Time for another round of screen shots! These are things I save on my phone and make me smile as I flip through pictures every once in a while. Previous screen shot posts: Last April --- January --- March. Sent this to friends during some rough coffee-fueled Neurology weeks... <3 one day I think I'm a little like this... ALL the time! Brittany sent me this!! I died:) YES. Which is your fav? . . .
Fun Fact: St. Louis' Forest Park was recently named the best city park in USA Todays' Reader's Choice poll. I totally agree -- it's huge (1,371 acres), full of FREE attractions like the zoo, Art Museum, History Museum and more. It also has an outdoor theatre, running and biking trails, tennis courts, golf course, greenhouse, skating rink, and tons of winding lagoons and lakes. It's one of my favorite spots in the city! I spent a few hours walking around with a friend on this beautiful . . .
I don't even know where to start. These past couple of months, but these past two weeks especially, have been some of the toughest yet. I've been struggling to take care of someone in my life. He was struggling, and it went from stressful to try to help him, then more than I could handle, then very over the top and scary for me. I am someone that likes to fix things and make people happy, but this was a situation where I had to bow out and recognize that I shouldn't be involved anymore. I am . . .
Yesterday we had our lecture on eating disorders. So far I've found my Behavioral Health class very interesting. Since mental health is something I struggle with (I have an anxiety disorder) learning about it from a clinical perspective is really fascinating. I was especially interested in how eating disorders would be presented, so I made sure to be at class. The lecture was given by a PhD specializing in eating disorders and obesity, and she did a fairly good job. It's so hard to really . . .
You may remember a couple of months ago Pure Barre hosted a private class for SLU Med. Everyone had a blast (especially the guys!!) and they offered us a great deal on their new member special. I had done one-off barre classes with friends, but never consistently. To be honest, I wasn't really a fan of the whole "lights weights, girly workout" type thing -- I was far more a part of the heavy weights and functional movement camp. But I decided this was my opportunity to see what it could . . .
Neurology was a very cool class. It's crazy how complicated and detailed the brain is. I love knowing how it all works now!! But it also was incredible challenging, so I am very glad it's over. It was the last big hurdle of the year -- we only have a short Behavioral Medicine class left before summer -- and finishing was such a relief. I ended up studying for the final for 9 days straight. I made a study schedule and stuck to it, and while I always would like more time, I felt fairly good . . .
My brother and I planned to take my parents out to brunch for Mother's Day. Instead, my mom emailed us saying she'd rather we have breakfast at home and then clean out the garage. GREAT. What mother wants, mother gets! She is pretty much the best human alive, after all. My ultimate role model -- hardworking and passionate physician, (sometimes too) giving of her time and talents, caring mother of three, badass Bikram yogi, and still has time to be social and silly with her friends. (I . . .
Summer is SO CLOSE. This is my last summer break (how fun that I get to say that again - I thought I'd given up summer breaks long ago!) and I cannot wait for 9 weeks of no studying. Plans have finally come together for both work and play, and it is going to be AMAZING. I somehow workout my ideal situation -- part time research, time to work on my own stuff (aka blog), yoga teacher training, and some travel. Here's the plan: Moving. I'll move in early June into a house with two of my . . .
BHLDN. That's "Beholden" for those of you that are totally unaware like me. It's Anthropologie's wedding line and everything about it just beautiful. Except for the prices. But a girl can dream! My friend got her dress for med prom there (a mauve bridesmaid dress), which led me to checking out the website. Of course I fell in love. Everything is stunning, bride or not! I couldn't resist sharing...someone please get something so I can live vicariously through you. And then let me borrow . . .
Last night we celebrated my dad's birthday at Cielo, an incredible modern Italian restaurant on the roof of the Four Seasons. My dad loves good food, so he always wants to go somewhere nice on his birthday. The rest of us are just lucky we're family -- we always get a fancy dinner out of it! We started out with cocktails oh the deck. I had a delicious bourbon drink -- my year in Kentucky definitely gave me a love for Bourbon, plus it's Derby week! -- and we checked out the views of the . . .