How I learned to turn insecurity into courage. (It’s super easy)

I hate making friends.  Having friends is one of the biggest perks of being a human, but making them is the worst.  A real friend knows you.  All the good things and all the bad things.  Obviously.  And that’s fine.  Great, even.  I wish everyone knew me, knew everything.  But that would mean I have … More How I learned to turn insecurity into courage. (It’s super easy)

I’ve reached my academic limit, and it has nothing to do with my brain.

I dropped out of my master’s degree program at NCNM after my first year.  I’m still in pursuit of my doctorate in naturopathic medicine, but frankly, I’ve been seriously considering dropping out of that program as well. There would be many legitimate reasons for quitting:  It’s too difficult, I can’t keep my grades up, I’m … More I’ve reached my academic limit, and it has nothing to do with my brain.

What is a naturopathic doctor? Part 1

I’ve been asking people about their views on naturopathic medicine and the overwhelming response is, “I don’t know what that is.”  I’ve been looking for a good reference that defines naturopathic medicine in an easy to understand article but I haven’t found one.  All of the explanations I’ve found are, in my girlfriend’s words, “a … More What is a naturopathic doctor? Part 1

Why I’m panicking about naturopathic medical school.

6 years ago I decided to be a naturopathic doctor (ND).  I wanted to study at NCNM in Portland.  I got an undergraduate degree.  I applied to NCNM.  I interviewed.  I got accepted.  Signed my letter of intent.  Sent them a tuition deposit.  Filled out my background check.  I found cheap plane tickets to Portland.  … More Why I’m panicking about naturopathic medical school.