My Faith: Returning to church, despite my doubts

My Faith: Returning to church, despite my doubts

Very well-written…and I imagine that at some point or another, everyone has been somewhere in the journey that she describes.

24 Hours a Day

24 Hours a Day

“…millions like ya are livin’ in a kid’s world, playin’ games, touchdowns, no worries, no responsibilities. Life ain’t no damn football game. Life ain’t just a bunch of high spots. You’re a thirty-year-old kid. Soon you’ll be a fifty-year-old kid, pretendin’ you’re hearin’ cheers when there ain’t any. Dreamin’ and drinkin’ your life away. Heroes […]

What Really Causes Heart Disease

What Really Causes Heart Disease

We had a professor this past year that went on rants…many, many rants….in a style similar to this… One such rant I remember being about how the problem with our eating habits as a country isn’t due to fat intake- but it is “a result of those sugar cereals replacing bacon and eggs for breakfast”. […]

Lessons from the Zoo

Lessons from the Zoo

…because I think about everything… Ha! We went to the zoo for Mother’s Day, mainly because Little Bit has been rather obsessed with monkeys lately. “Oh-Ah-Ah-Oh” is the sound she makes when she sees one or if you talk about them. It’s fantastic. She didn’t nap AT ALL (in fact, this is as much rest […]

Mother’s Day 2012

Mother’s Day 2012

I know I’ve already posted this picture…but I feel like it’s the most appropriate representation of what this day is all about. I am so very thankful for the examples that I have in my life of how to be a good wife and mother. My grandmother (far left) has been married to my grandfather […]

It Just Isn’t That Simple

It Just Isn’t That Simple

Remember those days when a box and some sticks were all that you needed to be entertained for hours? When your greatest fear was that you were having spinach for dinner? And answers like this actually got you an A? Man, those were the days. And things were so black and white. Don’t steal. Don’t […]

Life and Death

Life and Death

Very rarely do I ever hear a physician say that they were really glad that they went through the process of becoming one. In fact, 9 times out of 10 I hear the opposite. I hear statements of regret—for not being with family, for a failed marriage, for a squelched life, for a loss of […]

It is Finished.

It is Finished.

It is finished. Year one of medical school is over…along with year one of motherhood. Talk about Bittersweet at its finest. First things first. Cheese sticks and Dr. Pepper from Sonic (because that’s how I roll). Now that I’m sitting on my couch—in a completely quiet house—you would think that I would be running around […]

Snapple

Snapple

Did you ever drink Snapple? What was your favorite flavor? Did you ever get sick of learning the same 3 facts over and over and over on your band trip where you were on a charter bus from Oklahoma to Florida? Or even better for choir to New York?? (Not that I have personal experience […]

23 and 1/2 hours

23 and 1/2 hours

In Bounding Into Health I talked about how important it is that we take care of ourselves. So practically, what does that look like? Being in medical school, I like evidence. Good evidence. I also like to prevent disease as much as possible. So when asked what is the number 1 thing that can not […]