Silent Killers

Silent Killers

There are many diseases that I would consider to be “silent killers”…mainly because we simply cannot detect them early enough to treat them effectively. That’s why it is very important to be aware of risks and symptoms–so that we can prevent and detect early as much as possible. Now, while ninjas and mimes may not […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

One Year Ago…

One Year Ago…

One year ago, at about this time actually, I was on hands and knees with my first real contractions, yelling at my frantic husband who was running around in his rather comical boxers asking me what to do. “Before you do anything I need for you to put on some clothes so I can take […]

To Be Known

To Be Known

“Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I […]

Finals Start in 9 Hours…

Finals Start in 9 Hours…

And I had to perform my first rectal exam today. What an interesting start to finals week. (No worries, I’m not spending a lot of time blogging right now- though it would be a very nice distraction…) I don’t remember where this is from, so don’t give me credit for such awesomeness. Haha apparently I […]