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 . . .
My family has been going to Hilton Head since I was very little and it is a place I've come to love very much. The island has changed a lot in that time -- it's much more built up now -- but it still has the same low country, laid back beach vibe. It is a great place to visit as a solo (like I just did!), as couple, with friends (like I did for spring break!), or definitely with your family. Hilton Head is divided into "plantations" which are basically like huge neighborhoods. When I was . . .
YOU GUYS. Yesterday just turned into the longest day ever!! My 12 hour car trip turned into nearly 16 hours due to accident traffic outside Nashville and then a flat tire somewhere at the border of Tennessee and Kentucky!! I was so so lucky that I was already getting off to get gas when it happened, and also that a really nice man at the gas station offered to help me fix it. It would have taken me way longer to do it on my own! It's not ideal to drive that far on a spare, but I didn't . . .
I now get about as many emails asking about my post bac pre-med program as I do about eating disorder recovery. I guess lots of people are looking into career changes, and I'm so thrilled to provide some advice and share my experience. However, most people tend to ask similar questions I thought it would be helpful and time-saving to compile all those question into one post. Before I get into the questions, here are a few posts I wrote back when I was going through the process: Video with . . .