The time I forgot why it mattered.

This story was originally published at JamesIsTrying. I spent years working towards getting into NCNM’s naturopathic medicine program.  When I got here, I convinced myself that I was prepared in every way.  I’d done all of my pre-reqs.  I was motivated.  I was confident.  I knew that I’d have to put in an absurd amount …

The fruits of my procrastination.

As a student, I can tell you that the key to quality procrastination is rationalization.  I mean, sure, it might seem like spending the weekend before finals working on my Caribbean accent, learning to play a Disney song on guitar and finding a way to rhyme “allelic exclusion” is not beneficial to my education.  But my …

I think it might be the golden age for ND students.

I decided to become a naturopathic doctor towards the end of 2007, shortly after my first experience with naturopathic medicine.  Since then, when I tell people what I’m working towards, they frequently ask questions like, “What on earth is naturopathic medicine?” I’m never frustrated by it.  I’m sure I asked a similar question when I …