January 5, 2023

When I started a clinical practice (in 2004 😱), I somehow thought almost all of my time would be spent working directly with clients. 

In reality, about half my working time is spent doing direct clinical things, and the rest is admin, finding clients/community service, and troubleshooting. 

This week, I have two big programs that are open for registration (Monday Mentoring & the 2023 Hormone Deep Dive). 

It has been an absolute technical nightmare. So many things have gone wrong. (I wrote about some of them on LinkedIn earlier this week, and even more have piled on since then.) 

It’s easy to get caught up in the stress of buttons that don’t work, emails that go out with a mind of their own, and children who absolutely, 100% will NOT go to sleep when they usually do. 

What I’ve found is that even with technical glitches, progress is made.

People are signing up. Amazing, lovely people who I’m excited to work with. 

I’m learning how to do things better and how to navigate these bumps relatively calmly. I trust that the people who are right for these programs will wind up in them, and that helps a lot. 

The takeaway points here are a) glitches will happen and generally people are very kind and understanding, and b) the goal is to let people know what you are doing. Even if you do that imperfectly, they will still find out, and that’s what you want. Don’t wait to be perfect to start. 



About Camille Freeman, LDN, RH (she/her)

Hi there! I'm a clinical herbalist and licensed nutritionist specializing in fertility and menstrual health. I run the Monday Mentoring community of practice and also offer continuing education programs for highly-trained herbalists and nutritionists (Check out this year's Deep Dive!). I'm also a professor in the Department of Nutrition at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where I teach physiology, pathophysiology, and mindful eating.

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