this isn’t working” “This means I’m not getting better.” “This means there’s something wrong with me.” “This SHOULDN’T be happening.” Sound familiar?  ... ...Read More...

Ever wonder if and how you’re undoing your adjustments between visits?

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Ever wonder if and how you’re undoing your adjustments between visits? Getting the most out of Network Spinal Good afternoon, shiny New Day 🙂 I see it over and over again.  You’re new in the practice.  Starting care.  And you’re super motivated to have Network Spinal be THE THING that makes a difference for you right now. Therefore you come to all your adjustments.  You watch the video I send you.  You read the newsletters.  You come to the workshops. And you have a lot of questions for me.  “What should I be doing or NOT doing to get the most out of my care?” Later on, after you are confident that the care process is indeed helping you, you may become a bit more blase.  This is when we might think we have it all figured out. That workshop?  “Haven’t I been to that one already?”  Or, “I’ll have ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month for April of 2019!

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Introducing our Practice Member of the Month for April of 2019! 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 a part of our New Day community! Lucy W. has been in care with Dr. Katie since December 2018 -Practice Member of the Month- April 2019 Why I came to New Day:   I had been in traditional chiropractic care for 5 years in San Jose, CA.  I had some good results, so I wanted to continue on my path. Dr. Katie was recommended to me by Rev. Mark Anthony Lord.  My brother in law had also been to a healing seminar at her office and he was very impressed with the seminar, and ... ...Read More...

You have the ability to heal yourself in just minutes

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You have the ability to heal yourself in just minutes But it does take practice! Good morning, New Day! If you’re anything like me, you might have read the subject line of this email and felt an initial sense of curiosity and interest. But then you read “But it takes practice” and thought “UGH! There’s the catch!” Maybe this has always been the case for humans, or maybe it’s just more the case now in our zero-attention span society, but I notice a tendency within us to think that for something to “work” it should “work” IMMEDIATELY.  If not, we’ve already lost interest and moved on to our next thing. We become, as I call them, “healing hoppers.” The moment we aren’t having a completely effortless experience that meets our need for certainty, we suddenly decide we must need some new treatment, approach, or practitioner. What’s missing in all of ... ...Read More...

Win a $100 gift certificate!

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Win a $100 gift certificate! Just for showing up and spreading your sunshine! Good morning, shiny, happy people! 6 years ago when I moved to our beautiful Lincoln Square Chicago (or Ravenswood or Northcenter depending on who you ask) and I was preparing for my grand opening celebration at New Day, I hit the streets to get the word out. When I look back now, I am shocked and a bit embarassed at my naivete that bordered presumptuousness.  For example, I would show up at a local business and start talking to the people who worked there about how I was opening a new chiropractic office in the neighborhood. Many greeted me warmly.  Others regarded me with a fairly dismissive air.  And who can blame them?  Businesses come and go.  And chiropractic is something the public generally has a neutral to slightly negative connotation for.  Why should they have cared? ... ...Read More...

We should have more fun

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We should have more fun! I’m back! Good morning, New Day! I’m back!  After a week of vacationing in Aruba, which of the following do you think I am?  A) Happy and grateful B) A bit exhausted from travel C) LESS tan than when I left OR D) All of the above? D (All of the above) is the right answer (I’ll explain about the tan if you ask me when I see you this week) 😉 Aruba is so beautiful!  Every day is partly sunny and 80 degrees.  And most of what you do is lay around on the deck of the hotel near the pool.  There were some other adventures too, involving nature, ATVs, paddleboard yoga, a party bus, and the beach.  And the restaurants are amazing!  I ate soooo much. When I saw this photo as an ad in the Aruba airport, there was no question that ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month for March 2019!

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Introducing our Practice Member of the Month for March 2019! March 2019 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 both a part of our outstanding New Day team and our amazing New Day community. Eyad S. has been in care with Dr. Katie since April 2018 Why I came to New Day: I had a friend who had severe back pain and he was in this form of care that had “totally changed everything for him”– so he told me about Dr. Katie’s office and her work. In some ways it didn’t make sense to me that Network Spinal would work. On the other hand, my trainer in college educated me as ... ...Read More...

Reminder about upcoming closures; I’m going on vacation, y’all!

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Reminder about upcoming closures I’m going on vacation, y’all! Great morning, practice members and New Day community! I wanted to take a moment to remind you about some upcoming closures and days that Dr. Virginia will be covering the practice. We have had so much going on at New Day lately– we’ve literally been bursting with energy and aliveness. In addition to having had one of the most packed SRI with Essential Oils workshops we’ve ever had (we’re going to need to start having these workshops more often!), we have our Bright Souls Gathering this Wednesday night and BEMER Day on Thursday from 10AM-1PM. And as some of you know, this flurry of activity is being capped off for me by a vacation– I’m going to Aruba for a week, starting THIS Friday!! I’ve never been on a tropical vacation like this, and so I am SUPER excited. I have ... ...Read More...

Workshops and events. . . why bother?

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Workshops and Events. . .  Why bother?? Good morning, bright ones! As you know from reading my emails over the years, workshops and events have always been a big part of the experience at New Day.  You can always count on some event announcements in every newsletter we send! 😉 But seriously, why?  Why bother having all these events? Over the almost 6 years since opening New Day I have, on numerous occasions, received this feedback from casual observers of the practice: “I see that you offer a lot of workshops and events for your clients.  That’s nice of you!  But how do you have time for all of that?” Honestly, our workshops and events are my favorite part of having a practice.  But it’s not because I’m SO nice, and just love giving so much of myself and my time.  Nor is it because I just love the sound ... ...Read More...

