I mentioned a little while back that I was having some knee issues, so I thought I'd give you all an update today. Knee Pain At the beginning of July my right knee started to hurt really badly and I couldn't walk without pain. It was significantly swollen and the pain was mostly around the top and inner part of my knee. There wasn't a specific moment when I remember getting the pain, but I did do some extra heavy squats the day before and I'm assuming I tweaked something. I stayed off of it . . .
One of the most common questions I get about going to med school after a post bacc premed program is, "Was it hard?" My answer is yes and no. The post bacc years are very much like college, but you definitely work really hard because your grades matter a lot for your medical school application. Hopefully you'll be really excited about the coursework because you're excited to get into the sciences. It can be hard to adjust to a student lifestyle again after whatever previous career you . . .
Hi everyone! Long time no talk. I had a test this week, and yoga teacher training all last weekend meant time was at a premium. But I'm back, and ready to talk about Fall Clothes! A lot of the fall new arrivals came out last week, which means I spent too much time browsing and creating shopping bags that I'll never actually purchase. But it's nice to make wish lists and watch for sales, right? Right now I've got clinic clothes on my mind, since that's in my very near future. That means work . . .
Happy Happy Friday! How was your week? Mine was a whirlwind. I was way over-scheduled this week (note to self: stop doing that!) and felt myself wishing I had more time to sit down and study. But it was a good one, nonetheless. This weekend is my second to last yoga teacher training weekend. It's not the best time, considering I have a ton of work to do for a test next week, but I knew going into it that it would be a little rough for the two final weekends I have while I'm in school. I'll . . .
I taught my very first yoga class at my studio last week, and it was one of our Friday "Community Classes." These classes are donation based and all the money goes to charity. We also have a little bit more fun with them, so music is a YES! I had so much fun coming up with a good playlist. I'm not a huge music person (I tend to like old music more than new stuff and don't really seek it out) but I got a Spotify account so I could find a bunch of stuff and make good playlists for my future . . .
Becoming a physician is a long and confusing process! I have answered a lot of questions about the process since starting medical school, so I thought some readers may have questions too. I hope this is helpful for those interested in becoming a physician or just curious about the how it all works. There are many steps to becoming a licensed, practicing physician and it's unlike any other profession. From premedical coursework, to all of the classes and clerkships in medical school, to . . .
Happy Friday!! This week flew by with the busyness of starting classes again. It's been a bit overwhelming, but exciting at the same time. Crazy to think how different my life felt just a week ago! Here are this week's Friday Favorites! Drip coffee. Moving in with my roommates means we have multiple coffee making options now. Between the three of us we have a Nespresso machine, a Keurig, and a regular coffee maker. In effort to save money I bought a huge bag of coffee from Sams Club . . .
My last summer break is officially over. Yesterday I started classes again. *weeps* I have such mixed feelings. In one sense, it's so excited to reunite with my class and move closer to the goal, but on the other hand, second year is really stressful. We take a full course load, start a little bit of clinical work, and have step one of our boards exams looming over our heads. We take step one in April, but some people have already been studying for months. Your score on this test really . . .
Let's recap: In the summer of 2014 I started to get really bad digestive issues. I was bloating like crazy (like seriously, to a bizarre 5-months-pregnant level), having pain, gas, and all kinds of other uncomfortable and embarrassing stuff. I eliminated dairy to see if that helped, and it did but only to a minor extent. I finally I made an appointment with a GI doctor after talking to friends that also have digestive issues and doing some of my own research. I saw the doctor in August and . . .
These yoga teacher training weekends are becoming more and more exhausting. At the beginning of the summer we spent a lot of time talking. We talked about the history of yoga, foundations and principles of Baptiste yoga, the power of language, empowerment tools, and a lot of personal growth topics. We're pretty much done with the talking portion now, save for some check-ins and debriefing, and instead we are doing. Now instead of getting to sit and rest after 2.5 hours of yoga classes on . . .