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Product Review- R & F

I wanted R & F to work for my skin. I wanted to have smooth, beautiful, wrinkle free skin; I wanted to look like the last several years of no sleep, high stress, and lack of self-care never happened. I … Continue reading

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Color Outside the Lines

In the healthcare field, there are many unspoken expectations. We are often expected to look, act, or be a certain way, or do certain things. Falling outside of the patients’ typical expectations can have serious consequences; particularly since healthcare is … Continue reading

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Side Hustles

Nothing replenishes a tired soul like art! I’ve been getting caught up on some baking crafts lately- things I’ve had earmarked to do for well over a year. I was always able to find an excuse not to do the … Continue reading

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Breaking the Silence

What a week we’ve had. Last weekend, one of the most dear and most cherished people in my life threatened suicide.  This beautiful person had a date, a plan, and a rationalization…everyone’s lives would be better without them (I realize … Continue reading

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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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