Author Archives: Lauren

True Friends

On Sunday afternoon while my kids nap, I take a few moments to look at my week ahead.  I already know I’m going to be grateful to get to Friday- and it’s still Sunday afternoon.  In fact, I can get … Continue reading

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The Storm

Every Monday morning, I find myself in a countdown to the weekend- the Monday through Friday rat race that we find ourselves locked into.  No matter how many obstacles the week may hold, we tell ourselves to “Push through” to … Continue reading

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The Business of Medicine

I believe moderation is the key to a healthy, well-balanced life.  Though medicine is a field that touts moderation for our patients, it paradoxically demands excessivity from our physicians- leading to depression, poor work-life balance, frustration, suicide, and burnout. The … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of a Child

As a child, I frequently thought that I was an absolutely unremarkable person.  I am a middle child in my original family, which means that I was not necessarily remarkable in my birth order or in my point of view … Continue reading

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Authenticity

Somewhere along the way, I lost myself.  I felt that I needed to change so that I could “fit in” with the culture of medicine.  On my first day of residency, I showed up in pink heels, a skirt, and … Continue reading

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Blackwell Beauty

I love the spa.  I really, really love the spa. There is something magical about the relaxing music, hot tea, snacks, magazines, and (of course) the Piece de Resistance: mani/pedi, massage, scrub! When I was pregnant, I looked for creams … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Silence

After the tragedy in Florida, I see + hear a lot of other words: soapboxes, dialogue, love, hate, anger, bullying, acceptance, and rejection.  I see people not necessarily speaking to each other, so much as writing strongly worded diatribe on … Continue reading

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Whiskey-Mint Cough Syrup

This cold/flu season is rough, for sure. We all have colds at my house right now, but back at Christmastime, my mom made some DIY cough syrup that not only tastes good, but it also uses up all those leftover … Continue reading

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Seeds and Weeds

When my grandma passed away, I created seed packets with Forget-Me-Not seeds inside, for anyone and everyone to plant in her honor.  She loved flowers, and I believe she would have loved the physical and metaphorical overlays between planting new … Continue reading

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If at first…

Update: The Blackwell Boutique is open, for anyone who may be curious! The weekend was as busy as the week, so sorry for the late post!  My Christmas tree is still up, too, if it’s any consolation.  It is almost … Continue reading

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