Thank you and we wish you the best, Amber!

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Thank you and we wish you the best, Amber! Opening up to new possibilities Happy Monday morning to you, New Day. I believe I have blogged before about some of the how and the why as to how I came to name my practice New Day.  I have some ideas about this, but otherwise it was a bit mysterious to me, at the time, why I was choosing this name. I even recently wondered if I chose the name New Day due to the subconscious impact of having loved the book and movie “Anne of Green Gables” when I was a kid. After all, “Today is a new day– with no mistakes in it!” is one of the ever-adventurous Anne’s signature taglines. But the name New Day isn’t meant to evoke the idea that we have to move away from or get rid of the past or the mistakes in ... ...Read More...

Priceless tool for becoming present– to use at New Day and beyond!

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Priceless tool for becoming present– to use at New Day and beyond! Do you know your “triad”? Good morning, New Day!  Hope you can warm up this day a little bit from where you are! At our recent Bright Souls Gathering– a regularly held gathering for leaders in the New Day community– we had an energy-rich discussion about “How to prepare for your care.”  (And you can read my complete recap if you missed it here) We discussed this topic from several different angles, with some experiencing in SRI to help us as well.  One of the topics that was most interesting to our practice member Bright Souls is the idea of the Triad. Donny Epstein, creator of Network Spinal and SRI, is known for creating a number of concepts around the care to help both the practitioner and the practice member direct their focus for a more powerful healing ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month for January 2019!

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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 both a part of our outstanding New Day team and our amazing New Day community!   Ieva Z. has been in care with Dr. Katie since August 2018 *** Why I came to New Day: I spotted Dr. Katie on the way to Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within (in Chicago), doing some strange adjustments to a man laying on a massage table in the middle of a parking lot. I couldn’t help but be intrigued!! We exchanged information and a couple weeks later or so, there I was in her office, deeply knowing that, what I have been manifesting during my Tony Robbins experience ... ...Read More...

I was in a rut

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I was in a rut Do you ever find yourself in a rut with healthy living (or anything else)? Good morning, beautiful people!  I hope your new year is continuing to be filled with energy and aliveness 🙂 Anyone who knows me knows that I love essential oils.  You’ve seen the tray of oils on my dresser in the adjusting room, most likely.  And you should see my mantle at home (full of oils!). I even got made fun of (in a fun-loving way) by a New Day practice member for busting out and passing around some essential oils at the start of a concert we attended together as a Bright Souls Gathering. But recently it came to my attention that I had lost the spark in my relationship with essential oils!  I was in a rut. Not to worry, though, I got my groove back.  Like in any relationship ... ...Read More...

You are not a turkey

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You are not a turkey! Nor are you a ham 🙂 Good morning to you, New Day– Chicago and beyond!  I hope you are settling in to the first normal(ish) week since the holidays.  For my part, as some of you know, I am 9 days into a dietary cleanse AND beginning DAY 4 of no caffeine.  Wheeeee! Now, to the topic at hand. You might think that my telling you that you’re not a turkey or a ham is some kind of foolish joke.  Bear with me though, I have something important to share with you about these points. There are a lot of things that a person could say to describe chiropractic care and what makes it different from a medical approach.  The same is true for other alternative forms of care out there (including BEMER and essential oils as well) and what makes them different from medicine ... ...Read More...

Why you SHOULD wait to get your adjustment

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Why you SHOULD wait to get your adjustment This might be the opposite of what you think Happy New Day of the New Year to you! Can you believe it?  2019 already.  Someone told me the other day that the year 2040 is actually now closer to us than the year 1994 (the year that brought us Warren G’s “Regulate; G Funk Era” among other things).  Scary, right?  Time really, REALLY, flies. It’s that time of year.  That time when we think about time.  And we set priorities. It’s also the time when it is the busiest in our office.  You may have noticed this already, starting with the days right around our holiday closures.  New Day has been bursting with energy and aliveness! But we recognize that sometimes it might feel annoying, inconvenient, and even frustrating– the idea that we might have to wait.  A delay that “shouldn’t be ... ...Read More...

Introducing our Practice Member of the Month for December 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 both a part of our outstanding New Day team and our amazing New Day community! Diane P. has been in care with Dr. Katie since June 2016 Why I came to New Day:   After being out of the workforce for 15 years to raise my daughter, I decided it was time to “put my toe back into the water.” I happened upon an advertisement for part-time work on a neighborhood website. Little did I know what walking into the doors of New Day would bring me! It brought me not only a job, but a new beginning. It brought me an extended family and ... ...Read More...

Awake, aware, and alive– is that you?

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Awake, aware, and alive– is that you? What to do when you feel like your adjustments “wear off” Good morning, refreshing New Day! This past Thursday night I met with some of the brightest lights in our New Day community for a conversation around “How to prepare for care”– what you can do to prepare and therefore get the most out of your adjustments. I was surprised (and a little overwhelmed) by the response to a workshop I have never offered; we had 22 practice members in attendance! As takeaways, I want to share 5 ideas that we discussed for you to marinate on.  We had so much interesting discussion on these at the workshop! Takeaways 1) I did NOT stress this at the workshop, but I will do so here.  Network Spinal, as a form of chiropractic, works to help you by impacting your spine and nervous system in a ... ...Read More...

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 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...
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